Professional Experience in Research



1983 - 1993 Ph.D. Dissertation research : University of South Florida. Dissertation topic: Population Structure and Trophodynamics of Lanternfish (Pisces: Myctophidae) Larvae of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. Dissertation Chairman: Dr. T.L. Hopkins.

1988 - 1990 Biological Scientist : Florida Department of Natural Resources. Supervised Coastal Zone Management Project investigating the distribution of fishes in the Little Manatee River, Florida.

Publications and Presentations

Nobles, M., C. Dawson, and W. J. Conley 2015.  A Decade of Disturbance: The Impact of Hurricanes, Oil Spills, and Dead Zones on Organisms of the Mississippi Sound.  SUNY Potsdam Research and Creative Endeavors Symposium

Conley, WJ , C Carlton, ET Lowe, and D Pawlowski (2012) After the Storm:The Affect of Hurricane Katrina on the Distribution and Abundance of Common Coastal Fishes and Shrimp in the Mississippi Sound. BIOS

Conley, W.J. and J.V. Gartner, Jr. 2009. Growth among larvae of lanternfishes (Teleostei: Myctophidae) from the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science 84:123-135

Conley, W.J. and T.L. Hopkins (2004). Feeding Ecology of Lanternfish (Pisces: Myctophidae) Larvae: Diet Preferences Reflected in Morphology. Bull Mar Sci 75:361-379

DeLeon, M.F., R.O. Reese and W.J. Conley. (1991). Effects of Fixation and Serial Dehydration on Shrinkage in Common Snook Prolarvae (Centropomus undecimalis). NOAA Tech. Rep. 95:121-128.

Reese, R.O., M.F. DeLeon, and W.J. Conley. (1991). Morphological Effects from Long-term Storage in Fixatives and Alcohol in Common Snook Prolarvae (Centropomus undecimalis). NOAA Tech. Rep. 95:129-137.

Gartner, J.V., W.J. Conley and T.L. Hopkins. 1989. Escapement by Fishes from Midwater Trawls: A Case Study using Lanternfishes (Pisces: Myctophidae). Fish. Bull. 87:213-222.

Conley, W. J. and J. V. Gartner. 1986. The Vertical Distribution and Abundance of Lanternfish Larvae (Family: Myctophidae) in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. Seventh Annual Graduate Student Symposium.

Matheson, R.E. Jr., W.J. Conley, K. A. Killiam, and K. D. Haddad. 1989. Fish Community-Habitat Relationships along a Salinity gradient in the Tampa Bay Estuary. 69th Annual Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologist. San Francisco. Poster.

Haddad, K.D., G. McGarry, R.E. Matheson, Jr., W.J. Conley, P. Carlson, and K.A. Killiam. Assessment of Fisheries Habitat. Report to Coastal Zone Management.