Our research lab is focused on the study of basic and applied ecology of freshwater and marine fisheries to understand linkages between life history and exploitation of fish populations by human activities. We use manipulative experiments, field studies, and long-term data sets in combination to explore the role that humans play in driving variation in fish populations. Our interests span a variety of species and systems, providing a broad spectrum of perspectives. Fundamentally, we seek to explore how human activities can impact the reproductive ecology and behavior of fishes, ultimately translating findings into meaningful and effective conservation actions.
Dr. David Philipp is featured in several news stories across the country for his work with largemouth bass and their vulnerability to being angled.
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Long-Term Trends in Shark Diversity and Abundance in The Bahamas -- read the latest on this study, funded through the University of Illinois Campus Research Board.