Dr. Christopher C. Koenig
Reef Fish Ecologist
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.