Bryan Frazier

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Address: Marine Resources Research Institute, 217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: (843) 953-9843


M.S., 2013, College of Charleston

Research Interests

  • Life history and behavioral ecology of fishes

Current and planned research projects

  • Long-term monitoring of elasmobranch populations
  • Life history of elasmobranchs (age and growth and reproduction)
  • Post-release mortality of recreational fishes
  • Movement ecology of elasmobranchs off the southeastern U.S.


  • Cassidy, P., C.N. Belcher, D.M. Bethea, W.B. Driggers III, B.S. Frazier, R.J. Latour. 2017. Preliminary recovery of coastal sharks in the southeast U.S. Fish and Fisheries DOI:10.1111/faf.12210.
  • Barker, A.M., B.S. Frazier, D.M. Bethea, J.R. Gold, and D.S. Portnoy. 2017. Identification of young‐of‐the‐year great hammerhead shark Sphyrna mokarran in northern Florida and South Carolina. Journal of Fish Biology doi: 10.1111/jfb.13356.
  • Portnoy, D.S., C.M. Hollenbeck, D.M. Bethea, B.S. Frazier, J. Gelsleichter, and J.R. Gold. 2016. Population structure, gene flow, and historical demography of a small coastal shark (Carcharhinus isodon) in U.S. waters of the Western Atlantic Ocean. ICES Journal of Marine Science doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsw098.
  • Shaw, A.L., B.S. Frazier, J.R. Kucklick, G. Sancho. 2016. Trophic Ecology of a Predatory Community in a Shallow-Water, High-Salinity Estuary Assessed by Stable Isotope Analysis. Marine and Coastal Fisheries. 8: 46-61.
  • Frazier, B.S., W.B. Driggers III, D.H. Adams, C.M. Jones and J.K. Loefer. 2014. Validated age, growth and maturity of the bonnethead Sphyrna tiburo in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Fish Biology 85: 688-712.
  • Frazier, B.S., W.B. Driggers III and G.F. Ulrich. 2014. Longevity of Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks Rhizoprionodon terraenovae and Blacknose Sharks Carcharhinus acronotus in the western North Atlantic Ocean based on tag-recapture data and direct age estimates. F1000Research 3:190 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.4767.1)
  • Driggers III, W.B., B.S. Frazier, D.H. Adams, G.F. Ulrich, C.M. Jones, E.R. Hoffmayer and M. Campbell. 2014. Site fidelity and group cohesion of Sphyrna tiburo (L. 1758) within two discrete coastal ecosystems in South Carolina, USA. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 459: 61-69.
  • Portnoy, D.S., C.M. Hollenbeck, C.N. Belcher., W.B. Driggers III, B.S. Frazier, J. Gelsleichter, R.D. Grubbs, J.R. Gold. 2014. Post-glacial genetic demography and contemporary population structure of the blacknose shark, Carcharhinus acronotus, in the western North Atlantic. Molecular Ecology doi: 10.1111/mec.12954.
  • Shiffman D.S., B.S. Frazier, J.R. Kucklick, D. Abel, J. Brandes and G. Sancho. 2014. Feeding ecology of the sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) in South Carolina estuaries revealed through d13C and d15N stable isotope analysis. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 6: 156-169.