Our faculty, professional staff, and students are thought leaders in their fields, published in some of the top marine science and aquatic science journals in the world.

2019 publications

Sulikowski, J.A., Golet, W.,  Hoffmayer, E.R., Driggers W.B., Natanson, L.J., Carlson, A., Sweezy, B.A., and Carlson, J. 2019. Quantifying post-release mortality for dusky sharks, Carcharhinus obscurus, captured in the US pelagic longline fishery. 

2018 publications

Hylton S., Weissman A., Sulikowski J. (in press) Identification of potential wintering habitat for threatened Atlantic Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) in Saco Bay, Maine. Endangered Species Research.

Weissman, A., Mandelman, J. W., Rudders, D. B., Sulikowski, J. A. The effect of capture and handling stress in Lophius americanus in the scallop dredge fishery. Conservation Physiology.

Hayne, A.H.P., G.R. Poulakis, J.C. Seitz, and J.A. Sulikowski. 2018. Preliminary age estimates of female southern stingrays (Hypanus americanus) from southwestern Florida, USA. Gulf and Caribbean Research. 

Hodgdon, C.T., Tennenhouse, C., Koh, W., Fox, J., & Sulikowski, J. 2018. Shortnose Sturgeon of the Saco River Estuary: Assessment of a Unique Habitat. Shortnose Sturgeon of the Saco River Estuary: Assessment of a Unique Habitat. Journal of Applied Ichthyology.

Prohaska BK, Tsang PCW, Driggers, WB III, Hoffmayer ER, Wheeler CR, Sulikowski JA. Effects of delayed phlebotomy on plasma steroid hormone concentrations in two elasmobranch species. J Appl Ichthyol. 2018;00:1–6. https://doi.org/10.1111/jai.13700

Wheeler CR, Novak AJ, Wippelhauser GS, Sulikowski JA. 2018.  Validity of an external sex determination method in Atlantic Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus). Journal of Applied Ichthyology.

2017 publications

Bricelj, V.M.; Kraeuter, J.N., and Flimlin, G., 2017. Status and trends of hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, populations in a coastal lagoon ecosystem, Barnegat Bay–Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey.    In: Buchanan, G.A.; Belton, T.J., and Paudel, B. (eds.), A Comprehensive Assessment of Barnegat Bay–Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 78, pp. 205–253. Coconut Creek (Florida)

Knotek, R.K., Rudders, D.B., Mandelman, J.W., Benoît, H.P., Sulikowski, J.A. 2017. The survival of rajids discarded in the New England scallop dredge fisheries. J. Fish. Research.

Himes A, Balschi WS, Pelletier G, Frederich M (2017) Color-phase specific ion regulation of the European green crab, Carcinus maenas, in an oscillating salinity environment. Journal of Shellfish Research, 36(2): 465-479.

Kunkel JG , M Rosa, A Bahadur. (2017). 3D-Xray-tomography of American lobster shell structure: An overview. Fisheries Research  186, Part 1: 372-382.

Sulikowski J.A, Benoît H.P., Capizzano, W.C., Knotek R.J., Mandelman J.W.,  Platz, T., and Rudders D.B.,  2017. Evaluating the Condition and Discard Mortality of Winter Skate, Leucoraja ocellata, Following Capture and Handling in the Atlantic Monkfish (Lophius americanus) Sink Gillnet Fishery. J. Fish. Research.

St-Gelais  A.T., Aeppli C., Burnell C. A., Costa-Pierce, B. A. (2017). Non-dioxin like polychlorinated biphenyl indicator congeners in Northwest Atlantic spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias). Marine Pollution Bulletin. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.05.001)

Dzieweczynski, Teresa L. and Greaney, Nicole E. 2017. Sex and dose-dependent effects of an estrogen mimic on boldness in threespine stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus, from an anadromous population. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2017.9.013)

2016 publications

Costa-Pierce, B.A.  2016. Ocean foods ecosystems for planetary survival in the Anthropocene, p. 301-320. In: E.M. Binder (ed.)  World Nutrition Forum: Driving the Protein Economy. Erber AG, Austria. 368pp. http://www.biomin.net

Slater, M. A., P. A. Morgan, C. E. Tilburg, and S. E Travis, Environmental variables, not Allee effects, drive patch vigor in exotic Phragmites australis stands invading the Saco River Estuary, Maine, USA, Aquatic Biology, [in press]. 

St. Gelais, A. T., Chaves-Fonnegra, A. , Moulding A. L., Kosmynin, V. N., Gilliam, D. S.. (2016)  Siderastrea siderea spawning and oocyte resorption at high latitude. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development. 212-222.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07924259.2016.1194334.

St. Gelais, A. T., Chaves-Fonnegra, A., Brownlee, A. S., Kosmynin V. N., Moulding, A. L., Gilliam, D. S. (2016) Fecundity and sexual maturity of the coral Siderastrea siderea at high latitude along the Florida Reef Tract, USA. Invertebrate Biology. 135: 46-57. DOI: 10.1111/ivb.12115

Novak, A.J., A. E. Carlson, C. R. Wheeler, G.S. Wipplehauser, and J. A. Sulikowski. 2016. Critical foraging habitat of Atlantic Sturgeon based on feeding habits, prey distribution, and movement patterns in the Saco River estuary, Maine. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.

Wheeler CR, Novak AJ, Wipplehauser GS, Sulikowski JA (2016) Using circulating reproductive hormones for sex determination of Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) in the Saco River estuary, Maine. Conserv Physiol 

Smith, K. M., Byron, C. J., & Sulikowski, J. A. 2016. Modeling Predator-Prey Linkages of Diadromous Fishes in an Estuarine Food Web. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science. 8: (In Press)

Byron, C.J., Morgan, A. 2016. Potential role of spiny dogfish in gray and harbor seal diets in the Gulf of Maine. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 550:249-270.

Kelly E. Pennoyer, Anthony R. Himes, Markus Frederich (2016) Effects of sex and color phase on ion regulation in the invasive European green crab, Carcinus maenas. Marine Biology 163(6), 1-15. DOI 10.1007/s00227-016-2910-2

Moriarty, P.E., Byron, C.J., Pershing, A.J., Stockwell, J.D., Xue, H. 2016.   Predicting migratory paths of post-smolt Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Marine Biology 163(74): 11pgs.

Chapman, E.J., Childers, D.L., and Vallino J.J. 2016. How the Second Law of Thermodynamics has informed ecosystem ecology through its history. BioScience 66: 27-39.

St. Gelais, A. and Costa-Pierce, B - Mercury concentrations in Northwest Atlantic winter-caught, male spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias): A geographic mercury comparison and risk-reward framework for human consumption. Marine Pollution Bulletin 102 (2016), pp. 199-205 DOI information: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.12.009


Kunkel JG, M Rosa*, A Bahadur. (2015). Toward a modern interpretation of the American lobster shell using X-ray tomography. The Lobster Newsletter 28(2):19-21.

Kunkel JG. (2015). My Adventure Volunteering on NOAA Ships. Fisheries 40(8):360-361.

Munroe, D., J. Kraeuter, B. Beal, K. Chew, M. Luckenbach, and C.P. Peterson. 2015.  Clam predator protection is effective and necessary for food production.  Mar. Poll. Bull. 100:47-52.

McDermott, J.J. and J. N. Kraeuter.  2015.  Occurrence of first crab instars of the Atlantic ghost crab Ocypode quadrata (Decapoda: Brachyura:  Ocypodidae) along the coast of Maine; USA.  Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 128:98-102.

Byron, C.J., Tennenhouse, C. 2015. Commonality in structure among food web networks. Network Biology. 5(4):146-162.

Byron, C.J., Jin, D., Dalton, T.M. 2015. An integrated ecological-economic modeling framework for the sustainable management of oyster farming. Aquaculture. 447: 15-22.

Munroe, D., Kraeuter, J., Beal, B., Chew, K., Luckenbach, M. and Peterson, C.P. 2015. Clam predator protection is effective and necessary for food production. Marine Pollution Bulletin 100: 47–52.

Rudnicky, B. R.*, Smith, K. M., and Sulikowski, J. A. 2015. First Observation of YOY Paralichthys dentatus (Summer Flounder) in a Southern Maine Estuary. Accepted.  North East. Nat. 

Yund,P. O., C. E. Tilburg, and M. A. McCartney, Across-shelf distribution of Mytilus edulis and M. trossulus larvae in the northern Gulf of Maine: Consequences for population connectivity and a species range boundary, Royal Society Open Science, [accepted], 2015.

Goodchild, C.G., Frederich, M., Zeeman, S.I. 2015. AMP-activated protein kinase is a biomarker of energy status in freshwater mussels exposed to municipal effluents. Science of the Total Environment: (512:201-209).

Goodchild, C.G., Frederich, M., Zeeman, S.I. 2015. Is altered behavior linked to cellular energy regulation in a freshwater mussel (Elliptio complanata) exposed to triclosan? Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology- Part C: (179:150-157).

Tilburg, C. E., L. M. Jordan, A. E. Carlson, S. I. Zeeman, and P. O. Yund, 2015 The effects of precipitation, river discharge, land use and coastal circulation on water quality in coastal Maine, Royal Society Open Science, (in press).

Meserve, M.M., Ono, K.A., Perlut, N.G. Brood Provisioning and Nest Survival of Ardea herodias (Great Blue Heron) in Maine. Northeast Naturalist 22: (in press)

Thomas, A., Ono, K. Diving Related Changes in the Blood Oxygen Stores of Rehabilitating Harbor Seal Pups (Phoca vitulina). PLOS ONE: (in press)

Knotek, R.J., Gill, S.M., Rudders, D.B., Mandelman, J.W., Benoît, H.P., Sulikowski, J.A. 2015. The development of a low cost refrigerated flow-through seawater system for at-sea estimation of post-release mortality. Fisheries Research (in press).

Bloodsworth, K.H., Tilburg, C.E. Yund, P.O. Influence of a river plume of the distribution of brachyuran crab and mytilid bivalve larvae in Saco Bay, Maine. Estuaries and Coasts. In press.

Morgan, A. C., and Sulikowski., J.A. 2015. The role of spiny dogfish in the Northeast United States continental shelf ecosystem and how it has changed over time. Accepted Mar. and Fresh. Res.

Aronson, R.B., Frederich, M.; Price, R.; Thatje, S., (2015) Prospects for the Return of Shell-Crushing Crabs to Antarctica. Journal of Biogeography 42, 1–7 DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12414

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