Matt Streich is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Fisheries and Ocean Health Lab at HRI. He graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in December 2016 with a doctorate in marine biology under the mentorship of Dr. Greg Stunz. His dissertation research focused on better understanding the role artificial reefs and natural habitats like the South Texas Banks play in maintaining the Gulf of Mexico red snapper population. His research interests include marine sportfish life history, habitat use, and distribution patterns and how they are influenced by fishing. Prior to arriving at HRI, Matt attended the University of Georgia where he received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Fisheries and Aquaculture (2010, 2012). During this time, he gained valuable research experience in coastal Georgia studying a variety fish species including Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon, bull sharks, and tripletail.
B.S. in Fisheries and Aquaculture, University of Georgia. (2010)
M.S. in Fisheries and Aquaculture, University of Georgia. (2012)
Ph.D. in Marine Biology, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (2016)