Conservation/Management Faculty

Faculty research
Faculty Research Potential Primary Advisor*
Michael D. Arendt Environmental influences on animal occurrence, population dynamics and demographic structure, collection of large data sets through remote and/or innovative technologies, time series analysis NO
Larry L. Bowman Conservation and adaptive management of commercial and recreation fisheries; population genetics and genomics; species delimitation and phylogenetics; evolutionary ecology and life history evolution; applications of molecular ecology for conservation; theory and mathematical modeling; STEM education and outreach YES
Jeffrey F. Brunson Crustacean fisheries management, applied fisheries research, conservation ecology, population dynamics NO
Walter J. Bubley Fisheries science, fisheries ecology, fish life history (age/growth/reproduction) YES
Loren D. Coen Restoration and management of marine and estuarine habitats, especially those dominated by plants and bivalves NO
Cynthia L. Cooksey Estuarine and marine resource management, regulatory and policy; environmental monitoring and assessments NO
Russell D. Day Biomonitoring of marine ecosystems and organismal health, environmental chemistry, coral stressors, health, and geochemistry, isotopes, heavy metals, trace elements in the marine environment, ocean acidification, sea turtle ecotoxicology NO
M. Richard DeVoe Aquaculture policy; marine/coastal policy and management; science management NO
Peter J. Etnoyer Deep-sea coral diversity and ecology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for marine conservation and management YES
Leslie B. Hart Environmental exposure to man-made chemicals and resultant health effects; determination of indicators and biomarkers of sublethal health effects resulting from chemical exposure; Development of reference intervals for clinical screening of health abnormalities; Development of mobile applications to detect and evaluate health outcomes  NO
Jeffrey L. Hyland Environmental monitoring and assessments, benthic ecology, ecotoxicology NO

Michael R. Kendrick

Effects of environmental change on the ecology of marine and freshwater invertebrates, population, community and ecosystem ecology, using long-tern data to address ecological quesitons YES

James Kilfoil

Elasmobranchs, fisheries research, population dynamics, spatial ecology, bycatch, predator-prey interactions, human-wildlife interactions, marine survey technologies and methodologies YES
Norman S. Levine Mapping and modeling of the natural environment; environmental, ecologic, and anthropogenic resilience to sea level rise; applications of remote sensing and GIS in coastal and estuarine environments YES
Susan Lovelace Linkages between coastal environmental health and ecosystem services and human health and human wellbeing NO
Ruairi MacNamara Fisheries management and ecology; population dynamics; culture-based stock enhancement NO
Wayne E. McFee Marine mammal strandings, marine mammal life history, dolphin/human interactions NO
Daniel McGlinn Assemblage of ecological communities in space and time; ecological theory applied to understand conservation of biodiversity; role of fire and other disturbances in shaping community structure YES
Paul M. Nolan Behavioral ecology, disease ecology, ornithology, avian habitat selection NO
David Wm. Owens Sea turtle behavior, physiology and ecology NO
Marcel J. M. Reichert Fishery science and management, fish biology and ecology, ecology of marine life bottom habitats, estuarine ecology YES
Joshua Robinson Fluvial geomorphology; environmental hydraulics; restoration and management of aquatic ecosystems; nature-based solutions to water management NO
Denise M. Sanger Estuarine ecology and ecotoxicology, impacts of coastal development on estuarine environments, stormwater runoff YES
George R. Sedberry Community population and trophic ecology of marine fishes, coral reef biology, fisheries biology NO
Andrew M. Shedlock Genomics, evolution and conservation biology of marine vertebrates YES
Virginia R. Shervette Coral reef fishes, conservation and fisheries management, fish community and population dynamics, tropical biology YES
Andrew W. Tweel Wetland and coastal landscape ecology and sustainability YES
J. David Whitaker Crustacean fisheries resource research NO
Pace Wilber Geographical information systems NO

*NO=cannot serve as major advisor, but can serve on thesis committee