Dr. Bill Pine
Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
and Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program
University of Florida
My research focuses on processes that structure aquatic ecosystems often with an emphasis on fish communities. I work to address aquatic resource management problems with informed decisions derived from field studies, computer simulations, and experimental manipulations. I see "problem" issues in natural resource management (e.g., introduced species, overexploitation, habitat alteration) as opportunities for research into ecosystem function. This insight can then be used to evaluate management scenarios as part of informed decision making. Much of my recent work is on fish populations in the Apalachicola, Chassahowitzka, and Homosassa rivers in Florida in cooperation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. I have also worked for about 10 years in the Grand Canyon reach of the Colorado River as part of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program helping to assess fish population responses to different management actions such as flow experiments or non-native fish removal programs. I'm also involved in ongoing research assessing oyster reef populations in the Big Bend region of Florida and am involved in a variety of issues related to Apalachicola river and bay resources in Florida. I've also been involved in work in other river systems including the Amazon, Sacramento, and Gila river basins mostly related to management issues related to fishery resources and water policy decisions. I spend a lot of time thinking about the different management and regulatory issues and perspectives of river resources in the "wet" eastern vs. the "dry" western US. The only conclusions I've come to from this thinking so far are that everyone should read Cadillac Desert, the east is probably not as water secure as widely thought, we don't know nearly as much about river ecosystems in the east as we think that we do, and eastern water "solutions" are probably going to be way more complicated and difficult than western water issues (which is highly counterintuitive given that the east has more water I know). I continue to think about these issues a lot and hope to work on some sort of paper or book to compile my thoughts and observations while on sabbatical at some point. A copy of my CV is available via this link.
Ph.D. Zoology North Carolina State University
M.S. Fisheries Science The University of Florida
B.S. Fisheries Management Auburn University
The most up-to-date list is on my Google Scholar page. If you need a reprint send me an email. Thanks!
Camp, E. V., D. C. Gwinn, W. E. Pine, III, and T. K. Frazer. 2012 Changes in submersed aquatic vegetation affect predation risk of a common prey fish Lucania parva (Cyprinodontiformes: Fundulidae) in a spring-fed coastal river. Fisheries Management and Ecology 19:245-251.
Burgess, O. T., W. E. Pine, III, and S. J. Walsh. 2012. Importance of floodplain connectivity in the Apalachicola River, Florida. River Research and Applications. DOI 10.10002/rra.2567
Dutterer, A. C., C. Mesing, R. Cailteux, M. S. Allen, W. E. Pine, and P. A. Strickland. 2012. Fish recruitment is influenced by river flows and floodplain inundation at Apalachicola River, Florida. River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra/2604
Seavey, J. R., W. E. Pine, III, P. Frederick, L. Sturmer, and M. Berrigan. 2011. Decadal changes in oyster reefs in the Big Bend of Florida's Gulf Coast. Ecosphere 2(10):114 doi:10.1890/ES11-00205.1
Korman, J., C. J. Walters, S. J. D. Martell, W. E. Pine, III, and A. C. Dutterer. 2011. Habitat use, growth, and survival of age-0 rainbow trout in a large regulated river. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68:1097-1109.
Coggins, L. G., M. D. Yard, W. E. Pine, III. 2011. Nonnative Fish Control in the Colorado River in Grand Canyon, Arizona: An Effective Program or Serendipitous Timing? Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:456-470.
Camp, E. V., D. G. Gwinn, M. V. Lauretta, W. E. Pine, III, and T. K. Frazer. 2011. Use of recovery probabilities can improve sampling efficiency for throw traps in vegetated habitats. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:164-169.
Saarinen, E. V., H. J. Flowers, W. E. Pine, III, F. Parauka, and J. D. Austin. 2011. An evaluation of genetic methods for estimating egg kin groups in the Threatened Gulf sturgeon. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 27:492-495.
Cowan, J. H., Jr., C. Grimes, W. Patterson, C. J. Walters, A. Jones, W. Lindberg, D. Sheehy, W. E. Pine, III, J. Powers, M. Campbell, K. Lindeman, S. Diamond, R. Hilborn, and T. Gibson. 2010. Red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico Science-or faith based? Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 21:187-204.
Cañas, C. M. and Pine, W. E., III. 2011. Documentation of the temporal and spatial patterns of Pimelodidae catfish spawning and larvae dispersion in the Madre de Dios River (Peru): Insights for conservation in the Andean-Amazon headwaters. River Research and Applications 27:602-611.
Tetzlaff, J. C., H. J. Flowers, and W. E. Pine, III. 2010. Consumption and growth patterns of flathead catfish derived from a bioenergetics model. The Open Fish Science Journal http://www.bentham.org/open/tofishsj/
Flowers, H. J., J. C. Tetzlaff, B. VanPorten, and W. E. Pine, III. 2010. Bioenergetic approach to describing Gulf sturgeon growth in two Florida rivers. The Open Fish Science Journal http://www.bentham.org/open/tofishsj/
Tetzlaff, J. C., W. E. Pine, III, and T. K. Frazer. 2010. Comparison of bioenergetics parameters from two spring-fed riverine largemouth bass populations. The Open Fish Science Journal http://www.bentham.org/open/tofishsj/
Coggins, L. G., Jr., and W. E. Pine, III. 2010. Development of a temperature-dependent growth model for endangered humpback chub using capture–recapture data. The Open Fish Science Journal http://www.bentham.org/open/tofishsj/
Flowers, H. J., W. E. Pine, III, A. C. Dutterer, K. G. Johnson, J. W. Ziewitz, M. S. Allen, and F. M. Parauka. 2009. Spawning site selection and potential implications of modified flow regimes on viability of Gulf sturgeon populations. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 138:1266-1284.
Catalano, M. J., A. C. Dutterer, W. E. Pine, III, and M. S. Allen. 2009. Effects of variable mortality and recruitment on performance of catch-curve residuals as indicators of fish year class strength. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:295-305.
Pine, W. E., III, S. J. D. Martell, C. J. Walters, and J. F. Kitchell. 2009. Counterintuitive responses of fish populations to management actions: Some common causes and implications for predictions based on ecosystem modeling. Fisheries 34: 165-180.
Binion, G. R., M. S. Allen, M. J. Catalano, and W. E. Pine, III. 2009. Direct and indirect estimates of black crappie size selectivity to a common sampling gear: Potential biases and limitations for assessment. Fisheries Research 95:47-54.
Flowers, H. J. and W. E. Pine, III. 2008. An observation of a juvenile Gulf sturgeon in the Santa Fe River, Florida. Southeastern Naturalist 7:559-561.
Martell, S. J. D., W. E. Pine, III, and C. J. Walters. 2008. Parameterizing age-structured models from a fisheries management perspective. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65: 975-988.
Pine, W. E., III, S. J. D. Martell, O. P. Jensen, C. J. Walters, and J. F. Kitchell. 2008. Effects of post-release mortality of the efficacy of length limits and catch-and-release policies: a case study of blue, white, and striped marlin. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65:975-988.
Coggins, L. G., Jr., M. J. Catalano, M. S. Allen, W. E. Pine, III, and C. J. Walters. 2007. Effects of cryptic mortality and the hidden costs of using length limits in fishery management. Fish and Fisheries 8:196-210. (email for reprint)
H. and W. E. Pine, III. 2007. The design of field studies to estimate catch and
release mortality. Fisheries Ecology and Management 14:1-8.
Pine, W. E., III, T. J. Kwak, and J. A. Rice. 2007. Modeling management scenarios and the effects of an introduced apex predator on a coastal riverine fish community. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:105-120. An Ecopath with Ecosim application
Melis, T. S., S. J. D. Martell, L. G. Coggins, W. E. Pine, III, and M. E. Anderson. 2006. Adaptive Management of the Colorado River Ecosystem below Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona: Using Science and Modeling to Resolve Uncertainty in River Management. American Water Resources Associate Summer Specialty Conference 1-6.
Adams, A. J., R. K. Wolfe, W. E. Pine, III, B. L. Thorton. 2006. Efficacy of PIT tags and an autonomous antenna system to study the juvenile state of an estuarine-dependent fish. Estuaries 29:311-317.
Taylor, R. G., J. A. Whittington, W. E. Pine, III, and K. H. Pollock. 2006. Effect of rewards on angler return rates of tagged common snook in southeast Florida. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 26:645-651.
Coggins, L. G., W. E. Pine, III,
C. J. Walters, D. R. Van Haverbeke, D. Ward, and L. Johnstone.
2006. Abundance trends and status of the Little Colorado River population of
Humpback Chub Gila cypha. North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Coggins, L. G., W. E. Pine, III, C. J. Walters, and S. J. D. Martell. 2006. Age Structured Mark Recapture Analysis (ASMR): A VPA Based Model for Analyzing Age Structured Capture-Recapture Data. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 26:201-205.
Kwak, T. J. W. E. Pine, III, and
D. S. Waters. 2006. Age, Growth, and Mortality of Introduced Flathead Catfish in
Atlantic Rivers and a Review of Other Populations. North American Journal of
Fisheries Management 26:73-87.
Pine, W. E., III, T. J. Kwak, D. S. Waters, and J. A. Rice. 2005. Diet selectivity of introduced flathead catfish in coastal rivers. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:901-909.
Waters, D. S., T. J. Kwak, J. B. Arnott, and W. E. Pine, III. 2004. Evaluation of stomach tubes and gastric lavage for sampling diets from blue catfish and flathead catfish. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:258-261.
Pine, W. E., III, K. H. Pollock, J. E. Hightower, T. J. Kwak, J. A. Rice. 2003. A review of tagging methods for estimating fish population size and components of mortality. Fisheries 28:10-23.
DeVries, D. R. D., D. L. Armstrong, Jr., M. Topolski, W. E. Pine, III, J. A. Johnson, R. A. Dunham, L. Robison, J. Dibona, K. Norgren, P. Hartfield, and S. Cook. 2003. Distribution, habitat use, and genetics of Tulotoma magnifica. Southeastern Naturalist 2: 35-58.
Pine, W. E., III, M. S. Allen, and V. J. Dreitz. 2001. Population viability of the Gulf of Mexico sturgeon: Inferences from capture-recapture and age-structured models. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130:1164-1174.
Pine, W. E., III and M. S. Allen. 2001. Differential growth and survival of weekly age-0 black crappie cohorts in a Florida lake. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 130:80-91.
Allen, M. S., and W. E. Pine, III. 2000. Detecting fish population responses to a minimum length limit: effects of variable recruitment and duration of evaluation. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20:672-682. *Finalist for best paper award
Pine, W. E., III. 2000. A comparison of two otter trawls of different sizes for sampling black crappie. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20:819-821.
Pine, W. E., III, S. A. Ludsin, and D. R. DeVries. 2000. First summer survival of largemouth bass cohorts: is early spawning really best? Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 129:504-513.
Books, Book Chapters, Stock Assessments, and Monographs
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. 2007. Terms of Reference and Advisory Report to the American Shad Stock Assessment Peer Review. Stock Assessment Report 07-01. Washington, DC.
Hewitt, D. A., W. E. Pine, III, and A. Zale, editors. 2006. AFS Guide to Fisheries Employment, 2nd Edition. American Fisheries Society Education Section Publication, Bethesda, Maryland.
Pine, W. E., III and K. L. Leber. 2006. Chapter 10, Nongovernmental Organizations in Hewitt, D.A., W. E. Pine, III, and A. Zale editors, AFS Guide to Fisheries Employment, 2nd Edition. American Fisheries Society Education Section Publication, Bethesda, Maryland.
WIS 6934 Decision Making in Natural Resources, (co-taught with Dr. Fred Johnson, USGS)
WIS 4601 Quantitative Wildlife Ecology, Fall every year, 3 credits
FAS 6932 Stream Fish Biology, Generally Spring even years 4 credits (not in 2012)
FAS 5276C Field Ecology of Aquatic Organisms, Summer A 2006 4 credits
ALS 5932 Ecological Stats and Design, Occasionally taught 3 credits
FAS 6932 Fisheries Ecology and Management, Fall 2006 4 credits
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