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
We have just constructed a new aquarium facility that allows students and researchers to investigate interactions among temperature, light and ocean acidification on marine algae.
Coral reef ecosystems develop best in high flow environments but their fragile frameworks are also vulnerable high wave energy. Wave resistant algal rims, predominantly made up of the crustose coralline algae (CCA) Porolithon onkodes and P. pachydermum, are therefore critical Find out more