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  • Owen, B., B.N. Tissot and D. Leighton. 2015. Abalone without holes: a photo iconography and study of a rare morphological variant of Haliotis (Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda). Festivus 47: 125-135.

  • Munday, E., B.N. Tissot, J. Heidel and T. Miller-Morgan. 2015. Effects of venting and decompression on mortality and sublethal effects in yellow tangs caught for the aquarium trade. PeerJ 3: 756.

  • Friedlander, A., K. Stamoulis, J. Kittinger, J. Drazen and B.N. Tissot. 2014. Understanding the scale of marine protection in Hawai‘i: from community-based management to the remote northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument. Adv. Mar. Biol. Chapter 5, 69: 53-204.

  • Grorud-Colvert, K., K. Claudet, B.N. Tissot, J. Caselle, M.H. Carr, J. Day, A. Friedlander, S.E. Lester, T. Lison de Loma, D. Malone and W.J. Walsh. 2014. Marine protected area networks: assessing whether the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. PLoS One.

  • Stevenson, T.C. and B.N. Tissot. 2014. Current trends in the analysis of marine resource co-management arrangements in coral reef ecosystems: a social-ecological systems perspective. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 7: 134-139.

  • Calado, R., C. Leal, C.M. Vaz, C. Brown, R. Rosa, T.C. Stevenson, C.H. Cooper and B.N. Tissot. 2014. Caught in the Act: how the U.S. Lacey Act can hamper the fight against cyanide fishing in tropical coral reefs. Conservation letters.

  • Stevenson, T. and B.N. Tissot. 2013. Evaluating Marine Protected Areas for Managing Marine Resource Conflict in Hawaii. Marine Policy 39: 215-223.

  • Stevenson, T.C., B.N. Tissot and W.J. Walsh. 2013. Socioeconomic Consequences of Fishing Displacement from Marine Protected Areas in Hawaii. Biol. Conservation 160: 50-58.

  • Fox, H., K. Haisfield, T. Stevenson, B.N. Tissot, W. Walsh and I. Williams. 2012. Influences of oceanographic and meteorological features on reef fish recruitment in Hawai’i. Mar Ecol. Prog Ser 463: 259-272.

  • Ortiz, D.M. and B.N. Tissot. 2012. Evaluating ontogenetic patterns of habitat use by reef fish in relation to the effectiveness of marine protected areas in West Hawaii. J. Mar. Biol. Ecol 432-33: 83-93.

  • Stevenson, T. and B.N. Tissot. 2011. Fisher behaviour influences catch productivity and selectivity in West Hawaii's aquarium fishery. CES J. Mar. Sci. 68: 813-822.

  • Tissot, B.N., B. Best, E. Borneman, A. Bruckner, C. Cooper, H. D'Agnes, T. Fitzgerald, A. Leland, A. Amos, R. Sumaila, T. Telecky, F. McGilvray, B. Plankis, A. Rhyne, G. Roberts, B. Starkhouse and T. Stevenson. 2010. How US Ocean Policy and Market Power Can Reform the Coral Reef Wildlife Trade. Marine Policy 34: 1385-1388.

  • Newman, M., B.N. Tissot and G. VanBlaricom. 2010. Overall status and threats assessment of black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii Leach, 1814) populations in California. J. Shellfish Res 29: 577-586.

  • Christie, M., B.N. Tissot, M. Albins, J. Beets, Y. Jia, D. Ortiz, S. Thompson and M. Hixon. 2010. Larval Connectivity in an Effective Network of Marine Protected Areas. PLoS One 5.

  • Williams, I., W. Walsh, B. Tissot and L. Hallacher. 2006. Impact of observers' experience level on counts of fishes in underwater visual surveys. Marine Ecology Progress Series: 185-191.

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Educational Background

  • 1991 – Ph.D, Oregon State University (Zoology)

  • 1985 – MS, Univ. of California Irvine (Ecology/Evolution)

  • 1980 – BS, Cal Poly State Univ., San Luis Obispo (Biological Science)

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  • Benthic Habitats in Bering Sea Submarine Canyons

  • Global change in a local context: Partners in discovery of the Columbia river watershed

  • Ecology and Fishing Impacts on Aquarium Fishes on Mesophotic Reefs in Hawaii

  • Improving Management of Hawaii’s Marine Aquarium Fishery through Evaluation of Ecological and Socioeconomic Indicators

  • Effects of venting, decompression, transport and holding on coral reef fish in the aquarium trade in Hawaii

  • Distribution of deep-water coral and sponge habitats off Washington and Oregon and their functional links to demersal fishes

  • Modernization of the Humboldt State University Marine Laboratory Seawater System

  • Multiple stressor effects of ocean acidification and hypoxia on behavior, physiology, and gene expression of temperate reef fishes

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Positions & Honors

  • 2013 – Institutional Representative, Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystems Climate

  • 2013 – Red Abalone SAC, California Ocean Science Trust

  • 2012-13 – Rising Tide SAC, Sea World

  • 2010--13 – Maui Coral Reef Recovery Team, Maui Nui Marine Resource Council

  • 2010-12 – Cascade Head Community Team, Oregon Dept. Fish & Wildlife

  • 2004-06 – Black Abalone ESA SAC, NOAA Protected Species Program

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Beets, J – University of Hawaii - Hilo

  • Borkstedt, E – NOAA Fisheries

  • Bowlby, E – Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary

  • Christy, P – Univ. Washington

  • Clarke, E – NOAA Fisheries

  • Hixon, M – University of Hawaii

  • Love, M – Univ. California Santa Barbara

  • Starr, R – California Sea Grant Extension

  • Wakefield, W – NOAA Fisheries

  • Walsh, W – Hawaii Division Aquatic Resources

  • Yoklavich, M – NOAA Fisheries

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