In Review:

Adams, G.D., R.T. Leaf, J.C. Ballenger, S.A. Arnott, and C.J. McDonough. Spatial variability in the growth of Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) in the Southeast US: Implications for assessment and management. Fisheries Research.

Chiaverano, L., M. Decker, J. Ruzicka, R. Brodeur, J. Tam, R.T. Leaf, S. Uye, F. Hernandez, H. Mianzan, K. Aleska, J. Quinones, M. Acha, W.M. Graham, and K. Robinson. Evaluating the role of large jellyfish and and forage fishes as energy pathways, and their interplay with fisheries, in the Northern Humboldt Current System. Progress in Oceanography.

Kuykendall, K., E.N. Powell, J.M. Klinck, P.T. Moreno, and R.T. Leaf. The effect of abundance changes on a management strategy evaluation for the Atlantic surfclam (Spisula solidissima) using a spatially explicit, vessel-based fisheries model. Ecological Modelling.

Leaf, R.T., J. Trushenski, M.J. Andres, N. Brown-Peterson. Temporal dynamics of lipid and fatty acid characteristics of Gulf Menhaden, Brevoortia patronus, in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Lipids.

In Press:

Schueller, A., R.T. Leaf, R. Mroch, and G. Nesslage. Response to Turner 2017. Geo: Geography and Environment


Peer-Reviewed Publications 2018:

Adams, G.D., R.T. Leaf, W. Wu, F.J. Hernandez. Environmentally driven fluctuations in condition factor of adult Gulf menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsy002.

Bird, C. A. Veríssimo, S. Magozzi, K. Abrantes, A. Aguilar, H. Al-Reasi, A. Barnett, D. Bethea, G. Biais, A. Borrell, M. Bouchoucha, M. Boyle, E. Brooks, J. Brunnschweiler, P. Bustamante, A. Carlisle, D. Catarino, S. Caut, Y. Cherel, T. Chouvelon, D. Churchill, J. Ciancio, J. Claes, A. Colaço, D. Courtney, P. Cresson, R. Daly, L. DeNecker, T. Endo, I. Figueiredo, A. Frisch, J. Hansen, M. Heithaus, N. Hussey, J. Iitembu, F. Juanes, M. Kinney, J. Kiszka, S. Klarian, D. Kopp, R. Leaf, Y. Li, A. Lorrain, D. Madigan, A. Malijkovic, M. Malpica-Cruz, P. Matich, M. Meekan, F. Menard, G. Menezes, S. Munroe, M. Newman, Y. Papastamatiou, H. Pethybridge, J. Plumlee, C. Polo-Silva, K. Quaeck-Davies, V. Raoult, J. Reum, Y. Torres-Rojas, D. Shiffnan, O. Shipley, C. Speed, M. Staudinger, A. Teffer, A. Tilley, M. Valls, J. Vaudo, T-C. Wai, R.J.D. Wells, A. Wyatt, A. Yool, and C. Trueman. A global perspective on the trophic geography of sharks. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2: 299-305.

Oshima, M. and R.T. Leaf. Understanding the structure and resilience of trophic dynamics in the northern Gulf of Mexico using network analysis. Bulletin of Marine Science. 94(1):21–46.

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. Marine and Freshwater Research 69(1): 144-154.

Peer-Reviewed Publications 2017:

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. Ecological Modeling 359: 49-68.

Brown-Peterson, N., R.T. Leaf, A. Schueller, and M. Andres. Reproductive dynamics of Gulf menhaden Brevoortia patronus in the northern Gulf of Mexico: Effects on stock assessments. Fishery Bulletin 115(3): 284-299.

Clough, J., E. Blancher, R.A. Park, S.P. Milroy, W.M. Graham, C.F. Rakocinski, J.R. Hendon, J.D. Wiggart, R. Leaf. Establishing nearshore marine injuries for the Deepwater Horizon natural resource damage assessment using AQUATOX. Ecological Modelling 359: 258-268.

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. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 9(1): 231-243.

Dippold, D.A., R.T. Leaf, J. Franks, and R. Hendon. Growth, mortality, and movement of Cobia (Rachycentron canadum). Fishery Bulletin 115(4): 144-154.

Kuykendall, K.M., E.N. Powell, J.M. Klinck, P.T. Moreno, and R.T. Leaf. Management strategy evaluation for the Atlantic surfclam (Spisula solidissima) using a spatially explicit, vessel-based fisheries model. Fishery Bulletin 115(3): 300-325.

Leaf, R.T. Environmental determinants of Gulf Menhaden, (Brevoortia patronus), oil content in the northern Gulf of Mexico Ecological Indicators 82: 551-557.


Editor-Reviewed Publications 2017:

Leaf et al. 2017. Spotted Sea Trout Stock Assessments for Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

Leaf et al. 2017. Sheepshead Stock Assessment for Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

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]