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Dr. Joanne Lyczkowski-Shultz
Fishery Biologist, National Marine Fisheries
Pascagoula Laboratory
Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Marine Sciences
University of South Alabama
Ph.D., 1980, University of Maine, Maine, Orono

Research Description:
My research interests lie in three broadly related fields; taxonomy and early life history of marine fish larvae, fish reproduction, and fisheries oceanography. I am essentially a field biologist and most of my research has led to characterizations of temporal and spatial patterns of occurrence, abundance and distribution of fish larvae in estuarine, coastal, and oceanic realms. The ultimate goal of this work has been to elucidate relationships between early survival in fishes and their planktonic environment in order to better understand recruitment processes. Other research interests include developmental chronology; feeding and trophic relationships, particularly multi-species comparisons; and environmental control of reproductive processes. Most recently I am involved in exploring the use of early life stages to follow trends in adult populations for purposes of stock assessment and resource management.

Representative Publications:
Comyns, B.H., and J. Lyczkowski-Shultz, C.F. Rakocinski, and J.P. Steen, Jr. 1989. Age and growth of red drum larvae in the northcentral Gulf of Mexico. Transactions American Fisheries Society 118 (2):159-167.

Lyczkowski-Shultz, J., D.L. Ruple, S.L. Richardson, and J.H. Cowan, Jr. 1990. Distribution of fish larvae relative to time and tide in a Gulf of Mexico barrier island pass. Bulletin of Marine Science 46(3):563-577.

Comyns, B.H., J. Lyczkowski-Shultz, D.L. Nieland, and C.A. Wilson. 1991. Reproduction of red drum in the northcentral Gulf of Mexico: seasonality and spawner biomass. In: Larval fish recruitment and research in the Americas: proceedings of the thirteenth annual fish conference; 21-26 May 1989, Merida, Mexico (Robert D. Hoyt, ed.). NOAA Technical Report NMFS 95.

Lyczkowski-Shultz, J., and J.P. Steen, Jr. 1991. Diel vertical patterns in abundance and distribution of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) larvae in the northcentral Gulf of Mexico. Fishery Bulletin, U.S. 89:631-641.

Rakocinski, C.F., J. Lyczkowski-Shultz, and S.L. Richardson. 1996. Ichthyoplankton assemblage structure in Mississippi Sound as revealed by canonical correspondence analysis. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science, 43:237-257.

Gledhill, C.T., J. Lyczkowski-Shultz, K. Rademacher, E. Kargard, G. Crist, and M.A. Grace. 1996. Evaluation of video and acoustic index methods for assessing reef-fish populations. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 53:483-485.

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