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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

  • Smott, S., Monczak, A., Miller, M., Montie, E.W. (2017). Boat noise in an estuarine soundscape – a potential risk on the acoustic communication and reproduction of soniferous fish in the May River, South Carolina. Accepted to Marine Pollution Bulletin with minor revisions 2/21/18.
  • Monczak, A., Berry A., Kehrer C., Montie E.W. (2017). Long-term acoustic monitoring of fish calling provides baseline estimates of reproductive timelines in the May River estuary, southeastern USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 581, 1-19. (FEATURE ARTICLE).
  • Montie, E.W., Hoover, M., Kehrer, C., Yost, J., Brenkert, K., O’Donnell, T., Denson, M.R. (2017). Acoustic monitoring indicates a positive relationship between calling frequency and spawning in captive spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus). PeerJ 5:e2944; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2944.
  • Montie, E.W., Kehrer, C., Yost, J., Brenkert, K., O’Donnell, T., Denson, M.R. (2016). 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.
  • 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.