Stress responses of Symbiodinium to climate change

Stress responses of Symbiodinium to climate change

Title of Project

Stress responses of Symbiodinium to climate change

Name of Advisor/s

Assoc Prof Bill Leggat

College

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.

Key Words

coral

algae

symbiodinium

climate change

Would suit an applicant who

This project would suit an applicant with an interest in algae, corals and climate change.