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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.

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Ecosystem dynamics: past, present and future

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

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Responding to a changing world

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

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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

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Dr. Veronica Radice

Dr. Veronica Radice


Post-doctoral research fellow


Coral Reef Ecosystems Laboratory


Ph.D., 2019, The University of Queensland


The University of Queensland




About:

I am a post-doc in the Coral Reef Ecosystems Laboratory, University of Queensland working with Prof Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and A/Prof Sophie Dove.

I recently completed my PhD, which was focused on the trophic ecology of shallow and deep reef-building corals. As an XL Catlin Seaview Survey Ocean Scholar during my PhD, I was involved in surveying shallow and deep coral reefs across the Coral Triangle and central Indian Ocean.

Veronica has a wide variety of research interests, from the shallow reefs where she can scuba dive to the deep sea. Her Ph.D. research was focused on understanding how the trophic ecology of shallow and deep corals may be influenced by oceanographic processes such as upwelling, which brings important nutrients to shallow waters. Such nutrient fluxes may be important to the coral holobiont, which can utilize both dissolved and particulate food sources. Veronica is interested in learning how the coral holobiont may respond to natural nutrient fluxes in reef ecosystems.

During her time as an XL Catlin Seaview Survey Ocean Scholar during her Ph.D., Veronica had the opportunity to conduct research in the Maldives, an archipelago in the middle of the Indian Ocean. What makes the Maldives particularly unique is the atolls’ location upon an oceanic ridge and the seasonally-reversing monsoons. This combination of bathymetry and climate makes the Maldives a great place to study the influence of oceanographic processes on coral reefs. Her research is focused on understanding how environmental differences between the shallow and deep reef may influence coral holobiont metabolism.

 

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Recent publications:

Radice VZ, Hoegh‐Guldberg O, Fry B, Fox MD, Dove SG (2019). Upwelling as the major source of nitrogen for shallow and deep reef‐building corals across an oceanic atoll system. Functional Ecology. 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13314

Fox MD, Williams GJ, Johnson MD, Radice VZ, Zgliczynski BJ, Kelly ELA, Rohwer FL, Sandin SA, and JE Smith (2018). Gradients in Primary Production Predict Trophic Strategies of Mixotrophic Corals across Spatial Scales. Current Biology 28, 3355–3363. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.057

–> Accompanying commentary by Wiedenmann & D’Angelo https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2018.09.056

Radice VZ, Quattrini AM, Wareham VE, Edinger EN, and Cordes EE (2016). Vertical water mass structure in the North Atlantic influences the bathymetric distribution of species in the deep-sea coral genus Paramuricea. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 116, 253-263. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2016.08.014

 

Personal profiles:

Research Gate – Veronica Radice

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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