• Monday, March 31, 2014

    The long term survey begun by ecologist Joseph H. Connell in 1963 and carried on by the current generation is featured in an article in the March 2014 issue of Natural History. Originally studying the reefs, "like corals, rainforest plant communities contain a high diversity of sessile organisms, so the fates of individuals can be tracked over time."

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Moorea Coral Reef LTER site Co-PIs Robert Carpenter and Peter Edmunds nearly $1.9 million to further their study of the effects ocean acidification on coral reefs. The NSF grant for $1,892,911 will allow Carpenter and Edmunds to take their project to the next level. For the first time, a yearlong experiment will use replicated outdoor water flumes with different carbon dioxide treatments.

  • Sunday, October 20, 2013

    The Ninth Annual MCR LTER All-Investigator meeting brought together investigators, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, technicians and information managers from multiple disciplines across the country to UCSB to discuss their collaborative research on coral reef ecology. The two-day meeting began with a welcome and overview of the MCR LTER project by Lead Investigator, Russ Schmitt. Research presentation followed and focused on research related to the two current overarching themes of the MCR LTER program: ‘Resilience of Contemporary Reefs’ and ‘Reefs of the Future’.

  • Thursday, July 11, 2013

    Thank you to all those who helped organize this event. A team of five reviewers and a program officer from NSF traveled to Moorea for presentations and field trips July 11-12. Examination of the field sites on the east shore and north shore required snorkel gear. Science presentations by investigators were followed by poster presentations by the graduate students.