AOML's Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division


➤ Senior Research Associate
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Lauren Valentino works primarily on the project "Coral Growth and Reef Framework Persistence of the Florida Reef Tract: Miami-Dade to Broward" that was funded by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program. Valentino works with Dr. Derek Manzello to measure coral growth and bioerosion rates, as well as carbonate chemistry dynamics of reefs in Southeast Florida, off of Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This project is a continuation of work carried out by Manzello in the Florida Keys from 2009-2013. Valentino also serves as data manager and ensures quality control of numerous data sets. She received her M.S. from Cal State University in Northridge California in 2014 for her research exploring the impact of ocean acidification on the boring bivalve Lithophaga in Moorea, French Polynesia. Valentino previously received her B.S. from the University of Rhode Island.