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Seminar: Sarah Davies, BU Dept. of Biology
September 26, 2018 @ 3:35 pm - 4:35 pm
UNC Marine Sciences’ is proud to host a seminar by Sarah Davies, Ph.D. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26th, at 3:35pm in room G201 on the ground floor of Murray Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This seminar will also be broadcast live to both UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences room 222 and online via Zoom.
Presenter Affiliation: Boston University, Department of Biology
Title: Coral Symbiosis and Climate Change
Abstract: Research in the Davies lab integrates ecology, population genetics and genomics to understand how coral symbioses will respond to climate change. We look at patterns of genetic exchange of the coral host and its algal partner and investigate the potential for acclimation and adaptation to climate change using a variety of reef-building corals as models. In this talk I will discuss how each partner of the coral/algal symbiosis differs in their response to climate change and how the complexities of this symbiosis may play a role in how we think about coral restoration and adaptation. I will then discuss the recent work our lab is conducting to better characterize the role each partner plays in the stress response of the coral-algae symbiosis across different spatial gradients.