Title of Project
Stress responses of Symbiodinium to climate change
Name of Advisor/s
Assoc Prof Bill Leggat
College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Science
Summary of Project
The success of corals is underpinned by their symbiosis with intracellular symbionts (Symbiodinium). However this symbiosis can break down under periods of anthropogenic stress leading to the phenomenon known as coral bleaching. This project will investigate the stress response of Symbiodinium to climate change.
Would suit an applicant who
This project would suit an applicant with an interest in algae, corals and climate change.