Ass Prof. William Figueira

School of Biological Sciences

Associate Professor William Figueira’s general interests lie in the area of fish population ecology and his research has focused on the behaviour and demographics of individual fish populations as well as the large scale connectivity between these populations.

The small scale studies are typically conducted on SCUBA or snorkel and employ tools such as tagging, mapping and standard underwater census and behavioural observation techniques. These studies have been conducted in a variety of locations including the Florida Keys (USA), Lee Stocking Island (Bahamas), and One Tree Island (Australia). His interest in the larger scale dynamics of reef fish involves understanding the mechanisms and consequences of meta-population, and specifically source-sink, dynamics in these systems.