John D. Stieglitz

John D. Stieglitz

Research Assistant Professor, MES
Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society

MTLSS / Hatchery
4600 Rickenbacker Cswy
Miami, FL 33149

Tel: (305) 421-4195

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My research is focused on understanding how environmental changes of varying origins and temporal scales affect economically and ecologically valuable marine fish species. Utilizing approaches centered on applied ecophysiology of marine fish my research aims to address marine aquaculture production challenges while also developing a greater understanding of the impacts of both natural and anthropogenic induced environmental stressors on marine fish species throughout the world.

25. Nelson, D., J. Stieglitz, R. Heuer, D. Benetti, M. Grosell, and D. Crossley (2017) The impacts of crude oil on cardio-respiratory function during exercise in the marine pelagic cobia, Rachycentron canadum. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology and Pharmacology. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpc.2017.08.006.

24.  Pasparakis, C., L. Sweet, J. Stieglitz, D. Benetti, C. Casente, A. Roberts, and M. Grosell (2017) Combined effects of oil exposure, temperature and ultraviolet radiation on buoyancy and oxygen consumption of embryonic mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). Aquatic Toxicology. 191:113-121. doi:10.1016/j.aquatox.2017.07.021.

23.  Xu, E., E. Mager, M. Grosell, J. Stieglitz, E. Hazard, G. Hardiman, and D. Schlenk (2017) Developmental transcriptomic analyses for mechanistic insights into critical pathways involved in embryogenesis of pelagic mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). PLoS One. 12(7):e0180454. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180454.

22. Kloeblen, S., J. Stieglitz, J. Suarez, M. Grosell, and D. Benetti (2017) Characterizing egg quality and larval performance from captive mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) over time. Aquaculture Research. doi: 10.1111/are.13459.

21.  Stieglitz, J., R. Hoenig, S. Kloeblen, C. Tudela, M. Grosell, and D. Benetti (2017) Capture, transport, prophylaxis, acclimation, and continuous spawning of mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) in captivity. Aquaculture. 479, 1 – 6. doi:101016/j.aquaculture.2017.05.006.

20.  Foretich, M., C. Paris, M. Grosell, J. Stieglitz, and D. Benetti (2017) Dimethyl sulfide is a chemical attractant for reef fish larvae. Scientific Reports. 7(1):2498. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-02675-3.

19.  Perrichon, P., C. Pasparakis, E. Mager, J. Stieglitz, D. Benetti, M. Grosell, and W. Burggren (2017) Morphology and cardiac physiology are differentially affected by temperature in developing larvae of the marine fish mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). Biology Open. 6(6):800-809. doi:10.1242/bio/025692.

18.  Mager, E., C. Pasparakis, L. Schlenker, Z. Yao, C. Bodinier, J. Stieglitz, R. Hoenig, D. Benetti, and M. Grosell (2017) Assessment of early life stage mahi-mahi windows of sensitivity during acute exposures to Deepwater Horizon crude oil. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry. 36(7):1887-1895. doi: 10.1002/etc.3713.

17.  Sweet, L., J. Magnuson, T. Garner, M. Alloy, J. Stieglitz, D. Benetti, M. Grosell, and A. Roberts (2017) Exposure to ultraviolet radiation late in development increases the toxicity of oil to mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) embryos. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry. 36(6):1592-1598. doi: 10.1002/etc.3687.

16.  Nelson, D., R. Heuer, G. Cox, J. Stieglitz, R. Hoenig, E. Mager, D. Benetti, M. Grosell, and D. Crossley II (2016) Effects of crude oil on in situ cardiac function in young adult mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). Aquatic Toxicology. 180:274-281. doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.10.012.

15.  Pasparakis, C., E. Mager, J. Stieglitz, D. Benetti, and M. Grosell (2016) Combined effects of Deepwater Horizon crude oil exposure, temperature and developmental stage on oxygen consumption of embryonic and larval mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). Aquatic Toxicology. 181:113-123. doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.10.022.

14.  Stieglitz, J., E. Mager, R. Hoenig, M. Alloy, A. Esbaugh, C. Bodinier, D. Benetti, A. Roberts, and M. Grosell (2016) A novel exposure system for embryo-larval toxicity testing of pelagic fish species: Assessment of photo-enhanced toxicity of crude oil. Chemosphere, 162: 261-268. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.07.069.

13.  Xu, G., E. Mager, M. Grosell, C. Pasparakis, L. Schlenker, J. Stieglitz, D. Benetti, E. Hazard, S. Courtney, G. Diamante, J. Freitas, G. Hardiman, and D. Schlenk (2016) Time- and oil-dependent transcriptomic and physiological responses to Deepwater Horizon oil in mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) embryos and larvae. Environmental Science & Technology, 50 (14): 7842-7851.

12.  Stieglitz, J., E. Mager, R. Hoenig, D. Benetti, and M. Grosell (2016) Impacts of Deepwater Horizon crude oil exposure on adult mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) swim performance. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, 35 (10), 2613-2622.

11. Alloy, M., D. Baxter, J. Stieglitz, E. Mager, R. Hoenig, D. Benetti, M. Grosell, J. Oris, and A. Roberts (2016) Ultraviolet radiation enhances the toxicity of Deepwater Horizon oil to mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) embryos. Environmental Science & Technology, 50 (4): 2011 – 2017.

10.  Esbaugh, A., E. Mager, J. Stieglitz, R. Hoenig, J. Incardona, T. Linbo, N. Scholz, D. Benetti, and M. Grosell (2016) The effects of weathering and chemical dispersion on Deepwater Horizon crude oil toxicity to mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) early life stages. Science of the Total Environment, 543 (Part A): 644-651.

9.  Edmunds, R., J. Gill, D. Baldwin, T. Linbo, B. French, T. Brown, A. Esbaugh, E. Mager, J. Stieglitz, R. Hoenig, D. Benetti, M. Grosell, N. Scholz, and J. Incardona (2015) Corresponding morphological and molecular indicators of crude oil toxicity to the developing hearts of mahi-mahi. Scientific Reports, 5 (17326).

8.  Mager, E., A. Esbaugh, J. Stieglitz, R. Hoenig, C. Bodinier, J. Incardona, N. Scholz, D. Benetti, and M. Grosell (2014) Acute Embryonic or Juvenile Exposure to Deepwater Horizon Crude Oil Impairs the Swimming Performance of Mahi-Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). Environmental Science & Technology, 48: 7053 – 7061.

7.  Incardona, J., L. Gardner, T. Linbo, T. Brown, A. Esbaugh, E. Mager, J. Stieglitz, B. French, J. Labenia, C. Laetz, M. Tagal, C. Sloan, A. Elizur, D. Benetti, M. Grosell, B. Block, and N. Scholz, (2014) Deepwater Horizon crude oil impacts the developing hearts of large predatory pelagic fish. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 11 (15), E1510-E1518.

6. Welch, A., R. Hoenig, J. Stieglitz, Z. Daugherty, B. Sardenberg, S. Miralao, D. Farkas, and D. Benetti (2013) Growth rates of larval and juvenile bigeye scad (Selar crumenophthalmus) in captivity. SpringerPlus 2013 2:634.

5.    Stieglitz, J., D. Benetti, R. Hoenig, B. Sardenberg, A. Welch, and S. Miralao (2012) Environmentally-conditioned, year-round volitional spawning of cobia (Rachycentron canadum) in broodstock maturation systems. Aquaculture Research 43, 1557-1566.

4.    Stieglitz, J., D. Benetti, and J. Serafy (2012) Optimizing transport of live juvenile cobia (Rachycentron canadum): Effects of salinity and shipping biomass. Aquaculture 364-365: 293-297.

3. Partridge, G.J., D. Benetti, J. Stieglitz, J. Hutapea, A. McIntyre, B. Chen, W. Hutchinson, and V.P. Scholey (2011) The effect of 24-hour photoperiod on the survival, growth, and swim-bladder inflation of pre-flexion yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) larvae.  Aquaculture 319: 471-474.

2. Benetti, D., B. Sardenberg, R. Hoenig, A. Welch, J. Stieglitz, S. Miralao, D. Farkas, P. Brown, and D. Jory (2010) Cobia hatchery-to-market aquaculture technology: recent advances at the University of Miami Experimental Hatchery (UMEH). Revista Brasileira Zootecnia, Vol.39: 60-67 (supl. especial).

1. Welch, A., R. Hoenig, J. Stieglitz, D. Benetti, A. Tacon, N. Sims, and B. O’Hanlon (2010) From fishing to the sustainable farming of carnivorous marine finfish. Reviews in Fisheries Science, Vol.18(3): 235-247.


1. Benetti, D., G. Partridge, and J. Stieglitz (2016) Overview on status and technological advances in tuna aquaculture around the world. In Benetti, D., Partridge, G., and Buentello, A. (Eds.), Advances in tuna aquaculture: from hatchery to market (pp. 1 – 20). Waltham, MA: Elsevier.

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