Toni wins ACRS student presentation award

Sep. 6, 2013 by

Toni’s research on integrating coral life history trait data into species distribution models won a best student presentation award at the Australian Coral Research Society conference in Sydney last week.

Coral Trait Database beta

Aug. 27, 2013 by

The Coral Trait Database is a growing compilation of scleractinian coral life history trait, phylogenetic and biogeographic data. The database was initially a series of spreadsheet tables, but starting in 2013 this data is being transitioned into an online collaborative

Save the trees to save the reefs

Jun. 5, 2013 by

Conservation projects to reverse current deforestation could also benefit coastal coral reef ecosystems. This new finding could potentially extend the impacts of limited conservation resources, as reported in Nature Communications this week. Led by Joseph Maina, the work suggests that

Coral reefs ‘ruled by earthquakes and volcanoes’

May. 23, 2013 by

Titanic forces in the Earth’s crust explain why the abundance and richness of corals varies dramatically across the vast expanse of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, a world-first study from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS)

Means conceal the focus of climate change biology

Feb. 13, 2013 by

Biologists have all read papers or sat through seminars about the biological consequences of climate change and seen a figure like the one here (without the dots). A traditional variance-style test and standard error bars show that a climate change

Making People Care About Climate Change

Jan. 11, 2013 by

Making people care about climate change. Bill Moyers interview with Yale Professor, Anthony Leiserowitz (January 4 2013):

Calcification, Storm Damage and Population Resilience under Climate Change

Oct. 30, 2012 by

In a study published in PLOS ONE, we explore two facets of climate change expected to detrimentally affect reef-building organisms by increasing their mortality rates and decreasing their calcification rates: increased tropical storm intensity and ocean acidification. We find that