Office phone number: 860 486-4692
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
75 North Eagleville Road,
Storrs, CT 06269
Dr. Schultz received his doctorate in Aquatic and Population Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Schultz then held a postdoctoral fellowship and a Research Faculty appointment at the Marine Sciences Research Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook. In 1995 he accepted a position in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut, in Storrs, where he is presently a Professor. For seven years he served as co-director of the University’s interdisciplinary Bachelors degree program in Environmental Sciences. He teaches undergraduate classes in Biology of Fishes and Physiological Ecology of Animals, and graduate seminars.
His research history includes studies in integrative organismal biology, biological-physical processes affecting transport of estuarine larvae, conservation biology, and valuation of ecosystem services. His most recently funded projects entail:
- an analysis of feeding ecology of early-stage fishes in the Hudson River, over a long time series that includes the zebra mussel invasion;
- evaluation of recreational fishery management strategy, focusing on the effects of alternative size limits on a substock of tautog in Long Island Sound.
His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Sea Grant, the Hudson River Foundation, and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. He has served for two years on the Board of Directors of the Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, is presently its Treasurer, and previously served on the Board of Governors and as Chair of the Endowment and Finance Committee for the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. He has been a Subject Editor for Copeia.
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