The Coral Reef Geomorphology group investigates the ecology and geomorphology of tropical coastlines, coral reef systems and reef carbonate sedimentary deposits (e.g., reef islands). Coral reefs in Southeast Asia support high biodiversity and are a physical barrier to wave energy, protecting shorelines and infrastructure during storm events. Human activities have radically altered living coral populations and their environments from those that originally formed reefs. There is an absence of scientific data from the region, which makes it challenging to predict how stressed reef systems will continue to grow and respond to climate change.
We use multiscale ecological and geological datasets to understand how coral reef degradation has affected coastal resilience across Southeast Asia. We examine the eco-geological functions of coral reefs, including:
Yochi Okta ANDRAWINA
WONG Chun Yu
07 Jun 2022
Could it be lights out for coral growth as sea levels rise?
02 Mar 2022
Why Resilient Urban Coral Reefs could Hold the Key to Future Ocean Health in Southeast Asia
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