About the Lab


We've moved!  Starting Sept. 1st 2015 our lab will be located at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi in the Department of Life Sciences.  We are in the process of updating this website with new information about facilities, admissions and projects.  Let us know if you have any questions!


Our lab conducts research on a variety of topics related to fish ecology, migration, habitat use and population connectivity. This work generally focuses on using the “natural tag” properties of carbonate hard parts in marine and diadromous fishes to examine patterns of migration, dispersal, and life history dynamics of species with mobile phases.  This field has grown exponentially in the past couple of decades, yet significant unknowns remain about highly migratory or dispersive species, particularly in the marine environment.  Otolith chemistry has the potential to reveal key information about identity and movement patterns that is essential for the effective management of exploited species and ecosystems. 

We are located at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi in the Department of Life SciencesWe collaborate with the Texas Parks and WIldlife CCA Marine Development Center in Corpus Christi, TX for experimental work with larval and juvenile fishes. We also work closely with members of the University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences, which houses an array of analytical instruments including laser ablation ICP-MS (multiple and single collectors), TIMS, and isotope ratio mass spectrometers.

Visit the left-hand links for more information about our specific projects, lab members and opportunities to work in our lab.


More information can be found HERE.

Science & The Sea episode about our southern flounder research: "Migrant Flounder."

Article about our tarpon scale project: "Tarpon scales contain keys to life tales."

An article about work on southern flounder being done in our lab: "Eavesdropping on the Secret Lives of Fish."