ASAC: Complex reefs and predator presence increase fish abundance

Had a great week here on Abaco  presenting my work at the Abaco Science Alliance Conference and getting out in the field to check on my ongoing research.  In short, my work thus far has shown that healthy, structurally complex reefs and the presence  of predators, Nassau grouper, increase total fish abundance on patch reefs. Check out this poster to read more on what we are finding right here off the shore of Marsh Harbour.

By | 2017-02-07T20:23:51+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Categories: Artificial Reefs, Coral, Endangered species, Fish|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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Enie Hensel
Broadly my interests lie in exploring the intertwining interactions between top-down and bottom-up mechanisms that have been anthropogenically impacted in coastal ecosystems. Currently, I am investigating how structure complexity and the presence of top predators affect patch reef fish communities in Abaco, The Bahamas.

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