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Jill R Bourque, Ph.D.

Jill Bourque is a Research Ecologist at the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center. 

As a member of the Benthic Ecology Group at the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center in Gainesville, Florida, Jill Bourque is involved in taxonomic identification and community analysis of marine macrofauna residing near deep-sea coral habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. Her research interests include the community ecology and ecosystem function of biogenic reefs in coastal and deep-sea habitats with a focus on how these habitats contribute to local and regional biodiversity.