DAVID S. PORTNOY

Teaching

  • Instructor: Biology 4590/Marine Biology 6590, Down the River: Biology of Gulf Coast Fishes. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, TX.

  • Instructor: Biology 4590/5590, Ecology and Evolution of Fishes. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, TX.

  • Instructor: Biology 4432/5432, Ichthyology. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, TX.

  • Instructor: Fisheries and Mariculture 5590/ Marine Biology 6590, Special Topics, Marine Genetics.  Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, TX.

  • Instructor: Wildlife and Fisheries Science 425, Marine Fisheries.  Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

  • Teaching Assistant: Marine Science 666, Ichthyology.  The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA.

  • Teaching Assistant: Biology 204, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology.  The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

  • Guest Lecturer: Genetics 302 H, Honors Genetics.  Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

  • Guest Lecturer: Marine Science 673, Marine Molecular Genetics.  The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA.

  • Mentor: Research Experience for Undergraduates Program.   The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA

Research Funding

  • 2014: Gulf of Mexico Research Institute. C-IMAGE-II, Genomics Component. Co-PIs, John R. Gold and David S Portnoy ($305,595.00)

  • 2014: Texas Parks and Wildlife.  Identification and delineation of critical shark nursery habitat surrounding Corpus Christi Bay. PI David S. Portnoy ($75,486.00)

  • 2014: Texas Parks and Wildlife. A Genetic Map of Southern Flounder (Paralichthys lethostogma). Co-PIs, John R Gold and David S. Portnoy ($47,580.00).

  • 2014: Cooperative Research Program. Genetic monitoring and stock structure of two large coastal sharks, using high throughput next-generation sequencing. Co-PIs, David S. Portnoy and John R. Gold, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi ($157,709).

  • 2014: Competitive State Wildlife Grant.  Relative abundance and trophic ecology of two sympatrically distributed Sphyrnids, the scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) and the recently discovered Carolina hammerhead (Sphyrna gilberti) within known nurseries off the East coast of the United States. Co-PIs, Bryan Frazier, David S. Portnoy and John R. Gold ($150,251).

  • 2014: On the brink yet under the radar: rapid conservation genetic assessment of the highly imperiled Rio Grande shiner (Notropis jemezanus) and development of management tools.  Co-PIs, Kevin W. Conway, David S. Portnoy and John R. Gold ($32,692).

  • 2012: Cooperative Research Program.  Stock structure of the smooth dogfish (Mustelus canis) in U.S waters.  Co-PIs, John R. Gold and David S. Portnoy, Texas A&M University ($95,744).

  • 2012: Cooperative Research Program.  Population genetic and demographic studies of three deep-water snapper species inside and outside of marine protected areas (MPAs) off the west coast of Puerto Rico.  Co-PIs, John R. Gold and David S. Portnoy, Texas A&M University ($189,878).

  • 2011: Cooperative Research Program.  Stock structure of finetooth shark (Carcharhinus isodon) in U.S. waters.  Co-PIs, John R. Gold and David S. Portnoy, Texas A&M University ($93,808).

  • 2010: Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program.  Population structure, gene flow and genetic demography of the blacknose shark (Carcharhinus acronotus) in U.S. waters and genetic marker development for the smooth dogfish (Mustelus canis).  Co-PIs, John R. Gold and David S. Portnoy, Texas A&M University ($240,463).

  • 2010: Cooperative Research Program.  Development of genetic markers for blacknose (Carcharhinus acronotus) and finetooth (Carcharhinus isodon) sharks.  Co-PIs, John R. Gold and David S. Portnoy, Texas A&M University ($86,419).

  • 2010: Cooperative Research Program.  Re-evaluation of reproductive biology and population structure of the blacknose shark Carcharhinus acronotus in U.S. waters.  CoPIs, James Gelsleichter University of North Florida, and David S. Portnoy, Texas A&M University ($12,362).

  • 2007: Lerner Gray Fund for Marine Research.  Using molecular markers and acoustic tagging to understand the reproductive biology of the sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus (Nardo 1827).  David S. Portnoy ($1,300).

  • 2006: VIMS Eastern Shore Student Grant.  Using molecular markers and acoustic tagging to understand reproductive periodicity and philopatry in the sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus.  David S. Portnoy ($3,788).

  • 2000: Prescott Fund for Marine Conservation Research. Reducing bycatch: exploring cod visual responses to nets.  Co-PIs, Caroly Shumway, Christopher Glass and David S. Portnoy ($10,000).

Awards

  • 2003: William J. Hargis, Jr. Fellowship Award ($1,100), The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA.

  • 2002-2005: School of Marine Science Fellowship (Tuition and Stipend- $80,000), The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

  • American Elasmobranch Society

  • American Fisheries Society

Peer-reviews

Aquatic Biology, Aquatic Living Resources, Biology Letters, Copeia, Canadian Journal of Fisheries Research, Endangered Species Research, Fisheries Research, Genetica, Heredity, Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development (editorial board member), Journal of Experimental Marine Biology, Journal of Fish Biology, Journal of Heredity, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Molecular Ecology, Molecular Ecology Resources, Southeastern Naturalist (guest subject editor)

 
 

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