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PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title Director
Institution
Address
Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean Box 10135
Mombasa
80101
Kenya
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Tel 254-715 067417
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Website http://www.cordioea.org
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree Ph.D, Marine Biology
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities PRINCIPAL INTERESTS 1. Ecology of coral reefs and associated ecosystems, biogeography and life history strategies of corals, coral bleaching. 2. Artisanal fisheries and indigenous knowledge, mapping. 3. El Nino impacts to East African reefs - biophsyical and socioeconomic, recovery
Research Region 71
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr David OBURA)

Obura, DO, Mangubhai S (2011) Coral mortality associated with thermal fluctuations in the Phoenix Islands, 2002–2005. Coral Reefs. DOI 10.1007/s00338-011-0741-7
Obura, D.O., 2010. Hawksbill turtles as significant predators on hard coral. Coral Reefs 29:759. DOI 10.1007/s00338-010-0611-8
Barott KL, Caselle JE, Dinsdale EA, Friedlander AM, Maragos JE, et al. (2010) The Lagoon at Caroline/Millennium Atoll, Republic of Kiribati: Natural History of a Nearly Pristine Ecosystem. PLoS ONE 5(6): e10950. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010950
LaJeunesse TC, Pettay DT, Sampayo ES, Phongsuwan NP, Brown B, Obura DO, Hoegh-Guldberg O and Fitt WK. 2010) Long-standing environmental conditions, geographic isolation and host–symbiont specificity influence the relative ecological dominance and genetic diversification of coral endosymbionts in the genus Symbiodinium. J. Biogeography. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2010.02273.x
Montano, S, Seveso, D, Galli, P & Obura, D.O. (2010) Assessing coral bleaching and recovery with a colour reference card in Watamu Marine Park, Kenya. Hydrobiologia 655:99–108 DOI 10.1007/s10750-010-0407-4
Masumoto Y., W. Yu, G. Meyers, N. D’Adamo, L. Beal, W. P. M. de Ruijter, M. Dyoulgerov, J. Hermes, T. Lee, J. R. E. Lutjeharms, J. P. McCreary, Jr. , M. J. McPhaden, V. S. N. Murty, D. Obura, C. B. Pattiaratchi, M. Ravichandran, C. Reason, F. Syamsudin, G. Vecchi, J. Vialard, L. Yu (2009) Observing Systems In The Indian Ocean. IndOOS http://www.jamstec.go.jp/frsgc/research/d/iod/cvrp_symp/masumoto.pdf
Veron, J.E.N., O. Hoegh-Guldberg, T.M. Lenton, J.M. Lough, D.O. Obura, P. Pearce-Kelly, C.R.C. Sheppard, M. Spalding, M.G. Stafford-Smith, A.D. Rogers (2009) The coral reef crisis: The critical importance of <350 ppm CO2. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58 (2009) 1428–1436. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2009.09.009
Obura, DO. (2009) Corals bleach to resist stress. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58:206-212. DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.10.002
Obura, D.O. (2009) Bleaching as a life history trait in coral-zooxanthellae holobionts – relevance to acclimatization and adaptation. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 7-11 July 2008
Carpenter Kent E., Muhammad Abrar, Greta Aeby, Richard B. Aronson, Stuart Banks, Andrew Bruckner, Angel Chiriboga, Jorge Cortés, J. Charles Delbeek, Lyndon DeVantier, Graham J. Edgar,, Alasdair J. Edwards, Douglas Fenner, Héctor M. Guzmán, Bert W. Hoeksema, Gregor Hodgson, Ofri Johan, Wilfredo Y. Licuanan, Suzanne R. Livingstone, Edward R. Lovell, Jennifer A. Moore, David O. Obura, Domingo Ochavillo, Beth A. Polidoro, William F. Precht, Miledel C. Quibilan, Clarissa Reboton, Zoe T. Richards, Alex D. Rogers, Jonnell Sanciangco, Anne Sheppard, Charles Sheppard, Jennifer Smith, Simon Stuart, Emre Turak, John E. N. Veron, Carden Wallace, Ernesto Weil, Elizabeth Wood. 2008. One-Third of Reef-Building Corals Face Elevated Extinction Risk from Climate Change and Local Impacts. Science 321: 560-563
Obura, D.O. (2006). Impacts of the 26 December 2004 tsunami in Eastern Africa. Ocean and Coastal Management. 49:873-888
Obura, D.O., Causey, B., Church, J.C.(2006) Management response to a bleaching event. In: Corals and Climate Change. (Eds) Jonathan Phinney (managing editor), Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Joanie Kleypas, William Skirving, Al Strong. American Geophysical Union
Obura, D.O. (2005). Resilience and climate change: lessons from coral reefs and bleaching in the Western Indian Ocean. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science. 603:353-372
Obura, D.O. (2000) Can Differential Bleaching And Mortality Among Coral Species Offer Useful Indicators For Assessment And Management Of Reefs Under Stress? Bulletin of Marine Science. (Special Issue: International Conference On: Scientific Aspects Of Coral Reef Assessment, Monitoring, And Restoration. 14-16 April 1999 Ft. Lauderdale, USA. The National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI)).
McClanahan, T.R., Sheppard, C.R.C. & Obura, D.O. (2000). Coral Reefs Of The Indian Ocean: Their Ecology And Conservation. Oxford University Press.
Obura, D.O., Uku, J.N., Wawiye, O.P., Mwachireya, S., Mdodo, R.M. (2000) Kenya, Reef Status And Ecology. Coral Reef Degradation In The India Ocean. Status reports 2000. Eds. Souter, D., Obura, D.O., Linden, O. CORDIO/SAREC Marine Science Program.
Obura, D.O. , Muthiga, N.A. & M. Watson. (2000). Kenya. Coral Reefs Of The Indian Ocean: Their Ecology And Conservation. Eds: McClanahan, T.R., Sheppard, C.R.C. & Obura, D.O.. Oxford University Press.
Obura, D.O. (2000). Participatory Monitoring Of Shallow Tropical Marine Fisheries By Artisanal Fishers In Diani, Kenya. Bulletin of Marine Science. (Special Issue: International Conference On: Scientific Aspects Of Coral Reef Assessment, Monitoring, And Restoration. 14-16 April 1999 Ft. Lauderdale, USA. The National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI)).
Obura, David, Julie Church, Hussein Mwadzaya, Elizabeth Wekesa, and Nyawira Muthiga. 1998. Rapid Assessment Of Coral Reef Biophysical And Socioeconomic Conditions in the Kiunga Marine Reserve, Kenya: Methods Development and Evaluation. FAO/UNEP.
McClanahan,TR and Obura,DO. 1997. Sedimentation effects on shallow coral communities in Kenya. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 209:103-122.
McClanahan,TR and Obura,DO. 1997. Sedimentation effects on shallow coral communities in Kenya. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 209:103-122.
Obura,DO. (1995). Environmental Stress and Life History Strategies, a Case Study of Corals and River Sediment from Malindi, Kenya. PhD Thesis. University of Miami, Miami, USA.

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