Daniel Coffey, Ph.D.
Dr. Daniel Coffey is a Postdoctoral Research Associate 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 the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where his dissertation focused on using novel animal-borne tags to investigate how deep-sea sharks modify their behavior in response to changing environmental conditions providing a mechanistic basis to project the impacts of climate change on vertical habitat use. His research uses telemetry and biologging technologies as tools to monitor the movement and behavior of elasmobranchs and fishes across different spatial and temporal scales. This information is used to investigate the underlying ecological and physiological drivers of habitat use that is informative for managing and conserving marine resources.