Zach Olsen

Zach Olsen, M.S.

Ph.D. Student
Role
Students
Email
zachary.olsen@tpwd.texas.gov
Phone Number
Fax Number
Project Title
Defining essential fish habitat in an ecosystem context: Practical identification and relevance to management
Expected Graduation Year
2019
Education
M.S. Coastal Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi (2012)
B.A. Biology, Malone University (2010)

Zach Olsen is a doctoral student with the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation (CSSC). Concurrent with his PhD research, he works full time for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Habitat Assessment Team. Zach’s research interests both at CSSC and at TPWD focus primarily on the link between habitat and fisheries populations and the use of advanced statistical, machine learning, and modeling techniques for finding relevant patterns and trends that can be used for making sound management decisions regarding the long-term conservation of our coastal resources. Prior to coming to CSSC and TPWD, Zach received his B.A. in Biology from Malone University in Canton Ohio and his M.S. degree in Coastal Sciences from the University of Southern Mississippi- Gulf Coastal Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.