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American lobster larval stages. Photograph by Jesica Waller.

American lobster larval stages. Photograph by Jesica Waller.

Research Interests:

I am broadly interested in the influences of the ocean’Rick Wahle Profile pics physical and biotic environment on the population dynamics and distribution of marine benthic organisms. Much of my research integrates the fields of ecology, oceanography, and fishery science toward a better mechanistic understanding of marine populations and communities. I have a particularly long-standing research program on the American lobster for which I and my collaborators are striving to develop predictive tools for population trends through an understanding of larval transport, settlement, and post-settlement processes.


Ph.D., Zoology, University of Maine, 1990 M.S., Biology, San Francisco State University, 1982 B.A., Zoology, University of New Hampshire, 1977

Curriculum Vitae:
Richard Wahle CV (PDF)

(Updated: April 2016)

*Banner photos taken by Richard Wahle, Skylar Bayer, Jesica Waller (lobster larval photo), Steven Allen, Noah Oppenheim and other former lab members.

Last Updated: March 2017 by Skylar Bayer