Fishery Biologist, National Marine Fisheries
Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Marine Sciences
University of South Alabama
Ph.D., 1980, University of Maine, Maine, Orono
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
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,
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.