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) …

Global Reef Expedition Final Report: Fiji

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is conducting the Global Reef Expedition – the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition in history. The Global Reef Expedition is a five-year mission to survey the health and resiliency of coral …

2015 Annual Report

2015 marked an important milestone in our Foundation’s life – completion of the field-work for our Global Reef Expedition (GRE). We circumnavigated the globe on the GRE, engaged with 15 different countries and surveyed 97 islands and over 1,000 individual reefs. However, …

El Niño’s warmth devastates reefs worldwide

This article on how El Niño’s warmth devastates reefs worldwide, published in Science magazine, references Living Oceans Foundation Coral Reef Ecologist Alex Dempsey and focuses on the impact to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) which the Foundation surveyed as part of …

Spread of the green snail Turbo marmoratus in French Polynesia

This article on the spread of the green snail in French Polynesia published in Ocean & Coastal Management was a result of research conducted by Living Oceans Foundation Chief Scientist Andrew Bruckner and Coral Reef Ecologist Alexandra Dempsey with other …