Assistant Scientist // Biology of Fishes
Joel is an Assistant Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and got his PhD at the University of Miami. His general research interests are in the realm of larval fish and zooplankton ecology, with an emphasis on the trophic role of fish larvae in planktonic food webs. Past and current work has also included the influence of feeding on larval growth, and investigating the spatial and temporal distributions of both fish larvae and their preferred prey. Though much of his previous experience has been in tropical and subtropical systems, he has expanded his work on fish, fish larvae, and zooplankton to include temperate (e.g. Georges Bank) and near-polar (e.g. Bering Sea) ecosystems.