Title

Using Environmental Engineering To Benefit Coral Reefs [online video]

Document Type

Presentation

Original Publication Date

2021

Streaming Media

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Part of "How-to Talks by Postdocs," a series of instructional brown-bag lunch talks for the general VCU health sciences community taught by postdocs. For more information, visit https://rampages.us/howtotalks

Date of Submission

April 2021

Abstract

When corals are under stress from elevated seawater temperatures it can cause oxidative stress which triggers the breakdown of the symbiotic relationship with their resident algae. The algae are expelled and the corals become ghostly white (i.e. coral bleaching). This can lead to coral death and disruptions to an important marine ecosystem. Can treating the oxidative stress save the coral? This talk will investigate whether coral bleaching can be treated with antioxidants delivered by engineered nanoparticles and how to go from theory to field applications.

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VCU How-To Talks by Postdocs

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