All data and code from my research is publicly available on my GitHub (seabove7). Please feel free to contact me with additional data/code questions!


Castillo KD*, Bove CB*, Hughes AM, Powell, ME, Ries JB, Davies SW. Gene expression plasticity facilitates acclimatization of a long-lived Caribbean coral across divergent reef environments. 2022. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/s41598-024-57319-0 * denotes co-first authors


Bove CB, Greene K, Sugierski S, Kriefall NG, Huzar AK, Hughes AM, Sharp K, Fogarty ND, Davies SW. Exposure to global change and microplastics elicits an immune response in an endangered coral. 2023. Frontiers in Marine Science. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.1037130 (Preprint) *Part of the Innovative Approaches to Coral Reef Science by Early Career Researchers special issue


Bove CB, Ingersoll MV, Davies SW. Help Me, Symbionts, You’re My Only Hope: Approaches to Accelerate Our Understanding of Coral Holobiont Interactions. 2022. Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi: 10.1093/icb/icac141 (Preprint)

Bove CB, Davies SW, Ries JB, Umbanhowar J, Thomasson BC, Farquhar EB, McCoppin JA, Castillo KD. Global change differentially modulates Caribbean coral physiology. 2022.  PLOS ONE 17(9). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0273897 (Preprint)

Eagle RA, Guillermic M, De Corte I, Alvarez Caraveo B, Bove CB, Misra S, Cameron LP, Castillo KD, Ries JB. Physicochemical control of Caribbean coral calcification linked to host and symbiont responses to varying pCO2 and temperature. 2022. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 10(8):1075. doi: 10.3390/jmse10081075.

Featured as the cover issue!

Brandt M, Silva-Romero I, Fernández-Garnica D, Qgudo-Adriani E, Bove CB, Bruno JF. Top-Down and Bottom-Up Control in the Galápagos Upwelling System. 2022. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7:1-8. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.845635.

Bove CB, Mudge L, Bruno JF. A century of warming on Caribbean reefs. 2022. PLOS Climate 1(3): e0000002. doi: 10.1371/journal.pclm.0000002. (Preprint)

Highlighted in EurekAlert, Latitude PLOS Blogs,, EcoWatch, and in Spanish at SINC!

Fifer JE, Yasuda N, Yamakita T, Bove CB, Davies SW. Genetic divergence and range expansion in a western North Pacific coral. 2022 Science of The Total Environment. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.152423.


Aichelman HE, Bove CB, Castillo KD, Boulton JM, Knowlton AC, Nieves OC, Ries JB, Davies SW. Exposure duration modulates the response of Caribbean corals to global change stressors. 2021 Limnology & Oceanography. doi: 10.1002/lno.11863. (Preprint)

Davies SW, Putnam HM, Ainsworth T, Baum JK, Bove CB, Crosby SC, et al. Promoting inclusive metrics of success and impact to dismantle a discriminatory reward system in science. 2021 PLoS Biology. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001282. (Preprint)

Baumann JH, Bove CB, Carne L, Gutierez I, Castillo KD. Two offshore coral species show greater acclimatization capacity to environmental variation than nearshore counterparts in Southern Belize. 2021 Coral Reefs. doi: 10.1007/s00338-021-02124-8.


Bove CB, Whitehead RF, Szmant AM. Responses of coral gastrovascular cavity pH to changes in light level and seawater pH suggest species-specific responses to the effects of ocean acidification on calcification. 2020 Coral Reefs, 1-17. doi: 10.1007/s00338-020-01995-7

Bove CB, Umbanhowar J, Castillo KD. Meta-analysis reveals reduced coral calcification under projected ocean warming but not under acidification across the Caribbean Sea. 2020 Frontiers in Marine Science, 7:1-11. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00127.


Bove CB, Ries JB, Davies SW, Westfield IT, Umbanhowar J, Castillo KD. Common Caribbean corals exhibit highly variable responses to future acidification and warming. 2019 Proceedings of the Royal Society B., 286:1-9. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2840.


Benson BE, Rippe JP, Bove CB, Castillo KD. Apparent timing of density banding in the Caribbean coral Siderastrea siderea suggests complex role of key physiological variables. 2018 Coral Reefs, 38:165-176. doi: 10.1007/s00338-018-01753-w. PDF

Publications in press and in review


In an effort to support open science, I try to upload all protocols for laboratory work and data analyses. While most of my work is available through my GitHub, I also have several protocols available online. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Coral Host Carbohydrate Assay in 96-well plates:

Coral Host Lipid Assay in 96-well plates: