[Coral-List] Symbiodinium switching in corals following bleaching events - new publication

Peter Harrison Peter.Harrison at scu.edu.au
Thu Apr 21 03:14:44 EDT 2016

Colleagues, you may be interested in a new publication just released in The ISME Journal led by Nadine Boulotte, which provides the first evidence of Symbiodinium switching in two coral species, Pocillopora damicornis and Stylophora pistillata following successive coral bleaching events.

The work is an international collaboration between researchers from Southern Cross University (Boulotte, Dalton, Carroll, Harrison), AIMS/University of Melbourne (van Oppen, Peplow) and University of Hawai'i (Putnam).

The article is Open Access and is available from http://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ismej201654a.html

Or email us if you would like a pre-publication copy.

The research monitored coral symbiont responses following the 2010 and 2011 severe bleaching events at subtropical Lord Howe Island, off eastern Australia described in:
Harrison, P.L., Dalton, S. and Carroll, A.G. (2011) Extensive coral bleaching on the world's southernmost coral reef at Lord Howe Island, Australia. Coral Reefs 30: 775.

A related paper on coral-symbiont transitions across the subtropical zone off eastern Australia by Noreen et al. 2015 may also be of interest:
Noreen, A.M.E., Schmidt-Roach, S., Harrison, P.L. and van Oppen, M.J.H. (2015). Diverse associations among coral host haplotypes and algal endosymbionts may drive adaptation at geographically peripheral and ecologically marginal locations. Journal of Biogeography 42: 1639-1650.

Cheers, Peter

Professor Peter Harrison, PhD

Director, Marine Ecology Research Centre

Research Leader, Coral Reef and Cetacean Research Teams

School of Environment, Science and Engineering

Southern Cross University, PO Box 157

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