C. Wall

Chris Wall

cbwall@hawaii.edu


Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

46-007 Lilipuna Rd

Kaneohe, HI 96744

Phone: 808-236-7493

Fax: 808-236-7443

Research Interests


My research focuses on the effects of elevated temperature and ocean acidification on the coral-Symbiodinium symbiosis and seeks to determine what factors contribute to the resilience or vulnerability of the coral holobiont to these stressors. I am particularly interested in assessing the effects of altered seawater carbonate chemistry on coral metabolism and the translocation of metabolic substrates from alga to coral, and how these processes may be modulated by the genetic diversity of the coral’s resident Symbiodinium.


Education


B.Sc in Biology, minor in Chemistry; University of North Texas, 2008
M.Sc in Marine Biology; California State University Northridge, 2012
Ph.D. in Marine Biology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, in progress


Teaching Experience


Adjunct Faculty, College of Life Sciences, Santa Monica College, 2013


Publications


Edmunds P, Burgess S, Putnam H, Baskett M, Bramanti L, Fabina N, Han X, Lesser M, Wall C, Yost D, Gates R. Evaluating the causal basis of ecological success within the Scleractinia. (in review)


Wall CB, Fan T-Y, Edmunds PJ. Ocean acidification has no effect on thermal bleaching in the coral Seriatopora caliendrum. Coral Reefs (In Press)


Wall CB, Edmunds PJ. In situ effects of low pH and elevated HCO3- on juvenile Porites spp. in Moorea, French Polynesia. Biological Bulletin (In Press)


Edmunds PJ, Cumbo VR, Wall CB, Fan T-Y. Brooded coral larvae differ in their response to high temperature and elevated pCO2 depending on the day of release. doi: 10.1007/s00227-013-2280-y


Stevens KJ, Wall CB, Janssen JA (2011) Effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on seedling growth and development of two wetland plants, Bidens frondosa L., and Eclipta prostrata (L.)L., grown under three levels of water availability. Mycorrhiza 21:279-288.


Presentations

  1. *= Presentation speaker,  † = Invited speaker, § = Poster presentation


§ Wall CB, Edmunds PJ, and Fan T-Y (2013) Elevated pCO2 increases ammonium excretion in the juvenile scleractinian coral Seriatopora caliendrum. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Regional Meeting


Wall CB* and Edmunds PJ (2012) In situ effects of low-pH and elevated-DIC on the calcification and respiration of juvenile massive Porites spp. Western Society of Naturalists Conference, Monterey, California


Wall CB*, PJ Edmunds, and Fan T-Y (2012) Ocean acidification does not enhance thermal bleaching in juvenile scleractinian corals. California State University Northridge Graduate Student Research Symposium .


Wall CB*, PJ Edmunds, and Fan T-Y (2011) Ocean acidification and increased temperatures do not act additively to cause bleaching in the juvenile scleractinian coral Seriatopora caliendrum. NSF USA-Taiwan Collaborative Research in Coral Biology: California State University Northridge, and Santa Monica College.


Wall CB* (2011) Chlorophyll fluorescence and the photophysiology of the algal symbiont Symbiodinium spp. Pulse Amplitude Modulation Fluorometer (PAM) workshop, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Checheng, Taiwan.


Wall CB*, PJ Edmunds, and Fan T-Y (2011) pCO2 does not affect thermal bleaching in juvenile colonies of the coral Seriatopora caliendrum. Western Society of Naturalists Conference, Vancouver, Washington.


Wall CB* and Edmunds PJ (2011) Taiwan-USA Bilateral Workshop on Coral Reef Research, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (2011) Elevated pCO2 and coral thermal bleaching: Does ocean acidification affect bleaching severity or recovery?


Wall CB* and Edmunds PJ (2011) Elevated pCO2 and temperature stress: Understanding the dynamics of coral bleaching in acidified oceans. Coral Reproduction and Resilience Workshop, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Checheng, Taiwan.


§ Wall CB and Edmunds PJ (2011) Effects of elevated pCO2 and temperature on the corals Pocillopora damicornis and P. verrucosa – a proposal for research. California State University Northridge Graduate Student Research Symposium


Stevens KJ, Wall CB*, Janssen JA (2010) The role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in modulating wetland community structure. Western Society of Naturalists Conference, San Diego, California


Stevens KJ, Wall CB*, Janssen JA (2008) Wetland plants form mycorrhizal association in variable water conditions. Society of Wetland Scientists Southwest Chapter Regional Conference, Birmingham, Alabama.


Outreach


2012: Student education and outreach: global climate change and coral reefs. Sun Valley High School, Sun Valley, CA.

2012: Mo’orea scientific research and educational outreach workshop, Gump South Pacific Research Station, Mo’orea, French Polynesia

2011: Student education and outreach: overfishing and human impacts on the ocean. Viewpoint School, Calabasas, CA.

2011-2012: Student outreach program, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Checheng, Taiwan

2009-2010: Texas Governor’s School research program for high school students: botany and environmental biology