What Happens When A Species Disappears?

In the US Virgin Islands, large species parrotfish have been removed from the ecosystem and indeed the marine food chain.

The consequence of this loss is unknown.

Zooplankton Abundance & Distribution in the Territory Has Never Been Studied, Until Now.

Under the direction of Virgin Islands’ native Dr. Sennai Habtes, professor of biological oceanography at The University of the Virgin Islands Center for Marine and Environmental Studies, Master of Science in Marine and Environmental Science candidate Mara Duke is studying zooplankton abundance and distribution surrounding Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, USVI.  This research is part of an ecosystem analysis study of…

Mare Nostrum Caribbean

The National Science Foundation has provided for only 28 EPSCoR jurisdictions in the United States. The Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR), hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands, is one them.