Artificial reefs in Haiti – ampil poisson!

We have been reporting on our long-term artificial reef research in Haiti for a few years now. This year we were pleased to learn that not only did our reefs survive the massive hurricane Mathew, but they also had substantially more fish on them than they did last year. This is a really positive sign that the reefs are providing important habitat. We are now working to quantify if and to what extent these reefs are enhancing fisheries. We will keep you posted as we learn more. p.s., the music is from a local group on the island we work on – Ile A Vache.

By | 2017-05-11T22:00:07+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: Artificial Reefs, Fish, Haiti|0 Comments

About the Author:

Jacob Allgeier

I am an ecologist with broad interests in how human-induced changes alter how ecosystems function and the services that they provide. A central focus of my research is understanding how changes in biodiversity affect the flow of nutrients and energy in ecosystems. Most of this research takes place in tropical coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrass beds, and coral reefs.

I am an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

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