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Tim C. Theisen

Dr. Tim C. Theisen
  • Senior Instructor
  • FAU Biological Sciences
  • 954 236-1061 (Davie)
  • ttheisen@fau.edu
  • Davie - DW, 443

Education

  • Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University, 2007

Research Interests

  • Population genetic structure and phylogeography of marine fishes
  • Ecology of marine fishes
  • Management and conservation of commercial fisheries
  • Effects of pollution and climate change on marine fish populations

Research Description

Population genetic structure and phylogeography of marine fishes; mechanisms affecting population distribution and gene flow in marine fishes. I use genetic methods, tagging studies, and physiological investigations to understand the influence of different processes on population structure and distribution, which allows prediction of how management policy, pollution, climate change, and interactions with exotic species may impact future distributions. This research also makes a significant contribution to the knowledge base required for implementation of ecosystem-based resource management.

Recent Publications

  • Theisen and Baldwin. (2012). Movements and depth/temperature distribution of the ectothermic Scombrid, Acanthocybium solandri (wahoo), in the western North Atlantic. Mar Biol 159(10):2249-2258.
  • Theisen. (2009). Report on the status of walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) and its fisheries in the eastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. Seafood Watch Seafood Report. Monterey Bay Aquarium, San Francisco.
  • Theisen et al. (2008). High connectivity on a global scale in the pelagic wahoo, Acanthocybium solandri (tuna family Scombridae). Molecular Ecology 17:4233-4247.
  • Theisen. (2008). Report on the status of Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) and its fisheries. Seafood Watch Seafood Report. Monterey Bay Aquarium, San Francisco.

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