Microbiology of Coral Reefs

Posted 2 years ago by Jesse Zaneveld

School(s) : STEM, Pre-Major Program
Primary PI Name : Jesse Zaneveld
Email : zaneveld@uw.edu
Phone : 425-352-3789
Project/Faculty Website : https://www.uwb.edu/biological-sciences/faculty/biology/jzaneveld
Research Location : UW Bothell
Project Goals : Coral reef are hotspots of biodiversity that feed billions of people, and shelter coastal communities against hurricanes. The coral animals that build these reefs have diversified longer than flowering plants, but are threatened by overfishing, nutrient pollution and climate change. Many of these stressors make corals more vulnerable to disease. We study the symbiotic microbial communities in an don corals to understand their role in coral health and disease.
Student Qualifications : First year and Sophomores welcome!
Student Outcomes : -Analyze an unprecedented global microbial DNA sequence dataset -Inform efforts to conserve coral reefs and manage coral disease -Join global collaborative network tackling a challenging scientific problem Biology, ecology, environmental science

  • School(s) : STEM, Pre-Major Program
  • Primary PI Name : Jesse Zaneveld
  • Interested? Contact Faculty Researcher by Email : zaneveld@uw.edu
  • Phone : 425-352-3789
  • Project/Faculty Website : https://www.uwb.edu/biological-sciences/faculty/biology/jzaneveld
  • Research Location : UW Bothell
  • Project Goals : Coral reef are hotspots of biodiversity that feed billions of people, and shelter coastal communities against hurricanes. The coral animals that build these reefs have diversified longer than flowering plants, but are threatened by overfishing, nutrient pollution and climate change. Many of these stressors make corals more vulnerable to disease. We study the symbiotic microbial communities in an don corals to understand their role in coral health and disease.
  • Student Qualifications : First year and Sophomores welcome!
  • Student Outcomes : -Analyze an unprecedented global microbial DNA sequence dataset
    -Inform efforts to conserve coral reefs and manage coral disease
    -Join global collaborative network tackling a challenging scientific problem
  • Number of Student Positions Available : 2