in review


Mendenhall Rubio, K.^, Ajemian, M.J., Stunz, G.W., Palmer, T.A., Lebreton, B., and J. Beseres Pollack. In Review. Dynamics in black drum diet in a hypersaline estuary subject to water quality variation. J. Fish. Bio.

Serrano-Flores, F. ^, Pérez-Jiménez, J.C., Méndez-Loeza, I., Bassos-Hull K.B., and M.J. Ajemian. In Review. 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.


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.