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Dr. Kristen Marhaver, a marine biologist, recently completed her NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship studying the ecology, reproduction, and juvenile behavior of Caribbean reef corals at the CARMABI Research Station in Curaçao. To help restore the damaged signals and factors that corals need to survive, she developed new settlement surfaces, bacterial probiotic tools, and rearing strategies for juvenile corals, including for threatened species. Marhaver's research has been covered by hundreds of national and international media outlets including NPR, BBC, The Atlantic, and Popular Science. Her honors include five fellowships and grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation, numerous awards for science communication, and recognition as a TED Senior Fellow and a World Economic Forum Young Scientist. Marhaver earned her Ph.D. from the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.