Study of the Ocean's Phytoplankton Community
Muller EM, van Woesik R (2014) Genetic susceptibility, colony size, and water temperature drive white-pox disease on the coral Acropora palmata. PLoS ONE 9(11): e110759. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0110759
Randall CJ, Jordan-Garza AG, Muller EM, van Woesik R (2014) Relationships between the history of thermal stress and the relative risk of diseases of Caribbean corals. Ecology 95: 1981-1994
Muller EM, Rogers CS, van Woesik R. (2014) Early signs of recovery of Acropora palmata in St. John, US Virgin Islands. Marine Biology 161:359-365
Roth L, Muller EM, van Woesik R (2013) Tracking Acropora fragmentation and population structure through thermal-stress events. Ecological Modelling 263:223-232.
Muller EM, Harvell CD, Willis BL, Haapkylä J, Raymundo LJ, Syafyudin Y, Wilson JR (2012). Coral health and disease in the Spermonde Archipelago and Wakatobi, Sulawesi. Journal of Indonesian Coral Reefs 1:147-159
Muller EM, van Woesik R. (2012) Caribbean coral diseases: primary transmission or secondary infection? Global Change Biology 18:3529-3535
Rogers CS, Muller EM (2012) Bleaching, disease and recovery in the threatened scleractinian coral Acropora palmata in St. John, US Virgin Islands: 2003-2010. Coral Reefs 31:807-819
Jordan-Garza AG, Muller EM, Burman SG, van Woesik R. (2010). Susceptibility of coral-disease models. PNAS (2011) 108:E110-E11
Muller EM, van Woesik R. (2010). Black-band disease dynamics: prevalence, incidence, and acclimatization of light. JEMBE 397:52-57
Eakin M, Morgan JA,…Muller EM et al. (2010). Caribbean Corals in Crisis: Record thermal stress, bleaching, and mortality in 2005. PLoS One 5(11): e13969. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013969
Reed K, Muller EM, van Woesik R. (2010). Coral immunology and resistance to disease. Dis Aquat Org 90:85-92
Rogers CS, Muller EM, Spitzack T, Miller J. (2009). Extensive coral mortality in the US Virgin Islands in 2005/2006: A review of the evidence for synergy among thermal stress, coral bleaching and disease. Car J of Sci. 45:204-214
Muller EM, van Woesik R. (2009). Shading reduces coral-disease progression. Coral Reefs. 28:757-760
Miller J, Muller EM, Rogers CS, et al. (2009). Coral disease following massive bleaching in 2005 causes 60% decline in coral cover on reefs in the US Virgin Islands (USVI). Coral Reefs 28:925-937
Muller EM, Rogers CS, Spitzack A, van Woesik R. (2008). Bleaching increases the likelihood of disease on Acropora palmata (Lamarck) at Hawksnest Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands; Coral Reefs 27:191-195
Rogers CS, Miller J, Muller EM, et al. (2008). Ecology of Coral Reefs in the US Virgin Islands. Chapter 8. In: Riegl B, Dodge RE (eds). Coral Reefs of the USA. Springer. pgs 303-374.
Miller J, Waara R, Muller E, Rogers C. (2006). Coral bleaching and disease combine to cause extensive mortality on reefs in US Virgin Islands. Coral Reefs 25:418
Study of the Ocean's Phytoplankton Community
Basic and applied research on the health and immune systems of marine vertebrates
Seeking to develop systems and techniques to grow coral and other reef species.
Coral diseases are one of the greatest threats to reefs worldwide.
Study responses of ecologically important species to projected levels of ocean acidification.
Investigating the source, fact & effects of toxins in the environment
Studying the impacts of nutrients and physical parameters in riverine, estuarine and coastal environments.
The Sharks and Rays Conservation Research Program is dedicated to studying the biology, ecology and conservation of sharks, skates and rays.
Bottom-dwelling organism response to environmental disturbance.
Studying manatee behavioral ecology, distribution, habitat use, genetics, and population status in Florida.
Developing strategies for fishery stocking & restoring endangered species
Investigating how marine & freshwater chemicals impact public health
The Stranding Investigations Program (SIP) provides 24-hour response to sick, injured and deceased marine mammals & sea turtles.
Studying sharks, skates and stingrays as laboratory animal models for basic & applied research
Contaminant detection of toxic substances.
Long term study of dolphin populations in Sarasota Bay.
Using technology to further study & management of our local coastal environment.
Understanding processes and environmental factors that influence coral reef health.
Studying habitats and trends in turtle nesting to conserve Sea Turtles.
Developing technologies to produce fish & invertebrates to meet growing demand for seafood & fishing stocks.
Study of how fish interact with their habitats & how disturbances influence these interactions.
Rehabilitation hospital to provide provide state-of-the-art critical care & chronic care for stranded sea turtles and dolphins.