Professor of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
Professor Lobel is interested in fundamental concepts of fish biology and in applying this knowledge to scientific issues and to societal concerns of fisheries management and conservation. His scientific work has focused on field studies of fish behavior and ecology. He has worked in a variety of habitats worldwide where fishes are a significant component of the fauna. In recent years, he has applied his scientific expertise to contemporary problems in conservation biology and environmental protection. From 1983 to 2003, his main study site was Johnston Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean conducting research as part of the US Army marine ecological monitoring program evaluating operation of the Johnston Atoll Chemical Weapons Disposal System. Since 2003, he has been working primarily in Belize, Central America on fish bioacoustics and discovery of new species.