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Welcome to The Wahle Lab

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)

Contact Information:

Richard A. Wahle, Ph.D.
Research Professor
School of Marine Sciences
University of Maine
Darling Marine Center

193 Clark’s Cove Road
Walpole, Maine 04573

Tel: 207.563.8297
Fax: 207.563.3119

*Banner photo was taken by Jesica Waller, 2015.