Florida Institute of Technology

Welcome to the Marine Paleocology Laboratory

Some of our research efforts are focused on the Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP), where a severe El Niño event in 1982–1983 wiped out vast populations of the dominant branching coral Pocillopora damicornis. We are coring reefs across the ETP to determine whether that coral mass mortality was a unique historical event, or whether similar coral kills occurred in the past.

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