2017 Publications

Publications from our team this year spanned a variety
of management and conservation issues facing natural
resources in the Nature Coast. Our team published
findings on the ecology of seagrass, factors influencing
fish habitat quality/quantity, effects of the Deepwater
Horizon oil spill on aquatic food webs, improvements to
management of recreational fisheries, and quantitative
advances in stock assessments for marine fisheries. The
team also established connections and collaborations on
topics such as living shorelines to protect from shoreline
erosion and impacts of oyster reef restoration on fish
and wildlife communities. Below are the publications
from 2017.

Barry, S. C., C. A. Jacoby, and T. K. Frazer. (2017)
Environmental influences on growth and morphology
of Thalassia testudinum. Marine Ecological Progress
Series 570: 57-70, doi:10.3354/meps12112

Bianchi, T.S., R.A. Feagin, M. Allison, C.L. Osburn,
A.R. Arellano, D. Oviedo Vargas, A. Hinson, M.
Eriksson, E. Morrison, and Barry, S. C., (2017) An
ecosystem-based approach to evaluating impacts and
management of invasive lionfish. Fisheries. 42(8):421-
431. The fate and transport of allochthonous blue
carbon in divergent coastal systems. Chapter 4 in A
Blue Carbon Primer: The State of Coastal Wetland
Carbon Science, Practice and Policy, [Eds Lisamarie
Windham-Myers, Stephen Crooks, Tiffany Troxler].
CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Bryan G Matthias, R. NM Ahrens, Allen, M. S., T. Tuten,
Z. A Siders, K. L Wilson. (2017) Understanding the
effects of density and environmental variability on the
process of fish growth. Fisheries Research.

Burks, R.L., J. Bernatis, J. Byers, J. Carter, Martin, C.W. B.
McDowell, J. van Dyke. (2017) “Identity, reproductive
potential, distribution, ecology and management of
invasive Pomacea maculata in the southern United
States.” in Biology and management of invasive apple
snails. Eds. Joshi, R.C., R.H. Cowie, L.S. Sebastian.
Philippine Rice Research Institute, Maligaya, Science
City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija 3119. 406 pp.

Chagaris, D., S. Binion-Rock, A. Bogdanoff, K. Dahl,
J. Granneman, H. Harris, J. Mohan, M. B. Rudd, M.
Swenarton, R. Ahrens, W. F. Patterson III, J. A. Morris,
Jr., and Allen, M. S., (2017) An ecosystem-based
approach to evaluating impacts and management of
invasive lionfish. Fisheries. 42(8):421-431.

Gandy, R. C. Crowley, Chagaris, D., and C. Crawford.
(2016) The effect of temperature on release mortality
in the Florida stone crab fishery. Bulletin of Marine
Science 92(1):1-15. **January 2016 Feature Article**
Grüss, A., M. J. Schirripa, Chagaris, D., L. Velez, Y. Shin, P.
Verley, R. Oliveros-Ramos, and C. H. Ainsworth. (2016)
Estimating natural mortality and simulating fishing
scenarios for Gulf of Mexico red grouper (Epiniphelus
morio) using the ecosystem model OSMOSE-WFS.
Journal of Marine Systems 154:264-279.

Gruss, A., E. A. Babcock, S. R. Sagarese, M. Drexler,
Chagaris, D., C. H. Ainsworth, B. Penta, S. d’Rada,
and T. Sutton. (2016) Improving the spatial allocation
of functional group biomasses in spatially-explicit
ecosystem models: insights from three Gulf of Mexico
models. Bulletin of Marine Science 92(4):473-496.

Grüss, A., K. A. Rose, J. Simons, C. H. Ainsworth, E. A.
Babcock, Chagaris, D., K. de Mutsert, J. Froeschke, P.
Himchak, I. C. Kaplan, H. O’Farrell, M. J. Zetina Rejon.
(2017) Recommendations on the use of ecosystem
modeling for informing ecosystem-based fisheries
management and restoration outcomes in the Gulf of
Mexico. Marine and Coastal Fisheries. 9(1):281-295.

Kauffman T.C., Martin, C.W., J.F. Valentine. (2017)
Accepted with revision. Hydrological alteration
exacerbates the negative impacts of invasive Eurasian
milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) by creating diel
hypoxic conditions in a northern Gulf of Mexico
estuary. Marine Ecology Progress Series

Lynch, A. J., Steven J Cooke, T Douglas Beard Jr, Yu-Chun
Kao, Kai Lorenzen, Andrew M Song, Allen, M. S.,
Zeenatul Basher, David B Bunnell, Edward V Camp, Ian
G Cowx, Jonathan A Freedman, Vivian M Nguyen, Joel
K Nohner, Mark W Rogers, Zachary A Siders, William
W Taylor, So-Jung Youn. (2017) Grand Challenges in
the Management and Conservation of North American
Inland Fishes and Fisheries. Fisheries. Taylor & Francis.

Martin, C.W., J. Valentine, S. Scyphers, T. Kauffman,
J. Dindo. (2016) Preliminary Analysis of the Effects
of the Macondo Oil Spill on Coastal Diving Ducks in
the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Applied Life
Sciences 8(3): 1-9.

Martin, C.W. (2017) Avoidance of oil contaminated
sediments by marsh fishes: impacts of oiling
on habitat occupancy patterns. Marine Ecology
Progress Series.

Martin, C.W. (2017) Effects of macrophyte-specific
olfactory cues on fish preference patterns. Aquatic
Ecology 51(1): 159-165.

Matthias, B. G., Ahrens, R. N. M., Allen, M. S., Tuten, T.,
Siders, Z. A., & Wilson, K. L. (2017) Understanding the
effects of density and environmental variability on the
process of fish growth. Fisheries Research.

McCann, M., K. Able, F.J. Fodrie, O.P. Jensen, J. Johnson,
P. Lopez-Duarte, Martin, C.W., J. Olin, M. Polito,
B. Roberts, S. Ziegler. (2017) Key taxa in food web
responses to stressors: The Deepwater Horizon
Oil Spill. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
15(3): 142-149.

Pine, W. E., K. Limburg, B. Gerig, C. Finch, Chagaris, D.,
L. Coggins, D. Speas, and D.A. Hendrickson. (2017)
Growth of endangered Humpback Chub in relation
to temperature and discharge in the lower Colorado
River. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management.

Skaggs, J., Quintana, Y., Shaw, S. L., Allen, M. S., Trippel,
N. A., & Matthews, M. (2017). Effects of common
angler handling techniques on Florida Largemouth
Bass behavior, feeding, and survival. North American
Journal of Fisheries Management, 37(2), 263–270.

Z. Slagle, M. S. Allen, S. L. Shaw. 2017. Factors influencing
nest survival in Florida Bass. Transactions of the
American Fisheries Society 146(4):696-702.

Trippel, N. A., Hargrove, J. S., Leone, E. H., Austin, J. D.,
& Allen, M. S. (2017). Angling-induced impacts on
recruitment and contributions to reproduction in
Florida Bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries
Society, 146(5), 871–887.

Vastano, A., K. Able, O. Jensen, P. Lopez-Duarte, Martin
C.W., and B.R. Roberts. In Press. (2017). Age validation
and seasonal growth patterns of a subtropical marsh
fish: the Gulf Killifish, Fundulus grandis. Environmental
Biology of Fishes.