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DISCOVRE - Diversity, Systematics and Connectivity of Vulnerable Reef Ecosystems Project:

Microbial Ecology of Deep-Sea Coral Ecosystems

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DISCOVRE Project

The Microbial Ecology of Deep-Sea Coral Ecosystems task of the DISCOVRE project is focused on the identification, characterization, and enumeration of the microbial communities present in corals and sediments in these habitats, including sites in the Gulf of Mexico and deepwater canyons off the eastern coast of the United States. Read more in the Overview.

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Aug. 1–3, 2017: Roger Williams University is sponsoring a workshop aimed at applying the latest research on model organism Astrangia poculata, the Northern Star Coral, to solutions for tropical coral reef health across the globe. Christina Kellogg was invited to bring her expertise in deep-sea coral systems and microbiomes to the workshop this year to develop new research directions.

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