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Kenneth W. Able

Rutgers University

Rutgers University Marine Field Station

800 c/o 132 Great Bay Boulevard
Tuckerton, NJ  08087  

able@marine.rutgers.edu

Project List:

Coastal Waters Consortium II (CWC II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead

Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 5

2017

McCann, M. J., Able, K. W., Christian, R. R., Fodrie, F. J., Jensen, O. P., Johnson, J. J., et al. (2017). Key taxa in food web responses to stressors: theDeepwater Horizonoil spill. Front Ecol Environ, 15(3), 142–149.
Vastano, A. R., Able, K. W., Jensen, O. P., López-Duarte, P. C., Martin, C. W., & Roberts, B. J. (2017). Age validation and seasonal growth patterns of a subtropical marsh fish: The Gulf Killifish, Fundulus grandis. Environ Biol Fish, 100(10), 1315–1327.

2016

López-Duarte, P. C., Fodrie, F. J., Jensen, O. P., Whitehead, A., Galvez, F., Dubansky, B., et al. (2016). Is Exposure to Macondo Oil Reflected in the Otolith Chemistry of Marsh-Resident Fish? PLoS ONE, 11(9), e0162699.

2015

Able, K. W., Lopez-Duarte, P. C., Fodrie, F. J., Jensen, O., Martin, C. W., Roberts, B. J., et al. (2015). Fish Assemblages in Louisiana Salt Marshes: Effects of the Macondo Oil Spill. Estuaries and Coasts, 38(5), 1385–1398.

2014

Fodrie, F. J., Able, K. W., Galvez, F., Heck, K. L., Jensen, O. P., Lopez-Duarte, P. C., et al. (2014). Integrating Organismal and Population Responses of Estuarine Fishes in Macondo Spill Research. BioScience, 64(9), 778–788.

Conference Presentations - 19

2017

Lopez-Duarte, P., Able, K., Fodrie, J., Martin, C. M., Noji, C., Olin, J., et al. (2017). Quantifying Trophic Interactions in Louisiana Salt Marshes by Combining Stomach Content, Stable Isotope, and Fatty Acid Approaches. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Vastano, A. R., Able, K. W., Jensen, O. P., Lopez-Duarte, P. C., Martin, C. W., & Roberts, B. J. (2017). Age and Growth of a Subtropical Marsh Fish: The Gulf Killifish, Fundulus grandis. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.

2016

Fodrie, J., Able, K., Galvez, F., Heck Jr., K., Jensen, O., Lopez-Duarte, P., et al. (2016). Reconciling Organismal Versus Population Responses of Estuarine Fishes to the Macondo Oil Spill – a 5-Year Update. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Lopez-Duarte, P., Able, K., Fodrie, J., McCann, M., Melara, S., Noji, C., et al. (2016). Estimating predator-prey relationships in Louisiana salt marshes: a combination of stomach content, stable isotope, and fatty acid analysis. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
López-Duarte, P. C., Fodrie, F. J., Jensen, O., & Able, K. W. (2016). Application of otolith microchemistry to understand utilization of subhabitats by salt marsh fishes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
McCann, M., Jensen, O., Able, K., Christian, R., Fodrie, J., Johnson, J. J., et al. (2016). Using a food web network model to understand vulnerability of Gulf of Mexico salt marsh food webs to oiling. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Vastano, A. R., Able, K. W., Jensen, O. P., López-Duarte, P. C., Martin, C. W., & Roberts, B. J. (2016). Age and Growth of a Subtropical Marsh Fish: The Gulf Killifish, Fundulus grandis. In Mid-Atlantic Chapter, American Fisheries Society. Bordentown, NJ : 10/27/16-10/28/16: Poster.

2015

López-Duarte, P. C., Fodrie, F. J., Jensen, O., & Able, K. W. (2015). Evaluating otolith microchemistry as a method to distinguish habitat-use patterns in marsh-resident fish. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Martin, C. W., Jensen, O. P., Able, K. W., Fodrie, F. J., Lopez-Duarte, P. C., & Roberts, B. J. (2015). High Site Fidelity of the Gulf Killifish (Fundulus grandis) in Northern Gulf of Mexico Marshes: An Empirical Approach to Help Address Oil Effects. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Rabalais, N., Able, K., Bernhard, A., Besonen, M., Engel, A., Fodrie, F., et al. (2015). CWC-II Principal Investigators and Research Plan, CWC-II poster. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Rabalais, N. N., Able, K. W., Bernhard, A. E., Brown, K. M., Crandall, K. A., Engel, A. S., et al. (2015). CWC-I Plenary Presentation. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.

2014

Able, K. W., Lopez-Duarte P.C., Fodrie F.J., Jensen, O., Martin, C. W., Roberts B.J., et al. (2014). Fish Assemblages In Louisiana Salt Marshes: Effects Of The Macondo Oil Spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
López-Duarte, P. C., Fodrie, F. J., Jensen, O. P., Whitehead, A., Galvez, F., Dubansky, B., et al. (2014). Looking For Evidence Of Oil Exposure In Fish Otoliths: Comparison With Genomic And Physiological Responses. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Martin, C. W., Able, K. W., Lopez-Duarte, P. C., Fodrie, F. J., & Jensen, O. (2014). Behavi response of marsh nekton to Macondo oil. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Martin, C. W., Able, K. W., Lopez-Duarte, P. C., Fodrie, F. J., & Jensen, O. (2014). Behavi response of marsh nekton to Macondo oil. In Benthic Ecology Meeting, Jacksonville, FL. Jacksonville, FL - 03/19/2014 - 03/22/2014.
Martin, C. W., Able, K. W., Lopez-Duarte, P. C., Fodrie, F. J., Jensen, O., & Roberts, B. J. (2014). High Site Fidelity of the Gulf Killifish (Fundulus grandis) in Northern Gulf of Mexico Marshes: An Empirical Approach to Help Address Oil Effects. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Lopez-Duarte, P., Fodrie, J., Jensen, O., Filosa, C., Halbert, S., O'Connor, K., et al. (2013). Oil Spill Effects on Salt Marsh Fish Assemblages: Selection of Appropriate Indicator Species. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Lopez-Duarte, P., Fodrie, J., Jensen, O., Whitehead, A., Galvez, F., Dubansky, B., et al. (2013). Can Exposure to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill be Detected in Marsh Fish Otoliths? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Valenti, J., Lopez-Duarte, P., & Able, K. (2013). BP Oil Spill Effects on the Abundance and Composition of Louisiana Marsh Fishes. In Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Tuckerton, NJ, Antofagasta, Chile, November 12, 2013, 2013: Poster.