David Kimbro

David Kimbro

PhD, University of California at Davis
MS, University of California at Davis
BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Area(s) of Expertise

Community Ecology, Conservation Biology, and Biological Invasions

Research Interests

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.

Lab Website



Northeastern University Marine Science Center

430 Nahant Road

Nahant, Mass. 01908

Carnivorous conchs to blame for oyster decline

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.