My schedule and science-related activities over the next few months.
June 2-8: Flower Garden Banks (TX)- NOAA trip focused on modeling reef accretion, or lack thereof)
2019 field trips: , US Virgin Islands, Florida Keys, Grenadines (high-CO2 vent sites)
Spring 2019 to-do list (@ NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami, FL, USA)
1. Publish articles on how to assess coral health in the absence of pristine reefs; how do we even know what constitutes "healthy"
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 (namely via proteomics).
3. Analyze data from study seeking to determine the effect of
elevated temperatures and pCO2 levels on the reef coral
4. Analyze iTRAQ (proteomic) data from a multi-generational
high-temperature study undertaken with Pocillopora acuta by
5. Profile the proteomes of corals from the upper and lower
Florida Keys that did and did not acclimate to extreme high
temperatures (33°C) over multi-month timescales.
2020 field trips: Possible field trip to Nansha Atoll (South China Sea, Taiwan) and/or Puerto Galera (Philippines; pending funding)
To-be-scheduled fun trips: Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Utah (round 3), Baja-Socorro