Ronald Baker, Ph.D.

Ronald Baker, Ph.D.

Senior Marine Scientist I

Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, University of South Alabama


Ronald Baker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of South Alabama, and Senior Marine Scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. He completed his undergraduate and PhD at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, and post-docs with NOAA Fisheries in Galveston Texas and the Smithsonian at the Marine Station in Fort Pierce Florida. Ron’s research focuses on the functional roles of coastal ecosystems in support of fisheries, particularly their role as nurseries for fishery species. Ron also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on fish, fisheries, and coastal ecology at DISL/USA.

Marine vertebrate zoology
Quantitative Methods in Fisheries and Ecology

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