Dry Tortugas


Selected Scientific Publications

Bartholomew, A., J.A. Bohnsack, S.G. Smith, J.S. Ault, D.E. Harper, and D.B. McClellan. (2008). Influence of marine reserve size and boundary length on the initial response of exploited reef fishes in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, USA. Landscape Ecology 23(Suppl. 1): 55–65.

Ault, J.S., S.G. Smith, and J.T. Tilmant. 2007. Fishery management analyses for reef fish in Biscayne National Park: bag & size limits. National Park Service, Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NRPC/WRD/NRTR–2007/064. 66 p.

Ault, J.S., S.G. Smith, J.A. Bohnsack, J. Luo, D.E. Harper, and D.B. McClellan. 2006. Building sustainable fisheries in Florida 's coral reef ecosystem: positive signs in the Dry Tortugas. Bulletin of Marine Science 78(3): 633–654.

Ault, J.S., Bohnsack, J.A., and S.G. Smith. 2005a. Towards sustainable multispecies fisheries in the Florida USA coral reef ecosystem. Bulletin of Marine Science 76(2): 595–622.

Ault, J.S., Smith, S.G., and Bohnsack, J.A. 2005b. Evaluation of average length as an indicator of exploitation status for the Florida coral reef fish community. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 62: 417–423.

Bohnsack, J.A., Ault, J.S., and B. Causey. 2004. Why have no-take marine protected areas? American Fisheries Society Symposium 42: 185–193.

Meester, G.A., Mehrotra, A., Ault, J.S., and E.K. Baker. 2004. Designing marine reserves for fishery management. Management Science 50(8):1031–1043.

Franklin, E.C., Ault, J.S., Smith, S.G., Luo, J., Meester, G.A., Diaz, G.A., Chiappone, M., Swanson, D.W., Miller, S.L., and J.A. Bohnsack. 2003. Benthic habitat mapping in the Tortugas region, Florida. Marine Geodesy 26(1-2): 19–34.

Ault, J.S., S.G. Smith, E.C. Franklin, J. Luo and J.A. Bohnsack. 2003. Sampling design analysis for coral reef fish stock assessment in Dry Tortugas National Park.  Final Report, National Park Service Contract No. H5000000494-0012. 87 p.

Ault, J.S., Smith, S.G., Luo, J., Meester, G.A., Bohnsack, J.A., and S.L. Miller. 2002. Baseline multispecies coral reef fish stock assessment for the Dry Tortugas. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-SEFSC-487. 117 p.

Ault, J.S., S.G. Smith, G.A. Meester, J. Luo and J.A. Bohnsack. 2001. Site characterization for Biscayne National Park: assessment of fisheries resources and habitats. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-468. 185 p.

Schmidt, T.W., Ault, J.S., and J.A. Bohnsack. 1999. Site characterization for the Dry Tortugas region: fisheries and essential habitats. Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and National Park Service. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-425. 95 p.

Bohnsack, J.A., D.B. McClellan, D.E. Harper, G.S. Davenport, G.J. Konoval, A.M. Eklund, J.P. Contillo, S.K. Bolden, P.C. Fischel, G.S. Sandorff, J.C. Javech, M.W. White, M.H. Pickett, M.W. Hulsbeck, J.L. Tobias, J.S. Ault, G.A. Meester, S.G. Smith, J. Luo. 1999. Baseline data for evaluating reef fish populations in the Florida Keys, 1979–1998. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-427. 89 p.

Ault, J.S., Luo, J., Smith, S.G., Serafy, J.E., Wang, J.D., Diaz, G.A., and R. Humston. 1999. A spatial dynamic multistock production model. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 56 (S1):4–25.

Ault, J.S., Diaz, G.A., Smith, S.G., Luo, J. and J.E. Serafy. 1999. An efficient sampling survey design to estimate pink shrimp population abundance in Biscayne Bay, Florida. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 19(3): 696–712.

Ault, J.S., Bohnsack, J.A. and G.A. Meester. 1998. A retrospective (1979–1996) multispecies assessment of coral reef fish stocks in the Florida Keys. Fishery Bulletin U.S. 96(3): 395-414.

Ault, J.S., J.A. Bohnsack and G.A. Meester. 1997. Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: retrospective (1979–1995) assessment of reef fish and the case for protected marine areas. Pages 385—395 in D.A. Hancock, D.C. Smith, A. Grant, and J.P. Beumer, eds. Developing and sustaining world fisheries resources: the state of science and management. Proceedings of the Second World Fisheries Congress. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.

Ault, J.S. and D.B. Olson. 1996. A multicohort stock production model. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 125(3):343–363.

Bohnsack, J.A. and J.S. Ault. 1996. Management strategies to conserve marine biodiversity. Oceanography 9(1):73–82.

Smith, S.G. and J.S. Ault. 1993. Statistical sampling design analysis of the 1991-1992 Puerto Rico shallow-water reef fish monitoring survey.  NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-SEFSC-331: 1–36.

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