My involvement in the conservation of biological systems comes from two separate approaches. First, it is my sincere hope that the information generated from asking basic ecology questions will help to inform conservation and management by government and non-government organizations. Second, I conduct research that directly addresses questions in conservation, management, and ecosystem restoration. For example we recntly evaluated the how density-dependent population dynamics can modify the response of coral reef fish populations to the destruction and restoration of coral habitat. I have also been involved in handful of other conservation papers including topics such as fragmentation, ecosystem services (i.e. putting dollar values on ecosystems) and ecosystem based management through marine protected areas.
Carr L.A., Stier A.C., Bruno J. and 6 others. Illegal Shark Fishing in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. In Press Marine Policy.
Boyer S.E.*, White JS, Stier A.C., and CW Osenberg. 2009. Effects of the fish anesthetic, clove oil (eugenol), on coral health and growth. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology 369: 53-57. URL
Stier A.C., and C.W. Osenberg. 2010. Propagule redirection: habitat availability affects colonization and recruitment in reef fishes Ecology 91:2826–2832. URL. **Awarded best student paper award of 2010 UF dept. of Biology.
Barbier, E., S.D. Hacker, E. Koch, Stier A.C., and B. Silliman. 2011. The value of estuarine and coastal ecosystem services.Ecological Monographs. 81 (2) 169 – 193. URL
Osenberg C.W., Shima J.S., Miller S.L, and A.C. Stier. 2011 Assessing effcts of marine protected areas confounding in space and possible solutions. In J. Claudet (ed) Marine Protected Areas:Effects, networks, and monitoring – A multidisciplinary approach. Cambridge University Press. URL
Barbier, E. B., S. D. Hacker, E. W. Koch, A.C. Stier, and B. R. Silliman. 2011. 12.06 – Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems and Their Services. Pages 109-127 in W. Editors-in-Chief: Eric and M. Donald, editors. Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science. Academic Press, Waltham. URL