Brian Alford, PhD | Ohio Sea Grant

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Brian Alford, PhD

Assistant Director of Stone Laboratory, Stone Laboratory

About Alford

Brian Alford

Brian Alford, PhD

Assistant Director of Stone Laboratory, Stone Laboratory.

Dr. Brian Alford is the Assistant Director for Stone Lab, Ohio Sea Grant’s research, education and outreach facility on Lake Erie. Alford oversees all aspects of the lab’s operation, along with ongoing strategic planning and representation on state and regional committees.

  • Phone: 419-285-1870
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  • Address: 878 Bayview Ave.P.O. Box 119Put-In-Bay, OH Ottawa

Alford comes to Stone Lab from the University of Tennessee, where he taught fisheries techniques and fish management courses to undergraduate and graduate students and developed a research program to address the conservation and management of fisheries and aquatic resources, both in Tennessee and nationally.

He previously worked as a fisheries biologist for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, where he established and coordinated research programs on inland and marine fisheries management.

Alford holds a PhD in forest resources with an emphasis on fish management from Mississippi State University and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biological sciences from The University of Southern Mississippi. His research focused on management of sport fisheries in wadeable streams in Mississippi.