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
David Kimbro, a marine and environmental science professor at Northeastern University, has solved the mystery of why reefs in Florida inlets were experiencing large numbers of oyster loss. Drought and subsequent high salt levels in water led to a population spike in one of the oysters’ main predators: conchs.