Publications

Greer, A.T., C. Briseño-Avena, A.L. Deary, R.K. Cowen, F.J. Hernandez and W.M. Graham. 2017. Associations between lobster phyllosoma and gelatinous zooplankton in relation to oceanographic properties in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fisheries Oceanography. DOI: 10.1111/fog.12228. LINK

Dzwonkowski, B., A. Greer, C. Briseno-Aveno, J. Krause, I. Soto Ramos, F. Hernandez, A. Deary, J. Wiggert, D. Joung, P. Fizpatrick, S. O’Brien*, S. Dykstra*, Y. Lau, M. Cambazoglu, G. Lockridge*, S. Howden, A. Shiller, and W.M. Graham. 2017. Influence of estuarine-exchange on the coupled bio-physical water column structure during the fall season on the Alabama shelf.  Continental Shelf Research 140(15), 96-109. LINK

Korsman, B.M., M.E. Kimball and F.J. Hernandez. 2017. Spatial and temporal variability in ichthyoplankton communities ingressing through two adjacent inlets along the southeastern US Atlantic coast. Hydrobiologia DOI: doi:10.1007/s10750-017-3131-5. LINK

Ransom, J.T., J.E. Filbrun and F.J. Hernandez. 2016. Condition of larval Spanish mackerel Scomberomorus maculatus in relation to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Marine Ecology Progress Series 558: 143-152. DOI: 10.3354/meps11880. LINK

Hernandez, F.J., J.E. Filbrun, J. Fang and J.T. Ransom. 2016. Condition of larval Red Snapper  (Lutjanus campechanus) relative to environmental variability and the Deepwater Horizon oil  spill. Environmental Research Letters 11: 094019. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/094019. PDF

Hu, C., R. Hardy, E. Ruder, A. Geggel, L. Feng, S. Powers, F. Hernandez, G. Graettinger, J. Bodnar and T. McDonald. 2016. Sargassum coverage in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico during 2010 from Landsat and airborne observations: Implications for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impact assessment. Marine Pollution Bulletin 107(1): 15-21. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.04.045. LINK

Robinson, K.L., J.J. Ruzicka, F.J. Hernandez, W.M. Graham, M.B. Decker, R.D. Brodeur and M. Sutor. 2015. Evaluating energy flows through jellyfish and gulf menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) and the effects of fishing on the northern Gulf ofMexico ecosystem. ICES Journal of Marine Science.  DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv088. LINK

D’Ambra, I., W.M. Graham, R.H. Carmichael and F.J. Hernandez, Jr. 2015. Fish rely on scyphozoan hosts as a primary food source: evidence from stable isotope analysis. Marine Biology 162(2): 247-252.  DOI: 10.1007/s00227-014-2569-5.
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Carassou, L., F.J. Hernandez and W.M. Graham. 2014. Change and recovery of coastal mesozooplankton community structure during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Environmental Research Letters 9 124003. PDF; Corrigendum

Robinson, K.L., J.J. Ruzicka, M.B. Decker, R.D. Brodeur, F.J. Hernandez, E.M. Acha, J. Quinones, S. Uye, H. Mianzan and W.M. Graham. 2014. Jellyfish, forage fish and the world’s major fisheries. Oceanography 27(4): 104-115. LINK

Hernandez, F.J., Jr., L. Carassou, W.M. Graham and S.P. Powers. 2013. Evaluation of the taxonomic sufficiency approach for ichthyoplankton community analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 491:77-90. LINK

Powers, S.P., F. Hernandez, R.H. Condon, J.M. Drymon and C.M. Free. 2013. Novel pathways for injury from offshore oil spills: direct, sublethal and indirect effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on pelagic Sargassum communities. PLoS ONE 8(9): e74802. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074802. PDF

Scyphers, S.B., F.J. Fodrie, F.J. Hernandez, Jr., S.P. Powers and R.L. Shipp. 2013. Venting and reef fish survival: perceptions and participation rates among recreational anglers in the northern Gulf of Mexico. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 33(6):1071-1078. LINK

Carassou, L., F. Hernandez, S. Powers and W. Graham. 2012. Cross-shore, seasonal and depth-related structure of ichthyoplankton assemblages in coastal Alabama. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141(4): 1137-1150. LINK

Carassou, L., B. Dzwonkowski, F. Hernandez, S. Powers, K. Park, W. Graham and J. Mareska. 2011. Environmental influences on juvenile fish abundances in a river-dominated coastal system. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 3(1): 411-427.LINK

Dzwonkowski, B., K. Park, H.K. Ha, W.M. Graham, F.J. Hernandez and S.P. Powers. 2011.Hydrographic variability on a coastal shelf directly influenced by estuarine flow. Continental Shelf Research 31(9): 939-950.LINK

Hernandez, F.J., Jr., L. Carassou, S. Muffelman, S.P. Powers and W.M. Graham. 2011. Comparison of two plankton net mesh sizes for ichthyoplankton collection in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fisheries Research 108: 327-335.LINK

Graham, W.M., R.H. Condon, R.H. Carmichael, I. D’Ambra, H.K. Patterson, L.J. Linn and F.J. Hernandez, Jr. 2010. Oil carbon entered the coastal planktonic food web during theDeepwater Horizon oil spill. Environmental Research Letters 5: 045301.  LINK

Hernandez, F.J., Jr., S.P. Powers and W.M. Graham. 2010. Detailed examination of ichthyoplankton seasonality from a high resolution time series in the northern Gulf of Mexico during 2004-2006. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139: 1511-1525.LINK

Hernandez, F.J., Jr., S.P. Powers and W.M. Graham. 2010. Seasonal variability inichthyoplankton abundance and assemblage composition in the northern Gulf of Mexico off Alabama. Fishery Bulletin 108:193-207.PDF

Hernandez, F.J., Jr., J.A. Hare and D.P. Fey. 2009. Evaluating diel, ontogenetic and environmental effects on larval fish vertical distribution using generalized additive models for location, scale and shape. Fisheries Oceanography 18(4): 224-236.LINK

Bayha, K.M., W.M. Graham and F.J. Hernandez, Jr. 2008. Multiplex assay to identify eggs of three fish species from the northern Gulf of Mexico, using locked nucleic acid Taqman real-time PCR probes. Aquatic Biology 4: 65–73.PDF

Lindquist, D.C., R.F. Shaw and F.J. Hernandez, Jr. 2005. Distribution patterns of larval and juvenile fishes at offshore petroleum platforms in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. Estuarine, Coastaland Shelf Science 62: 655-665.LINK

Hernandez, F.J., Jr., R.F. Shaw, J.S. Cope, J.G. Ditty, T. Farooqi, and M.C. Benfield. 2003. The across-shelf larval, postlarval, and juvenile fish community associated with offshore oil and gas platforms and a coastal rock jetty west of the Mississippi River Delta. American Fisheries Society Symposium 36:39-72. PDF

Hernandez, F.J., Jr. and R.F. Shaw. 2003. Comparison of plankton net and light-trap methodologies for sampling larval and juvenile fishes at offshore petroleum platforms and a coastal jetty off Louisiana. American Fisheries Society Symposium 36:15-38. PDF

Hernandez, F.J., Jr. and D.G. Lindquist. 1999. A comparison of two light-trap designs for sampling larval and presettlement juvenile fish above a reef in Onslow Bay, NorthCarolina. Bulletin of Marine Science 64(1): 173-184. LINK