PUBLICATIONS


Wells RJD, Rooker JR, Quigg A, Wissel B (2017) Influence of mesoscale oceanographic features on pelagic food webs in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Biology doi:10.1007/s00227-017-3122-0view as pdf


Mohan J, Sutton TT, Cook AB, Boswell KM, Wells RJD (2017) Influence of oceanographic conditions on abundance and distribution of post-larval and juvenile carangid fishes in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fisheries Oceanography doi:10.1111/fog.12214view as pdf


Churnside JH, Wells RJD, Boswell KM, Quinlan JA, Marchbanks RD, McCarty BJ, Sutton TT (2017) Surveying the distribution and abundance of flyingfishes and other epipelagics in the northern Gulf of Mexico using airborne lidar. Bulletin of Marine Scienceview as pdf


Wells RJD, Spear N, Kohin S (2017) Age validation of the blue shark (Prionace glauca) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Marine and Freshwater Research doi:10.1071/MF16054view as pdf


Harrington T, Plumlee JD, Drymon JM and Wells RJD (2016). Diets of Atlantic Sharpnose Shark (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) and Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Gulf and Caribbean Research 27: 42-51.view as pdf


Kinney MJ, Wells RJD, Kohin S (2016) Oxytetracycline age validation of an adult shortfin mako after six years at liberty. Journal of Fish Biology 89: 1828-1833view as pdf


Fraile I, Arrizabalaga H, Santiago J, Goni N, Arregi I, Madinabeitia S, Wells RJD, Rooker JR (2016) Otolith chemistry as an indicator of movements of albacore (Thunnus alalunga) in the North Atlantic Ocean. Marine and Freshwater Research 67: 1002–1013view as pdf


Plumlee JD, Wells RJD (2016) Feeding ecology of three coastal shark species in the northwest Gulf of Mexico. Marine Ecology Progress Series 550: 163-174view as pdf


Xu Y, Teo SLH, Piner KR, Chen KS, Wells RJD (2016) Using an approximate length-conditional approach to estimate von Bertalanffy growth parameters of North Pacific albacore (Thunnus alalunga). Fisheries Research 180: 138-146view as pdf


Rooker JR, Wells RJD, Itano D, Thorrold S, Lee J (2016) Natal origin and population connectivity of bigeye and yellowfin tuna in the Pacific Ocean. Fisheries Oceanography 25: 277-291view as pdf


Churnside JH, Marchbanks RD, Donaghay PL, Sullivan JM, Graham WM, Wells RJD (2016) Hollow aggregations of moon jellyfish (Aurelia spp.). Journal of Plankton Research 38: 122-130view as pdf


Wells RJD, Kinney MJ, Kohin S, Dewar H, Rooker JR, Snodgrass OE (2015) Natural tracers reveal population structure of albacore (Thunnus alalunga) in the eastern North Pacific Ocean. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72: 2118-2127 view as pdf


Lyons K, Preti A, Madigan DJ, Wells RJD, Blasius ME, Snodgrass OE, Kacev D, Harris JD, Dewar H, Kohin S, MacKenzie K, Lowe CG (2015) Insights into the life history and ecology of a large shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) captured in southern California. Journal of Fish Biology 87: 200-211 view as pdf


Baumann H, Wells RJD, Rooker JR, Saijin Z, Baumann ZA, Madigan DJ, Dewar H, Snodgrass OE, Fisher NS (2015) Combining otolith microstructure and trace elemental analyses to infer the arrival of juvenile Pacific bluefin tuna in the California Current Ecosystem. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72: 2128-2138view as pdf


Shimose T, Wells RJD (2015) Feeding Ecology of Bluefin Tunas. Pages 78-97 In T. Kitagawa, S. Kumura, editors. Biology and Ecology of Bluefin Tuna. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group.


Hoolihan JP, Wells RJD, Luo J, Falterman B, Prince ED, Rooker JR. (2014). Vertical and horizontal movements of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 6: 211-222view as pdf


Timm LL, Carter JE, Frey J, Prappas J, Wells RJD (2014). Birth of common shovelnose rays (Glaucostegus typus) under captive conditions. Zoo Biology 33: 357-359.view as pdf


Renck CL, Wells RJD, Dewar H, Talley DM (2014). Regional growth patterns of juvenile albacore (Thunnus alalunga) in the eastern North Pacific. California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations Reports 55: 135-143 view as pdf


Rooker JR, Kitchens LL, Dance MA, Wells RJD, Falterman B, Cornic M (2013). Spatial, temporal, and habitat-related variation in abundance of pelagic fishes in the Gulf of Mexico: potential implications of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. PLoS ONE 8(10): e76080. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076080 view as pdf


Wells RJD, Kohin S, Teo SLH, Snodgrass OE, Uosaki K (2013). Age and growth of North Pacific albacore (Thunnus alalunga): implications for stock assessment. Fisheries Research 147:55-62 view as pdf


Wells RJD, Smith SE, Kohin S, Freund E, Spear N, Ramon DA (2013). Age validation of juvenile Shortfin Mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) tagged and marked with oxytetracycline off southern California. Fishery Bulletin 111:147-160 view as pdf


Zapp-Sluis M, Boswell KM, Chumchal MM, Wells RJD, Soulen B, Cowan JH (2013). Regional variation in mercury and stable isotopes of red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) in the northern Gulf of Mexico, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32: 434-441 view as pdf


Grabowski TB, Boswell KM, McAdam BJ, Wells RJD, Marteinsdottir G (2012). Characterization of Atlantic cod spawning habitat and behavior in Icelandic coastal waters. PLoS ONE 7(12): e51321. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051321 view as pdf


Wells RJD, Rooker JR, Itano D (2012). Nursery origin of yellowfin tuna in the Hawaiian Islands. Marine Ecology Progress Series 461: 187-196
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Rooker JR, Simms JR, Wells RJD, Holt SA, Holt GJ, Graves JE, Furey NB (2012). Distribution and habitat associations of billfish and swordfish larvae across mesoscale features in the Gulf of Mexico. PLoS ONE 7(4): e34180. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034180 view as pdf


Preti A, Soykan CU, Dewar H, Wells RJD, Spear N, Kohin S (2012). Comparative feeding ecology of shortfin mako, blue and common thresher sharks in the California Current. Environmental Biology of Fishes 95: 127-146 view as pdf


Kraus RT, Wells RJD, Rooker JR (2011). Horizontal movements of Atlantic blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Biology 158: 699-713view as pdf


Wells RJD, Rooker JR, Prince ED (2010). Regional variation in the otolith chemistry of blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) and white marlin (Tetrapturus albidus) from the western North Atlantic Ocean. Fisheries Research 106: 430-435 view as pdf


Wells RJD, Steneck RS, Palma AT (2010). Three-dimensional resource partitioning between American lobster (Homarus americanus) and rock crab (Cancer irroratus) in a subtidal kelp forest. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 384: 1-6 view as pdf


Boswell KM, Wells RJD, Cowan JH Jr., Wilson CA (2010). Biomass, density, and size distributions of fishes associated with a large-scale artificial reef complex in the Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science 86: 879-889 view as pdf


Wells RJD, Rooker JR (2009). Feeding ecology of pelagic fish larvae and juveniles in slope waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Fish Biology 75: 1719-1732 view as pdf


Wells RJD, Harper JO, Rooker JR, Landry AM Jr., Dellapenna TM (2009). Fish assemblage structure on a drowned barrier island in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Hydrobiologia 625: 207-221 view as pdf


Wells RJD, Cowan JH Jr., Patterson WF, Walters CJ (2008). Effect of trawling on juvenile red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) habitat selection and life history parameters. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65: 2399-2411 view as pdf


Wells RJD, Cowan JH Jr., Fry B (2008). Feeding ecology of red snapper Lutjanus campechanus in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Marine Ecology Progress Series 361: 213-225 view as pdf


Wells RJD, Chumchal MM, Cowan JH Jr. (2008). Effect of trawling and habitat on mercury concentration in juvenile red snapper from the northern Gulf of Mexico. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137: 1839-1850 view as pdf


Wells RJD, Cowan JH Jr., Patterson WF (2008). Habitat use and the effect of shrimp trawling on fish and invertebrate communities over the northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf. ICES Journal of Marine Science 65: 1610-1619 view as pdf


Manríquez KC, Pardo LM, Wells RJD, Palma AT (2008) Crypsis in Paraxanthus barbiger (Decapoda: Brachyura): mechanisms against visual predators. Journal of Crustacean Biology 28: 473-479 view as pdf


Wells RJD, Boswell KM, Cowan JH Jr., Patterson WF (2008) Size selectivity of sampling gears targeting red snapper in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fisheries Research 89: 294-299 view as pdf


Wells RJD, Cowan JH Jr. (2007) Video estimates of red snapper and associated fish assemblages on sand, shell, and natural reef habitats in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. Pages 39-57 in W. F. Patterson, III, J. H. Cowan, Jr., G. R. Fitzhugh, and D. L. Nieland, editors. Red Snapper Ecology and Fisheries in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 60, Bethesda, Maryland. view as pdf


Wells RJD, Rooker JR (2004) Distribution, age, and growth of young-of-the-year greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) associated with pelagic Sargassum. Fishery Bulletin 102: 545-554 view as pdf


Wells RJD, Rooker JR (2004) Spatial and temporal patterns of habitat use by fishes associated with Sargassum mats in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science 74: 81-99 view as pdf





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