William B. Driggers

Education

M.S.

The University of South Carolina

1998

Ph.D.

The University of South Carolina

2014

B.A.

Clemson University

1992

Clinical Affiliations

Maine

Expertise

Behavioral ecology

biogeography

fisheries biology

life history

population dynamics

reproduction and taxonomy of sharks in the western North Atlantic Ocean.

Research

Research Interests

My research focuses on various aspects of the biology of coastal

Selected Publications

Sulikowski, J.A., Galuardi, B., Bubley, W., Furey, N.B.,  Driggers, W.B. III, Ingram, G.W. Jr. and  Tsang, P.C.W. 2010.   Use of satellite tags and novel geolocation filtering methods to elucidate the movements of spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias, in the western North Atlantic Ocean.  Marine Ecology Progress Series. 418:249-254.  

Driggers, W.B. III, Burgess, G.H., Hamilton, A.N., Hopkins, N.M. and Schobernd, C.M.  2010.  Squaliolus laticaudus in the western North Atlantic Ocean: distributional and life history observations.  Bulletin of Marine Science 86:829-836. 

Cicia, A.M., Driggers, W.B. III, Ingram, G.W. Jr., Kneebone, J, Tang, C.W. and Sulikowski, J.A.  2009.  Age, growth, and maturity of the little skate, Leucoraja erinacea, from the Western Gulf of Maine, USA.  Journal of Fish Biology 75:1648-1666. 

Driggers, W.B. III and Hoffmayer, E.R.  2009.  Variability in the reproductive cycle of finetooth sharks, Carcharhinus isodon, in the northern Gulf of Mexico.  Copeia 2:390-393.

Driggers, W.B. III, Ingram, G.W. Jr., Grace, M.A., Gledhill, C.T., Henwood, T.A., Horton, C.N. and Jones, C.M.  2008.  Pupping areas and mortality rates of young tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, in the western North Atlantic Ocean.  Aquatic Biology 2:161-170.

Sulikowski, J.A., Driggers, W.B. III, Ford, T.S., Boonstra, R.K. and Carlson, J.K.  2007.  Reproductive cycle of the blacknose shark, Carcharhinus acronotus, in the Gulf of Mexico.  Journal of Fish Biology.  70: 428-440.

Burks, C.M., Driggers, W.B. III and Mullin, K.D.  2006. Abundance and distribution of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) in the northern Gulf of Mexico.  Fishery Bulletin 104: 579-584.

Quattro, J.M., Stoner, D.S., Driggers, W.B., Anderson, C.A., Priede, K.A., Hoppmann, E.C., Campbell, N.H., Duncan, K.M. and Grady, J.M.  2006.  Genetic evidence of cryptic speciation within hammerhead sharks (Genus Sphyrna).  Marine Biology 148(5): 1143-1155.

Driggers, W.B. III, Carlson, J.K., Oakley, D., Ulrich, G., Cullum, B., and Dean, J.M.  2004.  Age and growth of the blacknose shark, Carcharhinus acronotus, in the western North Atlantic Ocean with comments on regional variation in growth rates.  Environmental Biology of Fishes.  71(2): 171-178.

Driggers, W.B. III, Oakley, D., Ulrich, G., Carlson, J.K., Cullum, B.J. and Dean, J.M.  2004.  Reproductive biology of the blacknose shark (Carcharhinus acronotus) in the coastal waters of South Carolina.  Journal of Fish Biology 64: 1540-1551. 

William B. Driggers

,

Ph.D.

NOAA/NMFS Research Fisheries Biologist

Off-Campus

william.driggers@noaa.gov

(228) 762-4591