F. Joel Fodrie

F. Joel Fodrie

Professor, IMS

(252) 726-6841 ext. 149
(252) 726-2426
3431 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557

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Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD), Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, 2006
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., Biology and History, 1999

Research Interests

Coastal and Estuarine Ecology

  • Fish and bivalve population ecology
  • Connectivity of marine populations and ecosystems
  • Trophic interactions in estuarine communities
  • Ecosystem service delivery of biogenic habitats
  • Long-term community patterns

Selected Publications

McCann, MJ, KW Able, RR Christian, FJ Fodrie, OP Jensen, J Johnson PC López-Duarte, CW Martin, JA Olin, MJ Polito, BJ Roberts, and SL Ziegler (in press) Key taxa in food web responses to stressors: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Yeager, LA, DA Keller, TR Burns, A Pool, and FJ Fodrie (2016) Threshold effects of habitat fragmentation on fish diversity at landscapes scales. Ecology 97: 2157–2166.

Gittman, RK, FJ Fodrie, AM Popowich, DA Keller, JF Bruno, CA Currin, CH Peterson, and MF Piehler (2015) Engineering away our natural defenses: an analysis of shoreline hardening in the United States. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13: 301–307. *Research featured in Science (special section on Oceans and Climate): Popkin, G. (2015) Breaking the waves. Science 350: 756-759.

Fodrie, FJ, LA Yeager, JH Grabowski, CA Layman, GD Sherwood, and MD Kenworthy (2015) Measuring individuality in habitat use across complex landscapes: approaches, constraints, and implications for assessing resource specialization. Oecologia 178: 75-87.

Fodrie, FJ, KW Able, F Galvez, KL Heck Jr, OP Jensen, PC López-Duarte, CW Martin, RE Turner, and A Whitehead (2014) Integrating organismal and population responses of estuarine fishes in Macondo spill research. BioScience 64: 778-788.

Rodriguez, AB, FJ Fodrie, JT Ridge#, NL Lindquist, EJ Theuerkauf, SE Coleman, JH Grabowski, MC Brodeur#, RK Gittman, DA Keller, and MD Kenworthy (2014) Oyster reefs can outpace sea-level rise. Nature Climate Change 4: 493-497.

Powers, SP, FJ Fodrie, SB Scyphers, JM Drymon, RL Shipp, and GW Stunz (2013) Gulf-wide decreases in the size of large coastal sharks documented by generations of fishermen. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 5: 93-102. *Awarded Marine and Coastal Fisheries Best Paper of 2013