David Roche

David’s research interests include wildlife ecology and benthic ecology. He currently assists with research on terrapins and sea turtles.



B.S., Marine Science, Stockton University, 2010

M.S., Marine Environmental Science & Marine Biology, Nova Southeastern University, 2016

Work History

Student trainee: 2016-2017

Biologist: 2017- Current


Prior to his employment with the USGS, David was a consultant for an environmental firm in South Florida. He was responsible for data analysis, report writing, and identification of benthic species and macrofauna. Mr. Roche participated in numerous benthic assessment and characterization studies identifying seagrass and hardbottom habitats.