Perrault, J.R., Perkins, C.R., Ajemian, M.J., Bresette, M.R., Mott, C.R., Page-Karjian, A. In Review. Harmful algal and cyanobacterial toxins in foraging green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Florida's Big Bend. Toxicon

DeGroot, B.C.^, Roskar, A.G.^, and M.J. Ajemian. In Revision. Fine-scale Movement and Habitat Use of Whitespotted Eagle Rays, Aetobatus narinari, in the Indian River Lagoon. Frontiers in Marine Science

McCallister, M.P., Nobre Sales, M.A.^, Mandelman, J., Bonfil, R., Danylchuk, A., and M.J. Ajemian. In Review. First observation of mating behavior in three species of pelagic Myliobatiform rays in the wild. Enviornmental Biology of Fishes.

Jargowsky, M.B.^, Cooper, P.T., Ajemian, M.J., Colvin, M.E., and J.M. Drymon. In Review. Discerning the dietary habits of the smooth butterfly ray Gymnura lessae using two distinct methods, otolith identification and metagenetics. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Wetz, J.J., Ajemian, M.J., Shipley, B., and G.W. Stunz. In Review. An Assessment of Two Visual Survey Methods for Documenting Fish Community Structure on Artificial Reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. Fisheries Research.

Brewton, R.A., Downey, C.H., Streich, M.K., Wetz, J.J., Ajemian, M.J., and G.W. Stunz. In Revision. Trophic ecology of Red Snapper Lutjanus campechanus on natural and artificial reefs of the western Gulf of Mexico: complex interactions between habitat and fish size. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Shiffman, D.S., Ajemian, M.J., Bedore, C., Carrier, J, Daly-Engel, T.S, Davis, M., Dulvy, N.K., Grubbs, R.D., Hinojosa, N.A. , Imhoff, J.^, Kolmann, M., Nash, C., Paig-Tran, E.W.M. Peele, E.E., Skubel, R.A., Wetherbee, B, Whitenack, L., and Wyffels, J. In Revision. Trends in chondrichthyan research: An analysis of three decades of conference abstracts. Copeia.

Roskar, A.G.^, McCallister, M.P., and Ajemian, M.J. In Revision. Performance of two survey gears targeting elasmobranchs in a shallow, subtropical estuary. Fisheries Research.


34. Mejri, S., Halstead, W.R., Luck, C.A., Robinson, C., Van Leeuwen, T.E., Shenker, J., Adams, A.J., Ajemian, M.J. and Wills, P.S. In Press. Novel attempt at the artificial spawning of captive bonefish (Albula spp.) in the laboratory. Aquaculture Research.

33. Rooker, J.A., Dance, M.A., Wells, R.J.D., Ajemian, M.J., Block, B.A., Castleton, M.R., Drymon, J.M, Falterman, B.J., Franks, J.S., Hoffmayer, E.R., Kraus, R.T., McKinney, J.A., Secor, D.H., Stunz, G.W., Walter, J.F. 2019Population connectivity of pelagic megafauna in the Cuba-Mexico-U.S. triangle. Scientific Reports 9 (2019): 1663.


32. Wells, R.J.D., TinHan, T.C., Dance, M.A., Drymon, J.M., Falterman, B.J., Ajemian, M.J., Stunz, G.W.,  Mohan, J.A., Hoffmayer, E.R., Driggers III, W.C., and J.A. McKinney. In Press. 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

31. Mejri, S., Luck, C.A.^, Tremblay, R., Riche, M., Adams, A., Ajemian, M.J., Shenker, J., and P.S. Wills. 2019. Bonefish (Albula vulpes) oocyte lipid classes and fatty acid profiles during a reproductive cycle. Environmental Biology of Fishes (2019) 102: 221-232.

30. Luck C.A.^, Mejri, S., Lewis, J., Wills, P.S., Riche, M., Shenker, J., Adams, A., and M.J. Ajemian. 2019Seasonal and Spatial Changes in Sex Hormone Levels and Oocyte Development of Bonefish (Albula vulpes). Environmental Biology of Fishes (2019) 102:209.

29. Downey, C.H.^, Ajemian, M.J., Streich, M.K., Brewton, R.A., Wetz, J.J., and G.W. Stunz. 2018Habitat-specific reproductive potential of Red Snapper. A comparison of artificial and natural reefs in the western Gulf of Mexico. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 147(6): 1030-1041.

28. Curtis, T.H., Metzger, G., Fischer, C., McBride, B., McCallister, M.P., Winn, L.J., Quinlan, J., and M.J. Ajemian. 2018. First insights into the movements of young-of-the-year white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Scientific Reports 8: 10794.

27. Serrano-Flores, F. ^, Pérez-Jiménez, J.C., Méndez-Loeza, I., Bassos-Hull K.B., and M.J. Ajemian. 2018. Feeding habits of the spotted eagle ray, Aetobatus narinari, and characterization of potential prey in the southern Gulf of Mexico. J. Mar. Biol. Assn. UK.

26. Mendenhall Rubio, K.^, Ajemian, M.J., Stunz, G.W., Palmer, T.A., Lebreton, B., and J. Beseres Pollack. 2018. Dietary composition of black drum (Pogonias cromis) in a hypersaline estuary reflects water quality and prey availability . J. Fish. Bio 93(2): 250-262.

25. Streich, M.K.^, Ajemian, M.J., Wetz, J.J., and G.W. Stunz. 2018. Habitat-specific performance of vertical line gear in the western Gulf of Mexico: a comparison between artificial and natural habitats using a paired video approach. Fisheries Research 204:16-25.

24. Ajemian, M.J., Mendenhall, K.M., Pollack, J.B., Wetz, M., and G.W. Stunz. 2018Moving forward in a reverse estuary: movement and habitat use of Black Drum (Pogonias cromis) under distinct hydrological regimes. Estuaries. Coast.


23. Streich, M.K.^, Ajemian, M.J., Wetz, J.J., Shivley, J.D., Shipley-Lozano, B., and G.W. Stunz. 2017Effects of a new artificial reef complex on Red Snapper and the associated fish community: An evaluation using a before-after control-impact approach. Mar. Coast. Fish. 9(1):404-418.

22. Jones, C.M, Hendon, J. Hoffmayer, E.R., Quattro, J.M., Lewandowski, J., Driggers III, W.B., Roberts, M.A., Poulakis, G., Ajemian, M.J., de Carvalho, M.R., Rego, M., Hazin, F.H.B., Márquez-Farias, J.F. 2017. Morphological conservation of rays in the genus Rhinoptera (Elasmobranchii, Rhinopteridae) conceals the occurrence of a large batoid, Rhinoptera brasiliensis Müller, 1836, in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Zootaxa 4286(4): 499-514.

21. Streich, M.K.^, Ajemian, M.J., Wetz, J.J., Williams, J.A., Shipley-Lozano, B., and G.W. Stunz. 2017. A Comparison of Size Structure and Age and Growth of Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) from Artificial and Natural Habitats in the Western Gulf of Mexico. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 146: 762-777.

20. Streich, M.K^, Ajemian, M.J., Wetz, J.J., and G.W. Stunz. 2017. A comparison of fish community structure at mesophotic artificial reefs and natural banks in the western Gulf of Mexico. Mar. Coast. Fish 9(1): 170-189.


19. Flowers, K.I.^, Ajemian, M.J. Hull, K.B., Feldheim, K.A., Hueter, R.E., Papastamatiou, Y.P., Chapman, D.D. 2016. A Review of Residency and Return Migrations in Batoids (Rays and Skates). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 562: 251-261.

18. Ajemian, M.J., Jose, P.^, Froeschke, J., Wildhaber, M.L., and G.W. Stunz. 2016. Was everything bigger in Texas? Characterization and trends of a land-based recreational shark fishery. Mar. Coast. Fish. 8: 553-556.

17. Hall, Q.^, Robillard, M.R., Williams, J.A., Ajemian, M.J., and G.W. Stunz. 2016. Reopening of a remote tidal inlet increases recruitment of estuarine-dependent nekton. Estuaries and Coasts 39(6):1769-1784.

16. Brewton, R.A., Ajemian, M.J., Young, P.^, and G.W. Stunz. 2016. Feeding Ecology of Dolphinfish Coryphaena hippurus in the western Gulf of Mexico. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145: 839-853.

15. Ajemian, M.J., Kenworthy, M.D.^,Cebrian, J., and J.L. Sánchez-Lizaso. 2016. Striped Red Mullet (Mullus surmuletus) aggregation dynamics and foraging behavior in the western Mediterranean Sea: Spatial and habitat related variability. Journal of Fish Biology 88: 2051-2059.

14. Ajemian, M.J. and S.P. Powers. 2016. Seasonality and ontogenetic habitat partitioning of cownose rays in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Estuaries and Coasts 39(4): 1234-1248. 


13. Ajemian, M.J., Wetz J.J., Shively J.D., Shipley-Lozano B. and G.W. Stunz. 2015. An analysis of artificial reef fish community structure along the Texas coast: Potential consequences of “Rigs-to-Reefs” programs. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126354. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126354

12. Ajemian, M.J., Wetz J.J., Shipley-Lozano B., and G.W. Stunz. 2015. Rapid assessment of fish communities on oil and gas platform reefs using remotely operated vehicles. Fish. Res. 167: 143-155.

11. Aven, A.^, Carmichael, R.H., Ajemian, M.J., and S.P. Powers. 2015. Addition of passive acoustic telemetry mitigates lost data from satellite tracked manatees. Mar. Fresh. Res. 66(4): 371-374.

10. Bethea, D.M., Ajemian, M.J., Carlson, J.K., Hoffmayer, E.R., Burgess, G.H., Imhoff, J.L.^ and R.D. Grubbs. 2015. Distribution and community structure of coastal sharks in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Env. Biol. Fish. 98(5): 1233-1254.

9. Ajemian, M.J., Sohel, S.^, and Mattila, J.M. 2015. Effects of turbidity and habitat complexity on antipredator behavior of three-spined sticklebacks. Env. Biol. Fish. 98: 45-55.


8. Ajemian, M.J., and J.A. Neer. 2014. Preface: Biology and ecology of the durophagous stingrays. Env. Biol. Fish. 97 (9): 965-966.  

7. Ajemian, M.J., and S.P. Powers. 2014. Towed-float satellite telemetry tracks large-scale movement and migratory behavior of myliobatid rays. Env. Biol. Fish. 97 (9): 1067-1081.

6. Drymon, J.M., Ajemian M.J., and S.P. Powers. 2014. Distribution and dynamic habitat use of young bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) in a highly stratified northern Gulf of Mexico estuary. PLoS ONE 9(5): e97124. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097124


5. Ajemian, M.J. and S.P. Powers. 2013. Foraging effects of cownose rays along barrier island habitats of the northern Gulf of Mexico. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol.  439: 119-128.

4. Ajemian, M.J. and S.P. Powers. 2012. Habitat-specific feeding in cownose rays Rhinoptera bonasus of the northern Gulf of Mexico. Env. Biol. Fish. 95: 79-97.

3. Ajemian, M.J., Powers, S.P. and T.J.T. Murdoch. 2012. Estimating the potential impacts of large mesopredators on benthic resources: Integrative assessment of spotted eagle ray foraging ecology in Bermuda. PLoS ONE 7: e40227.

2. Ajemian, M.J., Dolan, D., Graham, W.M. and S.P. Powers. 2011. First evidence of elasmobranch predation by a Waterbird: Stingray attack and consumption by the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias). Waterbirds. 34 (1): 117-120.

1. Ajemian, M.J. and Sanford, C.P. 2007. Food capture kinematics in the deep-water chain catshark Scyliorhinus retifer. J. Mar. Biol. Assn. UK. 87: 1277-1286.