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PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title Marine Spatial Ecologist
Department Biogeography Branch
Institution
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring ( NOAA)
Silver Spring Metro Center Bldg 3, Rm 11458 1315 East-West Highway Silver Spring MD 20910
Address
Marine Institute, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
Plymouth
PL4 8AA
Regions Sea of Azov
Tel +44 01752 227153
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities Species and community - environment relationships
Research Region 35, Indo-Pacific, Australia, Gulf of Maine, Hawaii
Skills/Expertise Marine landscape ecology Seascape ecology Spatial ecology Predictive modeling Habitat mapping GIS Remote Sensing Multivariate statistics Fish ecology Coral reef ecosytems
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Simon PITTMAN)

Caldow, C., Monaco, M. E., Pittman, S. J., Kendall, M. S., Goedeke, T. L., Menza, C., ... & Costa, B. M. (2015). Biogeographic assessments: A framework for information synthesis in marine spatial planning. Marine Policy, 51, 423-432.
Pittman SJ, Monaco ME, Friedlander AM, Legare B, Nemeth RS, et al. (2014) Fish with Chips: Tracking Reef Fish Movements to Evaluate Size and Connectivity of Caribbean Marine Protected Areas. PLoS ONE 9(5): e96028. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096028
Apeti DA, Mason AL, Hartwell SI, Pait AS, Bauer LJ, Jeffrey CFG, Hoffman AM, Galdo FR, Pittman SJ (2014) An assessment of contaminant body burdens in the coral (Porites astreoides) and Queen conch (Strombus gigas) from the St Thomas East End Reserves. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 177.
Renchen, G. F., Pittman, S. J., Clark, R., Caldow, C., Gall, S., Olsen, D., & Hill, R. L. (2014). Impact of derelict fish traps in Caribbean waters: an experimental approach. Bulletin of Marine Science, 90(2), 551-563.
Knudby A., Pittman SJ, Maina J & Rowlands G. 2014. Remote sensing and modeling of coral reef resilience. In C.W. Finkl and C. Makowski (eds.), Remote Sensing and Modeling: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources, Coastal Research Library 9,DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-06326-3_5, © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
Pittman SJ & Knudby A (July 2014) Spatial predictive mapping of reef fish species and communities. In (Bortone ed.) Interrelationships between coral reefs and fisheries. CRC Press. http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466588301
Pittman SJ & Olds AD (2014) Seascape ecology of fishes on coral reefs. Chapter 34 In (C. Mora ed.) Ecology of fishes on coral reefs. Cambridge University Press.
Costa B, Taylor JC, Kracker L, Battista T, Pittman S (2014) Mapping Reef Fish and the Seascape: Using Acoustics and Spatial Modeling to Guide Coastal Management. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85555. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085555
Pait AS, SI Hartwell AL Mason, RA Warner, CFG Jeffrey, AM Hoffman, DA Apeti, FR Galdo Jr., SJ Pittman (2013) An assessment of wastewater contaminants detected in the St. Thomas East End Reserves (STEER). NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 157. Silver Spring, MD. 21 pp.
Pittman SJ, Costa B, Wedding L (2013). Applications of LiDAR. Chapter 6. In (Goodman, Purkis and Phinn, eds). Remote sensing of coral reefs: A guide for mapping, monitoring and management. Springer.
Friedlander AM, Monaco ME, Clark R, Pittman SJ et al. (2013) Fish movement patterns in Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument and adjacent waters. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 172. Silver Spring, MD. 102p.
Pittman SJ, Dorfman DS, Hile SD, Jeffrey CFG, Edwards MA, Caldow C (2013) Land-Sea Characterization of the St. Croix East End Marine Park, U.S. Virgin Islands. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 170. Silver Spring, MD. 119 pp.
Kobara S, Heyman WD, Pittman SJ, Nemeth RS (2013) Biogeography of transient reef-fish spawning aggregations in the Caribbean: a Synthesis for future research and management. Oceanography and Marine Biology 51: 281?326.
Pittman SJ (2013) Seascape ecology: A new science for the information age. Marine Scientist. August Issue.
Pait AS, Hartwell SI, Mason AL, Warner RA, Jeffrey CFG, Hoffman AM, Apeti DA, Galdo FR Jr, Pittman SJ (2013) An assessment of chemical contaminants, toxicity and benthic infauna in sediments from the St. Thomas East End Reserves (STEER). NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 156. Silver Spring, MD. 62 pp.
Friedlander, A.M., C.F.G. Jeffrey, S.D. Hile, S.J. Pittman, M.E. Monaco and C. Caldow (eds.). 2013. Coral reef ecosystems of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands: Spatial and temporal patterns in fish and benthic communities (2001-2009). NOAA Technical Memorandum 152. Silver Spring, MD. 150 pp.
Pittman SJ, Hitt S, Renchen GF, Jeffrey CFG (2012) Synthesis of Marine Ecosystem Monitoring Activities for the United States Virgin Islands: 1990-2009. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 148. Silver Spring, MD. 55 pp.
Clark R, Pittman SJ, Battista TA, and C Caldow (eds.) (2012) Survey and impact assessment of derelict fish traps in St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 147. Silver Spring, MD. 51 pp.
Pittman SJ, Brown KA (2011) Multi-Scale Approach for Predicting Fish Species Distributions across Coral Reef Seascapes. PLoS ONE 6(5): e20583. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020583
Kendall MS, Miller TJ & Pittman SJ (2011) Patterns of scale-dependency and the influence of map resolution on the seascape ecology of reef fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 427, 259-274.
Pittman SJ, Connor DW, Radke L, and Wright DJ (2011) Application of Estuarine and Coastal Classifications in Marine Spatial Management. In: Wolanski E and McLusky DS (eds.) Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, Vol 1, pp. 163?205. Waltham: Academic Press.
Hitt S, Pittman, SJ, Nemeth, RS (2011) Diel movements of fish linked to benthic seascape structure in a Caribbean coral reef ecosystem. Marine Ecology Progress Series 427, 275-291.
Wedding L, Lepczyk C, Pittman SJ, Friedlander A, Jorgensen S (2011) Quantifying seascape structure: Extending terrestrial spatial pattern metrics to the marine realm. Marine Ecology Progress Series 427, 219-232.
Pittman SJ, Costa B, Jeffrey CFG, Caldow C (2011) Importance of seascape complexity for resilient fish habitat and sustainable fisheries. p420-426 In Proceedings of the 63rd Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute November 1 - 5, 2010 San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Pittman SJ, Kneib RT, Simenstad C. (2011) Practicing coastal seascape ecology. Marine Ecology Progress Series 427, 187-190.
Hitt S, Pittman SJ, Brown KA (2011) Tracking and mapping sun-synchronous migrations and diel space use patterns of Haemulon sciurus and Lutjanus apodus in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 92(4), 525-538.
Boström C, Pittman SJ, Simenstad C, Kneib RT (2011) Seascape ecology of coastal biogenic habitats: advances, gaps and challenges. Marine Ecology Progress Series 427, 191-217.
Smith TB, Blondeau J, Nemeth RS, Pittman SJ, Calnan JN, Kadison E, Gass J. (2010) Benthic structure and cryptic mortality in a Caribbean mesophotic coral reef bank system, the Hind Bank Marine Conservation District, U.S. Virgin Islands. Coral Reefs 29(2), 289-308.
Pittman SJ, Hile SD, Jeffrey CFG, Caldow C, Clark, R., Woody, K., Monaco ME, Appeldoorn R (2010) Coral reef ecosystems of Reserva Natural de La Parguera (Puerto Rico): Spatial and temporal patterns in fish and benthic communities (2001-2007). NOAA Technical Memorandum 78.
Pittman SJ & Costa B (2010) Chapter 21: Linking cetaceans to their environment: spatially explicit data acquisition, digital data processing and predictive modeling for marine spatial planning in the Northwest Atlantic. pp 387-408. In (Cushman, S. & Huettmann, F eds.) Spatial Complexity, Informatics, and Wildlife Conservation. Springer, Tokyo.
Monaco ME, Friedlander A, Hile SD, Pittman SJ, Boulon RH (2009) The coupling of St. John, US Virgin Islands marine protected areas based on reef fish habitat affinities and movements across management boundaries. Proceedings 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 7-11 July 2008.
Pittman, S. J., Costa, B. M., & Battista, T. A. (2009). Using lidar bathymetry and boosted regression trees to predict the diversity and abundance of fish and corals. Journal of Coastal Research, 27-38.
Grober-Dunsmore R, Pittman SJ, Caldow C, Kendall MA & Fraser T (2009) Chapter 14: A landscape ecology approach for the study of ecological connectivity across tropical marine seascapes. In (Nagelkerken ed.) Ecological Connectivity of Coral Reef Ecosystems. Springer.
Costa B, Battista T & Pittman SJ (2009) Comparative evaluation of airborne Lidar versus multibeam sonar for mapping coral reef ecosystems. Remote Sensing of Environment 113, 1082-1100.
Pittman SJ, Hile SD, Jeffrey CFG, Caldow C, Kendall MS, Monaco ME, Hillis-Starr Z (2008) Fish assemblages and benthic habitats of Buck Island Reef National Monument (St. Croix, US Virgin Islands) and the surrounding seascape: A characterization of spatial and temporal patterns. NOAA Technical Memorandum 71.
Monaco ME, Waddell J, Clarke A, Caldow C, Jeffrey CFG, Pittman SJ (2008) Status of the Coral Reef Ecosystems in the U.S. Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico: Florida, Flower Garden Banks, Puerto Rico and Navassa. In (Wilkinson CR. ed) Status of Coral Reefs of the World. Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.
Pittman SJ, Hile SD, Caldow, C & Monaco ME (2007b) Using seascape types to explain the spatial patterns of fish using mangroves in Puerto Rico. Marine Ecology Progress Series 348, 273-284.
Pittman SJ, Christensen J, Caldow C, Menza C & Monaco M (2007a) Predictive mapping of fish species richness across shallow-water seascapes of the U.S. Caribbean. Ecological Modelling 204, 9-21.
Pittman SJ & F Huettmann (2006) Chapter 4: Seabird distribution and diversity. In Battista, Clark & Pittman (eds) An Ecological Characterization of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Region: Oceanographic, Biogeographic, and Contaminants Assessment. Prepared by NCCOS?s Biogeography Team in cooperation with the National Marine Sanctuary Program. Silver Spring, MD. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 45. 356 pp.
Pittman SJ, Costa B, Kot C, Wiley D & Kenney RD (2006) Chapter 5: Cetacean distribution and diversity. In Battista, Clark & Pittman (eds) An Ecological Characterization of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Region: Oceanographic, Biogeographic, and Contaminants Assessment. Prepared by NCCOS?s Biogeography Team in cooperation with the National Marine Sanctuary Program. Silver Spring, MD. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 45. 356 pp.
Andrews, K., Nall, L., Jeffrey, C. and Pittman, S.J. (2005). Chapter 7: The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of Florida. In Waddell, J (ed.). The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States & Pacific Freely Associated States. NOAA.
Bruckner, A., Buja, K., Fairey, L., Gleason, K., Harmon, M., Heron, S., Hourigan, T., Jeffrey, C., Kellner, J., Kelty, R., Leeworthy, B., Liu, G., Pittman, S., Shapiro, A., Strong, A., Waddell, J. and Wiley, P. (2005). Threats and Stressors to U.S. Coral Reef Ecosystems. Chapter 3: The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of Florida. In Waddell, J (ed.). The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States & Pacific Freely Associated States. NOAA.
Pittman, S. J. and Pittman, K. M. (2005). Short-term consequences of a benthic cyanobacterial bloom (Lyngbya majuscula) for marine nekton in Moreton Bay (Queensland, Australia). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences 63(4): 619-632.
Pittman, S. J., McAlpine, C. A. and Pittman, K. M. (2004). Linking fish and prawns to their environment: A hierarchical landscape approach. Marine Ecology Progress Series 283:233-254.
Pittman, S. J. and McAlpine, C. A. (2003). Movements of marine fish and decapod crustaceans: Process, theory and application. Advances in Marine Biology 44, 205-294.
Pittman, S. J. (1996). Invertebrate communities of coralline and granitic reefs in Curieuse Marine National Park, Seychelles. Tropical Marine Research Unit, University of York, UK.
Pittman, S. J. (1996). Fish assemblages in Curieuse Marine National Park, Seychelles. Tropical Marine Research Unit, University of York, UK
Pittman, S. J. (1995). Marine invertebrate assemblages of Baie Ternay Marine National Park and Beau Vallon, Mahe, Seychelles. Tropical Marine Research Unit, University of York, UK.
Pittman, S. J. (1995). Coral reef fish assemblages of Baie Ternay Marine National Park and Beau Vallon, Mahe, Seychelles. Tropical Marine Research Unit, University of York, UK.
Pittman, S. J. (1994). Distribution and abundance of coral reef fish in the Malindi-Watamu Marine Complex, Kenya. Tropical Marine Research Unit, University of York, UK.
Monaco, ME, Waddell J, Clarke A, Caldow C, Jeffrey CFG, Pittman SJ (in press). Status of the Coral Reef Ecosystems in the U.S. Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico: Florida, Flower Garden Banks, Puerto Rico and Navassa. In (Wilkinson CR. ed) Status of Coral Reefs of the World. Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.


Created: 0000-00-00 Last Updated: 2015-06-07 by Simon PITTMAN