My research program is focused on Climate Change and its Impact on Ocean Life.
From the skeletons of massive corals, we build records of ocean climate that reveal the frequency and extent of its natural variability, and a long term perspective on 20th century warming.
In controlled laboratory manipulation experiments, we investigate the impact of ocean acidification, ocean warming and changing nutrient regimes on corals and other calcifying organisms.
Through our expeditions to coral reefs across the Pacific, tropical Atlantic and central Red Sea, we are tracking the impact of a changing ocean climate on real organisms in the real world. And by combining our data with global and regional climate models, we are predicting the impact of future CO2 emissions on coral reef ecosystems across the global tropics.