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Dr. Colette Feehan studies how ecosystem perturbations driven by disease outbreaks and climate change alter the structure and functioning of coastal marine ecosystems.

Dr. Feehan examines sea urchin extinction risk and the concomitant risk of secondary extinctions in coral reef ecosystems. She and her students are partnering with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to conduct scientific research that will inform the management and conservation of coral reefs.

Research interests

Marine biology, Community ecology, Ecosystem ecology, Disease ecology, Global change

Scholarly Interests

Marine ecosystems; Host-pathogen interactions; Predator-prey interactions; Disease ecology; Climate-change ecology

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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