Coral Bleaching RCN Publications and Protocols

Publications (all open access)

Unified methods in collecting, preserving, and archiving coral bleaching and restoration specimens to increase sample utility and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Vega Thurber R, Schmeltzer ER, Grottoli AG, van Woesik, R, Toonen RJ, Warner M,  Dobson KL, McLachlan RH, Barott KL, Barshis DJ, Baumann JH, Chapron L, Combosch DJ, Correa AMS, DeCarlo TM, Hagedorn M, Hedouin L, Hoadley KD, Felis T, Ferrier-Pages C, Kenkel CD, Kuffner IB, Matthews JL, Medina M, Meyer CP, Oster C, Price JT, Putnam HM, Sawall Y (2022) PeerJ 10:e14176, DOI 10.7717/peerj.14176, OPEN ACCESS

Coral-bleaching responses to climate change across biological scales.
van Woesik R, Shlesinger T, Grottoli AG, Toonen R, Vega Thurber R, Warner M, Hulver AM, Chapron L, McLachlan RH, Albright R, Crandall E, DeCarlo TM, Donovan MK, Eirin-Lopez J, Harrison HB, Heron SF, Huang D, Humanes A, Krueger T, Madin J, Manzello D, McManus LC, Matz M, Muller EM, Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Vega-Rodriguez M, Voolstra CR, Zaneveld J (2022)  Global Change Biology, 28:4229–4250, doi: 10.1111/gcb.16192, OPEN ACCESS

Increasing comparability among coral bleaching experiments.
Grottoli AG, Toonen RJ, van Woesik R, Vega Thurber R, Warner ME, McLachlan RH, Price JT, Bahr KD, Baums IB, Castillo KD, Coffroth MA, Cunning R, Dobson KL, Donahue MJ, Hench JL, Iglesias-Prieto R, Kemp DW, Kenkel CD, Kline DI, Kuffner IB, Matthews JL, Mayfield AB, Padilla-Gamiño JL, Palumbi S, Voolstra CR, Weis VM, Wu HC (2020) , Ecological Applications e2262, doi: 10.1002/eap.2262, OPEN ACCESS

30 years of coral heat-stress experiments: a review of methods.
McLachlan R, Price J, Solomon A, Grottoli AG (2020) Coral Reefs 39:885–902, doi: 10.1007/s00338-020-01931-9, OPEN ACCESS

A review of coral bleaching specimen collection, preservation, and laboratory processing methods.
McLachlan RH, Dobson KL, Schmeltzer ER, Vega Thurber R, Grottoli AG (2021)  PeerJ 9:e11763, doi: 10.7717/peerj.11763, OPEN ACCESS

Protocols (all open access)

Laboratory protocols related to coral bleaching can be found at Coral Bleaching RCN Protocols and are listed below with doi links to the publications.