My research is grounded in marine ecology and integrates and interdisciplinary approach. Research disciplines include aquaculture, fisheries and coastal management. Previous projects have been based in freshwater, estuarine and marine habitats including temperate lakes, Atlantic rocky shorelines, temperate barrier-beach lagoons, tropical coral reefs and Pacific glacial fjords. I enjoy working on projects that look at biotic and abiotic dynamics and interactions as they apply to conservation and/or social development issues. My current research focuses on sustainable ecological aquaculture and food web dynamics in Maine's coastal waters.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Massachusetts-Boston
University of Rhode Island
Board Certifications and Licenses
SCUBA Rescue Diver
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Ecological Approaches to Acquaculture
Fish Ecology & Fisheries
Marine Food Web Dynamics
- Ecological and social carrying capacity for aquaculture
- Modeling food web dynamics
- Detrital contribution to bivalve shellfish nutrition and estuarine food webs
- Use of stable isotopes and lipids to characterize food web interactions
Byron, C.J. and Costa-Pierce, B.A. 2013. Carrying capacity tools for use in the implementation of an ecosystems approach to aquaculture. In L.G. Ross, T.C. Telfer, L. Falconer, D. Soto, & J. Aguilar-Manjarrez eds. Site selection and carrying capacity for inland and coastal aquaculture. FA0/Institute of Aquaculture, University of Sterling, Expert Workshop, 6-8 December 2010. Stirling, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings No. 21. Rome, FAO. 46 pp.
Byron, C.J., Burke, B. 2014. Salmon ocean migration models suggest a variety of population-specific strategies. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 24(3):737-756.
Byron, C.J. 2014. Aquaculture. Encyclopedia of Natural Resources. Taylor & Francis. New York, NY.
Byron, C.J., Pershing, A., Stockwell, J., Xue, H., Kocik, J. 2014. Migration model of post-smolt Atlantic salmon: growth and survival in the Gulf of Maine. Fisheries Oceanography. 23(2):172-189
Byron, C.J., Tennenhouse, C. 2015. Commonality in structure among food web networks. Network Biology. 5(4):146-162.
Filgueira, R., Byron, C.J., Comeau, L.A., Costa-Pierce, B., Cranford, P.J., Ferreira, J.G., Guyondet, T., Jansen, H.M., Landry, T., McKindsey, C.W., Petersen, J.K., Reid, G.K., Robinson, S.M.C., Smaal, A., Sonier, R., Strohmeier, T. (abc order). 2015. An integrated ecosystem approach for assessing the potential role of cultivated bivalve shells as part of the carbon trading system. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 518:281-287
Byron, C.J., Dalton, T., Jin, D. 2015. An integrated ecological-economic modeling framework for the sustainable management of oyster farming. Aquaculture. 447:15-22.
Moriarty, P.*, Byron, C.J., Pershing, A., Stockwell, J., Xue, H. 2016. Predicting migratory paths of post-smolt Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Marine Biology. 163:74
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. doi: 10.3354/meps11718
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. 476-491. DOI: 10.1080/19425120.2016.1194920
Callier, M., Byron, C.J., Bengtson, D, Cranford, P., Cross, S., Focken, U., Jansen, H., Kamermans, P., Kiessling, A., Landry, T., O’Biern, F., Petersson, E., Rheault, R.B., Strand, O., Sundell, K, Svasand, T., Wilfors, G, McKindsey, C.W. 2017. Attraction and repulsion of mobile wild organisms to finfish and shellfish aquaculture: a review. Reviews in Aquaculture. 1-26. doi: 10.1111/raq.12208
Outeiro, L.*, Byron, C.J., R. Angelini. 2018. Ecosystem maturity as a proxy of mussel aquaculture carrying capacity in Ria de Arousa (NW Spain): a food web modelling perspective. Marine Ecology Progress Series. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.06.043
Chapman, E.*, Byron, C.J. 2018. The flexible application of carrying capacity in ecology. Global Ecology and Conservation. 13 e00365. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2017.e00365
Kluger, L.C., Filgueira, R., Byron, C.J. 2019. Using media analysis to scope priorities in social carrying capacity assessments: A global perspective. Marine Policy 99: 252-261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.10.042