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Kim De Mutsert

Kim De Mutsert

Associate Professor


Dr. de Mutsert is an Associate 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
Ecosystem Modeling with EwE
Diversity of Fishes

  • End-to-End Modeling Reveals Species-Specific Effects of Large-Scale Coastal Restoration on Living Resources Facing Climate Change, Frontiers in Marine Science, 2021,
  • Using Multiple Ecological Models to Inform Environmental Decision-Making, Frontiers in Marine Science, 2021,
  • Effects of nutrient management scenarios on marine food webs: a Pan-European Assessment in support of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Frontiers in Marine Science, 2021,
  • Implications of Community-Based Management of Marine Reserves in the Philippines for Reef Fish Communities and Biodiversity, FRONTIERS IN MARINE SCIENCE, 2021, 10.3389/fmars.2021.731675
  • Using paleoecological data to inform decision making: A deep-time perspective, FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 2022, 10.3389/fevo.2022.972179
  • Making spatial-temporal marine ecosystem modelling better-A perspective, ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE, 2021, 10.1016/j.envsoft.2021.105209
  • The Chesapeake Bay program modeling system: Overview and recommendations for future development, ECOLOGICAL MODELLING, 2021, 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2021.109635
  • 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

marine ecology, fisheries, oceanography, fish ecology, ecological modeling, estuarine ecology, coastal science