Fisheries Management Staff Publications

The Fisheries Management Section of the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries is responsible for conducting fishery science, including monitoring of biological and harvest information of finfish and shellfish in the State coastal waters and innovative gear research. Collaborative research alongside statewide biological and environmental monitoring programs are key to fisheries management informing stock assessments, fishery management plans, and conservation of the environment and protected species.

Staff within the Fisheries Management Section possess diverse academic and professional backgrounds that uniquely suit the section in developing science-based management recommendations for the marine resources of North Carolina.

  • At minimum, most staff possess some level of post high school education and/or industry work experience.
  • 62% of staff have earned post baccalaureate degrees including Master of Science and Doctoral degrees in biology, marine science, or natural resource management.
  • Average job experience is close to 10 years, with some staff possessing over 25 years of experience at the Division or other related agencies.

Research and monitoring is an important part of the state fishery management process. Division staff participation in collaborative and applied research furthers our understanding of the animals and environment of the state as well as human impacts. Below is a comprehensive list of peer reviewed, scientific publications, graduate theses, and dissertations that Fishery Management Section staff have authored. Direct links to the publication are included when available.

Alexander, Samantha B., CJ Carroll Schlick, and Kim de Mutsert. 2020. Growth models and growing degree-days: assessment of young-of-year Alewife and Blueback Herring in Potomac River tributaries. Environmental Biology of Fishes 103:1179-1195.
Anstead, KA, K Drew, D Chagaris, A Schueller, JE McNamee, A Buchheister, G Nesslage, JH Uphoff Jr, MJ Wilberg, A Sharov, MJ Dean, J Brust, M Celestino, S Madsen, S Murray, M Appelman, JC Ballenger, J Brito, E Cosby, C Craig, C Flora, K Gottschall, RJ Latour, E Leonard, R Mroch, J Newhard, D Orner, C Swanson, J Tinsman, E Houde, TJ Miller, H Townsend. 2021. The path to an ecosystem approach for forage fish management: A case study of Atlantic menhaden. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8:491.
Baker, BH, R Kröger, JD Prevost, T Pierce, JJ Ramirez Avila, JM Prince Czarnecki, D Faust, C Flora. 2016. A field scale investigation of nutrient and sediment reduction efficiencies of a low-technology best management practice: low-grade weirs. Ecological Engineering, 91:240-248.
Barber, R., J. Kogelschatz, F. Chavez and V. Thayer. 1984. Nutrient and chlorophyll distribution in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean, Chapter 14. In: El Niño Atlas 1982-1983, A. Leetma and J. Witte (eds.) Eds: A. Leetma and J. Witte. US Government Printing Office, Atlanta, pp 149-155.
Behringer, DP. 2019. Using Acoustic Telemetry, Stable Isotope Mixing Models, and Diet Analysis to Determine the Relationship between Resource Contribution and Habitat Use of Juvenile Red Drum in a Louisiana Estuary. M. Sc. Thesis. University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Binion, S.M., J.A. Buckel, J.E. Rock, K.H. West, and L.M. Paramore. 2019. Importance of Sample Gear in the Identification of Trophic Guilds and Forage Species in a Large Lagoonal Estuary. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science, 11:393-413.
Bradley, C.E., J.A. Rice, D.D. Aday, J.E. Hightower, J.E. Rock, and K.L Lincoln. 2018. Juvenile and adult Striped Bass mortality and distribution in an unrecovered coastal population. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 38(1): 104-119.
Brennan, JC, Gale, RW, Alvarez, DA, Berninger, JP, Leet, JK, Li, Y, Wagner, T, Tillitt, DE. 2020. Factors affecting sampling strategies for design of an effects-directed analysis for endocrine-active chemicals. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 39, 1309-1324.
Brewer, M., de la Garza, L., Hockey, K.S., Rzigalinski, B.A., (2009). “Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Preserve Mitochondrial Function,” Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, NanoNeuro Lab. 6th Annual Via Research Recognition Day, October 16, Blacksburg VA.
Brown, H.K., B. Price, L. Lee, M.S. Baker Jr., S.E. Mirabilio. 2019. Simple gear modifications for achieving greater than 40% bycatch reduction in an estuarine shrimp trawl fishery. Fishery Bulletin 117(4):372–385.
Byrd, B. L. 2001. Abundance, distribution, food habits, and prey availability of the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in northern Monterey Bay, California, California State University Stanislaus. M.S. Thesis. 88 p.
Byrd, B. L., A. A. Hohn, and J. R. Krause. 2019. Using the otolith sulcus to aid in prey identification and improve estimates of prey size in diet studies of a piscivorous predator. Ecology and Evolution 10(8):3584-3604.
Byrd, B. L., A. A. Hohn, and M. H. Godfrey. 2011. Emerging fisheries, emerging fishery interactions with sea turtles: A case study of the large-mesh gillnet fishery for flounder in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, USA. Marine Policy 35(3):271-285.
Byrd, B. L., A. A. Hohn, F. H. Munden, G. N. Lovewell, and R. E. Lo Piccolo. 2008. Effects of commercial fishing regulations on stranding rates of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Fishery Bulletin. 106:72-81.
Byrd, B. L., A. A. Hohn, G. N. Lovewell, K. M. Altman, S. G. Barco, A. Friedlaender, C. A. Harms, W. A. McLellan, K. T. Moore, P. E. Rosel, and V. G. Thayer. 2014. Strandings illustrate marine mammal biodiversity and human impacts off the coast of North Carolina, USA. Fishery Bulletin 112:1-23.
Byrd, B. L., and A. A. Hohn. 2010. Challenges of observer programs for unique fisheries: a case study for documenting bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) bycatch in the stop net fishery along Bogue Banks, North Carolina. Southeastern Naturalist. 9(1)47-62.
Byrd, B. L., and A. A. Hohn. 2017. Differential risk of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) bycatch in North Carolina. Aquatic Mammals 43(5): 558-569.
Byrd, B. L., L. R. Goshe, T. Kolkmeyer, and A. A. Hohn. 2016. Sea turtle bycatch in the large-mesh gillnet flounder fishery in Carteret County, North Carolina, USA, June-November 2009. Journal of North Carolina Academy of Science 132(1):10-24.
Byrd, B., A. Hohn, G. Lovewell, K. Altman, S. Barco, C. Harms, W. McLellan, K. T. Moore, P. Rosel, V. G. Thayer. 2014. Strandings as indicators of marine biodiversity and human interaction in North Carolina. Fisheries Bulletin 112: 1-23.
Cantú-Medellín, N., B. Byrd, A. Hohn, J. P. Vázquez-Medina, and T. Zenteno-Savín. 2011. Differential antioxidant protection in tissues from marine mammals with distinct diving capacities. Shallow/short vs. deep/long divers. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 158(4), 438-443.
Carroll, Catherine Jean. 2010. Using acoustic telemetry to track Red Snapper, Gag, and Scamp at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. M. Sc. Thesis. Savannah State University- Savannah, GA.
Conn, P. B., A. M. Gorgone, A. R. Jugovich, B. L. Byrd, and L. J. Hansen. 2011. Accounting for transients when estimating abundance: a case study of bottlenose dolphins in Choctawhatchee Bay, Florida. Journal of Wildlife Management, 75(3):569-579.
Cooke, S.J., S.G. Hinch, A.P. Farrell, D. Patterson, K. Miller-Saunders, D.W. Welch, M.R. Donaldson, K.C. Hanson, G.T. Crossin, M.T. Mathes, A.G. Lotto, K.A. Hruska, I.C. Olsson, G.N. Wagner, R. Thomson, R. Hourston, K.K. English, S. Larsson, J.M. Shrimpton, and G. Van Der Kraak. 2008. Developing a Mechanistic understanding of Fish Migrations by linking telemetry with physiology, Behavior, genomics and experimental Biology: an Interdisciplinary Case Study on adult Fraser River Sockeye Salmon. Fisheries. 33(7): 321-338.
Cox, T. M., A. J. Read, S. Barco, J. Evans, D. P. Gannon, H. N. Koopman, W. A. McLellan, K. Murray, J. Nicolas, D. A. Pabst, C. W. Potter, W. M. Swingle, V. G. Thayer, K. M. Touhey, and A. J. Westgate. 1998. Documenting the bycatch of harbor porpoises, Phocoena phocoena, in coastal gillnet fisheries from stranded carcasses. Fisheries Bulletin 96: 727-734.
Crossin, G.T., S.G. Hinch, S.J. Cooke, D.W. Welch, A.G. Lotto, D.A. Patterson, S.R.M. Jones, R.A. Leggeatt, M.T. Mathes, J.M. Shrimpton, G. Van Der Kraak, and A.P. Farrell. 2008. Exposure to high temperature influences the behaviour, physiology, and survival of sockeye salmon during spawning migration. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 86: 127-140.
Cummings, E.W., Pabst, D.A., Blum, J.E., Barco, S.G., Davis, S.J., Thayer, V.G., Adimey, N., and McLellan, W.A. 2014. Spatial and temporal patterns of habitat use and mortality of the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in the Mid-Atlantic States of North Carolina and Virginia from 1991 to 2012. Aquatic Mammals. 40(2): 126-138.
De Mutsert, Kim, Amanda Sills, CJ Carroll Schlick, and R. Christain Jones. 2017. Successes of restoration and its effect on the fish community in a freshwater tidal embayment of the Potomac River, USA. Water 9(6), 421.
Dillon, CE., Billings, M., Hockey, KS., de la Garza, L., and Rzigalinski, BA., (2011). Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Protect Against MPTP-Induced Dopaminergic Neurodegeneration In a Mouse Model For Parkinson’s Disease. Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, NanoNeuro Lab. Nanotechnology Conference & Expo, June 13-16, Boston MA.
Dobbs, Jeffrey. (January 2013). Natal Origin of Central Southern Management Area, North Carolina Striped Bass, Inferred from Otolith Microchemistry. M. Sc. Thesis.  East Carolina University.
Ellis, TA, JA Buckel, JE Hightower, and SJ Poland. 2017. Relating cold tolerance to winterkill for spotted seatrout at its latitudinal limits. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 490:42-51.
EPRI, 2010. Evaluation of Continuous Screen Rotation and Fish Survival. Studies at Plant Barry, Mobile River, AL. EPRI 1016807, Final Report Jan 2010. Cosponsor: Alabama Power Company
Facendola, J.J. 2010. Predation by sub-adult red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), on juvenile blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus): estimation of daily ration and seasonal variation in the contribution of blue crab to the diet. M. Sc. Thesis. University of North Carolina – Wilmington.
Facendola, J.J., F.S. Scharf. 2012. Seasonal and ontogenetic variation in the diet and daily ration of estuarine red drum as derived from field-based estimates of gastric evacuation and consumption. Marine and Coastal Fisheries. 4(1): 546-599.
Farrell, A.P., S.G. Hinch, S.J. Cooke, D.A. Patterson, G.T. Crossin, M. Lapointe, and M.T. Mathes. 2008.  Pacific salmon in hot water: applying metabolic scope models and biotelemetry to predict the success of spawning migrations. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 82: 679-708.
Flora, C, R Kröger. 2014. Use of vegetated drainage ditches and low-grade weirs for aquaculture effluent mitigation: I. Nutrients. Aquaculture Engineering. 60 (3):56-62
Flora, C, R Kröger. 2014. Use of vegetated drainage ditches and low-grade weirs for aquaculture effluent mitigation: II. Suspended sediment. Aquaculture Engineering. 60 (3): 68-72.
Flora, C., R Kröger. 2012. Nutrient and suspended sediment mitigation through the use of a vegetated ditch system fitted with consecutive low-grade weirs. Proceedings of the Mississippi Water Resources Association. 84
Flora, CL. 2013. Mitigating aquaculture effluent through the use of low-grade weirs. Mississippi State University. Mississippi State, Mississippi.
Flowers, A.A., Carroll, J.P., Green, G.T., & Larson, L.R. (2015). Integrating art into environmental education program evaluation. Environmental Education Research.
Fox, A.G., N.Q. Hancock, J.A. Marbury, A.J. Kaeser, and D.L. Peterson. 2021. Recruitment and survival of juvenile Gulf sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi) in the Apalachicola River in Florida. Fishery Bulletin, 119:243–254.
Gillium, Z.D., J.J. Facendola, F.S. Scharf. 2012. Consumption and gastric evacuation in juvenile red drum Sciaenops ocellatus (Linnaeus): estimation of prey type effects and validation of field-based daily ration estimates. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 413: 21-29.
Gorgone, A. M., B. L. Byrd, and A. A. Hohn. 2011. Report on field activities to collect biopsy samples from bottlenose dolphins in Pamlico Sound, NC, Summer 2010. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-609. 10 p.
Gorgone, A. M., T. Eguchi, B. L. Byrd, K. M. Altman, and A. A. Hohn. 2014. Estimating the abundance of the northern North Carolina estuarine system stock of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-624. 22 p.
Gubbins, C. M., M. Caldwell, S. Barco, K. Rittmaster, N. Bowles, and V. Thayer. 2003. Abundance and sighting patterns of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) at four northwest Atlantic coastal sites. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 5.2: 141-148.
Hemeon, K.M., K.A. Ashton-Alcox, E.N. Powell, S.M. Pace, L.M. Poussard, L.K. Solinger, and T.M. Soniat. 2020. Novel shell stock recruitment models for Crassostrea virginica as a function of regional shell effective surface area, a missing link for sustainable management. J. Shellfish Res. 39(3): 633-654.
Hemeon, K.M., E.N. Powell, E. Robillard, S.M. Pace, T.E. Redmond, and R. Mann. 2020. Attainability of accurate age frequencies for ocean quahogs (Arctica islandica) using large datasets: protocol, reader precision, and error assessment. J. Shellfish Res. 40(2):255-267.
Hemeon, K.M., E.N. Powell, S.M. Pace, T.E. Redmond, and R. Mann. 2021. Population dynamics of Arctica islandica at Georges Bank (USA): an analysis of sex-based demographics. J. Mar. Biolog. Assoc. U.K.
Hemeon, K.M., E.N. Powell, S.M. Pace, R. Mann, and T.E. Redmond. 2023. Population dynamics of Arctica islandica off Long Island (USA): an analysis of sex-based demographics and regional comparisons. Mar. Biol. 170:34.
Hancock, N. 2019. Recruitment and Overwinter Habitat Use of Juvenile Gulf Sturgeon in the Apalachicola River, Florida. M. Sc. Thesis. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. The University of Georgia, Georgia.
Harms, C. A., W. A. McLellan, M. J. Moore, S. G. Barco, E. O. Clarke, III, V. G. Thayer, and T. K. Rowles. 2013. Low residue euthanasia of stranded Mysticetes. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50.1: 63-73.
Hawkins, E. C., F. I. Townsend, G. A. Lewbart, M. A. Stamper, V. G. Thayer, and H. L. Rhinehart.  1997. Bronchoalveolar lavage in a dolphin. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 211: 901-903.
Hayes, S. A., E. Josephson, K. Maze-Foley, P. E. Rosel, B. Byrd, S. Chavez-Rosales, T. V. N. Cole, L. Engleby, L. P. Garrison, J. Hatch, A. Henry, S. C. Horstman, J. Litz, M. C. Lyssikatos, K. D. Mullin, C. Orphanides, R. M. Pace, D. L. Palka, M. Soldevilla, and F. W. Wenzel. 2018. US Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments – 2017. 2nd edition. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS NE-245; 371 p.
Hayes, S. A., E. Josephson, K. Maze-Foley, P. E. Rosel, B. Byrd, S. Chavez-Rosales, T. V. N. Cole, L. P. Garrison, J. Hatch, A. Henry, S. C. Horstman, J. Litz, M. C. Lyssikatos, K. D. Mullin, C. Orphanides, R. M. Pace, D. L. Palka, J. Powell, and F. W. Wenzel. 2020. US Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments – 2019. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS NE-264; 479 p.
Hayes, S. A., E. Josephson, K. Maze-Foley, P. E. Rosel, B. Byrd, S. Chavez-Rosales, T. V. N. Cole, L. P. Garrison, J. Hatch, A. Henry, S. C. Horstman, J. Litz, M. C. Lyssikatos, K. D. Mullin, C. Orphanides, R. M. Pace, D. L. Palka, J. Powell, and F. W. Wenzel. 2019. US Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments – 2018. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS NE-258; 298 p.
Hayes, S. A., E. Josephson, K. Maze-Foley, P. E. Rosel, B. Byrd, T. V. N. Cole, L. Engleby, L. P. Garrison, J. Hatch, A. Henry, S. C. Horstman, J. Litz, M. C. Lyssikatos, K. D. Mullin, C. Orphanides, R. M. Pace, D. L. Palka, M. Soldevilla, and F. W. Wenzel. 2017. US Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments – 2016. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS NE-241; 274 p.
Hohn, A. A., D. S. Rotstein, and B. L. Byrd. 2013. Unusual mortality events of harbor porpoise strandings in North Carolina, 1997–2009. J. Mar. Biol. Vol. 2013, article ID 289892.
Hoos LA, Buckel JA, Boyd JB, Loeffler MS, Lee LM (2019) Fisheries management in the face of uncertainty: Designing time-area closures that are effective under multiple spatial patterns of fishing effort displacement in an estuarine gill net fishery. PLoS ONE 14(1): e0211103.
Hosier. P.E., M. Kochhar, and V. G. Thayer. 1981. Off-road vehicle and pedestrian track effects on the sea-approach of hatchling loggerhead turtles. Environmental Conservation 8.2 :158-161.
Jessop, B., and L. Lee. 2016. American eel (Anguilla rostrata) stock status in Canada and the United States. In T. Arai (editor), Biology and ecology of Anguillid eels. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA. 340 p.
Johnson, J. 2016. Observational analyses for diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) and blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) behavior associated with trap entry in the blue crab fishery. M.Sc. Thesis. The Graduate School at the University of Charleston, South Carolina (College of Charleston).
Joseph E. Hightower, Michael Loeffler, William C. Post & Douglas L. Peterson (2015) Estimated Survival of Subadult and Adult Atlantic Sturgeon in Four River Basins in the Southeastern United States, Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 7:1, 514-522.
Keenan-Bateman, T.F., McLellan, W.A., Harms, C.A., Piscitelli, M.A., Barco, S.G., Thayer, V.G., Lovewell, G., Clark, K.L., Doshkov, P.K., Rotstein, D.S., Potter, C.W., and D.A. Pabst. 2016. Prevalence and anatomic site of Crassicauda spp. infection in kogiid whales from the U.S. mid-Atlantic. Marine Mammal Science. 32(3):868-883.
Knight, A.C. 2008. General fish health assessment and age evaluation of impinged fish at steam generating power plants. Master’s Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
Kolkmeyer, T., B. Guthrie, B. L. Byrd, and A. A. Hohn. 2007. Report on the alternative platform observer program in North Carolina: March 2006 to March 2007. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-558, 20 p.
Kolkmeyer, T., B. Guthrie, B. L. Byrd, and A. A. Hohn. 2009. Report on the alternative platform observer program in North Carolina: January 2007 to May 2009. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-592, 27 p.
Kowalchyk, C. (2020). Influence of Genetic and Environmental Adaptation on Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) Egg Characteristics. M.Sc. Thesis. North Carolina State University.
Krause, JR, JE Hightower, SJ Poland, and JA Buckel. 2020. An integrated tagging and catch-curve model reveals high and seasonally-varying natural mortality for a fish population at low stock biomass. Fisheries Research. 232:105725.
LeClaire, A.M., E.N. Powell, R. Mann, K.M. Hemeon, S.M. Pace, J.R. Sower, and T.E. Redmond. 2022. Historical biogeographic range shifts and the influence of climate change on ocean quahogs (Arctica islandica) on the Mid-Atlantic Bight. Holocene.
Lee, L.M. 2005. Population dynamics of Atlantic croaker occurring along the U.S. east coast, 1981–2002. Master’s thesis. North Carolina State University. 98 p.
Lee, L.M., and J.E. Rock. 2018. The forgotten need for spatial persistence in catch data from fixed-station surveys. Fishery Bulletin 116(1):69–74.
Li, Y, Blazer, VS, Iwanowicz, LR, Shall, MK, Smalling, K, Tillitt, DE, Wagner, T. 2020. Ecological risk assessment of environmental stress and bioactive chemicals to riverine fish populations: an individual-based model of smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieu. Ecological Modelling 438, 2020-109322.
Li, Y, Blazer, VS, Wagner, T. 2018. Quantifying population-level effects of water temperature, flow velocity and chemical-induced reproduction depression: A simulation study with smallmouth bass. Ecological Modelling 384, 63-74.
Li, Y, Browder, JA, Jiao, Y. 2012. Hook effects on seabird bycatch in the United States Atlantic pelagic longline fishery. Bulletin of Marine Science 88, 559-569.
Li, Y, Jiao, Y, Browder, JA. 2016. Assessment of seabird bycatch in the US Atlantic pelagic longline fishery, with an extra exploration on the effect of spatial nonstationarity. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73, 2687-2694.
Li, Y, Jiao, Y, Browder, JA. 2016. Modeling spatially-varying ecological relationships using geographically weighted generalized linear model: A simulation study based on longline seabird bycatch. Fisheries Research 181, 14-21.
Li, Y, Jiao, Y, He, Q. 2011. Decreasing uncertainty in catch rate analyses using Delta-AdaBoost: an alternative approach in catch and bycatch analyses with high percentage of zeros. Fisheries Research 107, 261-271.
Li, Y, Jiao, Y, Reid, K. 2011. Assessment of landed and non-landed by-catch of walleye, yellow perch and white perch from the commercial-gillnet-fisheries of Lake Erie, 1994-2007. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37, 325-334.
Li, Y, Jiao, Y, Reid, K. 2011. Gill-net saturation in Lake Erie: effects of soak time and fish accumulation on catch-per-unit-effort of walleye and yellow perch. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31, 280-290.
Li, Y, Jiao, Y. 2011. Influences of gillnet fishing on lake sturgeon bycatch in Lake Erie and implications for conservation. Endangered Species Research 13, 253-261.
Li, Y, Jiao, Y. 2013. Modeling seabird bycatch in the U.S. Atlantic pelagic longline fishery: random year effect versus fixed year effect. Ecological Modelling 260, 36-41.
Li, Y, Jiao, Y. 2015. Evaluation of stocking strategies for endangered white abalone using a hierarchical demographic model. Ecological Modelling 299: 14-22.
Li, Y, Jiao, Y. 2015. Modeling spatial patterns of rare species using eigenfunction-based spatial filters: an example of modified delta model for zero-inflated data. Ecological Modelling 299, 51-63.
Li, Y, Rogers-Bennett, L. 2017. Evaluating factors affecting restoration of an endangered marine broadcast-spawning invertebrate using an individual-based model of white abalone. Endangered Species Research 32, 293-308.
Li, Y, Wagner, T, Jiao, Y, Lorantas, R, Murphy, CA. 2018. Evaluating spatial and temporal variability in growth and mortality for recreational fisheries with limited catch data. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 75, 1436-1452.
Li, Y, Wagner, T. 2019. Does incorporating gear selectivity during macroscale investigations of fish growth reduce size-selective sampling bias in parameter estimates? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76, 2089-2102.
Li, Y., L.M. Lee, and J.E. Rock. 2019. Modeling population dynamics and nonstationary processes of difficult-to-age fishery species with a hierarchical Bayesian two-stage model. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 12: 2199-2214.
Lombardo, S. M., Buckel, J. A., Hain, E. F., Griffith, E. H., & White, H. (2020). Evidence for temperature-dependent shifts in spawning times of anadromous alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) and blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis). Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences, 77(4), 741–751.
Lonati, G. L., Singleton, E. M., Phelps, C. E., Koopman, H. N., & Pabst, D. A. (2019). The density of odontocete integument depends on blubber lipid composition and temperature. Marine Mammal Science, 35(2), 595-616.
Mack, K., White, H., & Rohde, F. C. (2021). Use of acoustic telemetry to identify spawning river and spawning migration patterns of American shad in the Albemarle Sound, North Carolina. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 41(1), 242-251.
Markwith, A. (2006). Reef development and condition indices of the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) in relation to background water quality in three tidal creeks in southeastern North Carolina. B. Sc. Honors Thesis. University of North Carolina- Wilmington.
Markwith, A. (2010). Distribution patterns and select life history characteristics of Ostrea equestris (Say, 1834) in southeastern North Carolina. M.Sc. Thesis. University of North Carolina- Wilmington.
Massie, DL, Hansen, GJA., Li, Y, Sass, GG, Wagner, T. 2021. Do lake-specific characteristics mediate the temporal relationship between walleye growth and warming water temperatures? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 2020-0169.
Massie, DL, Li, Y, Wagner, T. 2021. A framework for assessing the ability to detect macroscale effects on fish growth. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 78, 165-172.
Mathes, M.T., S.G. Hinch, S.J. Cooke, G.T. Crossin, D.A. Patterson, A.G. Lotto, and A.P. Farrell.  2010. Effect of water temperature, timing, physiological condition and lake thermal refugia on migrating adult Weaver Creek sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 67(1): 70-84.
Maze-Foley, K., B. L. Byrd, S. C. Horstman and J. R. Powell. 2019. Analysis of stranding data to support estimates of mortality and serious injury in common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus truncatus) stock assessments for the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-742. 42 p.
McLellan, W. A., V. G. Thayer, and D. A. Pabst. 1996. Stingray spine mortality in a bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, from NC waters. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Society 112.2: 98-101.
Nelson, J.A., Lesser, J., James, W.R., Behringer, D.P., Furka, V. and Doerr, J.C., 2019. Food web response to foundation species change in a coastal ecosystem. Food Webs, 21, p.e00125.
Nichols, N. N., Lunde, T. A., Graden, K. C., Hallock, K. A., Kowalchyk, C. K., Southern, R. M., Soskin, E. J., & Ditty, J. L. (2012). Chemotaxis to furan compounds by furan-degrading Pseudomonas strains. Applied and environmental microbiology, 78(17), 6365–6368.
Okoye, A.O., A.S. Overton, M. Loeffler, and S.E. Winslow. 2008. White perch fecundity relationships in western Albemarle Sound, North Carolina. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science 124(2):46–50.
Pace, S.M., E.N. Powell, R. Mann, M.C. Long, and J.M. Klinck. 2017. Development of an age-frequency distribution for ocean quahogs (Arctica islandica) on Georges Bank. J. Shellfish Res. 36:41-53.
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