Veronica Radice

Veronica Radice

Biological Sciences
Old Dominion University  (United States of America)
&  US National Park Service, US National Park Foundation, University of Queensland, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Research interests

Coral reefs | Trophic ecology | Stable isotope ecology | Ecophysiology | Symbiosis | Mesophotic

Veronica Radice completed her PhD at the University of Queensland in Australia studying tropical coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific. Her research investigates coral acclimatization to local environmental conditions. She uses field-based experiments and biogeochemical techniques to study how corals acclimatize to shallow versus deep reef environments, with a focus on lower-light mesophotic coral ecosystems. Veronica’s work is focused on understanding the impacts of ocean warming on coral recovery following coral bleaching. Veronica was a US National Park Foundation fellow studying shallow and mesophotic coral reefs in the National Park of American Sāmoa with the Barshis Lab at Old Dominion University (USA).

Veronica's research projects include coral biogeochemistry, physiology, and gene expression responses to global change such as marine heatwaves. She uses a whole-ecosystem approach across benthic and pelagic organisms, including nutrients, trace elements and particulate resources. Veronica employs field-based experiments, biogeochemical techniques (stable isotopes, fatty acids), and genetic tools to study organismal response.


  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

Upwelling as the major source of nitrogen for shallow and deep reef‐building corals across an oceanic atoll system | article
Radice V, Hoegh‐Guldberg O, Fry B, Fox MD, Dove SG (2019)
Funct Ecol

Biogeochemical variability and trophic status of reef water column following a coral bleaching event | article
Radice VZ, Fry B, Dove SG, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2021)
Coral Reefs 40:1-7

Biogeochemical niches and trophic plasticity of shallow and mesophotic corals recovering from mass bleaching | article
Radice VZ,  Fry B,  Brown KT,  Dove S,  Hoegh-Guldberg O (2022)
Limnol Oceanogr 67:1617-1630

Levels of autotrophy and heterotrophy in mesophotic corals near the end photic zone | article
Carmignani A, Radice VZ, McMahon KM, Holman AI, Miller K, Grice K, Richards Z (2023)
Front Mar Sci a repository for scientific information on mesophotic ecosystems | article
Bongaerts P, Perez-Rosales G, Radice VZ, Eyal G, Gori A, Gress E, Hammerman NM, Hernandez-Agreda A, Laverick J, Muir P, Pinheiro H, Pyle RL, Rocha L, Turner JA, Booker R (2019)
Database (Oxford)

Research keywords
Research platform experience
  Surface-deployed sensors and samplers
  In-situ instrumentation
  SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)
Research summary (from publications)