Nicolas Locatelli

Nicolas Locatelli

Dec 16, 2018

Group 6 Copy 101
2
Please wait...

About This Project

We hypothesize that, even on extremely small-scales, there are genotypes in Hawaiian corals that are associated with areas of high temperature and/or temperature variation. We will utilize genomic methods (ddRAD) to characterize coral genotypes and make comparisons with existing environmental data.

If local adaptation exists on this scale, we can promote exchange of genes between populations with thermotolerant traits and those without to increase resilience to bleaching events.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

How do sponges influence the availability of nutrients on coral reefs?

Sponges are nature's filtration systems; they can filter up to 50,000 times their own volume in a day. Changes...

The GMO Corn Experiment

We are testing the hypothesis that wild animals such as squirrels and deer prefer non-GMO corn, and avoid...

Biological control of the mosquito Aedes aegypti

The mosquito A. aegypti is the main vector for dengue and zika viruses. This mosquito has developed resistance...

Backer Badge Funded