M.Sc. Student, Graduate Research Assistant



I am pursuing a graduate degree in fisheries science under the direction of Dr. Scott Heppell. I am broadly interested in how climate variability impacts the reproductive biology and behavior of commercially- and recreationally-important fish species. My research focuses on the influence of ocean temperature on Black rockfish (Sebastes melanops) reproductive success in the northeast Pacific. I am also researching the spatial movement and population dynamics of Red hind (Epinephelus guttatus) in the Caribbean. Before joining the Heppell Lab, I worked as a fisheries biologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Lab in Beaufort, North Carolina, and I studied offshore fish communities on artificial reefs as a technician at University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences.


Scott Heppell