Aurore Maureaud of Agrocampus Ouest will work under Dr. Maria Beger's supervision during her internship from the 10th September 2014 to 13th February 2015 at the University of Queensland.
The work will involve two components, as follows:
1. Building a database and procedure to assess coral reef health under climate change
2. Modeling the dynamics of coral reef health in time, using examples from the Great Barrier Reef, the Pacific and in the Coral Triangle.
While these projects have been preselected and discussed with the intern, there might be scope for slight variations in the context and the species used. The main theme of all this work will be ecological modeling of marine biodiversity patterns to solve conservation problems.