Fisheries and Mariculture Program Directory
John Scarpa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
Office: EN 319D
Phone: (361) 825-2369
Mariculture/Aquaculture of bivalves, crustaceans, microalgae and biomedical species (e.g., tunicates); oyster restoration and stock enhancement
Chris Bird, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Office: CS 246
Phone: (361) 825-6024
Molecular Ecology, Evolution, Population Genetics, Marine Biology, Community Ecology, Fisheries Management, Invertebrate Zoology, Biotechnology
Joe Fox, Ph.D.
Professor of Mariculture, Environmental Science, Coastal & Marine System Science
Office: NRC 3413
Phone: (361) 825-3209
Aquatic animal nutrition, disease and physiology; nutritional ecology; crustacean biology
Simon Geist, Ph.D.
Office: SL1 101
Phone: (361) 825-4164
Early life history traits of fisheries resources: ecophysiology, ecology, recruitment-environment interactions
Derek Hogan, Ph.D.
Office: HRI 102
Phone: (361) 825-5883
Marine connectivity; larval dispersal; population ecology; population genetics
Paul Montagna, Ph.D.
Endowed Chair for Ecosystems Studies and Modeling
Office: HRI 210A
Phone: (361) 825-2040
Coastal ecology with emphasis on watersheds & estuaries; ecosystems with emphasis on water quality & benthos; modeling, statistics, & experimental design; ecoinformatics
Jennifer Pollack, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Marine Biology
Office: SL2 101
Phone: (361) 825-2041
Field research experience in temperate salt marsh creeks, semi-arid estuaries, and polar regions
David Portnoy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marine Biology
Office: HRI 213A
Phone: (361) 825-2859
Conservation genetics of exploited marine fishes, historical patterns of zoogeography, systematics and evolution of bony fishes and elasmobranchs, patterns of sexual selection, conflict and speciation.
Ed Proffitt, Ph.D.
LSCI Chair & Professor
Office: EN 319
Phone: (361) 825-2358
Ecology of estuarine and marine plants and invertebrates; ecological genetics; experimental design and biometry; applying multivariate statistics to address large-scale problems
Anthony Siccardi, Ph.D.
Professional Assistant Professor of Fisheries & Mariculture
Office: EN 319
Phone: (361) 825-2754
Microalgae and macroalgae production for biofuel and bioproducts; Aquaculture/mariculture of fish and crustaceans; Aquatic nutrition; Zebrafish
Lee Smee, Ph.D.
Office: CS 250
Phone: (361) 825-3637
Ecology; animal behavior; chemical signaling in aquatic systems; marine biology
Greg Stunz, Ph.D.
Professor of Marine Biology and Endowed Chair for Fisheries and Ocean Health
Office: HRI 214A
Phone: (361) 825-3254
Marine biology, marine ecology, marine fisheries ecology, fisheries, estuarine ecology, environmental biology
Benjamin Walther, Ph.D.
Office: SL1 102
Phone: (361) 825-4168
Fish migration ecology; population connectivity; habitat use; food web dynamics; carbonate chemistry
Kim Withers, Ph.D.
Office: NRC 3205
Phone: (361) 825-5907
Tidal flat ecology; invertebrates & nekton of tidal flats & marshes; shorebird habitat use on tidal flats in Laguna Madre & Corpus Christi Bay; mangrove-associated faunas; seagrass ecology & invertebrate communities; impacts of succession on juvenile fish communities; fisheries resources in Texas & Mexico
Paul Zimba, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Center for Coastal Studies
Office: NRC 3213
Phone: (361) 825-2768
Phytoplankton ecology and harmful algal blooms
James Tolan, Ph.D.
Office: NRC 2501
Phone: (361) 825-3247
Fisheries; Larval Fish Biology; Bay and Estuary Freshwater Inflows; Ecology; Fisheries Management; Population Biology; Ecological Indicators