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

2019

2019 field trips: Florida Keys (ongoing), St. Vincent and 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"

         anymore? Using datasets from the Living Oceans Foundation research cruises to New Caledonia (see first article here.) and the

Solomon Islands (in prep.). 

Happy (or just creepy)? This was NOT Photoshopped!

Happy (or just creepy)? This was NOT Photoshopped!

     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

Pocillopora acuta with Dr. Hollie Putnam

4. Analyze iTRAQ (proteomic) data from a multi-generational

high-temperature study undertaken with Pocillopora acuta by

Crystal McRae.

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.

Experiment led by Drs. Catalina Aguilar and Derek Manzello of NOAA’s (AOML) Coral Health and Monitoring Program.

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, Bahamas, Paraguay, Utah (round 3), Baja-Socorro