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  • 2022

    Tsunamigenic Potential of an Incipient Submarine Landslide in the Tiran Straits

    Purkis, S. J., Ward, S. N., Shernisky, H., Chimienti, G., Sharifi, A., Marchese, F., et al. (2022). Tsunamigenic potential of an incipient submarine landslide in the Tiran Straits. Geophysical Research Letters, 49, e2021GL097493. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GL097493

    KSLOF Chief Scientist, Dr. Sam Purkis, released a study of the potential impacts of a tsunami in the Red Sea.

  • 2022

    Environmentally-Driven Variation in the Physiology of a New Caledonian Reef Coral

    Mayfield, A.B.; Dempsey, A.C. Environmentally-Driven Variation in the Physiology of a New Caledonian Reef Coral. Oceans 2022, 3, 15–29. https://doi.org/10.3390/oceans3010002

    This publication by one of our former fellows and our Director of Science Management studies the physiology of 'pristine' corals in New Caledonia just before the onset of severe annual bleaching events, so that future generations might know how these corals functioned in their last bleaching-free year.

  • 2021

    The Prospect of Global Coral Reef Bathymetry by Combining Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite-2 Altimetry With Multispectral Satellite Imagery

    Gleason ACR, Smith R, Purkis SJ, Goodrich K, Dempsey A and Mantero A (2021) The Prospect of Global Coral Reef Bathymetry by Combining Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite-2 Altimetry With Multispectral Satellite Imagery. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:694783. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.694783

    This publication by KSLOF's Chief Scientist, considers the use of a satellite equipped with lasers to chart the topography of Earth’s coral reefs.

  • 2021

    Empowering and Inspiring Young Girls a STEM at a Time: Using Place-Based Learning to Cultivate STEM Identities

    Winrow, N., et al. Empowering and Inspiring Young Girls a STEM at a Time: Using Place-Based Learning to Cultivate STEM Identities. Current: The Journal of Marine Education, 35(1), pp. 6–15. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/cjme.41

    The Living Oceans Foundation works with Black Girls Dive foundation to empower and inspire young black girls in Baltimore through aquatic-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities and ocean stewardship.

  • 2021

    Multi-decadal atoll-island dynamics in the Indian Ocean Chagos Archipelago

    Mingyue Wu, Virginie K.E. Duvat, & Sam J. Purkis. Multi-decadal atoll-island dynamics in the Indian Ocean Chagos Archipelago. Global and Planetary Change. Vol. 202.

    A study of conducted on the Global Reef Expedition examined the dynamics of the coastlines of uninhabited islands in the Chagos Archipelago in an effort to understand how low-lying atoll islands respond to rising sea level. This study was published in Global and Planetary Change.

  • 2021

    Pacific-wide pH snapshots reveal that high coral cover correlates with low, but variable pH

    Manzello D. P., Enochs I. C., Carlton R., Bruckner A., Kolodziej G., Dempsey A. & Renaud P. Pacific-wide pH snapshots reveal that high coral cover correlates with low, but variable pH. Bulletin of Marine Science. Volume 97, Number 1, January 2021, pp. 239-256(18). https://doi.org/10.5343/bms.2019.0100

    A study of samples collected on the Global Reef Expedition found that ocean acidification (OA) is impairing the construction of coral reefs while simultaneously accelerating their breakdown. This study was published in the Bulletin of Marine Science.

  • 2021

    Revisiting the paradigm of shark‐driven trophic cascades in coral reef ecosystems

    Desbiens, Amelia A., Roff, George, et al. 2021. Revisiting the paradigm of shark‐driven trophic cascades in coral reef ecosystems. Ecology. doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3303

    A paper in the journal Ecology, based off research conducted on the Global Reef Expedition, suggests that reef sharks exert weak control over coral reef food webs, and that environmental features play a more definitive role.