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Brian Tissot, Ph.D.
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Engineering- Life Sciences VELS 230M
|WSU Vancouver Benthic Ecology Laboratory|
Our lab is focused on the ecology and conservation of marine invertebrates and fishes. Our projects investigate issues at the interface between conservation science, management, and policy. We use quantitative statistical approaches combined with geospatial tools to explore the ecology of physical and biological components of habitat for commercially important fishes with an emphasis on structure-forming invertebrates. I am also working on developing and articulating K-20 reforms in science education
- ES/RP 444/544: Environmental Assessment
- Statistics 412: Biometry
- Statistics 555: Statistical Ecology
- ES/RP 594: Environmental Ethics
- Delisse Ortiz, PhD
- Taylor Aalvik, MS
- Camelia Bianchi, MS
- Jennifer Bright, MS
- Dan Rawding, MS
- Todd Stevenson, MS
- Kaitlyn Graiff, MS
- Tissot, B. N. and D. M. Brosnan. 2001. Long Term Coral Reef Monitoring
Programs: Working Towards a Synthesis of Science, Management and Policy. In:
Best, B. and R. Pomeroy, Relevant Findings from the 9th International
Coral Reef Symposium: Implications for Coral Reef Management and Policy.
- Nasby, N. Embley, R., Tissot, B.N, Hixon. M., Wright, Wright, Merle,
S. and W. Wakefield. 2002. Integration of Historical Groundfish
Habitat Data with New High Resolution Remotely Sensed Data on Heceta
Bank, Oregon. Fisheries Bulletin 100(4):739-751.
- Tissot, B. N. and L. E. Hallacher. 2003. The effects of aquarium collectors
on coral reef fishes in Hawaii. Conservation Biology 17(6): 1759-1768
- Tissot, B.N. , Walsh, W. and L. E. Hallacher. 2004. Evaluating the
effectiveness of a marine reserve network in Hawaii to increase the
productivity of an aquarium fishery. Pacific Science 58(2): 175-188.
- Tissot, B. N., W. Waldo Wakefield, N. P.F. Puniwai, J. Pirtle, K.York
and J. E.R. Clemons. 2004. Abundance and distribution of
structure-forming megafaunal invertebrates, including cold-water corals,
on Heceta Bank, Oregon, 2000-2002. NOAA Technical Report, 48pp.
- Aaby, A., D. J. Wright, B. N. Tissot. 2004. Case Study of the ArcGIS
Marine Data Model: Examining Habitat Utilization Patterns of Reef Fish
along the West Coast of Hawaii. Proc. 24th Annual ESRI User Conference,
San Diego, CA, Paper 1458.
Capitini, C., B. N. Tissot, M. Carroll, W. Walsh and S. Peck. 2004. Aquarium fisheries management in west Hawaii: a dynamic conflict. Soc. Nat. Res. 17: 763-778.
- Tissot, B. N. 2004. Long-term population trends in the black abalone, Haliotis
cracheroidii, along the eastern pacific coast. NOAA Technical
Report for ESA Status Review. 41 pp.
- Walsh, W. J., B. N. Tissot and L. E. Hallacher. 2004. A
report on the findings and recommendations of effectiveness of
the West Hawai`i regional fishery management area. Report to the 23rd
Hawaii Legislature. 38 pp.
- Tissot, B. N. 2005. Integral marine ecology: community-based fishery
management in Hawaii. World Futures 61: 79-95.
- Wakefield, W.W., C.E. Whitmire, J.E.R. Clemons, B.N. Tissot. 2005.
Fish habitat studies: Combining high-resolution geological and
biological data. In P. W. Barnes and J. P. Thomas, editors.
Benthic habitats and the effects of fishing. American Fisheries Society,
Symposium 41; 199-138. Bethesda, Maryland.
- Tissot, B. N., M. M. Yoklavich, M. S. Love, K. York and M. Amend. 2006. Benthic invertebrates
that form habitat structures on deep banks off southern California, with
special reference to deep sea coral. Fisheries Bulletin 104: 167-181.
- Williams, I. D., W.J. Walsh, B.N. Tissot, L.E. Hallacher. 2006. Impact of observers’ experience level on counts of fishes in underwater visual surveys. Marine Ecology Progress Series 310: 185-191.