At the inaugural mesophotic coral reefs GRC, Dr. Voss was one of three invited speaker in the Genetic Connectivity Among Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems session and presented NOAA CIOERT funded research regarding mesophotic coral connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, Belize, and Cuba. Drs. Diaz, Chaves-Fonnegra, and Studivan presented posters regarding mesophotic sponges, disease dynamics, and coral gene expression, respectively. Dr. Studivan, in presenting a portion of his dissertation research, was honored with the “Best Graduate Student Poster” award.
Gordon Research Conferences are prestigious international scientific conferences that promote the presentation and discussion of new, unpublished research at the frontiers of science. By limiting conference attendance, GRCs encourage the free exchange of ideas while fostering communication and collaboration among both prominent and developing researchers in targeted scientific fields.