Peer-reviewed Publications

69.    Portnoy DS, O'Leary SJ, Fields AT, ... Drymon JM et al. 2024. Complex patterns of genetic population structure in the mouthbrooding marine catfish, Bagre marinus, in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Atlantic. Ecology and Evolution 14(6):e11514. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.11514

68.    Drymon JM, Jargowsky AE, Prasky EG, Camp EV, Oliphant A, Powers SP, Scyphers SB. 2024. Depredation: An old conflict with the sea. Fish and Fisheries. DOI: 10.1111/faf.12846

67.    Hayne AHP, Richards TM, Drymon JM, Falterman B, Miller NR, Wells RJD, Mohan JA. 2024. Vertebral chemistry distinguishes regional populations of Blacktip Sharks in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 16(3):e10290. DOI: 10.1002/mcf2.10290

66.    Mullins L, Cartwright J, Dykstra SL, Evans K, Mareska J, Matich P, Plumlee JD, Sparks E, Drymon JM. 2024. Warming waters lead to increased habitat suitability for juvenile bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas). Scientific Reports 14:4100. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-024-54573-0

65.    Munno K, Hoopes L, Lyons K, Drymon M, Frazier B, Rochman CM. 2024. High microplastic and anthropogenic particle contamination in the gastrointestinal tracts of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) caught in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Environmental Pollution 344:123185. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2023.123185

64.    Postaire BD, Devloo-Delva F, Brunnschweiler JM, ... Drymon JM et al. 2024. Global genetic diversity and historical demography of the bull shark. Journal of Biogeography 51(4):632-648. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.14774

63.    Vaughn AJ, Street GM, Boudreau MR, Allen PJ. 2024. The relationship among acceleration, metabolism, and tail beat frequency of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) during critical swimming speed tests. Aquaculture 580(1):740280. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2023.740280

62.    Prasky EG, Drymon JM, Karnauskas M, ... Scyphers SB et al. 2023. Depredation influences anglers’ perceptions on coastal shark management and conservation in the United States Gulf of Mexico. Frontiers in Conservation Science 4:1271223. DOI: 10.3389/fcosc.2023.1271223

61.    Osowski AR, Jargowsky MB, Cooper PT, Powers SP, Drymon JM2023. Dietary habits of hardhead (Ariopsis felis) and gafftopsail (Bagre marinus) catfish revealed through DNA barcoding of stomach contents. Fishes 8(11):539. DOI: 10.3390/fishes8110539

60.    Binstock AL, Richards TM, Gibson-Banks K, Drymon JM, Wells RJD, Mohan JA. 2023. Assessing ecological connectivity of blacktip sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus) in the Gulf of Mexico using stable isotope analysis of multiple tissues. Fisheries Research 268:106849. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2023.106849

59.    Swift DG, O'Leary SJ, Grubbs RD, Frazier BS, Fields AT, Gardiner JM, Drymon JM, Bethea DM, Wiley TR, Portnoy DS. 2023. Philopatry influences the genetic population structure of the blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) at multiple spatial scales. Molecular Ecology 32(18):4953-4970. DOI: 10.1111/mec.17096

58.    Banks KG, Streich MK, Drymon JM, ... Stunz GW et al. 2023. Talk is cheap: direct evidence of conservation-based changes in angler behavior. Conservation Science and Practice 5(9):e13001. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.13001

57.    Frazier BS, Vinyard EA, Fields AT, ... Drymon JM et al. 2023. Age, growth and maturity of the bonnethead Sphyrna tiburo in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Biology of Fishes 106:1597-1617. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-023-01439-5

56.    Ebersole JA, Kelosky AT, Huerta-Beltrán BL, Cicimurri DJ, Drymon JM. 2023. Observations on heterodonty within the dentition of the Atlantic Sharpnose Shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (Richardson, 1836), from the north-central Gulf of Mexico, USA, with implications on the fossil record. PeerJ 11:e15142. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.15142

55.    Powers SP, Hightower CL, Hoenig JM, Plumlee JD, Nelson TR, Drymon JM2023. Novel estimation of gear selectivity using a concurrent mass mortality event: a case study using red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fisheries Research 263:106690. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2023.106690

54.    Binstock AL, Richards TM, Wells RJD, Drymon JM, Gibson-Banks K, Streich MK, Stunz GW, White CF, Whitney NM, Mohan JA. 2023. Variable post-release mortality in common shark species captured in Texas shore-based recreational fisheries. PLoS One 18(2):e0281441. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0281441

53.    Devloo-Delva F, Burridge CP, Kyne PM, ... Drymon JM et al. 2023. From rivers to ocean basins: the role of ocean barriers and philopatry in the genetic structuring of a cosmopolitan coastal predator. Ecology and Evolution 13(2):e9837. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.9837

52.    Powers SP, Drymon JM, Hightower CL, Carleton LM, Hoenig JM. 2023. Direct estimates of reef fish abundance across an artificial reef network. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 80(4):676-689. DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2022-0094

51.    Mitchell JD, Drymon JM, Vardon J, ... Jackson G et al. 2023. Shark depredation: future directions in research and management. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 33:475-499. DOI: 10.1007/s11160-022-09732-9

50.    Gervasi CL, Nelson JA, Swart PK, ... Drymon JM et al. 2022. Otolith stable isotope micro-sampling to discriminate poorly studied stocks: crevalle jack in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 278:108130. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2022.108130

49.    Jargowsky MB, Huerta-Beltrán BL, Ajemian MJ, Colvin ME, Drymon JM2022. Growth, reproduction, and age at maturity of Lessa’s butterfly ray Gymnura lessae in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Biology of Fishes 105(9):1237-1249. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-022-01347-0

48.    Branham CC, Frazier BS, Strange JB, Galloway AS, Adams DH, Drymon JM, Grubbs RD, Portnoy DS, Wells RJD, Sancho G. 2022. Diet of the bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo) along the northern Gulf of Mexico and southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 45(2):257-267. DOI: 10.32800/abc.2022.45.0257

47.    McClain MA, Hammerschlag N, Gallagher AJ, Drymon JM, Grubbs RD, Guttridge TL, Smukall MJ, Frazier BS, Daly-Engel TS. 2022. Age-dependent dispersal and relatedness in tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier). Frontiers in Marine Science 9:900107. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2022.900107

46.    Anderson T, Meese EN, Drymon JM, Stunz GW, Falterman B, Menjivar E, Wells RJD. 2022. Diel vertical habitat use observations of a scalloped hammerhead and a bigeye thresher in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fishes 7(4):148. DOI: 10.3390/fishes7040148

45.    Hightower CL, Drymon JM, Jefferson AE, Jargowsky MB, Seubert EA, Dedman S, Mareska JF, Powers SP. 2022. Population dynamics, relative abundance, and habitat suitability for adult red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) in nearshore waters of the north-central Gulf of Mexico. Fishery Bulletin 120(2):162-175. DOI: 10.7755/FB.120.2.6

44.    Jefferson AE, Jargowsky MB, Ivec GM, Cooper PT, Carroll JL, Gervasi CL, Rehage JS, Mareska JF, Powers SP, Drymon JM2022. Age, growth and diet of crevalle jack (Caranx hippos) in the Gulf of Mexico. Fisheries Management and Ecology 29(5):608-626. DOI: 10.1111/fme.12550

43.    Mullins LL, Drymon JM, Moore M, Skarke A, Moore A, Rodgers JC. 2021. Defining distribution and habitat use of west-central Florida’s coastal sharks through a research and education program. Ecology and Evolution 11(22):16055-16069. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.8277

42.    Scyphers SB, Drymon JM, Furman KL, Conley E, Niwa Y, Jefferson AE, Stunz GW. 2021. Understanding and enhancing angler satisfaction with fisheries management: insights from the “Great Red Snapper Count”. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 41(3):559-569. DOI: 10.1002/nafm.10579

41.    Jefferson AE, Jargowsky MB, Schrandt MN, Cooper PT, Powers SP, Dindo JJ, Drymon JM. 2021. Age, growth, and mortality of Atlantic tripletail in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 13(3):183-199. DOI: 10.1002/mcf2.10146

40.    Drymon JM, Schweiss KE, Seubert EA, Lehman RN, Daly-Engel TS, Pfleger M, Phillips NM. 2021. Swimming against the flow - testing the potential for eDNA to detect bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) across a dynamic deltaic interface. Ecology and Evolution 11(1):22-28. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.7101

39.    Drymon JM, Jargowsky MB, Dance MA, Lovell M, Hightower C, Jefferson AE, Kroetz A, Powers SP. 2021. Documentation of Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) space use and move persistence in the northern Gulf of Mexico facilitated by angler advocates. Conservation Science and Practice 3(2):e331. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.331

38.    Miranda LE, Coppola G, Hatcher HR, Jargowsky MB, Moran ZS, Rhodes MC. 2021. A bird's-eye view of reservoirs in the Mississippi Basin tips a need for large-scale coordination. Fish and Fisheries 22(1):128-140. DOI: 10.1111/faf.12509

37.    Hines SL, Vedral AJ, Jefferson AE, Drymon JM, Woodrey MS, Mabey SH, Sparks EL. 2020. Engaging online students by activating ecological knowledge. Ecology and Evolution 10(22):12472-12481. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6739

36.    Ajemian MJ, Drymon JM, Hammerschlag N, ... Stunz GW et al. 2020. Movement patterns and habitat use of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) across ontogeny in the Gulf of Mexico. PLoS One 15(7):e0234868. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0234868

35.    Drymon JM, Jefferson AE, Hightower CL, Powers SP. 2020. Descender devices or treat tethers: Does barotrauma mitigation increase opportunities for depredation?. Fisheries 45(7):377-379. DOI: 10.1002/fsh.10476

34.    Drymon JM, Dedman S, Froeschke JT, Seubert E, Jefferson AE, Kroetz AM, Powers SP. 2020. Defining sex-specific habitat suitability for a northern Gulf of Mexico shark assemblage. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:35. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00035

33.    Jargowsky MB, Cooper PT, Ajemian MJ, Colvin ME, Drymon JM. 2020. Discerning the dietary habits of the smooth butterfly ray Gymnura lessae using two distinct methods, otolith identification and metagenetics. Journal of Fish Biology 96(2):434-443. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.14221

32.    Schweiss KE, Lehman RN, Drymon JM, Phillips NM. 2020. Development of highly sensitive environmental DNA methods for the detection of Bull Sharks, Carcharhinus leucas, using Droplet Digital™ PCR. Environmental DNA 2(1):3-12. DOI: 10.1002/edn3.39

31.    Seubert EA, Hussey N, Powers SP, Valentine JF, Drymon JM. 2019. Assessing trophic flexibility of a predator assemblage across a large estuarine seascape using blood plasma stable isotope analysis. Food Webs 21:e00132. DOI: 10.1016/j.fooweb.2019.e00132

30.    Vinyard EA, Frazier BS, Drymon JM, Gelsleichter JJ, Bubley WJ. 2019. Age, growth, and maturation of the finetooth shark, Carcharhinus isodon, in the Western North Atlantic Ocean. Environmental Biology of Fishes 102(12):1499-1517. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-019-00929-9

29.    Drymon JM, Cooper PT, Powers SP, Miller MM, Magnuson S, Krell E, Bird CM. 2019. Genetic identification of species responsible for depredation in commercial and recreational fisheries. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 39(3):524-534. DOI: 10.1002/nafm.10292

28.    Drymon JM, Feldheim K, Fournier AMV, Seubert EA, Jefferson AE, Kroetz AM, Powers SP. 2019. Tiger sharks eat songbirds: reply. Ecology 100(11):e02870. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2870

27.    Drymon JM, Feldheim K, Fournier AMV, Seubert EA, Jefferson AE, Kroetz AM, Powers SP. 2019. Tiger sharks eat songbirds: scavenging a windfall of nutrients from the sky. Ecology 100(9):e02728. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2728

26.    Rooker JR, Dance MA, Wells RJD, ... Drymon JM et al. 2019. Population connectivity of pelagic megafauna in the Cuba-Mexico-United States triangle. Scientific Reports 9(1):1663. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-38144-8

25.    Jefferson AE, Allman RJ, Pacicco AE, Franks JS, Hernandez FJ, Albins MA, Powers SP, Shipp RL, Drymon JM. 2019. Age and growth of gray triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) from a north-central Gulf of Mexico artificial reef zone. Bulletin of Marine Science 95(2):177-195. DOI: 10.5343/bms.2018.0025

24.    Nelson TR, Jefferson AE, Cooper PT, Buckley CA, Heck Jr. KL, Mattila J. 2018. Eurasian perch Perca fluviatilis growth and fish community structure, inside and outside a marine‐protected area in the Baltic Sea. Fisheries Management and Ecology 25(3):172-185. DOI: 10.1111/fme.12277

23.    Sackett DK, Catalano M, Drymon JM, Powers SP, Albins MA. 2018. Estimating exploitation rates in the Alabama Red Snapper fishery using a high-reward tag-recapture approach. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 10(6):536-549. DOI: 10.1002/mcf2.10049

22.    Wells RJD, TinHan TC, Dance MA, ... Drymon JM et al. 2018. Movement, behavior, and habitat use of a marine apex predator, the scalloped hammerhead. Frontiers in Marine Science 5:321. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00321

21.    Powers SP, Drymon JM, Hightower CL, Spearman T, Bosarge GS, Jefferson A. 2018. Distribution and age composition of Red Snapper across the inner continental shelf of the north-central Gulf of Mexico. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 147(5):791-805. DOI: 10.1002/tafs.10081

20.    Jackson LS, Drymon JM, Nelson TR, Powers SP. 2018. Biotelemetry based estimates of greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) post-release mortality in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fisheries Research 208:239-246. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2018.07.017

19.    Grüss A, Perryman HA, Babcock EA, … Drymon JM et al. 2018. Monitoring programs of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico: inventory, development and use of a large monitoring database to map fish and invertebrate spatial distributions. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 28(4):667-691. DOI: 10.1007/s11160-018-9525-2

18.    Drymon JM, Wells RJD. 2017. Double tagging clarifies post-release fate of great hammerheads (Sphyrna mokarran). Animal Biotelemetry 5(28):1-7. DOI: 10.1186/s40317-017-0143-x

17.    Drymon JM, Scyphers SB. 2017. Attitudes and perceptions influence recreational angler support for shark conservation and fisheries sustainability. Marine Policy 81:153-159. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.03.001

16.    Karnauskas M, Walter JF, Campbell MD, Pollack AG, Drymon JM, Powers SP. 2017. Red Snapper distribution on natural habitats and artificial structures in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 9(1):50-67. DOI: 10.1080/19425120.2016.1255684

15.    Kroetz AM, Drymon JM, Powers SP. 2016. Comparative dietary diversity and trophic ecology of two estuarine mesopredators. Estuaries and Coasts 40(4):1171-1182. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-016-0188-8

14.    Harrington T, Plumlee J, Drymon JM, Wells D. 2016. Diets of Atlantic sharpnose shark (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) and bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Gulf and Caribbean Research 27(1):42-51. DOI: 10.18785.gcr.2701.05

13.    Davis WT, Drymon JM, Powers SP. 2015. Spatial and dietary overlap creates potential for competition between red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) and vermilion snapper (Rhomboplites aurorubens). PLoS One 10(12):e0144051. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144051

12.    Kroetz AM, Powers SP, Drymon JM. Park K. 2015. Anthropogenic modifications to a barrier island influence Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo) movements in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Animal Biotelemetry 3(1):38. DOI: 10.1186/s40317-015-0067-2

11.    Drymon JM, Ajemian MJ, Powers SP. 2014. Distribution and dynamic habitat use of young bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) in a highly stratified northern Gulf of Mexico estuary. PLoS One 9(5):e97124. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097124

10.    Scyphers SB, Powers SP, Akins JL, Drymon JM, Martin CW, Schobernd ZH, Schofield PJ, Shipp RL, Switzer TS. 2014. The role of citizens in detecting and responding to a rapid marine invasion. Conservation Letters 8(4):242-250. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12127

9.    Powers SP, Hernandez FJ, Condon RH, Drymon JM, Free CM. 2013. Novel pathways for injury from offshore oil spills: direct, sublethal and indirect effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on pelagic Sargassum communities. PLoS One 8(9):e74802. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074802

8.    Drymon JM, Carassou L, Powers SP, Grace M, Dindo J, Dzwonkowski B. 2013. Multiscale analysis of factors that affect the distribution of sharks throughout the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fishery Bulletin 111(4):370-380. DOI: 10.7755/FB.111.4.6

7.    * Powers SP, Fodrie FJ, Scyphers SB, Drymon JM, Shipp RL, Stunz GW. 2013. Gulf-wide decreases in the size of large coastal sharks documented by generations of fishermen. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 5(1):93-102. DOI: 10.1080/19425120.2013.786001 *Named Outstanding Paper of 2013 in Marine and Coastal Fisheries

6.    Gregalis KC, Schlenker LS, Drymon JM, Mareska JF, Powers SP. 2012. Evaluating the performance of vertical longlines to survey reef fish populations in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141(6):1453-1464. DOI: 10.1080/00028487.2012.703154

5.    Drymon JM, Powers SP, Carmichael RH. 2012. Trophic plasticity in the Atlantic sharpnose shark (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) from the north central Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Biology of Fishes 95(1):21-35. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-011-9922-z

4.    Powers SP, Hightower CL, Drymon JM, Johnson MW. 2012. Age composition and distribution of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) in offshore waters of the north central Gulf of Mexico: an evaluation of a stock under a federal harvest moratorium. Fishery Bulletin 110(3):283-292.

3.    Drymon JM, Powers SP, Dindo J, Dzwonkowsi B, Henwood T. 2010. Distributions of sharks across a continental shelf in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 2(1):440-450. DOI: 10.1577/C09-061.1

2.    Ulrich GF, Jones CM, Driggers WB III, Drymon JM, Oakley D, Riley C. 2007. Habitat utilization, relative abundance, and seasonality of sharks in the estuarine and nearshore waters of South Carolina. In American Fisheries Society Symposium 50:125-139.

1.    Drymon JM, Driggers WB III, Oakley D, Ulrich GF. 2006. Investigating life history differences between finetooth sharks, Carcharhinus isodon, in the northern Gulf of Mexico and the western North Atlantic Ocean. Gulf of Mexico Science 24(1):2-10. DOI: 10.18785/goms.2401.02