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From microns to reefs: mechanistic insights into coral biomineralisation and the fate of coral reefs

Project description

Researching the coral biomineralisation process

Coral reefs are a very important part of oceanic fauna and flora, serving as safe havens for a variety of underwater creatures and plants. Unfortunately, coral reefs are under threat as they have been among the most heavily affected victims of anthropogenic climate change, leaving countless species in danger while also causing problems to human settlements due to the sudden lack of benefits such as coastal defence and sustainable fisheries. Studies suggest that coral reef survival is heavily dependent on coral biomineralisation, but little research has been conducted on this process, making it hard to replicate or assist it. The EU-funded Microns2Reefs project aims to change this by providing a mechanistic understanding of coral biomineralisation and coral reef resilience.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-ADG
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Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 3 492 322

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 3 492 322
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments