SPIRE Fellow Karl Castillo's Research Featured

Castillo's research featured in Raleigh's News and Observer and the Charlotte Observer. See full story at:
http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/04/04/1102905/diving-deep-into-coral-science.html

Karl's research focuses on measuring the growth of corals up to 100 years old and proposes that the creatures farthest from shore are more sensitive to environmental threats than their shoreside peers. The studies demonstrate researchers' abilities to predict and potentially mitigate the effects of future environmental stressors on coral reef ecosystems.

Karl D. Castillo, Justin B. Ries, and Jack M. Weiss. Declining Coral Skeletal Extension for Forereef Colonies of Siderastrea siderea on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, Southern Belize. PLoS One, Feb 2011. 10.1371/journal.pone.0014615