Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab
Level 7, Gehrmann Laboratories (#60)
St.Lucia, QLD 4072
Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab
Level 7, Gehrmann Laboratories (#60)
St.Lucia, QLD 4072
[one_half][/one_half]Francisco is from Chile, where he obtained his degree of Marine Biologist at the University of Valparaiso after the completion of a thesis focused on cytogenetics of rocky shore mussels. Immediately after this, he obtained a position for 4 years at the coastal station for marine research (ECIM) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, where he was involved in research that was focused on ecology, photobiology, thermal tolerance, climate change impact and fisheries of marine invertebrates, working along with interdisciplinary groups at the international laboratory of climate change (LINCGlobal) and the Mediterranean institute of advance studies (IMEDEA) in Mallorca, Spain. Ended this period, Francisco moved to Australia to join the Coral Reef Ecosystems Laboratory (CRE Lab) at the University of Queensland where he is currently undertaking his PhD under the supervision of A/Professor Sophie Dove, A/Professor Gene Tyson and Dr. Maria Byrne from the University of Sydney. His PhD project assesses the effects of different ocean warming and ocean acidification scenarios on the performance of sea cucumbers in different processes such as calcium carboate dissolution, recycling of nutrients and the interaction between these invertebrates and different communities present in the sediments they process.[one_half] [/one_half]
Manzur, T., Vidal, F., Pantoja, J. F., Fernández, M., Navarrete, S. A. (2014), Behavioural and physiological responses of limpet prey to a seastar predator and their transmission to basal trophic levels. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83: 923–933. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12199
Llabrés, M., Agustí, S., Fernández, M., Canepa, A., Maurin, F., Vidal, F., Duarte, C. M. (2013), Impact of elevated UVB radiation on marine biota: a meta-analysis. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22: 131–144. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2012.00784.x
Vidal-Ramirez, F., Dove, S. Diurnal effects of Holothuria atra on seawater carbonate chemistry in a sedimentary environment.
ECSA55 Unbounded boundaries and shifting baselines: Estuaries and coastal seas in a rapidly changing world, 6-9 September, ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre, London, UK. Title: Effects of Holothuria atra on seawater carbonate chemistry and production under future warming and acidification scenarios. Authors: Francisco Vidal-Ramirez, Olga Pantos, Gene W. Tyson & Sophie Dove. Talk
88th Annual ACRS (Australian Coral Reef Society) conference, 27-29 August 2014, Mercure Hotel, Brisbane, Australia. Title: Role of Holothuria atra in sediment turnover and production under future winter warming and acidification scenarios. Authors: Francisco Vidal-Ramirez & Sophie Dove. Talk.
LIV Annual Meeting of the Biology Society of Chile, 6-10 of November 2011, Hotel Patagonico, Puerto Varas, Chile. Title: Effect of implementation of management areas on the abundance of Fissurella spp in open access areas. Authors: Anna Steel, Miriam Fernandez, Francisco Vidal, Ana Parma, Nancy Barahona, Jorge Guerra. Poster.
IV Binational meeting of Ecology (AsAE and SOCECOL), 8-13 of August 2010, Faculty of Natural and Exact Sciences at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, Title: Severe effects of hypoxia on behavior, metabolic rate and mortality of larvae of Taliepus dentatus (Milne-Edwards). Authors: Francisco Vidal, Miriam Fernández, Ricardo Calderón, Jessica Barría, Alexandre Fellous. Talk.
2010 Ocean Science Meeting, 22-26 of February 2010, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, United States. Title: Influence of UV radiation on variability of grazing and growth rates of plankton communities from the Humboldt Current area. Authors: Alexandra Coello, Francisco Vidal, Sebastien Lasternas, Felipe Maurín, Miriam Fernández & Susana Agustí. Poster.
VII Latin American Congress of Malacology – CLAMA 2008, 3-7 of November, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile. Title: Study and quantitative analysis of the karyotype of Perumytilus purpuratus Lamarck, 1819. Authors: Francisco Vidal & Rosa Guerra. Poster.
2015. School of Biological Sciences Travel Award Prize, The University of Queensland ($1600 AUD)
2012-2016. Becas Chile, CONICYT ($183000 USD)
2009. LINCGlobal and Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) for processing and analysis of Humboldt Oceanographic Campaign samples ($5700 USD)
2009. LINCGlobal and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile for 2009 Humboldt Oceanographic Campaign ($2000 USD)
Moving from Philadelphia, U.S.A. to Brisbane, Australia on a one-way ticket, Veronica began her PhD at the University of Queensland in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, A/Prof. Sophie Dove, A/Prof. Gene Tyson, and Prof. Brian Fry (Griffith University).
Veronica’s interest in deep reefs was inspired by the research in the deep-sea ecology lab of Dr. Erik Cordes (Temple University), where she was a research assistant and lab manager since college graduation. Veronica graduated from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, U.S.A.) with a B.A. in Biology in 2012.
Veronica has a wide variety of research interests, from the shallow reefs where she can scuba dive to the proper deep sea. Her PhD research is focused on understanding how the trophic ecology of shallow and deep corals may be influenced by oceanographic processes such as upwelling, which brings important nutrients to shallow waters. Such nutrient fluxes may be important to the coral holobiont, which can utilize both dissolved and particulate food sources. Veronica is interested in learning how the coral holobiont, including its associated microbial communities, may respond to natural nutrient fluxes in coral ecosystems.
As an XL Catlin Seaview Survey Ocean Scholar, Veronica had the opportunity to conduct research in the Maldives, an archipelago in the middle of the Indian Ocean. What makes the Maldives particularly unique is the atolls’ location upon an oceanic ridge and the seasonally-reversing monsoons. This combination of bathymetry and climate makes the Maldives a great place to study the influence of oceanographic processes on coral reefs. Her research is focused on understanding how environmental differences between the shallow and deep reef may influence coral holobiont metabolism and composition.
Veronica was thrilled to recently present her work at the 13th ICRS 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii!
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Contact: v.radice [at] uq.edu.au
Radice VZ, Quattrini AM, Wareham VE, Edinger EN, and Cordes EE (2016). Vertical water mass structure in the North Atlantic influences the bathymetric distribution of species in the deep-sea coral genus Paramuricea. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 116, 253-263.
Coral reefs are the result of a constant battle between constructive and destructive forces. When it comes to biologically-driven destruction, erosion by excavating sponges is one of the most important yet understudied mechanisms. Global warming and acidification are predicted to enhance the impact of these sponges on reefs, tipping the balance to the disadvantage of corals and other calcifying organisms. Using Cliona orientalis as her model species, Michelle’s current work aims to decipher the metabolic dynamics of bioerosion and to evaluate the resilience of excavating sponges to future environmental conditions. Michelle joined the Coral Reef Ecosystems lab as a PhD student in 2014 after she finished her Master’s at the University of Amsterdam working on Caribbean reef sponges and majoring in science communication. She completed her first degree at the University of Crete in her homeland Greece.
Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab
School of Biological Sciences | University of Queensland
Level 7 Gehrmann Laboratories (60)
St. Lucia, QLD 4072 | Australia
Alexander B. E., Achlatis M., Osinga R., van der Geest H.G., Cleutjens J. P. M., Schutte B. , de Goeij J.M. (2015). Cell kinetics during regeneration in the sponge Halisarca caerulea: how local is the response to tissue damage? PeerJ 3:e820 https://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.820
Achlatis M., van der Zande R.M., Schönberg C.H.L., Fang J.K.H., Hoegh-Guldberg O., Dove S. (2017). Sponge bioerosion on changing reefs: ocean warming poses physiological constraints to the success of a photosymbiotic excavating sponge. Sci Rep 7: 10705. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-10947-1
Ramsby, B. D., Hill, M. S., Thornhill, D. J., Steenhuizen, S. F., Achlatis, M., Lewis, A. M. and LaJeunesse, T. C. (2017). Sibling species of mutualistic Symbiodinium clade G from bioeroding sponges in the western Pacific and western Atlantic oceans. J. Phycol.. doi:10.1111/jpy.12576
Achlatis M., Pernice M., Green K., Guagliardo P., Kilburn M.R., Hoegh-Guldberg O., Dove S. (2018). Single-cell measurement of ammonium and bicarbonate uptake within a photosymbiotic bioeroding sponge. ISME J DOI 10.1038/s41396-017-0044-2
Fang J.K.H., Schönberg C.H.L., Mello-Athayde M.A., Achlatis M., Hoegh-Guldberg O., Dove S. (2018). Bleaching and mortality of a photosymbiotic bioeroding sponge under future carbon dioxide emission scenarios. Oecologia 10.1007/s00442-018-4105-7
Annamieke has been with the CRE lab for a number of years, first as a Honours student and then when undertaking her PhD. During her time as a CRE student, she researched the effects increased levels of exogenous nitrogen had on the relationship between coral and their symbiotic algae, Symbiodinium. These effects were examined on both a genetic and physiological level to develop an overall picture of a coral holobionts response to increasing levels of nitrogen.
Currently Annamieke is the Laboratory Manager for the Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab. She helps in keeping the lab running and responds to applications to work with the lab.
In addition to her Lab manager role, Annamieke regularly travels to Heron Island to check and sample the mesocosm experiment currently underway. These mesocosems are representative ‘mini reefs’ comprised of several species of hard and soft coral, algae assemblages, various invertebrates and some herbivorous fish. The experiment, being run by A/Prof Sophie Dove, looks at the effects of climate change on coral reef ecosystems. The four treatments explores the effects of increased temperature and pCO2 on coral reef communities both in combination and separately.
I grew up in Serbia and start thinking about Science due to my love for genetics. I received a BSc (Hons First Class) in Molecular Biology and Physiology and a MSc in Plant Biology from the University of Belgrade. After moving to Brisbane, I completed a PhD at the University of Queensland. I have been awarded with a UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship for Women (2011-2013) and a prestigious Discovery Early Career Researcher Award by ARC (2012-2014).
Rosic, Nela (2013). DNA shuffling of cytochromes P450 for indigoid pigment production. In Ian R. Phillips, Elizabeth A. Shepherd and Paul R. Ortiz de Montellano (Ed.), Cytochrome P450 protocols 3rd ed. (pp. 205-224) New York, NY, United States: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-62703-321-3_18
Rosic, Nedeljka, Kaniewska, Paulina, Chan, Kenneth, Ling, Edmund, Edwards, David, Dove, Sophie and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2014) Early transcriptional changes in the reef-building coral Acropora aspera in response to thermal and nutrient stress. BMC Genomics, 15 . doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-1052
Rosic, Nedeljka, Ling, Edmund Yew Siang, Chan, Chon-Kit Kenneth, Lee, Chin Hong, Kaniewska, Paulina, Edwards, David, Dove, Sophia and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ian Ove (2014) Unfolding the secrets of coral-algal symbiosis. The ISME Journal, . doi:10.1038/ismej.2014.182
Rosic, Nedeljka N., Leggat, William, Kaniewska, Paulina, Dove, Sophie and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2013) New-old hemoglobin-like proteins of symbiotic dinoflagellates. Ecology and Evolution, 3 4: 822-834. doi:10.1002/ece3.498
Rosic, Nedeljka (2012) Phylogenetic analysis of genes involved in mycosporine-like amino acid biosynthesis in symbiotic dinoflagellates. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 94 1: 29-37. doi:10.1007/s00253-012-3925-3
Rosic, Nedeljka N. and Dove, Sophie (2011) Mycosporine-like amino acids from coral dinoflagellates. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77 24: 8478-8486. doi:10.1128/AEM.05870-11
Rosic, Nedeljka N., Pernice, Mathieu, Rodriguez-Lanetty, Mauricio and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2011) Validation of housekeeping genes for gene expression studies in Symbiodinium exposed to thermal and light stress. Marine Biotechnology, 13 3: 355-365. doi:10.1007/s10126-010-9308-9
Rosic, Nedeljka N., Pernice, Mathieu, Dove, Sophie, Dunn, Simon and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2011) Gene expression profiles of cytosolic heat shock proteins Hsp70 and Hsp90 from symbiotic dinoflagellates in response to thermal stress: Possible implications for coral bleaching. Cell Stress and Chaperones, 16 1: 69-80. doi:10.1007/s12192-010-0222-x
Rosic, Nedeljka N., Pernice, Mathieu, Dunn, Simon, Dove, Sophia and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2010) Differential regulation by heat stress of novel cytochrome P450 genes from the dinoflagellate symbionts of reef-building corals.Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76 9: 2823-2829. doi:10.1128/AEM.02984-09
Rosic, N. N. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O (2009) A method for extracting a high-quality RNA from Symbiodinium sp.. Journal of Applied Phycology, 22 2: 139-146. doi:10.1007/s10811-009-9433-x
Rosic, Nedeljka (2009) Versatile capacity of shuffled cytochrome P450s for dye production. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 82 2: 203-210. doi:10.1007/s00253-008-1812-8
Rosic, Nedeljka N., Huang, Weiliang, Johnston, Wayne A., DeVoss, James J. and Gillam, Elizabeth M.J. (2007) Extending the diversity of cytochrome P450 enzymes by DNA family shuffling. Gene, 395 1-2: 40-48. doi:10.1016/j.gene.2007.01.031
Rosic, Nedeljka (2007) Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated transformation of medicinal plants from the family rhamnaceae. Transgenic Plant Journal, 1 1: 233-236.
Sabovljevic, Aneta, Rosic, Nedeljka, Jankovic, Teodora and Grubisic, Dragoljub (2006) Secoiridoid content of Blackstonia perfoliata in vivo and in vitro. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology: Plant, 42 5: 427-431. doi:10.1079/IVP2006759
Rosić, N., Momčilović, I., Kovačević, N and Grubišić, D. (2005) Genetic transformation of Rhamnus fallax and hairy roots as a source of anthraquinones. Biologia Plantarum, 50 4: 514-518. doi:10.1007/s10535-006-0081-6
Bijelovic, A., Rosic, N., Miljus-Djukic, J., Ninkovic, S. and Grubisic, D. (2004) In vitro regeneration and transformation of Blackstonia perfoliata. Biologia Plantarum, 48 3: 333-338. doi:10.1023/B:BIOP.0000041083.41294.31
Rosic, N. and Dove, S. (2013). How can dinoflagellates help in reducing coral reef vulnerability to environmental stress?. In: M. Dennis Hanisak, James A. Nienow and Akshinthala K. S. K. Prasad, Abstracts of Papers to be Presented at the 10th International Phycological Congress. 10th International Phycological Congress, Orlando, Florida, United States, (94-94). 4-10 August 2013.
Rosic, Nela, Pernice, Mathieu, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Dove, Sophie (2011). Differential Regulation of Heat Shock Proteins and Cytochrome P450 Genes in Symbiotic Dinoflagellates Under Thermal Stress. In: Fifth European Phycological Congress: EPC5 Programme and Abstracts. 5th European Phycological Congress, Rhodes, Greece, (145-145). 04-09 September 2011. doi:10.1080/09670262.2011.613192
Rosic, Nela, Kaniewska, Pauline, Ling, Edmund, Edwards, David, Dove, Sophie and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2011). Transcriptomics of the coral-algal symbiosis in response to environmental stress. In: Fifth European Phycological Congress: EPC5 Programme and Abstracts. 5th European Phycological Congress, Rhodes, Greece, (97-97). 04-09 September 2011. doi:10.1080/09670262.2011.613190
Rosic, Nedeljka, Lonhienne, Thierry G.A., DeVoss, James J. and Gillam, Elizabeth M.J. (2003). Directed evolution of mammalian cytochrome P450 enzymes involved in xenobiotic metabolism. In: Drug Metabolism Reviews: Proceedings 8th European Meeting of the International-Society-for-the-Study-of-Xenobiotics (ISSX). 8th European Meeting of the International-Society-for-the-Study-of-Xenobiotics (ISSX), Dijon, France, (46-46). 27 April – 1 May, 2003. doi:10.1081/DMR-120020120