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Dr Kai Lorenzen

Professor, Integrative Fisheries Science

Kai Lorenzen is interested in addressing complex fisheries management problems through integrative-interdisciplinary science. His research integrates quantitative ecology with human dimensions and engages closely with management initiatives. A particular focus is on assessing and improving the use of hatchery and habitat enhancement and restoration measures in fisheries management. He also conducts basic research in fish population biology. Other interests include the conservation of aquatic resources in agricultural landscapes, design of aquaculture systems, domestication effects and interactions between cultured and wild fish, and the epidemiology of fish diseases.

Kai started his career as a fisheries development consultant, working mostly in Southeast Asia, and subsequently spent 13 years on the faculty of Imperial College London. He first came to Florida as the 2007-08 Mote Eminent Scholar in Fisheries Ecology at FSU and Mote Marine Laboratory.  Kai joined the University of Florida in 2010 as Professor of Integrative Fisheries Science.



1993 - 1996 PhD Applied Population Biology, University of London, UK.

1986 - 1993 Diplom (MSc) Biology with Mathematics, Kiel University, Germany


2010 - Professor of Integrative Fisheries Science, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

1997-2010 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Aquatic Resource Ecology, Imperial College London, UK

1992-1996 Fisheries Development Consultant, MRAG Ltd., London, UK

1984-1986 Community Care Worker, Hamburg, Germany

Visiting appointments

Mote Eminent Scholar Chair in Fisheries Ecology at Florida State University and Mote Marine Laboratory , USA (2007-08)

Sabbatical Visitor, Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics , University of California Santa Cruz, USA (July-December 2003)

Current panel membership etc.

Editorial Board, Reviews in Fisheries Science (2010 -)

Standing Scientific and Statistical Committee, Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council (2011 - )

Scientific Advisor to Aquatic Resources Programme, International Foundation for Science (1997 -)

Chair, International Scientific Committee, 5th International Symposium on Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching , Sydney, 2015.


Dr Kai Lorenzen, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, 7922 NW 71st St., Gainesville, FL 32653, USA
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