I lead the Future Reefs Program within the Climate Change Cluster, University of Technology Sydney. I'm interested in what makes coral (reefs) tick! Why are some species of coral more sensitive than others to stress? How can we 'assess' this sensitivity to help reef managers make difficult decisions in which areas of coral need most protection? My team studies corals from the smallest of their symbiotic microbes to entire reef systems to answer these questions, with a special focus on developing new tools that can better determine the health status of coral reefs. We work along Eastern Australia from Sydney Harbour to the Great Barrier Reef but also further afield including New Caledonia and the Seychelles, and always looking for new opportunities and reefs that need our help.