1

People and ecosystems

Understanding of the links between coral reef ecosystems, the goods and services they provide to people, and the wellbeing of human societies.

2

Ecosystem dynamics: past, present and future

Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution

3

Responding to a changing world

Advancing the fundamental understanding of the key processes underpinning reef resilience.

Coral Bleaching

Coral Bleaching

Coral Reef Studies

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au

Menu Image Menu Image Menu Image Menu Image Menu Image Menu Image Menu Image
Menu
Facebook Twitter YouTube FlickR
Event

The molecular, cellular and microbial responses of the coral holobiont to environmental change

When

Friday 12th December 2014; 11:00 to 12:00 hrs.

location
Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building) Room 106, JCU, Townsville
Presenter
Dr. Tracy Ainsworth ARC CoE for Coral Reef Studies, JCU, Townsville
Dr. Tracy Ainsworth ARC CoE for Coral Reef Studies, JCU, Townsville

Presented by: Tracy Ainsworth ARC CoE for Coral Reef Studies, JCU, Townsville

Where: Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building) Room 106, JCU, Townsville

When: Friday 12th December 2014; 11:00 to 12:00 hrs.

Abstract: Globally sea surface temperatures (SST) have risen 0.6 °C are forecast to continue to rise rapidly within the next 80 years. Models predict that as a result on increasing SST tropical coral reefs will reach annual bleaching thresholds over the coming decades. Understanding how corals respond to, and have the potential to overcome, environmental challenges will be enhanced by advancing our understanding of molecular and microbial processes. My research aims to integrate research on the molecular, cellular and microbial responses of corals into a greater understanding of how coral will respond to increasing sea surface temperatures over the coming decades. In this seminar I will outline recent research on 1) coral-bacteria interactions within niche microbial habitats; 2) the responses of the host-microbe interaction to thermal stress; and 3) the coral host stress response and cell death regulation under increasing thermal stress.

Biography: Tracy is a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University. Her research broadly focuses on the the molecular, cellular and micro biology of corals. Her research aims to understand the response of the coral holobiont to environmental stressors. Tracy received her doctorate from The University of Queensland in 2008, and has since held an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship and Super Science Fellowship at James Cook University.

Seminars

More
Australian Research Council Pandora

Partner Research Institutions

Partner Partner Partner Partner
Coral Reef Studies

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au