Coral thermal tolerance shaped by local adaptation of photosymbionts
EJ Howells, VH Beltran, NW Larsen, LK Bay, BL Willis, MJH van Oppen
Nature Climate Change | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2012
The Centre for Marine Microbiology and Genetics at the Australian Institute of Marine Science provided aquarium facilities and NI. Salmon, I. Hochen, R. Berkelmans, D. Bourne and E. Puill-Stephan assisted with set-up or materials. R. Berkelmans and L. Took provided information on the distribution of Symbiodinium types on the Great Barrier Reef. J. White, I. Tan, S. Gardner, P. Warner, M. Condy, A. Moya and A. Baird assisted with fieldwork. I. Doyle, A. Negri, V. Cumbo and S. Uthicke provided technical advice on pigment analysis, coral larval rearing, Symbiodinium inoculation and chlorophyll fluorescence. The study was funded by an Australian Research Council grant to B.L.W. and M.J.H.v.O., an AIMS@JCU grant to E.J.H., and a Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility grant to B.L.W., M.J.H.v.O. and L.K.B.