Funded by the NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions Cooperative Agreement Award #NA16SEC4810009

Last year Dr. Martínez-Colón was approached by European colleagues to be a collaborator of a proposal to be funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The four-year proposal was approved!

Dr. Michael Martínez-Colón
Dr. Michael Martínez-Colón

The project, undeRstanding coral thErmal bleaching threSholds during past interglacIaL extremes: Insight into thermal strEsses dyNamics on tropical Coral reef Ecosystems (RESILIENCE), contributes to the understanding of climate dynamics in tropical (e.g., Florida Keys) and subtropical regions, and to understand the cause of the survival and or decline of coral reefs, which is presently a global serious concern.