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PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title Research Fishery Biologist
Department RACE Habitat Research Group
Institution
Address
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle
WA
98115
Tel +1 206 526 4150
Fax +1 206 526 6723
Email
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Website http://www.afsc.noaa.gov, http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/RACE/groundfish/hrt/default.php
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Research Activities (1) Environmental factors affecting distribution and abundance of marine invertebrates and groundfish. (2) Effects of fishing gears on marine habitats and benthos. (3) Quantitative acoustic characterization and mapping of marine habitats. (4) Trawl survey methodology.
Research Region North Pacific (Alaska and Arctic)
Skills/Expertise (1) Experimental design and at-sea execution. (2) Remote location logistics and project management. (3) Statistical analysis and data interpretation. (4) Technical writing.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Robert MCCONNAUGHEY)

MCCONNAUGHEY, R. A. AND S. E. SYRJALA. 2013. Short-term effects of bottom trawling on soft-bottom benthos of the eastern Bering Sea. ICES J. Mar. Sci. (submitted).
SIGLER, M. F., C. N. ROOPER, G. R. HOFF, R. P. STONE, R. A. MCCONNAUGHEY, AND T. K. WILDERBUER. 2013. Are Bering Sea canyons unique habitats within the eastern Bering Sea? Fish. Res. (submitted).
HUFF, L. C. AND R. A. MCCONNAUGHEY. 2013. Calibration schema for a long-range, fishery research side scan sonar. Proceedings of the MTS/IEEE Oceans-13 Conference (submitted).
SIGLER, M. F., M. F. CAMERON, M. P. EAGLETON, C. H. FAUNCE, J. HEIFETZ, T. E. HELSER, B. J. LAUREL, M. R. LINDEBERG, R. A. MCCONNAUGHEY, C. H. RYER, AND T. K. WILDERBUER. 2012. Alaska Essential Fish Habitat Research Plan: A research plan for the National Marine Fisheries Service's Alaska Fisheries Science Center and Alaska Regional Office. AFSC Processed Rep. 2012-06, 21 p.
MULUKUTLA, G. K., L. C. HUFF, J. S. MELTON, K. C. BALDWIN, R. A. MCCONNAUGHEY, AND L. A. MAYER. 2011. Sediment identification using free fall penetrometer acceleration-time histories. Mar. Geophys. Res. 32: 397-413.
SMITH, K.R., R. A. MCCONNAUGHEY AND C.E. ARMISTEAD. 2011. Benthic invertebrates of the eastern Bering Sea: a synopsis of the life history and ecology of snails of the genus Neptunea. U.S. Dep. Commer. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-231. 59 p.
YEUNG, C., M-S. YANG AND R.A. MCCONNAUGHEY. 2010. Polychaete community in southeastern Bering Sea in relation to groundfish distribution and diet. J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. U.K. 90: 903-917.
MCGOVERN, M.M., W. RENOUD, AND R.A. MCCONNAUGHEY. 2009. Vertical control challenges: case study of a 2008 multibeam survey in the sparsely referenced environment of Bristol Bay, Alaska. Proceedings of the 2009 U.S. Hydrographic Conference, Norfolk, VA. 13 pp.
HUFF, L., L. FONSECA, T. HOU AND R. MCCONNAUGHEY. 2009. Comparison between physical sediment samples and grain size estimates from GEOCODER. Proceedings of the 2009 International Hydrographic Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. 9 pp.
MCCONNAUGHEY, R.A. AND S.E. SYRJALA. 2009. Statistical relationships between the distributions of groundfish and crabs in the eastern Bering Sea and processed returns from a single-beam echosounder. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 66: 1425-1432.
LOMNICKY, J., R.A. MCCONNAUGHEY, C. YEUNG, K. SMITH AND M. AMEND. 2008. Hydrography through the eyes of a fish ? can acoustic backscatter be used to classify benthic fish habitat? Proceedings of the U.S. Hydro 2007 Conference, The Hydrographic Society of America.
YEUNG, C. AND R.A. MCCONNAUGHEY. 2008. Using acoustic backscatter from a sidescan sonar to explain fish and invertebrate distributions: a case study in Bristol Bay, Alaska. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 65: 242?254.
YEUNG, C. AND R.A. MCCONNAUGHEY. 2006. Community structure of eastern Bering Sea epibenthic invertebrates from annual summer bottom trawl surveys, 1982-2002. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 318: 47-62.
BORNHOLD, B.D., C.V. JAY, R.A. MCCONNAUGHEY, G. RATHWELL, K. RHYNAS AND W. COLLINS. 2005. Walrus foraging marks on the seafloor in Bristol Bay, Alaska ? a reconnaissance survey. Geo-Marine Letters 25: 293-299.
DEW, C.B. AND R.A. MCCONNAUGHEY. 2005. Did bottom trawling in a Bristol Bay red king crab broodstock refuge contribute to the collapse of Alaska?s most valuable fishery? (Abstract). Page 631 in P. W. Barnes and J. P. Thomas, editors. Benthic habitats and the effects of fishing. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 41, Bethesda, Maryland.
DEW, C.B. AND R.A. MCCONNAUGHEY. 2005. Did bottom trawling in a Bristol Bay red king crab broodstock refuge contribute to the collapse of Alaska?s most valuable fishery? Ecol. Applic. 15: 919-941.
MCCONNAUGHEY, R.A., S.E. SYRJALA AND C.B. DEW. 2005. Effects of chronic bottom trawling on the size structure of soft-bottom benthic invertebrates. Pages 425-437 in P. W. Barnes and J. P. Thomas, editors. Benthic habitats and the effects of fishing. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 41, Bethesda, Maryland.
PRESTON, J.M, A.C. CHRISTNEY, W.T. COLLINS, R.A. MCCONNAUGHEY AND S.E. SYRJALA. 2004. Considerations in large-scale acoustic seabed characterization for mapping benthic habitats. ICES CM 2004/T:13, 8 p.
DIETER, B.E., WION, D.A. AND R.A. MCCONNAUGHEY (editors). 2003. Mobile fishing gear effects on benthic habitats: a bibliography (second edition). U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo.NMFS-AFSC-135, 206 p.
VON SZALAY, P.G. AND R.A. MCCONNAUGHEY. 2002. The effect of slope and vessel speed on the performance of a single beam acoustic seabed classification system. Fish. Res. (Amst.) 56: 99-112.
MCCONNAUGHEY, R.A., K. MIER AND C.B. DEW. 2000. An examination of chronic trawling effects on soft-bottom benthos of the eastern Bering Sea. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 57: 1377-1388.
WION, D.A. AND R.A. MCCONNAUGHEY (EDITORS). 2000. Mobile fishing gear effects on benthic habitats: a bibliography. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-116. 163 p.
MCCONNAUGHEY, R.A. AND K.R. SMITH. 2000. Associations between flatfish abundance and surficial sediments in the eastern Bering Sea. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 57: 2410-2419.
MARLOW, M.S., A.J. STEVENSON, H. CHEZAR AND R.A. MCCONNAUGHEY. 1999. Tidally generated sea-floor lineations in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Geo-Marine Letters 19: 219-226.
SMITH, K.R. AND R.A. MCCONNAUGHEY. 1999. Surficial sediments of the eastern Bering Sea continental shelf: EBSSED database documentation. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-104. 41 p.
COLLINS, W.T. AND R.A. MCCONNAUGHEY. 1998. Acoustic classification of the sea floor to address essential fish habitat and marine protected area requirements. Pages 369-377 in Proceedings of the 1998 Canadian Hydrographic Conference, Victoria, B.C.
MCCONNAUGHEY, R.A., D.A. ARMSTRONG, B.M. HICKEY AND D.R. GUNDERSON. 1995. Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) recruitment variability and Ekman transport during the pelagic larval phase. ICES Marine Science Symposia Series 199: 167-174.
MCCONNAUGHEY, R.A. AND D.A. ARMSTRONG. 1995. Potential effects of global climate change on Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) populations in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. Can. Spec. Publ. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 121: 291-306.
MCCONNAUGHEY, R.A. 1995. Changes in geographic dispersion of eastern Bering Sea flatfish associated with changes in population size. Pages 385-405 in B.R. Baxter [ed]. Proceedings of the international symposium on north Pacific flatfish. Alaska Sea Grant report no. 95-04, University of Alaska, Anchorage.
MCCONNAUGHEY, R.A., D.A. ARMSTRONG, B.M. HICKEY AND D.R. GUNDERSON. 1994. Interannual variability in coastal Washington Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) populations: larval advection and the coastal landing strip. Fish. Oceanogr. 3: 22-38.
MCCONNAUGHEY, R.A. AND L.L. CONQUEST. 1993. Trawl survey estimation using a comparative approach based on lognormal theory. Fish. Bull. U.S. 91: 107-118.
MCCONNAUGHEY, R.A. AND G.E. KRANTZ. 1992. Hatchery production of stone crab (Menippe mercenaria) megalopae. In T.M. Bert [ed]. Proceedings of the 1986 stone crab symposium. Florida Marine Research Publ. 50: 60-66.
MCCONNAUGHEY, R.A., D.A. ARMSTRONG, B.M. HICKEY AND D.R. GUNDERSON. 1992. Juvenile Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) recruitment variability and oceanic transport during the pelagic larval phase. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 49: 2028-2044.
MCCONNAUGHEY, R.A. 1991. Factors affecting Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) year class strength along the Washington coast. Ph.D. dissertation. School of Fisheries, Univ. of Washington, Seattle. 162 p.
GUNDERSON, D.G., D.A. ARMSTRONG, Y. SHI AND R.A. MCCONNAUGHEY. 1990. Patterns of estuarine use by juvenile English sole (Parophrys vetulus) and Dungeness crab (Cancer magister). Estuaries 13: 59 71.
MCCONNAUGHEY, R.A. AND S.D. SULKIN. 1984. Measuring the effects of thermoclines on the vertical migration of larvae of Callinectes sapidus (Brachyura: Portunidae) in the laboratory. Mar. Biol. 81: 139 145.
LOMNICKY, J. AND R.A. MCCONNAUGHEY. 2008. Integrating charting and acoustic habitat research. Sea Technology 49(8): 10-15.

Group(s): GLODIR
Created: 1999-11-10 Last Updated: 2016-06-20 by Robert MCCONNAUGHEY