Coral reefs are truly magnificent ecosystems that support an abundance of marine life, and they are under threat. As climate change warms the oceans, corals become stressed by the heat and struggle to survive. Can modern genetic tools, like CRISPR-Cas9, help save them? Some scientists say it is our responsibility to make sure corals adapt to climate change.
Line K Bay is a biologist with a passion for biodiversity, conservation and coral reefs. She is Team Leader of the Reef Recovery, Adaptation, and Restoration team and a Principal Research Scientist and Sub Program leader of the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP) at the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences (AIMS). Her research group… Continue Reading
Ryan Phelan is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Revive & Restore, with a mission to enhance biodiversity through the genetic rescue of endangered and extinct species. Ryan works with some of the world’s leading molecular biologists, conservation biologists, and conservation organizations to develop pioneering genetic rescue projects using cutting-edge genomic technologies to solve previously… Continue Reading