Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas

Professor, Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society

University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149


Tel: 305.421.4733

fishery ecology, coastal marine ecosystems, hydroacoustics

Thomas, Gary L. and Richard E. Thorne.  2003.   Acousticsl-optical assessment of Pacific herring and their predator assemblage in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Aquatic Living Resources.   16:247-253.  

Thomas, G.L., J. Kirsch and R.E. Thorne. 2002. Ex-situ target strength measurements of Pacific herring Clupea pallasi and Pacific sand lance Ammodytes hexapterus , North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 

Thomas, G.L. and R.E. Thorne.  Nighttime predation by Steller sea lions.  Nature. 2001. 411:1013.

Cooney, Robert T., J.R. Allen, M.A. Bishop, D.L. Eslinger, T. Kline, B.L. Norcross, C.P. McRoy, J. Milton, V. Patrick, A.J. Paul, D. Salmon, D. Scheel, G.L. Thomas, S.L. Vaughan, T.M. Willette.  Ecosystem control of juvenile pink salmon ( Onchorynchus gorbuscha) and Pacific herring ( Clupea pallasi) populations in Prince William Sound, Alaska: Sound Ecosystem Assessment (SEA).  Fisheries Oceanography. 2001. 10 (supplement #1): 1-13.

Willette, T. Mark, R.T. Cooney, E.V. Patrick, D.M. Mason, G.L. Thomas and D. Scheel.   Ecological processes influencing mortality of juvenile pink salmon Oncorhynchus gorbuscha in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Fisheries Oceanography. 2001. 10(suppl.1): 14-42.

Thomas, G.L. and Jay Kirsch. Advances in plankton and nekton acoustics:   A review.  Fisheries Research. 2000. 47(2-3): 107-114.

Kirsch, Jay and G.L. Thomas.  Acoustic estimation of spring plankton densities in Prince William Sound.   Fisheries Research. 2000. 47(2-3) 245-260.

Stokesbury, K.D.E., J. Kirsch, E.D. Brown, G.L. Thomas and B.L. Norcross.   Spatial distributions of Pacific herring ( Clupea pallasi) and walleye pollock ( Theragra chalcogramma) , in Prince William Sound, Alaska.  Fish Bulletin. 2000. 98:400-409.

Thomas, G.L., E.V. Patrick, J. Kirsch and J.R. Allen. Development of a multi-species model for managing the fisheries resources of Prince William Sound.   In D.A. Hancock, D.C. Smith, A. Grant and J.P. Beumer. Developing and Sustaining World Fisheries Resources - the State of Science and Management.  2nd World Fisheries Congress. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia. 1997.   Pages 606-613.

Frodge, Jonathan D., David Marino, G.B. Pauley and G.L. Thomas.  Mortality of largemouth bass ( Micropterus salmoides ) and steelhead trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss ) in densely vegetated littoral areas tested using in situ bioassay.  Lake and Reservoir Management. 1996. 11(2): 343-358.

Beauchamp, M.G. LaRiviere, and G.L. Thomas.  Evaluation of competition and predation as limits of juvenile kokanee ( Oncorynchus nerka kinnerlyi ) and sockeye salmon ( Oncorynchus nerka ) production in Lake Ozette, Washington.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 1995. 15(1): 193207.

Bonar, S.A., S.A. Vecht, C.R. Bennett, G.B. Pauley and G.L. Thomas. Capture of grass carp from vegetated lakes. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 1993. 31:168-174 .

Bonar, S.A., G.L. Thomas, Steven L. Thiesfeld, Gilbert B. Pauley and T. Brock Stables.   Effect of triploid white amur ( Ctenopharyngodon idella) on the aquatic macrophyte community of Devils Lake, Oregon. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 1993. 13:757765.

Thomas, G.L. and Ole Mathisen. Biological interactions between enhanced and wild salmon in Alaska.   Fisheries Research. 1993. 18(12): 117.

Pauley, G.B. and G.L. Thomas.  Mortality of anadromous coastal cutthroat trout ( Oncorhynchus clarkii) caught with artificial lures and natural bait.   North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 1993. 13(2): 237345.

Stables, T. Brock and G.L. Thomas. Acoustic measurement of trout distributions in Spada Lake, Washington, using stationary transducers.  Journal of Fish Biology. 1992. 12:191203.

Beauchamp, David A., Sharron Vecht, and G.L. Thomas.  Distribution and feeding of Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii ) in Lake Washington.  Northwest Science. 1992.  66(3): 149159.

Thomas, G.L. Successes and Failures of Fisheries Acoustics     An International, National, and Regional Perspectives.  Fisheries Research. 1992.  14:95105.

Washington, Percy, G.L. Thomas, and David A. Marino.   Successes and failures of fisheries acoustics in the evaluation of environmental impact. Fisheries Research. 1992. 14:239250.

Crittenden, Robert, and G.L. Thomas.  The importance of statistical analysis to determining the accuracy and precision of acoustical estimates of fish abundance.  Fisheries Research. 1992. 14:197208.

Frodge, Jonathan D., G.L. Thomas, and Gilbert B. Pauley.  Sediment phosphorus loading in dense beds of aquatic macrophytes.   Lake and Reservoir Management. 1991.   7(1): 6171.

Stables, T. Brock, G.L. Thomas, Steven Thiesfeld, Gilbert B. Pauley and Michael Wert. Harvest and potential yield of the Spada Lake wild trout fishery.   North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 1990.   10:305314.

Frodge, Jonathan, G.L. Thomas, and Gilbert B. Pauley. The effects of floating and submergent growth forms of   aquatic macrophytes on the water quality of the littoral zone.  Journal of Aquatic Botany. 1990. 38:231248.

Thomas, G.L., Steven Thiesfeld, Scott Bonar, Gilbert B. Pauley and Robert N. Crittenden. Estimation of submergent plant biovolume using acoustic range information.   Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 1990. 47(4): 805812.

Thorne, R.E. and G.L. Thomas.  Acoustic measurement of gas bubble release by Pacific herring.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.   1990. 47(10): 19201928.

Bonar, S.A., Harjeet Sengal, Gilbert B. Pauley, and G.L. Thomas. Relationship between the chemical composition of aquatic macrophytes and their consumption by triploid white amur.  Journal of Fish Biology. 1990. 36:149157.

Beauchamp, David A., Donald J. Stewart, and G.L. Thomas.  Corroboration of a bioenergetics model for sockeye salmon.   Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 1989. 118(6): 587607

Bonar, Scott A., G.L. Thomas, Gilbert B. Pauley, and Roy W. Martin. Use of ultrasonic imaging for rapid, nonlethal determination of the sex and maturity of Pacific Herring ( style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT;color:navy'> Clupea harengus pallasi ). 1989.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management.  1989.  9(3): 364365.

Crittenden, R.N. and G.L. Thomas. A conditional generalized least squares estimator for the size of a closed population. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 1988.  46(5): 818823.

Crittenden, R.N., G.L. Thomas, D.A. Marino, and R.E. Thorne. A weighted durationinbeam estimator for the volume sampled by a quantitative echo sounder.   Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 1988.  45(7): 12491256.

Thomas, G.L. and F.L. Felleman.  Acoustic measurement of the fish assemblage beneath killer whale pods in the Greater Puget Sound.   Rit Fiskideildar 1988.11:276284.

Bonar, S.A., G.L. Thomas and G.B. Pauley. Evaluation of using external morphology for the separation of triploid and diploid grass carp ( Ctenopharyngodon idella ). style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Journal of Fish Biology. 1988. 33:895898.

Thomas, G.L.   and Darrell R. Jackson. Acoustic measurement of fish schools using array phase information.   Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 1987.  44(9): 15441550.

Thorne, R. L. and G. L. Thomas.  Recent applications of hydroacoustics to assessment of limnetic fish abundance and behavior. Journal of North American Lake Management.  1984. 3:305313.

Hunter, J. R. and G. L. Thomas.  The effect of prey density and distribution on the searching and feeding behavior of larval anchovy, Engraulis mordax, Giard. In: J.H.S. Blaxter (Ed.). The Early Life History of Fish, 1973. Pages 559574.

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