Video Talks for Global Coral Reef Week by PhD Students Adi Khen and Orion McCarthy

While COVID-19 has changed our daily lives as scientists in many ways, certain aspects of this new reality are allowing us to connect with one another more than ever before.

Global Coral Reef Week” is a virtual conference that took place in early July 2020, where Smith Lab PhD students Adi Khen and Orion McCarthy shared talks about their research projects. These videos are publicly-accessible to people from all over the world, at any career stage, who are interested and/or participating in coral reef science.

Although being in quarantine has physically isolated us, we can still collaborate remotely (and perhaps more inclusively) through initiatives such as virtual scientific conferences; as an added bonus, they also help with reducing carbon emissions by eliminating the need for travel!

See below for Adi’s presentation titled, “10-Year Time Series of Coral Reef Benthos on ‌Palmyra‌ ‌Atoll Shows Evidence of Long-Term Stability”


See below for Orion’s presentation titled, “The Merits of Using a Multi-scale Approach to Assess the Structural Complexity of Coral Reefs”

Stay tuned for more exciting research coming out of Smith Lab!