Dr. Jim Berkson, Courtesy Associate Professor
Marine Resources Population Dynamics
McCarty Hall G109
P.O. Box 110240
Gainesville, FL 32611
Jim Berkson is a population dynamics scientist whose work includes building models needed to effectively manage marine resources. Dr. Berkson has worked for federal, state, and tribal resource agencies for over twenty years. Because of this, Dr. Berkson has unique insight on the important role that population dynamics scientists play in bridging the gap between science and policy in the real world. Dr. Berkson’s research focuses on numerous marine species (as well as terrestrial species) including marine fish stocks, marine mammals, and sea turtles. Current research is located in the U.S. South Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in population ecology, natural resource management, computer programming, and simulation modeling.
Dr. Berkson is also the Leader of the NMFS RTR Program at the University of Florida.
PhD, Biological Sciences, Montana State University, 1996
MS, Zoology, University of British Columbia, 1988
BA, Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution, University of California at San Diego, 1984