Sophie Dove (Ph. D 1998,) has extensive experience in investigating the effects of environmental change on marine aquatic organisms. She is presently concerned with the interactive effects of SW temperature and SW pCO2 on a broad diversity of reefal organisms that are directly involved in reef construction and destruction. She is a teaching and research academic at the University of Queensland where she is the Director of the Coral Reef Ecosystem Laboratory. She has advised 20 post-graduate students, and is highly active in research having published 34 high impact journal articles over the last 5 years. Her novel isolation of pigments from Scleractinian corals led to two international patents.