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Joshua Voss


Joshua Voss

FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Florida Atlantic University  (United States of America)




Research interests

Dr. Joshua Voss is 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’sRobertson Coral Reef Program and the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Exploration, Research, and Technology, he works to discover, characterize, and protect coral reefs ecosystems. Voss is a certified technical diver and scuba instructor who has completed over 1300 scientific dives and led more than 30 scientific expeditions primarily in the Bahamas, Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas, and Gulf of Mexico with additional investigations in Panama, Belize, 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 CouncilCoral 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, 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 accepting his current position at 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, Voss JD (2018)
Coral Reefs 37:779–789


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