Disease events are increasingly impacting critical marine habitats. This project will examine the role of marine fungi in health and disease of keystone organisms in coastal ecosystems, including macroalgae, seagrasses and corals.

This ground-breaking project will undertake a multi-organism assessment of disease events and determine the underlying role of microbial interactions in disease progression. In doing so this project aims to provide insight and offer solutions to the global problem of emerging marine diseases, a topic that has increasing importance in the face of climate change, urbanization and other human impacts on marine ecosystems.  

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