Brian Zgliczynski | Ph.D. Student | email@example.com
Short Bio: Brian is a 4th year Ph.D. student at Scripps working in Dr. Stuart Sandin’s Lab. Originally from San Diego Brian moved to Hilo, Hawaii to complete an undergraduate degree in Marine Science at the University of Hawaii. Shortly after graduation Brian began working for the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystems Division in Honolulu where he spent 10 years working as a NOAA Research Biologist conducting surveys throughout the Pacific. To date Brian has visited over 85 islands, spent 650 days at sea, and more than 730 hours underwater conducting scientific research. In 2005, Brian completed a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) through the Center of Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at SIO. Brian’s MAS work focused on studying the marine biodiversity of Cocos Island, Costa Rica using SCUBA and the research submersible DeepSee.
- Ecology of coral reef fishes
- Predator-prey interactions
- Coral reef fisheries
- Mesophotic coral ecosystems
The overarching goal of Brian’s Ph.D. research is to identify metrics necessary for rebuilding and maximizing reef fisheries in the tropical Pacific. To accomplish this goal he uses data collected from across the tropical Pacific to identify consistent changes in fish assemblage structure associated with fishing and examine how predators affect the dynamics of lower-trophic level species. Current research includes performing targeted fish collections required to obtain much needed life-history characters used to estimate the stock size, stock condition, and fisheries productivity of the most abundant coral reef fishes in the tropical Pacific.
Brian’s was awarded the NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) to address some of the most pressing challenges facing coral reef fisheries management.
Zgliczynski, B., Williams, I., Schroader, R., Nadon, M., Richards, B., Sandin, S., In review. Distribution and abundance of IUCN Red-listed Coral Reef Fishes in the US Pacific Islands, In Biological Conservation.
Richards, B.L., Williams, I.D., Nadon, M.O., Zgliczynski, B.J., 2011. A towed-diver survey method for mesoscale fishery-independent assessment of large-bodied reef fishes. Bulletin of Marine Science. Bulletin of Marine Science 87, 55-74.
Vroom, P.S., Zgliczynski, B.J., 2011. Effects of volcanic ash deposits on four functional groups of a coral reef. Coral Reefs, 1-8.
Williams, I., Richards, B., Sandin, S., Baum, J., Schroeder, R., Nadon, M., Zgliczynski, B., Craig, P., McIlwain, J., Brainard, R., 2011. Differences in Reef Fish Assemblages between Populated and Remote Reefs Spanning Multiple Archipelagos Across the Central and Western Pacific. Journal of Marine Biology 2011, 1-14.
Barott, K.L., Caselle, J.E., Dinsdale, E.A., Friedlander, A.M., Maragos, J.E., Obura, D., Rohwer, F.L., Sandin, S.A., Smith, J.E., Zgliczynski, B., 2010. The Lagoon at Caroline/Millennium Atoll, Republic of Kiribati: Natural History of a Nearly Pristine Ecosystem. Plos One 5, e10950.
Mundy, B.C., Wass, R., Demartini, E., Greene, B., Zgliczynski, B., Schroeder, R.E., Musberger, C., 2010. Inshore Fishes of Howland Island, Baker Island, Jarvis Island, Palmyra Atoll, and Kingman Reef.
DeMartini, E.E., Zgliczynski, B.J., Boland, R.C., Friedlander, A.M., 2009. Influences of wind-wave exposure on the distribution and density of recruit reef fishes at Kure and Pearl and Hermes Atolls, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Environmental Biology of Fishes 85, 319-332.