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Joshua Feingold

Coral Scientist

Bio

Joshua Feingold was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1958 to Edgar and Sally Feingold. He completed his undergraduate studies at Trinity College, Hartford, CT and earned his master’s and doctoral degrees at University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He is currently employed at the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center as an Associate Professor, and serves as the Chair of the Marine Biology Major.
Dr. Feingold’s research addresses biological and ecological properties of coral reefs and coral communities of the Eastern Pacific and Caribbean. Ongoing investigations are focused on ecological responses of coral communities to impacts associated with El Niño – Southern Oscillation and subsequent long-term coral recovery in the Galapagos Islands, and distribution and abundance of fungiid corals in the tropical eastern Pacific from Ecuador to the Gulf of California. Dr. Feingold has been working in the Galapagos archipelago since 1989. He has studied coral disease and coral reproduction, and remains interested in the contributions of coral associates (primarily corallivores) to community structure and function.


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