Ann Commagere Hijuelos

Biography

EDUCATION

M.S., Biology, Florida International University, Miami, 2012

B.S., Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 2006

RESEARCH

Ann's research is focused on the planning and implementation of adaptive management programs and the assessment of monitoring needs and standards for large-scale restoration programs in the Gulf of Mexico including the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resources Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) and the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act).

BACKGROUND

Prior to joining the USGS, Ann's research focused on the application of science-based tools to inform restoration decision making in coastal Louisiana.  Her previous experience includes the development of monitoring designs across multiple spatial scales, habitat suitability index models as a decision tool for science-based restoration, and a programmatic adaptive management plan for recurring management decisions faced with uncertainty.