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Caroline Rogers, Ph.D.

Caroline Rogers is a retired Research Biologist at the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center. 


Ph.D., Botany, University of Florida


Caroline Rogers was a Marine Ecologist with the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center based at the USGS Caribbean Field Station in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands until her retirement in 2022. Previously, she was a research biologist with the National Park Service in Virgin Islands National Park (1984 – 1993). She has over 30 years of experience in research on coral reefs and has published papers on coral diseases, the effects of sedimentation, effects of hurricanes, damage from boat anchors, long-term monitoring, reef productivity, coral recruitment, and the threatened coral species Acropora palmata. She served as the Deputy Editor for Reef Encounter, the newsletter of the International Society for Reef Studies.