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Kim De Mutsert

Kim De Mutsert

Assistant Professor


Dr. de Mutsert is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Coastal Sciences in the School of Ocean Science and Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi. She earned an MS in Biology from the University of Amsterdam in 2003, and a PhD in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University in 2010. Her research is focused on coastal and estuarine fish ecology. She studies the effects of environmental and anthropogenic stressors on nekton biomass and distribution, community structure, food web dynamics, and fisheries landings. Examples of stressors included in her studies are eutrophication, oil pollution, habitat alteration, hypoxia, fisheries, and changes in freshwater discharge. She uses a combination of field monitoring, lab studies, and ecosystem modeling in her projects. Visit her website for more information:

  • PHD - Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (2010)
  • MS - University of Amsterdam (2003)

fisheries ecology

  • American Fisheries Society
  • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

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Contact Me

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Cedar Point Research Building 118B




Areas of Expertise

fish ecology, ecological modeling, estuarine ecology, coastal science