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Fuiman, Lee
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Lee A Fuiman

Associate Director for Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory, Professor
Marine Science Institute, Department of Marine Science

Perry R. Bass Chair in Fisheries and Mariculture

Physiology of fish larvae; Maternal-offspring nutrient transfer; Food-web dynamics.

lee.fuiman@utexas.edu

Phone: 361-749-6795

Office Location
S20 129

Postal Address
1300 PORT ST
PORT ARANSAS, TX 78373

Ph.D., University of Michigan (1983)
M.S., Cornell University (1978)
B.S., Southampton College of Long Island University (1974)

Research Interests

My research has spanned a variety of topics within marine biology, all relating to the behavioral and physiological ecology of marine vertebrate animals. As Director of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute’s Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory, I am actively engaged in aquaculture projects. These include (1) development of culture methods for southern flounder to facilitate stock enhancement programs of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; and (2) development of more efficient and environmentally sustainable protocols for managing broodstock fish. Other projects are at the interface of basic fish biology, fish physiology, and ecology. These include (3) dynamics of transfer of fatty acids from adult diet to eggs; (4) relationship between egg composition and larval performance in fishes; and (5) interpreting food-web dynamics from biochemical tracers in eggs.

 

CURRENT AND Recent Projects

Team Fuiman has a long tradition of research on development, behavior, physiology, and ecology of larval fishes, but also adult fishes, seals, birds, and octopods. The scope of research projects has grown much broader, now including maternal transfer of dietary nutrients to eggs, the role of maternal and dietary fatty acids in larval performance, ecology of fatty acids, and aquaculture. Most of the current projects make use of the outstanding facilities for spawning fish and rearing larvae at the Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory. Active projects include detailed investigations aimed at: 

  • understanding the mechanisms by which maternal diet influences larval lipid metabolism and performance, using metabolomics and transcriptomics; 
  • developing more sustainable feeds and feeding protocols for adult fishes that produce higher quality eggs and larvae; 
  • developing aquaculture technology for marine bait fishes; 
  • using fatty acid biomarkers in eggs to study marine food-web dynamics.

 

ABSTRACTS OF RECENT PROJECTS 

Dynamics of diet-egg transfer of fatty acids in the teleost fish, red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus). – Zhenxin Hou, Cynthia K. Faulk, and Lee A. Fuiman (Philosophical Transactions B, 2020 doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.c.4978544) - Eggs of marine organisms are increasingly being recognized as important components of marine food webs. The degree to which egg fatty acid profiles reflect maternal diet fatty acid profiles, and therefore the value of fatty acids in eggs as trophic biomarkers, depends on the species’ reproductive strategy and the extent of modification of ingested fatty acids. We measured the dynamics of transfer of recently ingested fatty acids to spawned eggs in a batch-spawning teleost, red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus). Results of 21 dietshift experiments, from which the fatty acid profiles of the diets and eggs were compared, showed that 15 of 27 fatty acids measured (one saturated, two monounsaturated and 12 polyunsaturated fatty acids) in eggs were correlated with their levels in the recent diet, and the rate of incorporation into eggs was proportional to the magnitude of the diet shift. Large shifts in diet might occur naturally during spawningmigrations or when prey communities vary over time. Results of this study indicate that fatty acids in red drum eggs can be useful for studying adult diet and exploring trophic linkages in marine systems. 

Nutritional programming in fishes: insights from mammalian studies. – Zhenxin Hou and Lee A. Fuiman (Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 2020 doi: 10.1007/s11160-019-09590-y) - Epidemiological evidence and subsequent studies using mammalian models have established a strong correlation between suboptimal nutritional status during early life and predisposition to metabolic diseases later, such as permanent growth retardation and impairment of neural development and key metabolic pathways. This phenomenon, termed nutritional programming or metabolic programming, is beginning to be studied in fishes. Despite important differences in maternal nutrient delivery and developmental processes between mammals and fishes, early nutrition of fishes from both endogenous (maternally derived) and exogenous (larval feeding) sources, could induce similar programming effects on development and metabolism. Documented programming effects in fishes include: growth, survival, brain development, and nutrient metabolism. These programming effects could be mediated through altered metabolic pathways and/or epigenetic regulation of gene expression during a critical window when organisms exhibit high plasticity in development. As a result, nutritional programming could be employed as a strategy in aquaculture to promote sustainable feeding strategies. In addition, this critical window overlaps with high mortality during the early life stages. This means programming effects could potentially translate into measurable consequences for the dynamics of wild populations. Given the wide variety of metabolic consequences of programming and the diversity of fishes, many important questions remain unanswered. This report summarizes research from mammalian and fish models and identifies knowledge gaps and priority areas for research into nutritional programming in fishes. 

Maternally derived nutrients influence fatty acid composition and predator evasion behavior of larval southern flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma. – Corinne M. Burns and Lee A. Fuiman (Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 2019 doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2019.03.008) - Predation is the main source of mortality during the larval stage of marine fishes. Previous work has shown a correlation between measures of performance related to predator evasion and fatty acid (FA) composition of marine fish larvae, and that the latter can be influenced by both larval diet and maternally-derived nutrition (yolk). This study aimed to determine the relationships between FA composition of eggs, FA composition of the larval body, and predator evasion performance of southern flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma. Larvae hatched from eggs differing in FA composition were reared under common garden conditions to 15 and 35 days posthatching (dph) when measurements of routine swimming and responsiveness to a simulated looming predator were made. Larval responsiveness to the predatory stimulus was positively correlated with the FA ratios DHA: ARA and DHA: EPA in whole larvae at 15 and 35 dph, respectively. The amount of omega-3 docosapentaenoic acid (22:5(n-3)) in the egg was correlated, though not significantly, with the amount of DHA in the larval body at 15 dph (r=−0.51, P=0.052), and was significantly correlated with the amount of DHA in the larval body at 35 dph (r=−0.62, P=0.031). These results provide evidence of metabolic programming in southern flounder, and suggest that maternally derived nutrients indirectly influence larval mortality in the wild.

Ontogenetic change in predicted acoustic pressure sensitivity in larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus). – Andria K. Salas, Preston S. Wilson, and Lee A. Fuiman (Journal of Experimental Biology, 2019 doi: 10.1242/jeb.201962) - Detecting acoustic pressure can improve a fish’s survival and fitness through increased sensitivity to environmental sounds. Pressure detection results from interactions between the swim bladder and otoliths. In larval fishes, those interactions change rapidly as growth and development alter bladder dimensions and otolith–bladder distance. We used computed tomography imagery of lab-reared larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) in a finite-element model to assess ontogenetic changes in acoustic pressure sensitivity in response to a plane wave at frequencies within the frequency range of hearing by fishes. We compared the acceleration at points on the sagitta, asteriscus and lapillus when the bladder was air filled with results from models using a water-filled bladder. For larvae of 8.5– 18 mm in standard length, the air-filled bladder amplified simulated otolith motion by a factor of 54–3485 times that of a water-filled bladder at 100 Hz. Otolith–bladder distance increased with standard length, which decreased modeled amplification. The concomitant rapid increase in bladder volume partially compensated for the effect of increasing otolith–bladder distance. Calculated resonant frequency of the bladders was between 8750 and 4250 Hz, and resonant frequency decreased with increasing bladder volume. There was a relatively flat frequency dependence of these effects in the audible frequency range, but we found a small increase in amplification with increasing excitation frequency. Using idealized geometry, we found that the larval vertebrae and ribs have negligible influence on bladder motion. Our results help clarify the auditory consequences of ontogenetic changes in bladder morphology and otolith–bladder relationships during larval stages.

Applying the ontogeny of digestive enzyme activity to guide early weaning of pigfish, Orthopristis chrysoptera (L.). – Kathryn L. Thompson, Cynthia K. Faulk, and Lee A. Fuiman (Aquaculture Research, 2019 doi: 10.1111/are.14015) - Weaning marine fish larvae from live prey to a dry microdiet is an important step towards optimizing the commercial production, but early weaning is constrained by the lack of sufficient digestive enzymes at first feeding. This study quantified the activity of five digestive enzymes throughout the larval period of pigfish (Orthopristis chrysoptera [L.]) to assess ontogenetic changes in digestive abilities, and then trials were conducted that determined the optimal time for weaning. The activity of all digestive enzymes was low or undetectable at first feeding (3 days post hatching, dph; 2.5 mm standard length, SL). A substantial increase in activity occurred at 5.7 mm SL (17 dph), 6.9 mm SL (21 dph), 7.7 mm SL (23 dph), 8.4 mm SL (25 dph) and 11.2 mm SL (30 dph) for bile salt‐dependent lipase, trypsin, chymotrypsin, amylase and acid protease respectively. During the weaning experiment, larvae were co‐fed live prey and microdiet beginning 15 dph (4.8 mm SL). Live prey was withdrawn from the diet at 24, 28, 32 or 36 dph, with the control receiving live prey and microdiet throughout (to 43 dph). There were no significant differences in mean final SL among treatments, but survival was significantly lower when larvae were weaned at 24 dph compared to 32–43 dph. Based on the digestive enzyme activity and survival, weaning larval pigfish at 32 dph (11.7 mm SL) when reared at 24°C is recommended.

Egg boon fatty acids reveal effects of a climatic event on a marine food web. – Lee A. Fuiman (Ecological Monographs, 2018 doi: 10.1002/ecm.1324) – Flow of essential fatty acids (EFAs) through food webs is critical for the health of individual animals, populations, and communities. Planktonic eggs may play a central role in marine systems because they are highly concentrated in EFAs, superabundant, and consumed by a variety of species. Previous research suggests that egg fatty acid composition should not be useful for trophodynamic studies because it should be tightly regulated to meet the nutritional needs of embryos. Eight years of sampling the egg boon of the teleost fish red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) provided the opportunity to test the hypothesis that extreme climatic events differentially alter abundances of prey populations and, ultimately, egg fatty acid composition. Fatty acid composition of eggs varied significantly among years and three major patterns of interannual variation (principal components) paralleled trends in the Palmer Drought Severity Index. Each of the first three principal components was related to abundances of particular prey (blue crabs, filter-feeding fishes, and brown shrimp, respectively) during the spring and summer. Summer abundances of blue crab and brown shrimp were most strongly correlated with bay salinity 12–14 months earlier. Summer abundances of filter-feeding fishes were most strongly correlated with bay salinity 0–1 month earlier. The delayed responses of crustacean abundances to variations in bay salinity likely operate through variability in recruitment. The fast connection for filter-feeding fishes suggests a behavioral response to changing environmental conditions. The analyses revealed changes in trophodynamic flow that were associated with the phases of the climatic event. EFA content of eggs increased during drought years then decreased in the recovery years, indicating the potential for downstream effects on reproductive output, offspring viability, and tissue composition of egg consumers. Generally, nutrients move from intermediate sized consumers to a larger, higher order consumer (adult red drum). Then, trophic flow reverses when the egg boon is exploited by smaller planktivores. The analysis also revealed climate-related shifts in the degree of benthic- pelagic coupling and pelagic recycling that were mediated by the egg boons. This study demonstrates that egg boons can be a useful subject for investigations of trophodynamics in marine ecosystems.

 

 
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Upcoming Publications 

Mejri, S., C.M. Burns, Z. Hou, and L.A.Fuiman. in press. Maternal allocation of lipids to eggs by southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) after diet changes. North American Journal of Aquaculture.

Published Papers

  Number   Citation
       
  151   Burns, C.M., and L.A. Fuiman. 2020. Determining the position of southern flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma, on the reproductive energy allocation spectrum using an essential fatty acid as a maternal dietary biomarker. Environmental Biology of Fishes. (doi: 10.1007/s10641-020-01013-3)
   150   Fuiman, L.A., T.M. Williams, and R.W. Davis. 2020. Homing tactics of Weddell seals in the Antarctic fast-ice environment. Marine Biology 167. (doi: 10.1007/s00227-020-03730-w)
  149   Hou, Z., C.K. Faulk, and L.A. Fuiman. 2020. Dynamics of diet-egg transfer of fatty acids in the teleost fish, red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. (doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0646)
 

148

  Hou, Z., and L.A. Fuiman. 2019. Nutritional programming in fishes: Insights from mammalian studies. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 30:67-92. (doi: 10.1007/s11160-019-09590-y)
 

147

  Salas, A.K., P.S. Wilson, and L.A. Fuiman. 2019. Predicting pressure sensitivity through ontogeny in larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatusProceedings of Meetings on Acoustics
37, 010006. 8pp. (doi: 10.1121/2.0001098)
 

146

  Salas, A.K., P.S. Wilson, and L.A. Fuiman. 2019. Ontogenetic change in predicted acoustic pressure sensitivity in larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatusJournal of Experimental Biology  222(16) (doi: 10.1242/jeb.201962)
 

145 

  Ropicki, A.J., and L.A. Fuiman. 2020. Evaluating the potential market for cultured marine baitfish: A Survey of Texas bait stands. Aquaculture Economics and Management 24:64-78. (10.1080/13657305.2019.1641573)
 

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  Burns, C.M., and L.A. Fuiman. 2019. Maternally derived nutrients influence fatty acid composition and predator evasion behavior of larval southern flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 514-515:41-47.

(doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2019.03.008).

 

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  Thompson, K.L., C.K. Faulk, and L.A. Fuiman. 2019. Applying the ontogeny of digestive enzyme activity to guide early weaning of pigfish, Orthopristis chrysoptera (L.). Aquaculture Research 50:1404-1410 (doi: 10.1111/are.14015). (among the top 10% most downloaded papers in the year after publication in Aquaculture Research)
 

142

  Kaiser, J.B., C.K. Faulk, K.L. Thompson, and L.A. Fuiman. 2018. Baitfish aquaculture: Spawning and juvenile requirements of pigfish. World Aquaculture September 2018:48-51.
(selected as best paper in World Aquaculture for 2018)
 

141

  Fuiman, L.A. 2018. Egg boon fatty acids reveal effects of a climatic event on a marine food web. Ecological Monographs 88:585-599. (doi: 10.1002/ecm.1324)
 

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  Faulk, C.K., E.W. Oberg, K.L. Thompson, and L.A. Fuiman. 2018. Optimal culture temperature for larval and juvenile pigfish, Orthopristis chrysoptera L. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 49:985-993. (doi:10.1111/jwas.12501)
 

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  Murray, C.S., L.A. Fuiman, and H. Baumann. 2016. Consequences of elevated CO2 exposure across multiple life stages in a coastal forage fish. ICES Journal of Marine Science 74:1051-1061. (doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw179)
 

138

  Havel, L.N. and L.A. Fuiman. 2016. Depth preference of settling red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) larvae in relation to benthic habitat color and water-column depth. Estuaries and Coasts 40:573-579. (doi: 10.1007/s12237-016-0160-7)
 

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  Fuiman, L.A., and K.O. Perez. 2015. Metabolic programming mediated by an essential fatty acid alters body composition and survival skills of a marine fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282:20151414. (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1414)
 

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  Havel, L.N., L.A. Fuiman, and A.F. Ojanguren. 2015. Benthic habitat properties can delay settlement in an estuarine fish (Sciaenops ocellatus). Aquatic Biology 24:81-90.
(doi: 10.3354/ab00639)
 

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  Meekan, M.G., L.A. Fuiman, R.W. Davis, Y. Berger, and M. Thums. 2015. Swimming strategy and body plan of the world’s largest fish: Implications for foraging efficiency and thermoregulation. Frontiers in Marine Science 2:64-71. (doi: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00064)
 

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  Havel, L.N., and L.A. Fuiman. 2016. Settlement-size larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) respond to estuarine chemical cues. Estuaries and Coasts 39:560-570. (doi: 10.1007/s12237-015-0008-6)
 

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  Díaz-Gil, C., I. A. Catalán, M. Palmer, C.K. Faulk. and L.A. Fuiman. 2015. Ocean acidification increases fatty acids levels of larval fish. Biology Letters 11:20150331. (10.1098/rsbl.2015.0331)
 

132

  Walther B.D., P. Munguia, and L.A. Fuiman. eds. 2015. Editorial: Frontiers in marine movement ecology. Biology Letters 11:20150146 (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0146).
 

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  Williams, T.M., L.A. Fuiman, and R.W. Davis. 2015. Locomotion and the cost of hunting in large, stealthy marine carnivores. Integrative and Comparative Biology 55:673-682. (doi:10.1093/icb/icv025)
 

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  Walther B.D., P. Munguia, and L.A. Fuiman. 2015. Frontiers in marine movement ecology: Mechanisms and consequences of migration and dispersal in marine habitats. Biology Letters 11:20150146. (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0146).
 

129

  Diaz-Gil, C., M. Palmer, I.A. Catalán, J. Alós, L.A. Fuiman, E. García, M. del M. Gil, A. Grau, A. Kang, R.H. Maneja, J.A. Mohan, B. Morro, J.J. Schaffler, L. Buttay, I. Riera-Batle, B. Tolosa, and B. Morales-Nin. 2015. Otolith fluctuating asymmetry: A misconception of its biological relevance? ICES Journal of Marine Science 72:2079-2089. (doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv067)
 

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  Perez, K.O., and L.A. Fuiman. 2015. Maternal diet and larval diet influence survival skills of larval red drum Sciaenops ocellatus. Journal of Fish Biology 86:1286-1304.
 

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  Oberg, E.W., and L.A. Fuiman. 2015. Linking fatty acids in the diet and tissues to quality of larval southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma).  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 467:7–15.  (doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2015.02.021)
 

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  Fuiman, L.A., T.L. Connelly, S.K. Lowerre-Barbieri, and J.W. McClelland. 2015. Egg boons: Central components of marine fatty acid food webs. Ecology 96:362-372. (doi:10.1890/14-0571.1).
 

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  Oberg, E.W., K.O. Perez, and L.A. Fuiman. 2015. Carbon dioxide is an effective anesthetic for multiple marine fish species. Fisheries Research 165:22-27. (doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2014.12.019)
 

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  Williams, T.M., L.A. Fuiman, T. Kendall, P. Berry, B. Richter, S.R. Noren, N. Thometz, M.J. Shattock, E. Farrell, A.M. Stamper, and R.W. Davis. 2015. Exercise at depth alters bradycardia and incidence of cardiac anomalies in deep-diving marine mammals. Nature Communications 6:6055. (doi:10.1038/ncomms7055)
 

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  Madden, K.M., L.A. Fuiman, L.A., T.M. Williams, and R.W. Davis. 2014. Weddell seal foraging dives: Comparison of free-ranging and isolated-hole paradigms. Antarctic Science 27:57-68. (doi:10.1017/S0954102014000297)
  122   Oberg, E.W., C.K. Faulk, and L.A. Fuiman. 2014. Optimal dietary ration for juvenile pigfish, Orthopristis chrysoptera, grow-out. Aquaculture 433:335-339. (doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2014.06.035)
  121   Fuiman, L.A. and C.K. Faulk. 2014. Dynamics of arachidonic acid transfer from diet to eggs in red drum. World Aquaculture 45(2):59-61.
  120   Mohanty, S., A.F. Ojanguren, and L.A. Fuiman. 2014. Aggressive male mating behavior depends on female maturity in Octopus bimaculoides. Marine Biology. 161:1521-1530. (doi:10.1007/s00227-014-2437-3)
  119   Fuiman, L.A. and C.K. Faulk. 2013. Batch spawning facilitates transfer of an essential nutrient from diet to eggs in a marine fish. Biology Letters 9:20130593 (doi:10.1098/rsbl.2013.0593)
  118   Davis, R.W., L.A. Fuiman, K.M. Madden, T.M. Williams. 2013. Classification and behavior of free-ranging Weddell seal dives based on three-dimensional movements and video recorded observations. Deep-Sea Research II 88-89:65-77.
  117   Haberer, J., M.E. DeHart, and L.A. Fuiman. 2011. The University of Texas Marine Science Institute: “Granddaddy” of Texas marine laboratories. Gulf of Mexico Science 2010:71-81.
  116   Nakayama, S., K.A. Rose, and L.A. Fuiman.  2011.  Batch spawning decreases competition among early life stages in coastal fishes: a simulation study using red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus). Marine Ecology Progress Series 441:213-223.
  115   Nakayama, S., A.F. Ojanguren, and L.A. Fuiman.  2011. Process-based approach reveals directional effects of environmental factors on movement between habitats.  Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 1299-1304. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.01859.x)
  114   Fuiman, L.A., and A.F. Ojanguren. 2011. Fatty acid content of eggs determines antipredator performance of fish larvae. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 407:155-165. (doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2011.06.004)
 
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  McCarthy, I.D., and L.A. Fuiman. 2011. Post-prandial changes in protein synthesis in red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) larvae. Journal of Experimental Biology 214:1821-1828. (doi: 10.1242/​jeb.059436)
 
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  Ojanguren, A.F. and L.A. Fuiman. 2010. Seasonal variability in antipredator performance of red drum larvae. Marine Ecology Progress Series 413:117-123.
  111   Fuiman, L.A., M.G. Meekan, and M.I. McCormick. 2010. Maladaptive behavior reinforces a recruitment bottleneck in newly settled fishes. Oecologia 164:99-108.
  110   Nakayama, S. and L.A. Fuiman.  2010. Body size and vigilance mediate asymmetric interference competition for food in fish larvae. Behavioral Ecology 21:708-713. (doi: 10.1093/beheco/arq043)
  109   Foster, C.R., A.F. Amos, L.A. Fuiman. 2010. Phenology of six migratory coastal birds in relation to climate change. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122:116-125.
  108   Foster, C.R., A.F. Amos, and L.A. Fuiman.  2009.  Trends in abundance of coastal birds and human activity on a Texas barrier island over three decades.  Estuaries and Coasts 32:1079-1089. (doi: 10.1007/s12237-009-9224-2) 
  107   Faria, A.M., A.F. Ojanguren, L.A. Fuiman, and E.J. Gonçalves.  2009.  Ontogeny of critical swimming speed of wild-caught and laboratory-reared red drum larvae (Sciaenops ocellatus).  Marine Ecology Progress Series. 384:221-230.
  106   Nakayama, S., A.F. Ojanguren, L.A. Fuiman.  2009. To fight, or not to fight: Determinants and consequences of social behaviour in young red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus).  Behaviour 146:815-830.
  105   Madden, K.M., L.A. Fuiman, T.M. Williams, and R.W. Davis.  2008.  Identification of foraging dives in free-ranging Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii): Confirmation using video records.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 365:263-275. 
  104   McCarthy, I.D., and L.A. Fuiman.  2008.  Growth and protein metabolism in red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) larvae exposed to environmental levels of atrazine and malathion.  Aquatic Toxicology 88:220–229.
  103   Lychakov, D.V., Y.T. Rebane, A. Lombarte, M. Demestre, and L.A. Fuiman.  2008.  Saccular otolith mass asymmetry in adult flatfishes.  Journal of Fish Biology 72:2579-2594.
  102   Murphy, C.A., K.A. Rose, M.C. Alvarez, and L.A. Fuiman.  2008.  Modeling larval fish behavior: Scaling the sublethal effects of methylmercury to population-relevant endpoints.  Aquatic Toxicology 86:470-484.
  101   Fuiman, L.A., K.M. Madden, T.M. Williams, and R.W. Davis.  2007.  Structure of foraging dives by Weddell seals at an offshore isolated hole in the Antarctic fast-ice environment.  Deep-Sea Research II 54:270-289.
  100   Alvarez, M.C., C.A. Murphy, K.A. Rose, I.D. McCarthy, and L.A. Fuiman. 2006. Maternal body burdens of methylmercury impair survival skills of offspring in Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus). Aquatic Toxicology 80:329-337.
  99   Lychakov, D.V., Y.T. Rebane, A. Lombarte, L.A. Fuiman, and A. Takabayashi.  2006.  Fish otolith asymmetry: Morphometry and modeling.  Hearing Research 219:1-11.  (doi:10.1016/j.heares.2006.03.019)
  98   Fuiman, L.A., K.A. Rose, J.H. Cowan, Jr., and E.P. Smith.  2006.  Survival skills required for predator evasion by fish larvae and their relationship to laboratory measures of performance.  Animal Behaviour 71:1389-1399. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2003.10.071)
  97   Alvarez, M.C., and L.A. Fuiman.  2006.  Ecological performance of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) larvae exposed to environmental levels of the insecticide malathion.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25:1426-1432.
  96   Alvarez, M.C., and L.A. Fuiman.  2005.  Environmental levels of atrazine and its degradation products impair survival skills and growth of red drum larvae.  Aquatic Toxicology 74:229-241.
  95   Fuiman, L.A., J.H. Cowan, Jr., M.E. Smith, and J.P. O'Neal.  2005.  Behavior and recruitment success in fish larvae: Variation with growth rate and the batch effect.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62:1337-1349.
  94   Ditty, J.G., Shaw, R.F., and Fuiman, L.A.  2005.  Larval development of five species of blenny (Teleostei: Blenniidae) from the western central North Atlantic, with a synopsis of blennioid family characters.  Journal of Fish Biology 66:1261–1284.
  93   Smith, M.E., and L.A. Fuiman.  2004.  Behavioral performance of wild-caught and laboratory-reared red drum Sciaenops ocellatus (Linnaeus) larvae.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 302:17-33.
  92   Fuiman, L.A., D.M. Higgs, and K.R. Poling.  2004.  Changing structure and function of the ear and lateral line system of fishes during development.  American Fisheries Society Symposium 40:117-144.
  91   Williams, T.M., L.A. Fuiman, M. Horning, and R.W. Davis.  2004.  The cost of foraging by a marine predator, the Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii): Pricing by the stroke.  Journal of Experimental Biology 207:973-982.
  90   Davis, R.W., L.A. Fuiman, T.M. Williams, M. Horning, and W. Hagey.  2003.  Classification of Weddell seal dives based on three-dimensional movements and video recorded observations.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 264:109-122.
 

89

  Ditty, J.G., L.A. Fuiman, and R.F. Shaw.  2003.  Characterizing natural intervals of development in fishes: An example using blennies (Teleostei: Blenniidae).  Pages 405-418.  In: H.I. Browman and A.B. Skiftesvik, eds.  The Big Fish Bang: Proceedings of the 26th Annual Larval Fish Conference.  Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway.
 

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  McCarthy, I.D., L.A. Fuiman, and M.C. Alvarez.  2003.  Aroclor 1254 affects growth and survival skills of Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) larvae.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 252:295–301.
 

87

  Smith, M.E., and L.A. Fuiman.  2003.  Causes of growth depensation in red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, larvae.  Environmental Biology of Fishes 66:49-60.
 

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  Rose, K.A., C.A. Murphy, S.L. Diamond, L.A. Fuiman, and P. Thomas.  2003.  Using nested models and laboratory data for predicting population effects of contaminants on fish: A step toward a bottom-up approach for establishing causality in field studies.  Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 9:231-257.
 

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  Fuiman, L.A., and J.H. Cowan, Jr.  2003.  Behavior and recruitment success in fish larvae: Repeatability and covariation of survival skills.  Ecology 84:53-67.
 

84

  Werner, R.G., and L.A. Fuiman.  2002.  Methodological resources.  Pages 289-300.  In: L.A. Fuiman and R.G. Werner, editors. Fishery Science: The Unique Contributions of Early Life Stages.  Blackwell Science, Oxford. (more information)
 

83

  Fuiman, L.A.  2002.  Special considerations of fish eggs and larvae.  Pages 1-32.  In: L.A. Fuiman and R.G. Werner, editors. Fishery Science: The Unique Contributions of Early Life Stages.  Blackwell Science, Oxford. (more information)
 

82

  Fishery science cover 75Fuiman, L.A., and R.G. Werner, eds.  2002.  Fishery Science: The Unique Contributions of Early Life Stages.  Blackwell Science, Oxford. (more information)
  81   Myrberg, A.A., Jr., and L.A. Fuiman. 2002.  The sensory world of coral reef fishes.  Pages 123-148.  In: P.F. Sale, editor. Coral Reef Fishes: Dynamics and Diversity in a Complex Ecosystem.  Academic Press, San Diego. 
 

80

  Fuiman, L. A., R. W. Davis, and T. M. Williams.  2002.  Behavior of midwater fishes under the Antarctic ice: Observations by a predator. Marine Biology 140:815-822.
 

79

  Williams, T.M., J. Haun, R.W. Davis, L.A. Fuiman, and S. Kohin.  2001.  A killer appetite: Metabolic consequences of carnivory in marine mammals.   Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 129:785-796.
 

78

  Davis, R.A., L.A. Fuiman, T.M. Williams, and B.J. Le Beouf. 2001. Three-dimensional movements and swimming activity of a northern elephant seal.  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 129:759-770.
 

77

  Williams, T.M., R.W. Davis, L.A. Fuiman, J. Francis, B.J. LeBoeuf, M. Horning, J. Calambokidis, and D.A. Croll.  2000.  Sink or swim: Strategies for cost-efficient diving by marine mammals.  Science 288:133-136.
 

76

  Fuiman, L.A. 1999. Book Review: Fishes of Antarctica: a biological overview. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 9:272-273
 

75

  Fuiman, L.A., M.E. Smith, and V. N. Malley. 1999. Ontogeny of routine swimming speed and startle responses in red drum, with a comparison of responses to acoustic and visual stimuli. Journal of Fish Biology. 55(supplement A):215-226.
 

74

  Rooker, J.R., S.A. Holt, G.J. Holt, and L.A. Fuiman. 1999.   Spatial and temporal variability in growth, mortality, and recruitment potential of postsettlement red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, in a subtropical estuary. Fishery Bulletin 97:581-590.
 

73

  Fuiman, L.A., J.D. Gage, and P.A. Lamont. 1999.  Shell morphometry of the deep sea protobranch bivalve Ledella pustulosa in the Rockall Trough, North-east Atlantic. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 79:661-671. 
 

72

  Poling, K.R., and L.A. Fuiman.  1999.   Behavioral specialization in developing sciaenids and its relationship to morphology and habitat. Environmental Biology of Fishes 54:119-133. 
 

71

  Davis, R.W., L.A. Fuiman, T.M. Williams, S.O. Collier, W.P. Hagey, S.B. Kanatous, S. Kohin, and M. Horning. 1999. Hunting behavior of a marine mammal beneath the antarctic fast-ice. Science 283:993-996.
 

70

  Faulk, C.K., L.A. Fuiman, and P. Thomas. 1999. Parental exposure to ortho, para-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane impairs survival skills of Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) larvae. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 18:254-262.
 

69

  Fuiman, L.A., and B.C. Delbos. 1998.  Developmental changes in visual sensitivity of red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus. Copeia 1998:936-943.
 

68

  Poling, K.R., and L.A. Fuiman.  1998. Sensory development and its relation to habitat change in three species of sciaenids. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 52:270-284. 
 

67

  Higgs, D.M., and L.A. Fuiman. 1998. Associations between behavioral ontogeny and habitat change in clupeoid larvae. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom  78:1281-1294.
 

66

  Fuiman, L.A., K.R. Poling, and D.M. Higgs.  1998.  Quantifying developmental progress for comparative studies of larval fishes. Copeia 1998:602-611.
 

65

  Higgs, D.M., and L.A. Fuiman. 1998. Associations between sensory development and ecology in three species of clupeoid fish. Copeia 1998:133-144.
 

64

  Fuiman, L.A. 1997. What can flatfish ontogenies tell us about pelagic and benthic lifestyles? Journal of Sea Research 37:257-267. 
 

63

  Fuiman, L.A., and D.M. Higgs. 1997. Ontogeny, growth, and the recruitment process. Pages 225-249, in: R.C. Chambers and E.A. Trippel, editors. Early Life History and Recruitment in Fish Populations. Chapman and Hall. 
 

62

  Poling, K.R., and L.A. Fuiman. 1997. Sensory development and concurrent behavioural changes in Atlantic croaker larvae. Journal of Fish Biology 51:402-421. 
 

61

  Duffy, J.T., C.E. Epifanio, and L.A. Fuiman. 1997. Mortality rates imposed by three scyphozoans on red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) larvae in field enclosures. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 212:123-131. 
 

60

  Fuiman, L.A., and R.S. Batty. 1997. What a drag it is getting cold: partitioning the physical and physiological effects of temperature on fish swimming. Journal of Experimental Biology 200:1745­1755.
 

59

  dynmorph cover 75Fuiman, L.A., editor. 1996. Dynamic morphology, physiology and behaviour of fish larvae. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 28:1-148. (reprints are not available, but see details
 

58

  Higgs, D.M. and L.A. Fuiman. 1996. Ontogeny of visual and mechanosensory structure and function in Atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus. Journal of Experimental Biology 199:2619-2629.
 

57

  Higgs, D.M., and L.A. Fuiman. 1996. Light intensity and schooling behaviour in larval gulf menhaden. Journal of Fish Biology 48:979-991.
 

56

  Fuiman, L.A., and G.R. Hoff. 1995. Natural variation in elemental composition of sagittae from red drum. Journal of Fish Biology 47:940-955.
 

55

  Fuiman, L.A. 1995. Book review: Early life history of fish: an energetics apporach. Copeia 1995(3):747-748.
 

54

  Hoff, G.R., and L.A. Fuiman. 1995. Environmentally induced variation in elemental composition of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) otoliths. Bulletin of Marine Science 56(2):578-591. 
 

53

  Fuiman, L.A. 1994. The interplay of ontogeny and scaling in the interactions of fish larvae and their predators. Journal of Fish Biology 45(supplement A):55-79.
 

52

  Fuiman, L.A., and A.E. Magurran. 1994. Development of predator defences in fishes. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 4:145-183.
 

51

  Fuiman, L.A., and R.S. Batty. 1994. Susceptibility of Atlantic herring and plaice larvae to predation by juvenile cod and herring at two constant temperatures. Journal of Fish Biology 44:23-34.
 

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  water quality cover 75Fuiman, L.A., editor. 1993. Water Quality and the Early Life Stages of Fishes. American Fisheries Society Symposium 14. 172pp.  (reprints are not available; get the lowest price)
 

49

  Hunter, J.R., N.C.-H. Lo, and L.A. Fuiman, editors. 1993. Advances in the early life history of fishes. Part 2. Ichthyoplankton methods for estimating fish biomass. Bulletin of Marine Science 53:723-935.  (sorry, reprints are not available from me)
 

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BullMarSci 75Moser, H.G., P.E. Smith, and L.A. Fuiman, editors. 1993. Advances in the early life history of fishes. Part 1. Larval fish assemblages and ocean boundaries. Bulletin of Marine Science 53:283-722.  (sorry, reprints are not available from me)

 

47

  Hoff, G.R., and L.A. Fuiman. 1993. Morphometry and composition of red drum otoliths: changes associated with temperature, somatic growth rate, and age. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 106A:209-219.
 

46

  Fuiman, L.A. 1993. Development of predator evasion in Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus L. Animal Behaviour 45:1101-1116. 
 

45

  Fuiman, L.A., and D.R. Ottey. 1993. Temperature effects on spontaneous behavior of larval and juvenile red drum Sciaenops ocellatus, and implications for foraging. Fishery Bulletin 91:23-35. 
 

44

  Fuiman, L.A. 1991. Book review: Description and Identification of Razorback, Flannelmouth, White, Utah, Bluehead, and Mountain Sucker Larvae and Early Juveniles. Copeia 1991:860-861.
 

43

  Fuiman, L.A. 1991. Influence of temperature on evasive responses of Atlantic herring larvae attacked by yearling herring. Journal of Fish Biology 39(1):93-102.
 

42

  Blaxter, J.H.S., and L.A. Fuiman. 1990. The role of the sensory systems of herring larvae in evading predatory fishes. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 70:413-427.
 

41

  Fuiman, L.A., and J.C. Gamble. 1989. Influence of experimental manipulations on predation of herring larvae by juvenile herring in large enclosures. Rapports et Proces-Verbeaux des Reunions, Conseil International pour L'Exploration de la Mer 191:359-365.
 

40

  Fuiman, L.A., and P. Thomas. 1989. Book review: Fish physiology, Volume XI. The physiology of developing fish. Part A. Eggs and Larvae. Part B. Viviparity and posthatching juveniles. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 118:455-458.
 

39

  Blaxter, J.H.S., and L.A. Fuiman. 1989. Function of the free neuromasts of marine teleost larvae. Pages 481-499. In: S. Coombs, P. Goerner, and H. Muenz, editors. The Mechanosensory Lateral Line: Neurobiology and Evolution. Springer-Verlag, New York.
 

38

  Fuiman, L.A. 1989. Vulnerability of Atlantic herring larvae to predation by yearling herring. Marine Ecology Progress Series 51:291-299.
 

37

  Fuiman, L.A., and J.C. Gamble. 1988. Predation by Atlantic herring, sprat, and sandeels on herring larvae in large enclosures. Marine Ecology Progress Series 44:1-6.
 

36

  Fuiman, L.A., and P.W. Webb. 1988. Ontogeny of routine swimming activity and performance in zebra danios (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Animal Behaviour 36:250-261.
 

35

  Gamble, J.C., and L.A. Fuiman. 1987. Evaluation of in situ enclosures during a study of the importance of starvation to the vulnerability of herring larvae to a piscine predator. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 113:91-103.
 

34

  Foster, N.R., and L.A. Fuiman. 1987. Notes on the behavior and early life history of captive lyre gobies, Evorthodus lyricus. Bulletin of Marine Science 41:27-35. 
 

33

  Miller, R.R., and L.A. Fuiman. 1987. Description and conservation status of Cyprinodon macularius eremus, a new subspecies of pupfish from Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona. Copeia 1987:593-609. 
 

32

  Fuiman, L.A. 1987. [Book review:] Early life histories of fishes: new developmental, ecological and evolutionary perspectives. Copeia 1987:534-537.
 

31

  Fuiman, L.A. 1986. Swimming mechanics and the environmental biology of fishes. Environmental Biology of Fishes 17:235-237. (Book Review).
 

30

  Fuiman, L.A. 1986. Burst-swimming performance of larval zebra danios and the effects of diel temperature fluctuations. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 115:143-148.
 

29

  Fuiman, L.A. 1985. Contributions of developmental characters to a phylogeny of catostomid fishes, with comments on heterochrony. Copeia 1985:833-846.
 

28

  Strauss, R.E., and L.A. Fuiman. 1985. Quantitative comparisons of body form and allometry in larval and adult Pacific sculpins (Teleostei: Cottidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 63:1582-1589.
 

27

  Fuiman, L.A. 1984. Ostariophysi: development and relationships. Pages 126-137, in: H.G. Moser, D.M. Cohen, M.P. Fahay, A.W. Kendall, Jr., W.J. Richards, and S.L. Richardson, editors. Ontogeny and Systematics of Fishes. Special Publication No. 1, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Lawrence, Kansas.
 

26

  Fuiman, L.A. 1984. [Book review:] Guide to the early stages of marine fishes occurring in the western North Atlantic Ocean, Cape Hatteras to the southern Scotian Shelf. Copeia 1984(2):556-557.
 

25

  Fuiman, L.A. 1983. Analysis of egg and larval characters for their use in the systematics of ostariophysan fishes. Doctoral dissertation. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 186pp.
 

24

  Fuiman, L.A. 1983. Growth gradients in fish larvae. Journal of Fish Biology 23:117-123.
 

23

  Fuiman, L.A., J.V. Conner, B.F. Lathrop, G.L. Buynak, D.E. Snyder, and J.J. Loos. 1983. State of the art of identification for cyprinid fish larvae from eastern North America. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 112(2B):319-332.
 

22

  Fuiman, L.A. 1982. Family Sciaenidae, drums. Pages 649-655. In: N. A. Auer, editor. Identification of Larval Fishes of the Great Lakes Basin with Emphasis on the Lake Michigan Drainage. Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Special Publication 82-3. 744pp.  (available from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, see http://www.glfc.org/pubs/pub.htm)
 

21

  Fuiman, L.A. 1982. Family Percichthyidae, temperate basses. Pages 510-523. In: N. A. Auer, editor. Identification of Larval Fishes of the Great Lakes Basin with Emphasis on the Lake Michigan Drainage. Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Special Publication 82-3. 744pp.  (available from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, see http://www.glfc.org/pubs/pub.htm)
 

20

  Fuiman, L.A. 1982. Family Catostomidae, suckers. Pages 345-435. In: N. A. Auer, editor. Identification of Larval Fishes of the Great Lakes Basin with Emphasis on the Lake Michigan Drainage. Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Special Publication 82-3. 744pp.  (available from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, see http://www.glfc.org/pubs/pub.htm)
 

19

  Heufelder, G.R., and L.A. Fuiman. 1982. Family Cyprinidae, carps and minnows. Pages 174-344. In: N. A. Auer, editor. Identification of Larval Fishes of the Great Lakes Basin with Emphasis on the Lake Michigan Drainage. Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Special Publication 82-3. 744pp.   (available from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, see http://www.glfc.org/pubs/pub.htm)
 

18

  Fuiman, L.A. 1982. Family Esocidae, pikes. Pages 155-173. In: N. A. Auer, editor. Identification of Larval Fishes of the Great Lakes Basin with Emphasis on the Lake Michigan Drainage. Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Special Publication 82-3. 744pp.  (available from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, see http://www.glfc.org/pubs/pub.htm)
 

17

  Fuiman, L.A. 1982. Family Petromyzontidae, lampreys. Pages 23-37. In: N. A. Auer, editor. Identification of Larval Fishes of the Great Lakes Basin with Emphasis on the Lake Michigan Drainage. Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Special Publication 82-3. 744pp. (available from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, see http://www.glfc.org/pubs/pub.htm)
 

16

  Fuiman, L.A. 1982. Correspondence of myomeres and vertebrae and their natural variability during the first year of life in yellow perch. Pages 56-59, in: C.F. Bryan, J.V. Conner, and F.M. Truesdale, editors. Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Larval Fish Conference. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
 

15

  Fritzsche, R.A., and L.A. Fuiman. 1982. Osteichthyes. Pages 858-944. In: S. P. Parker, editor. Synopsis and Classification of Living Organisms. 2 volumes. McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York. 2398pp.
 

14

  Fritzsche, R.A., and L.A. Fuiman. 1982. Agnatha. Pages 830-831. In: S. P. Parker, editor. Synopsis and Classification of Living Organisms. 2 volumes. McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York. 2398pp.
 

13

  Fuiman, L.A. and J.P. Baker. 1981. Larval stages of the lake chub, Couesius plumbeus. Canadian Journal of Zoology 59:218-224. 
 

12

  Fuiman, L.A. and J.R. Trojnar. 1980. Factors affecting egg diameter of white suckers (Catostomus commersoni). Copeia 1980:699-704. 
 

11

  LFC4 75Fuiman, L.A., editor. 1980. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Larval Fish Conference. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Biological Services Program, National Power Plant Team, FWS/OBS-80/43. 179pp.
 

10

  Fuiman, L.A. and D.C. Witman. 1979. Descriptions and comparisons of catostomid fish larvae: Catostomus catostomus and Moxostoma erythrurum. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 108:604-619. 
 

9

  Fuiman, L.A. 1979. Descriptions and comparisons of catostomid fish larvae: northern Atlantic drainage species. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 108:560-603.
 

8

  Loos, J.J., L.A. Fuiman, E.K. Jankowski, and N.R. Foster. 1979. Notes on early life histories of cyprinoid fishes of the upper Potomac River. Pages 93-139, in, R. Wallus and C.W. Voigtlander, editors. Proceedings of a Workshop on Freshwater Larval Fishes. Tennessee Valley Authority. Norris, Tennessee. 241 pp.
 

7

  Fuiman, L.A. and L. Corazza. 1979. Morphometry and allometry: implications for larval fish taxonomy. Pages 1-19, in: R. Wallus and C.W. Voigtlander, editors. Proceedings of a Workshop on Freshwater Larval Fishes. Tennessee Valley Authority. Norris, Tennessee. 241 pp.
 

6

  Fuiman, L.A. 1979. Materials for a description of lake chubsucker (Erimyzon sucetta) larvae. Pages 92-99, in: R.D. Hoyt, editor. Proceedings of the Third Symposium on Larval Fish. Western Kentucky University. 236pp.
 

5

  Loos, J.J. and L.A. Fuiman. 1978. Subordinate taxa of the genus Notropis: a preliminary comparative survey of their developmental traits. Pages 1-50, in: L.L. Olmsted, editor. Proceedings of the First Symposium on Freshwater Larval Fish. Southeastern Electric Exchange. 251 pp. 
 

4

  Fuiman, L.A. and J.J. Loos. 1978. Morphological changes during the larval development of the cutlips minnow, Exoglossum maxillingua. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 107:605-612.
 

3

  Fuiman, L.A. 1978. Descriptions and comparisons of northeastern catostomid fish larvae. Master's thesis. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. 110pp. 
 

2

  Fuiman, L.A. and J.J. Loos. 1977. Identifying characters of the early development of the daces, Rhinichthys atratulus and R. cataractae (Osteichthyes: Cyprinidae). Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 129:23-32.
 

1

  Fuiman, L.A. 1976. Notes on the early development of the sea raven, Hemitripterus americanus. Fishery Bulletin 74:467-470. 
  • William R. and Lenore Mote Eminent Scholar in Fisheries Ecology and Enhancement, Florida State University and Mote Marine Laboratory – 2019  
  • Conservation and Environmental Stewardship Award for Public Awareness from the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation - October 2009
  • Antarctica Service Medal of the United States of America, National Science Foundation - 2000
  • College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award - April 1999

Popular Articles

Bailey, H. and L.A. Fuiman. 2020. Enhancing Flounder Stock Enhancement. Currents. February/March 2020:3-4.

Fuiman, L.A.  2009. In the Lab: Omega-3's May Extend the Lives of Fishes, Too. Tide. July/August 2009 33(4):66. 

Fuiman, L.A.  2006.  Seeing Red…Or Not.  Science and the Sea. University of Texas Marine Science Institute. (also appeared in Gulf Coast Connections: Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine. April 2007:52.) view

Fuiman, L.A.  2006.  A Sense of Power.  Science and the Sea. University of Texas Marine Science Institute. (also appeared in Gulf Coast Connections: Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine. March 2007:54.) view

Fuiman, L.A.  2006.  Little Fish in a Big Pond.  Science and the Sea. University of Texas Marine Science Institute.   (also appeared in Gulf Coast Connections: Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine. December 2006:48.)  view

Fuiman, L.A.  2006.  A Fish's Sixth Sense.  Science and the Sea. University of Texas Marine Science Institute. (also appeared in Gulf Coast Connections: Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine. March 2006:56.) view

Fuiman, L.A.  2006.  Ecological Dominos.  Science and the Sea. University of Texas Marine Science Institute. (also appeared in Gulf Coast Connections: Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine. February 2006:54.) 

Fuiman, L.A.  2005.  Fishes with Ear Rings.  Science and the Sea. University of Texas Marine Science Institute. (also appeared in Gulf Coast Connections: Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine. December 2005:43.) 

Fuiman, L.A.  2005.  Babies Adrift.  Science and the Sea. University of Texas Marine Science Institute. (also appeared in Gulf Coast Connections: Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine. October 2005:42.) 

Fuiman, L.A.  2005.  Up, Up, and Away.  Science and the Sea. University of Texas Marine Science Institute. (also appeared in Gulf Coast Connections: Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine. September 2005:42.) 

Fuiman, L.A.  2005.  Always in Hot Water.  Science and the Sea. University of Texas Marine Science Institute. (also appeared in Gulf Coast Connections: Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine. August 2005:46.) 

Fuiman, L.A.  2005.  Incredible Variety of Fishes.  Science and the Sea. University of Texas Marine Science Institute. (also appeared in Gulf Coast Connections: Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine. July 2005:23.) 

Courses Taught

Undergraduate

MNS 354Q: Marine Environmental Science

Graduate

MNS 483C: Adaptations to the Marine Environment

MNS 193: Marine Populations and Fisheries

 

 

RESEARCHERS AND ASSISTANTS:         GRADUATE STUDENTS:
Parvathi Nair, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow  
Cynthia Faulk, M.A. - Research Scientist Associate III   Zhenxin Hou, B.S. - Ph.D. Student         
Leigh Walsh, M.S. - Research Scientist Associate III   Hunter Bailey, B.S. - M.S. Student
Rene Lopez, B.S. - Research Scientist Assistant  


FORMER STUDENTS:

Gerald R. Hoff, M.A. (1992)

Thesis: Environmental and Biological Factors Affecting Incorporation of Organic and Inorganic Constituents into Otoliths of Red Drum Sciaenops ocellatus

Current address: NOAA Fisheries, RACE-REFM Division C15700, Building 4, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, Washington 98115; E-mail:  Jerry_Hoff@racesmtp.afsc.noaa.gov

Team Publications:
Fuiman, L.A., and G.R. Hoff. 1995. Natural variation in elemental composition of sagittae from red drum. Journal of Fish Biology 47:940-955. 

Hoff, G.R., and L.A. Fuiman. 1995. Environmentally induced variation in elemental composition of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) otoliths. Bulletin of Marine Science 56:578-591. 

Hoff, G.R., and L.A. Fuiman. 1993. Morphometry and composition of red drum otoliths: changes associated with temperature, somatic growth rate, and age. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 106A:209-219. 


Dennis M. Higgs, Ph.D. (1996) 

Dissertation: Interrelations Between Sensory Development and Habitat Change in Clupeoid Larvae

Current address: Department of Biology, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4; E-mail:  dhiggs@uwindsor.ca

Team Publications: 
Higgs, D.M., and L.A. Fuiman.  1998. Associations between behavioral ontogeny and habitat change in clupeoid larvae. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 78:1281-1294. 

Fuiman, L.A., K.R. Poling, and D.M. Higgs.  1998.  Quantifying developmental progress for comparative studies of larval fishes. Copeia 1998:602-611. 

Higgs, D.M., and L.A. Fuiman. 1998. Associations between sensory development and ecology in three species of clupeoid fish. Copeia 1998:133-144. 

Fuiman, L.A., and D.M. Higgs. 1997. Ontogeny, growth, and the recruitment process. Pages 225-249, in: R.C. Chambers and E.A. Trippel, editors. Early life history and recruitment in fish populations. Chapman and Hall.   

Higgs, D.M. and L.A. Fuiman. 1996. Ontogeny of visual and mechanosensory structure and function in Atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus. Journal of Experimental Biology 199:2619-2629.   

Higgs, D.M., and L.A. Fuiman. 1996. Light intensity and schooling behaviour in larval gulf menhaden. Journal of Fish Biology 48:979-991. 


Kirsten R. Poling, Ph.D. (1997) 

Dissertation: Sensory and Behavioral Ontogeny of Three Species of Sciaenids and the Importance of Habitat

Current address: Department of Biology, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4; E-mail: kpoling@uwindsor.ca

Team Publications:
Poling, K.R., and L.A. Fuiman. 1999. Behavioral specialization in developing sciaenids and its relationship to morphology and habitat. Environmental Biology of Fishes 54:119-133. 

Poling, K.R., and L.A. Fuiman.  1998.  Sensory development and its relation to habitat change in three species of sciaenids. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 52:270-284.

Fuiman, L.A., K.R. Poling, and D.M. Higgs.  1998.  Quantifying developmental progress for comparative studies of larval fishes. Copeia 1998:602-611.

Poling, K.R., and L.A. Fuiman. 1997. Sensory development and concurrent behavioural changes in Atlantic croaker larvae. Journal of Fish Biology 51:402-421.


Cynthia K. Faulk, M.A. (1997) 

Thesis: Effect of Parental Exposure to o,p'-DDT on the Behavior of Atlantic Croaker, Micropogonias undulatus, Larvae

Current address: Marine Science Institute, University of Texas at Austin, 750 Channel View Drive, Port Aransas, TX  78373; E-mail:  cfaulk@mail.utexas.edu

Team Publications:
Faulk, C.K., L.A. Fuiman, and P. Thomas. 1999. Parental exposure to ortho, para-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane impairs survival skills of Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) larvae. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 18:254-262.


Daniel R. Sabath, M.S. (2001) 

Thesis: Sublethal Effects of Maternal Exposure to p,p’-DDE on Developing Atlantic Croaker Larvae (Micropogonias undulatus) at Environmental Concentrations


Michael E. Smith, Ph.D. (2001) 

Dissertation: Causes and Consequences of Individual Growth Rate Variability in Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) Larvae

Current address: Department of Biology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101; E-mail:  michael.smith1@wku.edu

Team Publications:
Fuiman, L.A., J.H. Cowan, Jr., M.E. Smith, and J.P. O'Neal.  2005.  Behavior and recruitment success in fish larvae: Variation with growth rate and the batch effect.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62:1337-1349.

Smith, M.E., and L.A. Fuiman.  2004.  Behavioral performance of wild-caught and laboratory-reared red drum Sciaenops ocellatus (Linnaeus) larvae.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 302:17-33.

Smith, M.E., and L.A. Fuiman.  2003.  Causes of growth depensation in red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, larvae.  Environmental Biology of Fishes 66:49-60.

Smith, M.E. 2000. The alarm response of Arius felis to chemical stimuli from injured conspecifics. Journal of Chemical Ecology 26:1635-1647. 

Fuiman, L.A., M.E. Smith, and V. Malley. 1999. Ontogeny of routine swimming speed and startle responses in red drum, with a comparison of responses to acoustic and visual stimuli. Journal of Fish Biology 55(supplement A):215-226.


James G. Ditty, Ph.D. (2002)  [Louisiana State University] 

Dissertation: Ontogeny and Intervals of Development in Five Reef-Associated Species of Blenny from the Northern Gulf of Mexico (Teleostei: Blenniidae)

Current address: NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Galveston Laboratory, Galveston, Texas  77551; E-mail:  Jim.Ditty@noaa.gov

Team Publications:
Ditty, J.G., L.A. Fuiman, and R.F. Shaw.  In press.  Characterizing natural intervals of development in fishes: An example using blennies (Teleostei: Blenniidae).  In: H. Browman and A.B. Skiftesvik, eds.  The Big Fish Bang: Proceedings of the 26th Annual Larval Fish Conference.


Maria del Carmen Alvarez, Ph.D. (2005)  

Dissertation: Significance of Environmentally Realistic Levels of Selected Contaminants to Ecological Performance of Fish Larvae: Effects of Atrazine, Malathion, and Methylmercury

Current Address: Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom  HU6 7RX; E-mail: mdcalvarez@yahoo.com

Team Publications:
Murphy, C.A., K.A. Rose, M.C. Alvarez, and L.A. Fuiman.  2008.  Modeling larval fish behavior: Scaling the sublethal effects of methylmercury to population-relevant endpoints.  Aquatic Toxicology 86:470-484.

Alvarez, M.C., C.A. Murphy, K.A. Rose, I.D. McCarthy, and L.A. Fuiman. 2006. Maternal body burdens of methylmercury impair survival skills of offspring in Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus). Aquatic Toxicology 80:329-337.

Alvarez, M.C., and L.A. Fuiman.  2006.  Ecological performance of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) larvae exposed to environmental levels of the insecticide malathion.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25:1426-1432.

Alvarez, M.C., and L.A. Fuiman.  2005.  Environmental levels of atrazine and its degradation products impair survival skills and growth of red drum larvae.  Aquatic Toxicology 74:229-241.

McCarthy, I.D., L.A. Fuiman, and M.C. Alvarez.  2003.  Aroclor 1254 affects growth and survival skills of Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) larvae.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 252:295–301.


Brie L. Sarkisian, M.S. (2005)  

Current address:  Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, University of Southern Mississippi, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564; E-mail: brie.sarkisian@usm.edu  


Kiersten M. Madden, Ph.D. (2007)  

Dissertation: Foraging behavior of free-ranging Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) in the Antarctic fast-ice environment

Current Address: Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, 750 Channel View Drive, Port Aransas, Texas  78373; E-mail:  kiersten.madden@utexas.edu

Team Publications: 

Fuiman, L.A., K.M. Madden, T.M. Williams, and R.W. Davis.  2007.  Structure of foraging dives by Weddell seals at an offshore isolated hole in the Antarctic fast-ice environment.  Deep-Sea Research II 54:270-289.

Madden, K.M., L.A. Fuiman, T.M. Williams, and R.W. Davis.  2008.  Identification of foraging dives in free-ranging Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii): Confirmation using video records.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 365:263-275.

Davis, R.W., L.A. Fuiman, K.M. Madden, T.M. Williams. 2013. Classification and behavior of free-ranging Weddell seal dives based on three-dimensional movements and video recorded observations. Deep-Sea Research II 88-89:65-77.

Madden, K.M., L.A. Fuiman, T.M. Williams, and R.W. Davis.  2014. Weddell Seal foraging dives: Comparison of free-ranging and isolated-hole paradigms. Antarctic Science. (doi:10.1017/S0954102014000297).


Charles R. Foster, M.S. (2007)  

Thesis: Population and Migration Trends of Coastal Birds on Mustang Island, Texas

Current Address: Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, 750 Channel View Drive, Port Aransas, Texas 78373: E-mail: charles.foster@utexas.edu

Team Publications:
Foster, C.R., A.F. Amos, and L.A. Fuiman.  2009.  Trends in abundance of coastal birds and human activity on a Texas barrier island over three decades.  Estuaries and Coasts 32:1079-1089.

Foster, C.R., A.F. Amos, L.A. Fuiman. 2010. Phenology of six migratory coastal birds in relation to climate change. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122:116-125.


Somabha Mohanty, M.S. (2008)  

Thesis: Female Maturity and the Outcome of Mating Encounters in Octopus bimaculoides

Current Address: Department of Public & Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405; E-mail:  somamoha@indiana.edu

Team Publications:
Mohanty, S., A.F. Ojanguren, and L.A. Fuiman. 2014. Aggressive male mating behavior depends on female maturity in Octopus bimaculoides. Marine Biology. 161:1521-1530.


Shinnosuke Nakayama, Ph.D. (2009)  

Dissertation: Intraspecific competition among early life stages and the optimal spawning strategy of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)

Current Address: Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Tandon School of Engineering, New York University; Email: shinn407@gmail.com

Team Publications:
Nakayama, S., A.F. Ojanguren, L.A. Fuiman.  2009. To fight, or not to fight: Determinants and consequences of social behaviour in young red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus).  Behaviour 146:815-830.

Nakayama, S., L.A. Fuiman.  2010. Body Size and vigilance mediate asymmetric interference competition for food in fish larve. Behavioral Ecology 21:708-713.

Nakayama, S., A.F. Ojanguren, L.A. Fuiman.  2011. Process-based approach reveals directional effects of environmental factors on movement between habitats. Journal of Animal Ecology 80:1299-1304.

Nakayama, S., K.A. Rose, L.A. Fuiman.  2011. Batch spawning decreases competition among early life stages in coastal fishes: A simulation study using red drums (Sciaenops ocellatus).  Marine Ecology Progress Series 441:213-223.


Lisa N. Havel, Ph.D. (2014)

Dissertation: Habitat selection: How sensory systems influence settlement patterns in larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)

Current Address: Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, 1050 N. Highland St. Suite 200 A-N Arlington, VA 22201; Email: lhavel@asmfc.org

Team Publications:

Havel, L.N., L.A. Fuiman, and A.F. Ojanguren. 2015. Benthic habitat properties can delay settlement in an estuarine fish (Sciaenops ocellatus). Aquatic Biology 24:81-90. (doi: 10.3354/ab00639).

Havel, L.N. and L.A. Fuiman. 2016. Depth preference of settling red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) larvae in relation to benthic habitat color and water-column depth. Estuaries and Coasts 40:573-579. (doi: 10.1007/s12237-016-0160-7).

Havel, L.N., and L.A. Fuiman. 2016. Settlement-size larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) respond to estuarine chemical cues. Estuaries and Coasts. (doi: 10.1007/s12237-015-0008-6).


Erik W. Oberg, M.S. (2014)

Thesis: Linking fatty acids in the diet and tissues to qualify of larval southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma)

Current address: Product Scientist, Indeed, Austin, Texas.

Team Publications:

Oberg, E.W., C.K. Faulk, and L.A. Fuiman. 2014, Optimal dietary ration for juvenile pigfish, Orthopristis chrysoptera, grow-out. Aquaculture 433:335-339. (doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2014.06.035)

Oberg, E.W., K.O. Perez, and L.A. Fuiman. 2015. Carbon dioxide is an effective anesthetic for multiple marine fish species. Fisheries Research 165:22-27. (doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2014.12.019)

Oberg, E.W., and L.A. Fuiman. 2015. Linking fatty acids in the diet and tissues to quality of larval southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma).  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 467:7–15.  (doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2015.02.021)

Faulk, C.K., E.W. Oberg, K. L Thompson, and L.A. Fuiman. 2018. Optimal culture temperature for larval and juvenile pigfish, Orthopristis chrysopteraJournal of the World Aquaculture Society. (doi: 10.1111/jwas.12501)


Corinne M. Burns, M.S. (2017)

Thesis: Fatty acid composition of the maternal diet affects egg and larval quality of southern flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma

Current address: Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Quebec, Canada

Team Publications:

Burns, C.M., and L.A. Fuiman. 2019. Maternally derived nutrients influence fatty acid composition and predator evasion behavior of larval southern flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 514-515:41-47. (doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2019.03.008).

Burns, C.M., and L.A. Fuiman. in press. Determining the position of southern flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma, on the reproductive energy allocation spectrum using an essential fatty acid as a maternal dietary biomarker. Environmental Biology of Fishes