Publications

In Review:

Taylor, S., R.T. Leaf, J. Franks, and E. Hoffmayer. A multivariate community structure analysis of Gulf pelagic Sargassum-associated fish in early life stages. Submitted to Gulf and Caribbean Research on May 3, 2016. Contributed, peer reviewed.

Dippold, D.A., R.T. Leaf, J. Franks, and R. Hendon. Growth, Mortality, and Movement of Cobia (Rachycentron canadum). Submitted to the Fishery Bulletin, June 10, 2016. Contributed, peer reviewed.

Kuykendall, K., E. Powell, J.Klinck, P. Moreno, and R.Leaf. Management strategy evaluation for the Atlantic Surfclam, Spisula solidissima, using a spatially-explicit vessel-based fisheries model. Submitted to the Fishery Bulletin, June 10, 2016. Contributed, peer reviewed.

Corey, M.C., R.T. Leaf, N. Brown-Peterson, M.S. Peterson, S. Clardy, and D.A. Dippold. Growth and spawning dynamics of Southern Flounder in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. Submitted to Marine and Coastal Fisheries, June 17, 2016. Contributed, peer reviewed.

Dippold, D.A. and R.T. Leaf. Evaluation of Candidate Fishery Reference Points for Mississippi’s Spotted Seatrout Stock. Submitted to Gulf and Caribbean Research on July 22, 2016. Contributed, peer reviewed.

Brown-Peterson, N., R.T. Leaf, A. Schueller, and M. Andres. Contemporary analysis of the reproductive biology of Gulf menhaden Brevoortia patronus in the northern Gulf of Mexico: impacts on stock dynamics. Submitted to Fishery Bulletin, August 1, 2016. Contributed, peer reviewed.

Leaf, R.T. Environmental determinants of Gulf Menhaden, (Brevoortia patronus), oil content in the northern Gulf of Mexico submitted to Ecological Indicators, August 5, 2016. Contributed, peer reviewed.

Blancher, E., R. Park, J. Clough, S. Milroy, M, Graham, C. Rakocinski, R. Hendon, J. Wiggert, and R.Leaf. Establishing Nearshore Marine Secondary Productivity Baseline Estimates for Multiple Habitats in Coastal Mississippi and Alabama Using AQUATOX 3.1 NME for use in the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment. Submitted to Ecological Modeling, October 10, 2016. Contributed, peer reviewed.

Vaudo, J., Wetherbee, W.M.; Harvey, J.G. Harvey, A. Prebble, M. Corcoran, M. Potenski, K. Bruni, R. Leaf, J. Collie, M. Shivji, A. Henningsen. Characterization and monitoring of one of the world’s most valuable ecotourism animals, the southern stingray at Stingray City, Grand Cayman, lessons for management of marine wildlife. Submitted to Marine Biology, December 22, 2016. Contributed, peer reviewed.

Peer-Reviewed Publications 2016:

K.D. Friedland, N.R. Record, R.G. Asch, T. Kristiansen, V.S. Saba, K. Drinkwater, S. Henson, R.T. Leaf, R.E. Morse, D.G. Johns, S.I. Large, S.S. Hjøllo, J.A. Nye, M.A. Alexander, and J. Rubao. 2016. Seasonal Plankton Blooms in the North Atlantic Linked to the Distribution of Copepods that Diapauseing Zooplankton. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 4:99. Contributed, peer reviewed.

Dippold, D.A., R.T. Leaf and M.S. Peterson. 2016. Evaluating management regimes using per recruit models and relative stock density for Mississippi’s Spotted Seatrout. North American Journal of Fisheries Management: 36(5):1178-1189. Contributed, peer reviewed.

Dippold, D.A., R.T. Leaf, J.R. Hendon, and J. Franks. 2016. Estimation of the length-at-age relationship of Mississippi’s Spotted Seatrout. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145(2):295-304. Contributed, peer reviewed.

Technical Reports 2016:

R.T. Leaf, Dippold, D.A., and J.R. Hendon. 2016 Stock Assessment for Spotted Seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, in Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. Biloxi, MS. Un-refereed.

Peer-Reviewed Publications 2015:

Friedland, K.D., R.T. Leaf, T. Kristiansen, and S.I. Large. 2015. Layered Effects of Parental Condition and Larval Survival on the Recruitment of Neighboring Haddock Stocks. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: 72(11): 1672-1681. [Peer-Reviewed]

Taylor, S.M., R.T. Leaf, F.J. Hernandez Jr., J.S. Franks, and E.R. Hoffmayer.  2015.  An examination of the diversity and abundance of ichthyoplankton in the Loop Current of the central Gulf of Mexico.  Proceedings of the 67th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute. [Contributed, editor reviewed]

Technical Reports 2015:

Clough, J.S., E.C. Blancher, R.A. Park, S. Milroy, R. Leaf, J. Wiggert, C. Rakocinski, R. Hendon, M. Graham, K. Robinson, M. Propato, T. Strange, C. Gavin, M. Goecker. Estimating Productivity Loss Attributed to Deepwater Horizon for Mississippi Nearshore Environments. REPORT TO MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. AUGUST 31, 2015. [Un-Refereed]

Peer-Reviewed Publications 2014:

Grammer, P. O., Mickle, P.F., Peterson, M.S., Havrylkoff, J., Slack, W.T. and R.T. Leaf. 2014. Activity patterns of Gulf Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi) in the staging area of the Pascagoula River during fall outmigration. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 1–9. doi: 10.1111/eff.12168 [Contributed, peer-reviewed]

Clardy, S., N. Brown-Peterson, M. Peterson, R.T. Leaf. 2014. Age, growth and reproduction of the southern kingfish, Menticirrhus americanus: Multivariate comparison to the life-history patterns in other sciaenids. Fishery Bulletin 112: 178–197. doi:10.7755/FB.112.2-3.6 [Contributed, peer-reviewed]

Leaf, R.T. and K.D. Friedland. 2014. Autumn bloom phenology and magnitude influence haddock recruitment on Georges Bank. ICES Journal of Marine Science 71 (8): 2017–2025. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsu076 [Contributed, peer-reviewed, symposium article]

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