The biggest factors threatening coral reefs today are considered to be overfishing and high nutrient levels from untreated sewage. Ines simulated that by adding fertilizer, and excluding herbivore fish with a nifty cage design. See the results in the porster below. Additionally, you can read her publication here.

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About the Oceans

Ines Stuhldreier

Ines Stuhldreier

PhD

Ines joined us for her Master thesis in 2012, where she studied the effect of nutrients and over-fishing on corals reefs of Koh Phangan – which resulted in a publication. Ines moved on to Costa Rica to study Herbivory, phase shifts and functional groups in coral reefs. She finished her PhD in 2015.

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