Ian Enochs, PhD
Dr. Ian Enochs received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Marine Sciences from the University of Miami in 2006 and a PhD in 2010. His dissertation focused on the decline of biodiversity and trophic potential following coral mortality and reef framework erosion. He currently works as a postdoctoral associate at the NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory and the University of Miami’s Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Studies. His work expands upon his multi-phyletic approach to reef ecology and examines the effects of ocean acidification on the diverse community of organisms comprising reef ecosystems. His current research interests range from the effects of ocean acidification on bioeroding sponges and algae to the impacts of naturally-occurring gradients in seawater chemistry on the competitive ability of reef invertebrates.
Pacific-wide pH snapshots reveal that high coral cover correlates with low, but variable pH
Published in Bulletin of Marine Science Abstract Ocean acidification (OA) is impairing the construction of coral reefs while simultaneously accelerating their breakdown. The metabolism of different reef organism assemblages alters seawater pH in different ways, possibly buffering or exacerbating OA …
Galápagos coral reef persistence after ENSO warming across an acidification gradient
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation conducted a research mission to the Galápagos Islands in 2012 as part of its Global Reef Expedition. This scientific article on Galápagos coral reef persistence, written by several science team members, is a …
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