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Science Under the Stars: Amazing adaptations under the sea

Science Under the Stars: Amazing adaptations under the sea

Coral reefs are declining around the world, and humans are rushing to restore them. In this talk, graduate student Kristina Black will dive into the major strategies used by coral restoration practitioners and cover true stories from the Caribbean. She'll also talk about genetic approaches to help corals adapt to their changing environment. Kr...
Building a Future for Coral Reefs

Building a Future for Coral Reefs

    We are pleased to announce that science writer and ocean expert Juli Berwald will be giving a seminar followed by Q&A on the UT campus this month. TITLE: Building a Future for Coral Reefs DATE: Wednesday, March 27th TIME: 3 pm LOCATION: NHB 1.720 About the talk: "Coral reefs support 25% of all marine life - but under current th...
Beneath the Waves

Beneath the Waves

This month's Science Under the Stars event is "Beneath the Waves: Exploring coral reefs' vital ecological role and community-led conservation." Thursday, December 14th, 7 pm Brackenridge Field Lab, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703   This talk features Dominique Gallery, a PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Misha Matz. Her presentation wil...
Meet Stengl-Wyer Fellow: Kristina Black

Meet Stengl-Wyer Fellow: Kristina Black

Diving on a healthy reef at Orpheus Island Research Station in Australia, 2019 (photo: Misha Matz) Kristina Black is one of our 2023 Stengl-Wyer Fellows. She is a PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Misha Matz. Kristina talks here about her broad undergraduate research leading to her passion of researching genetic adaptation for coral restorati...
Meet Stengl-Wyer Scholar: Christopher Hemingson

Meet Stengl-Wyer Scholar: Christopher Hemingson

Chris lays a transect tape along the reef crest. This is one of the most common techniques used to quantify the cover of various substrates (e.g. corals, sand, rubble, etc.). Photo credit: Victor Huertas Christopher Hemingson is one of our 2022 Stengl-Wyer Scholars who is working with Dr. Simon J. Brandl at the Marine Science Institute. As part ...