Understanding the ecological mechanisms driving early life history stages is fundamental to elucidate the processes that facilitate the replenishment of coral populations. This is particularly important in the context of the current degradation of coral reefs around the globe.

Our goal is to identify the key players (from organisms to molecules) influencing coral recruitment with the aim to aid reef recovery and sustain ecosystem resilience.

Our consortium runs different projects on coral reef ecology and restoration that touch upon various disciplines such as ecology, microbiology, genetic and metabolomics.


September 2020 New paper in Coral Reefs shows that not all species of crustose coralline algae (CCA) are beneficial to young corals. Congrats to lead author Dr. Jorissen. ... read more

August 2020 Does distance from macroalgae matter to baby corals? | Chloé and Hugo have launched an experiment to answer this exciting question. ... read more

July 2020 On-going experiments in the water and baby corals | Chloé and Hugo have launched a second experiment and are setting up coral larval behavioral tests. ... read more

June 2020 | Congratulations Dr. Hendrikje Jorissen! ǀ Hendrikje successfully defended her PhD thesis using videoconference on June 26th. ... read more

May 2020 | Wet again after 2-month pause due to COVID-19 | Chloé and Hugo who stayed at the CRIOBE station despite the COVID-19 can carry on fieldwork again. ... read more

March 2020 | ICRS 2020 postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 | Session on coralline algae also postponed .... read more

December 2019TURBOCORAIL field experiment launched! | Fabio returns home after a successful fieldtrip to Moorea manipulating sea urchin densities and experimenting with algal spores... read more

October 2019 | International Coral Reef Symposium | ICRS2020 | Bremen, Germany | Maggy is co-chairing a session at ICRS with ... read more


Grant no. ANR-18-CE02-0009