Ecological genomics and population genetics of reef-building  corals
 
First, we are looking at the common Indo-Pacific coral Acropora millepora to address genetics of the key physiology and life history traits, and identify their adaptive modifications depending on
 
Functions of coral fluorescence
 
Multi-colored fluorescence of reef-building corals is one of the most striking visual phenomena in the ocean. A number of observations indicate that fluorescent proteins play a major role in a
 
Oceanic fluorescence and luminescence
 
Although this direction is not one of our main research avenues anymore, we are still generally interested in molecular mechanisms and ecological roles of fluorescence and luminescence (see here for