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William Frank Patterson, III

University of West Florida

Department of Environmental Studies

11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL  32514  

will.patterson@ufl.edu

Project List:

Acute Effects of Oil on Northern Gulf of Mexico Reefs and Reef Communities

Year One Block Grant - Florida Institute of OceanographyRole: Principal Investigator, Project Data Point of Contact

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 2

2015

Tarnecki, J. H., & Patterson III, W. F. (2015). Changes in Red Snapper Diet and Trophic Ecology Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 7(1), 135–147.

2014

Dahl, K. A., Patterson, W. F., & Layman, C. A. (2014). Habitat-Specific Density and Diet of Rapidly Expanding Invasive Red Lionfish, Pterois volitans, Populations in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. PLoS ONE, 9(8), e105852.

Conference Presentations - 34

2015

Dahl, K. A., Patterson III, W.F., & Snyder, R. A. (2015). Invasive lionfish on panhandle artificial reefs: trends, effects, and potential mitigation measures. In 2015 Florida Artificial Reef Summit. Clearwater Beach, FL : 01/14/15-01/16/15.
James, M., Smeltz, M., Ghiran, C., Tarnecki, J. H., & Patterson, W. (2015). Biomarkers of exposure to PAH in GoM fishes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Patterson III, W. F., Hollander, D., Jagoe, C., James, M., Murawski, S., Romero, I., et al. (2015). Reef fishes and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: chronic effects and evidence of system resiliency. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.

2014

Dahl, K., Patterson, W., & Tarnecki, J. (2014). Declines in small demersal reef fishes: confounding effects of the DWH oil spill and invasive lionfish. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Kane, A. S., Pine, J., James. M.O., Romero, I. C., Hollander, D. J., & Patterson, W. F. (2014). Splenic macrophage aggregates as potential biomarker of exposure in red snapper sampled from the northern GoM Post DWH oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Romero, I., Hollander, D., Patterson, W., Ross, W., Kane, A., Murawski, S., et al. (2014). PAH in fish: 2 years after the DWH oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Smeltz, M., Glicksman, L., Zhong, G., Rowlnad-Faux, L., Kane, A., Patterson, W., et al. (2014). Exploring factors that impact the activity of a PAH exposure biomarker, EROD, in livers of finfish from the GoM. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Allen, L., Johnson, D., Jagoe, C., Patterson, W. F., III, & Tarnecki, J. H. (2013). PAH metabolites in bile and enzymatic biomarkers in livers of reef fish from the northern Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Little Rock, AR, September 8, 2013.
Dahl, K. A., Patterson, W. F. I. I. I., & Tarnecki, J. H. (2013). Effects of a rapid invasion of Pacific lionfish, Pterois volitans, on reef fish communities at artificial reefs in the northern Gulf Of Mexico. In Alabama Fisheries Association Annual Meeting. Guntersville, AL, March 6-9, 2013.
Dahl, K. A., Patterson, W. F., III, & Tarnecki, J. H. (2013). Effects of a rapid invasion of Pacific lionfish, Pterois volitans, on reef fish communities at artificial reefs in the northern Gulf Of Mexico. In Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Little Rock, AR, September 8, 2013.
James, M. O., Patterson, W. F., III, Kane, A. S., Faux, L. R., & Zhong, G. (2013). Activities of biomarker enzymes in livers of Gulf of Mexico fishes. In PRIMO17: Pollutant Responses in Marine Organisms. Faro, Portugal, May 5-8, 2013.
James, M. W., Kane, A., Rowland-Faux, L., Zhong, G., Mievre, Q., Beers, A., et al. (2013). Biomarker enzymatic activities in livers of Gulf of Mexico fishes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Norberg, M. J., Patterson, W. F. I. I. I., & Tarnecki, J. H. (2013). Tomtate, Haemulon aurolineatum, population demographics and trophic ecology in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Little Rock, AR, September 8, 2013.
Norberg, M. J., Patterson, W. F., III, & Tarnecki, J. H. (2013). Tomtate, Haemulon aurolineatum, population demographics and diet in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Alabama Fisheries Association Annual Meeting. Guntersville, AL, March 6-9, 2013.
Patterson, W., Tarnecki, J., Jagoe, C., Romero, I., Hollander, D., Kane, A., et al. (2013). Acute and chronic effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on northern Gulf of Mexico reef fishes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Patterson, W., Tarnecki, J., Jagoe, C., Romero, I., Hollander, D., Kane, A., et al. (2013). Shifts in Reef Fish Community and Trophic Structure Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Patterson, W. F. I. I. I., Addis, D. T., & Tarnecki, J. H. (2013). “Ecological function of artificial versus natural reefs in the northern Gulf of Mexico ”. In 66th Annual Meeting of the Gulf and Caribbean Institute. Corpus Christi, TX, November 3, 2013.
Patterson, W. F. I. I. I., Addis, D. T., & Tarnecki, J. H. (2013). Fishery independent sampling of reef fish with micro remotely operated vehicles. In Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Little Rock, AR, September 8, 2013.
Romero, I., Hollander, D., Patterson, W., Ross, S., Kane, A., Murawski, S., et al. (2013). Spatio-temporal concentrations and composition of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in fish: Evidence for DWH oil spill impact on mesopelagic and outer. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Romero, I., Hollander, D. J., Brooks, G. R., Patterson, W., Ross, S. W., Torres, J. J., et al. (2013). Deposition and persistance of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from the first DEEPWATER oil spill: from deep-sea sediments to fish communities (Gulf of Mexico, USA). In International Meeting of Organic Geochemists (IMOG). Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, September 15-20, 2013.
Romero, I., Hollander, D. J., Brooks, G. R., Patterson, W., Ross, S. W., Torres, J. J., et al. (2013). Deposition and persistence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from the first Deepwater oil spill: From deep-sea sediments to fish communities (Gulf of Mexico, USA). In IMOG (International Meeting of Organic Geochemists). Tenerife, Spain, September 15-20, 2013: Poster.
Romero, I., Hollander, D. J., Patterson, W., Ross, S. W., Kane, A. S., Murawski, S., et al. (2013). Spatio-Temporal Concentrations And Composition Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons In Fish: Evidence For DwH Oil Spill Impact On Mesopelgic And Outer Shelf-Reef Fish In The Gulf Of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Tarnecki, J. H., & Patterson, W. F., III. (2013). Diet and trophic ecology of red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, on natural and artificial reefs in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Alabama Fisheries Association Annual Meeting. Guntersville, AL, March 6-9, 2013.
Tarnecki, J. H., & Patterson, W. F., III. (2013). Diet and trophic ecology of red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, on natural and artificial reefs in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Little Rock, AR, September 8, 2013.

2012

Allen, L., Johnson, D., Farris, K., Patterson, W., Tarnecki, J., & Jagoe, C. (2012). Identification of the relationship between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in fish livers from the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In NOAA Educational Partnership Program Research Forum. Tallahassee, FL, March 26-28, 2012.
Allen, L., Johnson, D., Jagoe, C., Patterson, W. F., III, & Tarnecki, J. H. (2012). PAH metabolites in bile and enzymatic biomarkers in livers of reef fish from the northern Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Meeting. November 11-15, 2012.
Farris, K., Johnson, D., Allen, L., Patterson, W., Tarnecki, J., & Jagoe, C. (2012). Relationship between polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in fish bile and mercury content in liver from the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In NOAA Educational Partnership Program Research Forum. Tallahassee, FL, March 26-28, 2012.
Johnson, D., Allen, L., Farris, K., Patterson, W., Tarnecki, J., & Jagoe, C. (2012). Detection of fish bile metabolites by fluorescence from the northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.
Johnson, D., Allen, L., Farris, K., Patterson, W., Tarnecki, J., & Jagoe, C. (2012). Detection of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in fish bile using fluorescence from the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In NOAA Educational Partnership Program Research Forum. Tallahassee, FL, March 26-28, 2012.
Norberg, M. J., Patterson, W. F., III, & Tarnecki, J. H. (2012). Tomtate, Haemulon aurolineatum, population demographics and diet in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf Estuarine Research Society Meeting. Dauphin Island, AL, November 8-9, 2012.
Patterson, W. F., III, Tarnecki, J., Jagoe, C., Romero, I., Hollander, D., Kane, A., et al. (2012). Acute and chronic effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on northern Gulf of Mexico Reef Fishes. In Gulf Estuarine Research Society Meeting. Dauphin Island, AL, November 8-9, 2012.
Romero, I., Hollander, D. J., Patterson, W., Quintana-Rizzo, E., Kane, A., Murawski, S., et al. (2012). Organic Geochemical Signatures of the DWH Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico: Potential Ecologic Consequences in Fish Communities. In Gordon Research Conference on Organic Geochemistry. August 2012.
Romero, I. C., Hollander, D. J., Patterson, W. F., III, & et al. (2012). Organic Geochemical Evidence for Oil Spill Impacts on Fish in the Gulf of Mexico: Comparative and Quantitative Analyses of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. In Gordon Research Conference on Organic Geochemistry. Holderness, NH, July 29 - August 3, 2012.
Tarnecki, J. H., & Patterson, W. F., III. (2012). Diet and trophic ecology of Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, at natural and artificial reefs in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf Estuarine Research Society Meeting. Dauphin Island, AL, November 8-9, 2012.