Earlier this year Yachts For Science matched Dr Kristen Brown to MY No Limit a 90ft privately owned exploration in Hawaii. In Aug/ Sept this year, she will be joining the vessel to carry out vital research. Kristen is a coral reef ecologist who researches the effects of global change on coral reef ecosystems. Her research aims to better understand physiological and ecological changes to individual organisms, species interactions, and coral reef ecosystems under global change. Specifically, her current research focuses on acidification resilience and if corals native to habitats with extreme daily changes in pH are better suited to survive under acidification stress.