William C. Walton

Associate Professor of Fisheries Science, Auburn University

Working along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico at Auburn University’s Shellfish Lab and Dauphin Island Sea Lab (Dauphin Island, AL) and the Auburn University Marine Extension & Research Center (Mobile, AL), I conduct applied research with local shellfish farmers, shellfishermen (commercial and recreational), and national and local organizations. Before moving to the Gulf, I did similar work along the coast of Massachusetts, out on Cape Cod.

My interests include all aspects of marine invertebrate fisheries, restoration and aquaculture. I currently am very interested in all questions related to improving the safety and quality of farmed shellfish.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Fisheries Science, Auburn University