Research in the Meyer lab lies at the intersection of microbial ecology and bioinformatics and seeks to answer fundamental questions about the structuring of microbial communities and the impact of microbiomes on ecosystem functions. Our current research focuses on understanding the microbial communities underpinning Florida and Caribbean habitats in need of conservation and/or restoration such as seagrass beds and coral reefs.

Our current projects include investigating stony coral tissue loss disease, developing probiotic treatments for corals with stony coral tissue loss disease, comparative genomics of bacteria associated with healthy corals, investigating changes in coral microbiomes under hypoxia, and using model anemones to investigate microbiome changes under multiple stresssors.

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