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Pattern and process of coral-reef adaptation: Remote sensing, environmental genetics, and a laboratory model system for testing climate-change effects on coral

It is currently impossible to predict the environmental impacts of climate change on reef corals because the ability of corals and symbiotic species (symbionts) is virtually unknown. This research will generate data that will allow researchers to develop a powerful understanding of coral-symbiont responses to environmental change, allowing us to better plan conservation strategies to accommodate such responses. Read more, look at photos and watch videos about related research at oceansciencenow.wordpress.com

Funding Year: 
2006
Region(s): 
Pacific Ocean
Research Areas: 
Climate
Oceans
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