Patrick Harris

Title: Teaching Assistant Professor
Area of Study: Fish life histories, Fishery Impacts
Phone: 252-737-2082
Fax: 252-328-4178
Office: Howell S207
Address: Department of Biology
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858

Connect with Us

Facebook  Twitter  linkedin

Research Interests:

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.


Stephen, J. A., Harris, P. J., & Reichert, M. J. (2011).  Comparison of life history parameters for landed and discarded fish captured off the southeastern United States.  Fisheries Bulletin, 109, 292-304.

Ziskin, G. L., Harris, P. J., Wyanski, D. M., & Reichert, M. J. (2011).  Indications of Continued Overexploitation of Speckled Hind along the Atlantic Coast of the Southeastern United States.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 140, 384-398.  

Stephen, J. A. & Harris, P. J. (2010).  Commercial catch composition with discard and immediate release mortality proportions off the southeastern coast of the United States.  Fisheries Research, 103, 18-24.

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.

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.