Hypoxia driven coral bleaching & microbial shifts in Caribbean Panama
Welcome. This page provides access to our study on hypoxia-driven coral bleaching and microbial shifts in Caribbean Panama. Ocean deoxygenation poses a serious threat to marine ecosystems, but has only recently been identified as a critical, emerging stressor in tropical ecosystems. Despite the catastrophic implications, the effects of oxygen-loss on coral reefs and associated microbial communities remains poorly understood.
To access the complete bioinformatic workflow & raw data use the buttons at the top of the page or visit https://hypocolypse.github.io/
You can also use the buttons above to access the the build code for the website, an interactive figure, raw R code, etc.
In this study, we
- Targeted two sites during the Bocas del Toro hypoxic event of 2017.
- One normoxic site & one hypoxic site, both during and after the event.
- Conducted extensive field measurements to quantify environmental conditions & corresponding effects on coral physiology.
- Used 16S rRNA amplicon & metagenomic sequencing determine the effects of hypoxia on microbial communities.
On this site you will find details on our reproducible bioinformatics workflow and how to access all data/data products. We also provide numerous data tables and figures including all tables, figures, and supplementary information from the original publiation.
Cite button above to access a BibTeX formatted bibliography for the references we used in this study.
Banner photo credits, Maggie Johnson & Noelle Lucey.