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

Conley, W.J. (in revision) Vertical distribution and abundance of lanternfish (Pisces: Myctophidae) larvae, and their prey, from the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

Blackburn, 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

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. 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.