Ben Gutzler


Ben Gutzler

Advisor: Dr. Win Watson

Biological Sciences: Marine Biology - PhD

Research Topic: Lobster behavioral ecology

I am interested in how decapod crustaceans interact with each other and their habitat, especially in relation to fishery pressures and changing environmental conditions. My work at UNH focuses on how shell disease and other chronic stressors may impact the mating and foraging success of the American lobster. I am also interested in developing novel technical methods such as accelerometers and other dataloggers for investigating behavior in the field. I consider myself a field ecologist and am always happiest when on a boat or underwater!