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Mr Matheus A. Mello Athayde
Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Queensland
Gehrmann Laboratories (#60)
St Lucia QLD 4072 Australia

(tel) +61 0433 295 580


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Position: Occupational trainee
Last update: 22-May-2012
Supervisors: Dr Sophie Dove, Dr Linda Tonk


Effects of climate change on the coral Acropora formosa.

•••1) Research under the supervision of A/Prof. Sophie Dove: "Calcification rates in reef-building coral Acropora formosa under the effects of predicted future scenarios of thermal and pCO2 changes." •••2) Assisting a post-doctoral fellow Dr. Linda Tonk with: “Vulnerability of the Far Northern GBR to coral bleaching: symbiont diversity as a measure of reef risk and resilience." The molecular identification of samples involves DNA extraction, PCR amplification, Denaturant Gradient Gel Electrophoresis and sequence analysis. •••3) Working with Phd candidate James K.H. Fang on: "Effects of climate change on the Indo-Pacific excavating sponge Cliona orientalis."


BSc(Hons) Marine Biology - Santa Cecília University, Brazil (2009)
BSc Biological Sciences - Santa Cecília University, Brazil (2008)