My research interests lie in elucidating the mechanisms by which coral reef communities may adapt to environmental stressors. With an emphasis on the use of informatics, functional genomics, and experimental manipulations of holobiont components, I will tackle specific aspects of the following wider questions:
- to what extent might shifts in the microbial components of the coral holobiont facilitate adaptation,
- how do these components interact with the coral host
- and to what degree may they modify the holobiont phenotype?