Over the past four years I have had the amazing opportunity to traverse nearly half the globe with the Living Oceans Foundation (www.livingoceansfoundation.org) as part of their Global Reef Expedition (https://www.livingoceansfoundation.org/global-reef-expedition/). Below I have presented a single iconic image of each of the regions we visited (from French Polynesia to Chagos), though much greater detail can be found elsewhere on the site. My goal is to provide all habitat images, sampled coral images, habitat data, and sampled coral data (genotype, physiology, and molecular biology) on this website, but it will be a work in progress, as the datasets are already huge and are growing by the day. For the time being, a list of all corals sampled can be downloaded here. For a list of all genotyped colonies, including NCBI accession numbers, please click here. For a list of all biological material available to share, please see this document. Project reports for the surveyed regions can be found below.
Meanwhile, my "home base" field site is in Taiwan, which has got to be one of the world's best places to study the environmental physiology of corals given the diverse array of reefs with very different temperature profiles in near proximity of each other.