Navigation Links
University of Miami geologists to address the mystery of an evolution gap in reef corals
Date:3/11/2013

One of the greatest mysteries of modern coral reefs is how they evolved from ancient corals. A critical knowledge gap has long existed in the record of coral evolution. This evolutionary gap occurs during a period of dramatic fluctuations in sea level and changes in the Earth's climate between 1 and 2 million years ago. During this period many "old" corals went extinct, and the modern reef corals emerged. To fill this key temporal gap and understand the evolutionary and ecological transition to modern Caribbean reefs, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded a University of Miami (UM) project to study corals along the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. It is one of the few areas that contain a record of coral reefs from this period of climatic change.

"Our preliminary fieldwork has indicated that the Dominican Republic contains rocks that bridge this critical reef evolution gap," said James Klaus, lead investigator and assistant professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, at the UM College of Arts and Sciences. "The Dominican Republic is a valuable site because it was submerged for a long period of time, and has now been uplifted to make the coral-rich deposits accessible."

The NSF grant is $250,000 for two years. During that time, the team will work to pinpoint the evolutionary transition from the now extinct coral Stylophora, to modern reefs dominated by the genus Acropora (staghorn and elkhorn corals) and evaluate how reef ecosystems respond to climate change.

"These corals work in concert to construct the reef edifice, and just below the living surface form the underlying limestone rock," says co-investigator Ali Pourmand, assistant professor in the Division of Marine Geology & Geophysics, at the UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. "To geologists and paleontologists, these limestones represent just the latest growth, and what lies beneath may provide clues to both the past an
'/>"/>

Contact: Annette Gallagher
a.gallagher1@umiami.edu
305-284-1121
University of Miami
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. University of Illinois researchers develop AFM-IR for nanometer scale chemical identification
2. University of Alberta researchers bake a better loaf of bread
3. UC Berkeley, UCSF and Stanford join forces to help commercialize university innovations
4. University of Colorado and Orphan Technologies sign agreement
5. Brown University researchers build robotic bat wing
6. Wayne State University researchers techniques enable more, faster testing of biological liquids
7. University of Arizona Engineering College pursues water technology innovation cluster
8. Brown University scientists to discuss resilience of coastal communities at AAAS
9. New Research Conducted by University Cancer Centers Links BP Refinery Incident to Increase Occurrence of Cancer in Texas City
10. University of Florida reports 2012 US shark attacks highest since 2000
11. Rice University lab show how blood vessels regroup after stroke
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
University of Miami geologists to address the mystery of an evolution gap in reef corals
(Date:12/10/2014)... 9, 2014  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced ... School of Medicine. Funding for this $50 million capital ... will be publicly launched next summer. ... former 60 series R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company complex, adjacent ... begin immediately with plans to be ready to welcome ...
(Date:12/5/2014)... Dec. 4, 2014  Tute Genomics, a leader in ... in Series A1 funding led by UK-based Eurovestech. Peak ... in the investment round. "We are at ... adopts next-generation sequencing and seeks new approaches for the ... Robison , MD MBA, and CEO of Tute Genomics. ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 19, 2014  Earlier this year ... York College, and one of the most prolific inventors ... that are transmitted from Smartphones to third party agencies. ... and has one of the earliest known patents in ... usage in the military, child care, elder care and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 2Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 3Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 4Tute Genomics Raises $2.3 Million to Scale Up Cloud-Based Genome Analytics and Accelerate Personalized Medicine 2Tute Genomics Raises $2.3 Million to Scale Up Cloud-Based Genome Analytics and Accelerate Personalized Medicine 3Patented Biosensor Wearable Technology Provides a More Civilized Method of Quarantine 2Patented Biosensor Wearable Technology Provides a More Civilized Method of Quarantine 3Patented Biosensor Wearable Technology Provides a More Civilized Method of Quarantine 4
... Scientists are reporting an advance toward enabling more blood ... increases transfusion safety by better matching donors and recipients. ... determining a broader range of blood types appears in ... Christophe Marquette and colleagues explain that most blood ...
... (Geneva, Switzerland) The International AIDS Society (IAS) today ... programme, Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR). ... Institutes of Health (NIH) and the NIH-supported Centers for ... and new ideas from early stage investigators whose primary ...
... "living fossil" descendents of the first plants that colonized ... because of invasive pests and habitat loss, especially those ... Cycas micronesica published recently as the cover article ... characterization of these plants as relicts (leftovers of formerly ...
Cached Biology News:International AIDS Society announces inaugural recipients of innovative HIV research awards 2International AIDS Society announces inaugural recipients of innovative HIV research awards 3International AIDS Society announces inaugural recipients of innovative HIV research awards 4New research on rapidly-disappearing ancient plant offers hope for species recovery 2New research on rapidly-disappearing ancient plant offers hope for species recovery 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014  United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: ... MDT ) has submitted a pre-market ... Administration (FDA) for the use of Medtronic,s SynchroMed ... a newly developed catheter) for use with United ... to patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.   ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Texas , Dec. 24, 2014  Vermillion, ... focused on gynecologic disease, announced today that the ... investors including Oracle Investment Management, Jack W. ... directors. Total proceeds were $10.5 million, before offering ... capital and general corporate purposes. Under ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... December 23, 2014 “Preparative & ... HPLC, Flash), Consumables (Columns, Solvents, Buffers, Valves, Guages, ... & Agriculture) - Forecasts to 2019” provides a ... opportunities, current market trends, and strategies impacting the ... estimates and forecasts of the revenue and share ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Earlier this year in a June ... of the Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC ( ... under appreciated unique property of adult tissue stem cells. ... Misunderstood in the Past, Important for the Future,” embodied ... He gave the address at the 4th World Congress ...
Breaking Biology Technology:United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 3United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 4Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 2Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 3Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 2Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 3Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 4Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 2Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 3Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 4
... in North Carolina will be growing another profitable crop ... and Winston-Salem-based Technology Crops International (TCI).  Known as HEAR ... canola, but the oil it produces has a different ... in trials in North Carolina for more than three ...
... Science Industry Awards ® will be announced at the ... from 5 pm to 8 pm.  Leading market research firm ... The 2011 Life Science Industry Awards will honor ... discovery.  Awards will be granted in multiple product and service ...
... infect cells is crucial to preventing countless human diseases. ... Bristol have discovered a new approach for studying molecules ... the complexity of how bacteria infect people. The ... physicists and published in the Proceedings of the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Perdue AgriBusiness and TCI Collaborate to Bring Profitable New Crop to North Carolina 2Perdue AgriBusiness and TCI Collaborate to Bring Profitable New Crop to North Carolina 3Perdue AgriBusiness and TCI Collaborate to Bring Profitable New Crop to North Carolina 4BioInformatics LLC Announces the Life Science Industry Awards on November 15, 2011 in Washington, DC 2BioInformatics LLC Announces the Life Science Industry Awards on November 15, 2011 in Washington, DC 3Scientists develop new technologies for understanding bacterial infections 2Scientists develop new technologies for understanding bacterial infections 3
... The kit measures mitochondria intactness ... mitochondrial membrane potential. Features and Benefits: ... method for staining isolated mitochondria and ... Contains all the reagents required for ...
... Identical to the DH-2000, but comes with a ... up to 5 Hz) The ... continuous spectrum of deuterium and tungsten halogen light ... light source produces a powerful, stable output from ...
... an enhanced ChemStation for the ... 2000 and Windows XP operating ... all new 7500 ICP-MS instruments ... new ChemStation using Microsofts Windows ...
... These handy dispensers save space ... wipers, hats, and other garb. ... storage bins for small parts ... manufacturing. Clear acrylic. Open-slot design ...
Biology Products: