Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2018 Examining the relationship between size and feeding preferences in the Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) (Decapoda: Achelata: Palinuridae)Journal of Crustacean Biology. 245-249.
2018 The spatial context of "winning" in MPA network design: Location mattersConservation Letters. 1-1.
2017 Biophysical connectivity explains population genetic structure in a highly dispersive marine speciesCoral Reefs. 233-244.
2017 Collecting and processing lobsters.  1-7.
2017 Commercial Sponge Fishery Impacts on the Population Dynamics of Sponges in the Florida Keys, FL (USA)Fisheries Research. 113-121.
2017 Potential impacts of Everglades restoration on lobster and hard-bottom communities in the Florida Keys, FL (USA).  1-17.
2017 Snap, crackle, and pop: acoustic-based model estimation of snapping shrimp populations in healthy and degraded hard-bottom habitatsEcological Indicators. 377-385.
2016 An Exception to the Rule: Top-Down Control of a Coral Reef Macroinvertebrate Community by a Tropical Spiny LobsterBulletin of Marine Science. 137-152.
2016 Florida Bay Sponge RestorationFlorida Sea Grant. 1-2.
2016 Isolation and characterization of eight polymorphic microsatellites for the spotted spiny lobster, Panulirus guttatusPeer J.
2016 Underwater soundscapes in near-shore tropical habitats and the effects of environmental degradation and habitat restorationJournal Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 89-96.
2015 Behavioral Immunity Suppresses an Epizootic in Caribbean Spiny LobstersPLOS ONE. e0126374.
2015 Casitas: a site-dependent ecological trap for juvenile Caribbean spiny lobsters, Panulirus argusICES Journal Marine Science. 177-i184.
2015 Genetic evidence from the spiny lobster fishery supports international cooperation among Central American marine protected areasConservation Genetics. 347-358.
2015 Quantifying Florida Bay habitat suitability for fishes and invertebrates under climate change scenariosEnvironmental Management. 836-856.
2015 The effect of parental size on spermatophore production, egg quality, fertilization success, and larval characteristics in the Caribbean Spiny lobster, Panulirus argusICES Journal Marine Science. 115-123.
2014 Accelerometry as a tool for studying lobster behaviorThe Lobster Newsletter. 8-9.
2014 Effects of predation upon the long-spined sea urchin (Diadema antillarum by the spotted spiny lobster (Panulirus guttatus)Marine Ecology Progress Series. 185-191.
2014 Effects of the parasitic dinoflagellate Hematodinium perezi on blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) behavior and predationJournal Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 381-388.
2014 Host behavior alters spiny lobster–viral disease dynamics: a simulation study.  2346-2361.
2014 Host behavior and habitat structure alter disease dynamics in a social marine species: the Caribbean spiny lobsterEcology. 2346-2361.
2014 Mate Choice in Temperate and Tropical Spiny Lobsters With Contrasting Reproductive SystemsICES Journal Marine Science. i101-114.
2014 Modeling the spread and connectivity of waterborne marine pathogens: the case of PaV1 in the CaribbeanICES Journal Marine Science. i139-146.
2014 Quantifying Florida Bay habitat suitability for fishes and invertebrates under climate change scenariosEnvironmental Management.
2014 The influence of shelter, conspecifics, and predator threat on the behavior of the long-spined sea urchin (Diadema antillarum)Journal Shellfish Research. 781-785.
2013 Distribution, prevalence, and genetic analysis of Panulirus argus Virus I from the Caribbean Sea. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.  129-140.
2013 Larval Connectivity and the International Management of Fisheries.  1-11.
2012 Disease Effects on Lobster Fisheries and EcologyDiseases of Aquatic Organisms. 89-93.
2012 Effect of the herbivorous channel clinging crab on patch reef algal communities in Florida.  2697-2706.
2012 Genetic diversity of the Caribbean spiny lobster virus, Panulirus argus virus 1, in the Florida Keys and the discovery of PaV1 in lobster postlarvae.  223-232.
2012 Mate Choice and Sperm Limitation in the Spotted Spiny Lobster, Panulirus guttatusMarine Biological Research. 69-76.
2012 PaV1 infection in the Florida Spiny Lobster Fishery and its Effects on Trap Function and Disease TransmissionCanadian Journal Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 136-144.
2011 A review of Panulirus argus Virus 1 – a Decade after its DiscoveryDiseases of Aquatic Organisms. 153-160.
2011 Behavior constrains the dispersal of long-lived spiny lobster larvaeMarine Ecology Progress Series. 223-237.
2011 The effect of male size and speratophore characteristics on reproduction in the Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Panulirus argusNew Frontier in Crustacean Biology. 69-84.
2010 Disease avoidance and its role in shelter competition and predation in Caribbean spiny lobsterBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 747-755.
2009 Behavioral enhancement of onshore transport by postlarval Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus)Limnology and Oceanography. 1669-1678.
2009 Habitat-based intraguild predation by Carribean reef octopus (Octopus briareus) on juvenile Carribean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus)Marine Ecology Progress Series. 115-122.
2009 Is seagrass an important nursery habitat for the Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus, in Florida?New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 327-337.
2009 Managing outside the box: coalescing connectivity networks to build resilience in coral reef ecosystemsCoral Reefs. 367-378.
2009 Regional characterization of hard-bottom nursery habitat for juvenile caribbean spiny lobster using rapid assessment techniquesNew Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 299-312.
2009 Variable reproductive success in isolated populations of lobsterJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 84-92.
2008 A description of complete development of larval Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) in cultureJournal of Crustacean Biology. 306-327.
2008 Effect of PaV1 infection on Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) movement, condition, and survivalNew Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 26-33.
2008 Pathology and hematology of the Caribbean spiny lobster experimentally infected with Panulirus argus virus 1 (PaV1)Virus Research. 104-113.
2008 Stemming decline of the coastal ocean: Rethinking coastal marine management. United Nations Policy BriefUnited Nations University.
2008 Transmission of Panulirus argus virus 1 (PaVq) and its effect on the survival of juvenile Caribbean spiny lobster using rapid assessment techniquesDiseases of Aquatic Organisms. 173-182.
2006 A GIS-based characterization of commercial sponge populations in the Florida Keys, FL (USA)Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute. 1043-1044.
2006 Avoidance of disease in social lobstersNature. 421.
2006 Investigations into some early life history strategies for Caribbean spiny lobster and implications for pan-Caribbean connectivityJournal of Shellfish Research. 731.
2006 Modeling ontological changes in the social behavior of juvenile Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argusJournal of Crustacean Biology. 565-578.
2006 The impact of artifically enhanced density on juvenile spiny lobster condition, residency, and disease in wild populationsJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 84-95.
2006 Trophic structure in a tropical hard-bottom community: a stable-isotope analysisOecologia. 334-341.
2005 Benthic fisheries ecology in a changing environment: Unraveling process to achieve predictionAquatic Living Resources. 301-311.
2005 Determination of preferred habitats of early benthic juvenile California spiny lobster, Panulirus interruptus, on the Pacific coast of Baja California Sur, MexicoMarine and Freshwater Research. 1037-1045.
2005 Effects of human disturbance on the behavior of wintering ducksWildlife Society Bulletin. 103-112.
2005 Feeding ecology of juvenile spiny lobster Panulirus interruptus on the Pacific coast of Baja California Sur, MexicoNew Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 425-435.
2005 Recruitment in degraded marine habitats: a spatially-explicit, individual based model for spiny lobsterEcological Applications. 902-918.
2003 Incorporating ecological process and environmental change into spiny lobster population models using a spatially-explicit, individual-based approach.  63-79.
2001 Do octopuses influence den selection by juvenile Caribbean spiny lobster?.  1049-1054.
2001 Life history evolution in guppies 7: the comparative ecology of high and low predation environmentsAmerican Naturalist. 126-140.
2001 Lobster biology and management: an introduction.  1033-1036.
2001 Modeling the effect of spatial variation in postlarval supply and habitat structure on recruitment of Caribbean spiny lobster.  1243-1253.
2000 An evaluation of lipid- and morphometric-based indices of nutritional condition for early benthic stage spiny lobsters, Panulirus argus.  161-171.
2000 The use of coded microwire tags for mark-recapture studies of juvenile Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus.  510-521.
1999 Adaptive strategies that reduce predation on spiny lobster postlarvae during onshore transport.  494-501.
1999 Ontogenetic changes in social aggregation and its adaptive value for spiny lobsters in New Zealand.  179-191.
1999 Sperm economy and limitation in spiny lobstersBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 14-24.
1998 Sperm limitation in exploited populations of spiny lobstersBulletin of the Ecological Society of America.
1997 A test of recruitment limitation and the potential or artificial enhancement of spiny lobster populations in FloridaCanadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 452-463.
1997 Benthic processes in lobster ecology: report from a workshop.  659-662.
1997 Can artificial habitats that mimic natural structures enhance recruitment of Caribbean spiny lobster?Fisheries. 24-27.
1997 Factors affecting the recruitment of juvenile Caribbean spiny lobsters dwelling in macroalgaeBulletin of Marine Science. 3-19.
1997 Temporal patterns and transport processes in recruitment of spiny lobster, Panulirus argus, postlarvae to south Florida.  79-85.
1997 The role of mangrove habitat as nursery for juvenile spiny lobster, Panulirus argus, in Belize.  494-501.
1997 The role of physical refugia: implications from a mass sponge die-off in a lobster nursery.  759-770.
1996 Life history evolution in guppies (Poecillia reticulata) 6. differential mortality as a mechanism for natural selection.  1651-1660.
1996 Pseudoreplication revisited.  2558-2562.
1995 Spiny lobster sex: is bigger always better?
1994 Growth and population dynamics of juvenile Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus, in Florida BayBulletin of Marine Science. 54-64.
1994 Impact of sponge-shelter loss on juvenile spiny lobsterThe Lobster Newsletter. 2-3.
1994 Impact of sponge-shelter loss on juvenile spiny lobster, Panulirus argus, in Florida Bay: an update.  2-3.
1994 Laboratory predation on the Trinidadian guppy: implications for the size-selective predation hypothesis and guppy life history evolutionOikos. 46-64.
1994 Settlement of spiny lobsters, Panulirus argus in Florida: pattern without predictability.  46-64.
1994 Sponge mass mortality and Hurricane Andrew: catastrophe for juvenile spiny lobsters in south Florida?.  1073.
1994 The duration of the inshore postlarval stage of the spiny lobster Panulirus argus: implications to recruitment.  647.
1994 The influence of temperature, salinity, and larval transport on the distribution of juvenile spiny lobsters, Panulirus argusBulletin of Marine Science. 1074.
1992 Are artificial "Witham" surface collectors adequate indicators of Caribbean spiny lobster recruitment?Are artificial "Witham" surface collectors adequate indicators of Caribbean spiny lobster recruitment? Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute. 135-136.
1992 Spiny lobster recruitment in south Florida: field experiments and management implicationsProceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute. 508-515.
1991 Are artificial "Witham" surface collectors adequate indicators of Caribbean spiny lobster recruitment? Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute.  23-28.
1990 Does settlement or juvenile habitat availability regulate juvenile spiny lobster abundance?
1990 Evidence of a neurogenic component during IgE-induced inflammation
1989 Community responses to variable predation: field experiments with sunfish and freshwater macroinvertebratesEcological Monographs. 311-328.
1989 Fish predation or macroinvertebrate colonization: which structures lake-bottom communities?.  99.
1989 Spiny lobster recruitment in South Florida
1988 An evaluation of reproductively-mediated character displacement in the crayfishes Orconectes rusticus and O. sanborniOhio Journal of Science. 87-91.
1988 Community responses to variation in predation: field experiments with bluegill sunfish and lentic macroinvertebrates.  84.
1988 In situ observations of bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) foraging behavior: the effects of habitat complexity, school size, and predators.  941-946.
1988 The effects of siltation on the recruitment of spiny lobsters (Panulirus argus) in south Florida.  331-338.
1988 Variable predation and prey community dynamics: sunfish - macroinvertebrate interactions.  89.
1987 Effects of variation in predation and prey recruitment on prey community structure: field experiments with bluegill sunfish and macroinvertebrate prey in a North Florida lake.  274-275.
1986 Effects of temporal and spatial variation in fish predation and invertebrate recruitment on freshwater littoral zone communities.  35.
1986 Factors regulating settlement and microhabitat use by juvenile spiny lobsters, Panulirus argusMarine Ecology Progress Series. 23-30.
1986 The rusty crayfish: tyrant or prude?.  4.
1985 Factors influencing habitat selection of young juvenile spiny lobsters, Panulirus argus.  122.
1985 Habitat selection and predation in juvenile spiny lobsters: the importance of the red algae Laurencia.  149.
1985 On the nature of NABS: a comment.  63-66.
1985 Range expansion in crayfish: an analysis of the replacement mechanisms.  168-177.
1984 Character displacement in crayfish: a case of rapid, non-competitive evolution?.  74.
1982 Drift and upstream movement of invertebrates in a springbrook community ecosystem.  153-159.
1982 Interspecific displacement of crayfish: an analysis of the competitive mechanisms.  113.
1981 A sampler for simultaneously measuring drift and upstream movement of aquatic macroinvertebrates in lotic environments.  63-69.
1981 Community structure, drift, and upstream migration of the crustaceans Synurella dentata Hubricht and Lirceus fontinalis Raf. in a temperate springOhio Journal of Science. 101.
1980 A study of the chemical and physical parameters of a temperate hardwater spring in John Bryan State ParkOhio Journal of Science. 93.
A cryptic herbivorous crab restructures the macroalgal community of degraded coral patch reefsEcology.
Host Behavior Suppresses a Marine EpizooticPLOS ONE.
Primer note: 12 microsatellite loci characterised for the loggerhead sponge Spheciospongia vesparium (phylum Porifera) using Illumina paired-end sequencingPeer.

Books

Year Title
2012 Caribbean Spiny Lobsters Require Healthy Nursery Habitats.  Cambridge, Maryland: Center for Environmental Science.
2010 Large ecosystem dynamics and fishery management concepts: The Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus, fisheries.  Amsterdam: Amsterdam Univ Press.
1999 Case for shelter replacement in a disturbed spiny lobster nursery in Florida: why basic research had to come first.  American Fisheries Society.

Chapters

Year Title
2012 Carribean Spiny Lobsters are widely dispersedTropical Connections: Facts about south Florida’s marine environment. Cambridge, Maryland: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.
2012 Juvenile Caribbean Spiny Lobsters are Plagued by the Lethal Viral Pathogen PaVTropical Connections: Facts about south Florida’s marine environment. Cambridge, Maryland: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.
2008 More than an Entree: LobstersAdrift: Tales of Ocean Fragility. Gland: IUCN.
2006 Juvenile and adult ecologyLobsters: Biology and Management. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Press.
2001 Puerulus and juvenile ecologySpiny Lobsters: Fisheries and Culture. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Press.
2000 An ecological model for the Florida Spiny LobsterUS/Canadian Lobster Summitt III – Lobster Stock Assessment: towards greater understanding, collaboration, and improvement. Boston, MA: New England Aquarium Pub.
1994 Puerulus and post-puerulus ecologySpiny Lobster Management. Oxford: Blackwell Press.

Conference Papers

Year Title
2010 A review of the lethal spiny lobster virus PaV1 - ten years after its discovery.  370-375.
2010 Comparison of lobster postlarval recruitment patterns in the Caribbean: a CRTR project.  360-369.
2006 Resource conditions: lobster disease and sponge fishery impacts.  138-142.

Research Overview

  • Tropical marine ecologyLobster ecology
  • Grants

  • Can herbivorous crabs facilitate coral reef restoration in the Florida Keys, FL?  awarded by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 2017 - 2019
  • Development of A Direct-Ageing Technique For Gulf And South Atlantic Spiny Lobster For Age-Based Stock Assessment  awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2016 - 2019
  • Scaling up Sponge Community Restoration in South Florida: its efficacy and ecosystem implications  awarded by EPA 2016 - 2019
  • Development of a direct aging technique for Gulf and South Atlantic spiny lobster for age-based stock assessment  awarded by NOAA - Marfin 2016 - 2018
  • Returning Ecological Function to Hard-bottom Regions in the Florida Keys through "Sponge Restoration and its Importance for an Essential Fish Habitat",  awarded by Florida Sea Grant 2016 - 2018
  • FWS Staff Training  awarded by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 2016
  • Sponge Restoration & Ecosystem Implications of Sponge Biocomplexity in Florida Bay Hard- bottom Communities  awarded by Environmental Protection Agency 2014 - 2016
  • Tools for Sustainably Managing the Florida Lobster Fishery Under Threat from Disease and Climate Change  awarded by NOAA 2014 - 2016
  • Assessment of The Effect of "Casitas" on Lobster Biology and Fishery Sustainability in The Bahamas - Phase II", Government of the Bahamas,  awarded by Government of the Bahamas 2012 - 2015
  • Program Development - Pilot Study: Restoration of Florida Keys Shallow Water Sponge Communities & Their Ecological Function  awarded by Florida Sea Grant 2014
  • Restoration of Shallow Sponge Communities in the Florida Keys: Phase II. NOAA-The Nature Conservancy Community Restoration Grant Program  awarded by NOAA-The Nature Conservancy 2012 - 2014
  • Determining the Ecological and Epidemiological Consequences of Casitas in the Florida Spiny Lobster Fishery  awarded by Florida Sea Grant 2011 - 2014
  • Unnatural mating: the effect of large male-selective harvesting on mating dynamics and reproductive success in the spiny lobster, Jasus edwardsii  awarded by National Geographic Society 2011 - 2012
  • Connectivity of Disease in Marine Ecosystems: Multi-scale Dynamics of a Viral Disease Infecting Caribbean Spiny Lobster  awarded by National Science Foundation 2009 - 2012
  • Ecological determinants of Hematodinium epidemics in the American Blue Crab  awarded by National Science Foundation 2007 - 2012
  • Assessment of The Effect of "Casitas" on Lobster Biology and Fishery Sustainability in The Bahamas - Phase I  awarded by Government of the Bahamas - 2012
  • A proposal for shallow hard-bottom sponge community restoration research in the Everglades National Park  awarded by Everglades National Park 2009 - 2011
  • Restoration of shallow sponge communities in the Florida Keys: Phase I  awarded by NOAA - The Nature Conservancy Community Restoration Grant Program 2009 - 2011
  • The possible effects of the commercial trap fishery on a lethal viral disease (PaV1) in a spiny lobster  awarded by Florida Sea Grant (administered at Univ. Florida) 2008 - 2010
  • Assessment of PaV1 Virus Prevalence in Bahamian Lobster Fishery  awarded by World Wildlife Fund - 2010
  • Investigating the role of the spotted spiny lobster (Panulirus guttatus) in the recovery of the long-spined sea urchin (Diadema antillarium) on the coral reefs of the Florida Keys  awarded by Save Our Reefs Program (administered at Univ. Florida) 2008 - 2009
  • Determining coral reef impacts associated with boat anchoring and user activity  awarded by Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Wildlife Legacy Program (administered at Univ. Florida) 2007 - 2009
  • Everglades restoration impacts on lobster: simulation modeling  awarded by South Florida Water Management District 2006 - 2008
  • Connectivity of lobster populations in Mesoamerica  awarded by Global Environment Fund, World Bank 2005 - 2008
  • Disease Dynamics in Degraded Nurseries: Ecology of Viral Disease in a Social, Marine Animal  awarded by National Science Foundation 2005 - 2008
  • Disease dynamics in degraded nurseries: a viral disease in spiny lobster  awarded by National Science Foundation 2005 - 2008
  • Hard-bottom monitoring program for the Florida Keys  awarded by Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission 2005 - 2007
  • Monitoring recruitment in protected areas in Mesoamerica  awarded by National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, Coral Reef Conservation Fund 2005 - 2006
  • Hard-bottom dynamics in the Florida Keys: monitoring & targeted research  awarded by NOAA Coastal Ocean Program 2004 - 2006
  • Metadata analysis of lobster recruitment in Florida  awarded by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 2004
  • The behavioral and ecological effects of viral disease in Caribbean spiny lobster  awarded by National Science Foundation 2002 - 2004
  • Epidemiological studies on spiny lobsters, Panulirus argus, infected with a pathogenic herpes-like virus  awarded by NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Saltonstall-Kennedy Program 2002 - 2003
  • Regional Assessment of Sponge Dynamics & Sponge Fishery Impacts  awarded by NOAA Coastal Ocean Program 2001 - 2003
  • Regional characterization of hard-bottom communities in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary  awarded by Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission 2001 - 2003
  • Changing salinity effects on spiny lobster and hard-bottom habitat  awarded by National Marine Fisheries Service 2000 - 2002
  • Management of spiny lobsters in south Florida based on postlarval supply and juvenile dynamics  awarded by Florida Sea Grant 2000 - 2001
  • Marine reserves and spiny lobsters: effects on male size and reproductive success  awarded by National Science Foundation 1998 - 2001
  • Reproductive and recruitment limitations in exploited red rock lobsters  awarded by ew Zealand Foundation for Research, Science & Technology 1998 - 2001
  • Variation in postlarval supply and its consequences for recruitment of spiny lobsters in the Florida Keys  awarded by National Undersea Research Program 1998 - 2000
  • “Establishing the importance of postlarval supply to recruitment and management of spiny lobsters in the Florida Keys  awarded by Florida Sea Grant 1998 - 2000
  • Sixth International Lobster Conference and Workshop  awarded by Florida Sea Grant - 2000
  • Teaching Virginia’s boaters to respect protected marine species  awarded by Virginia Marine Science Museum - 2000
  • Computer simulation modeling of lobster recruitment  awarded by Florida Department of Environmental Protection - 1998
  • Reproduction and recruitment of spiny lobsters: a geographic and taxonomic comparison  awarded by National Science Foundation 1995 - 1997
  • The future of Florida spiny lobster: developing a predictive model and putting artificial shelters to the acid test  awarded by Florida Sea Grant 1995 - 1997
  • Measuring and modeling the contribution of seagrass habitat to juvenile spiny lobster recruitment in Florida Bay  awarded by Florida Sea Grant - 1997
  • Lobster recruitment modeling  awarded by Florida Department of Environmental Protection - 1996
  • Nursery habitat structure and spiny lobster stocks: research services and modeling  awarded by Florida Department of Environmental Protection 1994 - 1995
  • Recruitment and habitat utilization of Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus, in Belize coastal waters  awarded by Smithsonian Museum of Natural History 1994 - 1995
  • Reproduction and recruitment of spiny lobsters  awarded by New Zealand National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research Visiting Scholar Award - 1995
  • Limits to the recruitment of spiny lobster, Panulirus argus, in Florida: a field assessment of enhancement techniques  awarded by Florida Sea Grant 1991 - 1993
  • Macroalgal abundance and spiny lobster recruitment in south Florida  awarded by Florida Department of Environmental Protection - 1993
  • Processes regulating spiny lobster recruitment and the potential for stock enhancement II  awarded by Florida Sea Grant - 1993
  • Characterization of spiny lobster postlarval supply and juvenile nurseries in the upper Florida Keys  awarded by NOAA Undersea Research Program - 1992
  • Emergency response funds: Impacts of Hurricane Andrew on epibenthic community structure in Biscayne Bay  awarded by Florida Sea Grant - 1992
  • Recruitment and habitat utilization of Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus, in Belize coastal waters  awarded by Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - 1992
  • ife history evolution in Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata)  awarded by National Science Foundation 1989 - 1991
  • Protecting Caribbean spiny lobster populations: what constitutes juvenile habitat and can it be enhanced?  awarded by Old Dominion University Faculty Summer Research Award - 1991
  • The impact of the Florida Keys reef tract on spiny lobster recruitment and population biology: contrasts between Panulirus argus and P. guttatus?  awarded by NOAA Undersea Research Program - 1991
  • Life of a Key Lobster  awarded by Earthwatch Foundation - 1990
  • Florida spiny lobster recruitment: project renewal  awarded by Florida Sea Grant 1988 - 1989
  • Spiny lobster recruitment in Florida: settlement, mortality, and stock prediction  awarded by Florida Sea Grant 1987 - 1988
  • Community responses to variable predation: a field experiment with bluegill sunfish and freshwater benthic macroinvertebrates  awarded by National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant 1985 - 1987
  • Field tests of hypotheses regarding character displacement in crayfish  awarded by Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research - 1984
  • Displacement of the crayfish Orconectes sanborni by O. rusticus: an analysis of the mechanisms  awarded by Ohio Department of Natural Resources 1981 - 1983
  • Competitive exclusion in two species of crayfish, Orconectes rusticus and O. sanborni  awarded by Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research - 1981
  • Competitive interactions between two species of crayfish?  awarded by Ohio State University Grant-in-Aid of Research - 1981
  • Collaborative Research: Disease dynamics in degraded marine habitats: the ecology of a viral disease in lobster  awarded by NSF: Biological Sciences and Geosciences and NIH-General Medical Sciences 2005 -
  • Collaborative Proposal: Disease Dynamics in Degraded Nurseries: Ecology of Viral Disease in a Social, Marine Animal  awarded by NSF: Biological Sciences and Geosciences and NIH-General Medical Sciences 2004 -
  • Collaborative Research: Disease dynamics in degraded marine habitats: the ecology of a viral disease in lobster  awarded by NSF: Biological Sciences and Geosciences and NIH-General Medical Sciences 2004 -
  • Development and refinement of diagnostic tools for a pathogenic virus in the caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus  awarded by NOAA-MARFIN Program 2004 -
  • An emerging and lethal viral disease infecting spiny lobster: potential fishery impacts and role in disease epidemiology  awarded by NOAA/National Marine Fisheries: Marfin Program 2000 -
  • The ecological and fishery effects of a newly discovered viral disease infecting spiny lobster  awarded by Florida Sea Grant College Program 2000 -
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Biology : Tropical Marine Ecology / Marine Fisheries Ecology / Biology of Crustacea and Sponges/ Biostatistics
  • Oceanography : Tropical Marine Ecology / Marine Fisheries Ecology / Biology of Crustacea and Sponges/ Biostatistics
  • Statistics : Tropical Marine Ecology / Marine Fisheries Ecology / Biology of Crustacea and Sponges/ Biostatistics
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Biological Science, Florida State University 1988
  • M.S. in Zoology, The Ohio State University 1983
  • B.A. in Biology, Wittenberg University 1980
  • Full Name

  • Mark Butler