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Dr Olga Pantos
Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Queensland
Gehrmann Laboratories (#60)
St Lucia QLD 4072 Australia

(tel) 33659154


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Position: Postdoctoral staff
Last update: 22-Jan-2014


Interactions between microbes and the environment

Keywords: climate change, coral disease, coral health, Heron Island, in-situ experimentation, microbiology, molecular biology, symbiosis


PhD Coral Disease - Newcastle University, UK (2003)
BSc(Hons) Marine and Environmental Biology - University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK (1999)


Pantos O, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2011) Shared skeletal support in a coral-hydroid association. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT 6: 20946-20946

Pantos O, Bythell JC (2010) A novel reef coral symbiosis. CORAL REEFS - in press

Fitt WK, Gates RD, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Bythell JC, Jatkar A, Grottoli AG, Gomez M, Fisher P, Lajuenesse TC, Pantos O, Iglesias-Prieto R, Franklin DJ, Rodrigues LJ, Torregiani JM, van Woesik R, Lesser MP (2009) Response of two species of Indo-Pacific corals, Porites cylindrica and Stylophora pistillata, to short-term thermal stress: The host does matter in determining the tolerance of corals to bleaching. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY 373: 102-110

Sandin SA, Smith JE, DeMartini EE, Dinsdale EA, Donner SD, Friedlander AM, Konotchick T, Malay M, Maragos JE, Obura D, Pantos O, Paulay G, Richie M, Rohwer F, Schroeder RE, Walsh S, Jackson JBC, Knowlton N, Sala E (2008) Baselines and Degradation of Coral Reefs in the Northern Line Islands. PLoS One 3: -1--1

Dinsdale EA, Pantos O, Smriga S, Edwards RA, Angly F, Wegley L, Hatay M, Hall D, Brown E, Haynes M, Krause L, Sala E, Sandin SA, Thurber RV, Willis BL, Azam F, Knowlton N, Rohwer F (2008) Microbial Ecology of Four Coral Atolls in the Northern Line Islands. PLoS One 3: -1--1

Smith JE, Shaw M, Edwards RA, Obura D, Pantos O, Sala E, Sandin SA, Smriga S, Hatay M, Rohwer FL (2006) Indirect effects of algae on coral: algae-mediated, microbe-induced coral mortality. ECOLOGY LETTERS 9: 835-845

Bythell J, Pantos O, Richardson L (2004) White plague, white band, and other "white" diseases. CORAL HEALTH AND DISEASE 1: 351-365

Pantos O, Cooney RP, Le Tissier MDA, Barer MR, Barer MR, Bythell JC (2003) The bacterial ecology of a plague-like disease affecting the Caribbean coral Montastrea annularis. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY 5: 370-382

Bythell JC, Barer MR, Cooney RP, Guest JR, Guest JR, Pantos O, Le Tissier MDA (2002) Histopathological methods for the investigation of microbial communities associated with disease lesions in reef corals. LETTERS IN APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY 34: 359-364

Cooney RP, Pantos O, Le Tissier MDA, Barer MR, Barer MR, Bythell JC (2002) Characterization of the bacterial consortium associated with black band disease in coral using molecular microbiological techniques. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY 4: 401-413