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CURRICULUM VITAE
November, 2014
Rodney Alan Rountree
Marine Biologist

23 Joshua Lane
Waquoit, MA 02536
Phone (508) 566-6586
Email: rrountree@fishecology.org
Web page: http://www.fishecology.org
ResearchGate site: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rodney_Rountree
One page resume - htm file
One page resume - pdf file

EDUCATION

B.S. (with Honors), Marine Biology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1983

M.S., Marine Biology, College of Charleston, Charleston Higher Education Consortium, Charleston, South Carolina, 1987

Ph.D., Ecology and Evolution, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 1992

OVERVIEW

I have over 25 years experience as a marine biologist specializing in estuarine and coastal ecology, but have recently begun working in aquatic environments (Amazon and New England Rivers). I have managed multidiciplinary estuarine and fisheries programs for the National Marine Fisheries Service and University of Massachusetts. My interests include a wide range of marine ecology topics including identification of essential fish habitat, mediation of behavior by environmental/habitat forces, and predator-prey interactions. In recent years I have become very active in the developing field of passive acoustic applications to fisheries and marine biology and am considered an international leader in this area. I am interested in Technogenesis, specifically for passive acoustics technologies, but more broadly with other technologies related to fisheries and marine ecology. Another core interest of mine involves public outreach to educate children and adults on marine ecology issues (e.g., see my e-book on “Listening to Fishes”). For this reason I have maintained an extensive web site of my activities at http://www.fishecology.org since 1998 which is consistently ranked in the top five web sites for “fish ecology” and “fish sounds” in most search engines. I have published over 60 papers and reports and my work has been chronicled in the New York Times, local newspapers, NPR, Discover Magazine, and on-line. .

SPECIAL SKILLS

Training in both univariate and multivariate statistics, experience with Statistical Analysis System (SAS), VAX, UNIX, ORACLE, Fortran, and several types of word processors. Experience in design and maintenance of large relational data sets. Ichthyological curatorial experience (UNC-Wilmington), familiarity with marine fishes and invertebrates of eastern United States. PADI open water diver, experience in underwater fish census techniques. Experience with fish tagging methods. Experienced in supervision of biological collection in the open ocean on both large and small research vessels.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Ichthyology, Marine Biology and Ecology, Marine Invertebrate Ecology, Marine Behavioral Ecology. Fish and invertebrate ecology and behavior, estuarine ecology, community structure, habitat identification and use, physiological mediation of habitat use patterns, trophic structure, food habits, fish-invertebrate symbiosis (especially fish-jellyfish), ecology of artificial reefs, fish use of structure as habitat, schooling behavior, energy exchange between habitats through fish/invertebrate migrations, and use of fish vocal patterns as a tool to study their behavioral ecology and to identify essential fish habitats. Promotion of the development of passive acoustic technology applications to fisheries and marine and aquatic ecology.

Research Interests Summary Illustrated summary of my current research interests (1.2 Meg pdf file)

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES (acronym, year joined)

American Fisheries Society (AFS, 1990), American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH, 1983), Early Life History Section-AFS (ELHS, 1990), Estuarine Research Federation (ERF, 1990), Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA-Europe, 1993), Marine Fisheries Section-AFS (MFS, 1993), New England Estuarine Research Society (NEERS, 1992), Southern New England Chapter-AFS (SNEC, 1992)
Note, unfortunately I am no longer active in professional societies

REVIEWER FOR:

Journals - Acta Ethologica, Brazilian Journal of Oceanography, Bulletin of Marine Science, Cybium, Endangered Species Research, Environmental Biology of Fishes, Estuaries, Estuarine Coastal & Shelf Science, Fishery Bulletin, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Journal of Morphology, Journal Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Service, Journal Sea Research, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Marine and Freshwater Research, Northeast Naturalist, Scientia Marina, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, Wetlands, and many others

Funding agencies - Caribbean Coral Reef Institute, Hudson River Foundation, Louisiana Sea Grant, Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN) Program, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Program, National Undersea Research Program, Natural Environment Research Council (United Kingdom), Saltonstall Kennedy Program, AFS J. Frances Allen Scholarship, ASIH Stoye Award Judge (1997 98), and others.

Web pages - Discovery of Sounds in the Sea website (http://www.dosits.org/dosits.htm)


EXPERIENCE AT SEA

Chief Scientist aboard R/V Connecticut during passive acoustics studies of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, funded by NE-GL NURC. Have participated as Scientist, Watch Chief, or Chief Scientist on numerous NMFS Research Cruises aboard the R/V Albatross and R/V Delaware operating in waters from Nova Scotia Canada to Cape Hatteras North Carolina. Have logged 64 open ocean dives to a maximum of 110 ft conducted on board South Carolina Marine Resources Dept. research vessels off the southeastern U.S. from 1984 - 1986.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate Faculty Status, Department of Environmental Conservation, School of Food and Natural Resources, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Served on thesis and dissertation committees of students. Co-taught, with Dr. Francis Juanes, a graduate seminar course in Trophic Dynamics. Research areas include: 1) behavior and habitat use patterns of salt marsh nekton; 2) regime shifts, statistical methods and analysis of Narragansett Bay fish time series; 3) Sound production by Cod, haddock and other Gulf of Maine fishes; 4) importance of the soundscape and sound production in North American freshwater habitats; 5) Invasion of the Hudson River by the freshwater drum; 6) Importance of fish fart and other air passage sounds; 7)development of technologies to aid the identification of unknown fish sounds; 8) Importance of sound production in the ecology of deep sea fishes. September 1995 - December 2014.

Board of Directors, The River Project. A nonprofit environmental organization founded in 1986 to inform the public about the Hudson River environment (http://www.riverproject.org). Plans are to rebuild The River Project as part of the new Tribeca section of the Hudson River Park now under construction. Pier 40 West St. & Houston st. 2nd floor, New York, NY. 2007-present.

Senior Scientist and President, Marine Ecology and Technology Applications, Inc. September 2006 - 2012
Mission: Our company was interested in nurturing the process of technogenesis* in local, regional and national institutions. We find innovative new applications for existing technology and identify new technologies needed for marine ecology and conservation sciences. We also worked to enhance the transfer of knowledge among industry, academic and resource management professionals and aid these professionals in communicating with the public. At META we feel strongly that public education on marine biology and resource issues, and how new technologies are developed and applied to these issues, is a critical component of technogenesis on all geographic scales. Ultimately public “buy-in” is necessary for technogenesis to succeed.

* “The educational frontier where students, faculty and industry jointly nurture new technologies from concept to commercialization, and back to the classroom.” Stevens Institute of Technology

Visiting Instructor, Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Taught Biology of Fishes, Fall 2009 and Spring 2012.

Program Manager, Fisheries Observations Program, School for Marine Science and Technology. March 1, 2003 - November 18, 2005. Responsible for managing a multidisiplinary program to collect fisheries related data from industry based research programs. Major components included managing the Georges Bank High Resolution Trawl Survey, two major Atlantic Cod tagging projects, and a yellowtail flounder tagging project in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank areas. The program involved extensive collaboration with the New Bedford and other New England commercial fishing fleets. Direct supervision of three technicians. March 1, 2003 – November 17, 2005.

Program Manager, Mount Hope Bay Natural Laboratory, School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. November 18, 2001- March 1, 2003. Oversaw the development of this multidisciplinary program aimed at examining anthropogenic and natural influences on the Mt. Hope Bay ecosystem. Coordinated in-house and collaborative research projects among 9 faculty members, developed MHBNL research plan, planed and coordinated public outreach forums related to MHB.

Research Associate, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster, MA. September 2001 - 2003. Provide expertise on marine ecology and biology of marine invertebrates and fishes of the region. Conducting a survey of the soniferous fishes of Cape Cod.

Acting Chief, Food Chain Dynamics Investigation, Woods Hole Laboratory, Northeast Fishery Science Center, NOAA, NMFS, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. November 1995-November1997. Responsible for supervising research activities of 9 staff (GS-05 to GS-12) interested in determining food web structure on the northeast continental shelf, and in the implications of feeding interactions and harvesting on fish community structure. A large part of my duties included serving as the site manager of the NOAA Coastal Oceans Program Georges Bank Predator Prey Study (Principle Investigator, Dr. Michael Fogarty, Univ. Maryland), including full budgetary control (400K per year), and supervision of extensive field activities involving NOAA Research Vessels. One major achievement was the establishment of a quality-controlled historic data set on the food habits of NW Atlantic fishes that is linked to the NMFS bottom trawl survey data. This achievement has enabled extensive research into the NW Atlantic food web by NMFS staff and their collaborators. Received a full grade promotion August 1996.

Research Planning Committee for the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory.1995-1996. Served as a member of a panel of scientist charged with development of a long-term research plan for the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory. Co-authored a working paper: "Multispecies Interactions in Coastal Waters of the Northeast U.S., Multispecies Interactions Involving Bluefish and Striped Bass: the Role of Inshore Ecosystems. A Research Proposal for: the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service" by Allen Bejda, John Borman, Wallace Morse, David Mountain, Rodney Rountree, Gary Shepherd, Anne Studholme, and Stuart Wilk.

Research Fishery Biologist, Woods Hole Laboratory, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. August 1992-1995. Supervised quality control and restructuring of an extensive time series (18 years and over 130,000 samples) of food habits data of continental shelf fishes. Responsible for training of NMFS staff and Research Cruise volunteers with the identification of fishes and invertebrates commonly encountered in stomach samples. Served as Watch Chief and Chief Scientist aboard NEFSC research cruises. Examined aspects of groundfish community structure based on long term food habits data. Contributed to efforts to construct multi species models of Georges Banks groundfish communities and population dynamics. Received a Commendable Performance Award 1993, and Outstanding Performance Awards 1994 and 1995.

Visiting Instructor, Marine Animal Ecology, Department of Biological Sciences, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey. February-June 1992.

Doctoral Candidate, Ecology and Evolution, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey. February 1986-May 1992. Dr. Kenneth W. Able, Major Advisor. Drs. Peter J. Morin, C. Levett Smith, and Timothy E. Targett Research Committee members. Dissertation Title: "Fish and macroinvertebrate community structure and habitat use patterns in salt marsh creeks of southern New Jersey, with a discussion of marsh carbon export." My research focused on the importance of salt marsh creeks as nursery habitat for fishes and decapods in New Jersey. As part of this work I've described faunal composition, abundance, seasonality, diel patterns, and patterns of growth of marsh creek fauna (see publications list). My interests also focused on the importance of seasonal migrations to energy export from the marsh, and on how creek morphology and tidal dynamics influenced community structure. This was the first study to focus on salt marsh tidal creek habitat in the northeastern United States, and it provided compelling evidence of the critical function of marsh creeks as nursery habitats in the Northeast. It also revealed the importance of conducting both day and night sampling in the estuary in order to adequately describe habitat use as a nursery. Additionally, this study infers a great importance of diel and tidal migrations to habitat use in the estuary. Another important outcome of this research was the identification of the, hitherto unknown, critical nursery habitat for summer flounder. Photographs of weir sampling gear and methodology can be viewed HERE.
View dissertation abstract.
Download pdf of full Dissertation (Warning large 12 MB file!)

Graduate Research Assistant, under Dr. Kenneth W. Able, Center for Coastal and Environmental Studies, Rutgers University. February 1987- 1991. Conducted research on estuarine habitat utilization by fishes.

Masters Candidate, Marine Biology, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina. August 1983 - December 1987. Dr. George R. Sedberry, Major Advisor. Drs. Charles K. Biernbaum, Harry W. Freeman and Mr. Mel Bell, Research Committee Members. Thesis Title "Ecology of the association of fishes with fish aggregation devices (FADs): Importance of structural complexity, with a discussion of the association of fishes with drift materials." My research examined how fishes use structure by using fish aggregation devices (FADs) I designed to test the hypothesis that the abundance of pelagic fish attracted to the structure was not related to structure size or complexity. This study is significant because it was the first rigorously designed field experiment with treatment replications to address the question (due to the logistical difficulty of carrying out this type of work in the open ocean), and was the first to demonstrate a significant effect of structure size/complexity on pelagic fish abundance (see publications list). I also made observations that suggested that FADs might enhance demersal productivity in some cases, rather than simply aggregating fishes. My recent research on modeling schooling behavior with Dr. Sedberry is rooted in observations made during this study.
Sample underwater photographs of FADs.
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Contributing Scientist, NOAA National Undersea Research Program. 1987. Provided review and comments to the Southeastern Council for Undersea Research (SECURE) Science Panel for the draft report: "Assessment of Undersea Research Requirements of the Southeastern United States" by SECURE Science Panel: Peter Bennett, Maurice Lynch, Dirk Frankenberg, Richard Lee, William Lindberg, Donald Swift, and Elizabeth Wenner, December 1987.

Graduate Research Assistant, under Dr. David S. Liao, South Carolina Marine Resources Division, Charleston, South Carolina. May-December 1986. Assisted with South Carolina recreational shrimping creel survey. Conducted interviews, wrote statistical programs for data analysis and assisted with development of questionnaires.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, General Biology Laboratory Instructor. College of Charleston. September-May 1984 and January-December 1985.

Biological Technician, under Dr. C. A. Barans and Mr. M. Bell, South Carolina Marine Resources Division, Charleston. July-October 1984. Collected samples and biological data on king mackerel at recreational fishing tournaments and worked as a diver and technician in the Artificial Reef Program.

Contracted worker for M. Bell, South Carolina Wildl. Marine Resources Rec. Fish. Dept. June 1984. Built and assisted in deployment of 300 fish aggregation devices to be used in a state sponsored artificial reef.

Assistant, Vertebrate collection, under Dr. J.F. Parnell, Univ. North Carolina at Wilmington. September 1982-May 1983. Prepared of bird skins and cetacean skeletons for the collection.

Assistant, Ichthyology collection, under Dr. D.G. Lindquist, Univ. North Carolina at Wilmington. September 1981-September 1982. Maintained fish collection, identified and catalogued specimens.

 

PIER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Rountree, R.A. 1987. Ecology of the association of fishes with fish aggregation devices (FADs): Importance of structural complexity, with a discussion of the association of fishes with drift materials. MS Thesis, College of Charleston, South Carolina. U.M.I. #MAI-1333393. 176 p. View abstract
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Rountree, R.A. 1989. Association of fishes with fish aggregation devices: effects of structure size on fish abundance and predator avoidance behavior. Bulletin of Marine Science 44(2):960-972.View abstract Download full paper pdf

Rountree, R.A. 1990. Community structure of fishes attracted to shallow water fish aggregation devices off South Carolina, U.S.A. Environmental Biology of Fishes 29:241-262. View abstract Download full paper pdf

Rountree, R.A. 1992. Fish and macroinvertebrate community structure and habitat use patterns in salt marsh creeks of southern New Jersey, with a discussion of marsh carbon export. Ph.D. Dissertation, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. New Brunswick. U.M.I.#DAI-9232951. 292 p. View abstract. Download pdf of full Dissertation (Warning large 12 MB file!)

Photographs of weir sampling gear and methodology can be viewed HERE

Rountree, R.A., and K.W. Able. 1992. Fauna of polyhaline subtidal marsh creeks in southern New Jersey: composition, abundance and biomass. Estuaries 15(2):171-185. View abstract. Download pdf of full paper

Rountree, R.A., and K.W. Able. 1992. Foraging habits, growth, and temporal patterns of saltmarsh creek habitat use by juvenile summer flounder in New Jersey. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 121(6):765-776. View abstract.

Szedlmayer, S.T., K.W. Able and R.A. Rountree. 1992. Summer flounder growth and temperature induced mortality during the first year in southern New Jersey. Copeia 1992(1):120-128. View abstract. Download pdf of full paper

Rountree, R.A., and K.W. Able. 1993. Diel variation in decapod crustacean and fish assemblages in New Jersey marsh creeks. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 37:181-201. View abstract. Download pdf of full paper

Able, K.W., D.A. Witting, R.S. McBride, R.A. Rountree, and K.J. Smith. 1996. Fishes of polyhaline estuarine shores in Great Bay-Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey: a case study of seasonal and habitat influences. Chapter 14. In: Nordstrom, K.F., and C.T. Roman (eds.). Estuarine Shore: Evolution, Environments and Human Alterations. John Wiley & Sons, New York. John Wiley &Sons Ltd.

Rountree, R.A., and K.W. Able. 1996. Seasonal abundance, growth and foraging habits of juvenile smooth dogfish, Mustelus canis, in a New Jersey estuary. Fishery Bulletin 94(3):522-534.View abstract. Photograph of two smooth dogfish pups illustrating growth over a 2-3 month period. Download pdf of full paper

Mann, D.A., J.D. Bowers-Altman, and R.A. Rountree. 1997. Sounds produced by the striped cusk-eel Ophidion marginatum (Ophidiidae) during courtship and spawning. Copeia 1997(3):610-612. Download pdf of full paper

Rountree, R.A., and K.W. Able. 1997. Nocturnal fish use of New Jersey marsh creek and adjacent bay habitats. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 44:703-711. View abstract. Download pdf of full paper

Deegan, L.A., J.E. Hughes and R.A. Rountree. 2000. Salt marsh support of marine transient species. Pages 333-365. In: Weinstein, M., and D. Kreeger (eds). Concepts and Controversies in Tidal Marsh Ecology. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston. 875 p. View abstract

Scharf, F.S., F. Juanes, and R.A. Rountree. 2000. Predator size-prey size relationships of marine fish predators: interspecific variation and the effects of ontogeny and body size on trophic-niche breadth. Marine Ecology Progress Series 208:229-248. View abstract

Avent, S.R., S.M. Bollens, M. Butler, E. Horgan, and R.A. Rountree. 2001. Planktonic hydroids on Georges Bank: ingestion and selection by predatory fishes. Deep-Sea Research II 48(2001):673-684. Download pdf of full paper

Rountree, R.A. 2002. Wolffishes. Family Anarhichadidae. Pages 485-496. In: Collette, B.B., and G. Klein-MacPhee. (eds.). Bigelow and Schroeder’s Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. 3rd Edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 748 p.Download pdf of full paper

Rountree, R.A. 2002. Barracudas. Family Sphyraenidae. Pages 505-507. In: Collette, B.B., and G. Klein-MacPhee. (eds.). Bigelow and Schroeder’s Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. 3rd Edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 748 p.

Rountree, R.A. and J. Bowers-Altman. 2002. Soniferous behavior of the striped cusk-eel, Ophidion marginatum. Bioacoustics 12(2/3):240-242.

Rountree, R.A., P.J. Perkins, R.D. Kenney, and K.R. Hinga. 2002. Sounds of Western North Atlantic Fishes: Data rescue. Bioacoustics 12(2/3):242-244.

MacDonald, D., and R.A. Rountree. (Editors). 2006. Natural and Anthropogenic Influences on the Mt. Hope Bay Ecosystem. Northeast Naturalist 13(special issue 4). picture of front cover

MacDonald, D., and R.A. Rountree. 2006. Conclusions to the special issue: Natural and Anthropogenic Influences on the Mt. Hope Bay Ecosystem. pp. 199-204 In: MacDonald, D., and R.A. Rountree (eds). Natural and Anthropogenic Influences on the Mount Hope Bay Ecosytem. Northeast Naturalist 13(Special issue 4):199-204.

Rountree, R.A., R.G. Gilmore, C.A. Goudey, A.D. Hawkins, J. Luczkovich, and D. Mann. 2006. Listening to Fish: applications of passive acoustics to fisheries science. Fisheries 31(9):433-446. download pdf file

Rountree, R.A., and D. MacDonald. 2006. Introduction to the special issue: Natural and Anthropogenic Influences on the Mt. Hope Bay Ecosystem. Northeast Naturalist 13(special issue 4):1-26

Groeger, J.P., H.M. Winkler and R.A. Rountree. 2007. Population dynamics of pikeperch (Sander lucioperca) and its linkage to fishery driven and climatic influences in a southern Baltic lagoon of the Darss-Zingst Bodden Chain. Fisheries Research 84:189-201. (doi: 10.1016/j.fishres. 2006.10.018).

Rountree, R.A., and K.W. Able. 2007. Spatial and temporal habitat use patterns for salt marsh nekton: implications for functions. Aquatic Ecology 41:25-45. Download pdf of full paper

Fine, M.L., H.Lin, B.B. Nguyen, R.A. Rountree, T.M.Cameron and E. Parmentier. 2007. Functional morphology of the sonic apparatus in the fawn cusk-eel Lepophidium profundorum. J. Morphology 168:953-966.

Groeger, J.P., R.A. Rountree, M. Missong and H. Ratz. 2007. A stock rebuilding algorithm featuring risk assessment and an optimization strategy of single or multispecies fisheries. ICES Journal of Marine Science64(6):1105-115; doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsm85. Download PDF

Groeger, J.P., R.A. Rountree, U.H. Thygesen, D. Jones, D. Martins, Q. Xu and B. Rothschild. 2007. Geolocation of Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, movements in the Gulf of Maine using tidal information. Fisheries Oceanography 16(4):317-335. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2419.2007.00433.x).

Stolkin, R., S. Radhakrishnan, A. Sutin and R.Rountree. 2007. Passive acoustic detection of modulated underwater sounds from biological and anthropogenic sources. IEEE MTS Oceans

Anderson, K.A., R.A. Rountree and F. Juanes. 2008. Soniferous fishes in the Hudson River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:(2):616-626. Download pdf

Barns, C., D.M. Bethea, R.D. Brodeur, J. Spitz, V. Ridoux, C. Pusineri, B.C. Chase, M.E. Hunsicker, F. Juanes, A. Kellermann, J. Lancaster, F. Menard, F.-X. Bard, P. Munk, J.K. Pinnegar, F.S. Scharf, R.A. Rountree, K.I. Stergiou, C. Sassa, A. Sabates, and S. Jennings. 2008. Predator and prey body sizes in marine food webs. Ecology 89:881 (Ecological Archives E089-051.)

Luczkovich, J.J., D.A. Mann and R.A. Rountree. (eds)2008. Passive Acoustics as a Tool in Fisheries. Special Section. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137(2).

Luczkovich, J.J., D.A. Mann and R.A. Rountree. 2008. Passive Acoustics as a Tool in Fisheries: An Introduction to the American Fisheries Society Symposium. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:(2):533-541. Download pdf

Rountree, R.A. 2008. Do you hear what I hear? Future technological development – and needs- in passive acoustics underwater observation. Marine Technology Reporter 51(9):40-46. Download pdf

Rountree, R.A., J.P. Groeger, and D. Martins. 2008. Large vertical movements by a goosefish, Lophius americanus, suggests the potential of data storage tags for behavioral studies of benthic fishes. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 41(1):73-78. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10236240801934065)

Pappal, Adrienne L., D.G. MacDonald and R.A. Rountree. 2009. Evidence of cobble habitat preference in age-0 winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus. Marine and Freshwater Behavior and Physiology 42(1):43-53.

Rountree, R.A., and G.R. Sedberry. 2009. A theoretical model of shoaling behavior based on a consideration of patterns of overlap among the visual fields of individual members. Acta Ethologica 12:61-70. *Top ten downloads for the journal

Rountree, R.A., and F. Juanes. 2010. First attempt to use a remotely operated vehicle to observe soniferous fish behavior in the Gulf of Maine, Western Atlantic Ocean. Current Zoology 56(1):90-99.

Gröger, J.P., M. Missong, and R.A. Rountree. 2011. Analyses of interventions and structural breaks in marine and fisheries time series: detection of shifts using iterative methods. Ecological Indicators doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2010.12.008

Pappel, A.L., R.A. Rountree and D.G. MacDonald. 2012. Relationship between body size and habitat complexity preference in age-0 and -1 year winter flounder Pseudopleuronectes americanus. Journal of Fish Biology 81(1):220-229.

Rountree, Rodney A., Francis Juanes, Clifford A. Goudey and Kenneth E. Ekstrom. 2012. Is biological sound production important in the deep sea? Pp. 181-183. In: Popper, A.N. and Hawkins, A. (eds.) The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4419-7311-5_41.

Burchard, K.A., F. Juanes, R.A. Rountree, and W. Roumillat. 2013. Staging ovaries of Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus): implications for maturity indices and field sampling practices. Fishery Bulletin 111(1):90–106.

Wall, C.C., R.A. Rountree, C. Pomerleau and F. Juanes. 2013. An exploration for deep-sea fish sounds off Vancouver Island from the NEPTUNE Canada ocean observing system. Deep-Sea Research I 83:57-64.

Burchard, K.A., F. Juanes, and R.A. Rountree. 2014. Diel reproductive periodicity of Melanogrammus aeglefinus in the southwestern Gulf of Maine. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143(2):451-466.

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS AND REPORTS

Rountree, R. 1982. Marine Polychaetes of an eelgrass (Zostera marina) Community in Bogue Sound, North Carolina. Journal of Marine Science: FORAM Spring 1982:15-25. Download pdf

Rountree, R. 1982. The use of high-voltage photography as a technique for detecting subsurface electrical inhomogeneities in materials. Report in partial completion of requirements for a Directed Individual Study Program under Dr. Timothy W. Haywood, May 1982. Received the first place CANCAS John Bowley Derieux Research Award given by the Collegiate Academy of the North Carolina Academy of Science, April 1982. Funded by a CANCAS John Yarborough Memorial Undergraduate Research Grant and by a University of North Carolina at Wilmington Research Fellowship for 1981-1982. Download pdf

Rountree, R.A. 1982. The use of high-voltage photography as a technique for detecting subsurface electrical inhomogeneities in materials. Journal Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 98(4):217 (abstract). Download abstract

Rountree, R.A. 1983. The use of high-voltage photography for materials testing. II. Distinguishing materials irrespective of surface phenomena. Journal Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 99(4):163 (abstract). Download abstract

Rountree, R.A. 1983. The Ecology of Stomolophus meleagris and its fish symbionts. Journal Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 99(4):172 (abstract). Download abstract

Rountree, R.A. 1983. The ecology of Stomolophus meleagris, the cannonball jellyfish, and its symbionts, with special emphasis on behavior. Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in the Department of Biological Sciences, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina, April 1983. David G. Lindquist, Faculty Supervisor. Download pdf (2 meg)

Rountree, R.A. 1983. Review of the parasites and other symbionts of Cnidarians, especially scyphozoans, including a list of parasites of all known fish symbionts of medusae. Unpublished Report Download pdf

Rountree, R.A., K.J. Smith, and K.W. Able. 1992. Length frequency data for fishes and turtles from polyhaline subtidal and intertidal marsh creeks in southern New Jersey. Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences Technical Report No. 92-34.

Rountree, R.A., and M.J. Fogarty. 1993. Spatial, temporal and predator-prey size patterns of cannibalism by silver hake. International Council For the Exploration of the Sea, Demersal Fish Committee, C.M. 1993/G:37. 12 pp. View abstract Download full paper

Bejda, A., J. Boreman, W. Morse, D. Mountain, R. Rountree, G. Shepherd, A. Studholme, and S. Wilk. 1996. Multispecies Interactions in Coastal Waters of the Northeast U.S., A research proposal for the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service. NEFSC Working paper.

Able, K.W., A. Kustka, D.A. Witting, K.J. Smith, R.A. Rountree and R. McBride.1997. Fishes of Great Bay, New Jersey: Larvae and Juveniles Collected by Nightlighting. Technical Report, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, N.J. 08903. 30 p.

Rountree, R.A. and G.R. Sedberry. 1998. A preliminary model of shoaling behavior based on visual field overlap patterns. Pages 57-60 IN: MacKinlay, D.D., and D. Houlihan. (eds.). Fish Feeding Ecology and Digestion: Gutshop '98. International Congress on the Biology of Fish, Towson University, Baltimore MD, July 27-30, 1998. Physiology Section, American Fisheries Society. Don MacKinlay, SEP DFO, 555 West Hastings St. Vancouver BC V6B 5G3, Canada. (Extended Abstract). View copy

Almeida, F., M. Fogarty, M. Grosslein, B. Kaminer, J. Link, W. Michaels, and R. Rountree. 1999. Georges Bank predation study: report of the 1994-96 field seasons. Northeast Fish. Sci. Cent. Ref. Doc. 99-06. 58 p.

Rountree, R.A., D. Borkman, W.Brown, Y. Fan, L. Goodman, B. Howes, B. Rothschild, M. Sundermeyer, and J. Turner. 2003. Framework for Formulating the Mt. Hope Bay Natural Laboratory: A synthesis and Summary. School for Marine Science and Technology Technical Report No. SMAST-03-0501. 306 pp.
Available on the SMAST web site
or Download full report here

Rountree, R.A. 2003. Chapter 1. Introduction. Pages 1-12 In: Rountree, R.A., D. Borkman, W.Brown, Y. Fan, L. Goodman, B. Howes, B. Rothschild, M. Sundermeyer, and J. Turner. Framework for Formulating the Mt. Hope Bay Natural Laboratory: A synthesis and Summary. School for Marine Science and Technology Technical Report No. SMAST-03-0501. 306 pp.
Available on the SMAST web site
or Download full report here

Howes, B., M. Sundermeyer and R. Rountree. 2003. Chapter 3. Habitats and habitat quality. Pages 57-97 In: Rountree, R.A., D. Borkman, W.Brown, Y. Fan, L. Goodman, B. Howes, B. Rothschild, M. Sundermeyer, and J. Turner. Framework for Formulating the Mt. Hope Bay Natural Laboratory: A synthesis and Summary. School for Marine Science and Technology Technical Report No. SMAST-03-0501. 306 pp.
Available on the SMAST web site
or Download full report here

Borkman, D., J. Turner and R. Rountree. 2003. Chapter 5. Nekton. Pages 126-161. In: Rountree, R.A., D. Borkman, W.Brown, Y. Fan, L. Goodman, B. Howes, B. Rothschild, M. Sundermeyer, and J. Turner. Framework for Formulating the Mt. Hope Bay Natural Laboratory: A synthesis and Summary. School for Marine Science and Technology Technical Report No. SMAST-03-0501. 306 pp.
Available on the SMAST web site
or Download full report here

Rountree, R.A. 2003. Chapter 7. Summary and Conclusions. Pages 190-206 In: Rountree, R.A., D. Borkman, W.Brown, Y. Fan, L. Goodman, B. Howes, B. Rothschild, M. Sundermeyer, and J. Turner. Framework for Formulating the Mt. Hope Bay Natural Laboratory: A synthesis and Summary. School for Marine Science and Technology Technical Report No. SMAST-03-0501. 306 pp.
Available on the SMAST web site
or Download full report here

Rountree, R.A., C. Goudey, T. Hawkins, J. Luczkovich and D. Mann. 2003. Listening to Fish: Passive Acoustic Applications in Marine Fisheries. Sea Grant Digital Oceans. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sea Grant College Program. MITSG 0301. 36 p. Available as pdf online

Rountree, R.A., C. Goudey, and T. Hawkins. Editors. 2003. Listening to Fish: Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Applications of Passive Acoustics to Fisheries. April 8-10, 2002. Dedham, MA. MIT Sea Grant Technical Report MITSG 03-2. Available as pdf

Rountree, R.A., F. Juanes, and J.E. Blue. 2003. Soniferous Fishes of Massachusetts. In: Listening to Fish: Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Applications of Passive Acoustics to Fisheries. April 8-10, 2002. Dedham, MA. MIT Sea Grant Technical Report MITSG 03-2. Available as PDF

Rountree, R.A., F. Juanes, and J.E. Blue. 2003. Potential for the use of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) as a platform for passive acoustics. In: Listening to Fish: Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Applications of Passive Acoustics to Fisheries. April 8-10, 2002. Dedham, MA. MIT Sea Grant Technical Report MITSG 03-2. Available as pdf online

Anderson, K.A., R.R. Rountree, amd F. Juanes.2004. The Distribution and Behavior of Soniferous Fishes in the Hudson River: Focusing on Striped Cusk-eel, Ophidium marginatum. Section VI: 28 pp. In J.R. Waldman, W.C. Nieder (eds.), Final Reports of the Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship Program, 2003. Hudson River Foundation.

Anderson, K.A., R.R. Rountree, amd F. Juanes.2005. Soniferous Fishes in tidal freshwater Tivoli Bay of the Hudson River. Section VI: 28 pp. In J.R. Waldman, W.C. Nieder (eds.), Final Reports of the Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship Program, 2004. Hudson River Foundation.

Rountree, R.A., R. Kessler, D.Jones, D. Martins, and F. Bub. 2004. The High-Resolution Industry-Based Trawl Survey: Methods and Working Data. School for Marine Science and Technology, UMass Dartmouth, Technical Report No. SMAST-05-0301. 93 p. Download reprot

Rountree, R.A., R. Kessler, D.Jones, D. Martins, and F. Bub. 2005. The High-Resolution Industry-Based Trawl Survey Data Report. School for Marine Science and Technology, UMass Dartmouth, Technical Report No. SMAST-05-0302. 461 p. download pdf Also available from the SMAST web page. Also see the write-up in the April 2006 NOAA Cooperative Fisheries newsletter Collaborations.

Groeger, J.P., R.A. Rountree, U.H. Thygesen, D. Jones, D. Martins, Q. Xu and B. Rothschild. 2005. Geolocation of Cape Cod Bay Cod using tidal information. ICES CM 2005/Z:10. pp 31.

Sakas, C.J., C. Goudey and R.A. Rountree. 2005. Sanctuary Sounds – Monitoring underwater sounds in the National Marine Sanctuaries. Oceans 2005 MTS/IEEE

Groeger, J.P., and R.A. Rountree. 2006. A fish population framework to control multispecies, multistock, and/or multiarea fisheries for medium to long-term management purposes. ICES SGMA 2006.

Rountree, R.A., J.P. Groeger, and D. Martins. 2006. Extraction of daily activity pattern and vertical migration behavior from the benthic fish, Lophius americanus, based on depth analysis from data storage tags. ICES CM/2006 Q01

Rountree, R.A., and D. Witting. 2006. Spatial and temporal patterns of the fish assemblages in the greater Narragansett Bay system: is Mt. Hope Bay different? Pp. 23. In: MacDonald, D., and R.A. Rountree (eds). Antropogenic Influences on the Mount Hope Bay Ecosystem. Northeast Naturalist 13(special issue #4):23.

Zhao, L., L. Goodman, C. Chen, B. Rothschild, and R. Rountree. 2006. Simulating the effects of the heated water discharges from Brayton Point Power Station to Mount Hope Bay in finite volume coastal model. Pp. 26. In: MacDonald, D., and R.A. Rountree (eds.). Natural and Anthropogenic Influences on the Mount Hope Bay Ecosystem. Northeast Naturalist 13(special issue #4):26.

ACT. 2007. Underwater Passive Acoustic Monitoring for Remote Regions. A workshop of research scientists, technology developers, and resource managers. Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Coconut Island, Hawaii, Feb. 7-9, 2007. Alliance for Coastal Technologies Ref. No. ACT-07-02. ACT website at http://www.act-us.info
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Van Parijs, S. and B. Southall. 2007. Report of the 2006 NOAA National Passive Acoustics Workshop. Developing a strategic program plan for NOAA's Passive Acoustics Ocean Observing System (PAOOS). Woods Hole, MA, 11-13 April 2006. Down load pdf at NOAA NMFS http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/nefsc/publications/tm/tmspo76.pdf

Rountree, R.A. 2007. Listening to Fish: New Discoveries in Science. E-book for kids grades 5-12 and adults. download pdf

Anderson, K., W. Roumillat, R. Rountree, and F. Juanes. 2010. Staging haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus L. ovaries: Implications for maturity indices, estimation of daily spawning timing and field sampling practices. Pages 240-243 in Wyanski, D.M. and Brown-Peterson, N.J. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Gonadal Histology of Fishes. El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. http://hdl.handle.net/10261/24937.

Rountree, R.A. 2012. Listening to Fish Sounds in the Amazon. Biodiversity Science Issue 5. View paper

Sousa-Lima,R.S. R.A. Rountree, M.R.M. Brito, I.M. Carletti, V.M.F. da Silva. 2013. Invisible yet detectable: wild Amazonian Manatees (Trichechus inuquis) can be monitored by passive acoustics. XI Congresso de Ecologia do Brasil & I Congresso Internacional de Ecologia, Porto Seguro, Brasil; 09/2013 download pdf


 MEDIA EVENTS

"Under the Sea – Sotto Voce no more" by Lori Valigra in the 8 November 2001 issue of The Christian Science Monitor. Brief description of current research on soniferous fishes, including my cusk-eel work. Can be viewed in the archive section of the CSM web page at http://www.csmonitor.com/2001/1108/p16s1-stss.html

"Rime of the Modern Mariner" by Josie Calausiusz in the January 2002 issue of Discover Magazine (Discover 23(1):14). A copy can be viewed online at: http://discovermagazine.com/2002/jan/breakrime/?searchterm=Rountree. Focus on my research on soniferous fishes.

"Fish Sounds"Radio interview by Tracy Hampton for the Cape and Islands National Public Radio Station, August 2002. read partial transcript

"Listening to What Fish Tell Us" by Tracey Crago, WHOI Sea Grant, "Two If By Sea" Newsletter (Fall 2002, Vol. 6 No. 2.). Brief description of my work with vocal fishes on Cape Cod.

"Scientists find fish like to sound off for many reasons" by JAMES KINSELLA, 7 November 2002. The Cape Cod Times. Story about fish sounds on Cape Cod.

"Local "Chatterfish" identified". News article in the Block Island Times. By Rob Davenport. March 29, 2003.

"B.I.'s 'Chatterfish' Mystery Solved. Curious boater solves conundrum of strange clicking sounds heard in Great Salt Pond" by Greg Coppa. Soundings, the Nation's Boating Newspaper July, 2003 p. 13,18. Describes my work with vocal fishes and especially the striped cusk-eel.

"The cusk eel is all talk, some slime" by Greg Coppa. Published July 2004 in the Points East Magazine, Porland, ME. Read story

"Listen up and learn what fish have to say". by Eric Williams. March 23, 2005 issue of the Cape Cod Times. Newspaper coverage of my "Ocean Treasures" leacture at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster, MA.

"Can New England create a conservation legacy as enduring as its fishing heritage?" by Carol Gardner, BluePlanet Magazine, Spring 2005. Read story

"Listening to Fish" Interview on "The Point" with Mindy Todd, the Cape and Islands Public Broadcasting Station. 11 May 2005.

"Sounds Fishy" by Maria Ferri. Cape Cod Magazine, April 2006.

"High-resolution industry-based trawl survey" by Chris Weiner, in: Collaborations, a report on collaborative research projects in the northwest Atlantic Ocean. April 2006.

“Rhode Island Collections: URI Marine Animal Sounds in the Macaulay Library’s Marine Collection” by Robert D. Kenney. Rhode Island Naturalist 13(1):19-21. Summer 2006.

“Smart stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Wet, wild fish sounds” by Kurt Knebusch, North Texas e-News. July 15, 2007. Read story

"Listening for those sounds from the deep" by Rich Eldred. The Cape Codder, 2 August 2007. download pdf

“Rodney Rountree is learning how to track different species of fish by keeping his ear to the ocean” excerpted from the Cape Codder, Rich Eldrid, 2 Aug. 2007. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, College of Natural Resources and the Environment, blog site. view

“Subsurface Noise” by Michael Symes, Science Editor. X-Ray Magazine 19:50-52. September 2007. view story

"What’s Making That Awful Racket? Surprisingly, It May Be Fish" by Nonny De La Pena. 8 April 2008 NY Times Science article on fish sounds! By Nonny de la Penna. Cites recent research by several scientists working in the field. Be sure to go to the video link! (oops, you may notice the NY Times misidentified some of the fish pictures). The story was also picked up on Commedy Cental with a clip from the Colbert Report (Go to the video link labeled Tip/Wag Rain).

"Plumbing Depths for Fish Sounds" by Andrea Cohen, MIT Sea Grant, "Two if By Sea" Newsletter (Spring 2008, Vol. 9 No. 2). Brief Description of my work with Cliff Goudey and Francis Juanes on Deep Sea sounds. An abbreviated online version can be viewed at http://seagrant.mit.edu/2ifbysea/issues/spring08/fish_sounds.html

“Fish Sounds with Rodney Rountree” on The Point with Mindy Todd, Cape and Islands National Public Radio, August 15, 2011. Listen to the podcast at: http://www.wgbh.org/programs/The-Point-298/episodes/Fish-Sounds-30975

There have been well over 100 web sites and blogs that have posted information related to my deep sea fish sounds studies, a few are listed here:

“UMass Amherst Ecologists among the First to Record and Study Deep-sea Fish Noises” UMass Amherst Press Release by Janet Lathrop. Press release

Scientific American: 60 Second Podcast “Deep Sea Is Alive with Sound” Scientists share the first-ever recordings of deep-sea species. Sarah Fecht reports Listen to the Podcast

NewScientist: “First recording of deep-water fish chat” by Melissae Fellet View story

LiveScience: “First Recording of Deep-Sea Fish Reveals Grunts & Quacks” by Joseph Castro (with video) Go to LiveScience blog"

Fox News coverage: Go to story"

Yahoo News: Trending Now – “Scientists Capture the Sounds of Deep-Sea Fish for First Time Ever” By Melissa Knowles go to the story

Science News coverage: Go to the story

Maritime Reporter: “UMass Research on Deep-Sea Fish Noise” Go to story

Science Daily: “Ecologists Capture First Deep-Sea Fish Noises” Go to Science Daily article

Futura-Sciences (French website): “Océan : écoutez des sons enregistrés à 642 mètres de profondeur” Par Quentin Mauguit Go to article (in french)

The Daily Collgian(University of Massachusetts Newpaper): “UM researchers found fish capable of communication through a form of talking” By: Claire Anderson go to story

“Fishy chatter - Scientists record unidentified noises in the deep sea” By Stephen Ornes in ScienceNews for Kids, March 6, 2012. Go to story

Other media events:

Under Sea Sounds, Interview on the PBS show “Connecting Point” with Carrie Saldo. WGBY 57, Springfield, MA. Aired on May 8, 2012. Watch video of broadcast at: http://vimeo.com/41846332

How Fish Noises Can Help Manage Species, By Beenish Ahmed on “The Morning Edition” WBUR 90.9 radio. Aired May 16, 2012. Read transcript and listen to the story at: http://www.wbur.org/2012/05/16/fish-sounds

”Acústica pasiva y sonidos de peces de la Amazonía - Rodney Rountree” Interview in Revista Pirañamania – Volumen 5, March 2013. Download magazine and interview at: http://www.mundopiranha.com/piranhamania5.pdf

 

PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHS

Cannonball jellyfish, Stomolophus meleagris. 2001. P. 218. In: Dangerous Wildlife in the Southeast. F. Lynne Bachleda. Menasha Ridge Press, Birmingham, AL. 321 p.

Cannonball jellyfish, Stomolophus meleagris. 2001. P. 188. In: Dangerous Wildlife in the Mid-Atlantic. F. Lynne Bachleda. Menasha Ridge Press, Birmingham, AL. 305 p.

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Anderson, Katie A. 2002-2004. Katie graduated from Umass Amherst in 2004.

Summer Intern 2002: Participated in Stellwagen Bank research cruise, collected passive acoustic data from coastal MA, digitized acoustic recordings and processed data files.

Directed Individual Study: Characterization of calls produced by the striped cusk-eel, Ophidion marginatum, in New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts. Co-advised by Francis Juanes.

Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship, Hudson River Foundation, 2003. “The distribution and behavior of soniferous fishes in the Hudson River”.

Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship, Hudson River Foundation, 2004. “Soniferous fishes in tidal freshwater Tivoli Bay of the Hudson River”.

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

O'Brien, Todd. 1993-1994. Masters of Science completed 1994. Boston University Marine Program, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA 02543. "The effects of nutrient loading on Waquoit Bay Estuarine Fish Populations." Dr. Ivan Valiela, Major Advisor.

Scharf, Frederick S. 1995-1997. Masters of Science completed September 1987, in Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-4210,"Predator Size-Prey Size Relationships and Predator Dynamics of Marine Fish on the Northeast continental Shelf." Dr. Francis Juanes, Major Advisor.

Papers:

Scharf, F.S., F. Juanes, and M. Sutherland. 1998. Inferring ecological relationships from the edges of scatter diagrams: comparison of regression techniques. Ecology 79(2): 448-460.

Scharf, F.S., R.M. Yetter, A.P. Summers, and F. Juanes. 1998. Enhancing diet analyses of piscivorous fishes in the Northwest Atlantic through identification and reconstruction of original prey sizes from ingested remains. Fishery Bulletin 96: 575-588.

Scharf, F.S., F. Juanes, and R.A. Rountree. 2000. Predator size-prey size relationships of marine fish predators: interspecific variation and the effects of ontogeny and body size on trophic-niche breadth. Marine Ecology Progress Series 208:229-248. View abstract

Hanrahan, Brian. 1996-1999. Master of Science Candidate, Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-4210. Thesis: "School structure and individual feeding behavior of bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)." Dr. Francis Juanes, Major Advisor.

Papers: Hanrahan, B., and F. Juanes. 2001. Estimating the number of fish in Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus thynnus) schools, using models derived from captive school observations. Fishery Bulletin 99(3):420-431.

Pappal, Adrienne. 2003-2006. Masters of Science Candidate, School for Marine Science and Technolgy, Umass Dartmouth. "Cobble habitat preference of age-0 and age-1 winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus; and comparison of laboratory observation techniques." Dan MacDonald, Major Advisor

Anderson, Katie A. 2004-present. Master of Science Candidate, Dept. of Natural Resources Conservation, UMass Amherst. Soniferous behavior of haddock during spawning.

Baker, Ronald. 2006. Doctoral Candidate at James Cook University, Australia. I am an external reviewer for his dissertation entitled: "Piscivory and the functioning of shallow tropical estuarine nursery grounds."

 

HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Thomas Noble Memorial Award, West Carteret High School, 1979. Given to student with a high potential for a career in the sciences.

Morehead City Woman's Club Scholarship, West Carteret High School, 1979.

Research Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1981-2. The use of high-voltage photography as a technique for detecting subsurface electrical inhomogeneities in materials.

Research Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1982-3. The ecology of Stomolophus meleagris, the cannonball jellyfish, and its symbionts, with special emphasis on behavior.

Media and Board Publication Scholarship, Univ. of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1983. For work as Editor of the Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Sciences: Foram.

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1983.

First Place - John Bowley Derieux Research Award- For best student paper in Physics. Collegiate and Senior Academy of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences, 1982.

Second Place - John Bowley Derieux Research Award- For best student paper in Biology. Collegiate and Senior Academy of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences, 1983.

Manasquan Marlin and Tuna Club, Fisheries Research Scholarship, 1987-1992.

Andrew J. Boehm Fellowship, American Fishing Tackle Manufacturers Association. 1989-1990.

United States Department of Commerce, NOAA, NMFS, Award for a Commendable Job performance during 1993.

United States Department of Commerce, NOAA, NMFS, Award for an Outstanding Job performance during 1994 and 1995.

 

GRANTS

John Yarborough Memorial Undergraduate Research Grant, Collegiate Academy of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences (CANCAS), 1981. The use of high-voltage photography as a technique for detecting subsurface electrical inhomogeneities in materials.

John Yarborough Memorial Undergraduate Research Grant, CANCAS, 1982. The use of high-voltage photography for materials testing. II. Distinguishing materials irrespective of surface phenomena.

John Yarborough Memorial Undergraduate Research Grant, CANCAS, 1982. The ecology of Stomolophus meleagris, the cannonball jellyfish, and its symbionts, with special emphasis on behavior.

Slocum-Lunz Foundation, Inc., 1984. Ecological importance of the use of floating and submerged objects by pelagic fishes.

The Agricultural Society of South Carolina, 1984. Ecological importance of the use of floating and submerged objects by pelagic fishes.

South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, 1985. Ecological importance of the use of floating and submerged objects by pelagic fishes - equipment request.

Slocum-Lunz Foundation, Inc. 1985-1986; Rountree, R.A., J.W. Hayse and K.F. Page. Establishment of the Graduate Student Association of the College of Charleston - Student Travel Fund.

Leathem-Stauber-Steinetz Fund, Rutgers University, 1987. Fish use of the estuary: importance of marsh creeks and selected microhabitats within the Spartina alterniflora marsh system.

Manasquan Marlin and Tuna Club, Fisheries Research Scholarship, 1987-1992. Utilization of tidal salt marsh creeks by New Jersey finfishes.

Leathem-Stauber-Steinetz Fund, Rutgers University, 1988. Utilization of tidal marsh creeks by fishes in the Great Bay Estuary of New Jersey.

New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium- Minigrant, 1988. Fish utilization of salt marsh creeks in New Jersey: residence period and standing stock of summer flounder.

Leathem-Stauber-Steinetz Fund, Rutgers University, 1989. Utilization of salt marsh creeks by fishes: role of tidal migration of fishes in salt marsh energetics.

Graduate Student Research Fund, Marine Field Station, Center for Coastal and Environmental Studies, Rutgers University, 1989. Utilization of salt marsh creeks by fishes: energy flow in coastal ecosystems.

Lerner-Gray Fund for Marine Research, American Museum of Natural History. 1989.Utilization of salt marsh creeks by fishes: energy flow in coastal ecosystems.

Sport Fishing Institute Fund. 1989. Utilization of salt marsh creeks by fishes: energy flow in coastal ecosystems.

Andrew J. Boehm Fellowship, American Fishing Tackle Manufacturers Association. 1989-1990.Utilization of salt marsh creeks by fishes: energy flow in coastal ecosystems.

Graduate Student Research Fund, Marine Field Station, Center for Coastal and Environmental Studies, Rutgers University, 1991. Fauna of polyhaline marsh creeks in southern New Jersey: length frequency data of dominant fauna.

Marsh Ecology Research Program, 1999. Patterns of ontogenetic shifts in nekton habitat use along a marsh coenocline: Atlantic silverside case study. Rountree, R.A., and F. Juanes (P.I.'s). View project page.

Woods Hole Sea Grant Development Project, 2001. Rountree, R.A. Feasibility of identifying essential fish habitat based on acoustic monitoring of temporal and spatial patterns of sound production. Part I. Identification of soniferous species in Cape Cod waters. View soniferous fish research page

Rhode Island Sea Grant Development Project, 2001. Feasibility of rescue of historic data on fish sounds compiled by the University of Rhode Island Narragansett Marine Laboratory during the 1950's, 60's and 70's. Kenney, R. (URI), and R.A. Rountree. View project page.

National Undersea Research Program, North Atlantic & Great Lakes, 2001-2002. Identification of soniferous fishes on Stellwagen Bank: validation of their sound production characteristics and association of sounds with specific habitats and behaviors. Rountree, R.A., F. Juanes (UMASS-Amherst), and J. Blue (Leviathan Legacy, Inc., Orlando, Florida). View project page

The Sounds Conservancy Grants Program. 2001. Survey of the soniferous fishes of Cape Cod. Rountree, R.A. View project page.

Northeast Consortium Cooperative Research Program. 2002. The identification of Cod and Haddock Spawning Habitat using passive Acoustics. Cliff Goudey (MIT Sea Grant) and Rodney Rountree (SMAST).

Office of Naval Resarch. 2002. An International Workshop on the application of passive acoustics in fisheries. Rodney Rountree.

MIT Sea Grant. 2002. An International Workshop on the application of passive acoustics in fisheries. Rodney Rountree.

Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, Rhode Island Sea Grant, MIT Sea Grant College Program, Woods Hole Sea Grant Program, Narragansett Bay Estuary Program, Southeastern Massachusetts Estuary Program. 2003. Natural and Anthropogenic influenences on the Mt. Hope Bay Ecosystem. A special Symposium held during the NEERS/SNECAFS Joint Spring Meeting. May 8-10, 2003 in Fairhaven, MA. Rodney Rountree.

MIT Sea Grant. Development grant. 2004. Evaluation of listening technologies for deep-water fish. Rountree, R.A., F. Juanes and C. Goudey.

MIT Sea Grant. (2005-2006). Use of passive acoustics to determine spawning time and fecundity of haddock. Juanes, F., R. Rountree, and C. Goudey.

New York City Environmental Fund, Hudson River Foundation. 2006. Underwater soundscape of NY Harbor: increasing public awareness of the underwater environment. Drew, C., and R. Rountree.

The Eppley Foundation for Research.2007-2008. Potential for the use of passive acoustic technologies in aquatic systems of North America - demonstration project in the major river systems of New England. R. Rountree.

MIT Sea Grant (2010). DeepFSL - a low cost bimodal observation system for deep sea ecosystem research. R. Rountree, F. Juanes, and S. Fraiser.

 

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND SYMPOSIA ORGANIZED

 

Listening to the Fish: An International Workshop on the Applications of Passive Acoustics in Fisheries, April 8-10, 2002 in Dedham, MA. Organizers: Rodney Rountree, SMAST, UMass Dartmouth rrountree@UMassD.Edu; Clifford A. Goudey, Marine Advisory Leader, MIT Sea Grant College Program; and Tony Hawkins, Director of Fisheries Research for Scotland, FRS Marine Laboratory Aberdeen, and Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen Scotland, UK hawkinsad@marlab.ac.uk. Sponsored by: MIT Sea Grant College Program, Office of Naval Research, and National Undersea Research Program. This workshop brought together experts in passive acoustics as it applies to fisheries, marine conservations issues and the identification of essential fish habitats. The 'hands-on' workshop drew over 50 international experts drawn from fisheries, fish biology, acoustics, signal processing, underwater technology and other related fields. Information on this workshop can be found online at: http://seagrant.mit.edu/cfer/acoustics/index.html. See publications list for information on the proceedings and other publications from this conference.
Reviewed in: Juanes, F. 2002. Listening to fish: an international workshop on the application of passive acoustics in fisheries. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 12: 105–106.

New England Estuarine Research Society and Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Joint Meeting, May 8-10, 2003, Holiday Inn, Fairhaven, MA, Hosted by, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, School for Marine Science and Technology. R.A. Rountree, B. Howes and Nancy O'Connor, Local Organizers.

Natural and Anthropogenic influences on the Mt. Hope Bay Ecosystem, May 10, 2003, Fairhaven, MA. A special Symposium held during the Joint Meeting of the New England Estuarine Research Society and the Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, and hosted by the School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Organized by R.A. Rountree (SMAST), B. Howes (SMAST), and Christopher Kincaid (GSO/URI). Scientists from regional academic and professional institutions came together to present the results of their research within Mt. Hope Bay, including retrospective studies of existing data sets. Studies within the Greater Narragansett Bay pertinent to understanding the Mt. Hope Bay ecosystem were also presented. Sixteen full presentations and six posters were presented, and discussed in two panel sessions. Papers were published in a special issue of the Northeastern Naturalist edited by MacDonald, D., and R.A. Rountree. (2006). Natural and Anthropogenic Influences on the Mt. Hope Bay Ecosystem. Northeast Naturalist 13(special issue 4). picture of front cover

Passive acoustics as a tool in fisheries. A special symposium held at the Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society August 10-14, 2003, in Quebec, Canada. Organizers: Joe Luczkovich (East Carolina Univ.), David Mann (USF), and Rodney Rountree (SMAST- Umass Dartmouth). The symposium focused on the rapid development of passive acoustic technologies for use in fisheries management and research and featured 16 presentations and a panel discussion. Nine papers were published in a special module of the Transactions of the American Fisheris Society edited by Luczkovich, Mann and Rountree in May 2008. TAFS 137.

Contributed papers TAFS 137(2)Special Section: Passive Acoustics.

Passive Acoustics as a Tool in Fisheries Science. Joseph J. Luczkovich, David A. Mann, and Rodney A. Rountree.

White Seabass Spawning Behavior and Sound Production. Scott A. Aalbers and Mark A. Drawbridge.

Distribution of Red Drum Spawning Sites Identified by a Towed Hydrophone Array. Scott A. Holt.

Use of Passive Acoustics to Determine Red Drum Spawning in Georgia Waters. Susan K. Lowerre-Barbieri, Luiz R. Barbieri, J. R. Flanders, A. G. Woodward, C. F. Cotton, and M. Katheryn Knowlton.

Identifying Sciaenid Critical Spawning Habitats by the Use of Passive Acoustics. Joseph J. Luczkovich, R. Christopher Pullinger, Stephen E. Johnson, and Mark W. Sprague.

Diel Periodicity of Fish Sound Production in Charlotte Harbor, Florida. James V. Locascio and David A. Mann.

Soniferous Fishes in the Hudson River. Katie A. Anderson, Rodney A. Rountree, and Francis Juanes.

Use of Passive Acoustics for Assessing Behavioral Interactions in Individual Toadfish. Michael L. Fine and Robert F. Thorson.

Passive Acoustic Techniques in Fisheries Science: A Review and Prospectus. Damon P. Gannon.


Long-term shifts in Faunal assemblages in Eastern North America. A special symposium held at the biennial meeting of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF, formerly ERF) in Providence, RI, 4-8 November 2007. Scientists from the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to the Gulf of Mexico presented 14 oral and 3 poster presentations on temporal patterns in assemblage composition of benthic invertebrates, estuarine nekton, zooplankton or fishes. Chaired by Rountree,R.A. (META, Inc) and F. Juanes (UMass Amherst).

Symposium reviewed in: Buchsbaum, Robert and J. Christopher Powell. 2008. Symposium review: long-term shifts in faunal assemblages in eastern North American estuaries: a review of a workshop held at the biennial meeting of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF), November 2007, Providence, Rhode Island. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 18(4):447-450, DOI: 10.1007/s11160-008-9086-x

The Biodiversity of Fishes: Bioacoustics. A special session held at the Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes (EEEF) meeting in Boston, MA June 29- July 3rd. 2008. Abate, Maria E. 2010. Proceedings of the 2008 Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes Conference. Current Zoology 56(1): forward. Proceedings


 

PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

Rountree, R.A. 1982. The use of high-voltage photography as a technique for detecting subsurface electrical inhomogeneities in materials. Collegiate and Senior Academy of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences, 1982. (First Place - John Bowley Derieux Research Award - Physics, best student paper award)

Rountree, R.A. 1983a. The use of high-voltage photography for materials testing. II. Distinguishing materials irrespective of surface phenomena. Collegiate and Senior Academy of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences, 1983.

Rountree, R.A. 1983b. The ecology of Stomolophus meleagris and its fish symbionts. Collegiate and Senior Academy of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences, 1983. (Second Place - John Bowley Derieux Research Award - Biology, best student paper award)

Rountree, R.A. 1983c. Stomolophus meleagris the cabbage head jellyfish and its fish symbionts. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, June 1983.

Rountree, R.A. 1985a. Use of fish aggregation devices and naturally occurring drift materials as habitat by fishes. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, June 1985.

Rountree, R.A. 1985b. Use of fish aggregation devices and naturally occurring drift materials as habitat by fishes. Artificial Reef Conference, North Carolina Sea Grant and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Sept. 1985.

Rountree, R.A. 1986a. Occurrence of Octopus vulgaris and Menippe mercenaria within concrete blocks used to moor fish aggregation devices in the coastal waters off Charleston, South Carolina. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society, Surfside Beach, South Carolina, April 1986.

Rountree, R.A. 1986b. Relationship between the structural complexity of fish aggregation devices (FADs) and the number of fish attracted. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, June 1986.

Rountree, R.A. 1986c. Fish Use of Structure: spatial orientation of fishes associated with FADs placed in the shallow coastal waters off Charleston, South Carolina. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, June 1986.

Rountree, R.A. 1987a. The importance of schooling behavior to the association of Decapterus punctatus with fish aggregation devices (FADs). American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Albany, New York, June 1987.

Rountree, R.A. 1987b. Association of fishes with fish aggregation devices: effects of structure size on fish abundance and predator avoidance behavior. Fourth International Conference on Artificial Habitats for Fisheries, Miami, Florida, November 1987.

Rountree, R.A. 1989. Utilization of high salinity salt marsh creeks by fishes in New Jersey. 10th Biennial International Estuarine Research Conference, Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland, October 8-12, 1989. (Honorable Mention -Competition for best student paper)

Rountree, R.A., and K.W. Able. 1990. New Jersey subtidal marsh creeks as nursery habitat. 14thLarval Fish Conference, Early Life History Section, American Fisheries Society, Beaufort, North Carolina, 6-9 May 1990.

Rountree, R.A. 1990. Tidal foraging, growth, and residence period of summer flounder, Paralichthys dentatus, in New Jersey subtidal marsh creeks. 70th Annual Meeting American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Charleston, South Carolina, 14-20 June 1990.

Able, K.W., R.A. Rountree, T. Azarovitz, and B. O'Gorman. 1990a. Movements of Mustelus canis in the Mid-Atlantic Bight and New Jersey estuaries. 70th Annual Meeting American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Charleston, South Carolina, 14-20 June 1990.

Witting, D.A., K.W. Able, R.A. Rountree, S.M. Sogard, S.T. Szedlmayer. 1990. Recruitment and habitat ecology of New Jersey flatfishes: preliminary results. 70th Annual Meeting American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Charleston, South Carolina, 14-20 June 1990.

Able, K.W., R.A. Rountree, S.M. Sogard, S.T. Szedlmayer, and K.A. Wilson. 1990b.. Measures of juvenile fish habitat quality in southern New Jersey estuaries. 120th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 26-30 August 1990.

Rountree, R.A., and K.W. Able. 1991a. Fauna of high salinity subtidal marsh creeks in southern New Jersey: composition, abundance and biomass. Atlantic Estuarine Research Society Spring Meeting, St. Michaels, Maryland, 3-4 May 1991.

Rountree, R.A.1991. Salt marsh creek community structure: importance of environmental gradients and tidal migration. 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, New York, New York, 15-20 June 1991.

Rountree, R.A., and K.W. Able. 1991b. Salt marsh creek community structure: importance of environmental gradients and tidal migration. Annual meeting, Mid-Atlantic Chapter American Fisheries Society, Tuckerton, New Jersey, 28 June 1991.

Rountree, R.A., and K.W. Able. 1991c. Use of marsh creeks by economically important fishes in southern New Jersey: seasonal, diel and tidal patterns. American Fisheries Society, September8-12, 1991, San Antonio, Texas.

Rountree, R.A., and M.P. Fogarty. 1993. Spatial, temporal and predator- prey size patterns of cannibalism by silver hake. Combined Meetings of American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, The Herpetologists' League, 17th Annual Larval Fish Conference, American Elasmobranch Society. Austin, Texas, 27 May - 2 June 1993.

Rountree, R.A. 1994. Broad-scale distribution patterns of summer flounder and their prey based on bottom trawl surveys collected from 1973-1992 between Cape Hatteras and the Scotian Shelf.12th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 21-25 August 1994. View transcript and figures

Rountree, R.A. 1995. Fish predator guilds for Georges Bank, and the continental shelf from Cape Sable to Cape Hatteras. 75th Annual meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 11th Annual meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, and 43rd Annual meeting of the Herpetologist's League. At the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 15-19, 1995. View poster

Rountree, R.A. 1996a. Diet of Key Fishes Collected in the Gulf of Maine during Northeast Fisheries Science Center Bottom Trawl Surveys Conducted From 1981-90.  Presented at the Gulf of Maine Ecosystem Dynamics Scientific Symposium and Workshop, 15-20 September 1996, Sponsored by the Regional Association for Research on the Gulf of Maine (RARGOM), St. Andrews, NB, Canada. View poster

Rountree, R.A. 1996b. Importance of trophic data to the development of  multispecies and ecosystem level management plans in the Gulf of Maine.  Invited mini-seminar presented at the Gulf of Maine Ecosystem Dynamics Scientific Symposium and Workshop, 15-20 September 1996,Sponsored by the Regional Association for Research on the Gulf of Maine (RARGOM), St. Andrews, NB, Canada.

Rountree, R.A., and F. Juanes. 1997. A discussion of selected critical research needs in GOM saltmarsh/estuarine habitats: towards understanding estuarine dependence. Invited Plenary Seminar at the Workshop on Salt Marsh Ecosystems held at the spring meeting, May 1-3, 1997, of the New England Estuarine Research Society in Wells, Maine.

Deegan, L.A., J.E. Hughes and R.A. Rountree. 1998.. Salt marsh support of marine transient species: fact or fiction? Invited seminar at the Special International Conference: Concepts and Controversies in Tidal Marsh Ecology, held April 5-9, 1998 at Vineland, N.J.

Rountree, R.A., and K.W. Able. 1998. A discussion of selected research needs for saltmarsh nekton. Invited seminar at the Special International Conference: Concepts and Controversies in Tidal Marsh Ecology, held April 5-9, 1998 at Vineland, N.J.

Rountree, R.A., N.J. McHugh, W.L. Michaels, C.G. Milliken and R.M. Yetter. 1998a.. Characterization of feeding types of northwest Atlantic shelf fishes. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists' 78th Annual Meeting, Society of Amphibians and Reptiles 41stAnnual Meeting, Herpetologists 46th Annual Meeting, and American Elasmobranch Society 14thAnnual Meeting, Canadian Association of Herpetologists Annual Meeting, Hosted by the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada July 16-22, 1998. View slides

Rountree, R.A. and G.R. Sedberry. 1998. A preliminary model of shoaling behavior based on visual field overlap patterns. International Congress on the Biology of Fish, Towson University, Baltimore, MD, July 27-30, 1998. View extended abstract

Rountree, R.A., Michaels, W.L. and N.J. McHugh. 1998b. Characterization of fish guilds on the Northwest Atlantic shelf based on diet similarity. American Fisheries Society, 128thAnnual Meeting, Hartford, CT, August 23-27, 1998. View slides

Juanes, Francis, F.Scharf, B.Hanrahan and R.Rountree. 1999. Using the NMFS food habits database to explore predator-prey relationships among piscivorous fishes. The Cooperative Marine Education and Research Program Special Symposium May 1999, Falmouth, MA.

Rountree, R.A., F. Juanes. 2000a. Patterns in nekton habitat use along a marsh coenocline. New England Estuarine Research Society, Portland, Maine, May 18-20, 2000. View slides

Rountree, R.A., F. Juanes. 2000b. Patterns of ontogenetic shifts in nekton habitat use along a marsh coenocline: Atlantic silverside case study. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Summer Meeting June 14, 2000, Old Lyme, Connecticut. View slides

Scharf, F.S., F. Juanes, and R.A. Rountree. 2000. Predator size - prey size relationships of marine fish predators: interspecific variation and the effects of ontogeny and body size on trophic niche breadth. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, La Paz, Mexico, June 2000

Rountree, R.A. 2000. Analysis of patterns of ontogenetic shifts in predator food types and predator-prey size relationships in the northwest Atlantic groundfish community. Invited seminar given at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA on September 21, 2000.

Rountree, R.A. 2001a. Soniferous fishes of the world. Invited seminar given on 24 May 2001 as part of the Biodiveristy Course for naturalists, scientists & teachers, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.

Rountree, R.A. and J. Bowers-Altman. 2001. Soniferous behavior of the striped cusk-eel, Ophidion marginatum, and other coastal marine fishes based on preliminary laboratory and field observations. Poster presented the conference: Bioacoustics of Fishes: sensory biology, behavior, and practical applications. May 30-June 2, 2001, Chicago, IL. View Poster.

Rountree, R.A., P.J. Perkins, R.D. Kenney, and K.R. Hinga. 2001a. Sounds of Western North Atlantic Fishes: Data rescue. Poster presented at the conference: Bioacoustics of Fishes: sensory biology, behavior, and practical applications. May 30-June 2, 2001, Chicago, IL. View Poster.

Rountree, R.A., P.J. Perkins, R.D. Kenney, and K.R. Hinga. 2001b. Sounds of Western North Atlantic Fishes. Poster presented at the 81st annual meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 17th annual meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, State College, Pennsylvania on July 5-10, 2001. View Poster.

Rountree, R.A. 2001b. Sounds of Cape Cod Fishes. Poster presented at the open house of the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Waquoit, MA. August 14, 2001. View Poster.

Rountree, R.A. 2001c. Fish sounds and boat noise, applications of passive acoustics to fisheries issues. Invited seminar presented at the Cape Cod Conference on Environmental Reporting. September 20-22, 2001 at Woods Hole, MA. Sponsored by the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Rountree, R.A. and F. Juanes. 2001a. Diel zonation changes in size-specific densities of marsh creek nekton are the rule not the exception. Poster presented at the 16th Biennial Conference of the Estuarine Research Federation (ERF) held 4-8 November 2001 at the Tradewinds Conference Center, St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Juanes, F. and R.A.Rountree. 2001. Low tide nekton densities of a subtidal marsh creek based on an improved sampling method. Presented at the 16th Biennial Conference of the Estuarine Research Federation (ERF) held 4-8 November 2001 at the Tradewinds Conference Center, St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Rountree, R.A., Joseph E. Blue and Francis Juanes. 2002a. Use of ROVs as a platform for passive acoustics: characterization of ROV noise generation. Listening to the Fish: An International Workshop on the Applications of Passive Acoustics in Fisheries, April 8-10, 2002 in Dedham, MA.

Rountree, R.A., and F. Juanes. 2002a. Soniferous fishes of Massachusetts. Listening to the Fish: An International Workshop on the Applications of Passive Acoustics in Fisheries, April 8-10, 2002 in Dedham, MA. View slideshow

Rountree, R.A., and F. Juanes. 2002b. Vocal marine fishes in Massachusetts: listening to fish to locate spawning grounds. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, summer meeting, held 19 June 2002 at Rogers William University, Bristol, RI.

Rountree, R.A. 2002. The Mt. Hope Bay Natural Laboratory. Invited seminar at Roger Williams University on November 20, 2002.

Rountree, R.A., B. Rothschild, W. Brown, Y. Fan, L. Goodman, and L. Zhoa. 2002b. Review of the ecology of winter flounder in Narragansett and Mt. Hope Bays: why the decline? Flatfish Biology Workshop in Westbrook, CT on December 10-11, 2002. View slide show

Rountree, R.A. 2003a. Listening to Fish. Presented at the 9th annual High School Environmental Symposium, sponsored by the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the New England Aquarium and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. February 28, 2003 - March 01, 2003, in Buzzards Bay, MA.

Rountree, R.A. 2003b. Vocal Fishes of Cape Cod. 8th Annual Cape Cod Natural History Conference. March 15th 2003. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, South Wellfleet MA..

Kessler, R.K., R.A. Rountree, B.J. Rothschild, W. Brown and R. Lane. 2003. The Smast High Resolution Trawl Survey: A Case Study In The Design And Development Of Cooperative Trawl Survey Programs Between Commercial Fleets, Academic Institutions And Government. Poster presented at the NEERS/SNECAFS Joint Meeting, May 8-10, 2003, Holiday Inn, Fairhaven, MA, Hosted by, UMass Dartmouth, SMAST. View Poster

Zhao, L., L. Goodman, C. Chen, B. Rothschild and R. Rountree. 2003. Simulating The Effects Of The Heated Water Discharges From Brayton Point Power Station To Mount Hope Bay In Finite Volume Coastal Model. Presented at the Special Symposium: Natural and Anthropogenic influences on the Mt. Hope Bay Ecosystem, held at the NEERS/SNECAFS Joint Meeting, May 8-10, 2003, Holiday Inn, Fairhaven, MA, Hosted by, UMass Dartmouth, SMAST.

Rountree, R., B.J. Rothschild, W. Brown, D. Martins and R. Kessler. 2003a. The Smast Cod Tagging Program. Poster presented at the NEERS/SNECAFS Joint Meeting, May 8-10, 2003, Holiday Inn, Fairhaven, MA, Hosted by, UMass Dartmouth, SMAST. download poster pdf

Rountree, R.A., and D. Witting. 2003. Spatial And Temporal Patterns Of The Fish Assemblages In The Greater Narragansett Bay Estuarine System: Is Mt. Hope Bay Different? presented at the Special Symposium: Natural and Anthropogenic influences on the Mt. Hope Bay Ecosystem, held at the NEERS/SNECAFS Joint Meeting, May 8-10, 2003, Holiday Inn, Fairhaven, MA, Hosted by, UMass Dartmouth, SMAST. View slide show

Rountree, R.A. 2003c. Listening to Fish: Passive Acoustic Applications to Fisheries. Symposium “Environmental Consequences of Underwater Sound (ECOUS)”, San Antonio, Texas 12-16 May 2003, U.S. Office of Naval Research-ONR, Science and Technology, Human Systems. View slide show

Rountree, R.A., B.J. Rothschild, and W. Brown. 2003b. The SMAST Cod-Tagging Program. Paper presented in the Symposium: Cooperative Research in Marine Fisheries. Held at the Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 10-14, in Quebec, Canada. View slide show

Rothschild, B.J., H.Lin, R. Lane, W.Brown, C. Jakubiak, and R.Rountree. 2003. Cooperative Studies of the Georges Bank Trawl Fishery. Paper presented in the Symposium: Cooperative Research in Marine Fisheries. Held at the Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 10-14, in Quebec, Canada.

Mann, D.A. (USF), J.J. Luczkovich (ECU), and R.A. Rountree (SMAST). 2003. Passive Acoustics and Fisheries – Past, Present, and Future of the Use of Passive Fish Acoustics in the Study of Fishes. Paper presented in the Symposium: Passive Acoustics as a Tool in Fisheries, held at the Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 10-14, in Quebec, Canada.

Rountree, R.A., J.J. Luczkovich, and D. Mann. 2003c. Vocal Marine Fishes of North America. Paper presented in the Symposium: Passive Acoustics as a Tool in Fisheries, and held at the Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 10-14, in Quebec, Canada. View slide show

Rountree, R.A., and F. Juanes (UMass Amherst). 2003. Passive Acoustic Studies of the Striped Cusk-Eel: Demonstrating the Potential of Passive Acoustics in Fisheries Applications. Paper presented in the Symposium: Passive Acoustics as a Tool in Fisheries, and held at the Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 10-14, in Quebec, Canada. View slide show

Goudey, C.A. (MIT Sea Grant College Program), and R.A. Rountree. 2003. Locating Cod and Haddock Spawning Areas Using Low-Cost Underwater Recorders. Paper presented in the Symposium: Passive Acoustics as a Tool in Fisheries, and held at the Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 10-14, in Quebec, Canada.

Rountree, Rodney A.; Kessler, R.; Martins, D.; Jones, D. 2004. Fish assemblage structure on Georges Bank based on bottom trawl data collected from the New Bedford fishing fleet. Presented at the 84th annual meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH) held 26-31 May 2004 in Norman, Oklahoma. download pdf 28 meg

Anderson, K.A., R.A. Rountree, and F. Juanes. 2004.Soniferous fishes in Hudson River. Paper presented June 9, 2004 at the Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Summer meeting, Kingston, R.I.

Rountree, R.A. 2004a. How Estuaries Support Coastal Fisheries. Invited Seminar presented at the Second Annual "State of Wellfleet Harbor" Conference by the Town of Wellfleet, Wellfleet Conservation Trust, Cape Cod National Seashore and Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Nov. 6, 2004.

Cadrin, S., A. Westwood, N. Keith, R. Rountree, D. Martins, R. Kessler, D.Jones, A. Valliere, J. King and J. Boardman. 2004. Movement of yellowtail flounder: a cooperative tagging study. Flatfish Biology Conference. Dec. 1-2, 2004, at Westbrook, CT.

Rountree, R.A. 2004b. Potential of Passive Acoustics as a tool for Fisheries Research. Invited seminar in the Department of Natural Resources Conservation, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA. Dec. 11, 2004.

Rountree, R.A. 2005a.Vocal fishes of Stellwagen Bank, the Gulf of Maine and Cape Cod. Invited leacture given as part of the "Ocean Treasures" series co-sponsored by the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. 23 March 2005, Brewster, MA. Reported in the March 23rd issue of the Cape Cod Times

Cadrin, S.X., A.D. Westwood, O.L. Alade, R.A.Rountree, D.Martins, D.Jones, J.King, A. Valliere and H.H. Stone. 2005. Tagging Yellowtail Flounder with Commercial Fishermen. Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference. April 17-20, 2005 in Virgina Beach, VA.

Rountree, R.A., Cliff Goudey, Ken Ekstrom, and K. Anderson. 2005a. Determination of daily spawning patterns of haddock based on field recordings of vocal activity. Presented at the 2005 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, July 7-12, 2005, Tampa, Fl. View slide show

Rountree, R.A., Joachim Groeger, Darin Jones, and David Martins. 2005b. The human predator: influence of target species on catch in the Georges Bank Trawl Fishery. Presented at the 2005 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologist and Herpetologists, July 7-12, 2005, Tampa, Fl.download poster

Anderson, K.A. 2005. Soniferous fishes in the Hudson River: focusing on tidal freshwater Tivoli Bays. Presented at the 2005 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, July 7-12, 2005, Tampa, Fl. View slide show

Pappal, A.L. 2005. Habitat preferences of juvenile winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus, in the presence of structure. Presented at the 2005 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, July 7-12, 2005, Tampa, Fl.

Juanes, F., J. Manderson and R. Rountree. 2005. Habitat, life histories and adaptation: the role of habitat in determining recruitment of juvenile marine fishes. Invited keynote address, Fisheries Society of the British Isles Annual International Symposium, Univ. Wales, Bangor, N. Wales, July 20, 2005.

Bruno, M.S., J. Levinton, M. Ludwig, M. Padilla, R. Rountree, and C. Drew. 2005. Live! From the bottom of New York Harbor. Sponsored by the River Project, Pier 26, North River, New York, NY. Held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005. Panel of experts present a multimedia presentation, including real-time communication with divers in the harbor, to the general public.

Rountree, R.A. 2005b. Listening to Fish - an often overlooked method to determine essential fish habitat. Invited to present the lead-off paper in the special session (SP-18) Estuarine Fish Behavior: what can the fish themselves tell us about essential fish habitat? Presented at the 18th Biennial Estuarine Rsearch Federation meeting in Norfolk, VA, October 16-20, 2005. View slide show

Rountree, R.A. 2005c. Listening to fish - applications of passive acoustics to fisheries science and the exploration of the seas. Invited seminar 16 November 2005. Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI.

Rountree, R.A. 2006a. Listening to fish - future development priorities for passive acoustics. Invited seminar, 8 Feb. 2006, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ.

Goudey, Cliff and R.A. Rountree. 2006. Listening to fish: passive acoustic applied to marine fisheries and ecosystems. Invited semiar, NOAA Natinal Workshop on Passive Acoustics, 11-13 April 2006, Woods Hole, MA. View slide show

Rountree, R.A., F. Juanes, and C. Goudey. 2006a. Listening to fish: applications of passive acoustics to fisheries. Invited presentation in the Joe Blue memorial session part 2: shallow water and marine animal acoustics. Acoustical Society of America conference, Providence, Rhode Island, 5-9 June, 2006. download poster

Rountree, R.A., J.P. Groeger, and D. Martins. 2006b. Migration and vertical movements of a tagged Atlantic goosefish on Georges Bank. Presented at the 2006 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, July 12-17, 2006, New Orleans, La. download poster
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Rountree, R.A., J.P. Groeger, and D. Martins. 2006c. Extraction of daily activity pattern and vertical migration behavior from the benthic fish, Lophius americanus, based on depth analysis from data storage tags. Presented at the ICES Annual Science Conference, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 19-23 September 2006. download poster

Rountree, R.A. 2006b. Passive Acoustic Applications to Fisheries and Estuarine Ecology. Invited Seminar Queens College, Biology Department, Flushing, New York. November 8, 2006.

Rountree, R.A. 2007a. How do salt marshes function as habitat for nekton? Invited Seminar, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI. March 7, 2007. View slide show

Rountree, R.A. and F. Juanes. 2007a. Potential for the use of passive acoustic technologies in aquatic systems of North America. Inland Freshwater Fisheries Session, 63rd Annual Meeting of the Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Groton/Mystic, Connecticut, 22-25 April 2007. View slide show

Rountree, R.A. 2007b. Underwater sounds of fishes of the Gulf of Maine and Cape Cod. Invited public seminar. Massachusetts Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, South Wellfeet, MA. 8 August 2007.

Anderson, K.A., R.A. Rountree and F. Juanes. 2007a. Diel reproductive periodicity in haddock in the Southwestern Gulf of Maine. Reproductive and Recruitment Processes of Exploited Marine Fish Stocks held in Lisbon, Portugal. October 1-3, 2007. download pdf

Anderson, K.A., R.A. Rountree and F. Juanes. 2007b. Determination of the daily spawning time of haddock. International Symposium on Haddock Conservation, Harvesting and Management held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. October 25-26, 2007.

Rountree, R.A., and F. Juanes. 2007b. Long-term Shifts in Faunal Assemblages in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Presented at the biennial meeting of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF, formerly ERF) in Providence, RI, 4-8 November 2007. View slide show

Rountree, R.A. 2007c. Listening to Fish: Passive Acoustic Applications to Fisheries and the Exploration of the Seas. Invited seminar presented 12 December 2007. Department of Biological Sciences, Boston University. View slide show

Rountree, R.A. 2008a. The underwater soundscape. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Summer Meeting, June 11, 2008. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

Rountree, R.A. 2008b. First survey of the underwater soundscape of New England rivers. The Biodiversity of Fishes: Bioacoustics. A special session held at the Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes (EEEF) meeting in Boston, MA June 29- July 3rd 2008. View slide show

Rountree, R.A., C. Goudey, F. Juanes, K. Ekstrom, and D. Mellinger. 2008. Is biological sound production important in the deep sea? 138th annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, 17-21 August, 2008. Ottawa, Canada. View slide show

Rountree, R.A. 2008c. The need to improve communication between marine scientists and technology companies in the development of new underwater acoustic and optic observation technologies for fisheries research. Invited speaker Oceantech Expo’08. Providence, Rhode Island, 30 September – 3 October, 2008. (Subsequently invited to contribute a manuscript related to the talk to Marine Technology Reporter see Rountree 2008).
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Rountree, R.A. 2008d. Fishes Voices. Invited public seminar 11 November 2008 at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.

Rountree, R.A. 2009a. Conservation of the underwater soundscape in our rivers and streams. Northeastern Urban Research Organizational Network (NEURON) Conference, Feb. 9-10, 2009. Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. View slide show

Rountree, R.A. 2009b. Biology of Atlantic wolffish and cusk: implications for the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary’s function as an effective MPA. Invited seminar presented at the 27th Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting. 14 May 2009. NOAA Fisheries Northeast Regional Office, Gloucester, MA. View slide show

Anderson, K.A., W. Roumillat, R.A. Rountree, and F. Juanes. 2009. Staging haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) ovaries: implications for maturity indices, estimation of daily spawning timing, and field sampling practices. 4th Workshop on Gonadal Histology of Fishes. 16-19 June 2009, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain. View slide show

Rountree, R.A., and F. Juanes. 2009. Widespread occurrence of biological sound production in five major New England river systems: an implication of a profoundly overlooked component of aquatic ecology. 139th Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 30 – 3 September, 2009. Nashville Tennessee. View slide show

Rountree, R.A. 2009c. Understanding “Estuarine Gradients.” Technical Workshop: a biological Condition gradient. 28-29 October 2009. Narragansett Bay Estuary Program, Narragansett, RI. View slide show

Rountree, R.A., and F. Juanes. 2010. Are Fast Repetitive Tick (FaRT)sounds more common in fishes than previously thought? Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Summer meeting, 23 June 2010, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I.

Rountree, R.A. 2010. Listening to Fish: A virtually unexplored world of drumming, grunting, squeaks, squeals, and even Fart! Ocean Voice Speaker, 2 December 2010, Ocean Explorium at New Bedford Seaport, New Bedford, MA.

Rountree, R.A., and F. Juanes. 2011. Invasion of the Hudson River by the freshwater drum, Aplodinotus grunniens: potential of passive acoustics as a tool to monitor its spread. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Summer Meeting, 14 June 2011, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Old Lyme, CT.

Rountree, R.A. 2011. Passive acoustics: a new frontier in marine and aquatic science, with comments on fish farts, fish jumping and other interesting acoustic phenomena. Invited seminar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Brown Bag Lunch Seminar Series. June 16, 2011.

Rountree, R.A. 2011. Development of technologies to validate unknown underwater biological sound sources and document fish soniferous behavior with comments on fish "Farts" and other poorly understood biological sounds. Invited seminar, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. November 4, 2011.

Juanes, F. and Rountree. 2011. Potential of passive acoustics to monitor invasion of the Hudson River by the freshwater drum, Aplodinotus grunniens. Western Society of Naturalists, Vancouver, WA.

Juanes, F. and R. Rountree. 2012. Potential effects of noise on fish. WWF-Canada workshop on Ocean noise, Vancouver, BC.

Juanes, F., K. Anderson, and R. Rountree. 2012. Diel reproductive periodicity of haddock, Melanogrammus aeglefinus: developing maturity indices and correlating to sound production patterns. Western Groundfish Conference. Seattle, WA.

Rountree, R.A. 2012. Tools to study Marine and Aquatic Soundscapes: Example Applications including Invasive Drum, Cryptic Cusk-eels, and Salmon Farts. February 8, 2012. Invited seminar, Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island.

Pomerleau C., Rountree R, Juanes F, Moran K. 2012. A comparative study of sound production in two marine environments monitored by the NEPTUNE Canada undersea observatory network. PICES 2012 Annual Meeting, Hiroshima, Japan, October 12-21 2012. View pdf

Rountree, R.A. 2012. First-ever sound recordings of the freshwater drum Aplodinotus grunniens and its invasion of the Hudson River, NY. Invited seminar, November 16, 2012, East Carolina University, Institute for Coastal Science and Policy and the Department of Biology, Greenville, NC.

Wall, CC, Rountree, RA and Juanes, R. 2013. Mapping the acoustic soundscape off Vancouver Island using the NEPTUNE Canada ocean observatory. Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life. Budapest, Hungary, Aug 2013.

Sousa-Lima, Renata S.; ROUNTREE, R.; BRITO, M. R. M.; CARLETTI, I.M.; da Silva, V.M.F. 2013. Invisible yet detectable: wild Amazonian manatees (Trichechus inunguis) can be monitored by passive acoustics. In: XI Congresso de Ecologia do Brasil & I Congresso Internacional de Ecologia, 2013, Porto Seguro, Ba.. Anais do XI Congresso de Ecologia do Brasil & I Congresso Internacional de Ecologia, 2013. v. 1. p. 1-3. download pdf

Sousa-Lima, Renata; ROUNTREE, R.; BRITO, M.R.M.; CARLETTI, I.M.; da Silva, V.M.F. 2013. Invisible but detectable: listening for wild Amazonian manatees (Trichechus inunguis). In: XXIV International Bioacoustics Congress, 2013, Pirenópolis, Go.. XXIV International Bioacoustics Congress, 2013. v. 1. p. 66-67. view poster

Wall, C., R. Rountree, and F. Juanes. 2013. Understanding the marine soundscape off Vancouver Island: An exploration of passive acoustic data from the NEPTUNE Canada ocean observing system. PICES annual science meeting, Nanaimo, BC, Oct 15.

Rountree, R.A. 2014. Sounds from the Amazon: Piranha and Other River Creatures. Invited seminar, 5 March 2014, Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.


 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Marine polychaetes of an eelgrass (Zostera marina) community in Bogue Sound, North Carolina. Report in partial completion of requirements for a Directed Individual Study Program under Dr. Anne B. McCrary, August 1981. Download abstract
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Kirlian photograph of a leaf

The use of high-voltage photography for materials testing. II. Distinguishing materials irrespective of surface phenomena. Report in partial completion of requirements for a Directed Individual Study Program under Dr. Timothy W. Haywood, May 1983. Funded by a CANCAS John Yarborough Memorial Undergraduate Research Grant for 1982-83. Download abstract

The ecology of Stomolophus meleagris, the cannonball jellyfish, and its symbionts, with special emphasis on behavior. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in the Department of Biological Sciences, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina, April 1983. David G. Lindquist, Faculty Supervisor. Download pdf Awarded the second place CANCAS John Bowley Derieux Research Award April, 1983. The study was funded by a CANCAS John Yarborough Memorial Undergraduate Research Grant and by a University of North Carolina at Wilmington Research Fellowship for 1982-1983. Underwater photograph of jellyfish with filefish symbiont, Underwater photograph of rare albino cannonball jellyfish, Typical collection of fish and crab symbionts of a single cannonball jellyfish.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Varsity Track, West Carteret High School, 1977-79.

Varsity Soccer, West Carteret High School, 1979.

Cross-Country Club, West Carteret High School, 1979.

Cross-Country Team, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1979-80.

Biology Club, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1980- 83.

Editor, UNCW Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Sciences: FORAM, 1982-83.

Secretary/treasurer, Marine Biology Graduate Student Association of the College of Charleston,1984-85.

Chairman, Grants and Proposals Committee, Marine Biology Graduate Student Association of the College of Charleston, 1985-1986. (See Grants above).

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