David M Hudson


I am a behavioral and physiological ecologist and research scientist over conservation and research programs at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. I am fluent in Spanish, and spent time in Bogotá, Colombia as a U.S. Student Fulbright Fellow after earning my Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. My research uses the behavior and physiology of crustaceans and fish to determine the effects of changes in the physical environment (temperature, salinity, sound, etc.) on distributions, survival, and ecology of marine and aquatic organisms. I am also interested in how changing human behaviors impact the survival of species and affect distributions, and how aquaculture can be used to augment food security, economic security, and conservation of marine and aquatic animals.

Anatomy & Physiology Animal Behavior Aquaculture, Fisheries & Fish Science Biogeography Ecology Marine Biology Zoology

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Work details

Research Scientist

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
January 2017

Scientist III

McLaughlin Research Corporation
May 2016

U.S. Student Fulbright Fellow/Postdoctoral Scholar

Fulbright Commission Colombia/Universidad Nacional de Colombia/Universidad de Los Andes
July 2011 - June 2012

Assistant Professor of Zoology

Atlanta Metropolitan State College
August 2012 - December 2016

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