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Patrick Geer

Chief of Marine Fisheries
Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Coastal Resources Division


Expertise:
Fisheries, sampling designs, essential fish habitat, monitoring surveys, GIS.

Issues of Interest:

Essential fish habitat
Evaluating live bottom types relative to fish/invertebrate abundance
American eel life history studies
Measuring recruitment success/failure of finfish/invertebrates

Current Projects:

Marine Commercial Fisheries
Shrimp Assessment Survey
Bycatch characterization studies
Habitat issues
American eel recruitment studies

Location:
Presently working in six sound systems (Wassaw, Ossabaw, Sapelo, St. Simons, St. Andrews, and Cumberland), primarily in the lower creeks, the sound proper, and just offshore (< 3 miles).

Information Needs:
Salinity profiles up to the freshwater interface for each major system.

Link:
Coastal Resources Division, GA Dept of Natural Resources

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This page was updated February 4, 2016