James H. Cowan, Jr.James H. Cowan, Jr.

Position: Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences

Phone: 225-578-9400

Fax: 225-578-6513

E-mail: jhcowan@lsu.edu

Office: 2247 Energy, Coast and Environment Building

Bachelor's Degree(s): B.S. Old Dominion University, 1976

Master's Degrees(s): M.S. Old Dominion University, 1981

Ph.D.(s): Ph.D. Louisiana State University, 1985



Research Interests:

Fisheries ecology, biological and fisheries oceanography, biometrics

Classes Taught:

OCS 4372. Estuarine Ecology
OCS 7100. Special Topics in Marine Sciences: Fisheries Techniques
Fisheries Recruitment Oceanography
Fish and Crustacean Ecology

Selected Publications:

Sanchez-Gil, P., A. Yanez-Arancibia, C.A. Wilson, and J.H. Cowan, Jr. 2008. Ecological and biological strategies of Etropus crossotus and Citharichthys spilopterus (Pleuronectiformes: Paralichthydae) related to the estuarine plume, Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Sea Research 59:173-185.

de Mutsert, K., J.H. Cowan, Jr., T.E. Essington, and R. Hilborn. 2008. Re-analyses of Gulf of Mexico fisheries data: landings can be misleading in assessments of fisheries and fisheries ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S. 105:2740-2744.

Wells, R.J.D., K.M. Boswell, J.H. Cowan, Jr., and W.R. Patterson, III. 2007. Size selectivity of sampling gears targeting red snapper in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fisheries Research 89:294-299.

Wells, R.J.D., K.M. Boswell, J.H. Cowan, Jr., and W.F. Patterson, III. 2007. A comparison of multiple gear types in sampling red snapper on natural low-relief reefs. Proc. Gulf Carrib. Fish. Inst. 59:215-222.

Murphy, C.A. and J.H. Cowan, Jr. 2007. Production, marine larval retention or dispersal, and recruitment of amphidromous Hawaiian gobiids: issues and implications. Bishop Museum J. Cult. Env. Studies 3:63-74.