Dr. Fuiman's research includes both laboratory and field experiments on the behavioral and sensory capabilities of fish larvae. This approach has led to important insights into the change in vulnerability of larvae to predators during early life. He combines the behavioral approach with detailed studies of changing sensory and locomotor morphology to understand how behavior may be constrained. Dr. Fuiman also studies the effects of environmental variables (e.g., temperature and salinity) on a larva's capabilities. He incorporates field experiments to form ecological interpretations for the laboratory results. His research has now expanded to include assessment of sublethal effects of pollutants and their ecological interpretation.