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Dr. Andrij Z. Horodysky

Assistant Professor
Department of Marine and Environmental Science

Dr. Horodysky is a broadly-trained organismal fisheries ecologist with research interests centered on the ecophysiology, behavior, and conservation biology of commercially and recreationally important estuarine, coastal, and pelagic marine fishes. His research applies comparative interdisciplinary approaches that integrate field, laboratory, and specimen-based techniques with tools ranging in scale from microscopes to satellites. Dr. Horodysky's research interests manifest in basic and applied contexts, with emphases on: (i) increasing postrelease survival in recreational fisheries, (ii) providing mechanistic behavioral and ecophysiological insights into the relationships between form, function, and the environment, and (iii) identifying mechanisms through which climate change and habitat alterations may affect living marine resources.

Education

BS 2000. Eckerd College. (Marine Science/Marine Biology)

MS 2004. College of William & Mary. (Marine Science, Dept. of Fisheries Science)

PhD 2009. College of William & Mary. (Marine Science, Dept. of Fisheries Science)

 

Courses Taught

BIO 518*/618† Ichthyology: Fish and Fisheries

BIO 525* Conservation Biology

MES 101* First Year Seminar

MES 130* Introduction to Environmental Science

MES 131* Laboratory Techniques in Environmental Science

MES 201* Mid-Atlantic Watershed Biodiversity

MES 210* Biometry

UNV 290 H7* Global Climate Change

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Barker† BD, AZ Horodysky, DW Kerstetter. (In press). Hot, or not? Comparative behavioral thermoregulation, critical temperature regimes, and thermal tolerances of the invasive lionfish Pterois sp. versus native western North Atlantic reef fishes. Biological Invasions. doi:10.1007/s10530-017-1511-4.

Lennox† RJ, J Alos†, SJ Cooke, AZ Horodysky, T Klefoth†, C Monk†, R Arlinghaus. 2017. What makes fish vulnerable to capture by hooks? A conceptual framework and a review of key determinants. Fish and Fisheries.18: 986-1010.

Cooke SJ, RJ Lennox†, SD Bower†, Horodysky, A.Z., MK Treml, E Stoddard, LA Donaldson & AJ Danylchuk. 2017. Fishing in the dark – the science and management of recreational fisheries at night. Bulletin of Marine Science. 93(2): 519-538.

Hilton EJ, B Kynard, MT Balazik, Horodysky, A.Z. & CB Dillman. 2016. Review of the biology, fisheries, and conservation status of the Atlantic Sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus Mitchill, 1815. Journal of Applied Ichthyology (2016): 1-37. DOI: 10.1111/jai.13242.

Ward† TD, DA Algera†, AJ Gallagher, E Hawkins, A Horodysky, C Jørgensen, SS Killen, DJ McKenzie, JD Metcalfe, MA Peck, M Vu & SJ Cooke. 2016. Understanding the individual to implement the ecosystem approach to fisheries management. Conservation Physiology. 4(1):cow005.

Horodysky, A.Z. SJ Cooke, JE Graves & RW Brill. 2016. Fisheries conservation on the high seas: linking conservation physiology and fisheries ecology for the management of large pelagic fishes. Conservation Physiology. 4(1):cov059

Horodysky, A.Z. SJ Cooke & RW Brill. 2015 Physiology in the service of fisheries science: Why thinking mechanistically matters. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 25:425-447.

Graves JE & Horodysky, A.Z. 2015. The challenges of estimating post-release mortality of istio- phorid billfishes caught in the recreational fishery: A review. Fisheries Research. 166:163-168.

Braun†, CD, MB Kaplan†, AZ Horodysky & JK Llopiz. 2015. Satellite telemetry reveals physical processes driving billfish behavior. Animal Biotelemetry. 3:2.

Kalinoski† M, A Hirons, Horodysky, A.Z. & R Brill. 2014. Spectral sensitivity, luminous sensitivity, and temporal resolution of the visual systems in three sympatric coastal shark species: Carcharhinus plumbeus (sandbar shark), Mustelus canis canis (smooth dogfish), and Squalus acanthias (spiny dogfish). Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology. 200(12): 997-1013.

Adams, AJ, Horodysky, A.Z., RS McBride, K Guindon, J Shenker, TC MacDonald, HD Harwell, R Ward & K Carpenter. 2014. Global conservation status and research needs for tarpons (Mega-lopidae), ladyfishes (Elopidae), and bonefishes (Albulidae). Fish and Fisheries. 15(2): 280-311.

Horodysky, A.Z. RW Brill, KC Crawford*, ES Seagroves* & AK Johnson. 2013. Comparative visual ecophysiology of mid-Atlantic temperate reef fishes. Biology Open. 2:1371-1381.

McComb DM, TM Frank, Horodysky, A.Z. & SM Kajiura. 2013. Comparative visual function in predatory fishes from the Indian River Lagoon. Physiological & Biochemical Zoology. 86:285-297.

Graves JE, Horodysky, A.Z. & DW Kerstetter. 2012. Incorporating circle hooks into Atlantic pelagic fisheries: case studies from the commercial tuna/swordfish longline and recreational billfish fisheries. Bulletin of Marine Science. 88(3):411-422

Horodysky, A.Z. RW Brill, PG Bushnell, JA Musick& RJ Latour. 2011. Comparative metabolic rates of common western North Atlantic sciaenid fishes. Journal of Fish Biology. 79:235-255.

Graves JE & Horodysky, A.Z.. 2010. Asymmetric conservation benefits of circle hooks in multispecies billfish recreational fisheries: a synthesis of hook performance and analysis of blue marlin post-release survival. Fishery Bulletin.108:433-441.

Patterson MR, Horodysky, A.Z. BW Deffenbaugh & RW Brill. 2010. Using active echo cancellation to minimize stimulus reverberations during hearing studies conducted with the auditory brain response (ABR) technique. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering. 3(2010):861-867.

Horodysky, A.Z. RW Brill, EJ Warrant, JA Musick & RJ Latour. 2010. Comparative visual function in four piscivorous fishes inhabiting Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Experimental Biology. 213:1751-1761.

Graves JE, Horodysky, A.Z. & RJ Latour. 2009. Use of pop-up satellite archival tag technology to study postrelease survival and habitat utilization of estuarine and coastal fishes: an application to striped bass. Fishery. Bulletin.107:373–383.

Horodysky, A.Z. RW Brill, EJ Warrant, JA Musick & RJ Latour. 2008. Comparative visual function in five sciaenid fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology. 211(22):3601-3612.

Horodysky, A.Z. RW Brill, ML Fine, JA Musick & RJ Latour. 2008. Acoustic pressure and acceleration thresholds in six sciaenid fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology. 211(9):1504-1511.

Graves JE & Horodysky, A.Z.. 2008. Does hook choice matter? The effects of three circle hook models on post-release survival of white marlin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 28:471-480.

Horodysky, A.Z. DW Kerstetter, RJ Latour & JE Graves. 2007. Habitat utilization and vertical

movements of white marlin (Tetrapturus albidus) released from commercial and recreational fishing gears in the western North Atlantic Ocean: inferences from short duration pop-up archival satellite tags. Fisheries Oceanography. 16(3):240-256.

Horodysky, A.Z. & JE Graves. 2005. Application of pop-up satellite archival tag technology to estimate

postrelease survival of white marlin (Tetrapturus albidus) caught on circle and straight-shank (“J”) hooks in the western North Atlantic recreational fishery. Fishery Bulletin. 103:84-96.

McBride RS & Horodysky, A.Z.. 2004. Mechanisms maintaining sympatric distributions of two ladyfish (Elopidae: Elops) morphs in the Gulf of Mexico and western North Atlantic Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography. 49(4):1173-1181.

Graves, J.E., A.Z. Horodysky, and D.W. Kerstetter. 2012. Incorporating circle hooks into Atlantic pelagic fisheries: case studies from the commercial tuna/swordfish longline and recreational billfish fisheries. Bull. Mar. Sci. 88(3): 411-422.(Download Article | Adobe PDF)

Horodysky, A.Z., R.W. Brill, P.G. Bushnell, J.A. Musick, and R.J. Latour. 2011. Comparative metabolic rates of common western North Atlantic sciaenid fishes. J. Fish. Biol. 79:235-255.
(Download Article | Adobe PDF)

Graves, J.E., and A.Z. Horodysky. 2010. Asymmetric conservation benefits of circle hooks in multispecies billfish recreational fisheries: a synthesis of hook performance and analysis of blue marlin post-release survival. Fish. Bull.
108:433-441. (Download Article | Adobe PDF)

Patterson, M.R., A.Z Horodysky, B.W. Deffenbaugh, and R.W. Brill. 2010. Using active echo cancellation to
minimize stimulus reverberations during hearing studies conducted with the auditory brain response (ABR)
technique. J. Biomed. Sci. Engineer. 3(2010):861-867.
(Download Article | Adobe PDF)

Horodysky, A.Z., R.W. Brill, E.J. Warrant, J.A. Musick, and R.J. Latour. 2010. Comparative visual function in four
piscivorous fishes inhabiting Chesapeake Bay. J. Exp. Biol. 213:1751-1761.
(Download Article | Adobe PDF)

Graves, J.E., A.Z. Horodysky, and R.J. Latour. 2009. Use of pop-up satellite archival tag technology to study postrelease survival and habitat utilization of estuarine and coastal fishes: an application to striped bass. Fish. Bull. 107:373–383. (Download Article | Adobe PDF)

Horodysky, A.Z., R.W. Brill, E.J. Warrant, J.A. Musick, and R.J. Latour. 2008. Comparative visual function in five sciaenid fishes. J. Exp. Biol. 211(22):3601-3612.
(Download Article | Adobe PDF)

Horodysky, A.Z., R.W. Brill, M.L. Fine, J.A. Musick, and R.J. Latour. 2008. Acoustic pressure and acceleration thresholds in six sciaenid fishes. J. Exp. Biol. 211(9):1504-1511.
(Download Article | Adobe PDF)

Graves, J.E. and A.Z. Horodysky. 2008. Does hook choice matter? The effects of three circle hook models on post-release survival of white marlin. N. Am. J. Fish. Manag. 28:471-480.
(Download Article | Adobe PDF)

Horodysky, A.Z., D.W. Kerstetter, R.J. Latour, and J.E. Graves. 2007.Habitat utilization and vertical movements of white marlin (Tetrapturus albidus) released from commercial and recreational fishing gears in the western North Atlantic Ocean: inferences from short duration pop-up archival satellite tags. Fish. Oceanogr. 16(3):240-256.
(Download Article | Adobe PDF)

Horodysky, A.Z. and J.E. Graves. 2005. Application of pop-up satellite archival tag technology to estimate postrelease survival of white marlin (Tetrapturus albidus) caught on circle and straight-shank (“J”) hooks in the western North Atlantic recreational fishery. Fish. Bull. 103:84-96.
(Download Article | Adobe PDF)

McBride, R.S. and A.Z. Horodysky. 2004. Mechanisms maintaining sympatric distributions of two ladyfish (Elopidae: Elops) morphs in the Gulf of Mexico and western North Atlantic Ocean. Limnol. Oceanogr. 49(4):1173-1181.
(Download Article | Adobe PDF)

 

Professional Service

Journal Editorship
2010-present. Associate Editor, North American Journal of Fisheries Management

Journal Manuscript Reviews
Journal of Experimental Biology
Fishery Bulletin
Fisheries Research
Estuaries and Coasts
Bulletin of Marine Science
Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
Transaction of the American Fisheries Society
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Grant Reviews
NOAA Cooperative Research Program
NOAA Saltonstall-Kennedy Program
EPA STAR ( Aquatic Systems Ecology)

Committees and Programs
2010-present. Early Career Committee, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO).
2009-present. Mentor, ASLO Multicultural Program