I am researching nitrogen cycling in different Red Sea coral holobionts. I am looking especially at the relative importance of denitrification in regard to nitrogen fixation and environmental available nitrogen. I am especially interested in connecting nitrogen fixation and denitrification rates with gene abundance of diazotrophs and denitrifiers to understand their activity and what it is influenced by. For this, I am looking to use physiological and as well as molecular methods. This research aims to provide a better understanding of nitrogen cycling in corals which can hopefully help conservation and restoration efforts.
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