Gibraltar Island Ohio Sea Grant is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Brian Alford as the new Assistant Director for Stone Laboratory. Alford will oversee all aspects of the lab’s operations, from its cutting-edge scientific research program to education and public outreach efforts.
“We’re happy to welcome Dr. Alford to Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab,” said Dr. Christopher Winslow, the program’s director. “Brian will be instrumental to Stone Lab’s strategic planning around our research and education programs, and he will contribute important expertise to statewide and regional committees as well as at the lab.”
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.
His contact information is available at ohioseagrant.osu.edu/about/people.
The Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 34 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. For more information, visit ohioseagrant.osu.edu.