Graduate Students’ Publications



  • 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.


  • 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:


  • McAndrew, B., Ahn, C., Brooks, J. 2016. Effects of herbaceous plant diversity on water physicochemistry in created mesocosms wetlands. Journal of Freshwater Ecology,
    DOI: 10.1080/02705060.2016.1248504 (published online)
  • McAndrew B., Ahn C., Spooner J. 2016. Sediment and nitrogen capture performance of a floating treatment wetland for sustainable stormwater management in an urban environment – the case of the Rain Project. Sustainability 8 (10), 972;
    DOI: 10.3390/su8100972
  • Korol, A., Ahn, C., and Noe G. 2016. Richness, biomass, and nutrient content of a wetland macrophyte community affect soil nitrogen cycling in a diversity-ecosystem functioning experiment. Ecological Engineering 95: 252-265.
  • Crerar, L.D., Freeman, E.W., Domning, D.P. and Parsons, E.C.M. 2016. Illegal trade of marine mammal bone exposed: simple test identifies bones of “mermaid ivory” or Steller’s sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas). Frontiers in Marine Science 3: 272. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00272
  • Collins, Elizabeth S., Morgan R. Gostel, and Andrea Weeks. ” An Expanded Nuclear Phylogenomic PCR Toolkit for Sapindales.” Applications in Plant Sciences 4.12 (2016): 1600078.
  • Cigliano, J.A., Bauer, A., Draheim, M.M., Foley, M., Lundquist, C.J., McCarthy, J.B., Patterson, K.W., Wright, A.J. and Parsons, E.C.M. 2016. The Kraken in the Aquarium: questions that aren’t being asked but urgently need to be addressed in order to advance marine conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science 3: 174. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00174
  • Korol, A., Ahn, C., and Noe G. 2016. Richness, biomass, and nutrient content of a wetland macrophyte community affect soil nitrogen cycling in a diversity-ecosystem functioning experiment. Ecological Engineering 95: 252-265.
  • O’Bryhim. J.R., Parsons, E.C.M. and Lance, S.L. (2017) Forensic species identification of elasmobranch products sold in Costa Rican markets. Fisheries Research 186: 144-150.
  • Golden Kroner, R. E., R. Krithivasan, and M. B. Mascia. 2016. Effects of protected area downsizing on habitat fragmentation in Yosemite National Park (USA), 1864 – 2014. Ecology and Society 21(3):22.
  • Akerlof, K. L., Rowan, K. E., La Porte, T., Batten, B. K., Ernst, H., & Sklarew, D. M. (2016). Risky business: Engaging the public on sea level rise and inundation. Environmental Science & Policy. (In Press)
  • Favaro, B., Oester, S., Cigliano, J.A., Cornick, L., Hind, E., Parsons, E.C.M. and Woodbury, T.J. 2016. Your science conference should have a code of conduct. Frontiers in Marine Science 3: 103. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00103.
  • O’Bryhim, J.R., Parsons, E.C.M., Gilmore, M.P. and Lance, S. 2016. Evaluating support for shark conservation among artisanal fishing communities in Costa Rica. Marine Policy 71: 1-9.
  • Korol, A., Ahn, C., 2016. Dominance by an obligate annual affects the morphological characteristics and biomass production of a planted wetland macrophyte community, Journal of Plant Ecology 9:187-200: 1-14.
  • Cella, E.L., Parsons, E.C.M., & Rockwood, L.L. 2016. Non-governmental organizations and government agencies lead in cultivating positive sea turtle conservation attitudes. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 21(5).
    doi: 10.1080/10871209.2016.1171933
  • Hawkins MTR, Leonard JA, Helgen KM, McDonough MM, Rockwood LL, & Maldonado JE. 2016. Evolutionary history of endemic Sulawesi squirrels constructed from UCEs and mitogenomes sequenced from museum specimens. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 16: 1–16. doi: 10.1186/s12862-016-0650-z
  • Sitar, A. , May-Collado, L.J. , Wright, A.J., Peters-Burton, E., Rockwood, L., & Parsons, E.C.M. 2016. Boat operators in Bocas del Toro, Panama display low levels of compliance with national whale-watching regulations. Marine Policy 68: 221-228.
  • Peredo, C.M. and Mark D. Uhen, M.D. 2016. Exploration of marine mammal paleogeography in the Northern Hemisphere over the Cenozoic using beta diversity. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 449: 227–235.
  • Crerar, L., Parsons, E.C.M. and Domning, D. 2016. Serendipity in research—investigation into illegal wildlife trade discovers a new population of Steller’s sea cows. Biology Letters 12(2): 20150670, 1-2.