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Dr. Emily Howells is a coral biologist with more than 15 years of research experience focused on the ecological and evolutionary responses of reef-building corals to climate warming. She is based at the National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour and works with collaborators in Australia and abroad.


Dr. Howells’ research combines approaches in field ecology, experimental biology, coral husbandry, symbiosis manipulation, quantitative genetics, and population genomics. Her current research projects are designed to advance knowledge of the evolutionary potential of corals under climate warming and provide critical information for the adaptive management of threatened coral reefs.

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