Christopher R. Malinowski, PhD

  • conservation|aquatic ecology|fish


Chris has a strong interest in conservation of fishes and their ecosystems, so much of his research has revolved around this concept. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and upon graduation began studying fish ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Great Lakes WATER Institute. He then went on to complete a masters degree from Florida Atlantic University, followed by a PhD at Florida State University. His graduate research focused on foraging ecology, niche partitioning, effectiveness of marine protected areas, ecotoxicology, and spawning behavior and patterns. In 2019 he started a postdoctoral position in the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences group at Purdue University where he researched life history of fishes, long-term fish community trends, gut microbiomes, and the effects of microplastics in aquatic environments at the population- and community-level. In his current position as Senior Scientist at South Florida Water Management District, he is working on projects related to South Florida Everglades restoration and water quality impacts on coastal fish communities.

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I received my bachelors in science (BSc) at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point in 2006.

I received my masters in science (MSc) at Florida Atlantic University in 2011. 

I received my doctor of philosophy (PhD) at Florida State University in 2019.

I was employed as a postdoctoral researcher at Purdue University in Indiana, USA from 2019-2020.