Shannon Dee

Shannon graduated to a job as a marine biologist on board a tourism boat in Port Douglas on the Great Barrier Reef. She is currently undertaking a PhD at Curtin University (Perth).

Reproductive phenology of high latitude corals (Honours 2016)

In comparison to tropical populations, relatively little is known about the population dynamics of high latitude corals. However, this knowledge is important as it will provide insights into the future persistence and possible range dynamics of corals in a warming world. A clear understanding of variation in species phenology and fecundity is therefore necessary. My research investigates seasonal variation in fecundity of high latitude corals along the Western Australian coastline. My aim is to identify peak spawning periods, and test how they vary spatially along the tropical – temperate transition zone.

Supervisors: Chenae Tuckett, Thomas Wernberg