Research Personnel

Augustin Engman 2017-07-06T15:11:08+00:00

Contact Information

Office Address
Applied Ecology
227 David Clark Labs
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695


Gus Engman

Augustin Engman

Research Associate Postdoc, Applied Ecology


2011 – M.S., Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
2007 – B.S., Marine Science and Biology
2017 – Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Research Interests

Cover PhotoMy research aims to understand the ecology of the fish assemblages of tropical and subtropical rivers. Tropical riverine fishes are threatened by many anthropogenic stressors but they are an important resource to local people through sport, commercial and subsistence fisheries and very little is known about their ecology. My main research goal is to inform managers as they work to protect and/or restore healthy ecosystem functioning of tropical rivers while maximizing the ecosystem services provided to local people.

Web Resources

NC Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Puerto Rico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

Selected Publications

Engman, A. and A. Ramírez, 2012. Fish assemblage structure in urban streams of Puerto Rico: the importance of reach- and catchment-scale abiotic factors. Hydrobiolgia 693: 141-155.

Ramírez, A., A. Engman, K.G. Rosas, O. Perez-Reyes, and D.M. Martinó-Cardona, 2012. Urban impacts on tropical island streams: some key aspects influencing ecosystem response. Urban Ecosystems 15: 315-325.

Worden, A., Janouskovec, J., McRose, D., Engman, A., Welsh, R., Malfatti, S., Tringe, S., et al. (2012). Global distribution of a wild alga revealed by targeted metagenomics. Current Biology 22: R682–R683.