Peer Reviewed Publications

Parker, K.E., Ward, J.O., Eggleston, E.M., Federov E, Everett Parkinson J, Dahlgren, C.P., Cunning R. (2020) Characterization of a thermally tolerant Orbicella faveolata reef in Abaco, The Bahamas. Coral Reefs, doi: 10.1007/s00338-020-01948-0

Sherman, K.D., Paris, J.R., King, R.A., Moore, K.A., Dahlgren, C.P., Knowles, L.C., Stump, K., Tyler, C.R., Stevens, J.R. (2020) RAD-seq analysis and in situ monitoring of Nassau grouper reveal fine-scale population structure and origins of aggregating fish. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:157, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00157

Sherman, K.D., Shultz, A.D., Dahlgren, C.P., Thomas, C., Brooks, E., Brooks, A., Brumbaugh, D.R., Gittens, L., Murchie, K. (2018) Contemporary and emerging fisheries in The Bahamas – conservation and management challenges, achievements and future directions. Fisheries Management and Ecology 25:319-331, doi: 10.1111/fme.12299

Paris, J.R., Sherman, K.D., Bell, E., Boulenger, C., Delord, C., El-Mahdi, M.B.M., Fairfield, E.A., Griffiths, A.M., Gutmann Roberts, C., Hedger, R,D., Holman, L.E., Hooper, L.H., Humphries, N.E., Katsiadaki, I., King, R.A., Lemopoulos, A., Payne, C.J., Peirson, G., Richter, K.K., Taylor, M.I., Trueman, C.N., Hayden, B., Stevens, J.R. (2018) Understanding and managing fish populations: keeping the toolbox fit for purpose. Journal of Fish Biology 92:727–751, doi:10.1111/jfb.13549

Sherman, K.D., King, R.A., Dahlgren, C.P., Simpson, S.D., Stevens, J.R., Tyler, C.R. (2017) Historical processes and contemporary anthropogenic activities influence genetic population dynamics of Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) within The Bahamas. Frontiers in Marine Science 4:393, doi:10.3389/fmars.2017.00393

Stump, K., Dahlgren, C., Sherman, K., Knapp, C.R. (2017) Nassau grouper migration patterns during full moon suggest collapsed historic fish spawning aggregation and evidence of an undocumented aggregation. Bulletin of Marine Science 93:375–389

Dahlgren, C. P., Buch, K., Rechisky, E., Hixon, M. A. (2016) Multi-year tracking of Nassau grouper spawning migrations. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 8:522–535

Sherman, K.D., Dahlgren, C.P., Stevens, J.R., Tyler, C.R. (2016) Integrating Population Biology into Conservation Management for Endangered Nassau Grouper (Epinephelus striatus). Marine Ecology Progress Series 554:263-280

Non-peer Reviewed Publications & Technical Reports

Dahlgren C.,K. Sherman, L. Haines, L. Knowles, K. Callwood (2020) Bahamas Coral Reef Report Card Volume 2: 2015-2020

Sherman, K. (2020) New Providence Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Preliminary Assessment. Nassau, Bahamas. Report submitted to the Department of Marine Resources. 9pp

Dahlgren, C. (2020) Rapid assessment of the occurrence of stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD) along the southern coast of Grand Bahama, Bahamas

Dahlgren, C., Sherman, K. (2020) Preliminary assessment of Hurricane Dorian’s impacts on coral reefs of Abaco and Grand Bahama. Report submitted to the Government of The Bahamas. 28pp

Dahlgren, C., Sherman, K. (2019) An assessment of the queen conch resources of the East Grand Bahama National Park. Nassau, The Bahamas. 9pp

Anderson, L., Dahlgren, C., Knowles, L., Jupp, L., Cant-Woodside, S., Albury-Smith, S., McKinney-Lambert, C., Lundy, A. (2018) 20 by 20 White paper: Marine protection plan for expanding The Bahamas Marine Protected Areas Network to meet The Bahamas 2020 declaration. 137 pp

Patterson-Maura, O. Sherman, K. (2018) Nassau Grouper Policy Brief. Nassau, The Bahamas. 7pp

Sherman. K.D.Dahlgren, C.P., Knowles, L.R. (2018) Nassau Grouper (Epinephelus striatus) Conservation Management Plan for The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Prepared for the Department of Marine Resources, Nassau, Bahamas

Knowles, J. E., Green, A. L., Dahlgren, C., Arnett, F., Knowles, L. (2017) Expanding The Bahamas marine protected area network to protect 20% of the marine and coastal environment by 2020: a gap analysis. 66 pp

Dahlgren, C.Sherman, K., Lang, J., Kramer, P.R., Marks, K. (2016) Bahamas Coral Reef Report Card  volume 1: 2011-2013.

Green, A., Knowles, J., Dahlgren, C., Arnett, F., Knowles, L., Albury-Smith, S. (2016) Bahamas protected: Realizing the 2020 goal to effectively manage and expand Bahamian marine protected areas. A report prepared for the Ministry of the Environment for The Bahamas on the ecological gap analysis workshop held in Nassau, New Providence (September 13-14th, 2016) The Nature Conservancy, Bahamas National Trust, and Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation, Nassau, Bahamas. 41 pp

Brumbaugh, D.R., Dahlgren, C.P. (2014) Monitoring program for The Bahamas National Protected Area System. Methods for assessing the ecological condition of coral reefs, seagrasses and mangroves. (ed.) Sherman, K.D. Report submitted to the BEST Commission under the GEF FSP Pilot 3 Demonstration Project “Tourism and coral reef health in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park”. 22 pp

Dahlgren, C., Kramer, P.R., Lang, J., Sherman, K. (2014) New Providence and Rose Island, Bahamas Coral Reef Report Card.

Dahlgren, C. (2014) Review of the benefits of no-take zones. A report to the Wildlife Conservation Society 104 pp.

Sherman, K.D., Knowles, L.C. Anderson, L.S. (2014) Rapid ecological assessment for the expansion of Lucayan National Park. Report for The Bahamas National Trust. 34 pp

Sherman, K.D., Dahlgren, C.P., Brumbaugh, D.R., Knowles, L.C. (2013) Tourism and coral reef health in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. Proceedings of the 65th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute. GCFI 65:234-242


Media Coverage

Press Releases

July 2020: “New Report Card Shows Hope for Bahamian Reefs Despite Decline”

June 2020: “Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Penetrates New Providenee”


Bahamas Local

The Tribune

The Bahamas Weekly

May 2020: “New Research Indicates Abaco Reef Successfully Adapts to Warming Ocean Waters”

Nassau Guardian

March 2020: “New Grouper Research Study Released”

The Bahamas Weekly

Bahamas Local

Hurricane Dorian

ECO Magazine


New York Times

Boat International Magazine

The Tribune

Palm Beach Post – post surveys

Palm Beach Post – pre surveys

Huff Post

Palm Beach News Briefs

ZNS Bahamas Tonight Highlights

Environmentalists on Hurricanes (June 2020)

COVID-19 Impact on Environment (June 2020)


PADI Women’s Dive Day 2020 (The Punch)


Recorded Presentations

Bahamian Coral Reef Report Card 2020: Assessing Reef Health and Plotting the Path Forward

Global Coral Reef Week 2020: “From shallow reefs to the deep sea” Plenary Talk

Mapping Reef Health: Using Photogrammetry and 3D Models to Monitor and Visualize Coral Reefs

Bahamas Natural History Conference Virtual Session 3: Fish For The Future

Bahamas Natural History Conference Virtual Session 1: Hurricane Dorian Reports from the Field

Bahamian Fisheries

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

Improving Coral Spawning Observations in The Bahamas

STEM Explore Virtual Career Connection with Dr. Karlisa Callwood

STEM Explore Virtual Career Connection with Dr. Krista Sherman


Coral Courtesy

Elkhorn Coral

Nassau Grouper

Caribbean Spiny Lobster

Mangrove Manners


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