The Baseline Caribbean project samples Holocene and modern reef communities across the Caribbean. Our sampling approaches include taking bulk samples of reef material across different depths and habitats, extracting cores reef matrix to build time series, sampling archeological shell middens to extract snapshots of human-selected biological communities, and collecting individual samples of reef community members for physiological, molecular or isotope analyses.
Interactive map of where we have sampled
How we collect bulk samples from Holocene and modern reefs
How we collect push-cores and vibra-cores