Dr. Dean Grubbs is a fish ecologist with interests in the biology of exploited and poorly studied estuarine and marine taxa. Much of his research addresses specific biological gaps necessary for management and conservation coastal and deep-water sharks and rays. Dean is currently Research Faculty III and the Associate Director of Research at Florida State University’s Coastal and Marine Lab where he mentors graduate and undergraduate students and maintains and active research program on the ecology of deepwater and coastal fishes. He received bachelor’s degrees in Marine Science and Biology from the University of Miami and a doctoral degree in Fisheries Science from the College of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Dean was a post-doctoral researcher and faculty member at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology before moving to Florida State University in 2007. He is a member of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group, the NOAA Office of Protected Resources’ Smalltooth Sawfish Recovery Team, and NOAA’s SEDAR Advisory Panel for Highly Migratory Species. Dean serves as a Scientific Advisor to the Save Our Seas Foundation and he is immediate past-President of the American Elasmobranch Society, the world’s largest scientific society dedicated to the study of sharks and their relatives. Dean’s research has been featured in many television documentaries including National Geographic TV, National Geographic Wild, Discovery Channel and the U.S. Public Broadcasting System.
Wednesday, April 1 at 11:00am to 12:00pm