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Research Interest:

Atmospheric and underwater acoustics; computational studies of convective effects on sound propagation; acoustic characterization of Sciaenid fish calls.

Dr. Mark W. Sprague

Sprague Mark
  • Assistant Chair of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor
  • Chair of the Faculty
  • PhD., University of Mississippi, 1994
  • Office Location: Howell C 209 C
  • Office Hours: By appointment.
  • Telephone: (252) 328-6739
  • Email: spraguem@ecu.edu
  • Homepage: http://personal.ecu.edu/spraguem

Publications:

J. J. Luczkovich, M. W. Sprague, and C. S. Krahforst (2011) "Acoustic Behavior." In: A. P. Farrell (ed.),Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology: From Genome to Environment, volume 1, pp. 311-320. San Diego: Academic Press.

J. J. Luczkovich, R. C. Pullinger, S. E. Johnson, and M. W. Sprague (2008) "Identifying sciaenid critical spawning habitats by the use of passive acoustics,"Transactions of the American Fisheries Society137, pp. 576-605.

M. W. Sprague and J. J. Luczkovich (2004) "Measurement of an individual silver perchBairdiella chrysourasound pressure level in a field recording ,"Journal of the Acoustical Society of America116(5) pp. 3186-3191.

M. W. Sprague (2002) "The Single Sonic Muscle Twitch Model for Sciaenid Sound Production,"Bioacoustics12(2 & 3) pp. 225-227.

J. J. Luczkovich and M. W. Sprague (2002) "Using Passive Acoustics to Monitor Estuarine Fish Populations,"Bioacoustics12(2 & 3) pp. 289-292.

M. W. Sprague and J. J. Luczkovich (2001) "Do striped cusk-eels Ophidion marginatum (Ophidiidae) produce the 'chatter' sound attributed to weakfishCynoscion regalis(Sciaenidae)?"Copeia2001(3) pp. 854-859.

M. W. Sprague (2000) "The single sonic muscle twitch model for the sound-production mechanism in the weakfish,Cynoscion regalis,"Journal of the Acoustical Society of America108(5) pp. 2430-2437.

J. J. Luczkovich, H. J. Daniel III, M. Hutchinson, T. Jenkins, S. E. Johnson, R. C. Pullinger, and M. W. Sprague, (2000) "Sounds of sex and death in the sea: bottlenose dolphin whistles suppress mating choruses of silver perch,"Bioacoustics10(4) pp. 323-334.

M. W. Sprague, J. J. Luczkovich, R. C. Pullinger, S. E. Johnson, T. Jenkins, and H. J. Daniel, III, (2000) "Using spectral analysis to identify drumming sounds of some North Carolina fishes in the family Sciaenidae,"Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society116(2) pp. 124-145.

J. J. Luczkovich, M. W. Sprague, S. E. Johnson, and R. C. Pullinger, (1999) "Delimiting spawning areas of weakfishCynoscion regalis(family Sciaenidae) in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina using passive hydroacoustic surveys,"Bioacoustics10(2) pp. 143-160.