Welcome to the website for the Coral Reef Ecosystems (CRE) Laboratory
, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia. Under the guidance of Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
and Associate Professor Sophie Dove
, the lab is conducting research into a variety of topics related to coral reef ecosystems. The lab is part of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
and receives considerable support from this important centre within Australian science.
The lab currently hosts 23 people from 17 different countries. This website gives access to their personal profiles and 336 of their peer-reviewed publications.
| ||Launch of Catlin Seaview Survey 02-Mar-2012|
The Catlin Seaview Survey was officially launched at the World Oceans Summit in Singapore. This pioneering scientific expedition aims to carry out a comprehensive study to document and reveal the composition and health of coral reefs on the Great Barrier Reef across an unprecedented depth range (0-100m). Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg will be Chief Scientist for the project, and lab member Pim Bongaerts will be leading the deep reef component of the study. For more information on the overall project visit the Catlin Seaview Survey website or see of the pilot imagery here.
More info: Catlin Seaview Survey page / Posted by Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
| ||New lab paper in The ISME Journal 29-Jan-2012|
Lab member Mathieu Pernice and his colleagues published a paper in the prestigious ISME journal. In this study, he developed the use of high-resolution ion microprobe (NanoSIMS) analysis to image and quantify the dynamic incorporation of ammonium within the intact symbiosis between scleractinian corals and photosynthetic dinoflagellates. His results establish, for the first time, the relative capability of dinoflagellate and coral cells to assimilate nitrogen from seawater and indicate the potential of NanoSIMS to dramatically improve our understanding of the metabolic activities that lie at the very heart of coral reef ecosystems.
More info: The ISME Journal / Posted by Pim Bongaerts
| ||Mushroom corals overcome live burial through pulsed inflation (2012)|
Bongaerts P, Hoeksema BW, Hay KB, Hoegh-Guldberg O
CORAL REEFS 2: 399-399
| ||Phylogenetic analysis of genes involved in mycosporine-like amino acid biosynthesis in symbiotic dinoflagellates (2012)|
Appl Microbiol Biotechnol - in press
| ||A single-cell view of ammonium assimilation in coral–dinoflagellate symbiosis (2012)|
Pernice M, Meibom A, Van Den Heuvel A, Kopp C, Domart-Coulon I, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Dove S
The ISME Journal - in press
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