Dr Line Bay is a senior research scientist and Team Leader, Reef Recovery, Adaptation and Restoration at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). Her research integrates physiological, genetic and genomic data to understand how corals interact with their environment. Line is studying the rates and mechanisms of physiological acclimatisation, and the potential for genetic adaptation in response to ocean change. She holds a PhD in population genetics from James Cook University and is an author of more than 60 scientific and technical publications relating to coral reefs. Line is an adjunct research fellow with James Cook and Oregon State Universities and holds editorial roles with Coral Reefs, BMC Evolutionary Biology and Frontiers in Marine Science.