Jeff Brunson

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Address: Marine Resources Research Institute, 217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.953.1463


M.S., 1994, Louisiana State University

Research Interests

  • crustacean fisheries management
  • applied fisheries research
  • conservation ecology
  • population dynamics

Current and planned research projects

  • Implications of disease outbreaks for shrimp population abundance
  • Juvenile blue crab life history
  • Impacts of invasive species on native crustacean populations


  • Brunson, J., Kingsley-Smith, P.R., Leffler, J.W., Keppler, B., Fowler, A., DeLancey, L. and Whitaker, D. 2015. Research Needs for the Sustainable Management of Crustacean Resources in the South Atlantic Bight. Technical Report from a workshop held at the SCDNR Marine Resources Research Institute in Charleston, April 9th-10th 2014
  • Schock, T.B., Duke, J., Goodson, A., Weldon, D., Brunson, J. and Leffler, J.W. 2012. Evaluation of Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) health during a superintensive aquaculture growout using NMR-based metabolomics. PLOS ONE 8(3):e59521
  • Brunson, J.F., Romaire, R.P. and Reigh, R.C. 1997. Apparent digestibility of selected ingredients in diets for white shrimp Penaeus setiferus L. Aquaculture Nutrition 3(1):9-16