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PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title Director
Department Hatfield Marine Science Center
Institution
Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center ( HMSC)
2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr. Newport South Beach 97365
Address
Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center 2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr. Newport
South Beach
Oregon
97365
United States
Regions Sea of Azov
Tel 541-867-0211
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree Ph.D. 1985
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities My research centers on the ecology and life history of fishes, particularly the early life history of fishes. I have worked extensively on the biological and physical oceanographic processes affecting the retention and transport of larval fishes, both in terms of examining larval dynamics and population replenishment and population connectivity. My research also includes specific aspects of the ecology of larval fishes including vertical migration, growth, survival, and feeding. Besides larval ecology, I have worked on the reproductive and population biology of hermaphroditic (sex-changing) fishes, as well as community ecology of kelp bed systems. I have also been studying the role of juvenile habitat in the recruitment of fishes. My research has been conducted on both reef-related and pelagic species throughout the Caribbean, along the East Coast of the US, California and Mexico.
Research Region 35, Western Atlantic, New York Bight, Middle Atlantic Bight, California C
Skills/Expertise Larval fish, plankton ecology, population connectivity, bio-physical interactions

Group(s): GLODIR
Created: 1999-07-16 Last Updated: 2015-05-15 by Robert COWEN