Dr. Andrij Z. Horodysky is a broadly-trained marine geobiologist with research interests centered on investigating the implications of abiotic environmental change, habitat alterations, and anthropogenic activities on structural-functional relationships, behaviors, and conservation of protected coastal resources.

Dr. Horodysky’s research interests on the organism-environment interface of the Anthropocene apply comparative interdisciplinary approaches in basic and applied contexts, with emphases on: (i) providing mechanistic insights into the relationships between form, function, and the environment, (ii) identifying mechanisms through which climate change, habitat alterations, and anthropogenic activities influence protected coastal and marine resources, and (iii) assessing the effects of environmental and anthropogenic processes on the fate, movements, and behaviors of fishes and other aquatic resources, with implications for coastal conservation.