ABOUT ME

I am a broadly trained field and bench organismal biologist. My research laregely focuses around the evolutionary and ecological aspects of diadromous fish movements. I largely use artificial (acoustic telemetry and conventional) and natural (parasite) tags to do this. I also have a strong interest in using parasitic helminthes as a tool to study other evolutionary and ecological processes. I am interested in questions related to biodiversity, food-web patterns, fisheries and movement ecology, and host-parasite coevolution.

I love brewing and talking about beer because I really do believe it is one of the best combinations of art and science. I am also an incredibly lucky to be the father of an awesome kiddo. 

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Helminth Taxonomy and Systematics

The University of Southern Mississippi

2014 Department of Coastal Sciences, PhD

Fish-Parasite Co-Evolution

Gulf Sturgeon Recovery and Movement Ecology

Habitat Connectivity 

Texas A&M University at Galveston

2007 Marine Biology, BS

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