Edinburgh Research Explorer

Presenter : Pint of Science

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar

Abstract

Corals and climate

Corals and Climate Tropical coral reefs are amongst the most beautiful and biologically diverse structures on Earth. However, climate change poses some significant challenges for these communities. Over recent decades, overheating has resulted in mass mortality of corals, and ocean acidification poses a future ‘hidden’ threat to the ability of corals to grow. We will discuss the issues, and what we know (and don’t know) about the ability of corals to adapt to change. We will also discuss how we can use corals to help understand the nature and drivers of tropical climate change.

Attending event

Pint of Science

Duration25 May 201625 May 2016
DescriptionA festival taking place in pubs worldwide every May aiming to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest scientific research.
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Other

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