Event Details

Thursday, 12 May 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Goddard Building Room 257 (08-257)
UQ Location:
Goddard Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Ms Kerrie Fraser
3365 9753
Org. Unit:
Biological Sciences

Event Description

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Please join us for a special seminar from Dr Didier Zoccola from the Centre Scientifique de Monaco who will be presenting: Dissolved Inorganic Carbon in coral biomineralization: Stylophora pistillata as a model.

Symbiotic cnidarians from the order Scleractinia form the foundation of coral reefs, which constitute one of the most important biogenic structures worldwide. In our lab, we work on how these animals build these structures, i.e. the coral biomineralisation. This process involves the use of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) that exists in three forms in seawater: carbon dioxide (CO2), bicarbonate (HCO3-) and carbonate (CO32-). However, biomineralisation occurs in compartments that are not in direct contact with seawater and thus need to be actively supplied with DIC. Moreover, we have previously shown that, because of climate change and there resulting in ocean acidification modifying seawater carbonate chemistry, the growth of the coral, S tylophora pistillata, was altered.

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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