Dr. Verena Wang

Dr. Verena Wang

Verena.wang@usm.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2017
  • M.S., Conservation Biology, San Francisco State University, 2011
  • B.S., Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis, 2004

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly rooted in understanding the structure and dynamics of marine populations.  Currently, my research focuses on investigating the community structure and trophic ecology of deep-pelagic ichthyoplankton assemblages in the northern Gulf of Mexico.  The dynamics of early life stages of deep-pelagic fishes are poorly understood, and our aim is to improve understanding of their contributions to pelagic food webs, vertical migration patterns, and connectivity with the upper ocean.