October 2018: Megan Bock, Kelly Pitts, and Morgan Hightshoe travel to Carrie Bow Cay, Belize to investigate the effects of disease and thermal stress on Acropora cervicornis,Acropora palmata, and their hybrid Acropora prolifera.
July 2018: Dr. Nicole Fogarty, Megan Bock, Kelly Pitts, and Morgan Hightshoe head to Carrie Bow Cay, Belize to investigate the effects of ocean acidification and warming on the early life history stages of corals Acropora cervicornis, Acropora palmata, and their hybrid Acropora prolifera.
April 27th, 2018: Megan Bock defended his thesis "Disease Transmission, Tolerance, and Survival of the Caribbean Reef-Building Coral, Acropora cervicornis." Congratulations Megan!
April 27th, 2018: Morgan V. Hightshoe defended his thesis "Identifying disease resistant and thermal tolerant genotypes in the threatened staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis." Well done, Morgan!
April 6th, 2018: Dr. Fogarty gave the Plenary talk at the 10th annual S.T.E.M. Research Symposium at Barry University.
March 30, 2018: Congrats to the REEF lab for their excellent presentations at Benthic Ecology Meeeting. REEFers Megan Bock and Kelly Pitts won best student presentations for their talks, and Hannah Nylander-Asplin and Kory Enneking won the people's choice awards for their presentations- well done!
February 17, 2018: Dr Nicole Fogarty attends the Ocean Acidification Meeting for PIs following Oceans meeting
February 11-16, 2018: Megan Bock and Dr. Nicole Fogarty attend the Ocean Sciences Meeting
On January 26, 2018, Alicia Vollmer defended her thesis "Rare Parthenogenic Reproduction in a Common Reef Coral, Porites astreoides.” Congratulations Alicia!
On January 29th and 30th, 2018, the Oceanographic Center will be hosting the NSU Research Symposium. The following REEF Lab members will be presenting their most recent work:
Morgan Hightshoe- Identifying disease-resistant and thermal-tolerant genotypes in the threatened staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis
Megan Bock- Pathogen transmission techniques and genotypic resistance in the staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis
Kelly Pitts- Early life history response of reef building coral Orbicella faveolata to ocean warming and acidification
Hannah Nylander-Asplin- Investigating population transitions from the threatened parental species, Acropora cervicornis, to it's hybrid, Acropora prolifera, in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Dr. Nicole Fogarty- Will acroporid hybrids dominate shallow coral reefs in the future?
On December 1, 2017, Leah Harper defended her thesis “Variation in Coral Recruitment and Juvenile Distribution Along the Southeast Florida Reef Tract.” Congratulations Leah!
September 2017: REEF Lab member Kelly Pitts collaborates with Dr. Justin Campbell of the Smithsonian Marine Station in order to test the effects of ocean warming and acidification on the early life history stages of Orbicella faveolata at Carrie Bow Cay, Belize.
August 2017: REEF Lab members Kelly Pitts, Megan Bock, Alicia Vollmer, Leah Harper, Morgan Hightshoe, and Dr. Nicole Fogarty head to Carrie Bow Cay to collect gametes from Acropora cervicornis, Acropora palmata and their hybrid Acropora prolifera.
On May 3, 2017, the Coral Restoration Working Group will be hosting it's next webinar in series. To join the network and gain access to valuable webinars, follow instructions here.
May 3, 2017 from 1-4pm - Coral Genetics Research & Restoration. Register here.
April 2016, Dr. Nicole Fogarty gave a public lecture to the NSU Dive-In Lecture Series.
Check back frequently for the latest announcements on training, speakers, and workshops!
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