Dr. Andrij Z. Horodysky is a broadly-trained organismal fisheries ecologist with research interests centered on the ecophysiology, behavior, and conservation biology of commercially and recreationally important estuarine, coastal, and pelagic marine fishes. His research applies comparative interdisciplinary approaches that integrate field, laboratory, and specimen-based techniques with tools ranging in scale from microscopes to satellites. As such, the Horodysky lab’s research integrates the fields of global change biology, environmental science, biogeochemistry, neuroscience and vertebrate physiology, biophysics (optics and acoustics), behavioral ecology, fisheries science, telemetry, and remote sensing.

Dr. Horodysky’s research interests manifest in basic and applied contexts, with emphases on: (i) increasing postrelease survival in recreational fisheries, (ii) providing mechanistic behavioral and ecophysiological insights into the relationships between form, function, and the environment, and (iii) identifying mechanisms through which climate change and habitat alterations may affect living marine resources.