2007 Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program in Marine Biology

The Biology Of Corals: Developing A Fundamental Understanding Of The Coral Stress Response

June 2 to July 15, 2007

The 2007 Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program in Marine Biology focused on developing a better understanding of the stress responses in reef corals and was co-funded by the World Bank funded Coral Reef Targeted Research and Capacity Building Project. In conducting the course we improved our basic understanding of coral biology by providing cross-disciplinary instruction to outstanding students through research, seminars and informal discussion with internationally recognized coral biologists. Specifically, we examined the impacts of temperature disturbances and land-based pollutants on corals both in the field and through a series of controlled laboratory manipulations. Coral biology was explored using a suite of measures that include species abundance, morphology and colony size (field survey techniques), colony physiology (pulse amplitude modulated fluorometry and respirometry), endosymbiont diversity, (molecular genetics), metabolite exchange (high pressure liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry) and the activities of functional genes in both the coral hosts and their endosymbionts (comparative transcriptomics using microarrays and quantitative PCR).

 

FACULTY

Dr. Tracy Ainsworth, Center for Marine Science, University of Queensland, Australia
Dr. John Bythell, School of Biology and Psychology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Dr. Sophie Dove, Center for Marine Science, University of Queensland, Australia
Dr. Marla Fisher, Department of Biology, UH Hilo, USA
Professor William Fitt, Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, USA
Dr. Ruth D. Gates, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Dr. Andrea Grottoli, School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University, USA
Dr. Laetitia Hedouin, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Director, Center for Marine Science, University of Queensland, Australia
Dr. Stephen Karl, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, UH Manoa
Dr. Bill Leggat, Department of Biochemistry, James Cook University, Australia
Dr. Michael Lesser, Zoology Department, University of New Hampshire and Biological Oceanography Program, National Science Foundation
Dr. Teresa Lewis, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, UH Manoa
Dr. David Obura, East Africa regional coordinator of CORDIO
Dr. Xavier Pochon, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, UH Manoa
Dr. Roberto Iglesias Prieto, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Dr. Michael Stat, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, UH Manoa
Dr. Misaki Takabayashi, Department of Marine Sciences, UH Hilo
Dr. Florence Thomas, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, UH Manoa
Dr. Rebecca Vega Thurber, Biology Department, San Diego State University
Dr. Robert Toonen, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, UH Manoa
Dr. Hank Trapido-Rosenthal, Department of Oceanography, UH Manoa
note: lead faculty in bold

 

STUDENT PARTICIPANTS

Ada Alamara, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Michael Carlson, Pomona College, USA
Luis Chasqui, Fundacion para la Investigacion y Conservacion Biologica Marina, Columbia
Xavier Enoch Hernandez Pech, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Leonard Jones, University of Dar Salaam, Tanzania
Sherril Leon Soon, Florida A & M University Environmental Sciences Instititute
Daniel Logan, Victoria University at Wellington, New Zealand
Seabird McKeon, University of Florida, USA
Akana Noto, Pomona College, USA
Caroline Palmer,University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Nicole Patten, Southern Cross University, Australia
Michelle Phillips, University of Oregon
Melissa Roth, Scxripps Institution of Oceanography
Nikki Traylor-Knowles, Boston University

 

PROGRAM REPORT

Gates RD (2007) The biology of corals: developing a fundamental understanding of the coral stress response. Final report of the 2007 Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program in Marine Biology. Kaneohe, Hawaii. 219 pp. (Download the report here as 121MB PDF)

 

PHOTO GALLERY

Coming soon. Please send any scanned photos from the Pauley Summer Program to erik.franklin@hawaii.edu.

 

PUBLICATIONS

A list of publications that directly or indirectly resulted from scientific concepts, training, or research experiences during the Pauley Summer Program.

  1. Alamaru A., Yam R., Shemesh A. and Loya Y. Trophic biology of Stylophora pistillata larvae; A stable isotope approach. (In Press “Marine Ecology Progress Series”)
  2. Alamaru A. Trophic biology of corals – Insights from lipids and stable isotopes analyses. (MSc thesis, Tel Aviv University)
  3. Palmer CV, Roth MS, Gates RD (2009) Red fluorescent protein responsible for pigmentation in trematode-infected Porites compressa tissues Biol Bull 216:68-74.
  4. Velasco, L.C. Diversidad de zooxantelas descrita por RFLPs en corales escleractineos del Parque Nacional Natural Gorgona y el Santuario de Fauna y Flora Malpelo, Pacífico colombiano. MSc thesis.

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