Margaret Lamont, Ph.D.

Biography

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, 2002

M.S., Marine Science, California State University, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, 1995

B.S., The College of New Jersey, 1991

RESEARCH   

Meg Lamont is a research biologist focusing on population-level studies of coastal and marine vertebrates in the Gulf of Mexico. She leads multiple research projects on topics such as demography, habitat use, and movement patterns, particularly related to varying environmental parameters. Her research has focused on species that include nesting and inwater marine turtles (Kemp's ridley, loggerhead and green turtles), diamondback terrapins, gopher tortoise, box turtles, Gulf sturgeon and Yellowfin tuna. She partners with various agencies including the Department of Defense, US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, in addition to academic institutions, state agencies and non-profit organizations.