Richard F. ShawRichard F. Shaw

Position: Associate Dean of Academics, CC&E and Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences

Phone: 225-578-3334
Fax: 225-578-6513
E-mail: rshaw@lsu.edu

Office: 1002Q Energy, Coast and Environment Building

Bachelor's Degree(s): B.S. Biology, Merrimack College, 1973
Ph.D.(s): Ph.D. Oceanography, University of Maine at Orono, 1981

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Larval/Juvenile Fish Habitat and Ecology

Biological/Fisheries Oceanography

Transport and Recruitment Mechanisms and Coastal-Estuarine Processes

Age, Growth and Mortality Analyses

Fisheries and Global Climate Change

Research Administration

CLASSES TAUGHT:

OCS 1005. Introduction to Oceanography; (3 credits)
OCS 4030. Techniques in Research Presentations (cxc); (1 credit)
OCS 4550. Biological Oceanography; (2 credits first year, 3 credits thereafter)
OCS 7311. Marine and Estuarine Plankton; (3 credits)
OCS/ENVS 4999 Contemporary Topics in Coastal Environmental Science:  A Capstone course (cxc) for our BS program; (1 credit)

AWARDS & HONORS:

1996:  Invited International Instructor, Program of Ecology, Fisheries and Oceanography of the Gulf of Mexico (EPOMEX), a joint program of the University of of Campeche and the National University of Mexico, “Research Methods and Administration of Shrimp and Lobster Fisheries” (an International Postgraduate Diploma Course) with Jorge A. Csirke (FAO, Rome).

1994:  Invited International Instructor, Program of Ecology, Fisheries and Oceanography of the Gulf of Mexico (EPOMEX), a joint program of the University of of Campeche and the National University of Mexico, “Tropical Fisheries Resources:  Ecology, Dynamics and Modeling” (an International Postgraduate Diploma Course) with Daniel Pauley (ICLARM, Philippines).

1993: Invited International Instructor, Program of Ecology, Fisheries and Oceanography of the Gulf of Mexico (EPOMEX), a joint program of the University of of Campeche and the National University of Mexico, “Tropical Fisheries Resources:  Recruitment Processes” (an International Postgraduate Diploma Course) with Daniel Pauley (ICLARM, Philippines).

1980:  National Science Foundation RIAS Award

1980:  Sigma Xi Student Award

1979:  National Science Foundation RIAS Award

1978:  Migratory Fish Research Institute Student Award

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SERVICE ACTIVITIES:

American Fisheries Society

American Geophysical Union

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

Estuarine Research Federation

International Society of Mangrove Federation

Louisiana Wildlife Biologists Association

Southeastern Fishes Council

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

2016. Shepard, J., D.S. Benoit, K.M. Halanych, M.  Cannon, R.F. Shaw, and C.W. Wilson.  Guest Editors.  Special Issue on CoMRI:  Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science.  Oceanography.  29(3):, 232 p.

2016.  Shepard, J., D.S. Benoit, K.M. Halanych, M.  Cannon, R.F. Shaw, and C.W. Wilson.  Introduction to the Special Issue:  An Overview of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.  Oceanography 29(3):26-32.

2016. Kupchik, M.J. and Shaw, R.F.   Age, growth and recruitment from otolith microstructure for larval and early juvenile Atlantic croaker (Micropogonios undulotus) determined from analysis of otolith microstructure.  Fish Bull.  114(1):18-33.

2015.  Kupchik, M.J. and Shaw, R.F.   Age, growth and recruitment from otolith microstructure for larval and early juvenile Atlantic croaker (Micropogonios undulotus).  Fish. Bull. 114:(1):18-33,

2011.  Weeks, E., C. Li, H. Roberts, R.F. Shaw, and N. Walker.  A comparison of an unmanned survey vessel manned vessels for nearshore tidal current and transport measurements.  J. Mar. Tech. Soc.  45(5):71-77.

Cowan, J.H., Jr., C.B. Grimes, and R.F. Shaw. 2008. Life history, history, hysteresis, and habitat changes in Louisiana coastal ecosystem. Bull. Mar. Sci. 83(1):197-215.

Shaw, R.F., J.S. Cope, G.J. Holt, A. Ropke, S. Thorrold, J.G. Ditty, T.W. Farooqi, and J. Rooker. 2008. Comparison of plankton catch by three light-trap designs in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Gulf Mexico Sci. (1):1-11.

Diop, H., W.R. Keithly, Jr., R.F. Kazmierczak, Jr., and R.F. Shaw. 2008. Relationship between early life stages of Louisiana white shrimp and subsequent landings. in J.J. Nielson, J. Dodson, K. Friedland, T. Hamon, N. Hughes, J. Musick, and E. Verspoor (eds). Reconciling fisheries with conservation: Proceedings of the 4th World Fisheries Congress, Bethesda, MD. American Fisheries Society Symposium 49:1387-1396.

Diop, H., W.R. Keithly, R.F. Kazmierczak, Jr., and R.F. Shaw. 2007. Predicting the abundance of white shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus) from environmental parameters and previous life stages. Fisheries Research 86:31-41.

Diop, H., W.R. Keithly, Jr., R.F. Kazmierczak, Jr., and R.F. Shaw. 2005. Predicting white shrimp, Penaeus setiferus, abundance based on ecosystem parameters and previous life stages. Proc. Gulf Caribbean Fish. Inst. 56:549-557.

Ditty, J.G., T.W. Farooqi, and R.F. Shaw. 2005. Chapter 3. Clupeidae: Sardines and Herrings. Pp. 73-100. in W.J. Richards (ed). Early Stages of Atlantic Fishes: An Identification Guide for the Western Central North Atlantic. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL. 2640 pp.

Farooqi, T.W., J.G. Ditty, and R.F. Shaw. 2005. Chapter 4. Engraulidae: Anchovies.Pp. 101-127. in W.J. Richards (ed). Early Stages of Atlantic Fishes: An Identification Guide for the Western Central North Atlantic. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL. 2640 pp.

Ditty, J.G., T.W. Farooqi, and R.F. Shaw. 2005. Chapter 27. Order Aulopiformes: Suborder Synodontidea: Aulopidea and Synodontidae. Pp. 301-323. in W.J. Richards (ed). Early Stages of Atlantic Fishes: An Identification Guide for the Western Central North Atlantic. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL. 2640 pp.

Lindquist, D.C., R.F. Shaw, and T.W. Farooqi. 2005. Chaper 45. Melanonidae: Pelagic Cods, Arrowtails. Pp. 629-631. in W.J. Richards (ed). Early Stages of Atlantic Fishes: An Identification Guide for the Western Central North Atlantic. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL. 2640 pp.

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

In Press:  Kupechik, M.J. and R.F. Shaw.  Effects of recruitment through the coastal boundry layer on growth and otolith microstructure of larval Gulf Menhaden (Brevoortia patronus).  Fish. Bull.