Workshop #2 – Sample Archiving Protocol Recommendations 1-3 July 2020


The goal of this workshop will be to create and make available the following tools:

i. Recommendations for the preservation and archiving experimentally derived samples so that they can be shared effectively for additional downstream analyses
ii. A list of archived coral bleaching samples and ongoing experiments available for additional research and collaboration
iii. Provide a platform for the formation of multi-PI interdisciplinary teams to address the most pressing themes in coral bleaching research (i.e., bleaching mechanisms, bleaching recovery processes, and bleaching resistance and refugia)

When: 1-3 July 2020 with introductory session on 30 June 2020

Where: Online Virtual Workshop (via Zoom)

Workshop leader: Rebecca Vega Thurber (

Workshop co-leaders: Andréa Grottoli, Robert van Woesik, Robert Toonen, Mark Warner, Thomas Felis

Workshop participants:

Barrot, Katie Pennsylvania State University
Barshis, Dan Old Dominion University
Baumann, Justin U. of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Chapron, Leila Ohio State University
Combosch, David University of Guam
Correa, Adrienne Rice University
DeCarlo, Thomas King Abdullah U. of Science & Tech
Dobson, Kerri Ohio State University
Felis, Tom University of Bremen
Ferrier-Pagès, Christine Centre Scientific Monoco
Grottoli, Andréa Ohio State University
Hedoiun, Laetitia Centre Nat’l de la Recherche Sci.
Hoadley, Kenneth University of Alabama
Kenkel, Carly University of Southern California
Kuffner, Ilsa United States Geological Survey
McLachlan, Rowan Ohio State University
Medina, Monica Pennsylvania State University
Meyer, Chris Smithsonian Institute
Muller, Erinn Mote Marine Laboratory
Oster, Corinna University of Bremen
Price, Jamie Ohio State University
Putnam, Hollie University of Rhode Island
Sawall, Yvonne Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
Schmeltzer, Emily Oregon State University
Thornhill, Dan National Science Foundation
Toonen, Rob University of Hawaii
van Woesik, Rob Florida Institute of Technology
Vega Thurber, Rebecca Oregon State University
Warner, Mark University of Deleware

Questions? Contact the Coral Bleaching RCN Director Andréa Grottoli ( or this workshop’s leader Dr. Rebecca Vega Thurber (