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Joshua Feingold, Ph.D.

Dept. of Marine and Environmental Sciences
(954) 262-8307


  • B.S. - Trinity College
  • M.S. - University of Miami
  • Ph.D. - University of Miami

Area(s) of Research

My research concerns biological and ecological properties of coral reefs, coral communities and coral-associated organisms of the Eastern Pacific and Caribbean. Ongoing investigations focus upon distribution and abundance of free-living coral assemblages. In particular I have studied ecological responses of coral communities to El Niño impacts and subsequent long-term coral recovery, distribution and abundance of fungiid corals, descriptive ecology of coral communities, coral disease, and coral reproduction.

Current Students

MS Candidates

  • Kathryn Brown:  Population fluctuation of the nodular coral Psammocora stellata in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador: an indicator of community resilience and implications for future management.
  • John McDermond: Distribution, abundance, and reproduction in Porites divaricata, Florida Keys.
  • Katie Hendrickson: Sediment Core interpretation from a free-living coral community, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

Glynn, P.W., S. B. Colley, J. L. Maté, I. B. Baums, J. S. Feingold, J. Cortés, H. M. Guzman, J. C. Afflerbach, V. W. Brandtneris, J. S. 2012. Ault. Reef coral reproduction in the equatorial eastern Pacific: Costa Rica, Panamá, and the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador). VII. Siderastreidae, Psammocora stellata and Psammocora profundacella. Marine Biology, DOI 10.1007/s00227-012-1979-5

Feingold, J.S. El Niño, La Niña and ENSO. 2011. In: Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs, David Hopley, Ed., Springer, Part 5, 365-368.

Glynn, P.W., S.B. Colley, H.M. Guzmán, I.C. Enochs, J. Cortés, J.L. Maté, J.S. Feingold. 2011. Reef coral reproduction in the eastern Pacific: Costa Rica, Panamá, and the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador). VI. Agariciidae, Pavona clavus. Marine Biology, DOI 10.1007/s00227-011-1673-z.

Glynn, P.W., S.B. Colley, J.L. Mat\351, J. Cort\351s, H.M. Guzm\341n, R.L. Bailey, J.S. Feingold & I.C. Enochs. 2008. Reproductive ecology of the azooxanthellate coral Tubastraea coccinea Lesson 1829 in the Eastern Pacific: Costa Rica, Panam\341, and Gal\341pagos Islands (Ecuador). V. Dendrophylliidae.Marine Biology, 153: 529-544.

Richardson, L.L., R.B. Aronson, W.M. Goldberg, G.W. Smith, K.B. Ritchie, K.G. Kuta, J.S. Feingold, J.C. Halas, S.L. Miller, 1998. Florida's mystery coral-killer identified, Nature, 392: 557-558.

Feingold, J. 1998. Nueva especie de mariposa nocturna casi introducida a Galapagos. La Garua, 34:38.

Feingold, J. In Review. A description of a free-living coral community: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. In:Galapagos Marine Ecology and Evolution,Mathew J. James (ed.).

Reaka-Kudla, M.L., J.S. Feingold and P.W. Glynn, 1996. Experimental studies of rapid bioerosion of coral reefs in the Galapagos Islands. Coral Reefs, 15: 101-107.

Feingold, J., 1996. Coral survivors of the 1982-83 El Ni ño - Southern Oscillation, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.Coral Reefs,15: 108.

Feingold, J., 1995. Effects of elevated water temperature on coral bleaching and survival during El Ni ño disturbance events. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 236 pp.

Glynn, P.W., S.B. Colley, C.M. Eakin, D.B. Smith, J. Cortes, N.J. Gassman, H.M. Guzman, J.B. Del Rosario & J.S. Feingold. 1994. Reef coral reproduction in the eastern Pacific: Costa Rica, Panama, and the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador). II. PoritidaeMarine Biology, 118: 191-208.

Eakin, C. M., J.S. Feingold & P.W. Glynn. 1994. Oil refinery impacts on coral reef communities in Aruba, N.A. In: Proceedings of the Colloquium on Global Aspects of Coral Reefs: Health, Hazards, and History, 1993. Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, pp. 139-145.

Glynn, P.W. & J.S. Feingold. 1992. Hydrocoral species not extinct.Science, 257: 1845.

Brewer, R.H. & J.S. Feingold. 1991. The effect of temperature on the benthic stages of Cyanea(Cnidaria, Scyphozoa), and their seasonal distribution in the Niantic River Estuary, Connecticut.Journal ofExperimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 152: 49-60

Feingold, J.S. 1988. Ecological studies of a cyanobacterial infection on the Caribbean sea plumePseudopterogorgia acerosa(Coelenterata:Octocorallia).Proceedings of the Sixth International Coral Reef Symposium, Townesville, Australia, 3: 157-162.

Feingold, J.S.. 1987. Ecological studies of a cyanobacterial infection on the Caribbean sea plumePseudopterogorgia acerosa (Pallas) (Coelenterata:Octocorallia). M.S. thesis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida,61pp.


Feingold, J.S.. 1993. Community structure of a free-living coral assemblage, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Proceedings of the Seventh International Coral Reef Symposium, Guam, 1992, 1: 580.

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