Kelly J Smith

Associate Professor

Biology • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Teaching responsibilities:  Ichthyology, Field Studies in Marine Science, Restoration Ecology, Limnology, General Biology II, Introduction to Environmental Studies

 

Research expertise: Coastal fish ecology, salt marsh and estuarine ecology, restoration biology, aquatic biology

Education

B.S. (Biology) State University of New York, College at Oswego (1987)


Ph.D. (Ecology and Evolution) Rutgers University (1995)

Biography

My current research interests focus on juvenile fish ecology in estuarine environments. I am especially interested in the interaction between habitat structure and quality, and population size and species diversity of estuarine resident fishes. I am currently investigating the effects of different methods of shoreline restoration on fish habitat use and abundance. Much of my research has direct implications for management and conservation of estuarine habitats and resources.

Affiliations

Southeast Estuarine Research Society

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Contract through the Fish and Wildlife Commission "American eel (Anguilla rostrata) abundance and distribution in a northeastern Florida estuary." Co-PIs Dr. C Hackney and Dr. E Johnson.  2014, 2015

 

Collaborative grant with the Friends of the GTMNERR received from the Atlantic Coast Fish Habitat Program: “Restoring Coastal Fish Habitat Using Oysters, Mussels, and Marsh Grass at Guana Peninsula, FL" 2013-2015.

Publications & Presentations

Hanke, M. H, K. J. Smith, A. L. Digirolamo. 2013. Spatial approach to understanding habitat utilization by silver perch (Bairdiella chrysoura) in Northeast Florida estuaries. Florida Scientist.  76:467-477

 

Smith, M.; J. Gelsleichter, PhD; and K. J. Smith, PhD. 2012. Protein expression of hypoxia-Inducible factor 1-alpha in Leiostomus xanthurus exposed to constant and diel-cycling hypoxia. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.  424-425:1-4.

 

Shyn, A., S. J. Chalk, K. Smith, N. L. Charnock & G. K. Bielmyer.  2012.  Zinc Distribution in the Organs of Adult Fundulus heteroclitus After Waterborne Zinc Exposure in Freshwater and Saltwater. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.  DOI 10.1007/s00244-012-9805-0

 

Bielmyer, Gretchen K.; Joseph B. Bullington; Carri A. DeCarlo; Stuart J. Chalk; Kelly Smith. 2012. The Effects of Salinity on Acute Toxicity of Zinc to Two Euryhaline Species of Fish, Fundulus heteroclitus and Kryptolebias marmoratus. Integrative and Comparative Biology; doi: 10.1093/icb/ics045

 

Hanke, M. H., and K. J. Smith. 2011. Tolerance and response of silver perch Bairdiella chrysoura to hypoxia. Aquatic Biology. Vol. 14: 77–85

 

Rossi, A. M., D. C. Moon, D. Casamatta, K. Smith, C. Bentzien, J. McGregor, A. Norwich, E. Perkerson, R. Perkerson, J. Savinin, K. Stokes, and D. Doebberfuhl. 2010. Pilot study on the effects of partially restored riparian plant communities on habitat quality and biodiversity along first-order tributaries of the Lower St. Johns River. Journal of Water Resource and Protection. Doi:10.4236/jwarp.2010.29090

 

Galleher, S. N., I. Gonzalez, M. Gilg, and K. Smith. 2009. Abundance and distribution of larval and juvenile Fundulus heteroclitus in Northeast Florida Marshes. Southeastern Naturalist. 8(3): 494-502.

 

Galleher, S.N., M.R. Gilg and K.J. Smith. 2009. Comparison of sub-adult thermal maxima in Fundulus heteroclitus and F. grandis. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. DOI 10.1007/s10685-009-9347-1

 

Able, K. W., K. J. Smith, and S. M. Hagan. 2005. Fish composition and abundance in New Jersey salt marsh pools: sampling technique effects. Northeastern Naturalist. 12(4): 485-502.

 

Smith, K. J., & Able, K. W. 2003. Dissolved oxygen dynamics in salt marsh pools and its potential impacts on fish assemblages. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 258: 223-232.

 

Smith, K., G. L. Taghon, and K. W. Able. 2001. Trophic linkages in marshes: feeding in young-of-the-year mummichog, Fundulus heteroclitus. In: Concepts and Controversies in Tidal Marsh Ecology. M. Weinstein and D. Kreeger, eds. Kluwer Press.

SmithContact Information

Building 59, Room 1314

(904) 620-1954

ksmith@unf.edu