About

Kristen came to Australia after completing her BSc in Canada at the University of Calgary majoring in Biological Sciences.   Kristen started at James Cook University completing masters course work and then an Honours project in marine biology, studying coral growth rates of branching corals at Lord Howe Island.  She completed her PhD in 2016 at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, JCU, studying the spatial and temporal variation of branching coral species on the Great Barrier Reef. Her work involved quantifying contemporary growth rates and looking at how coral calcification and physiology will be impacted in  future climate change scenarios.

Her research aims to understand the dynamic relationship of coral growth rates and environmental conditions, specifically aiming to increase our understanding of coral calcificaiton rates for multiple species and growth forms to variation in sea water chemistry and temperature. In doing so, she investigates how coral calcification and physiology will be altered with the sustained and ongoing effects of climate change.

Interests
Research
  • coral calcification, climate change, reef ecosystem dynamics, ecology, ocean acidification
Experience
  • 2016 to present - Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, JCU and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (Townsville)
  • 2016 - Reseach Assistant, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, JCU (Townsville)
  • 2012 to 2016 - PhD Candidate, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, JCU (Townsville)
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Ian Potter Foundation - Travel Grant

Variation in growth rates of branching corals along Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Indicative Funding
$1,200
Summary
To attend the European Coral Reef Sympsoium, Oxford, United Kingdom 13-15 December 2017.
Investigators
Kristen King (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies)
Keywords
Coral Growth; Isopora cuneata; Acopora muricata; latitude; Pocillopora damicornis
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