UMass Boston

Bryan Legare

SFE - Dean's Office


MS, Marine and Environmental Science, University of The Virgin Islands, 2011
BS, General Biology, University of New Hampshire, 2007

Additional Information

Bryan Legare is a seascape ecologist interested in understanding marine ecosystems and the movements of organisms within them. Legare specializes in the use of marine technologies to quantify both the biotic and abiotic characteristics of the marine environment. These technologies include sonar (sidescan, multibeam, singlebeam, and imaging), current profilers, acoustic telemetry, and in-situ data loggers. Legare links these data in GIS software using spatial and non-parametric statistics to understand long-term trends in relation to natural and anthropogenic ecosystem processes. Current research includes “Quantifying the long and short term effects of hydraulic clamming," “Understanding the movements of elasmobranchs in the Caribbean," “Long-term tidal monitoring within Cape Cod estuaries,” and “Mapping and quantifying lost fishing gear as habitat."

Legare has a MS in marine and environmental science from the University of the Virgin Islands and a BS in biology from the University of New Hampshire.