Tag: coral reefs

Environmental Protection Agency awards $132,000 to graduate student for coral reef research

Environmental Protection Agency awards $132,000 to graduate student for coral reef research

September 22, 2016  |  Comments
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UH Manoa’s Chris Wall was selected for the Science to Achieve Results fellowship to support his research on the impacts of near-shore stressors on coral reefs.

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Good bacteria vital to coral reef survival

Good bacteria vital to coral reef survival

June 23, 2016  |  2 Comments
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UH Mānoa coral research highlights bacteria’s role in coral reef health and recovery.

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Coral reef experts bridge science to public policy

Coral reef experts bridge science to public policy

June 22, 2016  |  Comments
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The International Coral Reef Symposium brings researchers and policy makers together to preserve the ocean’s natural resources.

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UH playing important role in NASA coral study

UH playing important role in NASA coral study

June 14, 2016  |  Comments
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UH Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology works with NASA to survey environmental changes to coral reefs.

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Corals and humans share genes

Corals and humans share genes

May 31, 2016  |  1 Comment
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Genes that can sense temperature and acidity are among those shared between humans and corals.

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Protecting diversity on coral reefs: DNA may hold the key

Protecting diversity on coral reefs: DNA may hold the key

April 27, 2016  |  Comments
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Researchers find that large areas of intact coral reef, not disturbed by humans or climate change, harbor the greatest amount of genetic diversity

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Coral toolkit allows floating larvae to transform into reef skeletons

Coral toolkit allows floating larvae to transform into reef skeletons

April 27, 2016  |  Comments
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Researchers identified key and novel components of the molecular “toolkit” that allow corals to build their skeletons and described when these components are used.

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Microbial takeover on coral reefs?

Microbial takeover on coral reefs?

April 25, 2016  |  Comments
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New study co-authored by UH Mānoa assistant professor Craig Nelson explores how microbialization destroys links in delicate marine food chain.

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New imaging technique reveals vulnerability of coral reefs

New imaging technique reveals vulnerability of coral reefs

April 13, 2016  |  Comments
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Using µCT (micro-computed tomography) scans, UH Mānoa’s Nyssa Silbiger and colleagues were able to calculate detailed bioerosion rates on coral reefs.

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Piggybacking viruses

Piggybacking viruses

April 6, 2016  |  Comments
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In the microscopic life that thrives around coral reefs researchers have discovered an interplay between viruses and microbes that defies conventional wisdom.

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