Nitrogen cycling on coral reefs

Nitrogen cycling on coral reefs

Collaborators: Amy Apprill (WHOI), Konrad Hughen (WHOI), Fernando Bretos (Ocean Foundation), Daria Siciliano (Ocean Foundation), Centro de Investigaciones Marinas, Universidad de La Habana

Funding: Dalio Explore Fund

Home to billions of microbes!

Our coral reef research began when we were graciously invited to participate in a research cruise to Micronesia in 2012 to study microbial ecology and nitrogen cycling in coral reef ecosystems. The project is led by Amy Apprill at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who is studying the coral microbiome and how microbes are essential parts of a healthy reef ecosystem.  We hope to compare the microbial species and nutrient cycling rates we measure on the relatively pristine Micronesian reefs with more impacted reefs in the Caribbean and elsewhere. For more information, check out the project blog.  This project was also featured in a recent edition of WHOI’s Oceanus magazine.

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We are continuing our coral reef microbiology work in the Florida Keys and Cuba with Dr. Apprill.  Stay tuned!

Sponge dominated reef of the lower Keys.

Related links:

Apprill Lab at WHOI

Cuba Marine Research & Conservation Program

Centro de Investigaciones Marinas, Universidad de La Habana

Oceanus article about the Micronesia expedition

DIVER magazine article about the Micronesia expedition

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