Re ECF Project: 2011-01

Project Title: Living on the edge: coral growth in marginal environments

Applicant: Dr. Nathalie Goodkin of The University of Hong Kong

Total Approved Grant: $494,744

Duration: 24 months

Project Status/Remarks: Terminated due to resignation of the PI from the recipient organisation

The objectives of the project are :

  • to statistically evaluate the geographical footprint of the varying environmental conditions in different regions of HK and to correlate them to coral community composition;
  • to evaluate the growth behaviour of multiple corals at three environmentally different sites over the past 50-100 years; and
  • to study inter-annual growth behaviour in situ to connect growth rates and axial changes to specific environmental conditions.

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes: