Past Research


Reyn counting growth anomalies on the transect.

puakō Project

Working with the Puakō Community Association assessing coral health and water quality in Puako west Hawai'i Island.  With my buddy extraordinaire, Reyn Yoshioka, we quantified the presence and severity of Porities lobata growth anomalies and quantified Enteroccoci bacteria from coastal seawater samples.

Yoshioka RM, Kim CJS, Tracy AM, Most R, Harvell CD (2015). Linking sewage pollution and water quality to spatial patterns of Porites lobata growth anomalies in Puakō, Hawai‘i. Marine Pollution Bulletin.


Seagrass bed in the San Juan Islands.

Seagrass wasting disease in the San juans

Field and histological work on seagrass wasting disease in the San Juan Islands at Friday Harbor Marine Laboratory.

Groner ML, Burge CA, Kim CJS, Rees E, Van Alstyne KL, Yang S, Wyllie-Echeverria S, Harvell CD (2015). Widespread variation in eelgrass wasting disease in the Salish Sea. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.

Groner ML, Burge CA, Couch CS, Kim CJS, Siegmund GF, Singhal S, Smoot SC, Harvell CD, Wyllie-Echeverria S, Jarrell A & JK Gaydos (2014). Host demography influences the prevalence and severity of seagrass wasting disease. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 108: 165-175. doi: 10.3354/dao02709