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Rowan McLachlan

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Microbiology

Rowan McLachlan

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Microbiology

Research

As a coral ecophysiologist, I am interested in understanding the influence of the seawater environment on the phenotype of coral holobionts. Specifically, I investigate the impact of global and local stressors such as ocean warming, ocean acidification, nutrient pollution, and over-fishing on coral physiology, morphology, and recently, the microbiome. Through my academic journey, I have studied corals on the Great Barrier Reef (undergrad), in Hawaii (grad), and in French Polynesia (postdoc).

Background

Education

Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, 2021

B.Sc. (hons) in Marine Biology, University of St Andrews, 2015