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Restoration Trials Team

The Restoration Trials Team is responsible for developing trials and either conducting or coordinating monitoring of outplants to help determine when and where coral restoration should occur. The Restoration Trials Team aims to answer these questions: 

  • Determine whether non-affected species can be disease reservoirs or vectors
  • Monitor if outplants of susceptible species are surviving at acceptable levels
  • Identify if outplanting susceptible species might impact local disease prevalence
  • Address other priority research questions

Read the Restoration Trials Team Action Plan that contains recommendations for future restoration efforts (updated November 2019). 

Restoration Trials Team Reports

Are Acroporid corals a potential vector of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease?

Team leads: Kristi Kerrigan ( and Erinn Muller (

Last Modified:
January 14, 2020 - 8:28am

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