|2019 - Present||Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Department of Biological Sciences|
|2005 - 2019||Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Department of Biological Sciences|
- MBIO 3700 Biology of Fishes / Lab
- MBIO 2410 Marine Biology / Lab
- ENVS 2001 Biodiversity of Alaskan Ecosystems Field Course (Study Travel in Alaska)
- ENVS 2000 Biodiversity of Alaskan Ecosystems (Online)
- ENVS 1500 Natural History of South Florida
- BIOL 3311 Vertebrate Zoology / Lab
- BIOL 3200 General Ecology / Lab
- BIOL 1510 Biology II / Lab
|2006||Ph.D. Oceanography / Marine Biology, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Oceanographic Center|
|2002||MS Marine Biology and Marine Environmental Science, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Oceanographic Center|
|1997||B.S. Environmental Science, Rutgers University ‐ Cook College|
The Successful Exploitation of Urban Environments by the Golden Silk Spider, Nephila clavipes (Araneae, Nephilidae) Journal of Urban Ecology (2018)
Urbanization typically leads to habitat destruction producing negative effects for native species, but some species may exploit these settings. This concept was investigated in the golden silk spider (Nephila clavipes), a large, formidable spider that ...
Protecting fish assemblages on sunken vessels to enhance diving ecotourism and local natural resources Journal of Coastal Research (2011)
Sixty percent of the world's human population lives within 60 km of the coastline. The ever increasing numbers of people near the coast leads to higher demand for recreational opportunities in these coastal areas. One ...
Fish assemblages on sunken-vessels and natural reefs in southeast Florida, USA Hydrobiologia (2007)
Derelict ships are commonly deployed as artificial reefs in the United States, mainly for recreational fishers and divers. Despite their popularity, few studies have rigorously examined fish assemblages on these structures and compared them to ...
The Structure Of Fish Assemblages On Vessel-Reefs And Adjacent Natural Reefs In Southeast Florida Theses and Dissertations (2005)
Derelict vessels are commonly deployed as artificial reefs in theUnited States, mainly for recreational fishers and divers.Broward County,Floridaalone has more than 70 vessel-reefs located in its coastal waters. Despite their popularity, few studies have rigorously ...
Age and Growth of Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) in Southeast Florida Marine & Environmental Sciences Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, Lectures (2018)
Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) is an economically important reef fish, which has become a high interest to fisheries management due to the overwhelming evidence of overfishing. The primary objective of this study was to determine age ...
Age and Growth of Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) off Southeast Florida HCNSO Ocean Science Research Symposium (2018)
Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) is an economically important, reef-associated species, which supports a moderate commercial and recreational fishery in the western Atlantic. In recent years, L. maximus has become of high interest to fisheries managers due ...
Artificial Reefs: Good for Fishing, Bad for Fish CAHSS Intellectual Conversations (2013)
The first historical record of an artificial reef is from Japan in 1650. Some 200 years later, off South Carolina, our country’s first artificial reef was deployed. The primary reason for adding materials to our ...
Fish Colonization of a Newly Deployed Vessel-reef off Southeast Florida: Preliminary Results Oceanography Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, Lectures (2005)
Fish colonization on the Ebenezer II, a 25.5m merchant marine vessel, was studied from May 2002 - July 2003. The ship was scuttled in May 2002 off Broward County, Florida at a depth of 21m ...
Presence of Juvenile Blackfin Snapper, Lutjanus buccanella, and Snowy Grouper, Epinephelus niveatus, on Shallow-water Artificial Reefs Oceanography Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, Lectures (2004)
The inshore environment of Broward County, Florida consists of three reef tracts, each separated by sand substrate, running parallel to the coastline in sequentially deeper water. A wide variety of artificial reef designs have been ...
Spatial and Temporal Recruitment Patterns of Juvenile Grunts (Haemulon spp.) in South Florida Oceanography Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, Lectures (2004)
Grunts (Haemulidae) are important fisheries species and represent a major component of reef fish communities in the Greater Caribbean region. To date, little is known about their recruitment pattems. Data from more than 2,000 visual ...