Joseph Warren, PhD

Joseph D. Warren is an associate professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. He received a B.S. in Engineering (General) with Distinction in 1994 from Harvey Mudd College and a Ph.D. in 2001 in Applied Ocean Sciences from the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Ocean Engineering. His research focuses on the use of active acoustics to study the distribution and abundance of nekton and zooplankton in marine and freshwater systems, as well as the bottom-up and top-down processes that affect these distributions. In addition to field surveys, his research interests include: improving the accuracy of acoustic scattering models; use of passive acoustics to study fish, mammal, and invertebrate ecology; and predator-prey (fish/zooplankton and marine mammals/seabirds/pinniped) dynamics. He has conducted acoustic surveys from vessels ranging from rowboats to 300' ice-breakers and led research projects throughout the world from the lakes of the Sierra Nevada mountains to the coastal waters of New York City to the coral reefs of Jamaica to the Western Antarctic Peninsula. As part of the DEEPEND consortium, he will be working with Dr. Boswell to measure and interpret the ecosystem dynamics of the deep sound scattering layers.