Refereed Articles and Submissions

Paxton, A.B., L.W. Revels, R.C. Rosemond, R. Gaesser, H.R. Lemoine, J.C. Taylor, and C.H. Peterson. In review. Convergence of fish community structure between a newly deployed and an established artificial reef along a five-month trajectory.

R.C. Rosemond, A.B. Paxton, H.L. Lemoine, S.R. Fegley, and C.H. Peterson. In review. Fish use of reef structures and contiguous sand flats: implications for selecting minimum buffer zones between new artificial reefs and existing reefs.

Paxton, A.B. and D.M. Smith. In revision. Underwater optical illusion doubled demersal fish use of artificial reef.

Paxton, A.B., C.H. Peterson, J.C. Taylor, A.M. Adler, and E.A. Pickering. In review, following revision. Artificial and natural reefs are not created equal: subtropical and tropical reef-associated fishes prefer deep artificial reefs; temperate fishes prefer natural reefs.

Paxton, A.B., E.A. Pickering, A.M. Adler, J.C. Taylor, and C.H. Peterson. In press. Flat and complex temperate reefs provide similar support for fish: evidence for a unimodal species-habitat relationship. PLOS ONE.

Paxton. A.B., J.C. Taylor, D.P. Nowacek, J. Dale, E. Cole, C.M. Voss, and C.H. Peterson. 2017. Seismic survey noise disrupted fish use of a temperate reef. Marine Policy 78: 68-73. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2016.12.017.


Technical Reports (Federal and/or State Agency Reviewed)

Paxton, A.B., J.C. Taylor, D.P. Nowacek, J. Dale, E. Cole, C.M. Voss, B. Degan, E. Ebert, and C.H. Peterson. 2016. Documenting fish response to seismic surveying and establishing a baseline soundscape for reefs in Onslow Bay, North Carolina. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Renewable Energy Programs, Herndon, VA. OCS Study BOEM 2017. 60 p.

Taylor, J.C., A.B. Paxton, C.M. Voss, B. Sumners, C.A. Buckel, J. Vander Pluym, E.F. Ebert, T.S. Viehman, S.R. Fegley, E.A. Pickering, A.M. Adler, C. Freeman, C.H. Peterson. 2016. Benthic Habitat Mapping and Assessment in the Wilmington-East Wind Energy Call Area. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Atlantic OCS Region, Sterling, VA. OCS Study BOEM 2016-003 and NOAA Technical Memorandum 196. 208 p.

A.B. Paxton, E.A. Pickering, A.M. Adler, and C.H. Peterson. 2015. Trends in fish utilization of low- vs. high-relief natural and of artificial hardbottom as a function of sedimentation dynamics and benthic community composition – relevance to wind power development. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Institute of Marine Sciences, Morehead City, NC. Coastal Recreational Fishing License Grant #5115, Final Report, 88 p.


Undergraduate Thesis (Committee Reviewed)

Paxton, A.B. May 2011. Establishing a biological baseline for shipwrecks in North Carolina coastal waters. Undergraduate Distinguished Majors Thesis, Department of Environmental Science, University of Virginia.