Chatham K. Callan PH.D.

College of Natural and Computational Sciences - Department of Natural Science

Research Scientist and Affiliate Faculty



  • Ph.D. Marine Biology, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, 2007
  • M.Sc. Marine Biology, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, 2000
  • BS, Marine Biology, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1997

Courses Taught:

  • BIO 2053 General Biology II Lab
  • BIO 3071 Marine Vertebrate Zoology Lab
  • BIO 4940 Biology Seminar
  • MARS 1000 Introductory Oceanography
  • MARS 4910 Oceanography Seminar
  • MARS 4920 Marine Biology Seminar
  • MARS 4950 Senior Practicum
  • NSCI 6900 Master's Research
  • NSCI 7000 Master's Thesis

Professional Interests:

Coral reef ecology, Larval fish biology, Aquaculture of marine fish and invertebrates

Teaching Interests/Research:

Broadly my research interests fall under the term “aquaculture”, but more specifically I am interested in developing culture methods for marine fish species as a means to aid in conservation. Recently, students in my lab have been working to understand the requirements for culturing yellow tang, an important reef herbivore collected in large numbers from Hawaii’s reefs. The culture of coral reef species, if successful, could become an alternative to their collection, thus reducing the pressure on local reef ecosystems. Research in our labs covers a diverse array of topics from phytoplankton production systems, zooplankton life-history traits, larval fish feeding and behavior, and reproductive physiology of marine fish. Please click on the link below to access more information about activities at our lab.

Chatham K. Callan


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