CRRAM (Coral Reef Restoration, Assessment & Monitoring) Lab


Photo: David GilliamDavid Gilliam, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

"The protection and conservation of coral reef ecosystems will only advance through strong collaboration among coral reef scientists and local, state, and federal resource managers."

Research Focus

Coral reef ecology with an emphasis on restoration, assessment, and monitoring. Research includes investigating the ecology, restoration, and conservation of staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) populations. The lab has a strong resource management focus and works closely with local, state, and federal agency resource managers.

Research Activities

  • Studying the basic ecology of staghorn andother corals
  • Evaluating threats to coral reefs and their communities
  • Monitoring coral reef health
  • Conducting reef damage recovery and restoration projects
  • Investigating methods to improve restoration success

Contact Information

David Gilliam, Ph.D.
COE Room #223
(954) 262-3634