|2007 - Present||Research Scientist, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography|
|2001 - 2007||Research Assistant, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography|
- Thesis MEVS-5028
- Thesis MEVS-5039
- Thesis OCMB-6900
- Thesis MSMS-6400
|2004 - 2008||PhD, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography|
|1997 - 2002||MS, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography|
|1992 - 1995||BA, Florida State University ‐ college of arts and sciences|
Brian K. Walker
GIS and Spatial Ecology Lab
Nova Southeastern University
Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
8000 N. Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, FL 33004
In the News: Disease and Bleaching (5)
In the News: Staghorn Coral (5)
In the News: Our Florida Reefs (3)
In the News: Project Baseline (4)
Investigating the Spatial Distribution and Effects of Nearshore Topography on Acropora cervicornis Abundance in Southeast Florida PeerJ (2016)
Dense Acropora cervicornis aggregations, or patches, have been documented within nearshore habitats in Southeast Florida (SE FL) despite close proximity to numerous anthropogenic stressors and subjection to frequent natural disturbance events. Limited information has been ...
Demographics of a Nearshore Mating Queen Conch (Lobatus gigas) Aggregation on the Southeast Florida Reef Tract Bulletin of Marine Science (2016)
The queen conch, Lobatus gigas (Linnaeus, 1758), is a large gastropod found throughout the Caribbean region, including off Florida. The extent, habitat association, and population demographics of an aggregation were investigated off southeast Florida near ...
Possible Recovery of Acropora palmata (Scleractinia:Acroporidae) Within the Veracruz Reef System, Gulf of Mexico: A Survey of 24 Reefs to Assess the Benthic Communities Revista de Biologia Tropical (2014)
Recent evidence shows that Acropora palmata within the Veracruz Reef System, located in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, may be recovering after the die off from the flooding of the Jamapa River and a dramatic ...
Determining the Extent and Characterizing Coral Reef Habitats of the Northern Latitudes of the Florida Reef Tract (Martin County) PLoS One (2013)
Climate change has recently been implicated in poleward shifts of many tropical species including corals; thus attention focused on higher-latitude coral communities is warranted to investigate possible range expansions and ecosystem shifts due to global ...
Habitat Characterization, Distribution, and Areal Extent of Deep-sea Coral Ecosystems off Florida, Southeastern U.S.A. Caribbean Journal of Science (2013)
The deep-sea (200-1000 m) seafloor off the southeastern U.S. has a variety of extensive deep-sea coral ecosystem (DSCE) habitats including: deep-water coral mounds; various hard-bottom habitats off Florida including the Miami Terrace, Pourtales Terrace, and ...
Small-Scale Mapping of Indeterminate Arborescent Acroporid Coral (Acropora cervicornis) Patches Coral Reefs (2012)
Western Atlantic populations of the staghorn coral Acropora cervicornis have drastically declined over the past few decades. Hence, interest in its ecology and spatial extent has increased. Acroporid corals with indeterminate arborescent growth like A.cervicornis ...
Spatial Analyses of Benthic Habitats to Define Coral Reef Ecosystem Regions and Potential Biogeographic Boundaries along a Latitudinal Gradient PLoS One (2012)
Marine organism diversity typically attenuates latitudinally from tropical to colder climate regimes. Since the distribution of many marine species relates to certain habitats and depth regimes, mapping data provide valuable information in the absence of ...
Elevated Sedimentation on Coral Reefs Adjacent to a Beach Nourishment Project Marine Pollution Bulletin (2010)
An increasingly common method to restore eroding beaches is nourishment, a process by which lost sand is replaced with terrestrial or offshore sediments to widen beaches. The southeastern Florida coastline contains shore-parallel coral reef communities ...