Dr. Peter Auster, the eighth Mote Eminent Scholar in Fisheries Ecology at Florida State University, arrives on 20 August for the fall semester. He will be teaching a course in Ecosystem-Based Management and Conservation on campus and conducting research on shallow-water reefs off the marine lab while he is in residence. Dr. Auster is a Research Professor of Marine Sciences with a joint appointment in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut. He also serves as the Science Director of the Northeast Underwater Research Technology & Education Center (formerly the National Undersea Research Center for the North Atlantic & Great Lakes). He received his master's degree in biological oceanography from the University of Connecticut (1985) and a Ph.D. in zoology from the National University of Ireland Galway (2000).