Scientist studying coral reefs
Inga Conti-Jerpe on Coral Reefs
- April 14, 2021 -

Inga Conti-Jerpe is a coral reef ecologist with a primary research interest in how corals obtain nutrients and food to survive and reproduce. Inga has a PhD from the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China, where she used stable isotope analysis as a tool to investigate variation in coral nutrition across species. Inga is passionate about science education and outreach and loves helping others investigate and understand the natural world. Inga is also an avid SCUBA diver; she got her certification at the age of 14 and has logged hundreds of dives both for research and fun!

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