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Jeff Kneebone, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Fisheries Science and Emerging Technologies (FSET) Program

T: 617-226-2424



Ph.D., Marine Science and Technology, School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2013
M.S., Zoology, University of New Hampshire, 2005
B.S., Marine and Freshwater Biology, University of New Hampshire, 2003


Jeff Kneebone, Ph.D., joined the Anderson Cabot Center as a post-doctoral researcher in November 2015. His research focuses on numerous aspects of fish biology, ecology, and physiology, and aims to generate novel data that can directly inform marine policy and fishery stock assessments. Through his collaborations with fishery management entities and members of the commercial and recreational fishing community, Jeff hopes to foster improved fishery management and sustainability, particularly for imperiled and data poor species. He is also interested in the physical and physiological stressors experienced by fish during capture in commercial and recreational fisheries, and the development of recommendations that can reduce incidental fishing mortality. Jeff’s current research focuses on a wide variety of marine fishes, including sand tiger sharks, common thresher sharks, black sea bass, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, and thorny skate.

  1. Select Publications

    Kneebone J., Chisholm J., Skomal G.B. (2012) Seasonal residency, habitat use, and site fidelity of juvenile sand tiger sharks Carcharias taurus in a Massachusetts estuary. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 471:165-181.

    Kneebone J., Chisholm J., Bernal D., and Skomal G.B. (2013) The physiological effects of capture stress, recovery, and post-release survivorship of juvenile sand tigers (Carcharias taurus) caught on rod and reel. Fisheries Research 147: 103-14.

    Kneebone, J., Chisholm, J. & Skomal, G. (2014) Movement patterns of juvenile sand tigers (Carcharias taurus) along the east coast of the USA. Mar Biol. 161: 1149.

    Kneebone, J., Hoffman W.S., Dean M.J., and Armstrong M.P. (2014) Movements of Striped Bass between the Exclusive Economic Zone and Massachusetts State Waters. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31: 524-524.

    Kneebone, J., Hoffman W.S., Dean M.J., Fox D.A., and Armstrong M.P. (2014) Movement Patterns and Stock Composition of Adult Striped Bass Tagged in Massachusetts Coastal Waters. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143: 1115-1129.

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