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John Mark Dean

Professor of Marine Science and Biological Sciences;
Ph.D., 1962, Purdue University

612 Earth and Water Sciences

Dr. Dean's e-mail address is jmdean@sc.edu

Age and Growth of Fishes, Estuarine Ecology and Fisheries Management

Dr. Dean's research has emphasized the age and growth of fishes in fresh water, estuarine and oceanic ecosystems. His group studies the early life history and ecology of striped bass, spot, flatfishes, tarpon, marlin, swordfish and tunas They are doing field studies of age structure and the ecology of fishes in South Carolina and several international sites such as Costa Rica, Mauritius, and the Mediterranean Sea. Their laboratory studies concern mechanisms of control of calcification and daily increment formation and growth of otoliths in fishes. Dr. Dean also has research interests in fishery resource management policies.

Selected Publications:

Harris, P.J. and J.M. Dean. 1998. Characterization of king mackerel and Spanish mackerel bycatches of South Carolina shrimp trawlers. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 18: (2) 439-453.

Harris, P.J. and J.M. Dean. 1998. The catch of king mackerel and Spanish mackerel in the commercial shrimp fishery of South Carolina. In Consequences and Management of Fisheries Bycatch. Alaska Sea Grant 97-02. 21-29.

W.B. Driggers, J.M. Grego, and J.M. Dean. 1998. Age and growth of yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares, in the western north Atlantic Ocean. ICCAT Proceedings. SCRS/98/123.

Dean, J.M. 1998. Taking stock: or, Who is taking what stock? In Taking stock: Defining and Managing Shared Resources. Proceedings of the Australian Society for Fish Biology and the Fish and Aquatic Resource Management Association of Australasia Joint Workshop, D.A. Hancock ed.pages 7-30.

Crabtree, R.E., E.C. Cyr, D.C.Chaverri, W.O. McLarney, and J.M. Dean. 1997. Reproduction of tarpon, Megalops atlanticus, from Florida and Costa Rican waters and notes on their age and growth. Bull. Mar. Sci. 61:(2) 271-285.

Bulak, J.S., J.S. Crane, D.H. Secor, and J.M. Dean. 1997. Recruitment dynamics of striped bass in the Santee-Cooper system, South Carolina. Trans. Amer. Fish. Society. 126:(1) 133-143.

Dean, J.M. (in press) International bio-political fisheries management: Sashimi on the cutting edge. in: Proceedings of the Second World Fisheries Congress, Brisbane Australia.

Paller, M.H. M.J.M. Reichert and J.M. Dean. 1996. Use of fish communities to assess environmental impacts in South Carolina coastal streams. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 125 (4):633-644.

Stequert, B., J. Panfili and J.M. Dean. 1996. Age and growth of yellowfin tuna in the western Indian Ocean based on otolith microstructure. Fish.Bull. 96:124-134.

Secor, D.H., J.M. Dean and S.E. Campana. 1995. Fish otoliths: Faithful biological and environmental chronometers? in Recent Developments in Fish Otolith Research. eds. Secor, D.H., J.M. Dean and S.E. Campana. Univ. South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC. USA. xxv-xxvii.

Megalofonou, P., J.M. Dean, G. De Metrio, C. Wilson, and S. Berkeley., 1995. Age and growth of juvenile swordfish, Xiphias gladius linnaeus, from the Mediterranean Sea. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 188:79-88.

Secor, D.H., J.M. Dean, F.W. Sessions, and T.A. Curtis. 1995. Early growth and survival of striped bass, Morone saxatilis (Walbaum), and it phenotypically similar hybrid (M. saxatilis X M. chrysops) using an otolith marking method. Aquaculture Res. 26:155-59.

Secor, D.H., J.M. Dean and S.E. Campana. 1995. Recent Developments in Fish Otolith Research. Proceedings of the First International Symposium. 762 pages. Belle W. Baruch Library in Marine Science, University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC. USA

Crabtree, R.E., E.C. Cyr., and J.M. Dean. 1995. Age and growth of tarpon Megalops atlanticus from south Florida waters. Fish. Bull. 93:619-628.

Dean, J.M., E. Cyr, P.S. Dean, I. Jehangeer, M. Nallee., 1991. The marlin fishery and its role in the economy of Mauritius. in: Proceedings of the 1990 congress on Coastal and Marine Tourism. Miller, M.L. and J. Auyong eds. Vol 1.379-382. NCRI-T-91-010, Newport, OR. 97365, USA.