[image: Dr. Peter Glynn pointing at Clipperton Atoll on a globe]Peter W. Glynn, Ph.D.

Professor, Marine Biology and Fisheries
Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami

email: [email protected]

Peter's research activities center on coral community structure and function with emphasis on natural and anthropogenic disturbances to coral reefs. Major attention has been directed toward an analysis of the impacts of the 1982-83 El Niņo warming event on eastern Pacific coral reefs. The severely affected coral reefs in the eastern Pacific region are being study with respect to (1) initial and long-term disturbance effects (predation, competition, symbiosis, bioerosion), (2) causes of coral bleaching and mortality, (3) coral community recovery, and (4) records of El Niņo disturbances in the past, based on evidence from core drilling, sclerochronology, stable isotope and trace metal signals.

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. (1963) Stanford University


Glynn, P.W., R. Imai, K. Sakai, Y. Nakano, and K. Yamazato (1992) Experimental responses of Okinawan (Ryukyu Islands, Japan) reef corals to high sea temperatures and UV radiation. Proc. 7th Int. Coral Reef Symp. 1:27-37

Glynn, P.W. (1997) Bioersion and coral-reef growth; a dynamic balance. Pp. 68-95 In: C.Birkeland (ed.) Life and Death of Coral Reefs, Chapman & Hall, New York.

Glynn, P.W. (1996) Coral reef bleaching: facts, hypotheses and implications. Global change Biology 2:495-509.

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