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Bradley Wetherbee


Bradley Wetherbee

The University of Rhode Island
United States
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Research interests

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Dr. Brad Wetherbee teaches in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. His research is focused on the ecology of marine fishes, especially as it applies to their wise utilization in fisheries. Particular areas of study include habitat use and movement patterns of elasmobranchs and other marine fishes ranging from small reef fish in marine protected areas to long distance movements and ocean basin-wide migrations of large sharks. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii, where he studied biochemical and physiological buoyancy adaptations in sharks. Prior to his work in Hawaii, he received his Masters degree at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science studying the digestive physiology of sharks. After leaving the University of Hawaii he completed a National Research Council post-doctoral fellowship at the National Marine Fisheries Service, Narragansett Laboratory in the Apex Predators Program.

Publications

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10.1371   journal.pone.0151221 Comparative Use of a Caribbean Mesophotic Coral Ecosystem and Association with Fish Spawning Aggregations by Three Species of Shark | article
Pickard AE, Vaudo JJ, Wetherbee BM, Nemeth RS, Blondeau JB, Kadison EA, Shivji MS (2016)
PLoS ONE 11:e0151221
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Research keywords
Research details (top 5 / category)
Fields
1  Biodiversity
1  Ecology
1  Long-term monitoring

Focusgroups
1  Fishes

Locations
1  Puerto Rico
1  US Virgin Islands

Platforms
1  Acoustic Telemetry

Co-authors
1  Nemeth