Richard B. Aronson

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Department of Biology

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 Email: raronson@fit.edu
 Mail address:
    Department of Biology
    Harris Building
    Room 223
    150 West University Blvd.
    Melbourne, FL 32901
 Ph: +1 (321) 674-8034
 Fx: +1 (321) 674-7238


Marine Paleoecology Lab

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.