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Marine ecologist Joleah Lamb came to Cornell as a NatureNet fellow in 2014. Working with marine ecosystems expert Drew Harvell and leadership at The Nature Conservancy, she is studying oceans 

Joleah Lamb: Protecting Coral Reefs

August 22, 2014

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Marine ecologist Joleah Lamb came to Cornell as a NatureNet fellow in 2014. Working with marine ecosystems expert Drew Harvell and leadership at The Nature Conservancy, she is studying oceans and waste, including natural methods for mitigating the spread of run-off pollution that causes infectious disease in coral reefs.

20140822-Joleah-LambPhoto-300x400.jpgLamb launched her research this summer in Indonesia and Washington’s San Juan Islands.

20140822-Joleah-ReefSurveys-300x400.jpgLamb examined corals for signs of disease in the reefs around Indonesia’s Spermonde Islands, with the help of researchers from Hasanuddin University.

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In August, Lamb joined new colleagues from Harvell’s lab at work tracking the ongoing sea star epidemic in Washington’s San Juan Islands. Harvell is holding a sick Pacific blood star, while PhD student Morgan Eisenlord takes measurements.

Front, left to right: Lamb (standing), Eisenlord, former postdoc Colleen Burge, Harvell; back, left to right: PhD student Allison Tracy, postdoc Jeff Maynard.