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Impact of climate change and the gut microbiome of reef fish

Title of Project

Impact of climate change and the gut microbiome of reef fish

Name of Advisor/s

Dr Tracy Ainsworth

College

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Summary of Project

Gut microbes play a key role in the development of immunity, digestion and stress responses in a multitude of organisms. This project will examine the establishment and role of the gut microbiome of tropical reef fish and characterise microbiome changes when fish are subjected to climate change scenarios.

Key Words

Coral Reefs

Microbiome

Microbial ecology

Fish

Would suit an applicant who

An application with an interest in marine biology and microbiology.