Understanding how environmental stressors affect species interactions and how organisms may adapt to new environments is essential for predicting the responses of marine plants and animals to changing ocean conditions.
Current and recent research projects include:
- Effects of warming and pH on marine-plant herbivore interactions (Poore et al. 2016; Poore et al. 2013; Garthwin et al. 2014)
- Genetic diversity in threatened seagrass populations (Evans et al. 2016; Evans et al., 2014)
- The adaptive capacity of sea urchins to altered ocean temperatures and pH (Foo et al. 2016, Foo et al. 2014, Foo et al. 2012)
- The evolution of tolerance to elevated temperatures in the alga Hormosira banksii (Clark et al. 2013)
Collaborators: Maria Byrne (University of Sydney), Martina Doblin (University of Technology, Sydney), Symon Dworjanyn (Southern Cross University), Emma Johnston (UNSW), Adriana Vergés (UNSW)
Funding: ARC Discovery Project DP150102771 to Byrne, Poore and Dworjanyn; NSW Environmental Trust Grant to Dworjanyn, Byrne, Poore and Hyne