Sennai Habtes

Research Assistant Professor

Organization: University of the Virgin Islands

sennai.habtes@uvi.edu

(340) 693-1388

University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas, 2 John Brewers Bay MSC117, St. Thomas, USVI 00802-6004

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My research falls primarily within the fields of fisheries oceanography and zooplankton ecology and is focused on using timeseries data to study patterns in, and impacts to marine organisms in tropical and subtropical regions. This often requires the development and analysis of data products from satellite, airborne and in-situ oceanographic sensors to understand large marine ecosystems at synoptic spatial and longer temporal scales. Here at UVI I am interested in studying the physical processes and environmental variability in coastal and pelagic ecosystems surrounding the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and to determine how these factors affect the abundance and distribution of marine organisms. In particular I am interested in larval fish and zooplankton, which are important life stages for most commercial and recreational fisheries. This information can be used to develop better tools for ecosystem based management and fisheries decision support systems.

Subject Areas:
Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Title Sponsor(s) Dates
NRT-INFEWS: Systems Thinking Training for Research ON Geography-based Coastal Food Energy Water Systems (STRONG-CFEWS) National Science Foundation 2017 - 2022 2022

External Collaborator

sennai.habtes@uvi.edu

(340) 693-1388

University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas, 2 John Brewers Bay MSC117, St. Thomas, USVI 00802-6004

Website