Fisheries Lab


Dr. J. Marcus Drymon 





Marine Science, May 2010
University of South Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab

M.S. Marine Biology, Fall 2003

Grice Marine Laboratory


B.S. Marine Science, May 2000
B.S. Biology, minor in Chemistry, May 2000

Coastal Carolina University




My primary research interests are in marine fisheries ecology, particularly for elasmobranch fish. Most of my research is directed towards increasing the effectiveness of management measures for coastal sharks through studies of the distribution, life history and trophic ecology of these fish. My research while at Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) has shown that coastal shark communities in the northern Gulf of Mexico can be disparate across relatively small spatial scales. My post-doctoral research continues to explore the mechanisms responsible for this disparity, while addressing management issues through a series of fishery-independent surveys, telemetry projects and mesocosm experiments.


Drymon JM, SP Powers and RH Carmichael. Trophic plasticity in the Atlantic sharpnose shark (Rhizopriondon terraenovae) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Submitted to Environmental Biology of Fishes. (In Press)

Drymon JM, SP Powers, J Dindo, B Dzwonkowski and T Henwood. In revision. Distribution of sharks across a continental shelf in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Marine and Coastal Fisheries.

Ulrich GF, CM Jones, WB Driggers III, JM Drymon, D Oakley and C Riley. 2007. Habitat utilization, relative abundance and seasonality of sharks in the estuarine and nearshore waters of South Carolina. American Fisheries Society Symposium 50:125-139. 

Drymon JM, WB Driggers III, D Oakley and GF Ulrich. 2006. Investigating differences in life history parameters among small coastal sharks: comparing the finetooth shark, Carcharhinus isodon, between the Gulf of Mexico and the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Gulf of Mexico Science 2006 (1/2): pp 2-10.











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