Kevin Boswell, PhD

Kevin M. Boswell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and faculty member in the Marine Sciences Program at Florida International University and holds an adjunct appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University. He currently runs the Fisheries Ecology and Acoustics Laboratory at Florida International University and has co-founded the SouthEast Regional Acoustics Consortium aimed at bringing awareness of acoustic technologies and processing techniques to scientists and fisheries managers in the Southeast US and greater Caribbean. His primary research interests are in marine science and fisheries ecology with emphasis on the integration of advanced sampling technologies, primarily active acoustic technologies and processing methods. His research focuses on the role of habitat (physical and hydrodynamic) in structuring coastal and marine communities at various spatial and temporal scales, the consequences of an animal’s movement and behavior among habitats, trophic interactions and alterations in refuge quantity and quality. With respect to DEEPEND, he will oversee the active acoustics component focusing on examining the biological scattering patterns throughout the water column, across the northern Gulf of Mexico.