JoleahLamb_cropJoleah Lamb

My current research focuses on identifying and assessing management tools for mitigating infectious disease that threaten reef corals and human livelihoods in developing coastal regions using field-based sampling and remote sensing metrics of land-use, water quality, and thermal anomalies.   For my PhD research in Australia, I identified factors associated with industries located near coral reefs that influence coral disease, specifically dredging for coastal development and natural resource extraction, fishing and tourism.  I’ve also examined whether existing coral reef management strategies are effective for mitigating coral disease, such as the use of marine protected areas.