Bradley Wetherbee

Bradley Wetherbee

The University of Rhode Island  (United States of America)

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Dr. Brad Wetherbee teaches in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. His research is focused on the ecology of marine fishes, especially as it applies to their wise utilization in fisheries. Particular areas of study include habitat use and movement patterns of elasmobranchs and other marine fishes ranging from small reef fish in marine protected areas to long distance movements and ocean basin-wide migrations of large sharks. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii, where he studied biochemical and physiological buoyancy adaptations in sharks. Prior to his work in Hawaii, he received his Masters degree at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science studying the digestive physiology of sharks. After leaving the University of Hawaii he completed a National Research Council post-doctoral fellowship at the National Marine Fisheries Service, Narragansett Laboratory in the Apex Predators Program.


  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

Comparative Use of a Caribbean Mesophotic Coral Ecosystem and Association with Fish Spawning Aggregations by Three Species of Shark | article
Pickard AE, Vaudo JJ, Wetherbee BM, Nemeth RS, Blondeau JB, Kadison EA, Shivji MS (2016)
PLoS ONE 11:e0151221

Intraspecific variation in vertical habitat use by tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) in the western North Atlantic | article
Vaudo JJ, Wetherbee BM, Harvey G, Nemeth RS, Aming C, Burnie N, Howey_Jordan LA, Shivji MS (2014)
Ecol Evol 4:1768-1786

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