Josh Manning, a 4th year PhD candidate in the McCoy Lab, has been selected to receive a 2021-2022 STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship to work with Dr. Simon Benhamou at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Montpellier, France. Josh will work with Dr. Benhamou to quantify patterns of space-use in Caribbean parrotfishes and to investigate the influence of social behavior on movement in these important coral reef fishes. Josh is currently in Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands collecting the data for this project along with two interns, Krista Laforest and Lena Kury. This work will contribute to Josh’s dissertation research investigating the role of territorial behavior in driving patterns of space-use and foraging on coral reefs. Josh is looking forward to collaborating with Dr. Benhamou and networking with the other amazing researchers at CNRS.
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