My lab largely focuses on population dynamics and conservation of the federally endangered Atlantic Sturgeon. Atlantic Sturgeon exhibit broad-scale movements among rivers and coastal environments with periodic aggregations that lead to incidental captures in near-shore coastal fisheries and increases their vulnerability to other negative anthropogenic interactions (e.g. dredging activities, construction projects, utilities development). To best manage human activities in a way that promotes recovery, the understanding of Atlantic sturgeon population dynamics and habitat associations is required. My research is management driven with current work focusing on using acoustic telemetry as a tool to identify Atlantic Sturgeon movements and habitat use, survival modeling, and behavior/interactions with nearshore gillnets. I also examine Atlantic Sturgeon diet preference and prey selectivity in aggregation areas as well as their population structure by using genetic tools and age/growth analyses. Upcoming projects will focus on other species of immediate conservation need, including inshore Winter Flounder populations and coastal sharks.