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A Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Caribbean Recreational Fisheries (2022). Environmental Defense Fund, 37 pp.
Antillogorgia elisabethae Management Plan for The Commonwealth of The Bahamas (2021). Prepared for the Department of Environmental Planning and Protection (DEPP), Nassau, Bahamas. 77 pp
Contemporary and emerging fisheries in The Bahamas – conservation and management challenges, achievements and future direction (2018). Fisheries Management and Ecology, doi: 10.1111/fme.12299.
Historical processes and contemporary anthropogenic activities influence genetic population dynamics of Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) within The Bahamas (2017). Frontiers in Marine Science, doi:10.3389/fmars.2017.00393.
Integrating Population Biology into Conservation Management for Endangered Nassau Grouper (Epinephelus striatus) (2016). Marine Ecology Progress Series, 554:263-280.
Multi-year tracking of Nassau grouper spawning migrations (2016). Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 8:522–535
Nassau grouper migration patterns during full moon suggest collapsed historic fish spawning aggregation and evidence of an undocumented aggregation (2017). Bulletin of Marine Science, 93:375–389
Nassau Grouper Policy Brief. Nassau, The Bahamas (2018), 7pp.
Nassau Grouper (Epinephelus striatus) Conservation Management Plan for The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Prepared for the Department of Marine Resources, Nassau, Bahamas (2018).
RAD-seq analysis and in situ monitoring of Nassau grouper reveal fine-scale population structure and origins of aggregating fish (2020). Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00157.
Review of the benefits of no-take zones. A report to the Wildlife Conservation Society 104 pp.
Understanding and managing fish populations: keeping the toolbox fit for purpose (2018). Journal of Fish Biology, doi:10.1111/jfb.13549.
Acknowledging and Supplanting White Supremacy Culture in Science Communication and STEM: The Role of Science Communication Trainers (2022). Frontiers in Communication, doi: 10.3389/fcomm.2022.787750.
Characterization of a thermally tolerant Orbicella faveolata reef in Abaco, The Bahamas. Coral Reefs, doi: 10.1007/s00338-020-01948-0.
Joining global efforts to halt coral reef decline: a call for more diversity, equity, and inclusion atinternational scientific meetings (2022). Reef Encounter: The new magazine of the international coral reef society.
Acropora cervicornis and Acropora palmata cultured on a low maintenance line nursery design in The Bahamas (2022). PLoS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0267034.
Bahamas Coral Reef Report Card (2016), Volume 1: 2011-2013.
Characterization of a thermally tolerant Orbicella faveolata reef in Abaco, The Bahamas (2020). Coral Reefs, doi: 10.1007/s00338-020-01948-0.
Census of heat tolerance among Florida’s threatened staghorn corals finds resilient individuals throughout existing nursery populations (2021). Proceedings of the Royal Society B, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2021.1613.
New Providence Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Preliminary Assessment. Nassau, Bahamas. Report submitted to the Department of Marine Resources. 9pp
Rapid assessment of the occurrence of stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD) along the southern coast of Grand Bahama, Bahamas (2020).
An assessment of the queen conch resources of the East Grand Bahama National Park (2019). 9pp
Bahamas Coral Reef Report Card, Volume 1: 2011-2013 (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 (2016). The Nature Conservancy, Bahamas National Trust, and Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation, Nassau, Bahamas. 41 pp
Marine biophysical monitoring plan for The Bahamas National Protected Area System (BNPAS) (2020). Submitted to the Bahamas National Trust, Nassau, Bahamas.
Monitoring program for The Bahamas National Protected Area System. Methods for assessing the ecological condition of coral reefs, seagrasses and mangroves (2014). 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.
Preliminary assessment of Hurricane Dorian’s impacts on coral reefs of Abaco and Grand Bahama. Report submitted to the Government of The Bahamas. 28pp
Rapid ecological assessment for the expansion of Lucayan National Park (2014). Rapid ecological assessment for the expansion of Lucayan National Park. 34pp.
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