Assistant Professor, UMaine School of Marine Sciences; Research Scientist, GMRI
Walt is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine's School of Marine Sciences and a Research Scientist at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) leading the Pelagic Fisheries lab.
Walt came to UMaine and GMRI after completing his Ph.D. at the University of New Hampshire in May 2010. Since then, he has been studying the energetic condition, spatial distribution, foraging ecology, age, and growth of bluefin tuna and broadbill swordfish in the Atlantic. A key finding from Walt's dissertation was that tuna in the Gulf of Maine were skinnier during the 1990's.