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  • Coral Bleaching Paper

    April 24, 2019 - Associate Professor of Biology John Burt and his Marine Biology Laboratory Manager Grace Vaughan, along with Associate Professor of Mathematics Francesco Paparella and NYUAD Undergraduate Student Chenhau Zu have developed a cross-disciplinary collaboration to publish a paper entitled “Coral Bleaching in the Persian/Arabian Gulf Is Modulated by Summer Winds”. Paparella Francesco, Xu Chenhao, Vaughan Grace O., Burt John A. (2019). Frontiers in Marine Science. Vol. 6, Article 25, pp.1-15.

    This paper uses several years of reef-based temperature logger data as well as hydrodynamic modeling to show that coral bleaching events in the southern Arabian Gulf are the direct results of weak wind conditions, and that non-bleaching years are due to the presence of occasional shamal wind events which cool sea temperatures through evaporative heart loss.

    UAE Graduate Students Conference April 16, 2019 - Senior Vice Provost of Research; Managing Director, Research Institute and Professor of Biology Sehamuddin Galadari delivered the keynote lecture entitled, “The Seedling That is to Grow to a Fruit Tree Needs a Talented Gardener” at the UAE Graduate Students Conference 2019, held at Zayed University Abu Dhabi. 
    Biodiversity of North American Dryobates Woodpeckers Article  April 13, 2019 - Professor of Biology Stephane Boissinot published an article entitled “Biodiversity of North-American Dryobates Woodpeckers Reveals Little Gene Flow Across the D. Nuttalli x D. Scalaris Contact Zone.” Joseph D Manthey, Stéphane Boissinot, Robert G Moyle. (1 April 2019). The Auk: Ornithological Advances. Volume 136, Issue 2, ukz015. The article was a collaboration with former NYUAD Postdoctoral Associate Joseph Manthey and Robert Moyle, from Kansas State University.    
    Abu Dhabi Mangroves Interview

    April 12, 2019 - Assistant Professor of Biology Shady Amin was interviewed by The National Newspaper for an article entitled, "Why the UAE's Mangroves are so Important - And How to Save Them".     

Latest Media Articles

NYU Abu Dhabi science faculty and researchers are frequently featured in local and international media.

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers unlock the secrets of liver regeneration
NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have reported a new way in which the liver is primed to regenerate itself.
Go Dubai | June 22, 2019

Unlocking the secrets of liver regeneration
Researchers have reported a new way in which the liver is primed to regenerate itself. They found that by stripping parts of the epigenome, which play a primary role in repressing 'jumping genes' (i.e. transposable elements), other epigenetic marks were redistributed.
Daily Science | June 20, 2019

World's largest marine dead zone may reach UAE’s shores
NYUAD researchers use computer modelling to study growth of dead zone in Arabian Gulf.
The National | June 16, 2019

First baby turtles of the season hatch at Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat beach
More than 70 critically-endangered hawksbill hatchlings made their way into the sea.
The National | June 02, 2019


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