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Dr David Bourne

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Dr David Bourne is a Senior Research Scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science. He has extensive experience as a microbiologist/microbial ecologist, with his research interests spread across a number of broad areas in marine microbiology. His work currently focuses on understanding microbial interactions with corals in two key areas: (1) investigating the normal microbial communities associated with corals and their functional roles in maintaining coral fitness; (2) elucidating pathogens and mechanisms of disease onset in corals and the implications this has on a stressed reef ecosystem, where changing climate is a major driver of coral reef degradation.

Dr David G Bourne
Australian Institute of Marine Science
Cape Ferguson, PMB 3
Townsville Mail Centre
Townsville Queensland, 4810.
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Phone: 07 47534139

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