Dr. Judd Curtis is an Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. He received his Ph.D. in marine biology from Texas A&M University, where his dissertation research focused on barotrauma impairment and discard mortality of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. He has expertise in fisheries biology, community ecology, and behavior of marine fishes, and has extensive experience conducting marine fisheries research in both inshore and offshore environments. His research interests include using various tools such as acoustic telemetry, otolith chemistry, fisheries techniques, and advanced analytical methods to answer fundamental ecological and behavioral questions related to the movement, habitat-use, and population connectivity of marine fishes. His current research projects include monitoring fish communities on artificial and natural reefs, developing methods of reducing discard mortality for Red Snapper, and assessing the movement of estuarine fishes in South Texas bays.
B.A. in Biology, Environmental Science & Policy, Clark University, Worcester, MA. (2006)
Ph.D. in Marine Biology, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Texas. (2014)