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Erisman, Brad

Brad Erisman

Assistant Professor
Department of Marine Science



berisman@utexas.edu

Phone: 361-749-6833

Office Location
M 101

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Mar Sci Inst-Port Aran
750 Channel View Dr
Port Aransas, TX 78373

Ph.D. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego (2008)
M.S. California State University Northridge (2003)
B.S. University of California Santa Barbara (1998)

http://sites.utexas.edu/fisheries/

Research Interests

I am a fisheries ecologist with specific interests in reproductive biology, behavioral ecology, population dynamics, fisheries management, and conservation biology. My research is motivated by a desire to contribute to the advancement of science and to provide meaningful results for practical use in fisheries management and marine conservation. Using a blend of innovative field, laboratory, and analytical techniques, I focus on fundamental and applied issues related to fishes and fisheries that range in scale from individual species to entire ecosystems, including:

1. Spatial and temporal interactions between fishes, fisheries, coastal habitats, marine protected areas, and endangered species.

2. Proximate (e.g. social, environmental) and ultimate (e.g. phylogenetic) mechanisms driving the evolution of mating behavior, sex allocation, reproductive development, and life history patterns in fishes.

3. Effects of variations in behavioral, demographic, and life history traits in fishes on their response to fishing pressure, management regulations, and environmental conditions (e.g., climate change).

Much of my current research focuses on the ecology and management of fish spawning aggregations (FSAs), which are among the most spectacular events in nature and support highly productive fisheries but are particularly vulnerable to overfishing and are declining worldwide. For my graduate and postdoctoral research, I combined field and laboratory techniques to characterize the mating systems, seasonal and lunar patterns of spawning, and reproductive development in groupers, snappers, and other marine fishes that form FSAs. I’ve since expanded the scope of my work to include collaborative, multidisciplinary investigations that focus on: (1) the biological effects of fishing on FSAs; (2) innovative techniques to quantify fine-scale spatial and temporal interactions between FSAs and commercial or recreational fisheries to identify focal points for management; (3) patterns of adult movement and larval dispersal of aggregating fishes in relation to marine protected areas; and (4) the development of proper quantitative methods to incorporate the dynamics of FSAs within population and stock assessment models used to manage and monitor their fisheries. My results have been incorporated into the management of aggregation fisheries in Mexico and California and demonstrate that commercial and recreational fishing of FSAs can be sustainable if harvested, monitored, and managed properly.

My research also attempts address broader, ecosystem level questions relevant to the conservation and management of marine fishes. For example, how does the spatial scale of coastal fishes and ecosystems compare to fishing activities of small-scale fishers, and how can this information be used to implement ecosystem-based fisheries management? What physical and ecological factors determine the rate and magnitude of recovery in fish communities following overfishing and subsequent protection? Which ecological parameters can be used as key “indicators” of the health of reef fish communities that managers can use for marine spatial planning?  As an example, I am collaborating with fishers and NGOs on a project that combines vessel monitoring systems data, spatial catch per unit effort data, data on distributions of FSAs and endangered species, and bathymetric and habitat maps to visually identify where the largest areas of conflict between commercial fisheries and conservation policies exist within a large biosphere reserve in Mexico. We see this as the first step in resolving the extensive conflict that exists in this region between conservation and fisheries agendas and moving towards policies that are mutually beneficial to both sectors.

To learn more about my research in Mexico, please visit the website of the Gulf of California Marine Program.

To learn more about my research on spawning aggregations, please visit the website of Science and Conservation of Fish Aggregations (SCRFA).

Selected Publications

Erisman B, Heyman W, Aburto-Oropeza O, Ezer T, Nemeth R, Pittman S, Kobara S. 2015. Fish spawning aggregations: where well-placed management actions can yield big benefits for fisheries and conservation. FISH AND FISHERIES. In press.

Erisman B, Mascareñas I, Lopez-Sagastegui C, Moreno-Baez M, Jimenez-Esquivel V, Aburto-Oropeza O. 2015. A comparison of fishing activities between two coastal communities within a biosphere reserve in the Upper Gulf of California. FISHERIES RESEARCH 164:254-265.

Erisman BE, Asch R. 2015. Spatio-temporal interactions between fish spawning aggregations, fisheries, and climate change. Proceedings of the 67th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, 3-7 November 2014, Bridgetown, Barbados. In press.

Paterson CN, Chabot CL, Robertson JM, Erisman BE, Cota-Nieto JJ, Allen LG. 2015. The genetic diversity and population structure of barred sand bass, Paralabrax nebulifer: a historically important fisheries species off southern and Baja California. CALIFORNIA COOPERATIVE OCEANIC AND FISHERIES INVESTIGATIONS REPORTS 56.

Leslie HM, Nenadovic M, Basurto X, Sievanen L, Aburto-Oropeza O, Cota Nieto JJ, Erisman BE, Finkbeiner E, Hinojosa-Arango G, Moreno-Baez M, Nagavarapu S, Walsh Reddy S, Sanchez A, Siegel K, Ulibarria-Valenzuela JJ, Hudson Weaver A. 2015. Operationalizing the social-ecological systems framework to assess sustainability. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE. 112: 5979-84.

Aburto-Oropeza O, Ezcurra E, Moxley J, Sanchez-Rodriguez A, Mascarenas-Osorio I, Sanchez-Ortiz C, Erisman B, Ricketts T. 2015. A framework to assess the health of rocky reefs linking geomorphology, community assemblage, and fish biomass. ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS 52:353-361.

Hastings PA, Craig MT, Erisman BE, Hyde JR, Walker HJ. 2015. Fishes of marine protected areas near La Jolla, California. BULLETIN OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 113: 200-213.

Jackson AM, Munguia-Vega A, Beldade R, Erisman BE, Bernardi G. 2015. Incorporating historical and ecological genetic data for leopard grouper (Mycteroperca rosacea) into marine reserve design in the Gulf of California. CONSERVATION GENETICS 16: 811-822.

Erisman BE, McKinney-Lambert C, Sadovy de Mitcheson Y. 2014. Sad farewell to C. Lavett-Smith’s iconic Nassau spawning aggregation site. Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 66: 421-422.

Erisman BE, Apel A, MacCall A, Roman- Rodriguez M, Fujita R. 2014. The influence of gear selectivity and spawning behavior on a data-poor assessment of a spawning aggregation fishery. FISHERIES RESEARCH 159: 75-87.

Munguia-Vega A, Erisman B, Jackson A, Guido Marinone S, Moreno-Baez M, Giron A, Pfister A, Aburto-Oropeza O, Torre J. 2014. Asymmetric connectivity of spawning aggregations of a commercially important marine fish using a multidisciplinary approach. PEER J 2:e511 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.511.

TinHan T, Erisman B, Aburto-Oropeza O, Weaver A, Vazquez-Arce D, Lowe C. 2014. Long-term movement patterns of yellow snapper (Lutjanus argentiventris) and leopard grouper (Mycteroperca rosacea) at a small marine reserve in the Gulf of California. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES 501: 191–206.

Miller E, Erisman BE. 2014. Long-term trends of southern California’s kelp and barred sand bass populations: a fishery-independent assessment. CALIFORNIA COOPERATIVE OCEANIC AND FISHERIES INVESTIGATIONS REPORTS 55.

Erisman BE, Petersen CW, Hastings PA, Warner RR. 2013. Phylogenetic perspectives on the evolution of functional hermaphroditism in teleost fishes. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY 2013, pp. 1-19, doi:10.1093/icb/ict077

Rife A, Aburto-Oropeza O, Hastings PA, Erisman B, Ballantyne F, Gerber L, and Sala E. 2013. Effects of a multi-use marine protected area on the reef fish assemblage and fisheries landings in the Gulf of California, Mexico. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 117: 276-283.

Gherard K, Erisman BE, Rowell K, and Allen LG. 2013. Fisheries dependent estimates of growth, development, and reproduction of Gulf corvina Cynoscion othonopterus. BULLETIN OF THE SOUTHERN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 112:1-18.

Rife A, Erisman B, Sanchez A, and Aburto-Oropeza O. 2012. When good intentions aren’t enough: insights on networks of “paper park” marine protected areas. CONSERVATION LETTERS. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2012.00303.

Erisman BE, Aburto-Oropeza O, Gonzalez-Abraham C, Mascareñas-Osorio I, Moreno-Báez M, and Hastings PA. 2012. Spatio-temporal dynamics of a fish spawning aggregation and its fishery in the Gulf of California. NATURE SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 2: 284 DOI: 10.1038/srep00284

Sadovy de Mitcheson Y, and Erisman BE. 2012. The social and economic importance of aggregating species and the biological implications of fishing on spawning aggregations in Eds. Y. J. Sadovy de Mitcheson and P. L. Colin, REEF FISH SPAWNING AGGREGATIONS: BIOLOGY, RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT. Springer Publications.

Erisman BE, Allen LG, Pondella DJ II, Claisse J, Miller E, and Murray J. 2011. Illusions of Plenty: hyperstability masks collapses in two recreational fisheries that target fish spawning aggregations. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES 68:1705-1716.

Erisman BE, and Hastings PA. 2011. Evolutionary Transitions in the Sexual Patterns of Fishes: Insights from a Phylogenetic Analysis of the Seabasses (Teleostei:Serranidae). COPEIA 2011 (3):357-364.

Aburto-Oropeza O, Erisman BE, Galland GR, Mascarenas-Osorio I, Sala E, and Ezcurra E. 2011. Large recovery of fish biomass in a no-take marine reserve. PLOS ONE 6 (8):e23601

Erisman BE, Galland G, Mascareñas I, Moxley J, Aburto-Oropeza O, Walker HJ, Hastings PA, and Ezcurra E. 2011. Coastal fishes of Islas Marías Archipelago, Mexico. ZOOTAXA 2985:26-40.

Erisman BE, Paredes GA, Plomozo-Lugo T, Cota-Nieto J, Hastings PA, and Aburto-Oropeza O. 2011. Spatial structure of commercial marine fisheries in Northwest Mexico. ICES JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE 68:564-571.

Mascareñas-Osorio I, Erisman B, Moxley J, Balart E, and Aburto-Oropeza O. 2011. Checklist of conspicuous reef fishes of Bahía de los Ángeles, Baja California, Mexico, with comments on their ecological biogeography. ZOOTAXA 2922:60-68.

Erisman BE, Mascareñas I, Paredes G, Aburto-Oropeza, O, and Hastings, PA. 2010. Seasonal, annual, and long-term trends for commercial fisheries of aggregating reef fishes in the Gulf of California, Mexico. FISHERIES RESEARCH 106: 279-288.

Aburto-Oropeza O, Erisman BE, Caso M, and Ezcurra E (Eds.). 2010. LOG OF THE DEEP SEA: AN EXPEDITION TO THE SEAMOUNTS OF THE SEA OF CORTES. Instituto Nacional de Ecología, Mexico City. 199 p.

Erisman BE, Paredes G, Mascareñas-Osorio I, and Aburto-Oropeza O. 2010. Interactions between small-scale fisheries and fish spawning aggregations: a case study of the Gulf corvina. PROCEEDINGS OF THE WORLD SMALL SCALE FISHERIES CONGRESS, Bangkok, Thailand.

Craig MT, and Erisman BE. 2010. A competitive following association between two reef fishes and the Jewelled Moray in the Gulf of California, Mexico. CORAL REEFS 29 (3):813.

Erisman BE, Craig MT, and Hastings PA. 2009. Reproductive biology of the Panama Graysby, Cephalopholis panamensis (Teleostei:Epinephelidae), from the Gulf of California. JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY 76:1312-1328.

Erisman BE, Craig MT, and Hastings PA. 2009. A phylogenetic test of the size-advantage model: evolutionary changes in mating behavior influence the loss of sex change in a fish lineage. AMERICAN NATURALIST 174 (3):1-12.

Erisman BE, Konotchick T, and Blum S. 2009. Observations of spawning in the leather bass, Dermatolepis dermatolepis, at Cocos Island, Costa Rica. ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY OF FISHES 85:15-20.

Aburto-Oropeza, O, Erisman B, Valdez-Ornelas V, and Danemann G. 2008. Commercially Important Serranid Fishes from the Gulf of California: Ecology, Fisheries, and Conservation. CIENCIA Y CONSERVACÍON 2008 (1):1-23.

Erisman BE, Rosales-Casian J, and Hastings PA. 2008. Evidence of gonochorism in a grouper, Mycteroperca rosacea, from the Gulf of California, Mexico. ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY OF FISHES 82:23–33.

Erisman BE, Buckhorn ML, and Hastings PA. 2007. Spawning patterns in the leopard grouper, Mycteroperca rosacea, in comparison with other aggregating groupers. MARINE BIOLOGY 151:1849–1861.

Erisman BE, and Allen LG. 2006. Reproductive behavior of a temperate serranid fish, Paralabrax clathratus (Girard), from Santa Catalina Island, California, U.S.A. JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY 68:157-184.

Erisman BE, and Allen LG. 2005. Color Patterns and Associated Behaviors in the Kelp Bass, Paralabrax clathratus (Teleostei: Serranidae). BULLETIN OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 104:45-62.

Adreani MS, Erisman BE, and Warner RR. 2004. Observations of courtship and spawning behavior in the California sheephead, Semicossyphus pulcher (Pisces: Labridae). ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY OF FISHES 71:13-19.

2014 - Reef Renaissance Film Festival, First Place Documentary: “Snapper Spawn”

2008 - David and Lucile Packard Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

2006 - Best Student Presentation: Ecology and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes Meeting

2005 - Richard H. Rosenblatt Ichthyology Fellowship

2005 - Maxwell Fenmore Fellowship, 2005-2007

2004 - Carl Hubbs Memorial Fellowship

2004 - Integrated Graduate Education Research Training (IGERT-NSF) Associate Fellowship

2003 - California State University Northridge, Biology Graduate Student of the Year Award

PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

2015

Location, Location, Aggregation: Where Small Management Actions Can Yield  Big Wins for Fisheries and Conservation; American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Portland, August 2015

 

2014

Spatio-temporal interactions between fish spawning aggregations, fisheries, and climate change; Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Annual Meeting, Barbados, November 2014

Spatio-temporal interactions between fish spawning aggregations, fisheries, and climate change (SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE SPEAKER); Special Symposium - Reproductive Behavior and Recruitment in Marine Fishes: Emerging Understanding and Future Needs; American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Quebec, August 2014

Seasonal, Annual, and Long-term Trends in Commercial Fisheries for Aggregating Reef Fishes in the Gulf of California; Western Division of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Mazatlan, Mexico, April 2014

2013

The influence of gear selectivity and spawning behavior on a data-poor assessment of a spawning aggregation fishery; Western Society of Naturalists Annual Meeting, Oxnard, California, November 2013

Sad farewell to C. Lavett-Smith’s iconic Nassau spawning aggregation site; Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Annual Meeting, Corpus Christi, Texas, November 2013

Phylogenetic insights on the evolution of hermaphroditism in teleost fishes; American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 2013

Evolution of hermaphroditism in fishes; Special Symposium on “Phenotypic plasticity and the evolution of gender roles”; Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting (1/2013)

2012

PLENARY SPEAKER - Same story, different fish: a brief history of Totoaba and Gulf Corvina fisheries in the Gulf of California; American Fisheries Society Conference (3/2012)

Spatio-temporal interactions between fisheries and fish spawning aggregations; Symposium - Human Impacts on Coral Reefs; International Coral Reef Symposium (7/2012)

Spatial and temporal depletion of southern California Paralabrax fisheries; Western Society of Naturalists (11/2012)

2011

Spatio-temporal heterogeneity and interactions of fishes, fisheries, and coastal ecosystems in the Gulf of California region; Invited Symposium, Ecological Society of America (8/2011)

2010

Spawning Aggregations and Marine Protected Areas in the Gulf of California (speaker O. Aburto): American Association for the Advancement of Science

Commercial Fisheries Trends for Aggregating Fishes in the Gulf of California, Mexico: American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Age, growth, and batch fecundity of the Gulf Corvina (speaker - K Gherard), Cynoscion othonopterus American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Interactions Between Artisanal Fisheries and Fish Spawning Aggregations: A Case Study of the Corvina Fishery in Mexico; World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress

2009

Spatial structure of commercial marine fisheries in Northwest Mexico: Western Society of Naturalists

Contribution of fish spawning aggregations to commercial and recreational fisheries of California (speaker - LG Allen): Western Society of Naturalists

Contribution of fish spawning aggregations to commercial and recreational fisheries of California: Southern California Academy of Sciences

Age, growth, and batch fecundity of the Gulf Corvina, Cynoscion othonopterus (speaker - K Gherard): Western Society of Naturalists

Age, growth, and batch fecundity of the Gulf Corvina (speaker - K Gherard), Cynoscion othonopterus American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

2008

Ecology, Management, and Conservation of Fish Spawning Aggregations in Mexico: Sociedad Ictiologica Mexicana XI

Breakdown of the Size-Advantage: Evolutionary changes in mating behavior influence the loss of sex change in groupers: American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

2007

Breakdown of the Size-Advantage: Evolutionary changes in mating behavior influence the loss of sex change in groupers; American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Breakdown of the Size-Advantage: Evolutionary changes in mating behavior influence the loss of sex change in groupers; Western Society of Naturalists

2006

Breakdown of the Size-Advantage: Evolutionary changes in mating behavior influence the loss of sex change in groupers; Western Society of Naturalists

2004

Reproductive Biology and Behavior of the Panama Graysby, Cephalopholis panamensis, from the Gulf of California; Western Society of Naturalists (Poster)

Unusual Sexual and Spawning Patterns in the Leopard Grouper from the Gulf of California: Western Society of Naturalists

Unusual Sexual and Spawning Patterns in the Leopard Grouper from the Gulf of California: Ecology and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes Conference

Unusual Sexual and Spawning Patterns in the Leopard Grouper from the Gulf of California: American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

2003

Spawning Behavior of the kelp bass, Paralabrax clathratus, from Santa Catalina Island, California: Southern California Academy of Sciences

Spawning Behavior of the kelp bass, Paralabrax clathratus, from Santa Catalina Island, California: American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Spawning Behavior of the kelp bass, Paralabrax clathratus, from Santa Catalina Island, California: Western Society of Naturalists

2002

Mating System Dynamics of the Kelp Bass, Paralabrax clathratus, from Southern California; Southern California Academy of Sciences

Mating System Dynamics of the Kelp Bass, Paralabrax clathratus, from Southern California; American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Mating System Dynamics of the Kelp Bass, Paralabrax clathratus, from Southern California; Western Society of Naturalists

 

GUEST LECTURES AND INVITED SEMINARS

2014

Empirical, theoretical, and practical approaches for improving the science and management of fish spawning aggregations. California State University Northridge, May 2014

Empirical, theoretical, and practical approaches for improving the science and management of fish spawning aggregations. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, March 2014

Empirical, theoretical, and practical approaches for improving the science and management of fish spawning aggregations. University of Texas at Austin, Department Marine Science, January 2014

2013

Get to the point(s): redefining the marine hotspots concept with fish spawning aggregations. Institutional Seminar Series, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, November 2013

The influence of gear regulations and spawning behavior on estimates of sustainability in a spawning aggregation fishery. National Fisheries Institute of Mexico (INAPESCA), Ensenada, Mexico, June 2013

Balancing productivity and vulnerability: the science, management, and
conservation of fish spawning aggregations. Marine Science Seminar Series,
Universidad Autonoma Baja California, Ensenada, Mexico, May 2013

Sex Allocation Patterns in Fishes: Fish Ecology Course, SIO, March 2013

2012

Empirical, theoretical, and practical approaches for improving the science and management of fish spawning aggregations. SIO seminar, May 2012

Risk Assessment of the Gulf Corvina fishery in the Upper Gulf of California – invitation by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Mexican Fisheries Commission (CONAPESCA) and Mexican National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA) – Sustainable and Responsible Management for Fishing Operations in the Upper Gulf of California

Spatio-temporal Interactions of Fishes, Fisheries, Ecosystems, and Managed Areas in the Upper Gulf of California – invited by the National Institute of Ecology, Mexico (INE) - Annual Meeting of the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA)

2011

Illusions of Plenty: Science and Management of Fish Spawning Aggregations: SIO Marine Biology Seminar Series

Interactions Between Artisanal Fisheries and Fish Spawning Aggregations: A Case Study of the Gulf Corvina -- invitation by the Secretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Sonora, Mexico -- diagnosis and estimation of the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the fishery of Curvina Golfina 2011

Alternative Stock Assessments for the Gulf Corvina – invitation by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Mexican Fisheries Commission (CONAPESCA) and Mexican National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA)

Illusions of Plenty: Hyperstability Masks Collapses in Fisheries that Target Fish Spawning Aggregations: SIO 90 – Perspectives in Ocean Sciences – Nov. 2011

2010

Science and Management of Fish Spawning Aggregations in Southern and Baja California: California State University Long Beach, Biology Seminar Series Fisheries and Population Trends for Barred Sand Bass and Kelp Bass in Southern California: 1963-2008: California Fish and Game Commission Marine Sub-Committee Meeting

2009

Science, Management, and Conservation of Fish Spawning Aggregations in the Gulf of California: David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Science, Management, and Conservation of Fish Spawning Aggregations in the Gulf of California: Walton Family Foundation Grantee Symposium

Protocol for collecting life history and fisheries data on reef fishes: University of Arizona, PANGAS Project, Annual Training workshop

Gulf of California Deep-Sea Secrets: SIO Perspectives in Ocean Sciences Lecture Series (co-speaker w/ O. Aburto), University of California San Diego
http://www.ucsd.tv/search-details.aspx?showID=16076

Conservation and Management of Fish Spawning Aggregations of Southern and Baja California: San Diego Oceans Foundation

2008

Movement Patterns and Conservation of Giant Sea Bass in the La Jolla Ecological Reserve: Bottom Scratchers Dive Club San Diego

Spawning Behavior and Conservation of Leopard Groupers in Bahia De Los Angeles Biosphere Reserve: Aquatic Adventures Summer Course

Adventures of a Fish Biology Graduate Student: Reality Changers High School Program

2007

Influence of Mating Pattern on the Loss of Sex Change in Groupers: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Student Symposium

Conservation and management of grouper spawning aggregations in the Gulf of California: Marine Connectivity in the Gulf of California Workshop, The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund, Tucson AZ

2005

Fishes of the SIO Marine Vertebrates Collections: Explorations in Marine and Ocean Sciences, Science and Technology Series of the Johns Hopkins University for Talented Youth Family Academic Programs

Spooky, Scary Fishes of the Sea: Guest presentation, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Family Days Program

2004

Aspects of the Reproductive Biology of Three Sympatric Groupers (Teleostei: Serranidae) from the Gulf of California: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Student Symposium

2003

Mating System Dynamics of the Kelp Bass, Paralabrax clathratus, from Southern California: Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies

Spawning Behavior of the Kelp Bass, Paralabrax clathratus, from Southern California: Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Behavior and Ecology of Nearshore Fishes of Santa Catalina Island, California:
Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies

Love in the Sea: Birch Aquarium at Scripps Family Days Program

2002

Observations of Courtship and Spawning Behavior in several reef fishes of Southern California; Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies

Mating System Dynamics of the Kelp Bass, Paralabrax clathratus, from Southern California: Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies

Undergraduate Courses


MNS 353 Marine Fisheries (Spring 2015)

Graduate Courses

MNS 191 Seminar in Marine Science (Spring 2016)

GRADUATE/UNDERGRADUATE THESIS ADVISOR

Erin Reed, University of Texas at Austin (M.S. 2014-present)
Timothy Rowell, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD (PhD; 2013-present)
Brian Clark, California State University at Northridge (M.S.2014-present)
Calvin Won, California State University at Northridge (M.S. 2014-present)
Brett Garner, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD (M.A.S.; 2013-14)
Jeremiah Bautista, California State University at Northridge (M.S. 2013 – 2014)
Corinne Paterson, California State University at Northridge (M.S.; 2012-2014)
Sierra Stevens-McGeever, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography, UCSD (M.S.; 2011-2013)
Tom Tinhan, California State University Long Beach (M.S.; 2010-2013)
Alejandra Meza, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD (M.A.S.; 2011-2012)
Katie Gherard, California State University Northridge (M.S.; 2008-2010)
Dalia Hernandez, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur (B.S.; 2009-2012)
Juan Cota-Nieto, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur (B.S.; 2008-2010)
Thomas Plomozo, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur (B.S.; 2008-2010)
David Wang, California State University Northridge (M.S.; 2008-2010)

 

UNDERGRADUATE VOLUNTEER SUPERVISOR

Tammy Wilson, University of California San Diego, 2013-2014
Dereka Chargualaf, University of California San Diego, 2013-2014
Astrid Hsu, University of California San Diego, 2013-2014
Amanda Loeper, University of California San Diego, 2013-2014
Sierra Stevens-McGeever, University of California Santa Barbara, 2011-2012
Mary Corcoran, University of California San Diego, 2007-2008
Hannah Bassett, University of California San Diego, 2007-2008
Brant Chlebowski, University of California San Diego, 2007-2008
Kate Doctor, University of California Santa Cruz, 2002
Evan Bing-Sawyer, University of California at Berkeley, 2001