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Daphne Munroe


Dr. Munroe’s research focuses on shellfish larval ecology and she has studied settlement and recruitment dynamics at shellfish farms, large-scale physical and biological drivers of population dynamics, and mechanisms underlying genetic connectivity and evolution in fished shellfish populations. Additionally, Dr. Munroe has studied declines in southern populations of surfclams using physical oceanography models of larval connectivity and biological models of clam growth.  She incorporates these larval and biological studies into a larger context that includes social and economic implications of these biological shifts to the fishery and management.   Dr. Munroe has participated in at-sea cooperative federal fishery research programs with the National Marine Fisheries Service and is a member of the federal stock assessment working groups for Atlantic Surfclams and Ocean Quahogs.