Mar. 10, 2016–Dr. Bill Walton / Assoc. Professor, Auburn Univ. & Sr. Scientist, DI Sea Lab

OysterSouth: A Revolution in Oyster Farming
Bill Walton is an associate professor in Auburn University’s School of Fisheries, Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences, a marine Extension specialist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and a senior scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Working along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico at Auburn University’s Shellfish Lab (Dauphin Island, AL), he conducts applied research with local shellfish farmers, shellfishermen (commercial and recreational), and national and local organizations. Before moving to the Gulf, he did similar work along the coast of Massachusetts. His interests include all aspects of marine invertebrate fisheries, restoration and aquaculture. Bill has a BSc in Biology from Tufts, a MSc in Ecology from Rutgers, and a PhD in Fisheries Science from the University of Maryland.