Dr Sophie Dove

Associate Professor

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science

Affiliate Associate Professor

Global Change Institute
sophie@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 57229

Overview

Photobiology of isolated reefs and their ability to withstand a range of future climate scenarios

1) Photobiology of corals - How do host and symbiont interact to provide a highly efficient autotrophic organism that is able to export energy and thereby maintain Coral Reef growth despite high rate of erosion and minimal energy importation? Are some symbionts hosted by corals more parasitic than others - translocating less energy to their hosts? Do some corals cannibalize asexually produced polyps in the interest of promoting genet survival?

2) Effects of elevated temperature and acidification on coral physiology – What alterations do corals undergo on a seasonal basis under elevated temperatures that fall within their Q10 coping range? How do these alterations differ from the effects of temperature above this range? When does bleaching shift from a controlled response that is beneficial for holobiont performance to a detrimental uncontrolled response that leads to “genet” mortality? What are the interactive effects of elevated temperature and atmospheric CO2 on coral physiology?

3) How does climate change affect the productivity of coral reefs? It has been argued that future reefs will be dominated by algae, yet the responses of many algae to a range of projected future climate scenarios has not been fully evaluated. Who will be the winners in the future and will they be able to sustain the large biomass of primary and secondary consumers that currently exist on Reefs?

4) Carbon flow within the coral-dinoflagellate symbiosis and its role in maintaining cellular homeostasis. Estimating rates of carbon fixation and translocation; identifying resultant metabolites; and relating these to cellular processes and cell fates.

5) To what extent are reef-building corals heterotrophic? Are clade D corals more dependent on heterotrophy than other corals? Can symbionts fed on corals taking up organic carbon in addition to inorganic nutrients?

6) How is the balance between reef accretion and erosion affected by the various temperature and acidification scenarios proposed for the end of the century?

Qualifications

  • PhD Biological Sciences, The University of Sydney
  • MA Philosophy, University of Southern California
  • MA (Hons) Maths and Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Publications

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Dove, Sophia Gwendoline (2008). Primary Production, Nutrient Recycling and Energy Flow through Coral Reef Ecosystems. In Patricia Hutchins, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Michael John Kingsford (Ed.), The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management (pp. 59-73) Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Anthony, K., Berkelmans, R., Dove, S., Fabricus, K., Lough, J., Marshall, P., van Oppen, M. J. H., Negri, A. and Willis, B. (2007). Vulnerability of reef-building corals on the Great Barrier Reef to climate change. In Johnson, J. E. and Marshall, P. A. (Ed.), Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef: A Vulnerability Assessment (pp. 271-308) Townsville, Queensland: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and The Australian Greenhouse Office.

  • Dove, G. and Hoegh-Guldberg, I O (2006). The Cell Physiology of Coral Bleaching. In Jonathan T. Phinney, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Joanie Kleypas and William Skirving and Al Strong (Ed.), Coral Reefs and Climate Change: Science and Management (pp. 55-71) Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Bender, D., Diaz-Pulido, G. and Dove, S. (2013). Effect of past and future Co2 emission scenarios and eutrophication on the common coral reef alga chnoospora implexa. In: M. Dennis Hanisak, James A. Nienow and Akshinthala K. S. K. Prasad, Abstracts of Papers to be Presented at the 10th International Phycological Congress. 10th International Phycological Congress, Orlando, Florida, United States, (9-9). 4-10 August 2013.

  • Rosic, N. and Dove, S. (2013). How can dinoflagellates help in reducing coral reef vulnerability to environmental stress?. In: M. Dennis Hanisak, James A. Nienow and Akshinthala K. S. K. Prasad, Abstracts of Papers to be Presented at the 10th International Phycological Congress. 10th International Phycological Congress, Orlando, Florida, United States, (94-94). 4-10 August 2013.

  • Rosic, Nela, Pernice, Mathieu, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Dove, Sophie (2011). Differential Regulation of Heat Shock Proteins and Cytochrome P450 Genes in Symbiotic Dinoflagellates Under Thermal Stress. In: Fifth European Phycological Congress: EPC5 Programme and Abstracts. 5th European Phycological Congress, Rhodes, Greece, (145-145). 04-09 September 2011. doi:10.1080/09670262.2011.613192

  • Rosic, Nela, Kaniewska, Pauline, Ling, Edmund, Edwards, David, Dove, Sophie and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2011). Transcriptomics of the coral-algal symbiosis in response to environmental stress. In: Fifth European Phycological Congress: EPC5 Programme and Abstracts. 5th European Phycological Congress, Rhodes, Greece, (97-97). 04-09 September 2011. doi:10.1080/09670262.2011.613190

  • Marker, Malcolm, Kline, D.I., Kirkwood, W.J., Headley, K., Brewer, P.G., Peltzer, E.T., Miard, T., Chai, A., James, M., Schneider, K., Silverman, J., Caldeiara, K., Koseff, J.R., Monismith, S., Opdyke, B., Dunbar, R., White, R., Dove, S. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2010). The coral proto free ocean carbon enrichment system (CP-FOCE): Engineering and development. In: Proceedings of OCEANS 2010 IEEE. OCEANS 2010 IEEE - Sydney, Sydney, Australia, (1-10). 24-27 May 2010. doi:10.1109/OCEANSSYD.2010.5603603

  • Dove, S., Hoegh-Gulderg, O. and Lesser, M. (2006). All-protein chromophores isolated from corals, quench superoxide radicals. In: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology: Abstracts of the Annual Main Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, 2nd-7th April, 2006. Annual Main Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology, University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom, (S132-S132). 2-7 April, 2006. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2006.01.051

  • Dove, S. G. and Hoegh-Guldberg, I.O. (2001). The molecular ecology of colour in reef-building corals. In: Australian Coral Reef Society, Magnetic Island International Hotel, Queensland, (). 6-9th July.

  • Dove, Sophie G., Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Siggaard, Dorthe (1997). Dissolved free amino acid (DFAA) concentrations in Great Barrier Reef waters: the implications for the role of DFAA transport by Acanthaster planci.. In: Proceedings of the Eight International Coral Reef Symposium. Eight International Coral Reef Symposium, Panama City, (1237-1241). 24-29 June 1996.

  • Dove, S, Horwitz, J and McFallngai, M (1991). Convergence in the Photophore and Eye Lenses of the Midshipman Fish. In: American Zoologist. , , (A96-A96). .

  • Dove, S., Horwitz, J. and McFallngai, M. (1991). Convergence in the photophore and eye lenses of the midshipman fish. In: American Zoologist. Proceedings of: Annual Meeting of The American Society of Zoologists, American Microscopical Society, Animal Behavior Society, The Crustacean Society and The International Association of Astacology. Annual Meeting of The American Society of Zoologists, American Microscopical Society, Animal Behavior Society, The Crustacean Society and The International Association of Astacology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, (96A-96A). 27-30 December 1991.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision