Skip to main content
Think and Do The Extraordinary
Support the Unit

Jeffrey Buckel


Research Leadership Academy




Ph.D., Coastal Oceanography, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY (1997)

Research Interests

Research is concentrated in areas that further our understanding of the population dynamics of fishery resources. Investigations focus on identifying and understanding processes which underlie recruitment variability in marine and estuarine fishes. Specifically, the influence of abiotic factors and biotic interactions on growth and mortality of juvenile fishes has been examined. Additionally, our laboratory conducts applied research that directly addresses assessment and management of local and regional fisheries.

Current Projects

Movement and mortality of spotted seatrout in North Carolina: a combined conventional tag and telemetry approach.
North Carolina Fishery Resource Grant and North Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Co-PIs Joe Hightower (NCSU), Ken Pollock (NCSU), Beth Burns (NCDMF), and Tim Ellis (NCSU).

Are fish productivity metrics related to anthropogenic alteration?
North Carolina Sea Grant. Co-PIs Joe Hightower (NCSU) and Ben Letcher (USGS).

Accounting for the effects of pressure trauma in estimating rates of discard mortality of black sea bass in the deepwater North Carolina reef fishery.
North Carolina Fishery Resource Grant. Co-PIs Paul Rudershausen (NCSU) and Tom Burgess (Commercial fisher).

Diet composition and ecosystem modeling of predatory fishes captured in North Carolina: a cooperative program with North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries.
North Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Web Resources


View on Google Scholar