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F. Joel Fodrie



F. Joel Fodrie
Assistant Professor
Phone: 252.726.6841 ext 149
Fax: 252.726.2426
157 Coker Hall
3431 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557

Area of Interest

Coastal Biological Oceanography

- Fish and bivalve population ecology
- Connectivity of marine populations and ecosystems
- Complex trophic interactions in marine communities
- Ecosystem function in relation to habitat quality, availability and utilization
- Long-term community patterns


  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD), Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, 2006
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., Biology and History, 1999

Selected Publications

Fodrie, FJ and KL Heck, Jr. (2011) Response of coastal fishes to the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. PLoS One 6(7): e21609. *Article featured at

Fodrie, FJ, BJ Becker, LA Levin, K Gruenthal and PA McMillan (2011) Connectivity clues from short-term variability in settlement and geochemical tags of mytilid mussels. Journal of Sea Research 65: 141-150. *Cited by Faculty of 1000 as in the top 2% of Biology papers

Martin, CW, FJ Fodrie, KL Heck Jr and J Mattila (2010) Differential habitat use and antipredator response of juvenile roach (Rutilus rutilus) to olfactory and visual cues from multiple predators. Oecologia 162: 893-902.

Fodrie, FJ, KL Heck Jr, SP Powers, WM Graham and KL Robinson (2010) Climate-related, decadal-scale assemblage changes of seagrass-associated fishes in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Global Change Biology 16: 48-59.

Fodrie, FJ, LA Levin and AJ Lucas (2009) Use of population fitness to evaluate the nursery function of juvenile habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series 385: 39-49.

Fodrie, FJ, MD Kenworthy and SP Powers (2008) Unintended facilitation between marine consumers generates enhanced mortality for their shared prey. Ecology 89(12): 3268-3274.

Fodrie, FJ and LA Levin (2008) Linking juvenile habitat utilization to population dynamics of the California halibut. Limnology and Oceanography 53(2): 799-812.

Fodrie, FJ, and SH Herzka (2008) Tracking juvenile fish movement and nursery contribution within arid coastal embayments via otolith microchemistry. Marine Ecology Progress Series 361: 253-265.

Becker, BJ, LA Levin, FJ Fodrie and PA McMillan (2007) Complex larval connectivity patterns among marine invertebrate populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(9): 3267-3272. *Cited by Faculty of 1000 as in the top 2% of Biology papers

Related Links

Fodrie Lab Website

Graduate Students

Michelle Brodeur
Sara Coleman
Justin Ridge (co-advised with Tony Rodriguez)
Ian Kroll
Danielle Keller
Clancy Brown