Dan W. FullerPosition: Head of Life History and Behavior Group - La Jolla Headquarters
Life History and Behavior Group
- Supervisor of the research activities and staff of the Life History and Behavior Group, Biology Program.
- Leading investigations of age, growth, and reproductive biology of tropical tuna.
- Responsible for planning and leading the research activities under the Regional Tuna Tagging Project in the EPO.
- Responsible for maintaining US and California EPA and OSHA compliance for IATTC headquarters including the fish ecology laboratory.
- B.Sc. in Biology (Marine), San Diego State University, 1997
Daniel Fuller joined the IATTC staff in 2000 to support tagging activities in throughout the EPO. During the last two decades Daniel has worked as both an Assistant and Associate Scientist under the direction of the now retired, and previous Head of the Life History and Behavior Group, Kurt Schafer. Daniel has spent the last 22 years working to advance the knowledge of the life history and behavioral ecology of tropical tunas in the EPO. In January of 2022, relying upon his extensive experience, Daniel was appointed to the Head of the Life History and Behavior Group under the Biology Program. In addition to his new supervisory role, his main responsibilities include leading investigations of age, growth, and reproductive biology. He is also responsible the development of tagging experiments, management and development of the IATTC tagging databases, and analyses of tagging data.
- Schaefer, K. M. , and D. W. Fuller 2022. Spatiotemporal variability in the reproductive biology of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Fisheries Research
- Kurt M. Schaefer, Daniel Fuller 2021. Horizontal movements, utilization distributions, and mixing rates of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) tagged and released with archival tags in six discrete areas of the eastern and central Pacific Ocean. Fisheries OCeanography
- Schaefer, K.M., Fuller, D.W. and Chaloupka, M. 2021. Performance evaluation of a shallow prototype versus a standard depth traditional design drifting fish-aggregating device in the equatorial eastern Pacific tuna purse-seine fishery. Fisheries Research
- Kurt Schaefer, Daniel Fuller, José Leonardo Castillo-Geniz, Carlos Javier Godinez-Padilla, Michel Dreyfus, Alexandre Aires-da-Silva 2021. Post-release survival of silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) following capture by Mexican flag longline fishing vessels in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. Fisheries Research
- Schaefer, K.M. and Fuller, D.W. 2019. Spatiotemporal variability in the reproductive dynamics of Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Fisheries Research
- Schaefer, K.M., Fuller, D.W., Aires-da-Silva, A., Carvajal, J.M., Martinez, J. and Hutchinson, M.R. 2019. Postrelease survival of silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) following capture by longline fishing vessels in the equatorial eastern Pacific Ocean. Bulletin of Marine Science
- Fujioka, K., Fukuda, H., Tei, Y., Okamoto, S., Kiyofuji, H., Furukawa, S., Takagi, J., Estess, E., Farwell, C.J., Fuller, D.W. and Suzuki, N. 2018. Spatial and temporal variability in the trans-Pacific migration of Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) revealed by archival tags. Progress in Oceanography
- Abascal, F.J., Peatman, T., Leroy, B., Nicol, S., Schaefer, K., Fuller, D.W., Hampton, J. 2018. Spatiotemporal variability in bigeye vertical distribution in the Pacific Ocean. Fisheries Research
- Maunder, M.N., Deriso, R.B., Schaefer, K.M., Fuller, D.W., Aires-da-Silva, A.M., Minte‑Vera, C.V., Campana, S.E. 2018. The growth cessation model: a growth model for species showing a near cessation in growth with application to bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus). Marine Biology
- Humphries, N.E., Schaefer, K.M., Fuller, D.W., Phillips, G.E., Wilding, C. and Sims, D.W. 2016. Scale-dependent to scale-free: daily behavioural switching and optimized searching in a marine predator. Animal Behaviour