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Jeremy Kiszka

Title: Research Assistant Professor

Office: AC1 270

Phone: 305-919-6000


Department(s): Institute of Water and Environment, Center for Coastal Oceans Research, School of Environment, Arts and Society

Research Areas

Dr. Kiszka's research interests focus on marine top predator ecology, including habitat and resource use and community ecology. He is particularly interested in the effect of environmental parameters on habitat and resource selection, as well as the influence of these parameters on grouping strategies. Recently, he has been mostly working on tropical dolphin behavior and ecology, but also on their interactions with human activities (particularly fisheries in the western Indian and South Pacific Oceans). As predation risk is a significant factor driving tropical dolphin habitat use and grouping behavior, he has started investigating the ecology and ecological roles of sharks in various ecosystems, particularly coral reefs. At FIU, he is working on a number of taxa and questions, including the non-consumptive (risk) effects of predators on mesopredators.