Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2018 High-frequency temperature variability reduces the risk of coral bleachingNature communications. 1671.
2017 Rapid adaptive responses to climate change in coralsNature Climate Change. 627-636.
2016 Comparing synganglion neuropeptides, neuropeptide receptors and neurotransmitter receptors and their gene expression in response to feeding in Ixodes scapularis (Ixodidae) versus Ornithodoros turicata (Argasidae)Insect Molecular Biology. 72-92.
2015 Ecological drivers and habitat associations of estuarine bivalvesPeerJ. 1-16.
2015 Melting barriers to faunal exchange across ocean basinsGlobal Change Biology.
2014 Lineage-specific transcriptional profiles of Symbiodinium spp. unaltered by heat stress in a coral hostMolecular Biology and Evolution. 1343-52.
2014 Mechanisms of reef coral resistance to future climate changeScience. 895-8.
2014 Next-generation sequencing for molecular ecology: a caveat regarding pooled samplesMolecular Ecology. 502-12.
2013 Genomic basis for coral resilience to climate changeProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 1387-1392.
2012 Amino acid sequence evolution in four Symbiodinium clades: an exploration into the genetic basis of thermal tolerance in Symbiodinium clade DBMC Evolutionary Biology.
2012 Are all eggs created equal? A case study from the Hawaiian reef building coral Montipora capitata.  137-152.
2012 Coral-associated marine fungi form novel lineages and heterogeneous assemblagesThe ISME Journal. 1291-1301.
2012 The simple fool's guide to population genomics via RNA-Seq: an introduction to high-throughput sequencing data analysisMolecular Ecology Resources. 1058-1067.
2011 A link between coastal upwelling and temporal genetic variability in the Acorn Barnacle Balanus glandulaMarine Ecology Progress Series. 139-150.
2010 Protein expression and genetic structure of the coral Porites lobata in an environmentally extreme Samoan back reef: does host genotype limit phenotypic plasticity?Molecular Ecology. 1705-1720.
2009 American Samoa’s island of giants: Massive Porites colonies at Ta’u Island.  735.
2009 Molecular markers show morphology is evolutionarily plastic in PoritesBMC Evolutionary Biology. 45.
2007 Phenotypic plasticity for skeletal growth, density and calcification of Porites lobata in response to habitat typeCoral Reefs. 559-567.


Year Title
2015 Genomic potential for coral survival of climate changeCoral Reefs in the Anthropocene. Springer.
2013 Marine conservation in a changing climateEncyclopedia of Biodiversity. Academic Press.
2010 Broader impacts from the bottom-up: integrating K-12 education into your grant applications. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.


  • PIRE: Centennial genetic and species transformations in the epicenter of marine biodiversity  awarded by National Science Foundation 2017 - 2022
  • Bleaching phenotypes of acute vs. chronic coral bleaching susceptibility and resilience: towards a standardized coral resilience diagnostic  awarded by NSF EAGER 2018 - 2020
  • Physiological and genomic investigation of coral thermal tolerance adaptation in the Red Sea  awarded by US-Israel Binational Science Foundation 2017 - 2020
  • Coral Thermal Adaptation in the Red Sea  awarded by US-Israel Binational Science Foundation 2017 - 2018
  • Climate change resilience and the heterotrophic “rescue effect” in the temperate coral Astrangia poculata  awarded by VA-Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship 2016 - 2018
  • Characterizing the distribution and local adaptation potential of the Northern Star Coral (Astrangia poculata) in Virginia  awarded by ODU Program for Undergraduate Research 2017
  • Thermal acclimatization capacity in reef-building corals: assessing the climate change resilience of the corals of American Samoa  awarded by NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program 2015 - 2017
  • Genomic basis of migration success in Pacific salmonids  awarded by Interagency Ecological Program 2013 - 2015
  • Old Dominion Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Grant  awarded by Old Dominion University 2014
  • Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship  awarded by Schmidt Ocean Institute 2010 - 2011
  • Genetics of Invertebrate Macrofauna in the Sargasso Sea  awarded by Schmidt Ocean Institute - 2010
  • GK-12 Education Fellowship, National Science Foundation  awarded by University of Hawai‘i, Honolulu, HI 2007 - 2008
  • C.H. and M.B. Edmondson Research Fund  awarded by University of Hawai‘i - 2008
  • Ecology and Conservation Biology Student Research Award  awarded by University of Hawai‘i - 2008
  • Arts & Sciences Advisory Council Research Award  awarded by University of Hawai‘i - 2004
  • Watson T. Yoshimoto Scholarship  awarded by University of Hawai‘i - 2004
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Zoology, University of Hawaii at Manoa 2009
  • M.S. in Zoology, University of Hawaii at Manoa 2008
  • B.S. in Biology, The Evergreen State College 2000
  • Full Name

  • Daniel Barshis