1. Garner SB, Sluis MZ, Wells RJD, Boswell KM, Cowan JR (2023) Resource partitioning of sympatric Lutjanids in the northern Gulf of Mexico using stable isotope analysis. Fishes, 8, 244.

  2. Gutierrez EM, Plumlee JD, Bolser DG, Erisman BE, Wells RJD (2023) Regional variation in feeding patterns of sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) in the northwest Gulf of Mexico. Fishes, 8,188.

  3. LaFreniere BR, Sosa-Nishizaki O, Herzka SZ, Snodgrass O, Dewar H, Miller N, Wells RJD, Mohan JA (2023) Vertebral chemistry distinguishes nursery habitats of juvenile shortfin mako in the eastern North Pacific Ocean. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 15:e10234

  4. Richards TM, Sutton TT, Woodstock MS, Judkins H, Wells RJD (2023) Body size, depth of occurrence, and local oceanography shape trophic structure in a diverse deep-pelagic micronekton assemblage. Progress in Oceanography, 213,

  5. Binstock AL, Richards TM, Wells RJD, Drymon JM, Gibson-Banks K, Streich MK, Stunz GW, White CF, Whitney NM, Mohan JA (2023) Variable post-release mortality in common shark species captured in Texas shore-based recreational fisheries. PLoS ONE 18(2): e0281441

  6. Mohan JA, Curiel AR, Herzka SZ, Wells RJD, Miller NR, Sosa-Nishizaki O, Garcia-Rodriguez E (2023). Inferring habitat use of the Pacific White Shark using vertebral chemistry. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9:1082219. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.1082219

  7. Quigg A, Wells RJD, Rooker JR, Hill RL, Kitchens LL, Dance MA, Moulton DL, Sanchez PJ, Ferreira BP (2023) Food web connectivity in a mangrove-seagrass-patch reef (MSP) seascape: lessons from a tropical back-reef in Puerto Rico. Fishes, 8, 44.

  8. Mohan JA, Dewar H, Snodgrass O, Miller NR, Tanaka Y, Ohshimo S, Rooker JR, Francis M, Wells RJD (2022) Otolith geochemistry reflects life histories of Pacific bluefin tuna. PLoS ONE 17(10):e0275899.

  9. Branham CC, Frazier BS, Strange JB, Galloway AS, Adams DH, Drymon JM, Grubbs RD, Portnoy DS, Wells RJD, Sancho G (2022) Diet of the bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo) along the northern Gulf of Mexico and southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 45.2: 257-267.

  10. Andrzejaczek S, et al. (2022) Diving into the vertical dimension of elasmobranch movement ecology. Science Advances 8, eabo1754

  11. Anderson T, Meese EN, Drymon JM, Stunz GW, Falterman B, Menjivar E, Wells RJD (2022) Diel vertical habitat use observations of a scalloped hammerhead and a bigeye thresher in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fishes 7, 148.

  12. Sutton TS, Milligan RJ, Boswell KM, Cook AB, Cornic M, Daly K, Frank T, Frasier K, Hahn D, Hernandez F, Hildebrand J, Hu C, Johnston M, Joye SB, Judkins H, Moore JA, Murawski SA, Pruzinsky NN, Quinlan JA, Remsen A, Robinson K, Romero I, Rooker J, Vecchione M, Wells RJD (2022) The open-ocean Gulf of Mexico after Deepwater Horizon: Synthesis of a decade of research. Frontiers in Marine Science doi:10.3389/fmars.2022.753391

  13. Wells RJD, Rooker JR, Addis P, Arrizabalaga H, Baptista M, Bearzi G, Fraile I, Lacoue-Labarthe T, Meese EN, Megalofonou P, Rosa R, Sobrino I, Sykes AV, Villanueva R (2021) Regional patterns of d13C and d15N for the European common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) throughout the Northeast Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Royal Society Open Science 8: 210345.

  14. Wells RJD, Quesnell VA, Humphreys RL Jr, Dewar H, Rooker JR, Alvarado Bremer J, Snodgrass OE (2021) Nursery origin and population connectivity of swordfish Xiphias gladius in the North Pacific Ocean. Journal of Fish Biology doi: 10.1111/jfb.14723

  15. Dance MA, Rooker JR, Kline RJ, Quigg A, Stunz GR, Wells RJD, Lara K, Lee J, Suarez B (2021) Importance of low-relief nursery habitat for reef fishes. Ecosphere 12(6):e03542. 10.1002/ecs2.3542

  16. Livernois MC, Fujiwara M, Fisher M, Wells RJD (2021) Seasonal patterns of habitat suitability and spatiotemporal overlap within an assemblage of estuarine predators and prey.Marine Ecology Progress Series 668:39-55, doi: 10.3354/meps13700

  17. Plumlee JD, Hala DN, Rooker JR, Shipley JB, Wells RJD (2021) Trophic ecology of fishes associated with artificial reefs assessed using multiple biomarkers. Hydrobiologia doi:10.1007/s10750-021-04647-1

  18. Rooker JR, Wells RJD, Block B, Liu H, Baumann H, Zapp M, Chiang WC, Miller NR, Ohshimo S, Mohan J, Dance MA, Shiao JC (2021) Natal origin and age-specific egress of Pacific bluefin tuna from coastal nurseries revealed with geochemical markers. Scientific Reports 11, 14216. doi://10.1038/s41598-021-93298-2

  19. TinHan TC, Wells RJD (2021) Spatial and ontogenetic patterns in the trophic ecology of juvenile bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) in the northwest Gulf of Mexico. Frontiers in Marine Science doi:10.3389/fmars.2021.664316

  20. Livernois MC, Mohan JA, TinHan TC, Richards TM, Falterman BJ, Miller NR, Wells RJD (2021) Ontogenetic patterns of elemental tracers in the vertebrae cartilage of coastal and oceanic sharks. Frontiers in Marine Science doi:10.2289/fmars.2021.704134

  21. Cook AB, Bernard AM, Boswell KM, Bracken-Grissom H, D’Elia M, deRada S, Easson CG, English D, Eytan RI, Frank T, Hu C, Johnston MW, Judkins H, Lembke C, Lopez JV, Milligan RJ, Moore JA, Penta B, Pruzinsky NM, Quinlan JA, Richards TM, Romero IC, Shivji MS, Vecchione M, Weber MD, Wells RJD, Sutton TT (2020) A multidisciplinary approach to investigate deep-pelagic ecosystem dynamics in the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:548880. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.548880

  22. Alewijnse SR, Wells RJD (2020) Diet of the blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Gulf and Caribbean Research 31, SC25-SC30. DOI: 10.18785/gcr.3101.12

  23. Richards TM, Sutton TT, Wells RJD (2020) Trophic structure and sources of variation influencing the stable isotope signatures of meso- and bathypelagic micronekton fishes. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:507992. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.507992

  24. Rooker JR, Wells RJD, Addis P, Arrizabalaga H, Baptista M, Bearzi G, Dance MA, Fraile I, Lacoue-Labarthe T, Lee JM, Megalofonou P, Rosa R, Sobrino I, Sykes A, Villanueva R (2020) Natural geochemical markers reveal environmental history and population connectivity of common cuttlefish in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 17: 20200309.

  25. Ajemian MJ, Drymon JM, Hammerschlag N, Wells RJD, Street G, Falterman B, McKinney JA, Driggers WB, Hoffmayer ER, Fischer C, Stunz GW (2020) Movement patterns and habitat use of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) across ontogeny in the Gulf of Mexico. PLoS ONE 15(7): e0234868

  26. TinHan TC, O’Leary S, Portnoy D, Rooker JR, Gelpi C, Wells RJD (2020) Natural tags identify nursery origin of a coastal elasmobranch (Carcharhinus leucas). Journal of Applied Ecology, 57:1222-1232. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13627

  27. Mohan JA, Jones E, Hendon J, Falterman B, Boswell KM, Hoffmayer E, Wells RJD (2020) Capture stress and post-release mortality of blacktip sharks in recreational charter fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico. Conservation Physiology, doi:10.1093/conphys/coaa041

  28. Plumlee JD, Dance KM, Dance MA, Rooker JR, TinHan TC, Shipley JB, Wells RJD (2020) Fish assemblages associated with artificial reefs assessed using multiple gear types in the northwest Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science, doi:10.5343/bms.2019.0091

  29. Matich P, Nowicki RJ, Davis J, Mohan JA, Plumlee JD, Strickland BA, TinHan TC, Wells RJD, Fisher M (2020) Does proximity to freshwater refuge affect the size structure of an estuarine predator (Carcharhinus leucas) in the north-west Gulf of Mexico? Marine and Freshwater Research 71: 1-16

  30. Boswell KM, D’Elia M, Johnston MW, Mohan JA, Warren JD, Wells RJD, Sutton TT (2020) Oceanographic structure and light levels drive patterns of scattering layers in a low-latitude oceanic system. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:51. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00051

  31. Wells RJD, Mohan JA, Dewar H, Rooker JR, Tanaka Y, Snodgrass O, Kohin S, Miller NR, Ohshimo S (2020) Natal origin of Pacific bluefin tuna from the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Biology Letters 16:20190878

  32. Fujiwara M, Martinez-Andrade F, Wells RJD, Fisher M, Pawluk M, Livernois MC (2019) Climate-related factors cause changes in the diversity of fish and invertebrates in subtropical coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Communications Biology 2:403 doi:10.1038/s42003-019-0650-9

  33. Rooker JR, Dance MA, Wells RJD, Ajemian MJ, Block BA, Castleton MR, Drymon JM, Falterman BJ, Franks JS, Hammerschlag N, Hendon JM, Hoffmayer ER, Kraus RT, McKinney JA, Secor DH, Stunz GW, Walter JF (2019) Population connectivity of pelagic megafauna in the Cuba-Mexico-United States triangle. Scientific Reports 9:1663,

  34. Milligan RJ, Bernard AM, Boswell KM, Bracken-Grissom HD, D’Elia MA, deRada S, Easson CG, English D, Eytan RI, Finnegan KA, Hu C, Lembke C, Lopez JV, Penta B, Richards T, Romero IC, Shivji M, Timm L, Warren JD, Weber M, Wells RJD, Sutton TT (2018) The application of novel research technologies by the Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND) consortium. Marine Technology Society Journal 52(6): 81-86

  35. Mohan JA, Miller NR, Herzka SZ, Sosa-Nishizaki O, Kohin S, Dewar H, Kinney M, Snodgrass O, Wells RJD (2018). Elements of time and place: manganese and barium in shark vertebrae reflect age and upwelling histories. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20181760.

  36. Wells RJD, TinHan TC, Dance MA, Drymon JM, Falterman B, Ajemian MJ, Stunz GW, Mohan JA, Hoffmayer ER, Driggers WB III, McKinney JA (2018) Movement, behavior, and habitat use of a marine apex predator, the Scalloped Hammerhead. Frontiers in Marine Science 5:321. doi:10.3389/fmars.2018.00321

  37. Dance KM, Rooker JR, Shipley JB, Dance MA, Wells RJD (2018) Feeding ecology of fishes associated with artificial reefs in the northwest Gulf of Mexico. PLoS ONE 13(10): e0203873.

  38. Richards TM, Gipson EE, Cook A, Sutton TT, Wells RJD (2018) Trophic ecology of meso- and bathypelagic predatory fishes in the Gulf of Mexico. ICES Journal of Marine Science; doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsy074

  39. Rooker JR, Dance MA, Wells RJD, Quigg A, Hill RL, Appeldoorn RS, Ferreira BP, Boswell KM, Sanchez PJ, Moulton DL, Kitchens LL, Aschenbrenner A (2018) Seascape connectivity and the influence of predation risk on the movement of fishes inhabiting a back-reef ecosystem. Ecosphere

  40. TinHan TC, Mohan JA, Dumesnil M, DeAngelis BM, Wells RJD (2018) Linking habitat use and trophic ecology of spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) on a restored oyster reef in a subtropical estuary. Estuaries and Coasts;

  41. Plumlee JD, Dance KM, Matich P, Mohan JA, Richards TM, TinHan TC, Fisher MR, Wells RJD (2018) Community structure of elasmobranchs in estuaries along the northwest Gulf of Mexico. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science 204: 103-113

  42. Bird C, et al. (2018) A global perspective on the trophic geography of sharks. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 299-305

  43. Drymon JM, Wells RJD (2017) Double tagging clarifies post-release fate of great hammerheads (Sphyrna mokarran). Animal Biotelemetry 5:28

  44. Mohan JA, Tinhan T, Miller NR, Wells RJD (2017) Effects of sample cleaning and storage on the elemental composition of shark vertebrae. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 31: 2073-2080

  45. Matich P, Mohan JA, Plumlee JD, Tinhan T, Wells RJD, Fisher M (2017) Factors shaping the co-occurrence of two juvenile shark species along the Texas Gulf Coast. Marine Biology 164: 141. doi:10.1007/s00227-017-3173-2

  46. Wells RJD, Rooker JR, Quigg A, Wissel B (2017) Influence of mesoscale oceanographic features on pelagic food webs in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Biology doi:10.1007/s00227-017-3122-0

  47. Mohan J, Sutton TT, Cook AB, Boswell KM, Wells RJD (2017) Influence of oceanographic conditions on abundance and distribution of post-larval and juvenile carangid fishes in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fisheries Oceanography doi:10.1111/fog.12214

  48. Churnside JH, Wells RJD, Boswell KM, Quinlan JA, Marchbanks RD, McCarty BJ, Sutton TT (2017) Surveying the distribution and abundance of flying fishes and other epipelagics in the northern Gulf of Mexico using airborne lidar. Bulletin of Marine Science 93: 591-609

  49. Wells RJD, Spear N, Kohin S (2017) Age validation of the blue shark (Prionace glauca) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Marine and Freshwater Research 68: 1130-1136

  50. Harrington T, Plumlee JD, Drymon JM and Wells RJD (2016). Diets of Atlantic Sharpnose Shark (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) and Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Gulf and Caribbean Research 27: 42-51.

  51. Kinney MJ, Wells RJD, Kohin S (2016) Oxytetracycline age validation of an adult shortfin mako after six years at liberty. Journal of Fish Biology 89: 1828-1833

  52. Fraile I, Arrizabalaga H, Santiago J, Goni N, Arregi I, Madinabeitia S, Wells RJD, Rooker JR (2016) Otolith chemistry as an indicator of movements of albacore (Thunnus alalunga) in the North Atlantic Ocean. Marine and Freshwater Research 67: 1002–1013

  53. Plumlee JD, Wells RJD (2016) Feeding ecology of three coastal shark species in the northwest Gulf of Mexico. Marine Ecology Progress Series 550: 163-174

  54. Xu Y, Teo SLH, Piner KR, Chen KS, Wells RJD (2016) Using an approximate length-conditional approach to estimate von Bertalanffy growth parameters of North Pacific albacore (Thunnus alalunga). Fisheries Research 180: 138-146

  55. Rooker JR, Wells RJD, Itano D, Thorrold S, Lee J (2016) Natal origin and population connectivity of bigeye and yellowfin tuna in the Pacific Ocean. Fisheries Oceanography 25: 277-291

  56. Churnside JH, Marchbanks RD, Donaghay PL, Sullivan JM, Graham WM, Wells RJD (2016) Hollow aggregations of moon jellyfish (Aurelia spp.). Journal of Plankton Research 38: 122-130

  57. Wells RJD, Kinney MJ, Kohin S, Dewar H, Rooker JR, Snodgrass OE (2015) Natural tracers reveal population structure of albacore (Thunnus alalunga) in the eastern North Pacific Ocean. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72: 2118-2127

  58. Lyons K, Preti A, Madigan DJ, Wells RJD, Blasius ME, Snodgrass OE, Kacev D, Harris JD, Dewar H, Kohin S, MacKenzie K, Lowe CG (2015) Insights into the life history and ecology of a large shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) captured in southern California. Journal of Fish Biology 87: 200-211

  59. Baumann H, Wells RJD, Rooker JR, Saijin Z, Baumann ZA, Madigan DJ, Dewar H, Snodgrass OE, Fisher NS (2015) Combining otolith microstructure and trace elemental analyses to infer the arrival of juvenile Pacific bluefin tuna in the California Current Ecosystem. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72: 2128-2138

  60. Shimose T, Wells RJD (2015) Feeding Ecology of Bluefin Tunas. Pages 78-97 In T. Kitagawa, S. Kumura, editors. Biology and Ecology of Bluefin Tuna. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group.

  61. Hoolihan JP, Wells RJD, Luo J, Falterman B, Prince ED, Rooker JR. (2014). Vertical and horizontal movements of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 6: 211-222

  62. Timm LL, Carter JE, Frey J, Prappas J, Wells RJD (2014). Birth of common shovelnose rays (Glaucostegus typus) under captive conditions. Zoo Biology 33: 357-359.

  63. Renck CL, Wells RJD, Dewar H, Talley DM (2014). Regional growth patterns of juvenile albacore (Thunnus alalunga) in the eastern North Pacific. California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations Reports 55: 135-143

  64. Rooker JR, Kitchens LL, Dance MA, Wells RJD, Falterman B, Cornic M (2013). Spatial, temporal, and habitat-related variation in abundance of pelagic fishes in the Gulf of Mexico: potential implications of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. PLoS ONE 8(10): e76080. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076080

  65. Wells RJD, Kohin S, Teo SLH, Snodgrass OE, Uosaki K (2013). Age and growth of North Pacific albacore (Thunnus alalunga): implications for stock assessment.  Fisheries Research 147:55-62

  66. Wells RJD, Smith SE, Kohin S, Freund E, Spear N, Ramon DA (2013). Age validation of juvenile Shortfin Mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) tagged and marked with oxytetracycline off southern California. Fishery Bulletin 111:147-160

  67. Zapp-Sluis M, Boswell KM, Chumchal MM, Wells RJD, Soulen B, Cowan JH (2013). Regional variation in mercury and stable isotopes of red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) in the northern Gulf of Mexico, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32: 434-441

  68. Grabowski TB, Boswell KM, McAdam BJ, Wells RJD, Marteinsdottir G (2012). Characterization of Atlantic cod spawning habitat and behavior in Icelandic coastal waters. PLoS ONE 7(12): e51321. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051321Characterization of Atlantic cod spawning habitat and behavior in Icelandic coastal waters.

  69. Wells RJD, Rooker JR, Itano D (2012). Nursery origin of yellowfin tuna in the Hawaiian Islands. Marine Ecology Progress Series 461: 187-196

  70. Rooker JR, Simms JR, Wells RJD, Holt SA, Holt GJ, Graves JE, Furey NB (2012). Distribution and habitat associations of billfish and swordfish larvae across mesoscale features in the Gulf of Mexico. PLoS ONE 7(4): e34180. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034180

  71. Preti A, Soykan CU, Dewar H, Wells RJD, Spear N, Kohin S (2012). Comparative feeding ecology of shortfin mako, blue and common thresher sharks in the California Current. Environmental Biology of Fishes 95: 127-146

  72. Kraus RT, Wells RJD, Rooker JR (2011). Horizontal movements of Atlantic blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Biology 158: 699-713

  73. Wells RJD, Rooker JR, Prince ED (2010). Regional variation in the otolith chemistry of blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) and white marlin (Tetrapturus albidus) from the western North Atlantic Ocean. Fisheries Research 106: 430-435

  74. Wells RJD, Steneck RS, Palma AT (2010). Three-dimensional resource partitioning between American lobster (Homarus americanus) and rock crab (Cancer irroratus) in a subtidal kelp forest. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 384: 1-6

  75. Boswell KM, Wells RJD, Cowan JH Jr., Wilson CA (2010). Biomass, density, and size distributions of fishes associated with a large-scale artificial reef complex in the Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science 86: 879-889

  76. Wells RJD, Rooker JR (2009). Feeding ecology of pelagic fish larvae and juveniles in slope waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Fish Biology 75: 1719-1732

  77. Wells RJD, Harper JO, Rooker JR, Landry AM Jr., Dellapenna TM (2009). Fish assemblage structure on a drowned barrier island in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Hydrobiologia 625: 207-221

  78. Wells RJD, Cowan JH Jr., Patterson WF, Walters CJ (2008). Effect of trawling on juvenile red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) habitat selection and life history parameters. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65: 2399-2411

  79. Wells RJD, Cowan JH Jr., Fry B (2008). Feeding ecology of red snapper Lutjanus campechanus in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Marine Ecology Progress Series 361: 213-225

  80. Wells RJD, Chumchal MM, Cowan JH Jr. (2008). Effect of trawling and habitat on mercury concentration in juvenile red snapper from the northern Gulf of Mexico. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137: 1839-1850

  81. Wells RJD, Cowan JH Jr., Patterson WF (2008). Habitat use and the effect of shrimp trawling on fish and invertebrate communities over the northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf. ICES Journal of Marine Science 65: 1610-1619

  82. Manríquez KC, Pardo LM, Wells RJD, Palma AT (2008) Crypsis in Paraxanthus barbiger (Decapoda: Brachyura): mechanisms against visual predators. Journal of Crustacean Biology 28: 473-479

  83. Wells RJD, Boswell KM, Cowan JH Jr., Patterson WF (2008) Size selectivity of sampling gears targeting red snapper in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fisheries Research 89: 294-299

  84. Wells RJD, Cowan JH Jr. (2007) Video estimates of red snapper and associated fish assemblages on sand, shell, and natural reef habitats in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. Pages 39-57 in W. F. Patterson, III, J. H. Cowan, Jr., G. R. Fitzhugh, and D. L. Nieland, editors. Red Snapper Ecology and Fisheries in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 60, Bethesda, Maryland.

  85. Wells RJD, Rooker JR (2004) Distribution, age, and growth of young-of-the-year greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) associated with pelagic Sargassum. Fishery Bulletin 102: 545-554

  86. Wells RJD, Rooker JR (2004) Spatial and temporal patterns of habitat use by fishes associated with Sargassum mats in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science 74: 81-99