Jack Corso looks at the spatial ecology of the fringing, barrier and outer slope reef ecosystems

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

Undergraduate Jack Corso '19 works in Steve Pacala's lab at Princeton. This summer he spent his time in La Jolla, California learning the intricacies of the coral reef photomosaic methodology. Corso also traveled to the French Polynesian island of Moorea, located in the Society Island Archipelago. While on Moorea he stayed and worked out of the French research station, Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l’Environnement (CRIOBE). Corso's time at the CRIOBE station consisted of diving 2-3 times per day while using a dual camera rig to photograph the coral reefs located around the island. These photos will eventually be transformed into 3-D models which he will use to analyze the spatial ecology of the fringing, barrier and outer slope coral reef ecosystems.