[Seminar] The Intricate Dance of Coral Symbiosis: A Journey Through Partnership, Competition, and Environmental Challenges

Lab4 L4F01 Seminar Room

Speaker: Prof. Manuel Aranda, Professor of Marine Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Hosted by: Professor Timothy Ravasi, OIST Marine Climate Change Unit

Abstract: Coral reefs serve as a masterclass in ecological efficiency and evolutionary resilience. These highly productive and biodiverse ecosystems exist in one of the most nutrient-poor environments on our planet, a phenomenon known as Darwin’s paradox. At the heart of these ecosystems are reef-building corals that form the structural and trophic foundation. The metabolic symbiosis between corals and their photosynthetic dinoflagellate endosymbionts (...)