Dr. Danylchuk’s research seeks to understand the factors that naturally influence the life history and ecology of fishes and other aquatic organisms, as well as how natural and anthropogenic disturbances can influence population dynamics. His work in marine and freshwater systems includes stress physiology, behavioral ecology, spatial ecology, predator-prey interactions, and adaptations in life history traits as a response to disturbance. His research focuses on evaluating potential impacts of recreational angling on fish populations, and working with stakeholder groups to develop best practices. This work involves the use of telemetry and other new technologies to understand how fish function under ‘normal’ and disturbed conditions. In combination with results from laboratory and fieldwork, this research helps to identity specific causes of stress in fish. Dr. Danylchuk is also interested in sustainable aquaculture in order to reduce impacts on fish stocks and local, regional, and global ecosystems. He is also a strong proponent of hands-on opportunities that can enhance learning for students of all ages.