David’s career started as a field biologist conducting diver-based fisheries independent surveys throughout the Florida Keys coral reef ecosystem. His master’s research involved the use of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to compare fish assemblages on natural and artificial mesophotic reefs (100-500 ft deep) in South Florida. Following his graduation, he spent several years in British Columbia working on projects to obtain population estimates of salmonids in remote rivers and lakes. Subsequent research positions at the University of Miami and the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission afforded him the opportunity to conduct fieldwork at locations ranging from mangrove forests of Belize to rocky shorelines of Attu, Alaska. During this time, David’s research interests include fisheries independent survey design/ analysis and the use of satellite and acoustic telemetry to better understand the movement ecology of marine fishes. David started working at MACE in 2020, where his focus has been on conservation engineering. He is particularly interested in the development and use of novel technology to understand how various Alaska fishes interact with commercial fishing gear.