of Marine Biology and Fisheries
Darwin Medal, ISRS (1992)
Pacific Science Association
International Society for Reef Studies, Council Member
Executive Council, Charles Darwin Research Foundation
Paper Award, Coral Reefs, vol. 8 with L. D�Croz, International Society for Reef
Sigma Xi Scientist of the year, University of Miami
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 Ni�o 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 Ni�o disturbances in the past, based on evidence from core drilling,
sclerochronology, stable isotope and trace metal signals.
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
(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.
(1996) Coral reef bleaching: facts, hypotheses and implications. Global change Biology
Colley, S.B., Gassman, N.J., K. Black, J. Cortes, and J.L. Mate (1996) Reef
coral reproduction in the eastern Pacific: Costa Rica, Panama, and Galapagos
Islands(Ecuador). III. Agariciidae (Pavona gigantez and Gardineroseris planulata).
Marine Biology, 125:579-601.
J.E.N.Veron, and G.M. Wellington (1996) Clipperton Atoll (eastern Pacific):
oceanography, geomorphology, reef-building coral ecology and biogeography. Coral
(1993) Coral reef bleaching: ecological perspectives. Coral Reefs 12:1-17.
Prof. Peter Glynn
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149