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Adrienne Simoes Correa
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor in BioSciences
  • 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
Department Affiliations
  • Department of BioSciences
     Correa Lab Website
    Research Areas
     Microbial Community Ecology, Symbioses, Metagenomics, Coral Reef Health and Disease
    Teaching Areas
     Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles

    Maher, Rebecca L.; Johnston, Michelle A.; Brandt, Marilyn E.; Smith, Tyler B., Correa, Adrienne M.S. "Spatial patterns in macrobioerosion by the barnacle Lithotrya dorsalis across two reef systems with different disturbance regimes." PLoS ONE (In review) Submitted


    Thurber, Rebecca Vega; Payet, JŽr™me P; Thurber, Andrew R; Correa, Adrienne MS; "Virus-host interactions and their roles in coral reef health and disease." Nature Reviews Microbiology, 15 (2017) : 205.Unknown


    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, Andrew C; Correa, Adrienne MS; Cunning, Ross; "Diversity, distribution and stability of Symbiodinium in reef corals of the eastern tropical pacific." Coral Reefs of the Eastern Tropical Pacific (2017) : 405-420.Unknown


    Weinstein, David; Maher, Rebecca L; Correa, Adrienne MS "Bioerosion." Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems of the World (in press) : 30-Jan.Accepted


    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

     Invited Talks

    "Moorea Coral Reef LTER All Investigators Meeting, Invited Presentation, University of California, Santa Barbara, California." (December 1, 2017)


    "Rice University, Invited Seminar, Department of BioSciences." (January 9, 2017)



    CIFAR-GBMF “Continuum of Persistence” - Ecology and Function of Persistent Virus Infections


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

     Science Advisor, Fossilized Houston. (2016 - 2017)

     Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Member, NOAA. (2015 - 2017)