Coral reefs cover less than 0.1% of the Earth’s surface, yet are estimated to support greater than 25% of marine biodiversity. Due to both human influences and global climatic changes, the structure and function of reef ecosystems are being...
Coral reefs cover less than 0.1% of the Earth’s surface, yet are estimated to support greater than 25% of marine biodiversity. Due to both human influences and global climatic changes, the structure and function of reef ecosystems are being altered.
My guest, Brian Zgliczynski is a PhD marine biologist at Scripps Institute of Oceanography and a coordinator of the 100 Island Challenge. Brian and his team study coral reefs around the world in order to understand how reefs are structured, how they change over time, and how they can be managed and protected in the face of global change
Before this interview I knew very little about coral reefs but thanks to Brian my eyes have been opened to why it is so crucial that we protect and preserve these most vital underwater ecosystems.
Brian is a marine ecologist with interests in coral reef ecosystems and fisheries ecology. His research is motivated by a desire to understand how human activities and biophysical forces influence the structure and function of coral reef communities. Brian completed his Ph.D., at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2015) where he examined the effects of fisheries exploitation and oceanographic productivity on reef fish assemblages from the central Pacific. Brian is currently working as Project Coordinator of the 100 Island Challenge project.
Connect with Brian’s Work
100 Island Challenge https://100islandchallenge.org
Email Brian: firstname.lastname@example.org