19th February 2018
Welcome to Alexander (Gus) Fordyce who is starting his PhD today in the lab, you can see Gus's profile page here.
GRANT SUCCESS. We would like to thank the Australian Research Council for funding our project to look at providing an evidence base for coral reef management to be targeted towards regions at greatest risk, and those that have the greatest capacity for acclimation under near-future climate change. Will be great to work with Assoc. Prof Tracy Ainsworth (UNSW), Dr Scott Heron (NOAA) and Prof Andrew Baird (JCU) on this project for the next three years
The Symbiosis Genomics lab has now moved to the School of Environmental and Life Science at the University of Newcastle. Announcements soon on new PhD scholarships that will be available in the lab.
Congratulations to Sarah Gierz and Teressa Bobeszko, both of whom have been awarded their PhDs this month. well done guys.
25th August 2017
Check out our new paper, Suggett et al., in Trends in Ecology and Evolution "Symbiotic dinoflagellate functional diversity mediates coral survival under ecological crisis" www.cell.com/trends/ecology-evolution/abstract/S0169-5347(17)30190-8
18th August 2017
Check out the new paper from Josh Bonesso who did an Honours degree with us on recovery from injury and the interaction of elevated temperatures. Great work Josh.
31st March 2017
Congratulations to Alejandra for being awarded a Virginia Chadwick award for best student paper from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies for her paper on coral microbes.
Hernandez-Agreda A, Gates RD and Ainsworth TD (2016). Defining the core microbiome in corals’ microbial soup. Trends in Microbiology 25(2): 125-140.
24th March 2017
New paper on the microbiome of large benthic Foraminifera of the Great Barrier Reef shows photo-symbiosis persistence and microbiome flexibility across different reef sites
17th February 2017
Congratulation to PhD student Sarah Gierz on her great new paper on the response of Symbiodinium to long term thermal stress
1st February 2017
Great paper from PhD student Alejandra reviewing what we know about coral microbial associates
31st January 2017
A new paper on the effect of temperature from high latitude reefs with out New Zealand collaborators
Check out the ABC science show catalyst, which has an episode on coral bleaching featuring research from the lab and our collaborators, Associate Professor Tracy Ainsworth, Dr Scott Heron and Associate Professor David Suggett
Check it out: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6283/338.full.pdf+html