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Bryan Delius
Ph.D Student




Contact Information

Office: SCA 322
Phone: 813/464-4686


M.S. Biology, Florida International University, 2007
B.S. Integrative Biology, University of Florida, 2003


I am interested in how feeding 9 billion people in the next 50 years will affect public health. I am interested in studying how to meet the global food demand in a manner that is environmentally sustainable, in particular, how eliminating human helminth parasites migth reduce the global food demand. Second, I am interested in studying how the increased pesticide use needed to increase food production will affect the prevalence of cancers, congenital diseases, and infectious diseases of humans.

Publications and Presentations

Heithaus, Michael; Delius, Bryan; Wirsing, Aaron; Dunphy-Daly, Megan. 2009. Physical factors influencing the distribution of a top predator in a subtropical oligotrophic estuary.  Limnology and Oceanography 54(2): 472-482.

Torres, Leigh; Heithaus, Michael; Delius, Bryan. 2006.  Influence of teleost abundance on the distribution and abundance of sharks in Florida Bay, USA.  Hydrobiologia 569: 449-455.

Castro, Andrey; Delius, Bryan; Lowry, Dayv Burgess, George; Motta, Philip.   2003.  Inter-tooth distance as a predictor of body length in sharks.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society.