Meredith K. Meyers

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Caribbean elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, has been decimated in recent years, resulting in the listing of this species as threatened under the United States Endangered Species Act. A major contributing factor in the decline of this iconic species is white pox disease. In 2002, we identified the faecal enterobacterium, Serratia marcescens, as an etiological(More)
A large section of the tropical Eastern Pacific coastline is nearly devoid of reef or consolidated habitat, and is known as the Central American Gap as it is associated with a biogeographic transition in fish and invertebrate species. We analyze phylogeographic data for intertidal barnacles (Chthamalus) to identify relevant temporal patterns that describe(More)
The fluorescent protein (FP) gene family is a highly diverse group of proteins whose expression govern color diversity in corals. Here, we examine the genetic diversity of FPs and the extent to which it can be used to assess phylogenetic relationships within the coral genus Agaricia. Tissue samples were collected throughout the Florida Keys from a wide(More)
Climate change scenarios predict stronger and more frequent hurricanes. We studied survival patterns of Acropora palmata during the hyper-active 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season [AHS] to assess future effects of routinely elevated storm seasons. Before the start of the 2005 AHS, 105 colonies on three survey reefs in the EPA/NOAA Coral Reef Monitoring Project(More)
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