David G. Delaney, Ph.D.

Contact Information:

(808) 726-6602; Skype: DGDelaney1; DGDelaney {at} Gmail {dot} com

Mailing address:

3029 Lowrey Avenue, Suite O-2206, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA

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I am conducting consulting work in Hawaii and always looking for interesting projects here, or elsewhere. Please contact me to discuss possible projects.

My expertise is multidisciplinary but mainly falls into the fields of marine ecology and conservation, invasion biology, oceanography, community ecology, evolutionary biology, and limnology. Research questions of interest are both applied and theoretical. I have conducted research in Africa, Australia, Canada, U.S., and the Galapagos including manipulative field experiments complimented with broad-scale surveys to test theory and better understand drivers of large-scale patterns in nature. I endeavor to identify important biotic and abiotic factors controlling the diversity of an ecosystem in order to better inform managers and policy-makers. My research to date has focused on monitoring, managing and modeling the spread of invasive species. Invasive species are a global, daunting problem causing over $120 billion dollars of damage, each year, in the US alone. They are one of the leading causes for biodiversity loss and the number of invaders exponentially increases each year. I focus on marine invasive species, as marine invasion biology lags behind its counterparts in terrestrial and aquatic systems. I have used the Asian shore crab (Hemigrapsus sanguineus) and European green crab (Carcinus maenas) as model organisms. This research was mainly conducted from New Jersey to Maine, USA. More recently, I expanded my research to tunicates by studying the invasion of the vase tunicate (Ciona intestinalis), which threatens the multimillion dollar mussel industry of Prince Edward Island, Canada. I also studied the biology, ecology, and conservation of sharks, rays, and skates in South Africa and manta rays, nudibranchs, and ecotourism in Mozambique.


2016-2017: Post-doctoral Researcher, Biology, University of Hawaii - Manoa, Department of Biology, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. Funding from N.O.A.A. and conducted in collaboration with Conservation International

2005-2009: Doctor of Philosophy in Marine Biology and Conservation, McGill University, Department of Biology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2000-2004: Bachelor of Science, Water Environments and Ecosystems – Biological Focus, McGill University, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


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President and Senior Scientist: Delaney Aquatic Consulting, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.        Dec. 2015-pres.

  • Executing data collection, preparation, and advanced statistical analyses
  • Proposal writing, obtaining contracts, budgeting, and completing projects on time
  • Determining the best solution for environmental problems
  • Conducting benthic, biological, and sonar surveys of various aquatic environments
  • Facilitating meetings with diverse sets of stakeholders, local, and international researchers

Post-doctoral Researcher: University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.                          Apr. 2016-Apr. 2017.

  • Developing scientific-based documents and visuals to inform management decisions
  • Assisting an economic feasibility study for recreational fishing license system
  • Providing data for a total economic valuation for nearshore fisheries in the main Hawaiian Islands
  • Executing a meta-analysis of creel surveys conducted in Hawaii

Senior Biologist: Cramer Fish Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.                             Jan. 2015-Feb. 2016

  • Led the development of a salmonid life-cycle model
  • Wrote grants and obtained new contracts (e.g. N.A.S.A.)
  • Conducted data analysis on multiple projects involving fish biology, conservation, habitat restoration, monitoring, and resource management
  • Reviewed past experimental designs and recommended improvements for future experimental designs, monitoring designs, and ecological models

Fisheries Biologist: Cramer Fish Sciences, Auburn, California, U.S.A.                                        Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015

  • Conducted data analysis on multiple projects involving fish biology, conservation, genetics, and resource management, including analysis for a $2,000,000 study
  • Developed an equation-based multistate model to estimate the survival, movement, and detection probabilities of fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
  • Project lead on a study conducted by consultants and governmental agencies
  • Generated over $200,000 in profit for the company

Research Fellow: Oceans Research, Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa                     May 2012-Jun. 2013

  • Principal investigator on a multifaceted, multimillion dollar project  
  • Supervised multiple honors students
  • Wrote papers based on the datasets produced by the laboratory personnel

Director of Research: Oceans Research, Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa                   Nov. 2011-May 2012

  • Simultaneously managed 16 research projects focusing on sharks and marine mammals
  • Supervised the research organization during its most productive publishing year
  • More than tripled the number of scientific permits the organization received
  • Published papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals (e.g. Marine Biology, PLOS One)
  • Principal investigator on multiple research projects and supervised the budgets of all research projects

Principal Investigator: Oceans Research, Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa          Apr.-Nov. 2011

  • Conceived, designed, implemented, sustained, and analyzed the data for a mark-recapture study
  • Conducted original research on various marine species with a focus on sharks and marine mammals
  • Created and presented a 4-hour seminar and hands-on workshop on statistics and designing experiments. This seminar was given every month
  • After three months, I was promoted to the Scientist in Residence position
  • Wrote grants and obtained research funds from various funding bodies

Substitute Teacher: Hingham High School, Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.            Dec. 2010-Apr. 2011

  • Taught four honors-level courses on general biology and ecology
  • Taught senior-level course on human anatomy and physiology
  • Taught previously designed lesson plans and ones that I created
  • Created a productive and positive classroom environment for learning
  • Won the Hingham High School Teacher of the Week Award

Harbor Discoveries Instructor: New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.               Jun.-Oct. 2010

  • Trained students to collect accurate data on the abundance of intertidal species for the New England Aquarium, Na.G.I.S.A., and Census of Marine Life databases
  • Supervised data collection to ensure the protocol was executed properly
  • Coordinated and organized a conference for researchers, volunteers, and the public
  • Planned, designed, and implemented a complete curriculum for four different themes of an environmental and marine-based education program
  • Taught on a variety of topics in biology, ecology, and marine sciences
  • Supervised and maintained group dynamics to optimize work success, safety, and enjoyment of the students, parents, and staff

Research Assistant: Zavora Marine Laboratory, Zavora, Mozambique                                  Mar. 2010

  • Conducted visual surveys of recreational scuba divers activities to establish their impact on the health of coral reefs, benthic communities, and manta rays
  • Executed standardized coral reef monitoring protocols (e.g. Reef Check) to monitor long-term impacts on reef structure and diversity
  • Conducted underwater photo-identification of manta rays and whale sharks

Field Assistant: Oceans Research, Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa                       Feb. 2010

  • Conducted photo identification and mark-recapture methods to establish and monitor the population status and abundance of sharks and marine mammals
  • Executed genetic and stable isotope sampling of sharks
  • Used acoustic telemetry equipment to track the movement of white sharks

Research Assistant: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada                             Sep. 2008-Jun. 2009

  • Conducted a study on the sustainability of student response systems (i.e. clickers) in undergraduate science classes to determine if it is worth investing up to $500,000
  • Created paper-based questionnaires to assess the students’ satisfaction with clickers
  • Conducted clicker-based surveys of students’ perception and satisfaction of clickers by conducting in-class surveys in courses taught at McGill University
  • Co-authored a peer-reviewed publication based on this study

Doctoral Student: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada                                        Jan. 2005-Oct. 2009

  • Published papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals (e.g. Biological Invasions, Ecology, Ecological Applications) and presented the results at scientific conferences (e.g. E.S.A)
  • Co-principal investigator on a N.O.A.A. funded grant (~$200,000)
  • Took courses on biometry, geographical information systems, and statistics
  • Created and validated a large-scale citizen science monitoring network involved 1,000 volunteers that more than 50 sites along seven states (New Jersey to Maine)
  • Conducted field experiments, surveys, recruitment studies and computer modeling
  • Created, trained, and sustained a 1,000 person volunteer-based monitoring network that documented the distribution of native and invasive species by in person training, creating training manuals, field guide, and on-line learning tools
  • Each year, gave dozens of lectures and hands-on workshops to the scientific community, teachers, students, and the general public
  • Each semester I was a teaching assistant for one or two university-level courses

Research Assistant: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada                           Sept.-Dec. 2004

  • Coded a model that optimally used sparse data to forecast the spread of species
  • Prepared a successful grant proposal for funding from N.O.A.A.
  • Co-authored a peer-reviewed publication in Ecological Modelling

Executive Director: Invasive Tracers, Montreal, Quebec, Canada                                   Mar. 2004-Apr. 2011

  • Recruited, trained, and supervised 7,000 volunteer “citizen scientists” to monitor over 60 sites from New Jersey, U.S.A. to Prince Edward Island, Canada to participate in my research
  • Gave 500 presentations to diverse audiences for training and fund raising, including the key note address for the New England Aquarium’s Conservation Fundraising Night
  • Co-produced an educational video featuring an interview with Dr. J. T. Carlton
  • Conducted data analysis and wrote peer and non-peer reviewed publications
  • Obtained and renewed collection and scientific research permits from 7 state-level governmental conservation agencies and federal parks

Visiting Scientist: Charles Darwin Research Institute, Galapagos, Ecuador                      Feb.-Mar. 2004

  • Collected Darwin’s finches by mist net then took beak measurements, bite force data, blood samples, banded, and released the individuals
  • Conducted ethological studies on the feeding habits of Darwin’s finches
  • Banded, took blood samples, weights and beak measures of various species of birds including Darwin’s finches
  • The data was published in Proceedings of Royal Society of London Series B. Biological Sciences

Harbor Discoveries Instructor: New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.               Jun. 2002-Aug. 2004

  • Conducted formal and informal education in the classroom, field sites, and at sea
  • Taught curriculum on various topics of environmental and marine sciences

Paid Intern: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.  Jun.-Aug. 2001

  • Helped implement and expand a state regulation and the Rideshare Program
  • Maintained a Microsoft Access database of all businesses in Massachusetts



Delaney, D.G., Teneva, L.T., Stamoulis, K.A., Giddens, J.L., Koike, H., Ogawa, T., Friedlander, A.M., and Kittinger, J.N.. Patterns in artisanal coral reef fisheries revealed through local monitoring efforts. PeerJ. Available at: https://peerj.com/articles/4089.

Merz, J.M., Delaney, D.G., Setka, J.D., and Workman, M.L. 2016. Seasonal rearing habitat in a large Mediterranean-climate river: management implications at the southern extent of Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.). River Research and Applications. 32(6): pp 1220–1231. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2969. PDF.

Joseph E. Merz, Paul S. Bergman, Joseph L. Simonis, David Delaney, James Pierson, Paul Anders. 2016. Long-Term Seasonal Trends in the Prey Community of Delta Smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) Within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California, Estuaries and Coasts pp 1-11. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-016-0097-x PDF.

Delaney, D.G., Bergman, P., Cavallo, B.J., and J. Melgo. 2014. Stipulation Study: Steelhead Movement and Survival in the South Delta with Adaptive Management of Old and Middle River Flows. The document was reviewed by representatives from the California Department of Water Resources, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N.O.A.A.) National Marine Fisheries Service, University of Washington, and United States (U.S.) Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Reclamation. http://baydeltaoffice.water.ca.gov/announcement/Final_Stipulation_Study_Report_7Feb2014.pdf

Delaney, D.G., Cavallo, B., Bergman, P.S., Hinkelman, T., and Courter, I. 2015. A life-cycle model for partially anadromous rainbow trout in Battle Creek, California: Model documentation.

Delaney, D.G., Bergman, P., Cavallo, B.J., and Melgo, J. 2014. Stipulation Study: Steelhead Movement and Survival in the South Delta with Adaptive Management of Old and Middle River Flows.

Delaney, D.G., Bergman, P., Cavallo, B.J., and J. Melgo. 2013. Phase II Data Analysis Plan for the Acoustic Telemetry Stipulation Study (for the Salmonid Mark-Recapture Study). The document was reviewed by representatives from the California Department of Water Resources, N.O.A.A. National Marine Fisheries Service, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, and the Westlands Water District.

Delaney, D.G., Johnson R.J., Bester M.N., and Gennari E. 2012. Accuracy of using acoustic telemetry data and visual identification of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) to estimate residency patterns. PLoS ONE. 7(4): e34753. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034753 http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0034753

Delaney, D.G., Edwards, P.K., Leung, B. 2012. Predicting regional spread of invasive species using oceanographic models - validation and identification of gaps. Marine Biology 159: 269-282.PDF

Delaney, D.G., Griffen, B.D., Leung, B. 2011. Does consumer modify invasion impact? Biological Invasions. 12: 2935-2945. PDF

White, P.J., Delaney, D.G., Syncox, D., Akerberg, O.A., Alters, B. 2011. Clicker Technology Implementation for Effective Long Term Sustainability. EDUCAUSE Quarterly 34: 4. http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/clicker-implementation-models 

Delaney, D.G. and Leung, B. 2010. An empirical probability model of detecting species at low densities. Ecological Applications 20: 1162-1172. PDF

Delaney, D.G. 2009. Monitoring and managing the spread of marine introduced species: development of approaches and application to the European green crab (Carcinus maenas) and the Asian shore crab (Hemigrapsus sanguineus). Ph.D. dissertation, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Delaney, D.G., Sperling, C.D., Adams, C.S. and Leung, B. 2008. Marine invasive species: validation of citizen science and implications for national monitoring networks. Biological Invasions 10: 117-128. PDF

Griffen, B.D. and Delaney, D.G. 2007. Species invasion shifts the importance of predator dependence. Ecology 88: 3012-3021. PDF

Leung, B. and Delaney, D.G. 2006. Managing sparse data in biological invasions: a simulation study. Ecological Modelling 198: 229-239. PDF

Delaney, D.G., Teneva, L.T., Stamoulis, K.A., Giddens, J.L., Koike, H., Ogawa, T., Friedlander, A.M., and Kittinger, J.N. Patterns in artisanal coral reef fisheries reveal best practices for monitoring and management. Available at: https://peerj.com/preprints/3076v1/.

De Carlo, E.H., and Delaney, D.G. Resource management, water quality, and biological monitoring plan for Maunalua Bay, O'ahu, Hawai'i Artificial Reef Project.

Delaney, D.G., Cunningham, D., and De Carlo, E.H. 2016. Benthic study report. Prepared for Hawai'i Memorial Reefs and permitting agencies (e.g. Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources [D.L.N.R.], U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [U.S.E.P.A.], N.O.A.A., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers [U.S.A.C.E.], and U.S.F.W.S.).

Delaney, D.G., and Cunningham, D. 2015. Benthic study report for a proposed artificial reef permit area in Maunalua Bay, Oahu. Prepared for Hawai'i Memorial Reefs.

Bergman, P., Delaney, D.G., Merz, J.E., and Watry, C. 2014. A Pilot Mark-Recapture Study using Spot Patterns of Oncorhynchus mykiss in the Stanislaus River, California. Technical report for Bureau of Reclamation.

Delaney, D.G., Bergman, P., Cavallo, B.J., and Melgo, J. 2014. Review of comments and author responses on the November 2013 Draft of the stipulation study. 125 pages.

Delaney, D.G. 2012. Shark feeding dives - A shark expert's opinion on a controversial practice. About.com: the reference website for the New York Times Company.

Delaney, D.G. 2011. Is Scuba Diving With Sharks Dangerous? About.com: the reference website for the New York Times company.

Delaney, D.G. 2011. Striving to save sharks in South Africa. Dedham Country Day Bulletin.

Delaney, D.G. 2010. The global threat of invasive species. Beyond Blue. PDF

Delaney, D.G. 2009. Report on the European green crab, Carcinus maenas. Center for Agricultural Bioscience International Invasive Species Compendium.

Delaney, D.G. 2008. Verifying the validity of volunteer monitoring to increase its utility: An academic perspective. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s The Volunteer Monitor. PDF

Delaney, D.G. 2007. In the Spotlight: The Marine Invasive Species Monitoring Organization. The National Institute of Invasive Species Science Citizen Science Newsletter.

Delaney, D.G. 2006. Meet the scientists. National Sea Grant’s Nab the Aquatic Invader Website.

Delaney, D.G. 2005. Asian shore crab spreads north. The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management Newsletter (C.Z. Mail).

Delaney, D.G. and Solecki, A. 2005. Citizen science as a solution to invasive species. Gulf Stream Newsletter: A publication of the Gulf of Maine Marine Educators’ Association.

Asian Carp in the Great Lakes Region. A summary report for Members of the U.S. Congress. Buck, E.H., Upton, H.F. and Stern, C.V. In Press. Congressional Research Service.

Risk assessment for the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) and the European green crab (Carcinus maenas) in Canadian waters. 2010. Therriault, T.W., Herborg, L.M., Locke, A. and McKindsey, C.W. Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Identifying significant range extensions of invasive marine pests – C.C.I.M.P.E. Range Decision Guidelines Project. Darbyshire, R. and Caley, P. 2009. Australian Government’s Bureau of Rural Sciences.

Marine Pest Incursions – A tool to predict the cost of eradication based on expert assessments by Crombie, J., Knight, E. and Barry, S. 2007. Australian Government’s Bureau of Rural Sciences.


  • 2012 Principal Investigator on a multimillion dollar project - South African Collaborative Shark Study
  • 2011 Hingham High School Teacher of the Week Award
  • 2009 G.R.E.A.T. / G.T.C. Travel Award ($500)
  • 2009 Alma Mater Student Travel Grant Award ($750)
  • 2008 Gulf of Maine Visionary Award
  • 2007 University of Maine’s Addison E. Verrill Award for Marine Biology ($2,000)
  • 2006 McGill Graduate Studies Fellowship Award ($5,000)
  • 2005 Co-P.I. on a grant from N.O.A.A.’s National Sea Grant ($205,755)
  • 2005 Ecological Society of America’s E.C. Pielou Award ($200)
  • 2005 McGill Graduate Studies Fellowship Award ($5,000)


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Photo credit: Michael Becker

Photo credit: Michael Becker


SHARKS: My current research interests are topics in the field of marine biology and conservation. I am currently focusing on the biology, ecology, and conservation of elasmobranch fishes (sharks, rays and skates), applied fisheries biology, and physiological ecology of fishes. More specifically: 1) tracking the abundance and residency of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) and bull sharks (Carcharinus leucas) using acoustic telemetry and photo identification; 2) devising strategies to reduce the mortality of released elasmobranch fishes by recreational fishermen and discarded bycatch in commercial fishing operations; 3) documenting diurnal and weekly movement patterns of C. carcharias; and 4) identifying ways to minimize human-shark interactions by understanding the patterns of daily activities for both groups. This information will further research on the species and guide management of elasmobranch fishes, which is critically important since tens of millions are killed every year for consumptive (e.g., meat, shark fin cartilage) and non-consumptive reasons (e.g., their jaws, teeth, or simply a picture of them). Therefore my research answers both pure and applied research question and directly relates to a current global environmental problem.

Shark Breach

CORAL REEF FISH: Sustainable fisheries management is key to restoring and maintaining ecological function and benefits to people, but it requires accurate information about patterns in resource use, particularly fishing pressure. In most coral reef fisheries and other data-poor contexts, obtaining such information is challenging and remains an impediment to effective management. We developed the most comprehensive regional view of shore-based fishing effort and catch for the Hawaiian Islands to show detailed fishing patterns from across the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI). We reveal these regional patterns through fisher “creel” surveys conducted through collaborative efforts by local communities, state agencies, academics, and environmental organizations, at 18 sites and comprising >10,000 hr of monitoring across a range of habitats and human influences throughout the MHI. Here, we document spatial patterns in nearshore fisheries catch, effort, catch rates (i.e., catch-per-unit-effort [CPUE]), and catch disposition (i.e.,use of fish after catch is landed). Line fishing was consistently the most commonly employed gear type (94%), followed by net fishing. The most efficient gear types (i.e., higher CPUE) were spear (0.64 kg hr-1), followed closely by net (0.61 kg hr-1), with CPUE for line (0.16 kg hr-1) 3.9 times lower than spear and 3.7 times lower than net. Creel surveys also reveal rampant illegal fishing activity across the studied locations. Surprisingly, overall, most of the catch was not sold, but rather retained for home consumption or given away to extended family, which indicates that cultural and food security may be stronger drivers of fishing effort than commercial exploitation for nearshore coral reef fisheries in Hawai‘i. Increased monitoring of spatial patterns in nearshore fisheries can inform targeted management, in order to maintain these fisheries for local communities’ food security, cultural, and ecological value.

Figure 1. Survey sites where creel and/or fish flow surveys were conducted and included in this study are shown in pink.

Figure 1. Survey sites where creel and/or fish flow surveys were conducted and included in this study are shown in pink.

Shore-based fishing effort by gear type

Figure 2. Shore-based fishing effort by gear type.

Figure 3. Total catch per year (kg) at each site. Circles scaled to represent total annual fisheries and invertebrate harvest at that site.

Figure 3. Total catch per year (kg) at each site.

Figure 4. Catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE - kg hr-1) for the three dominant shore-based fishing gears (line, net, and spear) by survey location.

Figure 4. Catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE - kg hr-1) for the three dominant shore-based fishing gears (line, net, and spear) by survey location.

CRABS: As widely distributed organisms, Carcinus maenas and Hemigrapsus sanguineus were logical choices for this new type of study and validation towards yielding the data needed for the progress of marine invasion ecology. Carcinus maenas has invaded the coasts of North America, South Africa, Australia, South America and other places outside of its native range of the Atlantic coast of Europe and possibly northwest Africa. Carcinus maenas was presumably brought to the Atlantic coast of North America, in 1817, with solid ballast. By 1989, it started colonizing the Pacific coast of North America starting in San Francisco Bay. It was transported accidentally from the east coast by activities associated with the live food and bait trade. Establishment and persistence in these various environments is likely facilitated by its omnivorous feeding strategy and its ability to tolerate a wide range of temperatures and salinities. A single brood of C. maenas can contain 185,000 - 250,000 eggs. High fecundity and the characteristics of a generalist allow C. maenas to inhabit a diverse range of marine ecosystems and therefore, reduce beta-diversity.

Carcinus maenas
European Green Crab
Carcinus maenas
5 teethed green crab
Hemigrapsus sanguineus
Asian Shore Crab
Hemigrapsus sanguineus
Photo credit: Flickr
Dr. Jennifer Forman Orth

Similarly, H. sanguineus is a generalist, an omnivore, and a highly invasive brachyuran crab. Hemigrapsus sanguineus is native to the western Pacific but has colonized multiple locations in Europe and during 1988 it was first detected on the eastern coast of North America, in New Jersey. Traffic of foreign cargo vessels was presumably the vector that brought the Asian shore crab to North America. In its native range, H. sanguineus inhabits waters that range from above 30 to below 5 oC. With a high fecundity in the form of multiple broods of up to 60,000 eggs each breeding season, H. sanguineus has expanded its invasive range along the eastern coast of the United States, and has colonized from Oregon Inlet, North Carolina to Schoodic Peninsula, Maine.





Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography's Aquatic Sciences Meeting. February, 2017. Creel surveys as tools for more effective monitoring and management of coastal fisheries and seafood security in Hawai'i. Also, I organized and chaired the contributed oral session on fish.

Hawai'i Memorial Reefs. 2016. The potential for artificial reefs in Bermuda.

China's Institute of Hydrobiology and Academy of Sciences. 2015. Monitoring, managing, and modeling the spread of marine invasive species.

California‐Nevada Chapter of the American Fisheries Society 48th annual conference. 2014. Challenges of predicting the movement of juvenile steelhead in the Sacramento‐San Joaquin Delta.

8th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference. 2014. The importance of identifying and quantifying fish behaviors to predict the migration rate of juvenile salmonids.

Mossel Bay Marine Laboratory Presentation Series. 2012. Global ocean conservation.

Mossel Bay Marine Laboratory Presentation Series. 2011. Marine issues facing South Africa.

United States Fish and Wildlife Service's National Chinese Mitten Crab Workshop. 2010. Lessons from research on the European green crab and Asian shore crab for national monitoring.

16th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species. 2009. Application of citizen science and search theory to optimally detect a species at low density.

Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Annual Meeting. 2008. False negatives: Exactly how reliable is presence-absence data? Also I chaired a session of oral presentations on the topics of theoretical ecology.

Fifth International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions. 2007. Are citizen scientists the solution to early detection?

Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research and Society of Canadian Limnologists. 2007. To detect or not to detect: Do ecologists properly interpret survey data?

90th Ecological Society of America annual meeting. 2005. Predicting discrete secondary spread of aquatic invasive species, which won the E.C. Pielou Award for the best oral presentation on statistical ecology. Also, I chaired the contributed oral session on invasive species of the Great of Lakes of North America.


Conservation International. 2017. Where reefs are restaurants, challenge is keeping them stocked. Available at: https://blog.conservation.org/2017/12/where-reefs-are-restaurants-challenge-is-keeping-them-stocked/.

Wall Street Journal. 2016. Attention Baby Boomers: Would you like to spend eternity beneath the ocean by Alejandro Lazo.

Vet Street. 2014. Best Places to Dive With Sharks — and How to Stay Safe by Kim Campbell Thornton

Gainesville Sun Newspaper. 2014. University of Florida report: Shark attacks down, fatalities up by Jeff Schweers. (http://www.gainesville.com/article/20140217/ARTICLES/140219590)

Shark Wranglers. 2012. “Shark Wranglers” is a television series that will be broadcast on the History Channel and documents the expedition and disseminates the information of the South African Collaborative Shark Study for which I was a project leader

Suid Kaap FM. 2012. Invited guest to talk about environmental issues on a radio station in Mossel Bay, South Africa (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Suidkaap-FM/251372438215236)

ResearchSA. 2012. Ocearch - Sharkmen permits reissued after no link found between research and fatal shark attack.

Mail and Guardian. 2012. Team defends shark research by Fiona MacLeod

Cape Times. 2012. It wasn't our fault, say shark scientists

Moneyweb Daily News. 2012. Department of Environmental Affairs suspends the Ocearch / Sharkmen research permit - Following the fatal attack of a body-boarder at Kogel Bay

The Scenic South. 2012. Great White Sharks in False Bay Tagged for Research

Shark Year magazine. 2012. DEA Press Release: New permit for Shark Research Project Issued  

St. Francis Chronicle. 2012. R15 Million Shark Research Project and Film in False Bay

Newsletter of Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers. 2011. Monitoring Invasive Crab Species in Boston Harbor: Boston Public School Students and Citizen Science by Tom Hocker

The Guardian. 2011. Great white shark jumps from sea into research boat by Xan Rice

The Atlantic. 2011. What to Do When a Great White Shark Jumps in Your Boat by Alexis Madrigal

Fox News. 2011. Great White Shark Jumps Into Research Boat in South Africa CNN. 2011. Great White Jumps on to Research Boat

University Affairs. 2010. Citizens sold on science by Tim Lougheed (http://www.universityaffairs.ca/citizens-sold-on-science.aspx)

BioScience. 2008. Jeffrey P. Cohn. Citizen science: Can volunteers do real research?

Boston Globe. 2006. Drift cards to track tidal flow by Carolyn Johnson (http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/06/29/adrift_at_sea_cards_track_tidal_flow/)

Boston Globe. 2006. Marine water invaders on most wanted list by Beth Daley

Shore Line Times. 2006. Crab cove: Kids search for invasive crabs by Jim Murtagh (http://myexclamation.com/odc-crabs.htm)

South Coast Today. 2006. Highlighting volunteer monitoring network by Brian Fraga

Patriot Ledger. 2005. David Delaney is the pied piper of science by P. Amy MacKinnon

BBC News. 2004. Galapagos tortoises held hostage - More than 30 scientists and several giant tortoises are being held hostage by striking fishermen in the Galapagos Islands.