Andros Creek Restorations Ten Years On

We headed to Andros last week to check up on previous projects and think about future directions. I was excited to see how well our first two small creek restoration projects looked. When you restore flow to the creeks through a narrow channel, the current is so concentrated that it apparently keeps mangroves from again encroaching. This maintains habitat for dozens and dozens of juvenile snapper, and feeding areas for motile fishes such as bonefish and jacks. Here is some more information on previous Abaco and Andros restoration projects.

By | 2016-02-04T10:18:59+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Categories: Andros Island, Featured, Mangroves and Creeks|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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Craig Layman
My lab’s interdisciplinary pursuits provide for a multi-faceted understanding of environmental change in the coastal realm. We are ecologists, asking questions that span population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary sub-disciplines. We often use a food web based perspective, exploring top-down (e.g., predation) and bottom-up (e.g., nutrient excretion) mechanisms by which animals affect ecosystem processes. All of our efforts are framed within a broader outreach framework, directly integrating science and education, using approaches such as this website.

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