Vincent received his Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. from UC San Diego, San Francisco State University and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary, respectively.
In addition to his habitat restoration efforts, he has conducted research on disease tolerance in oysters and its application to aquaculture, the effects of freshwater releases on wild and cultured shellfish populations, and how oyster reef soundscapes can be used as a non-invasive tool to monitor restoration success and ecosystem health.
In his spare time, Vincent enjoys spending time with his family at the beach and annual family scalloping trips to Florida’s Big Bend area. He is an avid surfer and enjoys snorkeling, gardening and walking his dogs when the waves are flat.
Martin & St. Lucie Counties Extension Programming
Vincent’s geographic area of focus is the Treasure Coast, specifically Martin and St. Lucie Counties.
He develops extension programming in areas of habitat restoration, harmful algal blooms, aquaculture and enhancing environmental literacy and stewardship.