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Department of Biology






Name:

Patrick Harris

Title:

Teaching Assistant Professor

Area of Study: 

Fish life histories, Fishery Impacts

Phone:

252-737-2082

Fax:

252-328-4178

E-mail:

harrispa@ecu.edu

Office:

Howell S207

Address:

Department of Biology

 

East Carolina University

 

Greenville, NC 27858



Pat Harris

Research Program           

I am interested in the long term life history patterns of marine fishes, and how they may have changed over time in response to changes in fishing mortality and any environmental factors. Most of my work has focused on the reef fishes off the Atlantic coast of the southeastern United States. I am also interested in the distribution of pan-oceanic deep water species such as wreckfish, barrelfish, and highly migratory pelagics.

Courses Taught

BIOL 1060. Environmental Biology.

BIOL 3550; 4550. Biology Honors - Aquatic Vertebrate Zoology.

BIOL 5600, 5601. Fisheries Techniques.

5680. Current Topics in Coastal Biology.

7350. Current Literature in Fish Ecology.

7360. Fisheries Management.

Recent Publications

Harris P.J., D,M. Wyanski, D.B. White, P.P. Mikell, and P.B. Eyo. 2007. Age, growth, and reproduction of greater amberjack, Seriola dumerili, off the Atlantic coast of the southeastern United States. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:1534-1545.

Burgos, J.M., G.R. Sedberry, D.M. Wyanski, and P.J. Harris. 2007. Life history of red grouper (Epinephelus morio) off the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina. Bulletin of Marine Science 80:45-65.

McGovern, J.C., Sedberry, G.R., Meister, H.S., Westendorff, T.M., Wyanski, D.M. and Harris P.J. 2005. A tag and recapture study of gag, Mycteroperca microlepis, off the southeastern U.S. Bulletin of Marine Science 76:47-59.

Harris, P.J., D.M. Wyanski, and P.T. Powers Mikell. 2004. Age, growth and reproduction of blueline tilefish along the southeastern coast of the United States, 1982-1999. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:1190-1204.

Harris, P.J., D.M. Wyanski, D.B. White, and J.M. Moore. 2002. Age, growth and reproduction of scamp, Mycteroperca phenax, in the southwestern North Atlantic, 1979-1997. Bulletin of Marine Science 70(1):113-132.