Special Issue "New Frontiers in Reef Coral Biotechnology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 2043
2. Institute of Marine Biology, National Dong Hwa University, Pingtung 944, Taiwan
Interests: cryobiology; coral cryopreservation; molecular biology; cryo-banking; genetics conservation
Given the significant threats against coral reef ecosystems across the globe, there is an urgent need for science-based, solution-driven projects aimed at fostering the resilience of environmentally sensitive coral reef inhabitants in the Anthropocene. In this Special Issue of Applied Sciences on reef coral biotechnology, we welcome articles centered on the development and/or validation of tools to be used to 1) mitigate environmental issues plaguing coral reefs, 2) characterize marine invertebrate health and stress load, and/or 3) biopreserve reef corals (in situ or ex situ).
As an example of a recent article whose scope and theme match those of this Special Issue, Huang et al. (2020; Scientific Reports) experimentally optimized the culture conditions for the model reef coral Pocillopora acuta; these findings will not only aid ex situ coral husbandry but will also have implications for reef restoration. As such, both basic science articles whose findings have implications for applied reef coral science in the context of conservation and those directly testing a potential reef health or management solution with the use of a novel application will be considered.
Given the global threats towards coral reefs, the central theme of this conference "International Symposium on New Frontiers in Coral Reef Biotechnology" is particularly timely. Our goal is to promote communication and dialogue in this field among marine researchers within and outside of Taiwan, and we have invited experts in the fields of coral reef ecology, physiology, conservation, and biotechnology to discuss their recent findings with a cadre of both local and foreign scientists, as well as students in these scientific areas.
Prof. Dr. Chiahsin Lin
Dr. Sujune Tsai
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- coral biotechnology
- genetic conservation
- reef restoration
- coral husbandry and farming
- ocean monitoring
- deep-sea corals