Taxonomy of the coralline algae

The coralline algae are found throughout much of the rocky intertidal and subtidal areas, often to considerable depths where there is enough light.

They can be extremely difficult to identify and are almost always overlooked. Yet they are a key architectural component of the marine environment.

We are concentrating on the taxonomy of the geniculate coralline algae in the North Atlantic, for example Corallina.

Project researchers

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Prof Juliet Brodie

Research Chair, Division of Genomic and Microbial Diversity, Department of Life Sciences.

  • L Irvine