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GIS & Spatial Ecology Laboratory


Photo: Brian WalkerBrian Walker, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

"Research on the spatial arrangement of coral reef habitats and their constituents will generate sound data for science, policy, conservation, and management of coral reef ecosystems."

Research Focus

Utilization of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a tool to study the ecology, distribution, and spatial arrangement of benthic (sea bottom) coastal and ocean habitats and marine organisms to provide maps and other spatial information for enhancement of knowledge, conservation, and resource management.

Research Activities

  • Spatial Ecology
  • Seafloor Characterization
  • Scientific research study design
  • Management applications of scientific research
  • Coral Reef Geology

Associated Researchers and Students

  • Cory Ames (Research Assistant)
  • Ryan Hoyt (Research Assistant)
  • Alain Pierre-Louis
  • Mollie Sinnott
  • Kimberly Smith

Contact Information

Brian Walker, Ph.D.
COE Room #503
(954) 262-3675

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