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Marcus Drymon

Assistant Extension Professor, Marine Fisheries Ecology

Phone: 228-388-4710  Email: marcus.drymon@msstate.edu

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Marcus Drymon

2020
Ajemian, M. J., J. M. Drymon, N. Hammerschlag, R. J. D. Wells, G. Street, B. Falerman, J. A. McKinney, W. B. Driggers III, E. R. Hoffmayer, C. Fischer, G. W. Stuntz. 2020. Movement patterns and habitat use of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) across ontogeny in the Gulf of Mexico. Plos One. Download


2020
Drymon, J. M., A. E. Jefferson, C. Louallen-Hightower, S. P. Powers. 2020. Descender devices or treat tethers: Does barotrauma mitigation increase opportunities for depradation? Fisheries 45(7):377-379. Download


2020
Drymon, J. M., S. Dedman, J. T. Froeschke, E. A. Seubert, A. E. Jefferson, A. M. Kroetz, J. F. Mareska, S. P. Powers. 2020. Defining sex-specific habitat suitability for a Northern Gulf of Mexico shark assemblage. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:35. Download


2020
Hines, S. L., A. J. Vedral, A. E. Jefferson, J. M. Drymon, M. S. Woodrey, S. E. Mabey, E. L. Sparks. 2020. Engaging online students by activating ecological knowledge. Ecology and Evolution. Download


2020
Schweiss, K. E., R. N. Lehman, J. M. Drymon, N. M. Phillips. 2020. Development of highly sensitive environmental DNA methods for the detection of Bull Sharks, Carcharhinus leucas (Müller and Henle, 1839), using Droplet Digital™ PCR. Environmental DNA 2(1):3-12. Download


2019
Drymon, J. M., K. Feldheim, A. M. V. Fournier, E. A. Seubert, A. E. Jefferson, A. M. Kroetz, S. P. Powers. 2019. Tiger sharks eat songbirds: Scavenging a windfall of nutrients from the sky. Ecology 100(9):e02728. Download


2019
Drymon, J. M., P. T. Cooper, S. P. Powers, M. M. Miller, S. Magnuson, E. Krell, C. Bird. 2019. Genetic identification of species responsible for depredation in commercial and recreational fisheries. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 39(3):524-534. Download


2019
Jargowsky, M. B., P. T. Cooper, M. J. Ajemian, M. E. Colvin, J. M. Drymon. 2019. Discerning the dietary habits of the smooth butterfly ray Gymnura lessae using two distinct methods, otolith identification and metagenetics. Journal of Fish Biology 96(2):434-443. Download


2019
Jefferson, A. E., R. J. Allman, A. E. Pacicco, J. S. Franks, F. J. Hernandez, M. A. Albins, S. P. Powers, R. L. Shipp, M. J. Drymon. 2019. Age and growth of gray triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) from a north-central Gulf of Mexico artificial reef zone. Bulletin of Marine Science 95(2):177-195. Download


2019
Rooker, J. R., M. A. Dance, R. J. D. Wells, M. J. Ajemian, B. A. Block, M. R. Castleton, J. M. Drymon, B. J. Falterman, J. S. Franks, N. Hammerschlag, J. M. Hendon, E. R. hoffmayer, R. T. Kraus, J. A. McKinney, D. H. Secor, G. W. Stunz, J. F. Walter. 2019. Population connectivity of pelagic megafauna in the Cuba-Mexico-United States triangle. Scientific Reports 9:1663. Download


2019
Seubert, E. A., N. Hussey, S. P. Powrs, J. F. Valentine, J. M. Drymon. 2019. Assessing trophic flexibility of a predator assemblage across a large estuarine seascape using blood plasma stable isotope analysis. Food Webs e00132. Download


2019
Vinyard, E. A., B. S. Frazier, J. M. Drymon, J. J. Gelsleichter, W. J. Bubley. 2019. Age, growth, and maturation of the Finetooth Shark, Carcharhinus isodon, in the Western North Atlantic Ocean. Environmental Biology of Fishes 102:1499-1517. Download


2018
Grüss, A., H. A. Perryman, E. A. Babcock, S. R. Sagarese, J. T. Thorson, C. H. Ainsworth, E. J. Anderson, K. Brennan, M. D. Campbell, M. C. Christman, S. Cross, M. D. Drexler, J. M. Drymon, C. L. Gardner, D. S. Hanisko, J. Hendon, C. C. Koenig, M. Love, F. Matrinez-Andrade, J. Morris, B. T. Noble, M. A. Nuttall, J. Osborne, C. Pattengill-Semmens, A. G. Pollack, T. T. Sutton, T. S. Switzer. 2018. Monitoring programs of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico: Inventory, development and use of a large monitoring database to map fish and invertebrate spatial distributions. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 28:667-691. Download


2018
Jackson, L. S., J. M. Drymon, T. R. Nelson, S. P. Powers. 2018. Biotelemetry based estimates of greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) post-release mortality in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fisheries Research 208:239-246. Download


2018
Powers, S. P., J. M. Drymon, C. L. Hightower, T. Spearman, G. S. Bosarge, A. Jefferson. 2018. Distribution and age composition of Red Snapper across the Inner Continental Shelf of the North-Central Gulf of Mexico. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 147(5):791-805. Download


2018
Sackett, D. K., M. Catalano, J. M. Drymon, S. Powers, M. A. Albins. 2018. Estimating exploitation rates in the Alabama Red Snapper fishery using a high-reward tag-recapture approach. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 10(6):536-549. Download


2018
Wells, R. J. D., T. C. Tinhan, M. A. Dance, J. M. Drymon, B. Falterman, M. J. Ajemian, G. W. Stunz, J. A. Mohan, E. R. Haffmayer, W. B. Driggers III, J. A. McKinney. 2018. Movement, behavior, and habitat use of a marine apex predator, the Scalloped Hammerhead. Frontiers in Marine Science 5:321. Download


2017
Drymon, J. M., R. J. D. Wells. 2017. Double tagging clarifes post-release fate of great hammerheads (Sphyrna mokarran). Animal Biotelemetry 5:28. Download


2017
Drymon, J. M., S. B. Scyphers. 2017. Attitudes and perceptions influence recreational angler support for shark conservation and fisheries sustainability. Marine Policy 81:153-159. Download


2017
Karnauskas, M., J. Walter, M. D. Campbell, A. G. Pollack, J. M. Drymon, S. P. Powers. 2017. Red snapper distribution on natural habitats and artificial structures in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 9:50-67. Download


2016
Harrington, T., J. D. Plumlee, J. M. Drymon, R. J. D. Wells. 2016. Diets of Atlantic Sharpnose Shark (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) and Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Gulf and Caribbean Research 27(1):42-51. Download


2016
Kroetz, A. M., J. M. Drymon, S. P. Powers. 2016. Comparative dietary diversity and trophic ecology of two estuarine mesopredators. Estuaries and Coasts. Download


2015
Davis, W. T., J. M. Drymon, S. P. Powers. 2015. Spatial and dietary overlap leads to competition between red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) and vermilion snapper (Rhomboplites aurorubens). PLoS One 10(12): e0144051. Download


2015
Kroetz, A. M., S. P. Powers, J. M. Drymon, K. Park. 2015. Anthropogenic modifications to a barrier island modify Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo) movements in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Animal Biotelemetry (2015) 3:38. Download


2014
Drymon, J. M., M. J. Ajemian, S. P. Powers. 2014. Distribution and dynamic habitat use of young bull sharks Carcharhinus leucas in a highly stratified Northern Gulf of Mexico estuary. PLoS One 9(5): e97124. Download


2014
Scyphers, S. B., S. P. Powers, J. L. Akins, J. M. Drymon, C. W. Martin, Z. H. Schobernd, P. J. Schofield, R. L. Shipp, T. S. Switzer. 2014. The role of citizens in detecting and responding to a rapid marine invasion. Conservation Letters 8(4):242-250. Download


2013
Drymon, J. M., L. Carassou, S. P. Powers, M. A. Grace, J. Dindo, B. Dzwonkowski. 2013. Multi-scale analysis of factors affecting the distribution of sharks throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Fishery Bulletin 111:370-380. Download


2013
Powers, S. P., F. J. Fodrie, S. B. Scyphers, J. M. Drymon, R. L. Shipp, G, W. Stunz. 2013. Gulf-wide decreases in the size of large coastal sharks documented by generations of fishermen. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 5(1):93-102. Download


2013
Powers, S. P., F. J. Hernandez, R. H. Condon, J. M. Drymon, C. M. Free. 2013. Novel pathways for injury from offshore oil spills: Direct, sublethal and indirect effects of the Deepwater Horizon explosion on pelagic Sargassum communities. PLoS One 8(9): e74802. Download


2012
Drymon, J. M., S. P. Powers, R. H. Carmichael. 2012. Trophic plasticity in the Atlantic sharpnose shark (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) in the north central Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Biology of Fishes 95(1):21-35. Download


2012
Gregalis, K. C., L. S. Schlenker, J. M. Drymon, J. Mareska, S. P. Powers. 2012. Evaluating the performance of vertical longlines to survey reef fish populations in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141(6):1453-1464. Download


2012
Powers, S. P., C. L. Hightower, J. M. Drymon, M. W. Johnson. 2012. Age composition and distribution of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) in offshore waters of the north central Gulf of Mexico: an evaluation of a stock under a federal harvest moratorium. Fishery Bulletin 110: 283-292. Download


2010
Drymon, J.M., S. P. Powers, J. Dindo, B. Dzwonkowsi, T. Henwood. 2010. Distribution of sharks across a continental shelf in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 2:440-450. Download


2007
Ulrich, G. F., C. M. Jones, W. B. Driggers III, J. M. Drymon, D. Oakley, C. Riley. 2007. Habitat utilization, relative abundance and seasonality of sharks in the estuarine and nearshore waters of South Carolina. American Fisheries Society Symposium 50:125-139. Download


2006
Drymon, J. M., W. B. Driggers III, D. Oakley, G. F. Ulrich. 2006. Investigating life history differences between finetooth sharks, Carcharhinus isodon, in the Northern Gulf of Mexico and Western North Atlantic Ocean. Gulf of Mexico Science 2006 (1/2):2-10. Download


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