Dr. Danielle Dixson

Phone: (302) 831-3686
Email: dixson@udel.edu
Ph.D Marine Science, James Cook University, Australia
B.S. Marine Science, General Biology, University of Tampa, Florida
curriculum vitae

I have a broad interest in the population, community and behavioral ecology of coral reef fishes. Using a range of laboratory and field experiments I assess the influence sensory cues have on the behavior of coral reef organisms, focusing on the use of chemical cues in settlement site selection by larval fishes and corals. Although much of my work focuses on the early life stage or marine organisms, I have previously, and will continue to conduct research on the behavior of adult organisms. My recent research focuses on the recognition of degraded habitat by coral reef organisms and the consequences their behavioral choices on effective marine management.