National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Population Dynamics Fellow

(978) 283-0368


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UMass Amherst Large Pelagics Research Center

Benjamin Galuardi has been a PhD Fellow at the School of Marine Science and Technology at UMass Dartmouth and MIT Sea Grant since January, 2012. He has been a researcher at the Large Pelagics Research Center at the UMass Amherst Marine Station, and previously at University of New Hampshire, since 2006. He has worked extensively on spatial analyses of movement and oceanographic associations for bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) and other large marine species and has additional experience monitoring endangered fish populations of the Colorado River (Grand Canyon). Drawing on his extensive knowledge of electronic tagging of marine animals, his 10 years of research on bluefin tuna, and a background in geographic and statistical analysis, his PhD studies are focused on utilizing movement information from electronic tagging studies in fisheries stock assessment and management frameworks. Galuardi is committed to the development of open source methods for data analysis and visualization.

M.S. in Zoology, University of New Hampshire, 2006
Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, Northern Arizona University, 2002
B.S. in Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island, 1998

Recent Publications

Galuardi, B., Lam CH (Tim) (2014) Chapter Nineteen - Telemetry Analysis of Highly Migratory Species. In: Cadrin SX, Kerr LA, Mariani S (eds) Stock Identication Methods (Second Edition). Academic Press, San Diego,p 447-476

Golet WJ, Galuardi B, Cooper AB, Lutcavage ME (2013) Changes in the Distribution of Atlantic Blufin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in the Gulf of Maine 1979-2005. PlosOne

Predicting Potential Atlantic Spawning Grounds of Western Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Based on Electronic Tagging Results, 2002-2011. Molly E. Lutcavage, Benjamin Galuardi, and C. H. Lam. ICCAT Col. Vol. Sci. Pap. SCRS/2012/157

Galuardi, B. and Lutcavage, M. 2012. Dispersal Routes and Habitat Utilization of Juvenile Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, Thunnus thynnus, Tracked with Mini PSAT and Archival Tags. PLoS ONE 7(5): e37829.

MIT Sea Grant Publications

Changes in the Distribution of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in the Gulf of Maine 1979-2005
Walter J. Golet, Benjamin Galuardi, Andrew B. Cooper, Molly E Lutcavage
2013, MITSG 13-33
Journal, book, proceeding reprints

Contribution of cephalopod prey to the diet of large pelagic fish predators in the central North Atlantic Ocean
John M. Logan, Rebecca Toppin, Sean Smith, Benjamin Galuardi, Julie Porter, Molly E Lutcavage
2013, MITSG 13-34
Journal, book, proceeding reprints

Telemetry analysis of highly migratory fishes
Benjamin Galuardi, Chi H Lam
2013, MITSG 13-35
Journal, book, proceeding reprints