Coral larvae settlement preferences on marine litterApply
Coral larvae settlement is a crucial basis for reef sustenance. The introduction of artificial materials as waste into the marine environment potentially has significant effects on the settling behavior. Here we systematically test the influence of waste materials on the settling of coral larvae in an experimental setup.
Program - Earth Science and Engineering
Division - Physical Sciences and Engineering
Faculty Lab Link - https://rsrc.kaust.edu.sa/people/detail/hildegard-westphal-ph.d
Center Affiliation - Red Sea Research Center
Field of Study - Reef ecology, carbonate sedimentology
Desired Project Deliverables
The VSRP will be in charge of running the experiment, and for analysing the samples by optical imagery. The outcome will be summarized and discussed a comprehensive report.