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Coral-Reef Researcher Wins Prestigious Award


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photograph of a white-spotted filefish surrounded by sea fans near Waterlemon Cay in Virgin Islands National Park
Above: Caroline Rogers took this photograph of a white-spotted filefish surrounded by sea fans near Waterlemon Cay in Virgin Islands National Park, one of the areas that has benefited from her coral-reef research. [larger version]

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist Caroline S. Rogers received a U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Award for Outstanding Scientific Advancement of Knowledge on Coral Reefs. The award reflects her significant contributions to coral-reef science, the National Park Service, the USGS, and the broader community of coral-reef scientists and managers.

Caroline's work has led to the development of monitoring protocols used on coral reefs around the world. Her research and monitoring efforts and her collaboration with others in academia as well as in Federal and territorial agencies have improved the management of Virgin Islands National Park and Buck Island Reef National Monument and given these parks some of the longest and most comprehensive data sets on coral reefs, reef fishes, and water quality in the western Atlantic.

The award was presented in Washington, DC, on March 3 at the 13th meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force. Caroline was surprised by the honor and readily shared it with her colleagues. "Thank you so very much for selecting me for this award. What a wonderful surprise! It really is for several people, not just one. During the course of my career, I have been very fortunate to work with many incredibly dedicated people who share my passion for coral reefs. This award recognizes the work of many people, including colleagues at the University of Hawai'i and the University of the Virgin Islands, as well as those from other Federal agencies, such as the National Park Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration."


Related Sound Waves Stories
National Park Service Honors Caroline Rogers for Her Coral-Reef Research
July 2003

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Long-term Study of Coral Reefs in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Dry Tortugas
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