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Gabby Ahmadia

Completed

Gabby’s PhD was conducted at with partial field support from the Operation Wallacea Marine Research Programme. The primary focus of her research was examining how larger spatial scale factors effect habitat utilization of cryptobenthic fish. These are small fish that live close to the benthose and often have cryptic coloration, consequently, they are often missed in visual surveys. Recent research has revealed that they occur in high density and diversity and are likely to have an importation role in ecosystem dynamics. Gabby’s work in Indonesia was not only a providing a further understanding of their ecology in Indonesia, but also provided a baseline of the diversity and density of cryptobenthic fish in the Wakatobi National Park.

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