Dr. Jesse Filbrun
Associate Professor of Biology
AddressBuilding/Office: Science (SCI) 106H
Jesse Filbrun is an Associate Professor of Biology with expertise in aquatic and marine ecology. He earned his B.S in Biology from Bowling Green State University, Ohio and his Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology from Ohio State University (2013), then served as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (2013-2014). He was an Assistant Professor of Biology at SAU (2014-2017) and Eastern New Mexico University (2017-2021) before rejoining the faculty at SAU. Dr. Filbrun is generally interested in understanding how early-life feeding, development, and growth of fishes impacts recruitment to adult populations. He has completed projects to improve production efficiency of catfishes in aquaculture systems, mitigate water quality issues in a hypereutrophic Ohio reservoir, understand how ichthyoplankton in the northern Gulf of Mexico responded to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and quantified drifting fish egg and larval assemblages in the Pecos River, New Mexico. Students in his lab enjoy hands-on training in the field and laboratory to explore ecological interactions among early life stages of fishes, their zooplankton prey, and their physical environments. Dr. Filbrun teaches Ecology, Ichthyology, Marine Biology, and Oceanography. He also serves as the Marine Biology advisor.