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Ocean Discovery Day 2017

Fishery Ecology Branch

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Current Research

  1. Temperature and Salinity Effects on the Growth and Survival of Juvenile Penaeid Shrimps: Implications for the Influence of River Diversions on Production (2006-2008)
  2. Larval and postlarval fish, shrimp, and blue crab immigration to Texas bays. (2005-)
  3. Relating Structure and Function in Natural and Restored Marshes (2005-2006)
  4. Habitat-Specific Densities of Fishery Species in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico (2005-2006)
  5. Modeling Relationships Between the Abundance of Fishery Species, Coastal Wetland Landscapes, and Salinity in the Barataria Basin, Louisiana. (2001- 2003)
  6. Mapping Marsh Edge and Fishery Value of Coastal Wetlands. (2001- ).
  7. Modeling Nekton Densities in Estuarine Habitats of Galveston Bay, Texas: Towards Identification of Essential Fish Habitat. (2001- )
  8. Nekton Use of Oyster Reefs in Galveston Bay. (2001- )
  9. Identifying Species of Young Commercial Shrimp by Combining Developmental Morphology and Molecular Genetics. (2001- )
  10. Distribution of Trap Fishing and Effects on Habitats in Coral Reef Ecosystems. (2001- )
  11. Growth of Nekton in natural and created salt marshes and seagrass beds (Rozas and Minello)
  12. The Effects of Terracing on Nekton Densities at Pierce Marsh and Galveston Island State Park. (2001- )
  13. Prey Selection and Predation Impact of Southern Flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) on Penaeid Shrimp Populations. ( 2001-2002)
  14. Characterization of tropical habitat types as essential fish habitat for Caribbean fishery species. ( 2002 -  )
  15. Recovery of reef fish assemblages at Fortuna Reefer grounding sites at Mona Island, PR (2004 - )
  16. Modeling effectiveness of marine reserves: Predicting benefits of coral reef ecosystems (2004 - )
  17. Characterization of offshore coral banks in the northwest Gulf of Mexico (2004)
  18. Recovery of Queen Conch, Strombus gigas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands (2005 - )
  19. Identifying links between habitat and fisheries production of white shrimp Litopenaeus setiferus: Life stage and habitat-related mortality.

Recent Research

  1. Long-Term Trends in Nekton Populations and Habitat Change in Galveston Island State Park, (1982-2005)
  2. Wild celery (Vallisneria americana) Beds as Essential Fish Habitat in Estuaries, (2002-2004)
  3. The Effect of Cell Size on the Habitat Value of Marsh Terraces. (2001- 2003)
  4. Tracking Created Coastal Salt Marshes of Spartina alterniflora with the Help of a Geographical Information System (GIS).
  5. Use by Macrofauna of Seagrass Beds Along a Salinity Gradient in Florida Bay. (1997-2001)
  6. Habitat restoration research: A construction cost versus fishery benefit analysis
  7. Recruitment Patterns of Early Juvenile Red Drum, Sciaenops ocellatus. (2001- )
  8. Short-term Effects of the Cessation of Shrimp Trawling on Texas Benthic Habitats.
  9. Compilation of Data Sets Relevant to the Identification of Essential Fish Habitat on the Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf and Estimations of the Effects of Shrimp Trawling Gear on the Habitat. (2001-2002)
  10. Origins of Red Drum Stocks: Assessing the Contribution of Different Nursery Grounds Using Biogeochemical Fingerprints . (2001-2003)