Augustin (Gus) Engman
My research aims to understand the ecology of the fish assemblages of tropical and subtropical rivers. I am interested in working with riverine fish in the tropics because they are threatened by several anthropogenic stressors and they are an important resource to local people through sport, commercial and subsistence fisheries, but very little is known about their ecology. My main research goal is to inform managers as they work to protect and/or restore healthy ecosystem functioning of tropical rivers while maximizing the ecosystem services provided to local people.
I am also very interested in participating in science education that informs the general public about these same issues.