Wally Bubley

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Address: Marine Resources Research Institute, 217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.953.9810
E-mail: bubleyw@dnr.sc.gov


     Ph.D., 2010, University of New Hampshire
     M.S., 2005, College of Charleston

Research Interests

  • Fisheries science
  • Fisheries ecology
  • Fish life history (age/growth/reproduction)

Current and planned research projects

  • Marine Resources Monitoring Assessment and Prediction (MARMAP) program: fisheries survey to examine spatial and temporal trends in fish abundance, assemblages, and life history
  • Elasmobranch age/growth/reproduction/movement


  • Passerotti, M.S., T.E. Helser, I. Benson, B. Barnett, J.C. Ballenger, W.J. Bubley, M.J.M Reichert, and J.M. Quattro (2020). Age estimation of red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) using FT-NIR spectroscopy: Feasibility of application to production ageing for management. ICES Journal of Marine Science.
  • Bubley, W.J., B. Galuardi, A.W. Dukes, and W.E. Jenkins (2020). Incorporating Depth into Habitat Use Descriptions for Sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) and Habitat Overlap with other Billfishes in the Western North Atlantic. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 638: 137-148.
  • Gamboa-Salazar, K.R., D.M. Wyanski, W.J. Bubley, and N. Klibansky (2020). Effects of Age and Size on Spawning and Egg Production in Gag and Scamp Grouper off the Southeastern United States. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 77(1): 290-299.
  • Vinyard, E. A., B.S. Frazier, J.M. Drymon, J. Gelsleichter, and W.J. Bubley (2019). Age, Growth, and Maturation of the Finetooth Shark, Carcharhinus isodon, in the Western North Atlantic Ocean. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 102: 1499-1517.
  • Bubley, W.J., J.A. Sulikowski, D.M. Koester, and P.C.W. Tsang (2013). Using a multi-parameter approach to reassess maturity of spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias, following increased fishing pressure in the Western North Atlantic. Fisheries Research. 147: 202-212.
  • Bubley, W.J., J. Kneebone, J.A. Sulikowski, and P.C. Tsang. (2012) Reassessment of Spiny Dogfish, Squalus acanthias, Age and Growth Using Vertebrae and Dorsal Fin Spines. Journal of Fish Biology. 80: 1300-1319.
  • Sulikowski, J.A., B. Galuardi, W.J. Bubley, N.B. Furey, W.B. Driggers III, G.W. Ingram Jr., and P.C. Tsang. (2010) Use of satellite tags to reveal the movements of spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias, in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 418: 249-254.
  • Bubley, W.J. and O. Pashuk. (2010) Life history of a simultaneously hermaphroditic fish, Diplectrum formosum, from the Atlantic waters of the United States. The Journal of Fish Biology. 77: 676-691.