Jacob Allgeier, PhD ’13, awarded 2019 Packard Fellowship to study sustainable coastal fisheries

Jacob Allgeier. Photo: Dale Austin.

Ecology alumnus Jacob Allgeier, an assistant professor in the University of Michigan department of ecology and evolutionary biology, is among 22 early career scientists and engineers named as 2019 recipients of the Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

The fellows will each receive $875,000 over five years to pursue their research.

Allgeier, who received his doctorate from the Odum School in 2013, uses artificial reefs, mathematical modeling and community-based conservation programs to understand how an unlikely but renewable source of fertilizer—fish excretion—can be used to stimulate fish production and improve food security in tropical ecosystems.

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