2018 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.


Adler, J. M., Barry, S. C., Johnston G. R., Jacoby C. A. and Frazer T. K. (2018). An aggregation of turtles in a Florida spring yields insights into effects of grazing on vegetation. Freshwater Science 37(2): 397-403. https://doi.org/10.1086/697541


Barry, S. C., Jacoby, C. A., and Frazer, T. K. (2018). Resilience to shading influenced by differential allocation of biomass in Thalassia testudinum.  Limnology and Oceanography: 63: 1817-1831. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.10810


Barry, S. C., Bianchi, T.S., Shields, M.R., Hutchings, J.A., Jacoby, C.A., and Frazer, T.K. (2018). Characterizing blue carbon stocks in Thalassia testudinum meadows subjected to different phosphorus supplies: A lignin biomarker approach. Limnology and Oceanography: Advance Online Copy. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.10965


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.


Jensen, O., Martin, C.W., K.L. Oken, F.J. Fodrie, P.C. Lopez-Duarte, K.W. Able, B.J. Roberts. In Review. Simultaneous estimation of dispersal and survival of the Gulf Killifish (Fundulus grandis) from a batch tagging experiment.


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. 42(2):115-124.


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.


Martin, C.W., E.M. Swenson. In Press. Herbivory of Oil-Exposed Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Ruppia maritima. PLoS ONE.


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. 8(1):322-332.


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.


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.


Walters, K., Martin, C.W. T.S. Funk. In Review. Influences on resident prey-survival among intertidal mudflat and newly-constructed and natural oyster reef habitats.


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