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Aaron Carlisle

Assistant Professor


My research focuses on understanding how ecology, physiology and the environment interact to influence the distribution, behavior, life history strategies, and ecology of marine and estuarine organisms, in particular fishes and elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, and rays). Understanding these interactions, and their biological and ecological relevance, is fundamental to understanding the biology and ecology of a species as well as its ecosystem role. Importantly, this information can also be used to foster improved management and conservation practices.

To address these questions, I use a variety of approaches, including chemical tracer techniques (e.g. stable isotope analysis, trace elements, contaminants), biologging (satellite, acoustic, and other models of electronic tags), and habitat and biophysical modeling.

Department Affiliation

Marine Biosciences


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University & NOAA SWFSC

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2012

M.Sc., Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, San Jose State University, 2006

B.A., Princeton University, 1999


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-2841
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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