PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Dr. Matt Ajemian

Dr. Matt Ajemian is an Assistant Research Professor with Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Dr. Ajemian earned his PhD in Marine Science at University of South Alabama and Dauphin Island Sea Lab in 2011 and spent four years as a post-doc and research scientist with the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Over the course of his career Ajemian has developed expertise in ichthyology, ecology, and fisheries science and has covered topics such as feeding ecology, habitat use, movement behavior, fisheries impacts, and bycatch. He now leads the Fish Ecology and Conservation Lab at FAU-HBOI, and as lead PI develops, conducts, and directs research.

Dr. Ajemian mentors graduate students admitted into Florida Atlantic University's MS programs in Biology, Marine Science, and Environmental Science, and PhD program in Integrative Biology. Additionally, during the academic year, Dr. Ajemian supervises undergraduates in the "Semester By the Sea" program at HBOI, as well as Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter. Interested undergraduate and graduate students can also work in the lab during summer, through the Link Fellowship program