Tracey Smart

Address: SCDNR Marine Resources Institute, 217 Fort Johnson Road
Phone: 843.953.9226


Ph.D., 2008, University of Oregon 
M.S., 2004, University of Oregon

Research Interests

  • Life history ecology
  • Reproductive ecology
  • Biological oceanography
  • Fisheries science

Current Projects

  • Spatiotemporal changes in reef fish and coastal species distribution, habitat use, and abundance
  • Survey design for deepwater snapper-grouper
  • Life history of snapper-grouper, sciaenids, and mackerels
  • Recruitment indices in the southeast U.S.


  • Chris Pickens, Tracey Smart, Marcel Reichert, George R. Sedberry, Daniel McGlinn. 2021.  No effect of marine protected areas on managed reef fish species in the southeastern United States Atlantic Ocean. Regional Studies in Marine Science. 44: 1-14.
  • Smart, T.I., W.J. Bubley, D.M. Glasgow, M.J.M. Reichert. Spatial Distribution and Habitat Use in Red Porgy Pagrus pagrus in waters off the Southeast U.S. Atlantic Coast.  Marine and Coastal Fisheries. 12:381-394. DOI: 10.1002/mcf2.10135.
  • Bacheler, N.M. and T.I. Smart. 2016. Multi-decadal decline in reef fish abundance and species richness in the southeast USA assessed by standardized trap catches. Mar Biol 163: 1-26.  DOI 10.1007/s00227-015-2774-x
  • Lytton, A.R., J.C. Ballenger, M.J.M. Reichert, & T.I. Smart. 2016. Age validation of the North Atlantic stock of wreckfish (Polyprion americanus), based on bomb radiocarbon (14C), and new estimates of life history parameters. Fishery Bulletin 114(1):77-89.
  • Willis, C. M., Richardson, J., Smart, T., Cowan, J., and Biondo, P. (2015). Diet composition, feeding strategy, and diet overlap of 3 sciaenids along the southeastern United States. Fishery Bulletin. 113:290-301. DOI: 10.7755/FB.113.3.5
  • Smart, T.I., E.C. Siddon, and J.T. Duffy-Anderson (2013).  Vertical distributions of the early life stages of walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) in the southeastern Bering Sea.  Deep Sea Res II 94: 201-210.
  • T.I. Smart, J.T. Duffy-Anderson, J.K. Horne.  2012.  Alternating temperature states influence walleye pollock early life stages in the southeastern Bering Sea.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 455: 257-267.
  • T.I. Smart, J.T. Duffy-Anderson, J.K. Horne, E.V. Farley, C.D. Wilson, J.M. Napp. 2012.  Influence of environment on walleye pollock eggs, larvae, and juveniles in the southeastern Bering Sea.  Deep-Sea Research II 65-70: 196-207.
  • Tracey I. Smart, Craig M. Young & Richard B. Emlet.  2011. Environmental cues and seasonal reproduction in a temperate estuary: a case study of Owenia collaris (Annelida: Polychaeta, Oweniidae).  Marine Ecology 33(3): 290-301.
  • Smart, T.I and G. Von Dassow.  2009.  Unusual development of the mitraria larva in the polychaete Owenia collaris.  Biological Bulletin.  217: 253-268.