Jessica Glass, Ph.D.
I received my B.S. in Biology from Yale College in 2010, and a M.S. in Fisheries from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2014. Broadly, I'm interested in biological and physical drivers of evolution and translating my research into sustainable management practices of commercially and recreationally important marine fishes. I am studying phylogenetic relationships of marine fishes in a group known as the Carangiforms, which includes the jacks, trevallies, scads, pompanos, remoras, dolphinfish, and cobia. I am also conducting population genetic and phylogeographic analyses on two carangid species important for recreational and small-scale fisheries throughout the Indo-Pacific: the Giant Trevally (Caranx ignobilis) and Bluefin Trevally (Caranx melampygus). Much of my research focuses on the western Indian Ocean, spanning South Africa to Seychelles, and I collaborate closely with scientists at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity.