Vincent Guida

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Voices from the Science Centers


Voices from the Science Centers is an oral history initiative dedicated to documenting the institutional knowledge of fisheries scientists and administrators in the labs of NOAA’s Fisheries Science Centers.

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Vincent Guida received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1970. He earned his PhD in Marine Science and Zoology in 1977 from North Carolina State University. As a post-doc Fellow at Lehigh University's Institute for Pathobiology he studied mollusks. He then was a research scientist at the Center for Marine & Environmental Studies and became Director of the Wetlands Institute at Lehigh University. In the mid-1990's, he joined the staff of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, J.J. Howard Lab. At the time of this interview, he was the Acting Chief of Habitat Ecology.

Interview contains discussions of: estuaries, habitat ecology, impacts of budgets and legislative mandates on science, changes in modeling, shifts from research to fisheries management, Hudson Canyon, deep sea coral, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, wind farms and benthic habitat.

Vincent Guida discusses his career and his work with the National Marine Fisheries Service.He provides an overview of the research shift at the Sandy Hook Lab from estuaries and near shore to off shore. These changes are due to budget decreases, legislative mandates related to the Magnuson-Stevens Act and the future of energy sources such as wind farms.

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