Global Reef Expedition: French Polynesia Final Report

In April 2011 the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation embarked on the Global Reef Expedition—the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition in history. As part of the 5-year Expedition, an international team of scientists worked with local partners …

Scientists Create Largest Collection of Coral Reef Maps Ever Made

A study from scientists at the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation and the University of Miami offers a new way to accurately map coral reefs using a combination of Earth-orbiting satellites and field observations. Using this new method, the scientists mapped over 65,000 km2 of coral reefs and surrounding habitats–by far the largest collection of high-resolution coral reef maps ever made.

Modeling environmentally-mediated variation in reef coral physiology

Published in Journal of Sea Research, March 2019 By Anderson Mayfield, Alexandra Dempsey, and Chii-Shiarng Chen   Abstract Increases in seawater temperature associated with global climate change are causing the mutualistic relationship between reef-building corals and the symbiotic dinoflagellates (genus Symbiodinium) …

Detecting conservation benefits of marine reserves on remote reefs of the northern GBR

Detecting conservation benefits of marine reserves on remote reefs of the northern GBR PLOS One 0186146 By Carolina Castro-Sanguino, Yves-Marie Bozec, Alexandra Dempsey, Badi R. Samaniego, Katie Lubarsky, Stefan Andrews, Valeriya Komyakova, Juan Carlos Ortiz, William D. Robbins, Philip G. Renaud, Peter J. Mumby November 8, 2017 Abstract The Great …

Coral Bleaching and Mortality in the Chagos Archipelago

Coral Bleaching and Mortality in the Chagos Archipelago Atoll Research Bulletin, November 2, 2017 By Charles Sheppard, Anne Sheppard, Andrew Mogg, Dan Bayley, Alexandra C. Dempsey, Ronan Roche, John Turner, Sam Purkis  Abstract The atolls and coral banks of the Chagos …