My schedule and science-related activities over the next few months.


Spring 2019: USA

     1. Publish articles on how to assess coral health in the absence of pristine reefs; how do we even know what constitutes "healthy"

          anymore? Using datasets from the Living Oceans Foundation research cruises to the Austral and Cook Islands (see recent

manuscript in J Sea Res) and the Solomon Islands (in prep.). 

     2. Further analyze data from 2013 research mission to New Caledonia to uncover light vs. dark effects on coral molecular

          physiology. This will involve an intense proteomics focus.

     3. Analyze data from study seeking to determine the effect of elevated temperatures and pCO2 levels on the reef coral Pocillopora acuta

          with Dr. Hollie Putnam

4. Analyze iTRAQ (proteomic) data from a multi-generational high-temperature study undertaken with Pocillopora acuta by Crystal


May 15th: start date for new, short-term assistant scientist position at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanic and Meteorological Laboratory

(funded by the University of Miami’s “Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies” [CIMAS]). 

2019 field trips: Flower Garden Banks (TX), US Virgin Islands, Florida Keys, Grenadines (high-CO2 vent sites)

2020 field trips: Possible field trip to Nansha Atoll (South China Sea, Taiwan) and/or Puerto Galera (Philippines)

To-be-scheduled fun trips: Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Utah (round 3), Baja-Socorro