Dr. Mauricio Hostim Silva, a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Sciences at the Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo (UFES) in Brazil, will be conducting research on Goliath Grouper in the Coleman-Koenig Laboratory for the coming year. His primary area of interest is in fisheries and biological oceanography, with emphasis on biology and conservation of marine fishes. He is currently a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Grouper and Wrasse Specialist Group and the Coordinator of the Fisheries Statistics Program in the state of Espirito Santo in southeastern Brazil. He is also a researcher in the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), an organization of the Brazilian federal government under the Ministry of Science and Technology , where he participates in the CNPq Project - Long-Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN). At his home institution, Dr. Hostim advises masters and doctoral students in three Post-graduate programs: Environmental Oceanography; Tropical Biodiversity; and Biological Sciences (Animal Biology). You may remember his student, Leonardo (Leco) Bueno who also worked in the Coleman-Koenig Laboratory for a year and recently completed his doctorate under Dr. Hostim’s guidance. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Hostim to the FSUCML and look forward to many exciting collaborations.