Dr. Sven Uthicke

Dr. Uthicke is a Research Scientist in Water Quality & Ecosystem Health at AIMS and has expertise in experimental ecology, molecular ecology, and population genetics. In previous studies, he has investigated genetic connectivity and ecological function of coral reef invertebrates with special focus on echinoderms. His work combines field-based ecological surveys and experimental aquarium studies with “state-of-the-art” laboratory techniques and molecular analyses.

Dr. Uthicke is particularly interested in the effects of climate change, especially the warming and acidification of the oceans, on the process of calcification by animals in symbiotic relationships with plants (e.g. corals, foraminifera).