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Recent Presentations (2010+)

Smith, B.E., Smith, L.A. Revisiting functional responses: Insight from a multi-guild, Bayesian approach for the NW Atlantic. ICES Annual Science Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, September 18-21, 2017.

Smith, B.E., Smith, L.A. Metadata, Products, and Services of the Food Web Dynamics Program. NOAA Ecosystems Science Review, Woods Hole, MA, June 6-8, 2016.

Smith, B.E., Ford, M., and Link, J.S. Bloom or bust: synchrony in jelly abundance, fish consumption, benthic scavenger abundance, and climate across a continental shelf. 145th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Portland, OR, August 16-20, 2015.

Rowe, S. and Smith, B.E. Food web ecology of Citharichthys arctifrons, Gulf Stream flounder in the northwest Atlantic. 14th Flatfish Biology Conference, Westbrook, CT, December 3-4, 2014.

Smith, B.E. Overview and metadata of the Food Web Dynamics Program: Modeling consumption for use in fish stock assessments. Prey Consumption Workshop, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, September 12, 2014.

Smith, B.E. and Lucey, S.M.* Using fish diets as ecosystem indicators: are fish feeding down the food web on Georges Bank? 144th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Quebec City, Canada, August 17-21, 2014. *Presenter.

Smith, B.E. and Rowe, S.* Temporal trends in forage fish availability and predation in the northwest Atlantic with ties to climate change. 144th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Quebec City, Canada, August 17-21, 2014. *Presenter.

Lowe, M., Lawson, G., Fogarty, M., Link, J., and Smith, B. Using trophic interactions to better understand the ecology of latent resources of the northwest Atlantic shelf break ecosystem. 144th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Quebec City, Canada, August 17-21, 2014.

Lipsky, C., Smith, B., Rowe, S., Sheehan, T., and O’Malley, M. Groundfish predation on diadromous fish in the Gulf of Maine. Atlantic Salmon Ecosystems Forum, Orono, Maine, January 8-9, 2014.

Smith, B.E., and Rowe, S. Temporal trends in pelagic communities and forage fish removals: Connections between zooplankton, Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus), and herring consumption across the northeast U.S. continental shelf. ICES Annual Science Conference 2013, Reykjavik, Iceland, September 23-27, 2013.

Richardson, D.E., Palmer, M.C., and Smith, B.E. The influence of forage fish abundance on the aggregation of Gulf of Maine Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and their catchability in the fishery. ICES Annual Science Conference 2013, Reykjavik, Iceland, September 23-27, 2013.

Smith, B.E. and Link, J.S. The Presence of Gelatinous Zooplankton in the Diets of Fishes of the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf: Trends in Shelf-wide Feeding and Consumptive Removals. 2012 Annual Meeting of the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), Hiroshima, Japan, October 2012.

Rowe, S. and Smith, B.E. Sea Scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) Predation on the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf: Trends in Groundfish Feeding Habits. 2012 Symposium of the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists, New Bedford, MA, June 2012.

Pitchford, S., Smith, B.E., Stiles, S., Brown, C., and McBride, R.S. Using Molecular Techniques to Identify Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) Remains in Spiny Dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Stomach Contents. 2012 Winter Meeting of the Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Narragansett, RI, January 2012.

Smith, B.E., Collie, J.S., and Lengyel, N. Chronic Bottom Fishing, the Invasive Ascidian Didemnum vexillum, and Demersal Fish Feeding: The "pros" and "cons" of habitat alteration on northern Georges Bank. 141st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Seattle, WA, September 2011.

Mehaffie, N.C., Sutton, S.E., Smith, B.E., Link, J.S., and Miller, T.J. Quantifying the Contribution of Diadromous Species to the Diets of Marine Predators in the Gulf of Maine. 141st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Seattle, WA, September 2011.

Sutton, S.E., Smith, B.E., Link, J.S., McDermott, S., and Mehaffie, N. Predation on Diadromous Fishes in the Northwest Atlantic: Finding a Needle in a Haystack of Groundfish Stomachs. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Summer Meeting, Old Lyme, CT, June 2011.

Smith, B.E., Dayton, J., McElroy, D., Towle, E., and McBride, R.S. The Seasonal and Spatial Variability of Flatfish Feeding Habits on the Northeast US Continental Shelf: Preliminary Insights from Cooperative Research. 12th Flatfish Biology Conference, Westbrook, CT, December 2010.

Smith, B.E., Collie, J.S., and Lengyel, N. The Effects of the Invasive Ascidian: Didemnum vexillum on the Benthic Macrofauna and Feeding Habits of Winter Flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) on Northern Georges Bank. 12th Flatfish Biology Conference, Westbrook, CT, December 2010.

Smith, B.E., Collie, J.S., and Lengyel, N. The Effects of the Invasive Ascidian Didemnum vexillum on Northern Georges Bank: From Benthic Macrofauna to Demersal Fish Diets. 140th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2010.

Link, J.S., Smith, B.E., McElroy, D., McBride, R.S., Hauser, J., Sosebee, K., and O'Connell, C. The Trophic Role of Assorted Skate and Dogfish Species in the Northwest Atlantic Ecosystem. 2010 Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Providence, RI, July 2010.

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