Exploring invasive species on Indonesian coral reefs: ecological and genetic approaches
WHO: Dr. Hawis Madduppa, Assistant Professor Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Bogor Agricultural University Indonesia
Indonesia is the epicenter of the world’s coastal and marine biodiversity, with more than 600 known coral species. A range of stressors, however, threaten the future of this ecosystem. Dr. Madduppa will highlight the progress of his research program in studying an invasive coral reef sponge (Terpios hoshinota). He will help us better understand the complex symbiotic and allelopathic interactions of the coral-killing sponge with the coral reef biota, and show us how he has made use of the ecological insights to discover novel bioactive compounds with anti-cancer and anti-microbial properties.
Monday, March 20, 2017 at 4:00pm
Coastal Institute, Weaver Auditorium
1 Greenhouse Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
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