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Cameron Ainsworth

University of South Florida

College of Marine Science

140 7th Ave South
St. Petersburg , FL  33701  

ainsworth@usf.edu

Project List:

Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems II (C-IMAGE II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Task Lead, Research Scientist

Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 5

2017

Masi, M. D., Ainsworth, C. H., & Jones, D. L. (2017). Using a Gulf of Mexico Atlantis model to evaluate ecological indicators for sensitivity to fishing mortality and robustness to observation error. Ecological Indicators, 74, 516–525.

2016

Dornberger, L., Ainsworth, C., Gosnell, S., & Coleman, F. (2016). Developing a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure dose-response model for fish health and growth. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 109(1), 259–266.
Tarnecki, J. H., Wallace, A. A., Simons, J. D., & Ainsworth, C. H. (2016). Progression of a Gulf of Mexico food web supporting Atlantis ecosystem model development. Fisheries Research, 179, 237–250.

2014

Masi, M., & Ainsworth, C. (2014). A probabilistic representation of fish diet compositions from multiple data sources: A Gulf of Mexico case study. Ecological Modelling, 284, 60–74.

2013

Drexler, M., & Ainsworth, C. (2013). Generalized Additive Models Used to Predict Species Abundance in the Gulf of Mexico: An Ecosystem Modeling Tool. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e64458.

Conference Presentations - 18

2017

Ainsworth, C. (2017). Atlantis Modeling at USF. In National Ecosystem Modeling Workshop. St. Petersburg, FL : 02/28/17-03/01/17.
Ainsworth, C. (2017). Ecosystem impacts of the DWH oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Ainsworth, C. (2017). Synthesis Modelling of the DWH Oil Spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.

2016

Ainsworth, C. (2016). Evaluation of DWHOS Ecosystem Impacts using an Atlantis Biogeochemical Model. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Ainsworth, C. (2016). Management strategy evaluation using Atlantis. In 2016 Southeast Fisheries Science Center Ecosystem Science Program Review. Miami, FL : 03/14/16-03/16/16.
Ainsworth, C., Masi, M., Dornberger, L., Drexler, M., & Perryman, H. (2016). Ecosystem recovery following the DWH oil spill evaluated using an end-to-end model. In National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration. Coral Springs, FL : 04/18/16-04/22/16.

2015

Ainsworth, C., & Dornberger, L. (2015). Atlantis ecosystem modelling of the DwH oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Ainsworth, C., & Schirripa, M. (2015). Development of an Atlantis Model for Integrated Ecosystem Assessment in the Gulf of Mexico. In American Fisheries Society 2015. Portland, OR : 08/16/15-08/20/15.

2014

Ainsworth, C. (2014). Ecosystem modelling supporting an integrated ecosystem assessment. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14.
Ainsworth, C., Dornberger, L., Drexler, M., Masi, M., Perryman, H., Die, D., et al. (2014). Development of an Atlantis ecosystem model to study food web impacts of DWH oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Dornberger, L., & Ainsworth, C. (2014). Examining Relationships Between Oil Exposure and Fish Health. In 2014 Deep-C Student Research Symposium. Tallahassee, FL : 09/18/14-09/19/14.
Dornberger, L., & Ainsworth, C. (2014). Implementation of new spatial forcing functions in the atlantis modeling framework to accurately represent oil spill impacts in the Gulf of Mexico. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14: Poster.
Dornberger, L., & Ainsworth, C. (2014). Implementation of new spatial forming functions in the Atlantis modeling framework to accurately represent oil spill impacts in the GoM. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Drexler, M., & Ainsworth, C. (2014). Modeling population connectivity, larval drift, and cumulative contaminate exposure mortality in the GoM. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Drexler, M., & Ainsworth, C. (2014). The use of zero inflated generalized addive models to predict aggregate functional group distributions for the Gulf of Mexico. In ICES Annual Science Conference – 2014. La Coruna, Spain : 09/21/14-09/25/14.

2013

Ainsworth, C., Drexler, M., Masi, M., Perryman, H., Nutall, M., Die, D. B., B., et al. (2013). Development of an Atlantis ecosystem model to sutdy food web impacts of DWHOS. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Dornberger, L., & Ainsworth, C. (2013). End to end ecosystem modelling of DWHOS impacts. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013: Poster.

2012

Drexler, M., & Ainsworth, C. (2012). The use of zero-inflated generalized additive models to predict aggregate functional group distributions for the Gulf of Mexico. In ICES ASC Annual Conference. Bergen, Norway, September 17, 2012.