Marine systems: A mechanistic understanding of calcification in Puerto Rican coral reefs.
The PRCEN Marine group integrates molecular level physiology, imaging, and field studies of live corals and their endosymbionts to better understand the process of calcification and the impact of anthropogenic factors on coral community dynamics. Our three main objectives include:
Objective 3. Linking symbiont composition and calcification rates to the demography of a susceptible and resilient coral species along a gradient of anthropogenically induced environmental degradation.
Researchers: Joshua Rosenthal (Project leader), Loretta Roberson, Guillermo Yudowsky, Alberto Sabat
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