David Bryan is a senior research associate who is currently assisting with the development and refinement of a quantitative multispecies sampling design to monitor and evaluate the National Park Service’s fishery ecosystem status in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
David first moved to south Florida after graduating from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He spent three years in the Florida Keys with the Nature Conservancy and the Florida Marine Research Institute working on a variety of marine related projects including fisheries independent surveys. His interest in deep water reef fish led him to Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center where he used a remotely operated vehicle to study fish assemblages on artificial and natural habitat between 50 and 120m depth. After receiving a Masters degree, David moved to the Pacific Northwest where he worked briefly as an NMFS observer and as a biologist for the International Halibut Commission fishing for research in the Gulf of Alaska before settling in Vancouver, British Columbia. In Vancouver, he worked for several years as an independent contractor on a wide range projects involving angler effort and rainbow trout. David’s last job before returning to south Florida was at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle where he conducted groundfish surveys along the U. S. west coast.
David’s research concerns involve the provision of knowledge and data required to sustainably manage our marine resources whether through the design and implementation of fisheries independent surveys or research on life history characteristics and movement patterns of key species. In addition, to manage individual species a greater ecosystem-wide approach is needed and he is interested in community ecology and improving our understanding of tropical reef ecosystems though data analysis and directed studies.
PAPERS and TECHNICAL REPORTS
Bryan, D. R., K. Kilfoyle, R. G. Gilmore Jr., and R. E. Spieler. (2013) Characterization of the mesophotic reef fish community in south Florida, USA. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 29:108-117.
Bryan, D. R., A. J. Atkinson, J. S. Ault, M. E. Brandt, J. A. Bohnsack, M. W. Feeley, M. E. Patterson, B. I. Ruttenberg, S. G. Smith, B. D. Witcher. 2013. A cooperative multiagency reef fish monitoring protocol for the U.S. Virgin Islands coral reef ecosystem. Natural Resource Report NPS/SFCN/NRR—2013/672. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Bryan, D. R., K. C. Jacobson and J. C. Buchanan (2012) Recent increase in Nybelinia surmenicola prevalence and intensity in Pacific hake (Merluccius productus) off the United States West Coast. Journal of Parasitology. 98:85-92.
Bryan, D. R. and S. M. Gill (2007) Seasonal occurrence of Atlantic cutlassfish, Trichiurus lepturus, in southeastern Florida with notes on reproduction and stomach contents. Florida Scientist. 70: 297-301.
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Contact: Division of Marine Biology and Fisheries, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science University of Miami 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami, Florida 33149 Office Phone: (305)-421-4736 Office Fax: (305)-421-4600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org