Author Archives: Patrick Gartrell

Guillermo secures a Discovery Project research grant!

Along with Associate Professor Catriona Hurd and Professor Robert Steneck, Guillermo is leading a project that aims to investigate the biological and ecological mechanisms by which reef-building coralline algae (CCA) may have survived past ocean ascidification and warming events and Find out more

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A/P Guillermo Diaz-Pulido interview with SBS Science: Weakened coral reefs are facing the threat of algal colonisation

Last week Guillermo (and others) were interviewed by SBS Science to discuss subsequent problems associated with large-scale bleaching events.  The article highlights the changes in coral-algae dynamics during a post-bleaching event.  “More algae means more microbes, more microbes means less corals, and Find out more

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Dr. Emma Kennedy recognised in Women Divers Hall of Fame!

Congrats to our Post-Doc Emma for for winning an award that promotes exceptional women divers across the world! This will allow Emma to undertake an Australian Divers Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) course at the University of Tasmania later this year. The Find out more

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Emma’s carbonate budget grant success!

Our newest member of the Coral Reef Algae Lab has secured an Australian Endeavour Award, worth $23,000 for a six month study on carbonate budgets. People involved: Dr. Emma Kennedy, Prof. Peter Mumby (University of Queensland), Prof. Chris Perry (Exeter Find out more

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Guillermo secures yet another research grant!

  Congratulations to the top man of the Coral Reef Algae Lab! Guillermo, once again leading by example and this time securing a Great Barrier Reef Foundation grant. This was approved under the Australian Government’s ‘Resilient Reefs Successfully Adapting to Find out more

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Professor Mark ‘The Master’ Hay shows the Coral Algae Research Lab the tricks to examine algal allelopathic effects on corals

Professor Mark Hay was flown to Heron Island, Australia to show the Coral Algae Research Lab how to run algal-extract competitive experiments on corals.   Algae have three primary ways to compete  with corals; 1) physical abrasion/overgrowth, 2) Dissolved organic Find out more

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