Brian Galvez

NOAA-EPP LMRCSC Master’s Graduate
M.S., Natural Resources, Fisheries
Delaware State University

Brian worked under Dr. Stacy Smith at Delaware State University where he studied feeding ecology of Atlantic weakfish in the Delaware Bay. He attended Humboldt State University for his undergraduate and received his degree in marine biology.  Brian is passionate about fisheries science, and plans to get involved in anything that he can with regard to fisheries. He completed his master’s degree in Natural Resources with specialization in fisheries in spring 2019. Brian is now employed by NOAA at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center.

NERTO Project Title:  Determining diet of Delaware Bay weakfish using stomach content and stable isotope analysis

NOAA Mentor: Dr. Howard Townsend; NOAA Cooperative Oxford Lab, MD

Academic Advisor: Dr. Stacy L. Smith


  1. Galvez, B. & Townsend, H., and Smith, S. (2019). Trophic ecology of weakfish from the Delaware Bay using stable isotope and stomach content analyses. Presented at the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, Aquatic Sciences Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 2019.
  2. Galvez, B., Neilan, B., Greco, M., Oliver, D., Ozbay, G. & Smith, S. (2018). Diet analysis of weakfish (Cynoscion regalis) from the Delaware Bay using stable isotope and stomach content analyses. Presented at the NOAA EPP meeting, Washington, D.C., April 2018.
  3. Galvez, B., Neilan, B., Greco, M., Ozbay, G., Townsend, H. & Smith, S. (2018). Stable isotope analysis of juvenile weakfish ( Cynoscion regalis) from the Delaware Bay. Presented at the American Fisheries Society meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, 2018.

NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
(410) 651-7870
Award numbers: FY 2021 Award #NA21SEC4810005
Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)

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