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About Brian K. Walker

Brian K. Walker, Ph.D., is a research scientist at the Nova Southeastern University. His research centers on the spatial distribution of organisms, coral reef ecology and geology, reef fish ecology, and landscape/seascape ecology. Of recent particular interest is building community biogeography into benthic habitat maps to inform ecosystem-based management and stopping coral disease progression and restoring populations through assisted reproduction of the most resilient individuals. He is active in shallow and deep water benthic habitat mapping, habitat impact assessment and restoration, GIS spatial analyses, optical remote-sensing, and hydrographic survey research, particularly LIDAR and sonar-based seafloor discrimination. His research has taken place in the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean and South Pacific including Florida, Mexico, Fiji, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Dr. Walker has held many grants and contracts from various agencies, and he has authored numerous publications including technical reports, book chapters, and scientific peer-reviewed publications. His GIS and Spatial Ecology lab houses eight graduate students including three employees whose research spans staghorn coral dense patch dynamics, coral disease intervention, and the biogeography of west Florida shelf reef communities.

Positions

2007 - Present Research Scientist, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
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2001 - 2007 Research Assistant, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
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Curriculum Vitae




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Courses

  • Thesis MEVS-5028
  • Thesis MEVS-5039
  • Thesis OCMB-6900
  • Thesis MSMS-6400

Education

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2004 - 2008 PhD, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
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1997 - 2002 MS, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
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1992 - 1995 BA, Florida State University ‐ college of arts and sciences
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Contact Information

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
(954) 262-3675
 

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Articles (15)

In the News: Disease and Bleaching (7)

In the News: Staghorn Coral (5)