News items about new publications from HIMB.

July 4, 2021

Blue Coral’s Secret Sunscreen May Save Reefs.

Research on the Hawaiian blue rice coral by Hagadorn Lab Post Doc Mike Henley may reveal important clues as to how some corals might weather climate […]
April 21, 2021

New 3D Mapping Technique Reveals Hidden Microbial Communities on Coral Reefs

HIMB’s Coral Resilience Lab postdoctoral researcher, Ty Roach, was recently published in Frontiers of Marine Science for using “a novel combination of state-of-the-art molecular methods with […]
July 31, 2020

Ocean Temperatures Similar to End-of-Century Predictions Reduce Coral Reef Fish Biodiversity and Functioning

An international team of researchers, including HIMB’s own assistant research professor Jacob Johansen, have found that small, bottom-dwelling reef fishes on the world’s hottest coral reefs in […]
June 3, 2020

Bacteria Fed by Algae Biochemicals Can Harm Coral Health

HIMB’s Ty Roach, and other researchers, were recently published in PNAS for their study focusing on the competition between coral and turf algae. For the full […]
April 8, 2020

Genetic Structure is Stronger Across Human-Impacted Habitats than Among Islands in the Coral Porites lobata

A new study by Kaho Tisthammer, Zac Forsman, Rob Toonen, and Robert Richmond was recently published in PeerJ. Their paper focused on how human-induced environmental stressors […]
September 16, 2019

Largest-ever study of coral communities to identify global solutions to protect reefs

HIMB’s own Erik Franklin and Ku’ulei Rodgers were published in the largest-ever study of coral communities. The study involved the efforts of more than 80 authors […]
April 25, 2019

Can We Solve the Riddle of the Coral Reef Halos?

Dr. Elizabeth Madin, HIMB Faculty, is paving the way for a new approach to monitoring reefs. ‘Halos’ of bare sand surround patches of coral reef, a […]
June 11, 2018

Dr. Michael Rappé co-authors publication in Nature Microbiology

Read the article in Nature Microbiology…Nitrogen-fixing populations of Planctomycetes and Proteobacteria are abundant in surface ocean metagenomes