The San Diego Coral Club is a monthly informal gathering of coral reef researchers visiting or working in the San Diego area. From students to established scientists, these coral reef enthusiasts have the opportunity to present preliminary data and discuss hot research topics among their peers. Also it’s a great environment to develop new collaborations and exchange ideas about coral reef science and the conservation of tropical reefs over wine and pizza.
At the latest meeting of Coral Club,the gang gathered at Surfside (located on the UCSD-SIO campus) to listen to Nick Graham, Senior Research Fellow at ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia present about “Climate change, over-exploitation and coral reef futures”. Nick spoke about some of his recent work on ecosystem recovery and what we might be able to expect the reefs of the future will look like.
If you are interested in learning more about coral reefs, you are welcome to attend the meetings of our San Diego Coral Club. The meetings are not on a regular schedule, so please contact us or check out the Smith Lab Facebook page if you would like to learn more about the when and where of the next meetings.