Professional Experience in Research
Onboard the R/V Suncoaster - 505um Ichthyoplankton Net
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.
1982 - 1983 Biological Aide: NMFS/NOAA. Laboratory and shipboard assistance
with experiments regarding the trophic interactions between fish larvae,
copepods, and phytoplankton as well as analysis of biological data.
1979 - 1983 M.S. Thesis research: Southeastern Massachusetts University.
Thesis title: "A Comparison of Herbivory and Carnivory for Two Coastal
Marine Copepods". Thesis Chairman: Dr. Jefferson T. Turner.
Selected Publications and Presentations
W.J. (in revision) Vertical distribution and abundance of lanternfish (Pisces:
Myctophidae) larvae, and their prey, from the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
A., N. O’Brien, and W. J. Walter Conley. 2015. An Analysis of the Role of Diatoms
Extracellular Polysaccharide Secretions in Formation. SUNY Potsdam Research and
Creative Endeavors Symposium
W.J. and J.V. Gartner, Jr. 2009. Growth among larvae of lanternfishes
(Teleostei: Myctophidae) from the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine
Conley, W.J. and T.L. Hopkins 2004. Feeding Ecology of Lanternfish (Pisces:
Myctophidae) Larvae: Diet Preferences Reflected in Morphology. Bulletin
of Marine Science 75:361-379
Trevett J.B and W.J. Conley. 2004. Dietary analysis of three copepods
from Clear Pond, NY. Great Lakes Research Consortium Annual Student Faculty
Conference. Syracuse University.
Conley, W.J. and Jefferson T. Turner. (1991). The Zooplankton and Phytoplankton
of the Westport River Estuary. Hydrobiologia 210:225-232.
Conley, W.J., T.L. Hopkins, J.V. Gartner, Jr., M.E. Flock, J. Torres,
K. Passarella, E. Hopkins. 1990. Microscale Patterns of Zooplankton Abundance:
Construction of an Ichthyoplanktonic Prey Field. 14th Annual Larval Fish
Conference. Beaufort, North Carolina.
Conley, W.J. and J.T. Turner. 1985. Omnivory by Two Coastal Marine Copepods,
Centropages hamatus and Labidocera aestiva. Mar. Ecol. Prog.
Ser. 21: 113 - 120.
Turner, J.T., P. Tester and W.J. Conley. 1985. Predation by the Marine Copepod
Corycaeus amazonicus Feeding Upon Natural Prey. J. Exp. Mar. Biol.
Ecol. 84: 191 - 202.