Dr. Daniel Cullen

Research Assistant Professor, Fisheries Ecology, Department of Natural Science
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)

Phone: (508) 414-2105 | Email: dwcullen@umes.edu | Fax (410) 651-7739

Curriculum Vitae

Education

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, USA (2016 )
PhD, Fisheries

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, USA (2010)
M.A., Fisheries

University of Maine, Machias, Maine, USA (2005)
B.S., Biology

Research Interests

  1. Marine and Fish Ecology
  2. Fish Biology
  3. Environmental Statistics

Selected Publications

  1. Cruz-Marrero, W., Cullen, D. W., Gay, N. R., and Stevens, B. G. 2019. Characterizing the benthic community in Maryland’s offshore wind energy areas using a towed camera sled:  Developing a method to reduce the effort of image analysis and community description.  PLoS One, 14(5):e0215966.
  2. Cullen, D. W., and Stevens, B. G. 2017. Application of systematic adaptive cluster sampling for the assessment of black sea bass Centropristis striata abundance. Fisheries Science, 83(5):671–682.
  3. Cullen, D. W., and Stevens, B. G.  2017. Use of an underwater video system to record observations of black sea bass (Centropristis striata) in waters off the coast of Maryland. Fishery Bulletin, 115(3):408–418.
  4. Cullen, D. W., and Stevens, B. G. 2017. Examination of black sea bass trap catches in relation to soak time in the Middle Atlantic Bight. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 37(1):9–15.
  5. Johnson, A. K., Richards, R. A., Cullen, D. W., and Sutherland, S. J. 2008. Growth, reproduction, and feeding of large monkfish, Lophius americanus. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 65(7): 1306–1315.

Biosketch

Dr. Daniel Cullen is an alumnus of the LMRCSC.  He earned a B.S. degree in Marine Biology from the University of Maine at Machias in 2005, a M.S. degree in Marine Estuarine Environmental Science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2010, and a Ph.D. Marine Estuarine Environmental Science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2016.  As an undergraduate, he conducted research examining the effects of the presence of common periwinkles on the growth and survival of soft-shell clams on a mudflat in eastern Maine.  His M.S. research involved field and laboratory projects to investigate the growth, reproduction, and biology of large monkfish and the influence of sea-water temperature on monkfish distribution in the northwest Atlantic.  During his Ph.D., he used underwater video, fish trap, and hook-and-line sampling methods to assess the abundance of black sea bass on structurally complex hardbottom habitats in coastal waters of the Mid-Atlantic Bight.

Dr. Cullen is currently a postdoctoral research associate with the LMRCSC.  His current research involve exploring the use of statistical methods to model the distribution of demersal fish species in waters of the Mid-Atlantic Bight.

NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
(410) 651-7870
Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)

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