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Eric Montie

University of South Carolina Beaufort

Address: Dept. of Natural Sciences, Univ. of South Carolina Beaufort, One University Blvd., Bluffton, SC 29909
Phone: 843.208.8107
E-mail: emontie@uscb.edu
Personal Website: http://www.uscb.edu/academics/academic_departments/natural_sciences/research/emontie.html



Education

Ph.D., 2006, MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Biological Oceanography


Research Interests

  • Marine sensory and neurobiology, marine bioacoustics (sound production and hearing), fish biology, marine mammal biology, toxicology, noise pollution, climate change

Current research projects

  • Spatial patterns and temporal rhythms of estuarine soundscapes
  • Understanding spawning aggregations of sciaenids using passive and active acoustics
  • Precise and long-term acoustic monitoring of fish spawning aggregations as a means to detect phenological shifts in reproduction associated with climate change
  • Effects of dredging and shipping noise on acoustic communication of fish and bottlenose dolphins
  • Neuroimaging of marine mammal brains
  • Effects of chemical pollutants on the brain and hearing of marine mammals

Publications

  • Montie, E.W., Hoover, M., Kehrer, C., Yost, J., Brenkert, K., O’Donnell, T., Denson, M.R. (2016). Acoustic monitoring indicates a positive relationship between calling frequency and spawning in captive spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus). Accepted to PeerJ on 8/9/2016. 
  • Montie, E.W., Kehrer, C., Yost, J., Brenkert, K., O’Donnell, T., Denson, M.R. (2015). Long-term monitoring of captive red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) reveals that calling incidence and structure correlate with egg deposition. Journal of Fish Biology 88, 1776-1795.
  • Colon-Perez, L.M ., Spindler, C., Goicochea, S., Triplett, W., Parekh, M., Montie, E., Carney, P., Price, C., Mareci, T. (2015). Dimensionless, scale invariant, edge weight metric for the study of complex structural networks. PLOS ONE. 10(7): e0131493. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131493.
  • Montie, E.W., Vega, S., & Powell, M. (2015). Seasonal and spatial patterns of fish sound production in the May River, South Carolina. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144, 705-716.
  • Powell, M.H., Nguyen, H.V., Gilbert, M., Parekh, M., Colon-Perez, L.M., Mareci, T.H., Montie, E.W. (2012).  Magnetic resonance imaging and volumetric analysis: novel tools to study thyroid hormone disruption and its effects on white matter development.  Neurotoxicology 33, 1322-1329.
  • Montie, E.W., Wheeler, E., Pussini, N., Battey, T.W.K., Van Bonn, W., Gulland, F. (2012).  Magnetic resonance imaging reveals that brain atrophy is more severe in older California sea lions with domoic acid toxicosis. Harmful Algae 20, 19-29.
  • Fair, P.A., Montie, E., Balthis, L., Reif, J.S., Bossart, G.D. (2011).  Influences of biological variables and geographic location on circulating concentrations of thyroid hormones in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). General and Comparative Endocrinology 174, 184-194.
  • Van Bonn, W., Montie, E., Dennison, S., Pussini, N., Cook, P., Greig, D., Barakos, J., Colegrove, K., Gulland, F. (2011). Evidence of injury caused by gas bubbles in a live marine mammal: barotraumas in a California sea lion Zalophus californianus. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 96, 89-96.
  • Moore, M.J., Hammar, T., Arruda, J., Cramer, S., Dennison, S., Montie, E., Fahlman, A. (2011). Hyperbaric computed tomographic measurement of lung compression in seals and dolphins. The Journal of Experimental Biology 214, 2390-2397.
  • Montie, E.W., Manire, C.A., Mann, D.A. (2011). Live CT imaging of sound reception anatomy and hearing measurements in the pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata). The Journal of Experimental Biology 214, 945-955. (INSIDE JEB).
  • Mann, D., Hill-Cook, M., Manire, C., Greenhow, D., Montie, E., et al. (2010). Hearing loss in stranded odontocete dolphins and whales. PLoS ONE 5(11): e13824. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013824.
  • Montie, E.W., Wheeler, E., Pussini, N., Battey, T.W.K., Barakos, J., Dennison, S., Colegrove, K., Gulland, F., (2010). Magnetic resonance imaging quality and volumes of brain structures from live and postmortem imaging of California sea lions with clinical signs of domoic acid toxicosis. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 91, 243-256.
  • Montie, E.W., Letcher, R.J., Reddy, C.M., Moore, M.J., Rubinstein, B., Hahn, M.E., (2010). Brominated flame retardants and organochlorine contaminants in winter flounder, harp and hooded seals, and North Atlantic right whales from the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60, 1160-1169.
  • Montie, E.W., Pussini, N., Schneider, G.E., Battey, T.W.K., Dennison, S., Barakos, J., Gulland, F., (2009). Neuroanatomy and volumes of brain structures of a live California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) from magnetic resonance images. The Anatomical Record 292, 1523-1547. (FRONT COVER OF JOURNAL).
  • Wilson, M., Montie, E.W., Mann, K.A., Mann, D.A., (2009). Ultrasound detection in the Gulf menhaden requires gas-filled bullae and an intact lateral line. The Journal of Experimental Biology 212, 3422-3427.
  • Montie, E.W., Reddy, C.M., Gebbink, W.A., Touhey, K.E., Hahn, M.E., Letcher, R.J., (2009). Organohalogen contaminants and metabolites in cerebrospinal fluid and cerebellum gray matter in short-beaked common dolphins and Atlantic white-sided dolphins from the western North Atlantic. Environmental Pollution 157, 2345-2358.
  • Montie, E.W., Garvin, S.R., Fair, P.A., Bossart, G.D., Mitchum, G.B., McFee, W.E., Speakman, T., Starczak, V.R., Hahn, M.E., (2008). Blubber morphology in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the southeastern United States: influence of geographic location, age class, and reproductive state. Journal of Morphology 269, 496-511.
  • Montie, E.W., Fair, P.A., Bossart, G.D., Mitchum, G.B., Houde, M., Muir, D.C.G., Letcher, R.J., McFee, W.E., Starczak, V.R., Stegeman, J.J., Hahn, M.E., (2008). Cytochrome P4501A1 expression, polychlorinated biphenyls and hydroxylated metabolites, and blubber dynamics of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the Southeast United States. Aquatic Toxicology 86, 397-412.
  • Montie, E.W., Schneider, G.E., Ketten, D.R., Marino, L., Touhey, K.E., Hahn, M.E., (2008). Volumetric neuroimaging of the brain of the Atlantic white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus) from in situ magnetic resonance images. The Anatomical Record 291, 263-282.
  • Montie, E.W., Schneider, G.E., Ketten, D.R., Marino, L., Touhey, K.E., Hahn, M.E., (2007). Neuroanatomy of the subadult and fetal brain of the Atlantic white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus) from in situ magnetic resonance images. The Anatomical Record 290, 1459-1479. (FRONT COVER OF JOURNAL).