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Laurie Richardson

Professor Emerita

Biological Sciences


Office: AHC1 318A

Phone: 305-348-1988

Email: richardl@fiu.edu

Research Areas

Richardson's research group focuses on understanding the microbial physiology of pathogens associated with black band disease of corals and coral plague; microbial ecology of coral disease pathogens; microbial ecology of coral disease pathogens; microbial motility patterns (phototaxis and chemotaxis); Chemical microenvironments associated with coral pathologies and microbial pathogen metabolism (micro-electrodes); Reef studies of coral population dynamics in terms of disease events.