Max's research interests revolve around the field of coral reef restoration. His previous work involves increasing the efficiency, viability and feasibility of different coral restoration techniques.
Since he joined KAUST, Max has been working in the Coral Symbionics lab, in which he has been developing systems for the identification and breeding of "super corals". These phenotypically/genotypically strong corals can be selectively bred for favourable traits with the intention of increasing the overall tolerance to multiple stressors facing the coral reefs of the Red Sea.
Research Interests Keywords
Coral reef restoration
Coral reef ecology