Collin Williams

Ph.D. Student

collin.williams@kaust.edu.sa

Research Interest

Collin is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. He completed a Bachelor's degree at the University of Alabama in 2016 and graduated with a Master’s degree from KAUST in 2020. His research focuses on the biogeography and behavior of marine fishes.

As a PhD student in the Reef Ecology Lab, Collin is exploring the connectivity and behavioral variation of pelagic predatory fishes around the Arabian Peninsula. To investigate these topics, Collin utilizes genetic tools and satellite telemetry.

Outside of his PhD research, Collin has leveraged his passion for catching fish to collect specimens for various taxonomic and behavioral studies. He is also working with the KAUST Fishing Club to implement a citizen-science mark-recapture fish tagging program on campus.

You can learn more about his research on the following platforms: