I study population connectivity in marine shellfish. These populations are often the key components of important ecological processes (sediment stabilization or water filtration), and are also the basis of many coastal fisheries and aquaculture systems. My research examines how changes in water temperature and ocean circulation are and will continue to change the connectivity and population dynamics in these populations, ultimately playing a role in the stability of these populations as human food resources.
Shinn, J. P., D. M. Munroe, & J. A. (2021). Fish’s-eye-view: Shellfish farms as marine habitat in New Jersey. Aquaculture Environment Interactions. In press. DOI: 10.3354/aei00407
Borsetti, S., P. R. Hollyman, & D. M. Munroe. (2021). Using a sclerochronological approach to determine a climate-growth relationship for waved whelk, Buccinum undatum, in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 252: 107255. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107255
Acquafredda, M., X. Guo, & D. M. Munroe. (2021). Exploring the feasibility of selectively breeding farmed Atlantic surfclams Spisula solidissima for greater heat tolerance. North American Journal of Aquaculture, 83, 3-14. DOI: 10.1002/naaq.10168
Mann, R., E. N. Powell, & D. M. Munroe. (2020). The case of the 'missing' Arctic bivalves and the walrus: The biggest [overlooked] clam fishery on the planet. Journal of Shellfish Research, 39 (3), 501-509. DOI: 10.2983/035.039.0301
Hart, D. R., D. M. Munroe, J. C. Caracappa, D. Haidvogel, B. V. Shank, D. B. Rudders, J. M. Klinck, E. E. Hofmann, & E. N. Powell. (2020). Spillover of sea scallops from rotational closures in the Mid-Atlantic Bight (United States). ICES Journal of Marine Science, 77 (5), 1992-2002. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsaa099