Contact Information


David Lenox Taylor, Ph.D.
Professor of Marine Biology
Roger Williams University
Marine & Natural Sciences, Office 239
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809

Phone: 401-254-3759
Fax: 401-254-3310
Email: dtaylor@rwu.edu

 
 
 
 
 
Education
 
University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, Rhode Island
Doctorate in Oceanography
Major advisor: Dr. Jeremy S. Collie
 
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
Masters of Science in Marine Science
Major advisor: Dr. David B. Eg
gleston
 
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Biology
Major advisor: Dr. Daniel Hoffman

 
 
 
 
Experience
 

Professor, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI (July 2017 - present)
Associate Professor, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI (July 2011 - June 2017)
Assistant Professor, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI (July 2005 - June 2011)
Research interests: Fisheries ecology, Predator-prey dynamics, Environmental toxicology, Finfish habitat restoration
Courses: Biology I, Biology II, Fisheries Science, Ichthyology, Marine Vertebrate Zoology, Neotropical Marine Biology, Oceanography

AquaVet, Program in Aquatic Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine (program held at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI) (Summers 2011 - 2017)
Classes: Fish taxonomy (lecture), Fish anatomy (lecture and laboratory)

Postdoctoral Associate, Rutgers University, Tuckerton, NJ (June 2004 - June 2005)
Cohort dynamics and patterns of juvenile recruitment of bluefish
Advisor: Dr. Kenneth W. Able

Adjunct Professor, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI (January 2003 - May 2003)
Courses: Invertebrate Zoology

Doctorate in Oceanography, URI, GSO (Graduated December 2003)
Effects of water temperature on predator-prey interaction between sand shrimp and early life stages of winter flounder

Environmental Careers Organization, Narragansett, RI (May 2003 - May 2004)
Collaborative project with Environmental Protection Agency, Atlantic Ecology Division; assessing habitat suitability of Mount Hope Bay, RI for juvenile winter flounder

URI/NOAA Cooperative Marine Education and Research, URI, GSO (January 2002 - January 2004)
Cooperative research program with National Marine Fisheries Service, Behavioral Ecology Branch, Sandy Hook Bay, NJ; examination of crustacean impact on juvenile winter flounder year-class strength and recruitment

Research Assistant in Geographic Information System, URI, GSO (September 2001 - December 2001)
GIS habitat mapping of commercially valuable demersal fish species along northwestern Atlantic as a function of abiotic parameters

Research Assistant in Marine Benthic Ecology, URI, GSO (September 2001 - December 2001)
Impact of fishing gear on marine invertebrate populations in Georges Bank; identification and enumeration of preserved specimens from research cruises

Aquatic Field Ecologist, Applied Science Associates, Narragansett, RI (April 2001 - May 2004)
Monthly freshwater fish electroshock and seine survey in Blackstone River, RI

Research Assistant in Marine Fish and Invertebrate Ecology, URI, GSO (September 1999 - September 2001)
Fish trawl assistant for GSO Bottom-Trawl Survey aboard R/V Cap'n Bert; quantitative sampling and data management of fish and invertebrate populations in Narragansett Bay, RI

Masters of Science in Marine Science, North Carolina State University (Graduated May 1999)
Effects of episodic hypoxia on interspecific predator-prey interaction between blue crab and an infaunal clam

Research Assistant in Benthic Ecology, North Carolina State University (August 1997 - May 1999)
Evaluation of population structure and abundance of blue crab as a function of recruitment success and habitat selection within coastal areas of North Carolina

Woods Hole Marine Science Consortium Intern, Woods Hole, MA (Summer 1997)
Effects of salinity on sediment nitrogen cycling, including ratio of free to exchangeable ammonium in sediments, inorganic nitrogen fluxes across sediment-water interface, and denitrification

Honors Thesis for Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Biology, Bucknell University (April 1997)
Larval development and settlement of the marine polychaete Chaetopterus variopedatus; examination of possible inducers to settlement and metamorphosis

Research Assistant in Ichthyology, Bucknell University (Summer 1995)
Morphological examination of skeletal structure of family Cichlidae attempting to identify newly established species, Lake Peten, Guatemala

 
 
 
 

 

 
Research Interests
 
  Anthropogenic impacts on marine and estuarine fisheries
   
  Climate change effects on species spatial and temporal distribution patterns
   
  Environmental toxicology; mercury-selenium dynamics in coastal fisheries
   
  Fish and invertebrate behavioral ecology and physiology
   
  Fish and shellfish habitat restoration
   
  Fish population dynamics
   
  Otolith microstructure analysis of early-stage fish
   
  Recruitment dynamics and early life history of fish
   
  Trophic interactions and predator-prey dynamics in marine and estuarine systems
 
   
 
 
 
 
Current Research Projects
 

(1) Mercury contaminants in commercial and recreational finfish of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

 

In this study, chemical analyses are being conducted and ecological models are being developed to predict mercury (Hg) contamination in edible fishes of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Hg is widely recognized as one of the most widespread and toxic environmental contaminants that adversely affects human health. Hg exposure, for example, has been linked to neurological and cardiovascular disorders, immune deficiencies, and reproductive deficits in humans. Consumption of contaminated fish and shellfish is the most important mechanism by which humans are exposed to Hg.

Environmental Hg is pervasive because it is distributed by local point sources and long-range atmospheric transport, after which Hg bioaccumulates in fish tissues through geochemical and ecological processes resulting in food web contamination. While human consumption advisories in response to Hg contaminants in fish have been developed on a site-specific basis for some freshwater areas, advisories regarding the consumption of marine fishes lack geographic specificity. The latter assumes that coastal fish contamination reflects large scale lifetime movement patterns rather than local Hg contamination. However, Hg contaminants in local marine fisheries may be predictable if causative factors are taken into account, e.g., spatial variation in Hg pollution from locally- and distantly-derived sources, dietary differences among fish species, and residence time within water bodies of interest.

Research based on marine ecology and environmental chemistry is necessary to support the development of spatially-explicit quantitative relationships between environmental Hg and contamination of estuarine and marine fishes. Such models provide the necessary link between environmental regulations limiting Hg and their efficacy in minimizing dietary exposure to fish Hg contamination. While this study focuses on a small geographic area, it serves as a model with important implications for U.S. coastal communities and regions of the Great Lakes where the residents are dependent on local fishery resources.

 
 
 
(2) Risks and benefits of consuming Rhode Island coastal marine fishes
 
   

Fish are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids (e.g., n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids; n-3 PUFAs) that provide numerous health benefits to human consumers, including lowering of blood cholesterol, reducing the incidence of heart disease, stroke, and pre-term delivery, and improving cognitive development. However, contaminant concentrations in some fish may be sufficiently high to adversely affect human health. For example, methylmercury (MeHg) is a toxic environmental contaminant that poses significant risk to human health, and exposure occurs mainly through dietary intake of contaminated fish. To minimize MeHg exposure, government agencies issue consumption advisories to inform the public of potential health risks of eating fish. The successful development and implementation of consumption advisories for marine fishes, however, are limited by several key factors. First, advisories focused on marine fish consumption lack geographic specificity, and thus, are possibly misguided and ineffective because they do not account for small-scale spatial variations in MeHg contamination. Second, national advisories emphasize fish species that are identified as high-risk for MeHg, and thus, there is sparse information for presumed low-risk species. This undermines health benefits provided by fish that pose little threat to the health of fish-consuming citizens. Third, there are limited available data on the co-occurrence of nutrients in fish tissue that mitigate or counteract MeHg toxicity, e.g., protective effects of selenium (Se) and the health benefits of dietary n-3 PUFAs, respectively.

This study examines inter- and intra-specific variations in mercury (Hg), Se, and fatty acid concentrations in coastal marine fishes of Rhode Island (RI), where local fisheries are important dietary resources for denizens of the state. Fish Hg data are incorporated into exposure assessment models to estimate human exposure to Hg due to local fish consumption. To evaluate the efficacy of this modeling approach, results are compared to national estimates of human Hg exposure and the reference dose established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Moreover, measurements of species-specific Se and fatty acid concentrations provide a synoptic examination of the health benefits provided by fish consumption. Acquiring these data will support public health risk-benefit assessments and management decisions related to the issuance of fish consumption advisories and guidelines.

 
   
 
(3) Temperature-mediated changes in the geographic distribution of juvenile summer flounder and blue crabs: Trophodynamic effects on local winter flounder populations
 
   

The summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) support lucrative fisheries throughout their geographic distribution. These temperate species mainly occupy estuarine and inner continental shelf waters, with maximal abundances occurring in the Middle-Atlantic Bight. Empirical data, however, note a recent northward shift in the distribution of juvenile summer flounder and adult blue crabs, such that their abundances have increased in southern New England estuaries, e.g., the Narragansett Bay (RI/MA, USA) and its associated tidal rivers and coastal ponds. Moreover, the apparent geographic range expansion of these species may be mediated by climate change, with potential implications to local food-web dynamics and benthic community structure.

The winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) have historically supported a premier fishery along the northeastern United States. There are continued concerns, however, because winter flounder populations have declined precipitously in southern New England since the early 1980's and have yet to rebound during the last three decades. Although overexploitation was paramount in their initial population decline, several other factors could continue to adversely affect winter flounder recruitment, and thus keep adult populations at depressed levels. The precipitous decline in winter flounder abundance in Narragansett Bay, for example, coincides with a significant warming trend in northern-temperate estuaries. Elevated temperatures, in turn, may intensify the predator-induced mortality of juvenile winter flounder by increasing the metabolism and consumption rate of local predators. Further, as previously discussed, subtle increases in temperature may cause a poleward shift in the distribution of more southerly-located species, including the summer flounder and blue crabs, resulting in a spatio-temporal overlap with juvenile winter flounder in the Bay and newly established competitive and/or predator-prey interactions. The decline in winter flounder abundance in Narragansett Bay, coupled with changes in climatic conditions, has raised the question of whether these previously overexploited stocks can recover in the face of altered trophic dynamics.

The principal objectives of this research are to examine the population dynamics and biotic interactions among winter flounder, summer flounder, and blue crabs, and evaluate how these relationships are affected by climate change. Further, this research performs a broader examination of each focal species impact on local food webs and benthic community structure.

 
   
 
(4) Habitat use and early life history characteristics of juvenile summer flounder in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
 
    Fish population size is positively correlated with the availability of nursery habitat that promotes growth and survival. Accordingly, measurements of juvenile fish abundance and growth are frequently used as indicators of habitat quality. Moreover, juvenile fish prefer habitats that afford maximum growth potential, provided that growth rates are habitat-specific. Predator-prey and competitive interactions, however, may affect fish habitat selection. Abiotic and biological factors that regulate habitat-specific growth of fish (e.g., temperature and prey resources) may also exhibit considerable spatial and temporal variability. Thus, determining habitat quality on the basis of fish population abundance and growth performance is difficult because associations between individuals and their habitat are complex. Nevertheless, an understanding of the processes underlying habitat selection of early life history stages of fish is important for identifying essential nursery habitat and ultimately determining the factors governing year-class strength and recruitment.

This study examines the habitat use and feeding ecology of juvenile summer flounder, Paralichthys dentatus, and winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus, in two tributaries of Narragansett Bay (Seekonk and Taunton Rivers). Habitat quality of each river is assessed by indices of fish abundance and species-specific growth rates. Biological and physical factors measured at each field site are then correlated with flounder abundance and growth to determine the mechanisms underlying habitat selection. Further, stomach content and stable isotope analyses are used to assess diet and trophic processes, respectively, and further evaluate interspecies competitive and/or predator-prey interactions.
 
 
(5) Assessing changes in coastal ecosystem engineers and associated communities in Narragansett Bay
 
  Habitat-forming seaweeds, such as intertidal rockweeds and subtidal kelps, are ecosystem engineers that form dynamic habitats in temperate environments. Changes in the distribution and abundance of these seaweeds can have dramatic consequences on reliant foods webs and overall ecosystem health. Moreover, the population dynamics of habitat-forming seaweeds are responsive to local (e.g., non-native species, nutrient pollution) and global (e.g., climate change) anthropogenic stressors. For example, recent anecdotal reports suggest that habitat-forming seaweeds have decreased in Southern New England coastal waters, including the Narragansett Bay Estuary, and this decline is likely mediated by climate change.

In this study, multi-institutional, interdisciplinary teams of researchers are assessing the current health of economically and ecologically important habitats in the Narragansett Bay Estuary by surveying the resident fish, invertebrate, and seaweed communities. The relevant biological communities are surveyed using a combination of traditional methods (e.g., random quadrat sampling) and novel video transect techniques at locations dominated by rockweed or kelp, for which historical records exist. By comparing the current seaweed and faunal communities with historical data collections, the researchers can identify large-scale changes in these habitats. Furthermore, the researchers can utilize long-term environmental data to analyze the drivers of ecosystem change in Narragansett Bay, which in turn allow forecasting of potential future changes in the face of local and global anthropogenic stressors.

The primary hypothesis of this study is that the abundance and species composition of coastal ecosystem engineers (i.e., rockweed and kelp) and their associated faunal communities in Rhode Island have shifted over time. The supporting objectives are fourfold: (1) Survey the fish, invertebrate, and seaweed communities by combining traditional methods (e.g., random quadrat sampling) with novel video transect techniques at locations dominated by rockweed or kelp habitats; (2) Quantify habitat quality through assessments of fish abundance, growth, and foraging ecology; (3) Determine changes in habitat-forming seaweeds and associated faunal communities by comparing new data with historical records; and (4) Examine the abiotic drivers of ecosystem changes using existing Narragansett Bay data.
 
   
 
(6) Mapping and characterizing fish habitat in Rhode Island and Block Island Sounds
 
    The immediate objective of this investigation is to obtain up-to-date and site-specific data on fisheries habitats of Rhode Island's coastal waters, including Rhode Island and Block Island Sounds. To this end, fisheries habitats are classified and mapped according to benthic habitat characteristics and site-specific fisheries data. A second objective of the study is to assess the functional importance of fish habitat to rebuilding fisheries stocks important to Southern New England. To meet these defined objectives, several sampling and computational techniques are utilized. First, photographic and video surveys are conducted over a broad range of habitat types, from which data are used to delineate habitat types and to assess fish and invertebrate abundance. Second, bottom trawling is used to measure habitat-specific fish abundance and size composition, as well as collect specimens for subsequent diet analysis. Finally, univariate and multivariate statistics are used to test for faunal differences among habitat types.

Traditional fishing areas in the Rhode Island coastal waters are currently being considered for multiple uses (e.g., fisheries, dredge-disposal sites, artificial reefs, aquaculture sites, and offshore wind turbines). This integrated spatial management planning attempts to identify appropriate habitat types that enhance the economic services derived from near-shore regions, while also minimizing the cumulative impacts on resident biota. As such, site-specific data on the functional significance of fisheries habitats are needed to guide spatial management planning. This study represents a comprehensive sampling of Rhode Island coastal waters that include all representative habitats. The direct products of this research will therefore contribute to spatial management planning and augment the limited field studies that are currently being conducted. Research results will also provide a baseline for measuring the cumulative effects of offshore development projects and contribute toward a basic understanding of fisheries ecosystem dynamics. In particular, this study provides a better understanding of: (1) the basis of fish-habitat relationships, (2) the functional role of different habitat types, and (3) the importance of benthic-pelagic coupling in supporting fish production.
 
(7) Implementing the use of reef-ball artificial structures for oyster enhancement and finfish habitat restoration in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
 
The oyster (Crassostrea virginica) has historically supported an extensive fishery in Narragansett Bay, accounting for the largest commercial fishery in Rhode Island during the early 1900s. Since peak levels, however, harvests have declined precipitously and have yet to rebound in nearly a century. For example, in 1999, the estimated standing crop biomass of oysters in the Bay was 8.4 metric tons soft tissue dry weight. This biomass represents a thousand-fold decrease in oyster production over the course of the 20th century. The collapse of oysters in the Bay has been attributed to several anthropogenic and natural perturbations. Nevertheless, the economic and ecological benefits provided by a sustainable oyster population in the Bay have led to substantial resources being allocated toward restoring the fishery in the state.

Concurrent with the loss of oysters in Narragansett Bay has been a decline in finfish. Decreased abundances are especially prevalent for fish whose life history patterns are integrated with that of the oyster, such as the tautog (Tautoga onitis). The tautog is a valuable resource in the Northwest Atlantic, ranking seventh in recreational landings with an average annual harvest of 5.4 million pounds. This species inhabits reef-like structures during all post-larval stages, with biogenic reefs providing shelter and access to food. The dependence of tautog on oyster beds makes the loss of these habitats a threat to the tautog resource. Recent stock assessments by the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) indicate that tautog numbers have declined fourfold over the last two decades. The loss of oyster beds in regions such as Narragansett Bay may account for the decline in tautog populations. The establishment of new "reef" habitat by artificial reef programs may be used to mitigate habitat degradation, and thus, restore finfish numbers to historical levels.

In Narragansett Bay, economic and ecologic incentives have stimulated the growth of oyster enhancement projects since 1995. These shellfish restoration efforts have been narrowly focused, however, and have failed to maximize the potential benefits of oyster enhancement on the recreation of structured habitat for marine fauna. To this end, we are examining the dual benefits of an innovative artificial reef structure (i.e., Reef Ball™) for the enhancement of native oyster populations and the restoring of finfish habitat. Reef Ball™ technology is an advanced reef rehabilitation system that is widely used in tropical and subtropical waters for coral propagation, tropical finfish habitat, mangrove plantings, oyster reef creation, and erosion control. Our research is designed as a small scale effort to investigate the application of Reef Ball™ technology for oyster and finfish habitat enhancement in Narragansett Bay. Results of this study will provide insight for launching larger scale oyster restoration activities, as well as determining the use of Reef Ball™ in creating artificial sport fishing and diving reefs and as a management tool to establish finfish and shellfish spawning sanctuaries.
 
     

 
(8) Cohort dynamics of juvenile bluefish in estuaries and ocean beaches of Rhode Island
 

The bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is a coastal marine species that is common in temperate and subtropical waters worldwide. Bluefish support extensive fisheries throughout their distribution, including the western North Atlantic where this species has historically accounted for the greatest catch by weight in the recreational fishery. Along the eastern coast of the United States, for example, bluefish landings in 1985 contributed to over 24% of the total marine recreational catch. Since the mid-1980s, however, landings in this area have declined precipitously and have yet to rebound in the last two decades. As a result, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission established bluefish as a priority research need, and further recommended that research provide a better understanding of the early life history and recruitment patterns of this species.

The purpose of this study is to analyze cohort dynamics of juvenile bluefish in estuaries and ocean beaches of Rhode Island, which in turn supports and expands current coast-wide stock assessments. First, temporal changes in young-of-the-year (YOY) bluefish cohort structure and recruitment in Narragansett Bay are being evaluated by the synthesis of historical information. Second, the use of select habitats (estuary versus ocean) is being evaluated by indices of bluefish abundance in Rhode Island coastal areas, including Narragansett Bay, as determined by seine surveys. Third, in an effort to better understand the mechanisms underlying habitat selection, bluefish abundance across estuarine and ocean beaches are being correlated with several abiotic and biological parameters measured at given sampling sites. This further entails the use of integrative indicators of juvenile bluefish growth (derived from length-frequency distributions) to evaluate spatio-temporal dynamics in habitat quality and the associated impact on habitat selection by this species.

 
     
 
 
 
 
Courses Taught
 
Biology I (BIO 103)
 
Biology I (BIO 103): Living Learning Community
 
  Biology II (BIO 104)
   
  Biology II (BIO 104): Living Learning Community
 
  Biology II Laboratory (BIO 104L)
 
Oceanography Laboratory (ENVS 104L)
 
Marine Vertebrate Zoology (BIO 220)
 
Marine Vertebrate Zoology Laboratory (BIO 220L)
 

Ichthyology (BIO 302)

 
  Ichthyology Laboratory (BIO 302L)
 
  Neotropical Marine Biology; Republic of Panama (BIO 305)
   
  Fisheries Science (BIO 332)
 
  Fish taxonomy and anatomy (AquaVet)
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
 
* Denotes Roger Williams University undergraduate student
 
  Taylor, D.L., M.M. Fehon*, K.J. Cribari*, and A.K. Scro* (2022) Blue crab Callinectes sapidus dietary habits and predation on juvenile winter flounder Pseudopleuronectes americanus in southern New England tidal rivers. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 681:145-167.
   
  Taylor, D.L. and M.M. Fehon* (2021) Blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) population structure in southern New England tidal rivers: Patterns of shallow-water, unvegetated habitat use and quality. Estuaries and Coasts. 44:1320-1343.
   
  Taylor, D.L., K.J. Cribari*, A. Scro* (2019) Piscivory in age-0 summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) with a focus on predator-induced mortality of post-settlement winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus). Marine Ecology Progress Series. 612:7-28.
  Feature Article
   
  Taylor, D.L. and N.M. Calabrese* (2018) Mercury content of blue crabs (Callinectes sapdius) in southern New England coastal habitats: Contamination in an emergent fishery and risks to human consumers. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 126:166-178.
   
  Taylor, D.L. and C.L. Gervasi* (2017) Feeding habits and dietary overlap between age-0 winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) and summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in southern New England tidal rivers. Fishery Bulletin. 115:167-185.

Taylor, D.L. and P.R. Williamson* (2017) Mercury contamination in Southern New England coastal fisheries and dietary habits of recreational anglers and their families: Implications to human health and issuance of consumption advisories. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 114:144-156.

Malek, A.J., J.S. Collie, and D.L. Taylor (2016) Dietary guilds and trophic structure of the fish community in Rhode Island Sound and Block Island Sound, US. Journal of Fish Biology. 89:1513-1536.

Taylor, D.L., J. McNamee, J. Lake, C.L. Gervasi*, and D.G. Palance* (2016) Juvenile winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) and summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) utilization of Southern New England nurseries: Comparisons among estuarine, tidal river, and coastal lagoon shallow-water habitats. Estuaries and Coasts. 39:1505-1525.

   
  Taylor, D.L. (2014) Biotic interactions between age-0 summer and winter flounder in New England tidal rivers. 14th Flatfish Biology Conference, December 3-4, 2014. Northeast Fisheries Science Center Reference Document 14-15, Abstract.

Scro, A.K.*, K.J. Cribari*, K.R. Markey, and D.L. Taylor (2014) Specificity and sensitivity of a PCR-based approach for detecting winter flounder in blue crab stomachs. 14th Flatfish Biology Conference, December 3-4, 2014. Northeast Fisheries Science Center Reference Document 14-15, Abstract.

Teffer, A.K., M.D. Staudinger, D.L. Taylor, and F. Juanes (2014) Trophic influences on mercury accumulation in top pelagic predators of southern New England. Marine Environmental Research 101:124-134.

 

Taylor, D.L., N.J. Kutil*, A.J. Malek, and J.S. Collie (2014) Mercury bioaccumulation in cartilaginous fishes from Southern New England coastal waters: Contamination from a trophic ecology and human health perspective. Marine Environmental Research. 99:20-33.

Piraino, M.*, and D.L. Taylor (2013) Assessment of nonlethal methods for predicting muscle tissue mercury concentrations in coastal marine fishes. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 65:715-723.

Taylor, D.L. and D. Palance* (2012) Historical abundance of juvenile summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in Rhode Island estuaries and tidal rivers. 13th Flatfish Biology Conference, December 4-5, 2012. Northeast Fisheries Science Center Reference Document 12-28, Abstract.

Taylor, D.L., J.C. Linehan*, D.W. Murray, and W.L. Prell (2012) Indicators of sediment and biotic mercury contamination in a southern New England estuary. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 64:807-819.

Szczebak, J.S.* and D.L. Taylor (2011) Ontogenetic patterns in bluefish Pomatomus saltatrix feeding ecology and the effect on mercury biomagnification. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 30:1447-1458.

Gervasi, C.*, and D.L. Taylor (2010) Abundance, growth, and diet of juvenile summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) in Narragansett Bay RI/MA. 12th Flatfish Biology Conference, December 1-2, 2010. Northeast Fisheries Science Center Reference Document 10-21, Abstract.

Payne, E.J.* and D.L. Taylor (2010) Effects of diet composition and trophic structure on mercury bioaccumulation in temperate flatfishes. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 58:431-443.

Piraino, M.P.* and D.L. Taylor (2009) Bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of mercury in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and tautog (Tautoga onitis) in the Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island, USA). Marine Environmental Research. 67:117-128.

Evers, D.C., R.P. Mason, N.C. Kamman, C.Y. Chen, A.L. Bogomolni, D.L. Taylor, C.R. Hammerschmidt, S.H. Jones, N.M. Burgess, K. Munney, and K. Parsons (2008) An integrated mercury monitoring program for temperate estuarine and marine ecosystems on the North American Atlantic coast. EcoHealth. 5:426-441.

Chen, C., A. Amirbahman, N. Fisher, G. Harding, C. Lamborg, D. Nacci, and D.L. Taylor (2008) Marine ecosystems: Spatial patterns and processes of production, bioaccumulation, and biomagnification. EcoHealth. 5:399-408.

Meng, L., D.L. Taylor, J. Serbst, and J.C. Powell (2008) Assessing habitat quality of Mount Hope Bay using growth, RNA:DNA, and feeding of caged juvenile winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus). Northeastern Naturalist. 15:35-56.

Payne, E.J.* and D.L. Taylor (2008) Mercury biomagnification and trophic transfer in temperate flatfishes. Eleventh Flatfish Biology Conference, December 3-4, 2008. Northeast Fisheries Science Center Reference Document 08-19, Abstract.

Taylor, D.L., R.S. Nichols, and K.W. Able (2007) Habitat selection and quality for multiple cohorts of young-of-the-year bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix): Comparisons between estuaries and ocean beaches in southern New Jersey. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 73:667-679.

Taylor, D.L., P.M. Rowe, and K.W. Able (2006) Habitat use of different ontogenetic stages of summer-spawned bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) in coastal regions of southern New Jersey. Fishery Bulletin. 104:593-604.

Taylor, D.L. and K.W. Able (2006) Cohort dynamics of summer-spawned bluefish as determined by length-frequency and otolith microstructure analysis. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 135:955-969.

Meng, L., D.L. Taylor, J. Serbst, and J.C. Powell (2006) Assessing habitat quality of Mount Hope Bay using growth, RNA:DNA, and feeding of caged juvenile winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus). Tenth Flatfish Biology Conference, November 29-30, 2006. Northeast Fisheries Science Center Reference Document 06-23, Abstract.

Taylor, D.L. (2005) Predatory impact of the green crab (Carcinus maenas) on post-settlement winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) as revealed by immunological dietary analysis. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 324:112-126.

Taylor, D.L. and D. Danila (2005) Predation on winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) eggs by the sand shrimp (Crangon septemspinosa). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 62:1611-1625.

Taylor, D.L. (2005) Predation on post-settlement winter flounder Pseudopleuronectes americanus by sand shrimp Crangon septemspinosa in 3 NW Atlantic estuaries. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 289:245-262.

Taylor, D.L. and M.A. Peck (2004) Daily energy requirements and trophic positioning of the sand shrimp Crangon septemspinosa. Marine Biology. 145:167-177.

Taylor, D.L. (2004) Immunological detection of winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) eggs and juveniles in the stomach contents of crustacean predators. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 301:55-73.

Taylor, D.L. (2004) Predatory impact of the green crab (Carcinus maenas) on post-settlement winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) as revealed by immunological dietary analysis. Ninth Flatfish Biology Conference, December 1-2, 2004. Northeast Fisheries Science Center Reference Document 04-13, Abstract.

Meng, L., D.L. Taylor, J. Serbst, and J.C. Powell (2004) Assessing habitat suitability of Mount Hope Bay using caged juvenile winter flounder. EPA Report. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division, Narragansett, RI.

Taylor, D.L. (2003) Size-dependent predation on post-settlement winter flounder Pseudopleuronectes americanus by sand shrimp Crangon septemspinosa. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 263:197-215.

Taylor, D.L. and J.S. Collie (2003) Effect of temperature on the functional response and foraging behavior of the sand shrimp Crangon septemspinosa preying on juvenile winter flounder Pseudopleuronectes americanus. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 263:217-234.

Taylor, D.L. and J.S. Collie (2003) A temperature and size-dependent model of sand shrimp (Crangon septemspinosa) predation on juvenile winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 60:1133-1148.

Taylor, D.L. (2002) Sand shrimp, Crangon septemspinosa, predation on juvenile winter flounder: Effect of temperature on predator functional response and foraging behavior. 8th Flatfish Biology Conference, December 10-11, 2002. Northeast Fisheries Science Center Reference Document 08-05h, Abstract

Taylor, D.L. and J.S. Collie (2001) Sampling the Bay over the long-term. Maritimes. 7-9.

Taylor, D.L. and D.B. Eggleston (2000) Effects of hypoxia on an estuarine predator-prey interaction: Foraging behavior and mutual interference in blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, and the infaunal clam prey, Mya arenaria. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 196:221-237.

Morlock, S., D. Taylor, A. Giblin, C. Hopkinson, and J. Tucker (1997) The effects of salinity on the fate of inorganic nitrogen in sediments of the Parker River Estuary, Massachusetts. Biological Bulletin. 193:290-292.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Dissertation & Theses
 

Taylor, D.L. (2003) Predation on the early life history stages of winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) by the sand shrimp (Crangon septemspinosa). Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, 376 pp.

Taylor, D.L. (1999) Effects of hypoxia on an estuarine predator-prey interaction: Foraging behavior and mutual interference in blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, and the infaunal clam prey, Mya arenaria. M.S. Thesis, North Carolina State University, 53 pp.

Taylor, D.L. (1997) Establishing the protocol for rearing the marine polychaete, Chaetopterus, under laboratory conditions: A study and discussion of larval development and possible inducers to settlement and metamorphosis. Honors Thesis for B.A. with Honors in Biology, Bucknell University, 38 pp.

   
 
 
 
 
 
Professional Presentations
 
  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North American 42nd Annual Meeting, Virtual Meeting (November 2021)
PFAS in archived samples and contemporary marine biota from Rhode Island, USA (M.L. Hedgespeth presenter)
   
  Northeast Algal Society 58th Annual Symposium, Salem, MA (April 2019)
Assessing changes in coastal ecosystem engineers and associated communites in Narragansett Bay (L. Green-Gavrielidis presenter)
   
  Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation 24th Biennial Conference, Providence, RI (November 2017)
Mercury bioaccumulation in estuarine food webs with different nitrogen loads (J. Fleming presenter)
   
  Flatfish Biology Conference, Westbrook, CT (December 2014)
Biotic interactions between age-0 summer and winter flounder in New England tidal rivers
 

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North American 32nd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (November 2011)
Mercury and selenium relationships in local fisheries

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North American 32nd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (November 2011)
Habitat effects on mercury bioaccumulation in black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

Northeast Regional Meeting of IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence, Newport, RI (August 2011)
Mercury in the sediments of the Narragansett Bay estuary (Rhode Island, USA): Contamination from a historical and spatial perspective

Northeast Regional Meeting of IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence, Newport, RI (August 2011)
Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranchs

Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Providence, RI (July 2010)
Ontogenetic patterns in bluefish Pomatomus saltatrix feeding ecology and the effect on mercury biomagnification

NIH/NCRR 3rd Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington DC (June 2010)
Indicators of environmental and biological mercury contamination in the Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island, USA)

North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Narragansett, RI (June 2010)
Indicators of environmental and biological mercury contamination in the Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island, USA)
"Highlighted Poster" during the Environmental Science and Public Health Scientific Session

Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Bristol, RI (January 2009)
Mercury exposure for Rhode Island residents consuming local fishery resources

Flatfish Biology Conference, Westbrook, CT (November 2008)
Mercury biomagnification and trophic transfer in temperate flatfishes

NIH/NCRR 2nd Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington DC (August 2008)
Mercury exposure for Rhode Island residents consuming local fishery resources
"Highlighted Poster" during the Community Based Research Scientific Session

NIH/NCRR 2nd Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington DC (August 2008)
Mercury bioaccumulation and trophic transfer in estuarine fish of Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island, USA)

Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Storrs, CT (June 2008)
Mercury bioaccumulation in benthic and pelagic estuarine fishes relative to their nitrogen and carbon isotope signatures

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Bar Harbor, ME (June 2008)
Stable isotope analysis reveals differences in mercury bioaccumulation rates in benthic versus pelagic estuarine food webs

Marine Benthic Ecology Meeting, Providence, RI (April 2008)
Trophic transfer of mercury in a benthic versus pelagic food web as revealed by stable isotope analysis

Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI (November 2007)
Bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of mercury in bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

Estuarine Research Federation, Providence, RI (November 2007)
Bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of mercury in bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

Northeast Regional Meeting of IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence and Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence, Burlington, VT (August 2007)
Bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of mercury in bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2007 Annual Summer Retreat, Kingston, RI (August 2007)
Bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of mercury in bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Kingston, RI (June 2007)
Bioaccumulation of total mercury in bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Bristol, RI (June 2007)
Bioaccumulation of total mercury in bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

Rhode Island Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence & IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Symposium, Providence, RI (May 2007)
Bioaccumulation of total mercury in bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2007 Annual Winter Retreat, Newport, RI (January 2007)
Mercury concentrations in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

Flatfish Biology Conference, Westbrook, CT (November 2006)
Assessing habitat suitability of Mount Hope Bay using growth, RNA:DNA, and feeding of caged juvenile winter flounder

American Fisheries Society, 136th Annual Meeting, Lake Placid, NY (September 2006)
Cohort dynamics of summer-spawned bluefish as determined by length-frequency and otolith microstructure analyses

Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Fall River, MA (June 2006)
Cohort dynamics of summer-spawned bluefish as determined by length-frequency and otolith microstructure analyses

Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2006 Annual Summer Retreat, West Greenwich, RI (June 2006)
Mercury contaminants in commercial and recreational finfish of Narragansett Bay, RI

Flatfish Biology Conference, Westbrook, CT (December 2004)
Predatory impact of the green crab (Carcinus maenas) on post-settlement winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) as revealed by immunological dietary analysis

American Fisheries Society, 133rd Annual Meeting, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (August 2003)
Predation of winter flounder eggs by the sand shrimp Crangon septemspinosa

New England Estuarine Research Society/Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Joint Meeting, Fairhaven, MA (May 2003)
Predation of winter flounder eggs by the sand shrimp Crangon septemspinosa in Mt. Hope Bay

Marine Benthic Ecology Meeting, Groton, CT (March 2003)
Predation of winter flounder eggs by the sand shrimp Crangon septemspinosa

Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Auburn, MA (January 2003)
Sand shrimp Crangon septemspinosa size-selective predation on post-settled winter flounder

Flatfish Biology Conference, Westbrook, CT (December 2002)
Sand shrimp Crangon septemspinosa predation on juvenile winter flounder: Effect of temperature on predator functional response and foraging behavior

International Symposium on Flatfish Ecology, Isle of Man, United Kingdom (November 2002)
Evidence of sand shrimp predation on juvenile winter flounder from three northwestern Atlantic estuaries

New England Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Groton, CT (October 2002)
Sand shrimp predation on juvenile winter flounder across a latitudinal gradient

American Fisheries Society, 132nd Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD (August 2002)
Detecting juvenile winter flounder in the stomachs of invertebrate predators with the Öuchterlony double-diffusion immunoassay
Winner of Outstanding Student Paper

Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Bristol, RI (June 2002)
Evidence of sand shrimp predation on juvenile winter flounder from three northwestern Atlantic estuaries
Winner of Saul B. Saila Best Student Paper Award

New England Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Bar Harbor, ME (May 2002)
Detecting juvenile winter flounder in the stomachs of invertebrate predators with the Öuchterlony immunoassay
Winner of Bostwick H. Ketchum Best Graduate Student Paper Award

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Portland, ME (April 2002)
Detecting juvenile winter flounder in the stomachs of invertebrate predators with the Öuchterlony immunoassay
Winner of Best Student Paper Award

Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Groton, CT (January 2002)
Detecting juvenile winter flounder in the stomachs of invertebrate predators with the Öuchterlony double-diffusion immunoassay
Winner of Saul B. Saila Best Student Paper Award

New England Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Block Island, RI (Nov 2000)
Effects of increased water temperature on sand shrimp predation on young-of-the-year winter flounder prey: A proposal

New England Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Portland, ME (May 2000)
Effects of hypoxia on an estuarine predator-prey interaction

Atlantic Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Gloucester Point, VA (April 1999)
Effects of hypoxia on an estuarine predator-prey interaction

Marine Benthic Ecology Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA (March 1999)
Effects of hypoxia on an estuarine predator-prey interaction

Atlantic Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Beaufort, NC (March 1998)
The effects of salinity on the fate of inorganic nitrogen in sediments of the Parker River Estuary, Massachusetts

Marine Biological Laboratory Scientific Meeting, Woods Hole, MA (August 1997)
The effects of salinity on the fate of inorganic nitrogen in sediments of the Parker River Estuary, Massachusetts

 
 
 
 
Invited Addresses
 
  Roswell S. Bosworth, Jr. Lecture, Bristol, RI (February 2019)
Mercury contamination in local fisheries and risks to human consumers
   
  Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow Keynote Lecture, Newport, RI (July 2015)
Mercury contamination in local fisheries and risks to human consumers
   
  Roger Williams University Shellfish Reception, Bristol, RI (November 2014)
Mercury in marine fishes of Rhode Island
 

Rotary Club of Barrington and Warren, Warren, RI (November 2013)
Mercury in marine fishes of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island, College of Continuing Studies, Providence, RI (March 2013)
Mercury in estuarine fishes of Rhode Island

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atlantic Ecology Division Seminar Series, Narragansett, RI (May 2012)
An ecologist's perspective on mercury contamination in Narragansett Bay

Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2011 Annual Winter Retreat, Providence, RI (February 2011)
Fate of mercury contaminants in the Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

Southern Connecticut State University, 6th Annual Long Island Sound Seminar Series, New Haven, CT (March 2009)
Mercury in estuarine fishes of Rhode Island

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (November 2007)
Bioaccumulation of total mercury in estuarine fishes from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

From Local to Global: The Rhode Island Model for Harnessing Wind Power Worldwide, Narragansett, RI (April 2007)
Wind power impact on wildlife (moderator and session coordinator)

Mercury Workshop, Durham, NH (November 2006)
Fate and bioavailability of mercury in aquatic ecosystems and effects on human exposure

Bluefish Research Coordination Workshop, New Brunswick, NJ (February 2005)
(1) Recruitment dynamics of bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix): Coastwide patterns of juvenile recruitment
(2) Cohort dynamics of summer-spawned bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix, as determined by length- frequency and otolith microstructure analysis

Narragansett Bay Chapter of the Military Officer's Association of America, Wakefield, RI (March 2004)
The past, present, and future health of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island Colloquium, Kingston, RI (February 2004)
Crangonid shrimp predation on the early-life history stages of winter flounder

Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole, MA (April 2003)
Sand shrimp predation on post-settled flounder: Analyzing predator stomach contents with immunoassays

Savannah State University, Savannah, GA (January 2003)
Immunological detection of juvenile flounder in the stomach contents of predatory shrimp

James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, Sandy Hook, NJ (October 2002)
Sand shrimp Crangon septemspinosa predation on juvenile winter flounder

Millstone Environmental Laboratory, Ecological Advisory Meeting, Waterford, CT (May 2002)
Detecting invertebrate predation on the early life stages of winter flounder with the Öuchterlony immunoassay

Friends of Oceanography Breakfast Seminar, Narragansett, RI (October 2000)
Crabs or clams: Who benefits under low oxygen conditions?

 
 
 
 
Grants & Acquired Funding
 
  Rhode Island Coastal Ecology Assessment, Innovation & Modeling (RI C-AIM) RWU Faculty Summer Research Grant (D. Taylor) (Awarded June 2021)
Modeling spatial-temporal dynamics of a persistent contaminant in Rhode Island inshore and coastal fisheries
   
  Rhode Island Coastal Ecology Assessment, Innovation & Modeling (RI C-AIM) RWU Faculty Summer Research Grant (D. Taylor) (Awarded June 2020)
Assessing changes in coastal ecosystem engineers and associated communities in Narragansett Bay
   
  Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National Collage Grants Program (T. Scott, D. Taylor et al.) (Awarded March 2020)
Pittcon YSI Grant
   
  Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Marine Fisheries Cooperative Agreement (D. Taylor) (Awarded July 2019)
Assessing mercury contamination of common marine recreational finfish species of Rhode Island and adjacent waters
   
  NSF Rhode Island Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Faculty Research Support (D. Taylor) (Awarded June 2019)
Assessing changes in coastal ecosystem engineers and associated communities in Narragansett Bay
   
  Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council, RI Research Alliance Collaborative Grant Award (C. Thornber; D. Taylor sub-award) (Awarded May 2018)
Assessing changes in coastal ecosystem engineers and associated communities in Narragansett Bay
   
  Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council, RI Research Alliance Collaborative Grant Award (R. Robinson; D. Taylor sub-award) (Awarded May 2018)
Exploring the capabilities of a new benthic lander system for investigating sediment biogeochemical exchange: A critical boundary condition for ecosystem modeling in Narragansett Bay
   
  NSF Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (T. Scott, D. Taylor et al.) (Awarded September 2016)
Expanding access to marine research and training in Narragansett Bay
   
  NSF Rhode Island Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Faculty Research Support (D. Taylor) (Awarded June 2016)
Temperature-mediated changes in blue crab abundance in the Narragansett Bay and its trophodynamic effect on winter flounder populations
   
  NSF Rhode Island Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Faculty Research Support (D. Taylor) (Awarded June 2015)
Temperature-mediated changes in blue crab abundance in the Narragansett Bay and its trophodynamic effect on winter flounder populations
   
  NIH/NCRR INBRE: Rhode Island Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Student Training Grant (D. Taylor) (Awarded May 2015)
Risks and benefits of consuming Rhode Island coastal marine fishes
   
  Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council, RI Research Alliance Collaborative Grant Award (B. Fox-Kemper; D. Taylor sub-award) (Awarded February 2015)
Pushing to new limits for models of RI Bays and Sounds
   
  NSF Rhode Island Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Faculty Research Support (D. Taylor) (Awarded June 2014)
Biotic interactions between blue crabs and age-0 winter flounder: Is climate change altering estuarine food-web dynamics?
   
  NIH/NCRR INBRE: Rhode Island Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Student Training Grant (D. Taylor) (Awarded May 2014)
Mercury and selenium concentrations in coastal marine fishes
   
  Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (J. Collie and J. King; D. Taylor sub-award) (Awarded September 2013)
Southern New England Cooperative Ventless Trap Survey
   
  Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council, RI Research Alliance Collaborative Grant Award (D. Taylor and J. Collie) (Awarded May 2013)
Temperature-mediated changes in Rhode Island's benthic community: What are the implications to local food webs and fisheries?
   
NIH/NCRR INBRE: Rhode Island Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Student Training Grant (D. Taylor) (Awarded May 2013)
Mercury and selenium concentrations in Rhode Island estuarine and coastal fishes

Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Foundation, RI Recreational Fishing Advancement Grant (D. Taylor) (Awarded February 2013)
Mercury contamination in scup from Rhode Island waters

NSF Rhode Island Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Faculty Research Support (D. Taylor) (Awarded September 2012)
Temperature-mediated changes in blue crab abundance in the Narragansett Bay and its trophodynamic effect on winter flounder populations

Coastal Vision (D. Taylor) (Awarded September 2012)
Diet analysis of flounder and gadids from Rhode Island/Block Island Sound

NSF Rhode Island Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Faculty Research Support (D. Taylor) (Awarded June 2012)
Temperature-mediated changes in the geographic distribution of juvenile summer flounder and its trophodynamic effect on local winter flounder populations

NIH/NCRR INBRE: Rhode Island Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Student Training Grant (D. Taylor) (Awarded May 2012)
Mercury contamination in Rhode Island estuarine and coastal fisheries

Southern New England Collaborative Research Initiative (J. Collie, J. King, and D. Taylor) (Awarded June 2010)
Mapping and characterizing fish habitat in Rhode Island's transitional seas

NIH/NCRR INBRE: Rhode Island Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (D. Taylor) (Awarded May 2009)
Fate of mercury contaminants in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Awarded May 2008)
Oyster restoration in Town Pond, Portsmouth, RI

Nature Conservancy (D. Taylor) (Awarded September 2006)

Implementing the use of reef-ball artificial structures for oyster enhancement and finfish habitat restoration in Narragansett Bay, RI

NIH/NCRR INBRE: Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology (D. Taylor) (Awarded January 2006)
Mercury contaminants in commercial and recreational finfish of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

URI/NOAA Cooperative Marine Education and Research (J. Collie, M. Fabrizio, and D. Taylor) (Awarded January 2002)
Effects of water temperature on sand shrimp predation on juvenile winter flounder

Graduate School of Oceanography Alumni Award (D. Taylor) (Awarded February 2001)
Immunological detection of winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus, eggs and juveniles in the stomach contents of crustacean predators

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid Research Program (D. Taylor) (Awarded February 2001)
Immunological detection of winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus, eggs and juveniles in the stomach contents of crustacean predators

Graduate School of Oceanography Alumni Award (D. Taylor) (Awarded November 2000)
Effect of temperature on the functional response and foraging behavior of the sand shrimp, Crangon septemspinosa, preying on juvenile winter flounder
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honors & Awards
 
Roger Williams University Hybrid Teaching Hero, Student Sentate Academic Affairs Committee, Roger Williams University (Awarded November 2020)
 
Marine Ecology Progress Series, Feature Article (Awarded February 2019)
 
Roger Williams Excellence in Teaching Award, Roger Williams University (Nominated 2009, 2015, 2017, 2021)
 
Roger Williams Professor of the Semester Award, Roger Williams University (Nominated Fall 2008)
 
Roger Williams University Foundation Fund Based Research Grant, Roger Williams University (Awarded April 2009-2021)
 
Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Special Achievement Award - Distinguished Service to Chapter (Awarded June 2016)
 

Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Irwin Alperin Outstanding Member Award (Awarded June 2012)

Faculty Merit Review Committee Award, Roger Williams University (Awarded May 2007-2011)

Presidential Honoring for Positive Contribution to Academic Community, Roger Williams University (Awarded June 2010)

Commitment to Excellence, Cooperative Education and Internship Program, Roger Williams University (Awarded April 2009)

Executive Award, Roger Williams University (Awarded May 2007)

John E. Skinner Memorial Award, Honorable Mention - AFS, 133rd Annual Meeting, Quebec City, Canada (August 2003)

Outstanding Student Paper - AFS, 132nd Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD (August 2002)

Saul B. Saila Best Student Paper Award - SNEC, Bristol, RI (June 2002)

Bostwick H. Ketchum Best Graduate Student Paper Award - NEERS, Bar Harbor, ME (May 2002)

Best Student Paper Award - SETAC, Portland, ME (April 2002)

Saul B. Saila Best Student Paper Award - SNEC, Groton, CT (January 2002)

Joshua MacMillan Graduate Fellowship in Fisheries Oceanography, URI, GSO (Awarded May 2002)

Germaine and Francis Webb Graduate Fellowship in Oceanography, URI, GSO (Awarded May 2001)

Graduate School of Oceanography Alumni Award, URI, GSO (Awarded November 2000 and February 2001)

Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Biology, Bucknell University (Awarded April 1997)

Phi Beta Kappa, Bucknell University (Inducted April 1997)

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Bucknell University (Inducted April 1997)

Outstanding Greek Senior, Bucknell University (Awarded April 1997)

Mortar Board, Bucknell University (Inducted April 1996)

Omicron Delta Kappa, Bucknell University (Inducted April 1996)

Dean's List, 8 semesters, Bucknell University

Magna Cum Laude, Bucknell University

 
 
 
 

Professional Associations

 
  Narragansett Bay Estuary Program Science Advisory Committee (2019 - present)
   
  Narragansett Bay Estuary Program Steering Committee (2015 - 2019)
   
  North Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (2007 - present)

Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council, Scientific Advisor (2007 - present)
Scientific advisor to bluefish/weakfish and winter flounder fishery panels

Rhode Island Aquatic Invasive Species Working Group (2007 - present)

American Fisheries Society (2001 - present)

Southern New England Chapter of American Fisheries Society (2001 - present)

New England Estuarine Research Society (1999 - present)

Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (1998 - 2000)

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society (1997 - present)

 
 
 
 
Students
       
   

 

 
 
Current students
 

Lydia Furtado (B.S. Biology, May 2023)

Brianna Lotti (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2025)

Jayden Schoeps (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2024)

 
 
Graduated students
 
Charles Heyder (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2022)
 
Jordan Murray (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2022)
 
Colby Peters (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2022)
 
Ben Allen (B.S. Marine Biology, B.S. Aquaculture & Aquarium Science, December 2021)
 
Isabelle Cadene (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2021)
 
Chloe Pearson (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2020)
 
John Liberty (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2020)

Kelly Cribari (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2017)

Molly Fehon (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2017)

Josh Jacques (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2017)

Mary Yurkevicius (B.S. Biochemistry, May 2017)
 
Nick Calabrese (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2015)
 
Abbey Scro (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2015)
 

Sean Maiorano (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2014)

Chris Mills (B.S. Biology, May 2014)

Michael Pallotta (B.S. Biology, May 2014)

Pat Williamson (B.S. Biology, B.S. Environmental Science, B.A. Environmental Chemistry, May 2014)

Allison Hall (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2013)

Nicholas Kutil (B.S. Biology, May 2013)

Garrett LeBlanc (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2013)

Danial Palance (B.S. Biology, May 2013)

Carissa Gervasi (B.S. Marine Biology, B.S. Chemistry, May 2011)

Nichole Ares (B.S. Marine Biology, December 2010)

Jennifer Linehan (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2010)

Todd Massari (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2010)

Maria Piraino (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2009)

Joey Szczebak (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2009)

Eric Payne (B.S. Environmental Science, December 2008)

Meg Gardner (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2008)

Spencer Gowan (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2008)

Stacey Helming (B.S. Environmental Science, B.S. Chemistry, May 2008)

Loong Fat Ho (B.A. Marine Biology, B.A. Chemistry, May 2008)

Kara McKeton (B.S. Marine Biology, May 2008)

 
 
Student senior theses (Taylor as faculty mentor)
 
    Colby Peters (2022)
Spatial and temporal variations in mercury contamination in recreational fisheries from southern New England estuarine and coastal waters
    Awarded "Thesis with Distinction"
     
    Chloe Pearson (2020)
Abundace and foraging ecology of juvenile black sea bass (Centropristis striata), cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus), and tautog (Tautoga onitis) in the Narragansett Bay Estuary (Rhode Island, USA)
    Awarded "Thesis with Distinction"
     
    Kelly Cribari (2017)
Confirmation of blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) predation on juvenile winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) in southern New England waters using a PCR-method

Molly Fehon (2017)

Population dynamics and foraging ecology of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) and their potential impact on local benthic communities
Awarded "Thesis with Distinction"

Josh Jacques (2017)
Spatial variations in mercury and selenium concentrations in marine fishes of Rhode Island: Risks and benefits to human health

     
    Patrick Williamson (2014)
Creating effective mercury consumption advisories for recreationally important coastal fishes in Southern New England
Awarded "Thesis with Distinction"

Allison Hall (2013)

Mercury in the sediments of the Narragansett Bay estuary (Rhode Island, USA): Contamination from a historical and spatial perspective

Nicholas Kutil (2013)
Mercury accumulation in cartilaginous fish from Rhode Island coastal waters

Garrett LeBlanc (2013)
Habitat effects on mercury bioaccumulation in black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

Danial Palance (2013)
Historical abundance of early life history summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in the Narragansett Bay
Awarded "Thesis with Distinction"

Carissa Gervasi (2011)
Tributaries of the Narragansett Bay (RI and MA, USA) as age-0 summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) nursery habitats
Awarded "Thesis with Distinction"

Jennifer Linehan (2010)
Estuarine invertebrates and forage finfish as bio-indicators of environmental mercury levels in Narragansett Bay, RI

Todd Massari (2010)
Effects of biogenic oyster beds on benthic sediments and infaunal and epifaunal community structure in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
Awarded "Thesis with Distinction"

Maria Piraino (2009)
Assessment of nonlethal methods for predicting muscle tissue mercury concentrations in temperate estuarine fishes

Joe Szczebak (2009)
Ontogenetic shifts in the feeding ecology of bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix, and the effects on mercury bioaccumulation
Awarded "Thesis with Distinction"

Stacey Helming (2008)
Factors influencing bioaccumulation of trace heavy metals by the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis)

Kara McKeton (2008)
The utilization of reef-ball artificial structures for fish habitat restoration in Mount Hope Bay, RI

 
 
   
 
 
Student presentations
 
Allen, B., Taylor, D.L. 2021. Mercury bioaccumulation and stable nitrogen isotope analysis of commercially important fish in Rhode Island coastal waters. American Fisheries Society 151st Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, November 6-10 (poster presentation)
 
Cadene, I., Nichols, O., Feeney, D., Bogomolin, A., Bocconcelli, A., Taylor, D.L. 2021. Interactions between winter skate (Leucoraja ocellata) and actively fishing gill-nets off the coast of Chatham, Massachusetts. American Fisheries Society 151st Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, November 6-10 (poster presentation)
 
Peters, C., Taylor, D.L. 2021. Spatial and temporal variations in mercury contamination in recreational fisheries from southern New England estuarine and coastal waters. American Fisheries Society 151st Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, November 6-10 (platform presentation)
 
Allen, B., Taylor, D.L. 2021. Mercury bioaccumulation and stable nitrogen isotope analysis of commercially important fish in Rhode Island coastal waters. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 30 (poster presentation)
 
Peters, C., Taylor, D.L. 2021. Spatial and temporal variations in mercury contamination in recreational fisheries from southern New England estuarine and coastal waters. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 30 (poster presentation)
 
Peters, C., Taylor, D.L. 2021. Spatial and temporal variations in mercury contamination in recreational fisheries from southern New England estuarine and coastal waters. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Summer Meeting, Virtual Meeting, June 28 (platform presentation)
Winner of Best Student Poster Presentation
 
Pantoni, G., Green-Gavrielidis, L., Hobbs, N., Taylor, D., Cicchetti, G., Thornber, C. 2021. Assessing changes in kelp and rockweed in Narragansett Bay. Northeast Algal Society Annual Meeting, Virtual Meeting, April 10 (poster presentation)
 
Peters, C., Taylor, D.L., Robinson, R., King, J., Loose, B. 2019. Spatial and temporal variations in the mercury content of Narragansett Bay sediments (RI, USA). North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Virtual Meeting, April 5-7 (poster presentation)
Winner of Best Student Poster Presentation
 
Heyder, C., Taylor, D.L., Green-Gavrielidis, L., Hobbs, N., Thornber, C., Cicchetti, G. 2019. Fish abundance and distribution in subtidal habitats of the Narragansett Bay Estuary. 18th Annual New England Symposium on Sustainability and the Environment, Bridgewater, MA, November 23 (poster presentation)
 
Pearson, C., Liberty, J., Taylor, D.L., Green-Gavrielidis, L., Hobbs, N., Thornber, C., Cicchetti, G. 2019. Food habits and dietary overlap between juvenile cunner, tautog, and black sea bass in the Narragansett Bay Estuary. 18th Annual New England Symposium on Sustainability and the Environment, Bridgewater, MA, November 23 (poster presentation)
 
Peters, C., Taylor, D.L., Robinson, R., King, J., Loose, B. 2019. Spatial and temporal variations in the mercury content of Narragansett Bay sediments (RI, USA). 18th Annual New England Symposium on Sustainability and the Environment, Bridgewater, MA, November 23 (poster presentation)
 
Pantoni, G., Green-Gavrielidis, L., Hobbs, N., Taylor, D., Cicchetti, G., Thornber, C. 2019. Changes in kelp and rockweed in Narragansett Bay. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 26 (poster presentation)
 
Pearson, C., Liberty, J., Taylor, D.L., Green-Gavrielidis, L., Hobbs, N., Thornber, C., Cicchetti, G. 2019. Food habits and dietary overlap between juvenile cunner, tautog, and black sea bass in the Narragansett Bay Estuary. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 26 (poster presentation)
 
Peters, C., Taylor, D.L., Robinson, R., King, J., Loose, B. 2019. Spatial and temporal variations in the mercury content of Narragansett Bay sediments (RI, USA). Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 26 (poster presentation)
 
Liberty, J., Taylor, D.L. 2018. Dietary overlap between juvenile cunner and tautog in the Narragansett Bay Estuary. 17th Annual New England Symposium on Sustainability and the Environment, Bridgewater, MA, November 17 (poster presentation)

Liberty, J., Taylor, D.L. 2018. Dietary overlap between juvenile cunner and tautog in the Narragansett Bay Estuary. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 27 (poster presentation)
 
Cribari, K.J., Scro, A.K., Markey, K.R., Taylor, D.L. 2017. Confirmation of blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) predation on juvenile winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) in New England waters using a PCR-method. Benthic Ecology Meeting, Myrtle Beach, SC, April 12-16 (platform presentation)

Fehon, M.M., Taylor, D.L. 2017. Foraging ecology of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) and their potential impact on winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus). Benthic Ecology Meeting, Myrtle Beach, SC, April 12-16 (platform presentation)

Jacques, J., Yurkevicius, M., Taylor, D.L. 2017. Spatial variations in mercury and selenium concentrations in marine fishes of Rhode Island: Risks and benefits to human health. 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6 (poster presentation)
Poster invited to the "Sci-Mix" session

Yurkevicius, M., Jacques, J., Breen, N., Taylor, D.L. 2017. Fatty acid profiles of marine fishes from Rhode Island coastal waters. 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6 (poster presentation)
Poster invited to the "Sci-Mix" session

Cribari, K.J., Scro, A.K., Markey, K.R., Taylor, D.L. 2016. Blue crab predation on juvenile winter flounder in New England waters assessed through PCR-based methods. Flatfish Biology Conference, Westbrook, CT, December 4-5 (platform presentation)

Fehon, M.M., Taylor, D.L. 2016. Foraging ecology of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) and their potential impact on winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus). Flatfish Biology Conference, Westbrook, CT, December 4-5 (poster presentation)

Yurkevicius, M., Jacques, J., Breen, N., Taylor, D.L. 2016. Relative risk and benefit of consuming two Southern New England flatfish species. Flatfish Biology Conference, Westbrook, CT, December 4-5 (poster presentation)

Fehon, M.M., Taylor, D.L. 2016. Foraging ecology of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) and their potential impact on winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus). 15th Annual Symposium on Sustainability and the Environment, Bridgewater, MA, November 21 (poster presentation)

Yurkevicius, M., Jacques, J., Breen, N., Taylor, D.L. 2016. Fatty acid profiles of marine fishes from Rhode Island coastal waters. 15th Annual Symposium on Sustainability and the Environment, Bridgewater, MA, November 21 (poster presentation)

Cribari, K.J., Scro, A.K., Markey, K.R., Taylor, D.L. 2016. Blue crab predation on juvenile winter flounder in New England waters assessed through PCR-based methods. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 29 (poster presentation)

Fehon, M.M., Taylor, D.L. 2016. Foraging ecology of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) and their potential impact on winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus). Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 29 (poster presentation)

Jacques, J., Yurkevicius, M., Taylor, D.L. 2016. Spatial variations in mercury and selenium concentrations in marine fishes of Rhode Island: Risks and benefits to human health. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 29 (poster presentation)

Yurkevicius, M., Jacques, J., Breen, N., Taylor, D.L. 2016. Fatty acid profiles of marine fishes from Rhode Island coastal waters. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 29 (poster presentation)

Cribari, K.J., Scro, A.K., Markey, K.R., Taylor, D.L. 2016. Blue crab predation on juvenile winter flounder in New England waters assessed through PCR-based methods. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Summer Meeting, Providence, RI, June 16 (platform presentation)

Fehon, M.M., Taylor, D.L. 2016. Foraging ecology of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) and their potential impact on winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus). Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Summer Meeting, Providence, RI, June 16 (platform presentation)

Jacques, J., Yurkevicius, M., Taylor, D.L. 2016. Spatial variations in mercury and selenium concentrations in marine fishes of Rhode Island: Risks and benefits to human health. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Summer Meeting, Providence, RI, June 16 (platform presentation)

Yurkevicius, M., Jacques, J., Breen, N., Taylor, D.L. 2016. Fatty acid profiles of marine fishes from Rhode Island coastal waters. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Summer Meeting, Providence, RI, June 16 (platform presentation)

 
Yurkevicius, M., Jacques, J., Breen, N., Taylor, D.L. 2016. Fatty acid profiles of marine fishes from Rhode Island coastal waters. 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17 (poster presentation)
Poster invited to the "Sci-Mix" session
 
Jacques, J., Yurkevicius, M., Taylor, D.L. 2016. Spatial variations in mercury and selenium concentrations in marine fishes of Rhode Island: Risks and benefits to human health. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Winter Meeting, Avery Point, CT, January 14 (poster presentation)
 
Yurkevicius, M., Jacques, J., Breen, N., Taylor, D.L. 2016. Fatty acid profiles of marine fishes from Rhode Island coastal waters. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Winter Meeting, Avery Point, CT, January 14 (poster presentation)
 
Fehon, M.M., Taylor, D.L. 2015. Foraging ecology of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) and their potential impact on winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus). 14th Annual Symposium on Sustainability and the Environment, Bridgewater, MA, November 21 (poster presentation)
 
Yurkevicius, M., Jacques, J., Breen, N., Taylor, D.L. 2015. Fatty acid profiles of marine fishes from Rhode Island coastal waters. 14th Annual Symposium on Sustainability and the Environment, Bridgewater, MA, November 21 (poster presentation)
 
Cribari, K.J., Scro, A.K., Markey, K.R., Taylor, D.L. 2015. Blue crab predation on juvenile winter flounder in New England waters assessed through PCR-based methods. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 31 (poster presentation)
 
Fehon, M.M., Taylor, D.L. 2015. Foraging ecology of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) and their potential impact on winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus). Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 31 (poster presentation)
 
Jacques, J., Yurkevicius, M., Taylor, D.L. 2015. Spatial variations in mercury and selenium concentrations in marine fishes of Rhode Island: Risks and benefits to human health. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 31 (poster presentation)
 
Yurkevicius, M., Jacques, J., Breen, N., Taylor, D.L. 2015. Fatty acid profiles of marine fishes from Rhode Island coastal waters. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 31 (poster presentation)
 
Fehon, M.M., Taylor, D.L. 2015. Foraging ecology of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) and their potential impact on local benthic communities. New England Estuarine Research Society Spring Meeting, Bristol, RI, April 16-18 (poster presentation)
 
Scro, A.K., Cribari, K.J., Markey, K.R., Taylor, D.L. 2015. Specificity and sensitivity of a PCR-based approach for detecting winter flounder in blue crab stomachs. New England Estuarine Research Society Spring Meeting, Bristol, RI, April 16-18 (platform presentation)
Winner of Rankin Prize for Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation
 
Yurkevicius, M., Jacques, J., Breen, N., Taylor, D.L. 2015. Fatty acid profiles of marine fishes from Rhode Island coastal waters. New England Estuarine Research Society Spring Meeting, Bristol, RI, April 16-18 (poster presentation)
 
Yurkevicius, M., Jacques, J., Breen, N., Taylor, D.L. 2015. Fatty acid profiles of marine fishes from Rhode Island coastal waters. 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26 (poster presentation)

Calabrese, N.M., Taylor, D.L. 2015. Mercury contamination in blue crabs from Rhode Island coastal waters. Benthic Ecology Meeting, Quebec City, Canada, March 4-8 (poster presentation)

Fehon, M.M., Taylor, D.L. 2015. Foraging ecology of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) and their potential impact on local benthic communities. Benthic Ecology Meeting, Quebec City, Canada, March 4-8 (poster presentation)

Scro, A.K.
, Cribari, K.J., Markey, K.R., Taylor, D.L. 2015. Specificity and sensitivity of a PCR-based approach for detecting winter flounder in blue crab stomachs. Benthic Ecology Meeting, Quebec City, Canada, March 4-8 (poster presentation)

Scro, A.K., Cribari, K.J., Markey, K.R., Taylor, D.L. 2015. Specificity and sensitivity of a PCR-based approach for detecting winter flounder in blue crab stomachs. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Winter Meeting, Narragansett, RI, February 24 (poster presentation)

Calabrese, N.M., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Mercury contamination in blue crabs from Rhode Island coastal waters. 7th Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 5 (poster presentation)

Fehon, M.M., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Foraging ecology of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) and their potential impact on local benthic communities. Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 5 (poster presentation)

Jacques, J., Yurkevicius, M., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Mercury and selenium concentrations in coastal fishes: Risks and benefits to human health. 7th Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 5 (poster presentation)

Scro, A.K., Cribari, K.J., Markey, K.R., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Specificity and sensitivity of a PCR-based approach for detecting winter flounder in blue crab stomachs. Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 5 (poster presentation)

Yurkevicius, M., Jacques, J., Breen, N., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Fatty acid profiles of marine fishes from Rhode Island coastal waters. 7th Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 5 (poster presentation)

Scro, A.K., Cribari, K.J., Markey, K.R., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Specificity and sensitivity of a PCR-based approach for detecting winter flounder in blue crab stomachs. 14th Flatfish Biology Conference, Westbrook, CT, December 3-4 (poster presentation)

Fehon, M.M., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Foraging ecology of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) and their potential impact on local benthic communities. 13th Annual Undergraduate Symposium on Sustainability and the Environment, Bridgewater, MA, November 22 (poster presentation)

Scro, A.K., Cribari, K.J., Markey, K.R., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Specificity and sensitivity of a PCR-based approach for detecting winter flounder in blue crab stomachs. 13th Annual Undergraduate Symposium on Sustainability and the Environment, Bridgewater, MA, November 22 (poster presentation)

Yurkevicius, M., Jacques, J., Breen, N., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Fatty acid profiles of marine fishes from Rhode Island coastal waters. 13th Annual Undergraduate Symposium on Sustainability and the Environment, Bridgewater, MA, November 22 (poster presentation)

Calabrese, N.M., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Mercury contamination in blue crabs from Rhode Island coastal waters. Roger Williams University Summer Scholars Symposium, Bristol, RI, October 15 (poster presentation)

Fehon, M.M., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Foraging ecology of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) and their potential impact on local benthic communities. Roger Williams University Summer Scholars Symposium, Bristol, RI, October 15 (poster presentation)

Jacques, J., Yurkevicius, M., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Mercury and selenium concentrations in coastal fishes: Risks and benefits to human health. Roger Williams University Summer Scholars Symposium, Bristol, RI, October 15 (poster presentation)

Scro, A.K., Cribari, K.J., Markey, K.R., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Specificity and sensitivity of a PCR-based approach for detecting winter flounder in blue crab stomachs. Roger Williams University Summer Scholars Symposium, Bristol, RI, October 15 (poster presentation)

Yurkevicius, M., Jacques, J., Breen, N., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Fatty acid profiles of marine fishes from Rhode Island coastal waters. Roger Williams University Summer Scholars Symposium, Bristol, RI, October 15 (poster presentation)

Calabrese, N.M., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Mercury contamination in blue crabs from Rhode Island coastal waters. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, August 1 (poster presentation)

Fehon, M.M., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Foraging ecology of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) and their potential impact on local benthic communities. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, August 1 (poster presentation)

Jacques, J., Yurkevicius, M., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Mercury and selenium concentrations in coastal fishes: Risks and benefits to human health. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, August 1 (poster presentation)

Scro, A.K., Cribari, K.J., Markey, K.R., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Specificity and sensitivity of a PCR-based approach for detecting winter flounder in blue crab stomachs. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, August 1 (poster presentation)

Yurkevicius, M., Jacques, J., Breen, N., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Fatty acid profiles of marine fishes from Rhode Island coastal waters. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, August 1 (poster presentation)

 
Williamson, P., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Modeling the mercury exposure of Rhode Island recreational anglers and their families. Roger Williams University Student Academic Showcase and Honors, Bristol, RI, April 21 (poster presentation)
 
Williamson, P., Taylor, D.L. 2014. Modeling the mercury exposure of Rhode Island recreational anglers and their families. 247th American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 16-20 (poster presentation)
Poster invited to the "Sci-Mix" session

Williamson, P., Taylor, D.L. 2013. Selenium and mercury concentration in fish tissue. 12th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, December 7 (poster presentation)

Maiorano, S., Taylor, D.L. 2013. Mercury concentration in scup (Stenotomus chrysops). Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 6 (poster presentation)

Mills, C., Taylor, D.L. 2013. Abundance, growth and diet of winter flounder and summer flounder in Rhode Island tidal rivers. Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 6 (poster presentation)

Pallotta, M., Taylor, D.L. 2013. Spatio-temporal distribution of the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) in the Narragansett Bay, coastal ponds and tidal rivers (RI/MA, USA). Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 6 (poster presentation)

Williamson, P., Taylor, D.L. 2013. Selenium and mercury concentration in fish tissue. Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 6 (poster presentation)

Maiorano, S., Taylor, D.L. 2013. Mercury concentration in scup (Stenotomus chrysops). Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, August 2 (poster presentation)

Mills, C., Taylor, D.L. 2013. Abundance, growth and diet of winter flounder and summer flounder in Rhode Island tidal rivers. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, August 2 (poster presentation)

Pallotta, M., Taylor, D.L. 2013. Spatio-temporal distribution of the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) in the Narragansett Bay, coastal ponds and tidal rivers (RI/MA, USA). Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, August 2 (poster presentation)

Williamson, P., Taylor, D.L. 2013. Selenium and mercury concentration in fish tissue. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, August 2 (poster presentation)

Palance, D., Taylor, D.L. 2013. Historical abundance of early life history summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in the Narragansett Bay. Roger Williams University Student Academic Showcase and Honors, Bristol, RI, April 24 (platform presentation)

Kutil, N., Taylor, D.L. 2013. Mercury accumulation in cartilaginous fish from Rhode Island coastal waters. Roger Williams University Student Academic Showcase and Honors, Bristol, RI, April 24 (poster presentation)

LeBlanc, G., Taylor, D.L. 2013. Habitat effects on mercury bioaccumulation in black sea bass (Centropristis striata). Roger Williams University Student Academic Showcase and Honors, Bristol, RI, April 24 (poster presentation)

Palance, D., Taylor, D.L. 2012. Historical abundance of early life history summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in the Narragansett Bay. 13th Flatfish Biology Conference, Westbrook, CT, December 4-5 (platform presentation)

Kutil, N., Taylor, D.L. 2012. Mercury accumulation in cartilaginous fish from Rhode Island coastal waters. 11th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, December 1 (poster presentation)

LeBlanc, G., Taylor, D.L. 2012. Habitat effects on mercury bioaccumulation in black sea bass (Centropristis striata). 11th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, December 1 (poster presentation)

Palance, D., Taylor, D.L. 2012. Historical abundance of early life history summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in the Narragansett Bay. 11th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, December 1 (poster presentation)

Kutil, N., Taylor, D.L. 2012. Mercury accumulation in cartilaginous fish from Rhode Island coastal waters. 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Long Beach, CA, November 11-15 (poster presentation)

Hall, A., Taylor, D.L., Murray, D., Prell, W. 2012. Mercury in the sediments of the Narragansett Bay estuary (Rhode Island, USA): Contamination from a historical and spatial perspective, Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 27 (poster presentation)

Kutil, N., Taylor, D.L. 2012. Mercury accumulation in cartilaginous fish from Rhode Island coastal waters. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 27 (poster presentation)

LeBlanc, G., Taylor, D.L. 2012. Habitat effects on mercury bioaccumulation in black sea bass (Centropristis striata). Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 27 (poster presentation)

Palance, D., Taylor, D.L. 2012. Historical abundance of early life history summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in the Narragansett Bay. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 27 (poster presentation)

Pallotta, M., Taylor, D.L. 2012. Blue crab abundance and size distribution in the Narragansett Bay and tidal rivers (RI/MA, USA). Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 27 (poster presentation)

Kutil, N., Taylor, D.L. 2012. Mercury accumulation in cartilaginous fish from Rhode Island coastal waters. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Leominster, MA, June 20 (platform presentation)

Hall, A., Taylor, D.L., Murray, D., Prell, W. 2012. Mercury in the sediments of the Narragansett Bay estuary (Rhode Island, USA): Contamination from a historical and spatial perspective, North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, West Greenwich, RI, June 7-8 (poster presentation)
Winner of Best Student Poster Presentation by a First-Time Presenter

Kutil, N., Taylor, D.L. 2012. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranchs. North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, West Greenwich, RI, June 7-8 (platform presentation)
Winner of Best Overall Student Platform Presentation

Kutil, N., Taylor, D.L. 2012. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranchs. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Winter Meeting, Narragansett, RI, January 26 (poster presentation)

Palance, D., Taylor, D.L. 2012. Historical abundance of early life history summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in the Narragansett Bay. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Winter Meeting, Narragansett, RI, January 26 (poster presentation)

Kutil, N., Taylor, D.L. 2011. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranchs. Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2 (poster presentation)

Palance, D., Taylor, D.L. 2011. Historical abundance of early life history summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in the Narragansett Bay. Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2 (poster presentation)

Hall, A., Taylor, D.L., Murray, D., Prell, W. 2011. Mercury in the sediments of the Narragansett Bay estuary (Rhode Island, USA): Contamination from a historical and spatial perspective. 10th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, November 19 (poster presentation)

Kutil, N., Taylor, D.L. 2011. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranchs. 10th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, November 19 (poster presentation)

Palance, D., Taylor, D.L. 2011. Historical abundance of early life history summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in the Narragansett Bay. 10th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, November 19 (poster presentation)

Kutil, N., Taylor, D.L. 2011. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranchs. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Boston, MA, November 13-17 (platform presentation)

Hall, A., Taylor, D.L., Murray, D., Prell, W. 2011. Mercury in the sediments of the Narragansett Bay estuary (Rhode Island, USA): Contamination from a historical and spatial perspective. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 29 (poster presentation)

Kutil, N., Taylor, D.L. 2011. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranchs. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 29 (poster presentation)

LeBlanc, G., Taylor, D.L. 2011. Habitat effects on mercury bioaccumulation in black sea bass (Centropristis striata). Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 29 (poster presentation)

Palance, D., Taylor, D.L. 2011. Historical abundance of early life history summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in the Narragansett Bay. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 29 (poster presentation)

Ares, N.L., Taylor, D.L. 2011. Mercury and selenium relationships in local fisheries. North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Freeport, ME, June 9-10 (platform presentation)
Winner of Student Travel Award

Kutil, N., Taylor, D.L. 2011. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranchs. North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Freeport, ME, June 9-10 (poster presentation)
Winner of Best Student Poster
Winner of Student Travel Award

LeBlanc, G., Taylor, D.L. 2011. Habitat effects on mercury bioaccumulation in black sea bass (Centropristis striata). North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Freeport, ME, June 9-10 (poster presentation)
Winner of Best Student Poster
Winner of Student Travel Award

Gervasi, C.L., Taylor, D.L. 2011. Utilizing otolith microchemistry to assess fish habitat preference and mercury contamination. 241th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 27-31 (poster presentation)

Ares, N.L., Taylor, D.L. 2011. Mercury and selenium relationships in local fisheries. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Winter Meeting, Woods Hole, MA, January 20 (poster presentation)

Ares, N., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Mercury accumulation in brain, muscle, and liver tissue in fish: A tri-species comparison. Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 3 (poster presentation)

Gervasi, C., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Abundance, growth, and diet of juvenile summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) in Narragansett Bay RI/MA. Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 3 (poster presentation)
Winner of Best Student Poster

Kutil, N., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranch species. Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 3 (poster presentation)

LeBlanc, G., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Habitat effects on mercury bioaccumulation in black sea bass (Centropristis striata) and bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix). Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 3 (poster presentation)

Gervasi, C., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Abundance, growth, and of juvenile summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) in Narragansett Bay RI/MA. 12th Flatfish Biology Conference, Westbrook, CT, December 1-2 (platform presentation)

Ares, N., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Mercury accumulation in brain, muscle, and liver tissue in fish: A tri-species comparison. 9th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, November 18 (poster presentation)

Gervasi, C., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Abundance, growth, and diet of juvenile summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) in Narragansett Bay RI/MA. 9th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, November 18 (poster presentation)

Kutil, N., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranch species. 9th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, November 18 (poster presentation)

LeBlanc, G., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Habitat effects on mercury bioaccumulation in black sea bass (Centropristis striata) and bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix). 9th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, November 18 (poster presentation)

Ares, N.L., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Mercury accumulation in brain and muscle tissues of bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) and tautog (Tautoga onitis). New England Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Provincetown, MA, October 28-30 (platform presentation)

Gervasi, C., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Abundance, growth, and diet of juvenile summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) in the Seekonk River, RI, and Taunton River, MA. New England Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Provincetown, MA, October 28-30 (platform presentation)

Ares, N.L., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Mercury accumulation in brain, muscle, and liver tissue in fish: A tri-species comparison. Roger Williams University Summer Research Scholars Symposium, Bristol, RI, October 6 (poster presentation)

Gervasi, C., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Abundance, growth, and diet of juvenile summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) in Narragansett Bay RI/MA. Roger Williams University Summer Research Scholars Symposium, Bristol, RI, October 6 (poster presentation)

Kutil, N., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranch species. Roger Williams University Summer Research Scholars Symposium, Bristol, RI, October 6 (poster presentation)

LeBlanc, G., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Habitat effects on mercury bioaccumulation in black sea bass (Centropristis striata) and bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) Roger Williams University Summer Research Scholars Symposium, Bristol, RI, October 6 (poster presentation)

Ares, N.L., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Mercury accumulation in brain, muscle, and liver tissue in fish: A tri-species comparison. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 30 (poster presentation)

Gervasi, C., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Abundance, growth, and diet of juvenile summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) in Narragansett Bay RI/MA. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 30 (poster presentation)

Kutil, N., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranch species. Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 30 (poster presentation)

LeBlanc, G., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Habitat effects on mercury bioaccumulation in black sea bass (Centropristis striata) and bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference & Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, July 30 (poster presentation)

Ares, N.L., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Mercury accumulation in brain and muscle tissues of bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) and tautog (Tautoga onitis). Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Providence, RI, July 7-12 (platform presentation)

Gervasi, C., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Abundance, growth, and diet of juvenile summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) in the Seekonk River, RI, and Taunton River, MA. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Providence, RI, July 7-12 (platform presentation)

Ares, N.L., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Mercury accumulation in brain and muscle tissues of bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) and tautog (Tautoga onitis). NIH/NCRR 3rd Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington DC, June 16-18 (poster presentation)
"Highlighted Poster" during the Environmental Science and Public Health Scientific Session

Ares, N.L., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Mercury accumulation in brain and muscle tissues of bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) and tautog (Tautoga onitis). North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Narragansett, RI, June 2-3 (poster presentation)

Gervasi, C., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Abundance, growth, and diet of juvenile summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) in the Seekonk River, RI, and Taunton River, MA. Marine Benthic Ecology Meeting, Wilmington, NC, March 10-13 (poster presentation)

Linehan, J.C., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Estuarine invertebrates and forage finfish as bio-indicators of environmental mercury levels. Marine Benthic Ecology Meeting, Wilmington, NC, March 10-13 (poster presentation)

Massari, T., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Restored oyster reefs and their impact on the abundance and diversity of local fauna. Marine Benthic Ecology Meeting, Wilmington, NC, March 10-13 (poster presentation)

Ares, N.L., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Mercury accumulation in brain and muscle tissues of bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) and tautog (Tautoga onitis). Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2010 Annual Winter Retreat, Providence, RI, January 29 (poster presentation)

Linehan, J.C., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Estuarine invertebrates and forage finfish as bio-indicators of environmental mercury levels. Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2010 Annual Winter Retreat, Providence, RI, January 29 (poster presentation)

Gervasi, C., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Abundance, growth, and diet of juvenile summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) in the Seekonk River, RI, and Taunton River, MA. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Winter Meeting, Groton, CT, January 28 (poster presentation)

Linehan, J.C., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Estuarine invertebrates and forage finfish as bio-indicators of environmental mercury levels. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Winter Meeting, Groton, CT, January 28 (poster presentation)

Massari, T., Taylor, D.L. 2010. Restored oyster reefs and their impact on the abundance and diversity of local fauna. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Winter Meeting, Groton, CT, January 28 (poster presentation)

Ares, N.L., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Mercury accumulation in brain and muscle tissues of bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) and tautog (Tautoga onitis). 4th Biology New England South BioNES Meeting, Providence, RI, December 4 (poster presentation)

Gervasi, C., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Abundance, growth, and diet of juvenile summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) in the Seekonk River, RI, and Taunton River, MA. 4th Biology New England South BioNES Meeting, Providence, RI, December 4 (poster presentation)
Winner of Best Student Poster

Linehan, J.C., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Estuarine invertebrates and forage finfish as bio-indicators of environmental mercury levels. 4th Biology New England South BioNES Meeting, Providence, RI, December 4 (poster presentation)

Massari, T., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Restored oyster reefs and their impact on the abundance and diversity of local fauna. 4th Biology New England South BioNES Meeting, Providence, RI, December 4 (poster presentation)
Winner of Best Student Poster

Ares, N.L., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Mercury accumulation in brain and muscle tissues of bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) and tautog (Tautoga onitis). 8th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, November 14 (poster presentation)

Gervasi, C., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Abundance, growth, and diet of juvenile summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) in the Seekonk River, RI, and Taunton River, MA. 8th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, November 14 (poster presentation)

Futoma, E.K., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Maternal transfer of mercury to gonad tissue and its effect on the fecundity of the Atlantic silverside, Menidia menidia. 8th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, November 14 (poster presentation)

Linehan, J.C., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Estuarine invertebrates and forage finfish as bio-indicators of environmental mercury levels. 8th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, November 14 (poster presentation)

Massari, T., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Restored oyster reefs and their impact on the abundance and diversity of local fauna. 8th Annual New England Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, November 14 (poster presentation)

Gervasi, C., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Abundance, growth, and diet of juvenile summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) in the Seekonk River, RI, and Taunton River, MA. 2nd Annual Rhode Island Research Alliance Symposium, Providence, RI, October 2 (poster presentation)

Linehan, J.C., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Estuarine invertebrates and forage finfish as bio-indicators of environmental mercury levels. 2nd Annual Rhode Island Research Alliance Symposium, Providence, RI, October 2 (poster presentation)

Massari, T., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Restored oyster reefs and their impact on the abundance and diversity of local fauna. 2nd Annual Rhode Island Research Alliance Symposium, Providence, RI, October 2 (poster presentation)

Massari, T., Taylor, D.L., Chintala, M., Ayvazian, S., Leavitt, D. 2009. Restored oyster reefs and their impact on the abundance and diversity of local fauna. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atlantic Ecology Division Seminar Series, Narragansett, RI, August 6 (platform presentation)

Ares, N.L., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Mercury accumulation in brain and muscle tissues of bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) and tautog (Tautoga onitis). Rhode Island INBRE & EPSCoR Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference and Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, August 3 (poster presentation)

Futoma, E.K., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Maternal transfer of mercury to gonad tissue and its effect on the fecundity of the Atlantic silverside, Menidia menidia. Rhode Island INBRE & EPSCoR Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference and Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, August 3 (poster presentation)

Gervasi, C.L., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Abundance, growth, and diet of juvenile summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) in the Seekonk River, RI, and Taunton River, MA. Rhode Island INBRE & EPSCoR Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference and Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, August 3 (poster presentation)

Linehan, J.C., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Estuarine invertebrates and forage finfish as bio-indicators of environmental mercury levels. Rhode Island INBRE & EPSCoR Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference and Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, August 3 (poster presentation)

Massari, T., Taylor, D.L., Chintala, M., Ayvazian, S., Leavitt, D. 2009. Restored oyster reefs and their impact on the abundance and diversity of local fauna. Rhode Island INBRE & EPSCoR Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference and Faculty Retreat, Kingston, RI, August 3 (poster presentation)

Massari, T., Taylor, D.L., Chintala, M., Ayvazian, S., Leavitt, D. 2009. Restored oyster reefs and their impact on the abundance and diversity of local fauna. Roger Williams University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Seminar Series, Bristol, RI, July 30 (platform presentation)

Linehan, J.C., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Estuarine invertebrates and forage finfish as bio-indicators of environmental mercury levels. North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Durham, NH, June 11-12 (platform presentation)
Winner of Outstanding Undergraduate Platform Presentation

Linehan, J.C., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Estuarine invertebrates and forage finfish as bio-indicators of environmental mercury levels. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Hadley, MA, June 10 (platform presentation)

Piraino, M.N., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Assessment of fish scales as a nonlethal method of predicting muscle tissue mercury concentrations in five fish species from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2009 Annual Winter Retreat, Bristol, RI, January 30 (poster presentation)

Szczebak, J.T., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Life-long mercury accumulation rates of bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix, in a New England estuary, Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2009 Annual Winter Retreat, Bristol, RI, January 30 (poster presentation)

Szczebak, J.T., Taylor, D.L. 2009. Life-long mercury accumulation rates of bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix, in a New England estuary. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Bristol, RI, January 14 (poster presentation)
Winner of Best Student Poster

Taylor, D.L., Piraino, M.N., Payne, E.J., Linehan, J.C., Szczebak, J.T. 2008. Mercury bioaccumulation and trophic transfer in estuarine fish of Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island, USA). Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2008 Annual Summer Retreat and Undergraduate Student Research Meeting, Kingston, RI, August 4 (poster presentation)

Taylor, D.L., Piraino, M.N., Payne, E.J., Linehan, J.C., Szczebak, J.T. 2008. Mercury exposure for Rhode Island residents consuming local fishery resources. Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2008 Annual Summer Retreat and Undergraduate Student Research Meeting, Kingston, RI, August 4 (poster presentation)

Piraino, M.N., Taylor, D.L. 2008. Bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of mercury in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and tautog (Tautoga onitis) in Narragansett Bay, RI. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Storrs, CT, June 11 (platform presentation)

Szczebak, J.T., Taylor, D.L. 2008. Bioaccumulation of mercury in young-of-the-year estuarine fish. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Storrs, CT, June 11 (poster presentation)
Winner of Best Student Poster

Linehan, J.L., Payne, E.J., Taylor, D.L. 2008. Effects of feeding ecology and diet history on mercury bioaccumulation in temperate flatfishes. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Bar Harbor, ME, June 4-6 (poster presentation)
Winner of Best Student Overall Poster Presentation
Winner of Student Travel Award

Piraino, M.N., Taylor, D.L. 2008. Bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of mercury in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and tautog (Tautoga onitis) in Narragansett Bay, RI. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Bar Harbor, ME, June 4-6 (poster presentation)
Winner of Student Travel Award

Szczebak, J.T., Taylor, D.L. 2008. Bioaccumulation of mercury in young-of-the-year estuarine fish. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Bar Harbor, ME, June 4-6 (platform presentation)
Winner of Best Student Platform Presentation by a First-Time Presenter
Winner of Student Travel Award

McKeton, K., Taylor, D.L. 2008. The utilization of reef-ball artificial structures for fish habitat restoration in Mount Hope Bay, RI. 37th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Providence, RI, April 9-13 (poster presentation)

Payne, E.J., Taylor, D.L. 2008. Effects of feeding ecology and diet history on mercury bioaccumulation in temperate flatfishes. 37th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Providence, RI, April 9-13 (platform presentation)

Piraino, M.N., Taylor, D.L. 2008. Mercury concentration in tautog Tautoga onitis in Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island) as a function of fish length, age, and trophic status. 37th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Providence, RI, April 9-13 (poster presentation)

Szczebak, J.T., Taylor, D.L. 2008. The influence of size, age, trophic level, and local sediment conditions on mercury bioaccumulation in age-0 benthic fish. 37th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Providence, RI, April 9-13 (poster presentation)

Helming, S.A., Taylor, D.L., O'Shea, S.K. 2008. Factors influencing bioaccumulation of trace heavy metals by the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis). 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 6-10 (poster presentation)

Helming, S.A., Taylor, D.L., O'Shea, S.K. 2008. Factors influencing bioaccumulation of trace heavy metals by the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis). Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2008 Annual Winter Retreat, Providence, RI, January 25 (poster presentation)

Payne, E.J., Taylor, D.L. 2008. Effects of feeding ecology and diet history on mercury bioaccumulation in temperate flatfishes. Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2008 Annual Winter Retreat, Providence, RI, January 25 (poster presentation)

Piraino, M.N., Taylor, D.L. 2008. Mercury bioaccumulation rates in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and tautog (Tautoga onitis) in Narragansett Bay, RI, and the potential implications to human health. Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2008 Annual Winter Retreat, Providence, RI, January 25 (poster presentation)

Szczebak, J., Taylor, D.L. 2008. The influence of size, age, local sediment, and trophic level status on the mercury bioaccumulation in age-0 estuarine fish. Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2008 Annual Winter Retreat, Providence, RI, January 25 (poster presentation)

Helming, S.A., Ho, L.F., Taylor, D.L., O'Shea, S.K. 2008. Factors influencing bioaccumulation of trace heavy metals by the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis). Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Leominster, MA, January 9 (poster presentation)

McKeton, K., Taylor, D.L. 2008. The utilization of reef-ball artificial structures for fish habitat restoration in Mount Hope Bay, RI. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Leominster, MA, January 9 (poster presentation)

Payne, E.J., Taylor, D.L. 2008. Effects of feeding ecology and diet history on mercury bioaccumulation in temperate flatfishes. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Leominster, MA, January 9 (poster presentation)
Winner of Best Student Poster

Helming, S.A., Ho, L.F., Taylor, D.L., O'Shea, S.K. 2007. Factors influencing bioaccumulation of trace heavy metals by the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis). Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, November 30 (poster presentation)

McKeton, K., Taylor, D.L., Daigle, N., Tammi, K. 2007. The utilization of reef- ball artificial structures for fish habitat restoration in Mount Hope Bay, RI. Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, November 30 (poster presentation)

Payne, E.J., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Variability in the total mercury concentrations of winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) and summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) found in Narragansett Bay, RI. Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, November 30 (poster presentation)

Pohl, K.A., Tammi, K.A., Wilson, M., Marino, K., Taylor, D.L., Scott, T. 2007. Implementing the remote set technique for oyster restoration using artificial reefs structures in Mount Hope Bay, RI. Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, November 30 (poster presentation)

Szczebak, J.T., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Mercury accumulation in age-0 finfish from Narragansett Bay, RI. Biology New England South Undergraduate Research Meeting, Bristol, RI, November 30 (poster presentation)
Winner of Best Student Poster for session "Ecology, Evolution, Behavior, Biodiversity, and Conservation"

Helming, S.A., Ho, L.F., Taylor, D.L., O'Shea, S.K. 2007. Factors influencing bioaccumulation of trace heavy metals by the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis). The 6th Annual New England Environmental Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, November 10 (poster presentation)

Helming, S.A., Ho, L.F., Taylor, D.L., O'Shea, S.K. 2007. Trace metal analysis of a benthic food chain in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Estuarine Research Federation, Providence, RI, November 4-8 (poster presentation)

Payne, E.J., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Variability in the total mercury concentrations of winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) and summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) found in Narragansett Bay, RI. Estuarine Research Federation, Providence, RI, November 4-8 (poster presentation)

Piraino, M.N., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Mercury bioaccumulation rates in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and tautog (Tautoga onitis) in Narragansett Bay, RI, and the potential implications to human health. Estuarine Research Federation, Providence, RI, November 4-8 (poster presentation)

Szczebak, J.T., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Correlation analysis of young-of-the-year winter flounder, bluefish, and tautog in relation to the effects of bioavailable mercury concentrations in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Estuarine Research Federation, Providence, RI, November 4-8 (poster presentation)

Helming, S.A., Ho, L.F., Taylor, D.L., O'Shea, S.K. 2007. Trace metal analysis of a benthic food chain in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Northeast Regional Meeting of IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence and Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence, Burlington, VT, August 15-17 (poster presentation)

Payne, E.J., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Variability in the total mercury concentrations of winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) and summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) found in Narragansett Bay, RI. Northeast Regional Meeting of IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence and Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence, Burlington, VT, August 15-17 (poster presentation)

Piraino, M.N., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Mercury bioaccumulation rates in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and tautog (Tautoga onitis) in Narragansett Bay, RI, and the potential implications to human health. Northeast Regional Meeting of IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence and Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence, Burlington, VT, August 15-17 (poster presentation)

Szczebak, J.T., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Correlation analysis of young-of-the-year winter flounder, bluefish, and tautog in relation to the effects of bioavailable mercury concentrations in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Northeast Regional Meeting of IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence and Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence, Burlington, VT, August 15-17 (poster presentation)

Helming, S.A., Ho, L.F., Taylor, D.L., O'Shea, S.K. 2007. Trace metal analysis of a benthic food chain in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2007 Annual Summer Retreat and Undergraduate Student Research Meeting, Kingston, RI, August 10 (poster presentation)

Payne, E.J., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Variability in the total mercury concentrations of winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) and summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) found in Narragansett Bay, RI. Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2007 Annual Summer Retreat and Undergraduate Student Research Meeting, Kingston, RI, August 10 (poster presentation)

Piraino, M.N., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Mercury bioaccumulation rates in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and tautog (Tautoga onitis) in Narragansett Bay, RI, and the potential implications to human health. Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2007 Annual Summer Retreat and Undergraduate Student Research Meeting, Kingston, RI, August 10 (poster presentation)

Szczebak, J.T., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Correlation analysis of young-of-the-year winter flounder, bluefish, and tautog in relation to the effects of bioavailable mercury concentrations in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2007 Annual Summer Retreat and Undergraduate Student Research Meeting, Kingston, RI, August 10 (poster presentation)

Helming, S.A., Ho, L.F., Taylor, D.L., O'Shea, S.K. 2007. Trace metal analysis of a benthic food chain in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. RI-EPSCoR Undergraduate Center for Marine Life Sciences, Bristol, RI, August 9 (poster presentation)

McKeton, K., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Monitoring of fish and invertebrates on an artificial reef in Mount Hope Bay, RI. RI-EPSCoR Undergraduate Center for Marine Life Sciences, Bristol, RI, August 9 (platform and poster presentation)

Payne, E.J., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Variability in the total mercury concentrations of winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) and summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) found in Narragansett Bay, RI. RI-EPSCoR Undergraduate Center for Marine Life Sciences, Bristol, RI, August 9 (poster presentation)

Piraino, M.N., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Mercury bioaccumulation rates in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and tautog (Tautoga onitis) in Narragansett Bay, RI, and the potential implications to human health. RI-EPSCoR Undergraduate Center for Marine Life Sciences, Bristol, RI, August 9 (poster presentation)

Szczebak, J.T., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Correlation analysis of young-of-the-year winter flounder, bluefish, and tautog in relation to the effects of bioavailable mercury concentrations in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. RI. RI-EPSCoR Undergraduate Center for Marine Life Sciences, Bristol, RI, August 9 (poster presentation)

Daigle, N., McKeton, K., Taylor, D.L., Tammi, K. 2007. Monitoring of fish and invertebrates on an artificial reef in Mount Hope Bay, RI. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Kingston, RI, June 27 (poster presentation)

Helming, S.A., Ho, L.F., Taylor, D.L., O'Shea, S.K. 2007. Trace metal analysis of a benthic food chain in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Kingston, RI, June 27 (poster presentation)

Payne, E.J., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Variability in the total mercury concentrations of winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) and summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) found in Narragansett Bay, RI. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Kingston, RI, June 27 (poster presentation)

Piraino, M.N., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Mercury bioaccumulation rates in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and tautog (Tautoga onitis) in Narragansett Bay, RI, and the potential implications to human health. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Kingston, RI, June 27 (poster presentation)

Pohl, K., Tammi, K., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Implementing the remote set technique for oyster restoration using artificial reefs structures in Mount Hope Bay, RI. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Kingston, RI, June 27 (poster presentation)

Szczebak, J.T., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Correlation analysis of young-of-the-year winter flounder, bluefish, and tautog in relation to the effects of bioavailable mercury concentrations in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Kingston, RI, June 27 (poster presentation)

Helming, S.A., Ho, L.F., Taylor, D.L., O'Shea, S.K. 2007. Trace metal analysis of a benthic food chain in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Bristol, RI, June 13-15 (poster presentation)
Winner of Student Travel Award

Payne, E.J., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Variability in the total mercury concentrations of winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) and summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) found in Narragansett Bay, RI. North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Bristol, RI, June 13-15 (poster presentation)
Winner of Student Travel Award

Piraino, M.N., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Mercury bioaccumulation rates in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and tautog (Tautoga onitis) in Narragansett Bay, RI, and the potential implications to human health. North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Bristol, RI, June 13-15 (poster presentation)
Winner of Best Student Poster
Winner of Student Travel Award

Szczebak, J.T., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Correlation analysis of young-of-the-year winter flounder, bluefish, and tautog in relation to the effects of bioavailable mercury concentrations in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Bristol, RI, June 13-15 (poster presentation)
Winner of Student Travel Award

Helming, S.A., Ho, L.F., Taylor, D.L., O'Shea, S.K. 2007. Trace metal analysis of a benthic food chain in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Rhode Island Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence & IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Symposium, Providence, RI, May 30 (poster presentation)

Payne, E.J., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Variability in the total mercury concentrations of winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) and summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) found in Narragansett Bay, RI. Rhode Island Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence & IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Symposium, Providence, RI, May 30 (poster presentation)

Piraino, M.N., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Mercury bioaccumulation rates in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and tautog (Tautoga onitis) in Narragansett Bay, RI, and the potential implications to human health. Rhode Island Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence & IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Symposium, Providence, RI, May 30 (poster presentation)

Szczebak, J.T., Taylor, D.L. 2007. Correlation analysis of young-of-the-year winter flounder, bluefish, and tautog in relation to the effects of bioavailable mercury concentrations in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Rhode Island Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence & IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Symposium, Providence, RI, May 30 (poster presentation)

Helming, S.A., Taylor, D.L., O'Shea, S.K. 2007. Tracing the bioaccumulation patterns of the heavy metals mercury, cadmium, and arsenic in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Rhode Island Network for Molecular Toxicology 2007 Annual Winter Retreat, Newport, RI, January 26 (poster presentation)

Helming, S.A., Taylor, D.L., O'Shea, S.K. 2006. Tracing the bioaccumulation patterns of the heavy metals mercury, cadmium, and arsenic in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Fifth Annual Bridgewater State College Undergraduate Research Symposium, Bridgewater, MA, November 11 (poster presentation)

 
 
 
 
Underwater Photo Gallery
   
Algae
   
 
  Alga: Green grape alga (Caulerpa), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Alga: Y-branched alga (Dictyota), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Alga: White scroll alga (Padina), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
Sponges
   
 
  Sponge: Stove-pipe sponge (Aplysina sp.), Guna Yala, Panama  
   
   
 
  Sponge: Stove-pipe sponge (Aplysina sp.), Bocas del Toro, Panama
   
   
 
  Sponge: Reef sponge (Verongula reiswigi), Bocas del Toro, Panama
   
   
 
  Sponge: Mangrove sponge (Tedania ignis), Bocas del Toro, Panama
   
   
 
  Sponge: Mangrove sponge (Niphates sp.), Bocas del Toro, Panama
   
   
 
  Sponge: Boring sponge (Cliona sp.), Bocas del Toro, Panama  
   
   
 
  Sponge: Tube sponge (Agelas sp.), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Sponge: Tube sponge (Agelas sp.), Solomon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Sponge: Barrel sponge, Waterlemon Cay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Sponge: Barrel sponge, Solomon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
Cnidarians
   
 
  Anemone: Corkscrew anemone (Bartholomea annulata), Bocas del Toro, Panama  
   
   
 
  Anemone: Giant anemone (Condylactis gigantea), Guna Yala, Panama  
   
   
 
  Anemone: Giant anemone (Condylactis gigantea), Guna Yala, Panama
   
   
 
  Coral: Brain coral (Diploria sp.), Guna Yala, Panama
   
   
 
  Coral: Brain coral (Diploria sp.), Bocas del Toro, Panama
   
   
 
  Coral: Brain coral (Diploria sp.), Mary Head, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Coral: Cauliflower coral (Pocillopora sp.), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Coral: Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata), Mary Head, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
     
     
   
  Coral: Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata), Guna Yala, Panama  
     
     
   
  Coral: Finger coral (Porites sp.), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
     
     
   
  Coral: Finger coral (Porites sp.), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
     
     
   
  Coral: Gorgonian sea fan (Gorgonia ventalina), Mary Head, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
     
     
   
  Coral: Gorgonian sea fan (Gorgonia ventalina), Guna Yala, Panama  
     
     
   
  Coral: Gorgonian sea plume (Pseudopterogorgia sp.), Mary Head, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
     
     
   
  Coral: Gorgonian sea rod, Mary Head, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
     
     
   
  Coral: Bladed fire coral (Millepora complanata), Mary Head, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
     
     
 
  Coral: Bladed box fire coral (Millepora striata), Bocas del Toro, Panama  
     
     
 
  Coral: Branched fire coral (Millepora alcicornis), Bocas del Toro, Panama  
     
     
   
  Coral: Lettuce coral (Agaricia sp.), Guna Yala, Panama  
     
   
 
  Coral: Staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis), Bocas del Toro, Panama
   
   
 
  Coral: Mound coral (Montastraea faveolata), Guna Yala, Panama
   
   
 
  Coral: Mustard hill coral (Porites astreoides), Guna Yala, Panama
   
   
 
  Coral: Pillar coral, Mary Head, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Jellyfish: Upsidedown jelly (Cassiopea frondosa), Guna Yala, Panama
   
 
Tunicates
   
 
  Bluebell tunicate (Clavelina puerto-secensis), Mary Head, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
Worms
   
 
  Polychaete: Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus), Guna Yala, Panama
   
   
 
  Polychaete: Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus), Guna Yala, Panama
   
   
 
  Polychaete: Social feather duster (Bispira brunnea), Guna Yala, Panama
   
   
 
  Polychaete: Feather duster, Waterlemon Cay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Polychaete: Feather duster attached to mangrove root, Bocas del Toro, Panama
   
   
 
  Polychaete: Feather duster attached to mangrove root, Bocas del Toro, Panama
   
   
 
  Polychaete: Feather dusters with sponges attached to mangrove roots, Bocas del Toro, Panama  
   
   
 
  Polychaete: Fireworm (Hermodice carunculata), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
Gastropods
   
 
  Conch: Queen conch (Strombus gigas), Salt Pond Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Snail: Flamingo tongue (Cyphoma gibbosum) attached to common sea fan (Gorgonia flabellum), Mary Head, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
Echinoderms
   
 
  Brittle star: Sponge brittle star (Ophiothrix suensonii), Guna Yala, Panama
   
   
 
  Brittle star: Sponge brittle star (Ophiothrix suensonii), Bocas del Toro, Panama
   
   
 
  Sea cucumber: Three-rowed sea cucumber (Isostichopus badionotus), Francis Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Sea cucumber: Three-rowed sea cucumber (Isostichopus badionotus), Waterlemon Bay Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Sea cucumber: Three-rowed sea cucumber (Isostichopus badionotus), Bocas del Toro, Panama  
   
   
 
  Sea star: Crown of thorns (Acanthaster planci), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Sea star: Cushion sea star (Oreaster reticulatus), Leinster Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Sea star: Cushion sea star (Oreaster reticulatus), Bocas del Toro, Panama
   
   
 
  Sea star: Yellow spotted star (Pharia pyramidata), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Urchin: Long-spined sea urchin (Diadema antillarum), Waterlemon Cay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Urchin: Long-spined sea urchin (Diadema antillarum), Bocas del Toro, Panama
   
   
 
  Urchin: Panama sea urchin (Arbacia incisa), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Urchin: Reef sea urchin (Echinometra viridis), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Urchin: West Indian sea egg (Tripneustes ventricosus), Guna Yala, Panama
   
   
Crustaceans
   
 
  Crab: Arrow crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis) among giant anemone and feather dusters, Bocas del Toro, Panama  
   
   
 
  Crab: Arrow crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis), Mary Head, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Crab: Arrow crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis), Waterlemon Cay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Crab: Channel clinging crab (Mithrax spinosissimus), South Water Caye, Belize
   
   
 
  Crab: Giant hermit crab (Petrochirus diogenes), Cinnamon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Lobster: Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus), Cinnamon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
Cephalopods
   
 
  Octopus: Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Octopus: Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Octopus: Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris), Honey Moon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Octopus: Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris), Honey Moon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Octopus: Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris), Honey Moon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Octopus: Panama octopus (Octopus sp.), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Squid: Caribbean reef squid (Sepioteuthis sepiodea), Solomon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Squid: Caribbean reef squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea), Bocas del Toro, Panama
   
 
Cartilaginous fishes
   
 
  Ray: Caribbean whiptail stingray (Himantura schmardae), Guna Yala, Panama
   
   
 
  Ray: Devil ray (Mobula sp.), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Ray: Devil rays (Mobula sp.), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Ray: Giant manta (Manta birostris), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Ray: Southern stingray (Dasyatis americana), Francis Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Ray: Southern stingray (Dasyatis americana) with Bar jacks (Caranx ruber), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Ray: Southern stingray (Dasyatis americana) with Bar jacks (Caranx ruber), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Ray: Southern stingray (Dasyatis americana), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Ray: Spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari), Leinster Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Ray: Yellow stingray (Urobatis jamaicensis), Guna Yala, Panama
   
   
 
  Ray: Yellow stingray (Urobatis jamaicensis), Bocas del Toro, Panama
   
   
 
  Shark: Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum), Mary Head, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Shark: Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum), Jumbie Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Shark: Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum), Honey Moon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Shark: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Shark: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Shark: White-tipped reef shark (Triaenodon obesus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Shark: White-tipped reef shark (Triaenodon obesus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
Bony fishes
   
 
  Angelfish: Cortez angelfish (Pomacanthus zonipectus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Angelfish: Cortez angelfish, juvenile (Pomacanthus zonipectus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Angelfish: Gray angelfish (Pomacanthus arcuatus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
     
     
 
  Angelfish: Gray angelfish, juvenile (Pomacanthus arcuatus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Angelfish: French angelfish (Pomacanthus arcuatus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Angelfish: French angelfish, juvenile (Pomacanthus arcuatus), Mary Head, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Angelfish: French angelfish, transitional (Pomacanthus arcuatus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Angelfish: King angelfish (Holacanthus passer), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Angelfish: Queen angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris), Bocas del Toro, Panama
   
   
 
  Angelfish: Queen angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Angelfish: Queen angelfish, juvenile (Holacanthus ciliaris), Salt Pond, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Barracuda: Cortez barracuda (Sphyraena lucasana), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Barracuda: Great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda), Cinnamon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Barracuda: Great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda), Cinnamon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Blenny: Hairy blenny (Labrisomus nuchipinnis), St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Blenny: Panamic fanged blenny (Ophioblennius steindachneri), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama  
   
   
 
  Boxfish: Smooth trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Boxfish: Spotted trunkfish (Lactophrys bicaudalis), Brown Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Boxfish: Scrawled cowfish (Lactophrys quadricornis), Leinster Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Butterflyfish: Banded butterflyfish (Chaetodon striatus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Butterflyfish: Barberfish (Johnrandallia nigrirostris), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Butterflyfish: Foureye butterflyfish (Chaetodon capistratus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Butterflyfish: Foureye butterflyfish (Chaetodon capistratus) among mangrove roots, Bocas del Toro, Panama  
   
   
 
  Butterflyfish: Threebanded butterflyfish (Chaetodon humeralis), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama  
   
   
 
  Butterflyfish: Spotfin butterflyfish (Chaetodon ocellatus), Solomon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Chromis: Blue chromis (Chromis cyanea), Solomon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Chromis: Brown chromis (Chromis multilineata), Solomon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Cornetfish: Reef cornetfish (Fistularia commersonii), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Damselfish: Beaugregory, juvenile (Stegastes leucostictus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Damselfish: Bicolor damselfish (Stegastes partitus), Solomon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Damselfish: Bumphead damselfish (Microspathodon bairdii), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama  
   
   
 
  Damselfish: Dusky damselfish (Stegastes adustus), Solomon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Damselfish: Giant damselfish (Microspathodon dorsalis), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Damselfish: Giant damselfish, juvenile (Microspathodon dorsalis), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama  
   
   
 
  Damselfish: Night sergeant (Abudefduf taurus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Damselfish: Sergeant major (Abudefduf saxatilis), Guna Yala, Panama  
   
   
 
  Damselfish: Sergeant major (Abudefduf saxatilis), Honey Moon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands; adult guarding eggs (purple egg mass)  
   
   
 
  Damselfish: Sergeant major (Abudefduf saxatilis), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands; juveniles attracted to mooring line  
   
   
 
  Damselfish: Panamic sergeant major (Abudefduf troschelii), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama  
   
   
 
  Damselfish: Panamic sergeant major (Abudefduf troschelii), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Damselfish: Threespot damselfish (Pomacentrus planifrons), Bocas del Toro, Panama  
   
   
 
  Damselfish: Threespot damselfish, juvenile (Pomacentrus planifrons), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Damselfish: Yellowtail damselfish (Micropathodon chrysurus), Solomon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Damselfish: Yellowtail damselfish (Micropathodon chrysurus), Francis Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Drum: Spotted drum, intermediate (Equetus punctatus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Filefish: Whitespotted filefish (Cantherhines macrocerus), Mary Head, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Filefish: Orangespotted filefish (Cantherhines pullus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Filefish: Scrawled filefish (Aluterus scriptus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Goatfish: Spotted goatfish (Pseudupeneus maculatus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Goatfish: Yellowtail goatfish (Mulloidichthys martinicus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Goby: Cleaning goby (Elacatinus genie) and threespot damselfish (Stegastes planifrons), Solomon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Grouper: Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus), Brown Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Grouper: Rock hind (Epinephelus adscensionis), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Grunt: Bluestriped grunt (Haemulon sciurus) and French grunt (H. flavolineatum), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Grunt: French grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum), Solomon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Grunt: French grunt, juvenile (Haemulon flavolineatum), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Grunt: Porkfish (Anisotremus virginicus) and French grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Grunt: Spanish grunt (Haemulon macrostomum), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Grunt: Spottail grunt (Haemulon maculicauda), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Hamlet: Barred hamlet (Hypoplectrus puella), Waterlemon Cay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Hamelet: Black hamlet (Hypoplectrus nigricans), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Hamelet: Butter hamlet (Hypoplectrus unicolor), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
 
   
 
  Hamlet: Indigo hamlet (Hypoplectrus indigo), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Hamlet: Yellowtail hamlet (Hypoplectrus chlorurus) and blue tang (Acanthurus coeruleus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Hawkfish: Coral hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Hawkfish: Giant hawkfish (Cirrhitus rivulatus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Hawkfish: Giant hawkfish (Cirrhitus rivulatus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Jack: Bar jack (Caranx ruber), Solomon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Jack: Bar jack (Caranx ruber) feeding on silversides (Family Atherinidae), Cinnamon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Jack: Bigeye scad (Selar crumenophthalmus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Jack: Bigeye trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Jack: Bigeye trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Jack: Bluefin trevally (Caranx melampygus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Jack: Gafftopsail pompano (Trachinotus rhodopus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Jack: Horse-eye jack (Caranx latus) with Sea bream (Archosargus rhomboidalis), Francis Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Jack: Palometa (Trachinotus goodei), Cinnamon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Lionfish: Red lionfish, invasive (Pterois volitans), Guna Yala, Panama
   
   
 
  Lizardfish: Sand diver (Synodus intermedius), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Lizardfish: Sand diver (Synodus intermedius), Francis Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Mojarra: Yellowfin mojarra (Gerres cinereus), Francis Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Moray: Panamic green moray (Gymnothorax castaneus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Moray: Spotted moray (Gymnothorax moringa), Solomon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Needlefish: Flat needlefish (Ablennes hians): Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Parrotfish: Bicolor parrotfish, initial phase (Scarus rubroviolaceus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama  
   
   
 
  Parrotfish: Bluechin parrotfish, terminal phase (Scarus ghobban), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama  
   
   
 
  Parrotfish: Bluechin parrotfish, initial phase (Scarus ghobban), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama  
   
   
 
  Parrotfish: Bumphead parrotfish, terminal phase (Scarus perrico), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama  
   
   
 
  Parrotfish: Princess parrotfish, initial phase (Scarus taeniopterus), Waterlemon Cay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Parrotfish: Redband parrotfish, terminal phase (Sparisoma aurofrenatum), Jumbie Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Parrotfish: Redband parrotfish, initial phase (Sparisoma aurofrenatum), Solomon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Parrotfish: Redtail parrotfish, initial phase (Sparisoma chrysopterum), Cinnamon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Parrotfish: Striped parrotfish, terminal phase (Scarus iseri), Jumbie Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Parrotfish: Stoplight parrotfish, terminal phase (Sparisoma viride), Solomon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Parrotfish: Stoplight parrotfish, initial phase (Sparisoma viride), Mary Head, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Parrotfish: Queen parrotfish, terminal phase (Scarus vetula) and Stoplight parrotfish, terminal phase (Sparisoma viride), Mary Head, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Parrotfish: Queen parrotfish, initial phase (Scarus vetula), Jumbie Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Parrotfish: Yellowtail parrotfish, initial phase (Sparisoma rubripinne), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Porcupinefish: Ballonfish (Diodon holocanthus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Porcupinefish: Porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Porgy: Sea bream (Archosargus rhomboidalis), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Porgy: Sheepshead porgy (Calamus penna), Francis Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Puffer: Bantail puffer (Sphoeroides spengleri), Leinster Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Puffer: Guineafowl puffer, spotted phase (Arothron meleagris), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama  
   
   
 
  Puffer: Guineafowl puffer, yellow phase (Arothron meleagris), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama  
   
   
 
  Puffer: Guineafowl puffer, transitional phase (Arothron meleagris), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama  
   
   
 
  Puffer: Sharpnose puffer (Canthigaster rostrata), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Puffer: White-spotted puffer (Arothon hispidus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Remora: Remora (Remora sp.) attached to green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Scorpionfish: Spotted scorpionfish (Scorpaena plumieri), Guna Yala, Panama  
   
   
 
  Seabass: Flag cabrilla (Epinephelus labriformis), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Seabass: Flag cabrilla (Epinephelus labriformis), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Seabass: Harlequin bass (Serranus tigrinus), Bocas del Toro, Panama
   
   
 
  Seabass: Panama graysby (Cephalopholis panamensis), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Sea chub: Cortez sea chub (Kyphosus elegans), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Sea chub: Rainbow sea chub (Sectator ocyurus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Silverside (Family Atherinidae), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Snapper: Blue-and-gold snapper (Lutjanus viridis), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Snapper: Gray snapper (Lutjanus griseus), Brown Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Snapper: Mahogany snapper (Lutjanus mahogoni), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Snapper: Mutton snapper (Lutjanus analis), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Snapper: Schoolmaster (Lutjanus apodus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
   
 
  Snapper: Schoolmaster, juvenile (Lutjanus apodus), Guna Yala, Panama
   
   
 
  Snapper: Yellwtail snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Spadefish: Pacific spadefish (Chaetodipterus zonatus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Squirrelfish: Common squirrelfish (Holocentrus ascensionis) with cymothoid isopod (Anilocra sp.), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Squirrelfish: Deepwater squirrelfish (Sargocentron bullisi), Bocas del Toro, Panama
   
   
 
  Surgeonfish: Blue tang (Acanthurus coeruleus), Hawksnest, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Surgeonfish: Blue tang, juvenile (Acanthurus coeruleus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Surgeonfish: Blue tang, juvenile (Acanthurus coeruleus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Surgeonfish: Blue tang (Acanthurus coeruleus), Mary Head, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Surgeonfish: Convict surgeonfish (Acanthurus triostegus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Surgeonfish: Convict surgeonfish (Acanthurus triostegus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Surgeonfish: Ocean surgeonfish (Acanthurus tractus), South Water Caye, Belize
   
   
 
  Surgeonfish: Ocean surgeonfish (Acanthurus tractus), Solomon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Surgeonfish: Razor surgeonfish (Prionurus laticlavius), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Surgeonfish: Razor surgeonfish (Prionurus laticlavius), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Surgeonfish: Yellowfin surgeonfish, juvenile (Acanthurus xanthopterus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama  
   
   
 
  Surgeonfish: Yellowfin surgeonfish, juvenile (Acanthurus xanthopterus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama  
     
     
   
  Sweeper: Glassy sweeper (Pempheris schomburgkii), Guna Yala, Panama  
     
     
   
  Tarpon: Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus), Cinnamon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Triggerfish: Blunthead triggerfish (Pseudobalistes naufragium), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama  
   
   
 
  Trumpetfish: Atlantic trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus), Cinnamon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Wrasse: Blackear wrasse, terminal phase (Halichoeres poeyi), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Wrasse: Bluehead wrasse, terminal phase (Thalassoma bifasciatumi), Mary Head, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Wrasse: Bluehead wrasse, terminal phase (Thalassoma bifasciatumi), Guna Yala, Panama  
   
   
 
  Wrasse: Bluehead wrasse, initial phase (Thalassoma bifasciatumi), Guna Yala, Panama  
   
   
 
  Wrasse: Cortez rainbow wrasse, initial phase (Thalassoma lucasanum), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama  
   
   
 
  Wrasse: Mexican hogfish, young terminal phase (Bodianus diplotaenia), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama  
   
   
 
  Wrasse: Slippery dick, terminal phase (Halichoeres bivittatus), Waterlemon Cay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Wrasse: Slippery dick, juvenile (Halichoeres bivittatus), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Wrasse: Spanish hogfish (Bodianus rufus), Guna Yala, Panama
   
   
 
  Wrasse: Spinster wrasse, juvenile (Halichoeres nicholisi), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Wrasse: Yellowhead wrasse, terminal phase (Halichoeres garnoti) and Ocean surgeonfish (Acanthurus bahianus), Francis Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
Reptiles
       
   
 
  Snake: Yellow-belly sea snake (Pelamis platurus), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
   
   
 
  Turtle: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Leinster Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
       
       
 
  Turtle: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
       
       
 
  Turtle: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
       
       
 
  Turtle: Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
       
       
 
  Turtle: Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Maho Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  
   
   
 
  Turtle: Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Cinnamon Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
   
       
 
  Turtle: Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
       
       
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