David Bourne
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David G Bourne


Summary

My research is divided essentially into two areas, the first investigating the normal microbial communities associated with corals and their functional roles in maintaining coral fitness. The second research focus is to elucidate pathogens and mechanism of disease onset in corals and the implications this has on a stressed reef ecosystem in light of climate change being a major driver of coral reef degradation.

Marine Biology Microbiology

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Senior Lecturer

James Cook University of North Queensland
February 2016

Principal Research Scientist

Australian Institute of Marine Science

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