Dr. John BRUNO is a marine ecologist and conservation biologist. His research is focused on understanding and conserving the structure and dynamics of marine communities. Dr. Bruno works in a variety of marine habitats including coral reefs, coastal wetland and sand dune plant communities, oyster reefs and seagrass beds. Bruno is currently investigating the link between rising ocean temperatures and coral disease epidemics at a regional level; the importance of predator biodiversity in food webs; and the dispersal and meta-community dynamics of marine plants and animals. Dr. Bruno earned his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Brown University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University.