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Rene Abesamis


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Rene Abesamis

Silliman University-Angelo King Center for Research and Environmental Management



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Research interests

A core focus of my research is the ecological effects of marine protected areas, including understanding broader-scale effects through the dispersal of reef fish larvae and their implications for management in developing coral reef countries. I am primarily a field ecologist studying reef fish but in the past decade have led multi-disciplinary research programs on coral reef connectivity in the Philippines involving ecologists, oceanographers, geneticists and conservation planners. Recently, I initiated research on the ecology of fish that inhabit mesophotic coral ecosystems.

Publications

  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

S00338 017 1635 0 Benthic habitat and fish assemblage structure from shallow to mesophotic depths in a storm-impacted marine protected area | article
Abesamis RA, Langlois T, Birt M, Thillainath E, Bucol AA, Arceo HO, Russ GR (2018)
Coral Reefs 37:81-97
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Research keywords
Research platform experience
  Diving - Regular Open-Circuit
  Fishing
  Acoustic Telemetry
  Snorkeling
  Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV)
Photographs (of Rene Abesamis)
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Research summary (from publications)

Fields
1  Biodiversity
1  Community structure
1  Disturbances

Focusgroups
1  Fishes
1  Overall benthic (groups)

Locations
1  Philippines

Platforms
1  Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV)

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