Patrick Smith,  MSc.

Patrick Smith,  MSc.

Ph.D. Candidate and Researcher



Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Educational Background:
B.Sc., Augusta State University (currently Georgia Regents University), 2008
M.Sc., University of New Orleans, 2012

Research Interests:
ecology, fisheries, wildlife, statistics, and modeling

Patrick Smith is a Ph.D. candidate studying Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) habitat use and fish assemblage dynamics in estuarine environments with a focus on hydrological influences. His interests broadly include ecology, fisheries, wildlife, statistics, and modeling. Patrick was raised in Augusta, GA and misspent much of his youth outside chasing critters of all shapes and sizes. An interest in the natural world was instilled in him from an early age by his grandfather and father. They would often spend weekends fishing, hunting, and exploring nature. He believes that these years greatly impacted who he is today. In 2008, he received his BSc in Biology from Augusta State University (now Georgia Regents University), where he studied barrier island fish assemblages under Bruce Saul, PhD and the impacts of pen raised Northern Bobwhite Quail under David Saunders, PhD. After undergrad, he worked as a biological technician for the Bureau of Land Management and as a research scientist for the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy. He completed an MSc in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the University of New Orleans in 2012. His thesis titled, "Fish Assemblage Dynamics and Red Drum Habitat Selection in Bayou St. John and Associated Urban Waterways located within the City of New Orleans, Louisiana" is available through the University's library.