Dr. Will Patterson

Bio

Associate ProfessorUniversity of South Alabama
Senior Marine Scientist II, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Ph.D. 1999, University of South Alabama


Emphasis
: Research areas include population dynamics, trophic dynamics, and population structure of marine fishes.


Research Interests

Research areas include population dynamics, trophic dynamics, and population structure of marine fishes.


Publications

Shepard, K.E., W.F. Patterson, III, D.A. DeVries, and M. Ortiz. 2010. Contemporary versus historical estimates of king mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla) age and growth in the United States Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Bull. of Marine Science 86:515-532.

Cowan, J.H., Jr., C.B. Grimes, W.F. Patterson III, and 12 other co-authors. 2010. Red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico: science- or faith-based? Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. Published online April 2010: DOI10.1007/s11160-010-9165-7.

Patterson, W.F., III, M.A. Dance, and D.T. Addis. 2009. Development of a remotely operated vehicle based methodology to estimate fish community structure at artificial reef sites in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Proc. Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 61:263-270.

Wells, R.J.D., J.H. Cowan, Jr., W.F. Patterson III, and C.J. Walters. 2008. Trawling effects and habitat selection on life history parameters of Gulf of Mexico red snapper. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65:2399-2411.

Patterson, W.F., III, J.H. Cowan, Jr., C.A. Wilson, and Z. Chen. 2008. Temporal and spatial variability in juvenile Gulf of Mexico red snapper otolith elemental signatures. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:521-532.

Jeffers, S.A., W.F. Patterson III, and J.H. Cowan, Jr. 2008. Habitat and bycatch effects on inshore lizardfish, Synodus foetens, population parameters in the north central Gulf of Mexico. U.S. Fishery Bulletin 106:417-426.

Patterson, W.F., III, J.H. Cowan, Jr., D.A. Nieland, and G.R. Fitzhugh, editors. 2007. Population Ecology and Fisheries of U.S. Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper. American Fisheries Society. Bethesda, Maryland. 361 pp.

Patterson, W.F., III, C.A. Wilson, J.H. Cowan, Jr., S.J. Bentley, T.A. Henwood, Y.C. Allen, and T.A. Dufrene. 2005. Delineating essential juvenile red snapper habitat in the north central Gulf of Mexico. Pages 277-288 in P.W. Barnes and J.P. Thomas, editors. Effects of Fishing on Benthic Habitats. American Fisheries Society. Bethesda, MD.

Patterson, W.F., III, J.H. Cowan, Jr., C.A. Wilson, and R.L. Shipp. 2001. Age and growth of red snapper from an artificial reef area in the northern Gulf of Mexico. U.S. Fishery Bulletin 99:617-627.