Fish Ecology 2

Thursday, September 12, 2013: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Pope (Statehouse Convention Center)
William F. Patterson III and Cynthia Fox
8:00 AM
Striped Mullet in the Middle Mississippi River: An Artifact of the Extreme Drought of 2012?
Sara Tripp, Missouri Department of Conservation; Quinton Phelps, Missouri Department of Conservation; Ryan Hupfeld, Missouri Department of Conservation

8:20 AM
Implications of Long Distance Migrations On the Life History Strategies of Striped Mullet, Mugil Cephalus, in the Lower Arkansas River
Garrett Grimes, University of Central Arkansas; Lindsey Lewis, U S Fish and Widlife Service; Ginny Adams, University of Central Arkansas; S. Reid Adams, University of Central Arkansas

Historical and Recent Trends in River Herring Spawning Densities in the Taunton River: More Drivers Than Just the Damn Dams (Withdrawn)
9:00 AM
Nearshore Fish Diversity in Musquash Estuary: A Marine Protected Area in the Bay of Fundy
Erinn Ipsen, South Dakota State University; David Methven, Canadian Rivers Institute; Simon Courtenay, Fisheries and Oceans Canada at the Canadian Rivers Institute

10:00 AM
Thursday AM Break

10:20 AM
Resident Cryptic Fishes Associated With Artificial Reefs in the Mississippi Sound: High Versus Low Profile Structures
Claire Matten, University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory; Chet Rakocinski, University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Behavioral Response of Select Reef Fishes to Pile Driving (Withdrawn)
Behavioral Response of Select Reef Fishes to Mid-Frequency Sonar (Withdrawn)
11:20 AM
Salt Regulation in Fish and Prawns: Implications for Research and Management
Peter Allen, Mississippi State University; Michael Ciaramella Jr., Mississippi State University; Louis D'Abramo, Mississippi State University; Joseph J. Cech, University of California, Davis

12:00 PM
Thursday Lunch

1:00 PM
Age/Size Related Changes in Gulf Killifish Salinity Tolerance
Shane Ramee, Mississippi State University; Peter Allen, Mississippi State University; Christopher C. Green, Louisiana State University

1:20 PM
Characterizing Winter Flounder Nursery Areas Using Otolith Microstructure and Microchemical Techniques
Elizabeth A. Fairchild, University of New Hampshire; David Bailey, University Of New Hampshire

1:40 PM
Success and Failure of Macroscopic Gonad Analysis in Two Protogynous Hermaphrodites (black sea bass, Serranidae; red porgy, Sparidae)
Nikolai Klibansky, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Frederick S. Scharf, University of North Carolina Wilmington

2:00 PM
Spotted Seatrout Reproductive Biology Impacted By the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Nancy J. Brown-Peterson, The University of Southern Mississippi; Rachel Brewton, Auburn University, Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center; Robert J. Griffitt, The University of Southern Mississippi; Richard S. Fulford, USEPA/NHEERL/GED

2:20 PM
Behavioral Thermoregulation of Atlantic Croaker Under Hypoxic and Normoxic Conditions
Andrij Z. Horodysky, Hampton University; Richard W. Brill, National Marine Fisheries Service; Malik Breland, Hampton University; Peter Bushnell, Indiana University South Bend; Heather Wolfer, University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Andrea K. Johnson, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

2:40 PM
Atlantic Wolffish Aggregations On Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts Bay
Elizabeth A. Fairchild, University of New Hampshire; Shelly Tallack, Gulf of Maine Research Institute; Michael P. Armstrong, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries; Scott Elzey, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries

3:00 PM
Thursday PM Break

3:20 PM
Tomtate Population Demographics and Trophic Ecology in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Michael J. Norberg, University of South Alabama; William F. Patterson III, University of South Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab

3:40 PM
Diet and Trophic Ecology of Red Snapper On Natural and Artificial Reefs in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Joseph Tarnecki, University of South Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab; William F. Patterson III, University of South Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab

4:00 PM
Age and Growth of Blueline Tilefish From the Mid-Atlantic Bight
Michael Schmidtke, Old Dominion University; Cynthia Jones, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

4:20 PM
Exploring the Potential for Biological Control of An Explosive Prey Base By a Suite of Three Predatory Fishes in a Western Reservoir
Lisa Winters, Utah State University; Phaedra Budy, U.S. Geological Survey - UCFWRU; Gary P. Thiede, Utah State University

4:40 PM
Determining Minimum Size Thresholds for Tagging Juvenile Salmonids Using a New Injectable Downsized Acoustic Transmitter
Richard S. Brown, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Katrina Cook, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Katherine Deters, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Brett Pflugrath, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Z. Daniel Deng, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Alison Colotelo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; M.B. Eppard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Portland District

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