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Seminar: Maitê Bucher – UNC-CH
September 16, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
UNC-CH’s Department of Marine Sciences is proud to host a guest seminar by Maitê Bucher. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th, at 12:30 pm. This seminar is remote only and will be broadcast live online via Zoom (Meeting ID: 991-4917-3565).
Presenter Affiliation: NSF Research Graduate Fellow, Castillo Lab, Dept. of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title: Different but Complementary Responses of Coral-Associated Bacterial Communities During a Multi-Species, Multi-Disease Outbreak
Abstract: Coral reefs are vibrant biodiversity hotspots that provide socio-economic services to communities worldwide. Scleractinian, or stony, corals are essential foundation species that build the three-dimensional structures of coral reef habitats. The effect of unfavorable environments on coral microbiomes has only been studied in the last 15 years, and further research is needed to ascertain coral-associated microbiome responses to biotic stressors such as disease. By confining spatiotemporal variability, data from a multi-species, multi-disease outbreak in the Florida Keys provided a unique opportunity to test trending, overarching frameworks used to describe coral disease. In this seminar, Maitê reveals commonalities and differences between coral microbiomes affected by the outbreak.