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School of Forest, Fisheries, & Geomatics Sciences

School of Forest, Fisheries, & Geomatics Sciences

Kai Lorenzen

Associate Director and Professor, Integrative Fisheries Science
Florida SeaGrant Affiliate Faculty

Kai Lorenzen is interested in addressing complex fisheries management problems through integrative-interdisciplinary science.

Kai started his career as a fisheries development consultant, working mostly in Southeast Asia, and subsequently spent 13 years on the faculty of Imperial College London. He first came to Florida as the 2007-08 Mote Eminent Scholar in Fisheries Ecology at FSU and Mote Marine Laboratory. Kai joined the School in 2010 as Professor of Integrative Fisheries Science.

Courses Taught

IdentifierCourse Name
FAS 6355C  Fisheries Management 
  • Research Interests

    Kai's research integrates quantitative ecology with human dimensions and engages closely with management initiatives. A particular focus is on assessing and improving the use of hatchery and habitat enhancement and restoration measures in fisheries management. He also conducts basic research in fish population biology. Other interests include the conservation of aquatic resources in agricultural landscapes, design of aquaculture systems, domestication effects and interactions between cultured and wild fish, and the epidemiology of fish diseases. For more information, visit the Lorenzen Lab website.



7922 NW 71st Street
Gainesville, FL 32653
(352) 273-3646

Affiliated Institutions

  • Education

    • PhD, Applied Population Biology, University of London, UK, 1997
    • Diplom (MS), Biology with Mathematics, Kiel University, Germany, 1993