Andre Buchheister, Ph.D.

Current Research Interests

My research integrates ecological modeling, advanced statistics, fieldwork, and laboratory methods to answer both basic and applied questions in fisheries science. I specifically focus on four, interrelated research areas: 1) science in support of ecosystem based fisheries management, 2) structure, function, and drivers of fish communities and marine ecosystems, 3) trophic dynamics and predator-prey interactions, and 4) fish population dynamics.


B.S. Biology (Marine Biology concentration), 2002, Duke University
M.S. Marine Science (Fisheries Science concentration), 2008, College of William & Mary
Ph.D. Marine Science (Fisheries Science concentration), 2013, College of William & Mary

Courses Taught

FISH 260 - Fish Conservation and Management
FISH 460 - Advanced Fish Conservation and Management
FISH 458/558 - Fish Population Dynamics
STAT 333 - Linear Regression Models / ANOVA


  • Buchheister, A., T. J. Miller, and E. D. Houde. 2017. Evaluating ecosystem-based reference points for Atlantic Menhaden. Marine and Coastal Fisheries. 9:457-478. doi: 10.1080/19425120.2017.1360420.
  • Buchheister, A., T. J. Miller, E. D. Houde, D. H. Secor, and R. J. Latour. 2016. Spatial and temporal dynamics of Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) recruitment in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. ICES Journal of Marine Sciences. 73:1147-1159.
  • Buchheister, A., and R. J. Latour. 2016. Dynamic trophic linkages in a large estuarine system – support for supply-driven dietary changes using delta generalized additive models. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 73:5-17.
  • Buchheister, A., M. J. Wilberg, T. J. Miller, and R. J. Latour. 2015. Simulating bottom-up effects on predator productivity and consequences for the rebuilding timeline of a depleted population. Ecological Modelling. 311:48-62.
  • Buchheister, A., and R. J. Latour. 2015. Food habits and trophic guild structure of a diverse fish assemblage in Chesapeake Bay, U.S.A. Journal of Fish Biology. 86:967-992.
  • Lefcheck, J. S., A. Buchheister, K. M. Laumann, M. A. Stratton, K. L. Sobocinski, S. T. C. Chak, T. R. Clardy, P. L. Reynolds, R. J. Latour, and J. E. Duffy. 2014. Dimensions of biodiversity in Chesapeake Bay demersal fishes: patterns and drivers through space and time. Ecosphere 5(2):14.
  • Buchheister, A., C. F. Bonzek, J. Gartland, and R. J. Latour. 2013. Patterns and drivers of the demersal fish community of Chesapeake Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 481:161-180.
  • Buchheister, A. and R. J. Latour. 2011. Trophic ecology of summer flounder in lower Chesapeake Bay inferred from stomach content and stable isotope analyses. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:1240-1254.
  • Wilson, M. T., A. Buchheister, and C. Jump. 2011. Regional variation in the annual feeding cycle of juvenile walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) in the western Gulf of Alaska. Fishery Bulletin 109:316-326.
  • Buchheister, A. and R. J. Latour. 2010. Turnover and fractionation of carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes in tissues of a migratory coastal predator, summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67:445-461.
  • Wilson, M. T., C. Jump, A. Buchheister. 2009. Ecology of small neritic fishes in the western Gulf of Alaska. II. Consumption of krill in relation to krill standing stock and the physical environment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 392:239-251.
  • Mazur, M. M., M. T. Wilson, A. B. Dougherty, A. Buchheister, and D. A. Beauchamp. 2007. Temperature and prey quality effects on growth of juvenile walleye pollock Theragra chalcogramma (Pallas): A spatially explicit bioenergetics approach. Journal of Fish Biology 70:816-836.
  • Buchheister, A., M. T. Wilson, R. J. Foy, and D. A. Beauchamp. 2006. Seasonal and geographic variation in condition of juvenile walleye pollock in the western Gulf of Alaska. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 135:897-907.
  • Buchheister, A. and M. T. Wilson. 2005. Shrinkage correction and length conversion equations for walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma), capelin (Mallotus villosus), and eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus). Journal of Fish Biology 67:541-548.