Kathryn Furby | Ph.D. Student | email@example.com
Short Bio: Kate is a first year Ph.D. student in the Sandin lab. She received her Bachelor’s degree in biology from Bennington College in Vermont. Previously, she has worked on shark movement (Bimini Biological Research Station, Bahamas), elasmobranch sensory research (Shedd Aquarium, Chicago), public aquarium impacts on conservation (thesis: Bennington College, Vermont), and the biogeochemistry of coral stress (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts). Kate also has collaborated with James Cook University in Australia (at the Lizard Island Research Station) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. Because of these collaborations, she has done extensive research in the Red Sea. Projects include: studying mushroom coral (Fungiidae) population dynamics over time (1 yr) and over geographic distance (1300km) and analyzing the 2010 central Red Sea mass coral bleaching event and its aftermath.
- Coral population dynamics
- Reef resilience
- Mechanisms controlling coral reef response to forcing (or stress) events