Field of Focus
  • Neuroscience Biology
  • Physiology and Behavior
  • Ecology
  • Fisheries
  • Population Biology
  • Ecological Indicators
  • Ecotourism
  • Endangered Species
  • Overfishing and Bycatch
  • Sustainable Development
  • Biological Oceanography
Area of Expertise
Elasmobranch Biology and Ichthyology
  • B.S. Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA, 1974
  • M.S. Marine Biology, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, FL, USA, 1980
  • Ph.D. Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, 1988

Dr. Hueter is Senior Scientist & Director of Mote Marine Laboratory's Center for Shark Research (CSR). He joined Mote in 1988 as a Postdoctoral Scientist, was promoted to Staff Scientist and Manager of Mote's Shark Biology Program in 1990, was appointed Director of the CSR in 1992, and was promoted to Mote Senior Scientist in 1994. In 2001, Dr. Hueter was awarded Mote's Perry W. Gilbert Chair in Shark Research. As Director of the CSR, a national research center developed in cooperation with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and other institutions, Dr. Hueter supervises research, educational projects, and international exchanges on issues dealing with sharks, skates and rays. He also coordinates the National Shark Research Consortium (NSRC), a coalition of four research organizations (Mote, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, University of Florida) with leading programs in shark research.

Dr. Hueter directs a multidisciplinary research program that includes field and laboratory studies of shark life history and population biology (shark nursery areas, reproduction, feeding, migration, age and growth, abundance, stock identification and fisheries), lab studies of shark anatomy and physiology (muscular and sensory systems), biomedical studies (immunology, protein biochemistry) and environmental studies (mercury contamination and endocrine disruptors). Current projects include research on whale sharks, shark sensory biology and the sharks of Cuba. Dr. Hueter has 35 years of experience in his fields of expertise and has published over 150 articles, reports and abstracts, and has edited three volumes on shark biology.