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Jeff Kneebone

Jeff Kneebone, PhD

Senior Scientist
Fisheries Science and Emerging Technologies Program, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life


PhD, Marine Science and Technology, School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2013
MS, Zoology, University of New Hampshire, 2005
BS, Marine and Freshwater Biology, University of New Hampshire, 2003


Jeff Kneebone, PhD, joined the Anderson Cabot Center as a post-doctoral researcher in November 2015. His research focuses on numerous aspects of fish biology, ecology, and physiology, and aims to generate novel data that can directly inform marine policy, marine spatial planning, and fishery stock assessments. Through his collaborations with fishery management entities and members of the commercial and recreational fishing community, Jeff hopes to foster improved fishery management and sustainability, particularly for imperiled and data poor species. He is also interested in the physical and physiological stressors experienced by fish during capture in commercial and recreational fisheries, the development of recommendations that promote more responsible fishing practices, and the effect of offshore wind development on marine fish distribution and migration. Jeff’s current research focuses on a wide variety of marine fishes, including common thresher sharks, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, false albacore, and thorny skate.




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