IMS Faculty

As diverse as the faculty at IMS may be in their respected areas of research and schooling, they share a common characteristic that makes our program so academically unique: each one is a world-renowned, top-notch professor. The breadth of knowledge and devotion to all aspects of science not only add to the content of our program, it prepares our students for a life-long career in marine science.


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Instructor Details
Name: Molly Lutcavage
Title: SMS Professor and Director of LPRC
Institution/Campus: Amherst
Dept: Environmental Conservation
Phone: 978-283-0269
Email: mlutcavage@eco.umass.edu
Website: http://www.umass.edu/largepelagics/
Education: Ph.D. Biological Oceanography, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sci., Univ. Miami, FL. May 1987.

M.A. Marine Science, Biological Oceanography, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Grad. School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. August 1981.

B.A. Biology, and Environmental Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. May 1977

Professional History: Director Large Pelagics Research Center, Research Professor, Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst, May, 2010 - present.

Director Large Pelagics Research Center, and Associate Research Professor, Dept of Biosciences, Univ. of New Hampshire, September 2003 - April, 2010.

Senior Scientist Edgerton Research Lab, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA. Aug. 1996- Sept 2003.

Associate Scientist Edgerton Research Lab, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA. 1993 - July 1996.

Director Sea Turtle Protection and Recovery, Inc. New Orleans, LA and Miami, FL. 1993- 1995.

Staff scientist Minerals Management Service, New Orleans, LA. Jan. 1992-March 1993.

Chief Scientist Green Turtle Research Project, Caribbean Conservation Corp, Tortuguero, Costa Rica, 1987.

Current Research Support:
Research Interests:
Selected Publications: Bjorndal, K.A., Bowen, B.W., Chaloupka, M., Crowder, L.B., Heppell, S., Jones, C.M., Lutcavage, M.E., Policansky, D., Solow, A.R., and B.E. Witherington. 2011. Better science can guide restoration in the Gulf of Mexico. Science 331:537-538.

Cooke, S.J., Hinch, S.G., Lucas, M.C. and M. Lutcavage. Biotelemetry and Biologging Techniques for Fish. Fisheries Techniques, Third Edition. American Fisheries Society. In press.

Goñi, N., Logan, J., Arrizabalaga, H., Jarry, M. and M. Lutcavage 2011. Variability of albacore (Thunnus alalunga) diet in the North-East Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biology: 158: 1057-1072.

Hoolihan, J., Luo, J., Abascal, F.J., Campana, S.E., DeMetrio, G., Dewar, H., Domeier, M.L., Howey, L.A., Lutcavge, M.E., Musyl, M.K. Neilson, J.D., Orbesen, E.S., Prince, E.D., and J. R. Rooker. 2011. Evaluating post-release behaviour modification in large pelagic fishes deployed with pop-up satellite archival tags. ICES Journal of Marine Science.

Musy, M.K., Domeier, M.L., Nasby-Lucas, N., Brill, R.W., McNaughotn, L. M., Swimmer, J.Y., Lutcavage, M., Wilson, S.G., Galuardi, B., and J.B. Liddle. 2011. Performance of pop-up satellite archival tags. MEPS. doi: 10.3354/meps09202.