Student NameAdrian Sakr
Faculty Mentor NameAndrew Altieri
CollegeCollege of Engineering
MajorEnvironmental Engineering
Research InterestsMarine biology, Sustainable development, Population ecology
Hobbies and InterestsPottery, soccer, piano, photography, traveling

Research Project

Developing Methods to Assess Corals Resilience to Ocean Deoxygenation

Exploring ways to measure corals’ ability to survive the reductions in ambient oxygen levels generally associated with anthropogenic carbon emissions, which increase water temperatures and reduce oxygen solubility. This is particularly important as the world’s oceans continue to warm and coral ecosystems are increasingly threatened by environmental destabilization.