John W. Mandelman is a Research Scientist at the New England Aquarium and spoke to Beaver students November 29.
More about Mandelman:
B.A. University of Rochester, 1996, Psychology
Ph.D. Northeastern University, 2006, Biology
Research Interests: Stress physiology of elasmobranch fishes (sharks, rays and skates), applied fisheries biology, and physiological ecology of fishes. More specifically: 1) the physiological alterations caused by stress in elasmobranchs and other finfish; 2) the mortality of discarded bycatch in fishing operations; 3) strategies to reduce the incidental capture of elasmobranchs; and 4) movement and distribution of marine finfish around artificial structures (i.e. fish aggregation devices).
Current Projects: The immediate and delayed mortality of western North Atlantic skates due to fishing capture(funded by NOAA Fisheries Northeast Region); Biological effects of offshore LNG port areas (Funded by Excelerate Energy, L.L.C. & Suez Energy North America, Inc.)