An avid fan of “primitive fishes” and advocate for native fishes conservation, Dr. Solomon David strives to effectively communicate science to both the research community and general public. Solomon is an aquatic ecologist and assistant professor of biological sciences at Nicholls State University in Louisiana, where his current research focuses on the ecology of migratory and ancient fishes (e.g. gars and bowfins).

His graduate research at the University of Michigan focused on conservation ecology of Great Lakes fishes, including projects on Lake Trout, Chinook Salmon, and Spotted Gar. Solomon has also conducted postdoctoral research in fish ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Shedd Aquarium, U.S. Geological Survey, and Michigan State University. You can follow him on Twitter @SolomonRDavid and @PrimitiveFishes, as well as his research through #GarLab.