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Lynn Waterhouse, Ph.D.

Research Biologist

Lynn Waterhouse, Ph.D., is a research biologist at Shedd’s Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research.


Ph.D., biological oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

““I love being part of an organization that emphasizes bringing the underwater world to everyone. With Shedd, I hope to share my passion for fisheries science and statistics to a broader audience.” ”

Lynn Waterhouse’s research focuses on mesopredators in the Bahamas and Caribbean, specifically population assessments of groupers and snappers. Working alongside stakeholders in the Bahamas, Waterhouse’s objective is to complete stock assessments for species of concern, starting with Nassau groupers, with the goal of creating a sustainable fisheries management plan. Waterhouse co-teaches a college course in the Bahamas aboard Shedd’s research vessel, the R/V Coral Reef II.

Before coming to Shedd, Waterhouse completed her Ph.D. in biological oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. As part of her Ph.D., Waterhouse worked on Nassau groupers in the Cayman Islands with REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation) and the Cayman Island Department of the Environment. Waterhouse also completed the first stock assessment of white seabass for the State of California with Dr. Juan Valero of CAPAM (Center for Advancement of Population Assessment and Methodology).

Waterhouse also holds a Master of Science degree in statistics from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree in fisheries sciences from Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences at the College of William and Mary. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in economics from the University of Dayton.