Dr. Christopher C. Koenig
Coleman and Koenig Research Lab
Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory
3618 Coastal Highway 98
St. Teresa, FL 32358
Ph.D., Florida State University, 1975
RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS
My research is focused on economically important reef fishes of the southeastern United States. Subject areas include studies of absolute abundance and survival in nursery habitats, demographics of reproductive groups on offshore spawning sites, deep-water coral-reef restoration, and trophic interactions of marine fishes. My interests in conservation have led me to interact with commercial and recreational fishing groups to explain reef-fish ecology and encourage conservation-oriented fishing practices, including the use of marine protected areas.
Koenig, C. C., F. C. Coleman. 1998. Absolute abundance and survival juvenile gag, Mycteroperca microlepis, in seagrass beds of the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 127: 44-55.
Koenig, C. C., F. C. Coleman, C. B. Grimes, G. R. Fitzhugh, C. T. Gledhill, K. M. Scanlon, and M. Grace. 2000. Protection of essential fish spawning habitat for the conservation of warm temperate reef fish fisheries of shelf-edge reefs of Florida. Bull. Mar. Sci. 66:593-616.
Koenig, C. C., A. N. Shepard, J. K. Reed, F. C. Coleman, S.D. Brooke, J. Brusher, and K. Scanlon (In press) Habitat and fish populations in the deep-sea Oculina coral ecosystem of the Western Atlantic. Proceedings of the Benthic Habitat Meeting American Fisheries Society Symposium 41:795-805