Can Corals Adapt to a Warming Ocean?

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UM Rosenstiel School Ph.D. student Rachel Silverstein discusses her research on a potential adaptation for corals in a warming ocean.

Coral Reefs -- Our Ocean Ecosystem Engineers

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UM Rosenstiel School Coral Reef Biologist Andrew Baker studies how coral reefs are impacted by climate change and other threats worlsdwide. Corals are important ocean ecosystem engineers, similar to trees in a rainforest, they provide essential habitat to one-third of all ocean life.

Ocean Acidification Threaten Coral Reefs Worldwide

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UM Rosenstiel School Professor Chris Langdon discusses what ocean acidification is and how it impacts ocean ecosystems.

Taking Stock: Fisheries Studies in the Florida Keys Marine Protected Areas

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Rosenstiel School professor Jerry Ault discusses 10 years of fisheries research in the Florida Keys Dry Tortugas Ecological Reserve

New Ocean Acidification Study Shows Added Danger to Already Struggling Coral Reefs

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A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science suggests that over the next century recruitment of new corals could drop by 73 percent, as rising CO2 levels turn the oceans more acidic. The research findings reveal a new danger to the already threatened Caribbean and Florida reef Elkhorn corals.

The Environment Ontology: Linking Environmental Data

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Norman Morrison, University of Manchester Every biological specimen that is collected or sampled — whether for a museum collection, for epidemiological studies, for population studies, for ecological research, for research into evolution, biodiversity or sustainability, indeed any biological research — comes from a particular habitat where particular physical conditions prevail. How ever, at present there is no accepted semantic standard for describing the environment from which these...