Excellent presentation from one of our collegues in Coral Research in Hawaii.
Our Coral Connection | Andrea Grottoli | TEDxOhioStateUniversity
The health ampills.com of coral reefs affects the people and economies of one-third of the world’s population. With excessive warming of the world’s oceans, corals are being bleached causing damage to marine ecosystems and down-stream affecting humans. If no action is taken, 60 percent of the world’s coral reefs could be lost by the end of the century.
Andrea Grottoli is a Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and the Head of the Division of Climate, Water and the Environment at the Ohio State University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the classroom, the laboratory, and in the field.
Her research focuses on the impact of global change on coral reefs. Her current research in Hawaii aims to identify traits or populations of corals that are more likely to adapt to global change, and how such findings could be used to better inform coral reef conservation efforts. As part of her research she has lived in a submersible habitat on the seafloor, traveled to the deep seafloor in a manned submersible, and has dived using SCUBA hundreds of times all over the world.
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