Coral reefs in Jobos Bay (National Estuarine Research Reserve) are under duress by anthropogenic as well as by natural stressors. The main purpose of this project is to implement the FORAM Index and to determine which factors play a seasonal role in the water quality of the reefs. This project is funded by Puerto Rico Sea Grant.
Dr. Olugbenga T. Fajemila (Osum State University) is leading this research effort as part of this postdoctoral experience in Switzerland. The main goal is to implement the use of benthic foraminifera as a low cost bioindicator tool in Nigeria for the first time. Biotic data will be compared with pollutants to assess the level of environmental health in Apapa-Lagos coastal creeks.
Osun State University (Nigeria)
- Dr. Olugbenga T. Fajemila (PI)
University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
Florida A&M University
- Dr. Michael Martínez-Colón