Assess management options to mitigate lionfish impacts to reef ecosystems


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Florida

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Florida RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program

Project Location: Florida

Funding Source: Transocean
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research
Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

In the past decade, invasive lionfish originally from the Indo-Pacific, have rapidly colonized the northern Gulf of Mexico, and their numbers are increasing exponentially. Recent studies in other Atlantic regions indicate that the invasion has potentially devastating impacts on native reef fish populations and ecology, and threatens valued reef fisheries such as snappers and groupers. This project will develop new observations and ecological models to evaluate lionfish impacts on native reef fish, and develop models to predict how stronger management actions and varying levels of lionfish removals may mitigate their impacts.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

University of South Alabama


Project ID: 374
Project Name: Assess management options to mitigate lionfish impacts to reef ecosystems
SourceUID: flracep-2015-01
Latitude: 29.87
Longitude: -87.25
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s): Monitoring and Observations
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: University of Florida
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Allen, Micheal
Point of Contact – Phone: msal@ufl.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 352-273-3624
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of South Alabama
Link: http://fio.usf.edu/restore-act
Project Comments: Location is center of study area
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 294006
DWH Funder: The U.S. Department of Treasury
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Florida RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 294006
DWH Source: Transocean
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 10
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB