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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Andre Buchheister

Ph.D. Student

Email : [[andrebuc]]
Phone : (804) 684-7461
Office : FSL 128
Department : Fisheries Science

Education
  • B. S. Biology, Magna cum laude, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • M.S. Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA
Research Interests

My research interests broadly revolve around fish ecology with a focus on predator-prey dynamics and how feeding behavior regulates growth, distribution, competition, and habitat use of fishes. My previous research utilized stomach content analysis to address variability in fish condition and energetics. I have also explored stable isotope dynamics in fish tissues and applied these techniques in dietary assessments. My doctoral work examines food web structure at larger scales and elucidates temporally and spatially-explicit energy pathways, connectivity, and predatory impacts in Chesapeake Bay. Analyses address specific needs of ecosystem based fisheries management in Chesapeake Bay, aiding in a shift towards a multi-species management framework.

Publications
Research Experience
  • 2009-present - Ph.D. Graduate Assistant, VIMS, Gloucester Point, VA. Advisor: Dr. Robert J. Latour
  • 2005-2008 - M.S. Graduate Assistant, VIMS, Gloucester Point, VA. Advisor: Dr. Robert J. Latour
  • 2002-2005 - Research Fisheries Biologist, NOAA/Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA.
  • 2002, Summer - Research Technician, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, NC.
  • 2001, Summer - Research Intern, Center for Shark Research, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL.
  • 2000, Fall - Independent Study Student Researcher, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, NC.
  • 2000, Summer - Research Intern, Hematology Department, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
Teaching Experience
  • 2012, Fall - Instructor, MSCI 398: Predator-prey dynamics of fishes, College of William & Mary.
  • 2010, Spring - Graduate Teaching Assistant, MSCI 330: Introduction to Oceanography, Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
  • 2009, Spring - Graduate Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor, MSCI 501F: Marine Fisheries Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
  • 2006, 2007, Fall - Graduate Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor, MSCI 504: Fundamentals of Statistical Methods and Data Analysis, Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
  • 2006-present - Organizer and Instructor, Data Management and Analysis in Microsoft Excel (Annual Workshop), Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
Curriculum Vitae

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