People:

Joshua Voss


Joshua Voss

FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute


5600 US Highway 1 North Fort Pierce, FL 34949
 3055880732





Research interests

Dr. Joshua Voss is the Executive Director of NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research, and Technology and an Assistant Research Professor at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. His primary areas of interest include shallow and mesophotic coral reef ecology, coral health and disease, molecular ecology, marine conservation and management. Through Harbor Branch’s Robertson Coral Reef Program and CIOERT he works to discover, characterize, and protect coral reefs ecosystems. Voss is a certified technical diver and scuba instructor who has completed over 1500 scientific dives and led more than 35 scientific expeditions primarily in the Bahamas, Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas, Belize, Cuba, and Gulf of Mexico with additional investigations in Panama, Curacao, Bonaire, Dominica, USVI, and St. Eustatius. Voss teaches undergraduate courses in the Harbor Branch Semester by the Sea Program, graduate courses in the FAU Department of Biology, and molecular workshops for high school students. He also serves on various committees including the South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council Coral Advisory Panel, Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative Team and as co-lead of their Technical Advisory Committee, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Technical Advisory Committee, the South Florida Marine Research Hub, and FAU’s Diving and Boating Safety Committee. After growing up on the beaches of central Florida, Voss attended Elon University in North Carolina and completed a B.S. in Biology along with minors in Philosophy and Chemistry. He earned his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences at Florida International University in Miami, and was a member of the Marine Science faculty at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg before joining FAU Harbor Branch.

Publications

  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

Assessment of Mesophotic Coral Ecosystem Connectivity for Proposed Expansion of a Marine Sanctuary in the Northwest Gulf of Mexico: Population Gene... | article
Studivan MS, Voss JD (2018)
Front Mar Sci

Population connectivity among shallow and mesophotic Montastraea cavernosa corals in the Gulf of Mexico identifies potential for refugia | article
Studivan MS, Voss JD (2018)
Coral Reefs

Assessment of Mesophotic Coral Ecosystem Connectivity for Proposed Expansion of a Marine Sanctuary in the Northwest Gulf of Mexico: Population Gene... | article
Studivan MS, Voss JD (2018)
Front Mar Sci

Assessment of Mesophotic Coral Ecosystem Connectivity for Proposed Expansion of a Marine Sanctuary in the Northwest Gulf of Mexico: Larval Dynamics | article
Garavelli L, Studivan MS, Voss JD, Kuba A, Figueiredo J, Chérubin LM (2018)
Front Mar Sci

Montastraea cavernosa corallite structure demonstrates distinct morphotypes across shallow and mesophotic depth zones in the Gulf of Mexico | article
Studivan MS, Milstein G, Voss JD (2019)
PLoS ONE 14:e0203732

CUBA’S MESOPHOTIC CORAL REEFS AND ASSOCIATED FISH COMMUNITIES | article
Reed JK, González-Díaz P, Busutil L, Farrington S, Daranas BM, Rojas DC, Voss J, Diaz C, David A, Hanisak DM, Mendez JG, Rodríguez AG, González- Sánchez PM, Fernández JV, Pérez DE, Studivan M, Drummond F, Jiang M, Pomponi SA (2018)
REVISTA DE INVESTIGACIONES MARINAS 38:60-129
Evidence of photoacclimatization at mesophotic depths in the coral-Symbiodinium symbiosis at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and McGr... | article
Polinski JM, Polinski JM, Voss JD (2018)
Coral Reefs 37:779–789

Research keywords
Research platform experience
  SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)
  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  Manned Submersible
  Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
  Sonar / Multibeam
  Snorkeling
  Aquarium-based
  In-situ instrumentation
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Research summary (from publications)