Adi Zweifler Australian Marine Sciences Association 2022

Adi Zweifler

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Western Australia. My research interests are coral reefs biology and ecology as well as coral reefs conservation and management. I am passionate about working on unique and less well-studied reef systems where I feel my research can make the greatest contribution to improving our understanding of reef response and resilience to climate change and anthropogenic impacts. My Ph.D. research focuses on the unique turbid reef systems of Exmouth Gulf, WA. This project assesses coral reefs resilience and restoration potential within the Exmouth Gulf which is located directly adjacent to the Ningaloo Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The framework for this project is the recent observations by scientists, that some turbid reefs are more resilient to rising sea surface temperatures. My aim is to explore the potential of these turbid reefs to function as coral refugia or recruitment source to facilitate the ongoing management, resilience and restoration of the Ningaloo Reef should it become severely impacted by the ongoing effects of climate change.

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