NPR story reflects work of Steneck, international coral reef experts

Robert Steneck, a professor of marine biology at the University of Maine, is one of the co-authors on a new study, “Designing a Blueprint for Coral Reef Survival,” published in the journal Biological Conservation. Lead author Joan Kleypas of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado was interviewed by National Public Radio for a story, “Fearing Their Kids Will Inherit Dead Coral Reefs, Scientists Are Urging Bold Action.” Steneck, whose more than 40 years of global research has included sites in the eastern Caribbean and the Great Barrier Reef, was among the coral reef experts from seven countries who met in Monaco in 2018 to discuss global and local measures to reduce risks to and climate change effects on coral reefs. The latest paper stems from that international meeting.