Developing quantitative modeling approaches to assess and predict fisheries population dynamics. Applying statistical methods to fisheries independent data to improve sampling programs. Developing ecosystem-based models to explore the trophic interactions among species. Current researches focus on spiny lobster and reef fish species. Other duties include administrating databases, mentoring undergraduate students, and preparing reports and presentations for scientific meetings.
M.S. in biology, ecology, oceanography, or a related field. Applicants should ideally have a strong quantitative background and computer programming skills or demonstrate enthusiasm to immerse themselves in these areas. For other graduate admission requirements of Florida International University, please see http://biology.fiu.edu/academics/graduate-programs/phd-application-information/. Applicants should be sure to request a teaching assistantship on the application form.