Staff Profile

Biography

Jack joined the Fisheries Conservation Lab in fall 2020 as the MarineGEO Chesapeake Bay site technician. He is responsible for organizing and conducting all MarineGEO sampling activities in the bay. Jack’s first exposure to marine science came during a semester abroad in Bonaire in 2011. In subsequent years, he worked as a field research technician in Shark Bay, Australia, and later as a fisheries observer in Alaska and Costa Rica. In 2018, he completed a master’s degree at the University of Puerto Rico where his thesis assessed the recovery of formerly fished populations in an offshore marine reserve.  Prior to coming to the Smithsonian, he worked for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for two years where he studied the recruitment dynamics of coral reef fishes in the Florida Keys. His current research interests include the population dynamics of marine fishes and trophic ecology in fisheries ecosystems