Martin O'Connell, Ph.D.

Martin O'Connell, Ph.D.

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor  and
Director of Nekton Research Laboratory
Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences (PIES) Associate


Office: GP1008
Phone: 504-280-4032


Educational Background
B.Sc., Siena College, Loudonville, NY, 1988
M.Sc., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1991
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 2000

Research Interests
Fish ecology, aquatic ecology, fisheries management, invasive species

Dr. O'Connell's research interests involve studying, managing, and conserving aquatic animals in freshwater, estuarine, and marine habitats. In particular the researchers and graduate students in his lab examine long-term changes in fish assemblages, responses of aquatic communities to natural and anthropogenic disturbances, and ecological needs of organisms threatened by changing global conditions. While the focus of most of his research efforts is southeastern Louisiana, he also works with ecological data and organisms from throughout the nation and the world.