Improving the Prognosis for the World’s Coral Reefs
Ruth Gates, Ph.D.
Director, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
Coral reefs across the globe continue to decline in health due to intensifying climate change, resource extraction and pollution. Although the future looks bleak, certain corals and reefs are not only surviving, but thriving in conditions that kill others. Dr. Gates will unveil the complex biology that underpins this natural variation in the response of corals to stress. She will then discuss how this knowledge can be harnessed to develop tools that build resilience on reefs, arresting and improving the outlook for coral reefs.