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Lionfish Invasion

Dr. Katherine Galloway, Instructor 

Department of Biological Sciences,
Nicholls State University

Dr. Katherine Galloway shares her research on lionfish biology and the mechanics of their spines, and how this has led to their success as an invasive species in the Western Atlantic and Caribbean.

Thursday May 6, 2021 at 1:30 PM ET

Supplemental Educational Content:

[READING]  Florida Atlantic University – Small Fish, Big Problem
[READING]  NOAA Fisheries – Invasive and Exotic Marine Species
[READING]  Live Science – Lionfish: Beautiful and Dangerous Invaders
[REFERENCE]  United States Geological Survey – Pterois volitans/miles Species Profile & Fact Sheet
[INFOGRAPHIC]  Bahamas National Trust et al. – Red Lionfish
[VIDEO & STUDY GUIDE]  Schoolyard Films – Invasion of the Alien Fish – Lionfish
[VIDEO]  South Florida PBS Changing Seas – Episode 301: Alien Invaders
[RESOURCE LIBRARY]  Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – Lionfish
[RESOURCE LIBRARY]  Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute et al. – Invasive Lionfish Web Portal
[RESOURCE LIBRARY]  USDA National Invasive Species Information Center – Lionfish
[LESSON]  Sea Grant – Nab the Aquatic Invader!
[LESSON]  CPALMS – Lionfish: Invasive Predators!
[LESSON]  HHMI Biointeractive – Lionfish Invasion: Density-Dependent Population Dynamics
[LESSON]  Central Caribbean Marine Institute – The Perfect Invader, Lionfish Dissection & Tutorial
[LESSON]  Dauphin Island Sea Lab – Lionfish Dissection Activity Materials
[LESSON]  University of West Florida & NOAA –Lionfish Dissection Student Handout
[REFERENCE]  NOAA & DOC – Lionfish Dissection: Techniques & Applications
[VIDEOS]  Reef Environmental Education Foundation – Lionfish Tutorials

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Dr. Katherine Galloway is an Instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Nicholls State University. Her area of expertise is the functional morphology and biomechanics of fishes, with an emphasis on puncture systems. In addition to her lionfish research, she has conducted research on lingcod at the University of Washington, elongated fishes at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and sharks! She studied abroad in Australia as an undergraduate, where she became interested in invasive species when she helped with invasive algae research. Kate earned her masters degree while completing her PhD at Florida Atlantic University. She is a strong advocate for women in science and mentored five female undergraduates during her PhD, publishing a manuscript with one of these students.

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