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Derek Burkholder, Ph.D.

Derek Burkholder
Research Associate
Dept. of Marine and Environmental Sciences
(954) 262-3673


  • B.S. - Albion College
  • Ph.D - Florida International University

Areas of Research

My primary research interests are predator-prey behavioral interactions and their impact on both prey populations and the structure of marine communities. My research examines shark community dynamics, foraging patterns, and habitat use/movements of shark communities in south Florida and Australia. I am particularly interested in the cascading effects of large predators and large bodied grazers on benthic and community dynamics.

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