Richard Jones

Although my interests in ecology have varied widely, from agriculture to herpetology, my emphasis has always been on vertebrate diversity and its relationship to trophic structures. Currently, my graduate studies are focused on marine ecology and, specifically, mesopelagic fish diversity and biogeography. With the DEEPEND project I will be assisting Dr. Jon Moore at the FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in the identification of deep-pelagic fish varieties with an emphasis on a little-known family of fish, the Paralepididae, often referred to collectively as “barracudinas”.