Coral Reef Fisheries

We aim to combine modeling, field experiments, and observational studies for researching multi-species coral reef fisheries in Indonesia where products will lead to the development of assessment and management frameworks.

Tropical deep reef fisheries

Deep-slope demersal fisheries in Indonesia developed in the late 1970s to the 1980s and little data is available to manage stocks. Our work will aid in identifying methods for improving data collection to enable the establishment of harvest control rules this snapper-grouper fishery.

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Ghana sardine FISHERIES

Pelagic sardine species form the backbone for coastal fisheries in Ghana, but catches have been declining rapidly over the last decade. We hope to provide management solutions by simulating population dynamics under seasonal and spatial closures in Ghana.

Coral reef restoration

There is growing interest in coral restoration as a tool to mitigate impacts from climate change and overfishing, but the social and ecological feasibility is unknown. Through a multidisciplinary lens, our research seeks to critically examine coral restoration using a case study in Indonesia. 

Living Shorelines

This research, which is based in Martha's Vineyard, will allow managers to determine whether nature-based approaches are socially scalable or ecologically feasible for mitigating coastal erosion and eutrophication.

Integrated KELP Aquaculture

Incorporating cold-water seaweed crops such as kelp into existing Rhode Island shellfish farms requires minimal equipment and maintenance, and can benefit farmers by increasing and diversifying crop production in a sustainable way. 

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