Jahson Alemu PhD


Postdoctoral Research Fellow
I am a tropical island marine ecologist with broad interests in coral reef ecology and understanding how human-induced changes alter how ecosystems function, the services that they support and they biodiversity they provide. Presently my research focuses on the trade-off decisions associated with coral reef management, and how an economic and ecosystem understanding of coral reefs, can help to better manage coral reefs, especially when much of itheirs loss may be inevitable. In Singapore I join as part of the  Coastal and Marine team for the Singapore Natural Capital Assessment.

I hold a PhD in Environmental Biology from the University of the West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago) and an MSc in Marine Biology from the University of Bangor (Wales, UK). Simultaneously, while studying I worked as a coral reef ecologist at the Institute of Marine Affairs and the University of the West Indies.
Chollet et al. 2017. Widespread local chronic stressors in Caribbean coastal habitats. PLoS One 12, e0188564.

Alemu. 2016. The status and management of the lionfish, Pterois sp. in Trinidad and Tobago. Marine Pollution Bulletin 109, 402-408.

Buglass et al. 2016. A study on the recovery of Tobago's coral reefs following the 2010 mass bleaching event. Marine Pollution Bulletin 104, 198-206.

Alemu. 2014. Fish assemblages on fringing reefs in the southern Carribean: biodiversity, biomass and feeding types. Revista de Biologia Tropical 62, 418-431.

Alemu & Clement. 2014. Coral bleaching in 2010 in southern Caribbean. PLoS One 9, e83829.

Alemu et al. 2013. Presence of the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in a vulnerably frog in Trinidad, West Indies. Endangered Species Research 20, 131-136.

McClanahan et al. 2012. Prioritizing key resilience indicators to support coral reef management in a changing climate. PLoS One 7, e42884.

Alemu et al. 2008. Presence of the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in populations of the critically endangered frog Mannophryne olmonae in Tobago, West Indies. Ecohealth 5, 34-39.