Joined LGL in 2013
B.Sc.: Texas A&M University (Geography – GIS Option) 2011
Kyle McCain joined LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc. in January 2013. He earned a B.Sc. in Geography – GIS option from Texas A&M University in 2011. Prior to joining LGL, Kyle interned with the NOAA Office of Marine Sanctuaries conducting detailed socio-economic interviews with recreational and commercial fishermen that operate within or near the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Kyle’s primary role at LGL centers around GIS analyses. He has conducted various analyses including studies using Electronic Logbook (ELB) data to evaluate shrimp fishing effort around artificial reefs and offshore oil & gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. This work was presented at the American Fisheries Society annual conference in Seattle, Washington, co-authored with LGL and National Marine Fisheries. Kyle has also utilized GIS in analyzing cold water entrainment data on ichthyoplankton in the Gulf of Mexico. Kyle is the Field Lead on the Beaufort Sea Fish Monitoring Program which monitors Arctic cisco, other whitefish, and brackish-water fish and their movements through Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Kyle is the Information Technologies (IT) point person for LGL’s operations in Texas.