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Webinar: How will climate change impact asexual reproduction in reef-building corals?
Thursday, 19 September 2019, 12:00
Thursday, September 19, 2019. 12:00PM. Webinar: How will climate change impact asexual reproduction in reef-building corals? Andie Chan, National Marine Fisheries Service. Sponsored by Knauss Fellows Seminar Series and NOAA Central Library. More information here.
Corals provide the foundation of reefs, and may reproduce sexually or asexually, often via fragmentation. Increased asexual reproduction reduces the genotypic diversity of a coral population, potentially making that population more vulnerable to stressors. While previous work has examined the effects of heat and acidification on coral sexual processes, less focus has been directed towards the possible effects of climate change on coral asexual reproduction. Andie Chan will discuss this issue using two case studies of coral populations along natural acidification gradients in the Galapagos and Palau.