Fisheries Ecology Lab
Department Chair: Sean P. Powers, Ph.D.
The fisheries ecology lab conducts research on a wide range of species from oysters to sharks and in a variety of locations from Alabama to Alaska. In the Fisheries lab, we perform experimentation and field surveys to detect and quantify the effects of changes in top-down control (predator to prey). From a marine resources management perspective, information on these types of effects as well as the response of fisheries species to habitat loss is critical for the effective conservation and restoration of marine finfish and shellfish populations.