- 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
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.
- Buchheister, A., R.J. Latour, C.F. Bonzek, J. Gartland. In review. Patterns and drivers of the demersal fish community of Chesapeake Bay. Submitted to: Marine Ecology Progress Series.
- Buchheister, A. and R.J. Latour. 2011. Trophic ecology of summer flounder in lower Chesapeake Bay inferred from stomach content and stable isotope analyses. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:1240-1254.
- Wilson, M. T., A. Buchheister, and C. Jump. 2011. Regional variation in the annual feeding cycle of juvenile walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) in the western Gulf of Alaska. Fishery Bulletin 109:316-326.
- Buchheister, A. and R. J. Latour. 2010. Turnover and fractionation of carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes in tissues of a migratory coastal predator, summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67:445-461.
- Wilson, M. T., C. Jump, A. Buchheister. 2009. Ecology of small neritic fishes in the western Gulf of Alaska. II. Consumption of krill in relation to krill standing stock and the physical environment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 392:239-251.
- Mazur, M. M., M. T. Wilson, A. B. Dougherty, A. Buchheister, and D. A. Beauchamp. 2007. Temperature and prey quality effects on growth of juvenile walleye pollock Theragra chalcogramma (Pallas): A spatially explicit bioenergetics approach. Fish Biology 70: 816-836.
- Buchheister, A., M. T. Wilson, R. J. Foy, and D. A. Beauchamp. 2006. Seasonal and geographic variation in condition of juvenile walleye pollock in the western Gulf of Alaska. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 135: 897-907.
- Buchheister, A. and M. T. Wilson. 2005. Shrinkage correction and length conversion equations for walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma), capelin (Mallotus villosus), and eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus). Journal of Fish Biology 67: 541-548.
- 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.
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.