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Jasmine Valentin-Albanese

Conservation Biologist


Research Locations: Western Atlantic Region

Ph.D. candidate, Stony Brook University

Jasmine Valentin-Albanese uses a variety of techniques to address questions concerning the conservation status and ecological role of commercially valuable predatory fish within the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Using Baited Remote Underwater Videos (BRUVs), stable isotope analysis and genetics she has gained an understanding of the behavioral interactions and trophic relationships of upper and mid-trophic level piscivores.

Research

  • Uses baited remote underwater video (BRUV) to assess the abundance, diversity and behavioral interactions of grouper assemblages on coral reefs.
  • Uses chemical tracers (bulk and amino acid compound specific stable isotopes) to assess reef fish ecology.
  • Uses BRUVs as well as fisheries-independent sampling techniques to assess the effectiveness of current conservation strategies (i.e. marine reserves, seasonal closures) for grouper fisheries management.

Education

  • B.S. Marine Science, The University of Tampa, Florida