Dr. Paul Montagna

In 2006, Dr. Montagna joined the HRI Team. He focuses on how organisms control and regulate marine ecosystems and coastal environments. This work is critical in guiding resource management decisions. He and his team closely examine bottom-living organisms and the various attributes of water quality. The increasingly important relationships between humans and the environment are considered in detail through his studies as he looks at the environmental flows, nutrients, and the ultimate impact on marine life.

He adapts his research to the real world by building relationships with business and industry. In the fall of 2009, "Shell Bank," the oyster shell recycling program, launched in partnership with local restaurants and the Port of Corpus Christi. Projects such as these recognize the need for cooperation and education of all of the stakeholders.

TAMUCC Faculty/Staff

Dr. Paul Montagna Dr. Paul Montagna
Principal Investigator, HRI Chair for HydroEcology
Dr. Michael Wetz Dr. Michael Wetz
HRI Chair for Coastal Ecosystem Processes
Dr. James Gibeaut Dr. James Gibeaut
Endowed Chair for Coastal and Marine Geospatial Sciences
Dr. Jennifer Beseres Pollack Dr. Jennifer Beseres Pollack
HRI Chair for Coastal Conservation & Restoration
Dr. Xinping Hu Dr. Xinping Hu
HRI Chair for Ecosystem Science & Modeling
Dr. Greg Stunz Dr. Greg Stunz
Senior Executive Director, HRI Chair for Fisheries and Ocean Health
Kristina Alexander Kristina Alexander
Endowed Chair for Marine Policy & Law
Dr. Dale Gawlik Dr. Dale Gawlik
HRI Chair for Conservation & Biodiversity
Mikell Smith Mikell Smith
Education Liaison