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Title: Photoacclimation and adaptation of hermatypic coral species across environmental gradients
Author: Hennige, S. J.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2675 3385
Awarding Body: The University of Essex
Current Institution: University of Essex
Date of Award: 2009
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Light is often the most abundant resource within the nutrient poor waters surrounding coral reefs. Consequently, both photoacclimation and photoadaptation of the host and Symbiodinium play a crucial role in ensuring coral success. This thesis systematically examined responses (phenotypic and genotypic) of hermatypic corals across environmental gradients by 1) characterising variability between different isolated Symbiodinhim types under different light regimes, 2) examining the role of the host in photoacclimation using laboratory and in situ transplant experiments, and 3) assessing photoacclimation and photoadaptation strategies in four key coral species across habitats to determine key drivers of coral distribution.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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