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Dr. Jeff Eble

Biography:

Dr. Jeff Eble is a Research Assistant Professor and Research Coordinator for the Gulf Islands Research and Education Center, and he teaches undergraduate courses in Marine Science, Genetics, and related topics. Eble’s research investigates marine evolutionary processes with a focus on characterizing migration dynamics to support development of strategies that recognize and protect diversity below the species level. His projects include examining gene flow in marine fishes at spatial scales ranging from circumglobal to within estuaries across steep environmental gradients.

His work has been published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, PLOS ONE, Journal of Biogeography, and Marine Ecology Progress Series. He recently published a book chapter reviewing reef fish phylogeography in Conservation of Fishes on Coral Reefs: The functioning of an ecosystem in a changing world. As Research Coordinator for the Gulf Islands Research and Education Center, Eble has coordinated the development of joint UWF/National Park Service research and educational programs, with an emphasis on empowering students and the public participation in scientific research and monitoring (Citizen Science).

Eble has a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. His special interests include Project-based learning and Citizen Science.
His research includes:

  • Range size, gene flow, and larval retention in Indo-Pacific fishes
  • Phylogeography of the circumglobal triggerfish, Melichthys niger
  • Organization and maintenance of diversity in estuarine fishes
  • Lionfish diversity and abundance in Pensacola Bay (GIREC Citizen Science)
  • DNA-based identification of invasive Lionfish prey (GIREC Citizen Science)
  • He has taught:
  • Field Studies in Marine Biology
  • Introduction to Oceanography and Marine Biology
  • Genetics Lab and General Biology Lab
  • Art and Science of Brewing

Degrees & Institutions:

Ph.D. Zoology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
B.S. Biology, University of Hawaii at Hilo

Classes Taught:

    • Field Studies in Marine Biology
    • Introduction to Oceanography and Marine Biology
    • Genetics Lab and General Biology Lab
    • Art and Science of Brewing

Publications:

    Coleman, R., J.A. Eble, J.D. DiBattista, L.A. Rocha, J.E. Randall, M.L. Berumen, B.W. Bowen (2016). Regal phylogeography: range-wide survey of the marine angelfish Pygoplites diacanthus reveals evolutionary partitions between the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 100:243 – 253.

    Selkoe, K., E. Treml, J. Wren, O. Gaggiotti, M. Donovan, Hawaii Reef Connectivity Consortium, R. Toonen (2016). Community genetics of Hawaiian reefs reflect habitat, history, thermal stress, and ecology. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 283: 20160354

    Andrews, A.H., E.E. Demartini, J.A. Eble, D.C. Lou, B.M. Taylor, R. Humphreys (2016) Age and growth of bluespine unicornfish (Naso unicornis): a half-century lifespan for a keystone browser, with a novel approach to bomb radiocarbon dating in the Hawaiian Islands. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73: 1-12.

    Meyer, W., J. Eble, K. Franklin, R. McManus*, S. Brantley*, J. Henkel*, P. Marek, W.E. Hall, C. Olson, R. McInroy*, E. Bernal Loaiza*, R. Brusca, W. Moore (2015). Ground-dwelling arthropod communities of a Sky Island mountain range in Southeastern Arizona, USA: Obtaining a baseline for assessing the effects of climate change. PLoS One. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0135210

    Eble, J., B. Bowen, G. Bernardi (2015). Reef fish phylogeography. In: Ecology and Conservation of Fishes on Coral Reefs: The functioning of an ecosystem in a changing world, C. Mora (ed.). University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. ISBN: 9781107089181


Keywords: coral reefs, larval dispersal, population genetics, phylogeography, marine conservation, lionfish, DNA-barcoding, Citizen Science, Indo-Pacific, Hawaii, Gulf of Mexico

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