Marine Studies Institute

WELCOME TO THE MARINE STUDIES INSTITUTE (MSI): THE PUBLIC FACE OF MARINE SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, WITH MORE THAN 150 YEARS OF MARINE SCIENCE TEACHING AND RESEARCH.

Identifying factors that increase marine ecosystem resilience to climate change

Dr Shawna Foo

Anthropogenic CO2 is the primary threat to coral reefs and associated fauna. Increasing CO2 is driving increasing sea surface temperatures and acidification. This project uses an integrative approach — remote sensing, new sensor technologies, in situ experiments, model systems and controlled experimentation — to investigate coral reef resilience from offspring to ecosystems, capitalising on naturally occurring components of coral reefs and associated systems.

Dr Shawna Foo

Email: shawna.foo@sydney.edu.au

Address: F09 – Madsen Building

School of Geosciences, The University of Sydney