Dr. Solomon R. David is an assistant professor of biological sciences at Nicholls State University; his main areas of interest are in fish biodiversity, conservation, and science communication. Dr. David’s current research focuses on the ecology of migratory and ancient fishes, and how that research can help us better understand and conserve aquatic ecosystems. Additional projects involve conservation of Great Lakes migratory fishes, “Ancient Sport Fish” (e.g. gars and bowfins), and peripheral populations of species. He also communicates science through traditional and social media to raise awareness of the value of aquatic ecosystems and freshwater biodiversity.
His graduate research at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment involved conservation ecology of peripheral populations of species (Spotted Gar Lepisosteus oculatus) and also sustainable aquaculture of air-breathing fishes (e.g. Cuban Gar Atractosteus tristoechus). He’s also worked with various agencies (USGS, NOAA, DNR) on other Great Lakes species including Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, Steelhead O. mykiss, Lake Trout Salvelinus namaycush, and Bloater Coregonus hoyi.
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