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Frank Hernandez, Jr

University of Southern Mississippi

Division of Coastal Sciences

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS  39564  

frank.hernandez@usm.edu

Project List:

Consortium for Oil Spill Exposure Pathways in Coastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead

Resolving Deepwater Horizon Impacts on Highly Variable Ichthyoplankton and Zooplankton Dynamics in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

Year 3-5 Investigator Grants (RFP-II)Role: Principal Investigator, Project Data Point of Contact

Floating Sargassum Communities of the Gulf of Mexico: Data Collection for the Continued Assessment of Associated Faunal Assemblages, Trophic Interations and Habitat Function in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Bridge Grants (RFP-III)Role: Principal Investigator

An Examination of Pre- and Post-Spill Ichthyoplankton Assemblage Dynamics

Year One Block Grant - The Alabama Marine Environmental Science ConsortiumRole: Principal Investigator, Project Data Point of Contact

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 4

2017

Dzwonkowski, B., Greer, A. T., Briseño-Avena, C., Krause, J. W., Soto, I. M., Hernandez, F. J., et al. (2017). Estuarine influence on biogeochemical properties of the Alabama shelf during the fall season. Continental Shelf Research, 140, 96–109.

2016

Hu, C., Hardy, R., Ruder, E., Geggel, A., Feng, L., Powers, S., et al. (2016). Sargassum coverage in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico during 2010 from Landsat and airborne observations: Implications for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impact assessment. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 107(1), 15–21.

2014

Carassou, L., Hernandez, F. J., & Graham, W. M. (2014). Change and recovery of coastal mesozooplankton community structure during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Environ. Res. Lett., 9(12), 124003.

2013

Powers, S. P., Hernandez, F. J., Condon, R. H., Drymon, J. M., Free, C. M., & Moustafa, A. (2013). Novel Pathways for Injury from Offshore Oil Spills: Direct, Sublethal and Indirect Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Pelagic Sargassum Communities. PLoS ONE, 8(9), e74802.

Conference Presentations - 32

2017

Briseno-Avena, C., Warner, S., Greer, A., Soto Ramos, I., Parra, S., Deary, A., et al. (2017). Turbulence Microstructure in Coastal River Plumes: Measuring the in situ Effects on Plankton. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Chaplin, A., Krause, J. W., Pickering, R. A., Briseno-Avena, C., Deary, A. L., & Hernandez, F. J. (2017). Magnitude and Spatial Variability of Large Siliceous Particles on the Mississippi-Alabama Shelf during Spring. . In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Chiaverano, L. M., Greer, A. T., Pliru, A., Hernandez, F. J., & Graham, W. M. (2017). High resolution sampling of early stage Aurelia medusae and associated water column properties in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI : 02/26/17-03/03/17: Poster.
Dzwonkowski, B., Greer, A. T., Briseno-Avena, C., Krause, J., Joung, D., Soto Ramos, I., et al. (2017). Influence of Estuarine-exchange on the Coupled Bio-physical Water Column Structure during the Fall Season on the Alabama Shelf. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Fitzpatrick, P., Kastler, J., Hernandez, F., Culpepper, C., & Bright, C. (2017). The CONsortium for oil spill exposure pathways in COastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE). In Mississippi Academy of Sciences 81st Annual Meeting. Hattiesburg, MS : 02/23/17-02/24/17.
Greer, A. T., Briseno-Avena, C., Deary, A. L., Cambazoglu, M. K., Soto, I. M., Jacobs, G., et al. (2017). Partners or prey? Exploring the drivers of associations between lobster phyllosoma and gelatinous zooplankton in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI : 02/26/17-03/03/17.
Hoover, A., Deary, A., & Hernandez, F. (2017). Spatial variation in zooplankton and ichthyoplankton dynamics during an atypical freshwater discharge event in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Parra, S., Deary, A., Book, J., Greer, A., Briseno-Avena, C., Boyette, A., et al. (2017). Highly-Resolved Temporal in situ Variability of Zooplankton Diel Vertical Migrations in the Mississippi Bight. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.

2016

Cowen, R. K., Graham, W. M., Hernandez, F. J., Krause, J. W., Church, I., Briseno-Avena, C., Greer, A. T., et al. (2016). CONCORDE: Measurement of Fine- to Sub-Mesoscale Processes Driving Autumn Plankton Distributions and Transport in the Highly Dynamic Coastal Shelf System of the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Deary, A. L., Hoover, A. M., Dzwonkowski, B., Box, H., Soto Ramos, I., Shiller, A., et al. (2016). CONCORDE- Hydrographic characterization of a river plume in the northern Gulf of Mexico during an anomalous winter discharge event. In Annual Larval Fish Conference – Early Life History. Solomons, MD : 06/19/16-06/23/16: Poster.
Deary, A. L., Hoover, A. M., Hernandez, F. J., Cowen, R. K., Church, I., Krause, J. W., et al. (2016). CONCORDE: Preliminary distribution of plankton along three sampling corridors in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Filbrun, J. E., Hernandez, F. J., Fang, J., & Ransom, J. T. (2016). Body condition of larval Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) relative to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In 100th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences. Fayetteville, AR : 04/01/16-04/02/16: Poster.
Filbrun, J. E., Hernandez, F. J., Fang, J., & Ransom, J. T. (2016). Larval Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) Body Condition Relative to Environmental Variability and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In 146th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Kansas ,MO : 08/21/16-08/25/16.
Graham, M., Shiller, A., Wiggert, J., Hernandez, F., Howden, S., Martin, K., et al. (2016). The CONsortium for oil spill exposure pathways in COastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE) --- Year one activities and results. In 14th Symposium on the Coastal Environment Meeting Title, 96th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA : 01/11/16-01/14/16.
Hernandez, F., Filbrun, J., Fang, J., & Ransom, J. (2016). Variability in larval Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) abundance and condition in relation to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Hernandez, F. J., Cowen, R. K., Church, I., Krause, J. W., Deary, A. L., Greer, A. T., et al. (2016). CONCORDE: Environmental Observations and Planktonic Processes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Hoover, A. M., Deary, A. L., Dzwonkowski, B., Box, H., Soto Ramos, I., Shiller, A., et al. (2016). CONCORDE- Assessment of larval fish diet and condition during an atypical winter freshwater-discharge event in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Annual Larval Fish Conference – Early Life History. Solomons, MD : 06/19/16-06/23/16: Poster.
Hoover, A. M., Deary, A. L., & Hernandez, F. J. (2016). Does variable river discharge impact larval fish condition:an examination of planktonic food webs in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In USM 2016 Graduate Student Symposium. Ocean Springs, MS : 03/04/16-03/06/16: Poster.

2015

Deary, A. L., Hernandez, F. J., Cowen, R. K., Church, I., Greer, A. T., & Graham, W. M. (2015). Using plankton aggregations to understand oil distribution in nearshore river-dominated ecosystems in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In 39th Annual Larval Fish Conference. Vienna, Austria : 07/12/15-07/17/15: Poster.
Hernandez, F. J., Jr., Filbrun, J., Ransom, J., Fang, J., & Culpepper, C. (2015). Taxon-specific variability in condition among larval fishes collected before, during, and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Ransom, J. T., Filbrun, J. E., & Hernandez, F. J., Jr. (2015). Condition, Diet, and Growth of Larval Spanish Mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus) in relation to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.

2014

Filbrun, J. E., & Hernandez, F. J. (2014). Effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on larval abundances and distribution of ecologically and commercially important fishes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Filbrun, J. E., Ransom, J. T., Culpepper, C. S., & Hernandez, F. J. (2014). Investigating Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacts on foraging and growth of larval Atlantic Bumper. In Larval Fish Conference & American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting – 2014. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada : 08/17/14-08/21/14: Poster.
Hernandez, F., Carassou, L., Filbrun, J., Ransom, J., Graham, W., Culpepper, C., et al. (2014). Variable response of natural zooplankton and ichthyoplankton assemblages to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Bays and Bayous Symposium. Mobile, AL : 12/02/2014-12/03/2014.
Hernandez, F. J., Filbrun, J. E., & Ransom, J. T. (2014). Resolving Deepwater Horizon impacts on highly variable ichthyoplankton and zooplankton dynamics in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Ransom, J., Filbrun, J., Culpepper, C., & Hernandez, F. (2014). Diet, growth, and condition of larval Spanish Mackerel in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: an assessment of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill impacts. In Bays and Bayous Symposium. Mobile, AL : 12/02/2014-12/03/2014.
Ransom, J. T., Filbrun, J. E., Culpepper, C. S., & Hernandez, F. J. (2014). Effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on diets, growth, and condition of larval Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Ransom, J. T., Filbrun, J. E., Culpepper, C. S., & Hernandez, F. J. (2014). Exploring the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on diet, growth, and condition of larval Spanish Mackerel in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Larval Fish Conference & American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting – 2014. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada : 08/17/14-08/21/14.

2013

Hernandez, F. H., Graham, W. M., & Carassou, L. (2013). Response of zooplankton assemblages from the Alabama inner shelf to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: fisheries implications. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Hernandez, F. J., & Filbrun, J. E. (2013). Recent findings from larval fish studies in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission 64th Annual Meeting. South Padre Island, TX , 10/15/2013.

2011

Cox, D., Bayha, K., Hernandez, F., & Graham, W. (2011). Identifying fish egg assemblages at risk in the northern Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Larval Fish Annual Conference. Wilmington, NC, May 22-26, 2011: Poster.
Hernandez, F., Carassou, L., & Powers, S. (2011). Marine fisheries and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: An early assessment based on a long-term ichthyoplankton survey. In Larval Fish Annual Conference. Wilmington, NC, May 22-26, 2011: Poster.