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Scholarly Interest Report
Adrienne Simoes Correa
Lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • B.Sc. Biological Sciences (2000) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (2009) Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Advanced NY State Certificate Environmental Policy (2004) Columbia University, New York, NY
  • M.A. Conservation Biology (2003) Columbia University, New York, NY
Primary Department
   Department of BioSciences
Research Areas
 Microbial Community Ecology, Symbioses, Metagenomics, Coral Reef Health and Disease
Teaching Areas
 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles

Correa, A.M.S., Ainsworth, T.D., Rosales, S., Thurber, A., Butler, C.R., Vega Thurber, R.L. . Cryptic outbreak in corals driven by an in situ bleaching event: atypical herpes-like viruses and a new Megavirus infecting Symbiodinium.  In revision


Bryson, S., Thurber, A., Correa, A.M.S., Orphan, V., Vega Thurber, R.L. (2015). A novel sister clade to the enterobacteria microviruses (Family Microviridae) identified in methane seep sediments.  Environmental Microbiology 17:3708-3721


Zaneveld, J.R., Burkepile, D.E., Shantz, A.A., Pritchard, C.E., McMinds, R., Payet, J.P., Welsh, R., Correa, A.M.S., Lemoine, N., Rosales, S., Fuchs, C., Maynard, J.A., Vega Thurber, R.L.  Overfishing, nutrient pollution, and thermal stress interact to disrupt coral reefs down to microbial scales. In revision


Brandt, M.E., Smith, T.B., Correa A.M., and Vega Thurber R.L. 2013. Disturbance driven colony fragmentation as a driver of a coral disease outbreak PLoS One 8(2):e57164


Correa AM, Welsh RM, Vega Thurber RL. 2013.  Unique nucleocytoplasmic dsDNA and +ssRNA viruses are associated with the dinoflagellate endosymbionts of corals.  ISME J. 2013 Jan;7(1):13-27. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2012.75.


Correa, A.M.S., Welsh, R.M., Vega Thurber, R.L. 2013 Unique nucleocytoplasmic dsDNA and +ssRNA viruses are associated with the dinoflagellate endosymbionts of corals. The ISME Journal 7(1):13-27


Soffer, N., Brandt, M.E., Correa, A.M.S., Smith, T.B., and Vega Thurber, R.L. 2014. Potential role of viruses in white plague coral disease. The ISME Journal 8(2):271-283


Correa, T.B.S., Eberli, G.P., Grasmueck, M., Reed, J.K., Correa A.M.S. 2012. Genesis and morphology of coldwater coral ridges in a unidirectional current regime. Marine Geology 326-328:14-27


Silverstein RN, Correa AM, Baker AC. 2012. Specificity is rarely absolute in coral-algal symbiosis: implications for coral response to climate change.  Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Jul 7;279(1738):2609-18. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.0055. Epub 2012 Feb 24.


Stat M, Baker AC, Bourne DG, Correa AM, Forsman Z, Huggett MJ, Pochon X, Skillings D, Toonen RJ, van Oppen MJ, Gates RD. 2012.  Molecular delineation of species in the coral holobiont.  Advances in Marine Biology 63:1-65. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-394282-1.00001-6.


Vega Thurber R, Burkepile DE, Correa AM, Thurber AR, Shantz AA, Welsh R, Pritchard C, Rosales S. 2012.  Macroalgae decrease growth and alter microbial community structure of the reef-building coral, Porites astreoides. PLoS One 7(9):e44246. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044246. 

 Book chapters

Baker, A.C., Cunning, R., Correa, A.M.S. (In press). Diversity, distribution, and stability of Symbiodinium in reef corals of the eastern tropical Pacific. In: Glynn, P.W., Manzello, D, Enochs, I.C. (eds.) Coral Reefs of the Eastern Pacific. Springer-Verlag

Positions Held
 Sanctuary Advisory Council Member, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Galveston, TX. (2015 - 2016)