The overall aim of this project is to establish the feasibility of implementing AGF in coral reef ecosystems using a combination of selective breeding, proteo-genomics and innovative translocation techniques.
Are there resource trade-offs between increased thermotolerance and other fitness traits in corals?
Are phenotypic traits for thermotolerance heritable?
Which physiological and proteogenomic traits correlate with increased individual thermotolerance in corals?
Can AGF and selective breeding lead to persistent shifts in thermotolerance in recipient populations?