Ph.D. student receives fisheries research grant

Jonathan Rodemann

Jonathan Rodemann, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Earth and Environment, was recently awarded the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association and FACT Network fisheries research grant.

The grant will provide Rodemann with $12,800 to study how temperature, habitat and prey resources impact fish movement patterns in Florida Bay. Specifically, Rodemann will explore the physical effects on the movement of the spotted seatrout and gray snapper in response to seagrass die-off.

Rodemann, mentored by fish ecologist Jennifer Rehage, works with the Institute of Environment’s Rehage Lab for Coastal Fisheries Research and the institute’s FCE LTERprogram. He uses tagging technology to study the movement and population dynamics of fish in several coastal South Florida ecosystems.

To read the full announcement, visit SECOORA.