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PhD, Marine Science and Technology, School for the Environment, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2020
MS, Marine Science and Technology, School for the Environment, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2019
MS, Marine Science, University of New England, 2015
BS, Marine Biology, University of New England, 2012
Ryan Knotek, PhD, is an Associate Scientist in the Fisheries Science and Emerging Technologies (FSET) Program at the Anderson Cabot Center. His research centers around the interactions between sharks (and other fishes) and fishing industries. In particular, Ryan’s interested in the impacts of capture-and-handling on the health and survival of sharks released as bycatch. This interest includes the development of mitigation strategies such as bycatch avoidance measures or best fishing practices to reduce the incidental impact of fishing on sharks, particularly for overfished species. Ryan’s toolbox to address these fisheries-related questions includes the latest electronic tagging technologies (satellite and accelerometry), bloody chemistry tools, underwater videography with behavioral assessments, and spatial analytics. His work also heavily involves members of the fishing industry through cooperative research efforts ranging from work with recreational fishing charters to commercial bottom trawl and gillnet vessels. Ryan’s current research focuses on porbeagle sharks, spinner sharks, bull sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks, and thorny skates.
- American Elasmobranch Society
- American Fisheries Society
- American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologists