Latest Todd LaJeunesse Stories
For nearly 260 years -- since Carl Linnaeus developed his system of naming plants and animals -- researchers classified species based on visual attributes like color, shape and size.
Penn State researchers and their international collaborators have discovered a diversity of corals harboring unusual species of symbiotic algae in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea in the northeastern Indian Ocean.
A U.S.-led scientific team has found a rare photosynthetic alga might be able to save certain colonies of coral from the damaging effects of global warming. The team, led by Pennsylvania State University Assistant Professor Todd LaJeunesse, evaluated corals -- and the photosynthetic algae that live inside their cells -- before, during and after a period in 2005 when global warming caused Caribbean Ocean sea-surface temperatures to rise. Symbiodinium trenchi is normally a rare species of...
Scientists take advantage of 'experiment of nature' to discover new insights into coral bleaching.