I am studying the coral reefs of Indonesia for my doctoral dissertation research at Columbia University. On recent field trips, I have collected over 4000 tissue samples from a wide variety of coral species across the archipelago. I am using established genetic techniques, as well as developing new techniques, to map the genetic diversity of coral populations, estimate gene flow among populations, and identify priority sites for conservation.
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The University of Miami (Dr. Andrew Baker), Boston University (Dr. Paul Barber), the American Museum of Natural History's Institute for Comparative Genomics (Drs. Rob DeSalle and George Amato) and Conservation International (Dr. Mark Erdmann)
NSF, AMNH, CERC, PADI, Earth Institute Student Travel Grant