Nathaniel Furey

Phone: (603) 862-0675
Office: Biological Sciences, Spaulding Hall Rm 134, Durham, NH 03824
Nathaniel Furey

Our group conducts research in fish ecology and animal movements. We primarily try to understand the motivations and consequences of fish movements through space and time. We are also interested in predator-prey interactions, bioenergetics, and landscape ecology. To study these topics, we use a variety of techniques including telemetry (putting an electronic tag on or in an animal to follow its movements), diet analyses, bioenergetics models, and geographic information systems (GIS).

We conduct research on various taxa, mostly fishes, across the globe. This includes Pacific salmon in British Columbia, fishes in the high Arctic, Atlantic salmon among other fishes in New England, Gulf of Maine crustaceans, and even dolphins in the Mediterranean.


  • Ph.D., Forestry, University of British Columbia
  • M.S., Wildlife & Fisheries Science, Texas A & M University
  • B.S., Marine Biology; Environmental Science, University of New England

Research Interests

  • Animal Ecology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Bioenergetics
  • Ecology
  • Fish and Fisheries
  • Fisheries Management
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Zoology
  • Migratory Animals and Birds
  • Telemetry

Courses Taught

  • ZOOL 710/810: Elasmobranchs and Bony Fishes
  • ZOOL 772/872: Fisheries Biology

Selected Publications

Furey, N. B., Armstrong, J. B., Beauchamp, D. A., & Hinch, S. G. (2018). Migratory coupling between predators and prey. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2(12), 1846-1853. doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0711-3