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Greg Wayne Stunz, Ph.D

Texas A&M University (1995, 1999) | M.S. & Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
University of Texas at San Antonio (1990) | B.S. in Biology
Endowed Chair, Fisheries and Ocean Health | Professor of Marine Biology Director, Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Greg Stunz, Ph.D. is a marine biologist that specializes in fisheries ecology and sport-fisheries. He holds the Endowed Chair of Fisheries and Ocean Health at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies and is a Professor of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He is also newly appointed as the Director for the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation. He received both his M.S. and Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University (1995, 1999), and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio (1990). A major goal of Dr. Stunz’s research program is to provide scientific data for sustainable management of our marine fisheries and ocean resources to ensure healthy environments.

Dr. Stunz’s research program is diverse but currently focuses on migration patterns of marine life using a variety of state-of-the-art electronic tracking devices, diving and ROV studies of artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico, and the understanding the vital role that estuaries and near-shore waters play in sustaining marine populations. Specifically, his research includes understanding how artificial reefs enhance fisheries, the roles of apex predators (i.e., sharks) in Gulf ecosystems and tracking their movement patterns, dolphin-fish migration patterns and life history studies, red snapper ecology and management, several projects dealing with many estuarine fishes such as spotted seatrout and red drum and their sustainable management, and many others. Dr. Stunz is also engaged with numerous boards, panels, and scientific advisory committees from the local to national levels. In addition to numerous scientific publications, his research program is frequently covered by television, radio, print news and other media outlets.