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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

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Responding to a changing world

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
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Veronica Radice

Veronica Radice


Ph.D. Candidate


• XL Catlin Seaview Survey Ocean Scholar
• University of Queensland International Scholarship


B.A. Johns Hopkins University, 2012


University of Queensland




About:

Moving from Philadelphia, U.S.A. to Brisbane, Australia on a one-way ticket, Veronica began her Ph.D. at the University of Queensland under the supervision of Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, A/Prof. Sophie Dove, A/Prof. Gene Tyson, and Prof. Brian Fry (Griffith University).

Veronica’s interest in deep reefs was inspired by the research in the deep-sea ecology lab of Dr. Erik Cordes (Temple University), where she was a research assistant and lab manager since college graduation. Veronica graduated from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, U.S.A.) with a B.A. in Biology in 2012.

Veronica has a wide variety of research interests, from the shallow reefs where she can scuba dive to the proper deep sea. Her Ph.D. research is 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, including its associated microbial communities, may respond to natural nutrient fluxes in coral ecosystems.

As an XL Catlin Seaview Survey Ocean Scholar, 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 publication:

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

 

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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