Biofouling mitigation with waxes and essential oils for coral nursery management, out plant assistance, and larval survival. Efforts directed at aiding restoration groups in Florida including the Coral Restoration Foundation (https://www.coralrestoration.org/) and Mote Marine Labs (https://mote.org/), and now the Yucatan peninsula with the Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration (https://www.ccrrp.mx/).
Coral Disease Diagnostics using advance Mass Spectrometry approaches to develop diagnostic signatures for coral disease at a species level. Current approaches to disease diagnosis entail photographic reference cards, knowledge of diseases reported in the area, and the progression of the disease. For progress to be made in the management of coral disease, the disease must be definitively differentiated from one another.
Coral Drugs are a third avenue of investigation we are undertaking with collaborators at University at Albany, SUNY with initial targets of novel antimicrobial agents/antibiotics and neuromuscular diseases.