Dewayne Fox:  Assistant Professor Fisheries

Contact Information
(302) 857 - 6436
Ph.D. Zoology. 2001.
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
Dissertation: Characterization of Gulf sturgeon spawning habitat and patterns of estuarine habitat use in the Choctawhatchee River system, Alabama and Florida.
M.S. Fishery Science. 1996. 
University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Thesis: Otholith increment analysis of Pacific hake (Merluccius productus) and its potential application to the problem of recruitment variation.
B.S. Ecology and Systematic Biology. 1991.
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.
Thesis: A population estimate for the monarch butterfly (Lepidoptera: Danaidae) at Montana De Oro State Park (San Luis Obispo, California) for the winter of 1988-1989 using the Jolly-Seber Index.
Dewayne & Samantha after a hard day in the marsh (Blackbird Creek), determining study sites for a Phragmites research project.
Research Interests
- Habitat selection and delineation in aquatic systems
- Population dynamics and conservation of endangered fishes
- Migratory patterns of anadromous and catadromous fishes
- Evolution of life history and reproductive patterns in migratory fishes
- The role of trophic interactions in structuring aquatic communities
Personal Interests  
- Cycling
- Fishing
Selected Publications  

Hunter, K. L., D. A. Fox, L. M. Brown, and K. W. Able.  2006.  Invasion Stage-Specific Responses of Resident Marsh Fishes to Phragmites australis in Three Mid-Atlantic Estuaries, U.S.A. Estuaries.  29: 487-498

Fox, D. A., J. E. Hightower and F. M. Parauka.  2002.  Estuarine and nearshore marine habitat use by Gulf sturgeon from the Choctawhatchee River System, Florida. American Fisheries Society Symposium 28: 111-126.

Zehfuss, K. P., J. E. Hightower, D. A. Fox, and F. M. Parauka.  2002.  Movement and summer habitat use of Gulf sturgeon in the Choctawhatchee River, Florida. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 18: 595-600.

Parauka, F. M., S. K. Alam and D. A. Fox.  2001.  Movement and habitat use of sub adult Gulf sturgeon in Choctawhatchee Bay, Florida. The Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 55: 280-297

Fox, D. A., J. E. Hightower and F. M. Parauka.  2000.  Gulf sturgeon spawning migration and habitat in the Choctawhatchee River System, Alabama-Florida.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 129: 811-826.

Able, K. W., K. M. M. Jones and D. A. Fox.  In Review.  Large nektonic fishes in nearshore and marsh creek habitats in the Delaware Bay estuary: distribution and abundance.  Submitted to Estuaries

Current Funding

NOAA 2003-2006. NOAA Educational Partnership Program. Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center Grant. PI
- Population ecology of yellow-phase American eels in the St. Jones River, DE. Co PIs: Drs. Larissa Bailey (USGS) and Kyle Shertzer (NMFS).
- Atlantic sturgeon in the Delaware River: contemporary population status and identification of spawning areas. Co PI: Dr. Mary Moser (NMFS).
- Site fidelity of sandbar sharks in nursery areas of Delaware Bay. Co PIs: Drs. Brad Wetherbee (URI) and Nancy Kohler (NMFS).

NOAA 2005. NMFS Anadromous Fish Conservation Act Funding. Atlantic sturgeon in the Delaware River: contemporary population status and identification of spawning areas. PI

PASW 2004 2006. Pennsylvania State and Wildlife Grant Program.  Contemporary population status and identification of spawning locations of Delaware River Atlantic sturgeon. PI


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