Join us for our first monthly meeting of 2020.
Dr. Will Patterson, Associate Professor at the University of Florida, has areas of research in the Marine Fisheries Laboratory include population dynamics, trophic dynamics, and population structure of marine fishes. He and his lab are interested in how populations are structured in space and time and in describing factors that affect population dynamics and demographics, as well as population connectivity. Many of the questions we work on have direct implications for fisheries management. However, techniques we have developed or employed to examine these questions in exploited species also have been applied to non-exploited species to gain greater insight into the ecology of the systems in which we work.
Dr. Patterson will focus his talk on grouper and snapper.