Graduate Students’ Publications


  • Naylor, W. and Parsons, E.C.M. (2019). An international online survey on public attitudes towards the keeping of whales and dolphins in captivity. Tourism in Marine Environments 14(3): 133-142.
  • Gleason, C. and Parsons, E.C.M. (2019). Recent advances in whale-watching research: 2018-2019. Tourism in Marine Environments 14(3): 194-210.
  • Brown, D., Sieswerda, P.L. and Parsons, E.C.M. (2019). Potential encounters between humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and vessels in the apex of the New York Bight, USA. Marine Policy 107, art. 103527: 1-8.
  • Draheim, M.M., Parsons, E.C.M., Crate, S.A. and Rockwood, L. 2019. Perspectives on the management of urban coyotes. Journal of Urban Ecology 5(1), art. juz003: 1-13.
  • Fazio, J., Freeman, E.W., Bauer, E. Rockwood, L. and Parsons, E.C.M. 2019. Evaluation of management in North American zoos to enhance breeding success of the fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) ex situ population. Zoo Biology 38(2): 189-199.
  • Shah, A. and Parsons, E.C.M. 2019. Lower concern about “biodiversity” in members of the public in Washington DC area, than “wilderness”, “natural places” and key charismatic megafauna and/or charismatic habitats. Applied Environmental Education & Communication 18(1): 79-80.
  • Sitar Soller, A.S.M. and Parsons, E.C.M. 2019. More evidence of unsustainable dolphin-watching practices in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 24(3): 293-295.
  • Adebola, T., Mutsert, K. de, 2019. Investigating Fishing Impacts in Nigerian Coastal Waters Using Marine Trophic Index Analyses. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 11, 287–294.
  • Dahood, A., Watters, G.M., and K. de Mutsert. 2019. Using sea-ice to calibrate a dynamic trophic model for the Western Antarctic Peninsula. PLoS ONE 14(4): e0214814.
  • Adebola, T. and K. de Mutsert. 2019. Spatial simulation of redistribution of fishing effort in Nigerian coastal waters using Ecospace. Ecosphere 10(3): 1-16. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2623
  • Schlick, C. J. C. and K. de Mutsert. 2019. Growth of adult river herring that spawn in tributaries of the Potomac River in Northern Virginia. Fishery Bulletin 117(1-2): 59-69.
  • Adebola, T. and K. de Mutsert. 2019. Comparative network analyses for Nigerian coastal waters using two Ecopath models developed for the years 1985 and 2000. Fisheries Research 213: 33-41.
  • Carpenter, A. December 2018. Exploration of Local Sea Level Rise Planning Public Perceptions. Journal of Mason Graduate Research, 6(1), 1-37. DOI: 10.13021/G8jmgr.v6i1.2382


  • Gleason, C. and Parsons, E.C.M. 2018. To educate or not to educate: how the lack of education programs on whale-watching vessels can impact whale conservation and tourism in the Dominican Republic. Tourism in Marine Environments 13(2-3): 155-164.
  • Gleason, C. and Parsons, E.C.M. (2018). An initial review of whalewatching guidelines for endangered and critically endangered cetaceans. Journal of Cetacean Research & Management 13(2-3): 155-164.
  • Naylor, W. and Parsons, E.C.M. (2018). An online survey of public knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions towards whales and dolphins, and their conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science 5: 153. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00153
  • Parsons, E.C.M. and Brown, D. (2018). Recent advances in whale-watching research: 2016-2017. Tourism in Marine Environments 13(1): 41-51.
  • Tesfaw, A.T., Pfaff, A., Golden Kroner, R.E., Qin, S., Medeiros, R., and Mascia, M.B. 2018. Land use and land cover change shape the sustainability and impacts of protected areas. PNAS:201716462.
  • Brown, D., Robbins, J., Sieswerda, P.L., Schoelkopf, R., and Parsons, E.C.M. (2018). Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) sightings in the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary. Marine Mammal Science 34(1): 250-257.
  • Advait M. Jukar, S. Kathleen Lyons, Mark D. Uhen. 2018. A cranial correlate of body mass in roboscideans. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society zlx108.


  • Klocke B., M. Becker, J. Lewis, R.C. Fleischer, C.R. Muletz-Wolz, L. Rockwood, A.A. Aguirre and B. Gratwicke. 2017. Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans not detected in U.S. survey of pet salamanders. Scientific Reports 7: 13132 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-13500-2.
  • Schwartz, K.R., Parsons, E.C.M., Rockwood, L. and Wood, T.C. (2017). Integrating in-situ and ex-situ data management processes for biodiversity conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 5: 120. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00120
  • Oester, S., Cigliano, J.A., Hind-Ozan, E.J., and Parsons, E.C.M. 2017. Why conferences matter – an example from the International Marine Conservation Congress. Frontiers in Marine Science 4: 257. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00257
  • Sardelis, S., Oester, S., and Liboiron, M. 2017. Ten strategies to reduce gender inequality at scientific conferences. Frontiers in Marine Science 4: 231. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00231.
  • Parsons, E.C.M. and Brown, D.M. 2017. From hunting to watching: human interactions with cetaceans. In: Marine Mammal Welfare (Ed. A. Butterworth), 67-90. Springer International, Cham, Switzerland.
  • Rose, N.A., Snusz, G.H., Brown, D.M., and Parsons, E.C.M. 2017. Improving captive marine mammal welfare in the United States: science-based recommendations for improved regulatory requirements for captive marine mammal care. International Journal of wildlife Law & Policy 20(1): 1-35.
  • Parsons, E.C.M. and Brown, D. 2017. Recent advances in whale-watching research: 2015-2016. Tourism in Marine Environments 12(2): 125-137.
  • Sitar, A., May-Collado, L.J., Wright, A.J., Peters-Burton, E., Rockwood, L. and Parsons, E.C.M. 2017. Tourists’ perspectives on dolphin-watching in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Tourism in Marine Environments 12(2): 79-94.
  • Mary M. Means, Changwoo Ahn, Gregory B. Noe. 2017. Planting richness affects the recovery of vegetation and soil processes in constructed wetlands following disturbance. Science of The Total Environment, 579: 1366-1378. DOI: