Understanding coral reef thermal dynamics

Understanding coral reef thermal dynamics

Title of Project

Understanding coral reef thermal dynamics.

Name of Advisor/s

Dr Karen Joyce


College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

The aim of this project is to investigate the fine scale variability in water surface temperature on a coral reef. As temperature plays a major role in the health of coral ecosystems, understanding its spatial and temporal variability will aid predictions and monitoring of thermally driven impacts such  as coral bleaching.

Key Words

Remote sensing, coral reefs, drones, satellite.

Would suit an applicant who

Has strong and relevant training and/or education in remote sensing and is keen to work on a coral reef.