Welcome to the Grubbs Laboratory
Our focus is on the biology and ecology of exploited and poorly studied estuarine and marine fishes. Much of our research addresses specific biological gaps necessary for management and conservation of coastal and deep-water sharks and rays. We use fishery-independent surveys to study population dynamics and the drivers of distribution patterns of fishes and to facilitate studies of life histories, reproductive biology, trophic ecology, stress physiology and systematics. We also employ a variety of tagging and telemetry techniques to examine movement, migration and habitat use patterns.