Mary Alice Coffroth

PhD

MAC.

Mary Alice Coffroth

PhD

Mary Alice Coffroth

PhD

Research Areas

Evolutionary biology and Ecology, population biology of marine invertebrates, population dynamics of endosymbiotic dinoflagellates

Contact Information

447 Hochstetter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4871

coffroth@buffalo.edu

Education

  • PhD, Biological Oceanography, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami – 1988

Recent Publications

  • Neal, BP, Khen, A, Treibitz, T, Beijbom, O, O’Conner, G, Coffroth, MA, Knowlton, N, Kreigman, D, Mitchell, BG, Kline, DI. Eight-year time series indicates Caribbean massive corals not recovering from repeated thermal stress events. Ecology and Evolution 7: 1339–1353 DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2706
  • Poland, DM and Coffroth, MA Trans-generational specificity within a cnidarian-algal symbiosis. Coral Reefs 36:119-129 DOI 10.1007/s00338-016-1514-0
  • McIlroy, SE and Coffroth, MA. Coral ontogeny affects early symbiont acquisition in laboratory reared recruits. Accepted Coral Reefs. 
  • Grupstra CGB, Coma R, Ribes M, Posbic-Leydet K, Parkinson JE, McDonald K, Catllà M, Vooltra CR, Hellberg ME, Coffroth MA. Evidence for coral range expansion accompanied by reduced symbiont diversity. Accepted Coral Reefs 
  • Gregoire V, Schmacka F. Coffroth MA, Karsten U. Photophysiological and thermal tolerance of various genotypes of the coral endosymbiont Symbiodinium sp. (Dinophyceae) Journal of Applied Phycology (2017) DOI 10.1007/s10811-017-1127-1
  • McIlroy, SE, Kleuter, Gillette, P, Cunning, R, Capo, T, Baker, A and Coffroth, MA The effects of Symbiodinium identity on growth, survival and photosynthesis of newly settled polyps. J. Phycol. 52:1114-1124
  • Parkinson, JE, Coffroth, MA, LaJeunesse, TC. New species of clade B Symbiodinium (Dinophyceae) from the greater Caribbean belong to different functional guilds: S. aenigmatum sp. nov., S. antillogorgium sp. nov., S. endomadracis sp. nov., and S. pseudominutum sp. nov. J. Phycol- 51: 850–858 (2015) 
  • Klueter, A., Crandall, J.B., Archer, F.I., Teece, M.A., Coffroth, M.A. Taxonomic and environmental variation in metabolite profiles in marine dinoflagellates of the genus Symbiodinium. Metabolites 5:74-99 doi:10.3390/metabo5010074 (2015) 

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