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Dr. Fox Lab


We focus on the population dynamics, ecology, and life history of coastal sturgeons and other marine fishes. Our research informs management and conservation efforts.



  • Atlantic and Shortnose Sturgeon Population Dynamics
  • Gulf Sturgeon Population Dynamics and Habitat
  • Counting Sturgeon with Side-Scan Sonar
  • ... And more

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  • Gragson, D.L, and A.G. Fox. 2022. Comparison of first and second pectoral fin rays for use in aging Shortnose Sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum, LeSuer, 1818). Southeastern Naturalist 21: 1-10. Link

  • Fox, A.G., N.Q. Hancock, J.A. Marbury, A.J. Kaeser, and D.L. Peterson. Recruitment and survival of juvenile Gulf sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi) in the Apalachicola River in Florida. Fishery Bulletin, 119:243-254. DOI: 10.7755/FB.119.4.4

  • White, S.L., D.C. Kazyak, T.L. Darden, D.J. Farrae, B.A. Lubinski, R.L. Johnson, M.S. Eackles, M.T. Balazik, H.M. Brundage III, A.G. Fox, D.A. Fox, C.H. Hager, J.E. Kahn, and I.I. Wirgin. Establishing a microsatellite genetic baseline for Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser o. oxyrinchus) conservation and management. Conservation Genetics, 22:977-992. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-021-01390-x

  • Marbury, J. A., A.J. Kaesar, A.G. Fox, D.L. Peterson. 2021. Experimental passage of adult male Gulf Sturgeon around Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam, FL. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 37:379-388. DOI: 10.1111/jai.14194

  • Friess, C., S.K. Lowerre-Barbieri, G. R. Poulakis, N. Hammerschlag, J.M. Gardiner, Andrea M. Kroetz, K. Bassons-Hull, J. Bickford, E.C. Bohaboy, R.D. Ellis, H. Menendez, W.F. Patterson III, M.E. Price, J.S. Rehage, C.P. Shea, M.J. Smukall, S.W. Burnsed, K.A. Wilkinson, J. Young, A.B. Collins, B.C. DeGroot, C.T. Peterson, C. Purtlebaugh, M. Randall, R.M. Scharer, R. W. Schloesser, T.R. Wiley, G.A. Alvarez, A.J. Danylchuk, A.G. Fox, R.D. Grubbs, A. Hill, J.V. Locascio, P.M. O’Donnell, G.B. Skomal, F.G. Whoriskey, and L.P. Griffin. 2021. Regional-scale variability in the movement ecology of marine fishes revealed by an integrative acoustic tracking network. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 663:157-177. DOI:10.3354/meps13637

  • Ingram, E.C., D.L. Peterson, and A.G. Fox. 2020. Abundance of endangered Shortnose Sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) in the Altamaha River in Georgia. Fishery Bulletin, 118:198-204. DOI: 10.1002/tafs.10189

  • Fox, A.G., and D.L. Peterson. 2019. Movement and out-migration of juvenile Atlantic Sturgeon in Georgia, USA. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 148: 952-962. DOI: 10.1002/tafs.10189

  • Fox, A.G., I.I. Wirgin, and D.L. Peterson. 2018. Occurrence of Atlantic Sturgeon in the St. Marys River, Georgia. Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 10: 606-618. DOI: 10.1002/mcf2.10056

  • Fox, A.G., E.S. Stowe, K.J. Dunton, and D.L. Peterson. 2018. Seasonal occurrence of Atlantic Sturgeon in the St. Johns River, Florida. Fishery Bulletin, 116: 219-227. DOI: 10.7755/fb.116.3.1

  • Fox, A.G., C.E. Hill, and R.F. Young. 2012. A new method to dye-mark wild birds. North American Bird Bander, 37: 49-53. Link

  • Fox, A.G., and R.F. Young. 2012. Foraging interactions between wading birds and strand-feeding bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in a coastal salt marsh. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 90: 744-752. DOI: 10.1139/z2012-043


Dr. Fox has worked as a scientific advisor for several documentary programs featuring South Carolina's strand-feeding bottlenose dolphins.

  • The Hunt. 2015. Silverback Films, Bristol, UK. For the BBC.

  • Dolphins: Spy in the Pod. 2014. John Downer Prod., Bristol, UK. For the BBC.

  • North America. 2013. Wild Horizons, Ltd., Bristol, UK. For Discovery Channel.

  • Winged Planet. 2012. John Downer Productions, Bristol, UK. For Discovery Channel.

  • Earthflight. 2011. John Downer Productions, Bristol, UK. For the BBC and PBS.


M.S. Student
Assistant Professor, Fisheries
Research Professional III
M.S. student
M.S. student

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