Andy Danylchuk, PhD

Professor of Fish Conservation, Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst


protectingsoThe overarching theme of Dr. Danylchuk’s research is to understand the factors that naturally influence the life history and ecology of fishes and other aquatic organisms, as well as how natural and anthropogenic disturbances can influence the dynamics of their populations. His work spans both marine and freshwater systems, and includes stress physiology, behavioral ecology, spatial ecology, predator-prey interactions, and adaptations in life history traits as a response to disturbance. He is also a strong proponent of experiential, hands-on opportunities that can enhance learning for students of all ages. Andy is using video media and documentaries as a mechanism for informing and empowering people to make better decisions when it comes to conservation.