Two researchers will be awarded $67,124 for projects to help manage coral reef fisheries and address landslide and erosion issues on Guam. The funding was awarded to them through a competitive call for proposals by the University of Guam Sea Grant program.
Associate Professor Peter Houk of the UOG Marine Laboratory plans to establish a basis in guiding fisheries management with best practices to address pressing fisheries issues and improve ecosystem resiliency. And Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Uljwalkumar Patil will examine the effectiveness of vegetation covers along slopes in an effort to improve soil conservation and prevent land-based pollution into watersheds.
The two professors will be congratulated at a brief ceremony at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Sea Grant headquarters at Dean Circle, House No. 25.
Thursday, October 10, 2019