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Biology Faculty Member Colette Feehan Awarded Grant for Coral Reef Research

Dr. Colette Feehan is studying the ecology of coral reefs in the Florida Keys following Hurricane Irma with support from a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine “Scientific Research Disaster Recovery Grant.”

Posted in: Marine Biology, Our Research, Student Opportunities

Scientists surveying the coral reef community in the middle Florida Keys
Dr. Feehan and a graduate student using SCUBA to survey the coral reef community in the middle Florida Keys.

Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a powerful Category 4 storm on September 10, 2017. Dr. Colette Feehan, an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Montclair State University, and her team are conducting research to examine the health and resiliency of Florida’s coral reef ecosystem. A grant from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will allow for rapid-response research following Hurricane Irma, including establishment of new study sites, and replacement of equipment lost during the storm.

Undergraduate students interested in this subject can contribute to the project, contact Dr. Feehan to learn how!