Ph.D., University of California at Davis
M.S., University of California at Davis
B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Area(s) of Expertise
Community Ecology, Conservation Biology, and Biological Invasions
Prof. Kimbro’s research interests include a broad range of issues in population dynamics, community ecology, invasion biology, ecosystem science, and coastal oceanography. He pursues these interests to understand why the conditions of important coastal habitats change and to learn how these changes impact services to society.
Northeastern University Marine Science Center
430 Nahant Road
Nahant, Mass. 01908
Stuck in the middle with oysters and crabs
Research from Northeastern University ecologist David Kimbro, along with colleagues Jon Grabowski and Randall Hughes, shows that the behavior of middle predators in marine food webs plays an important role in the welfare of the whole system—and that, like our behavior, middle predator behavior is pretty fickle.
Researchers and Oystermen Fighting for Apalachicola Bay
A guest post by David Kimbro, as featured in the blog In the Grass, On the Reef
Why invader species may be taking dinner off your table
The species that live on our coasts provide benefits that most of us are unaware of.
Invasive Species: Understanding the Threat Before It’s Too Late
Catching rides on cargo ships and fishing boats, many invasive species are now covering our shorelines and compromising the existence of our native marine life. In a study published in Ecology Letters, Northeastern University Prof. David Kimbro and his team examine what factors allow some invasive species to survive in their new environments and others to fail.