David Wyanski

Address: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Phone: 843.953.9065
E-mail: wyanskid@dnr.sc.gov


M.A., 1990, College of William and Mary

Research Interests

  • life history and taxonomy of marine fishes, fisheries biology

Current and planned research projects

  • reproductive strategies of red porgy, wreckfish, and groupers 
  • monitoring the length and abundance of fishes at Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary


  • Marks, A.D., D.W. Kerstetter, D.M. Wyanski, and T.T. Sutton. 2020. Reproductive ecology of dragonfishes (Stomiiformes: Stomiidae) in the Gulf of Mexico. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:101. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00101
  • Gamboa-Salazar, K., D.M. Wyanski, W.J. Bubley, and N. Klibansky. 2019. Effects of age and size on spawning and egg production in gag and scamp grouper off the southeastern United States. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 77:290-299. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsz174.
  • Kolmos, K.J., D.M. Wyanski, D.B. White, and P.P. Mikell. 2019. Temporal changes in the life history of snowy grouper (Hyporthodus niveatus) off North and South Carolina, and factors that influence spawning dynamics. Fish. Bull. 117:308-321.
  • Farmer, N.A., W.D. Heyman, M. Karnauskas, S. Kobara, T.I. Smart, J.C. Ballenger, et al. 2017. Timing and locations of reef fish spawning off the southeastern United States. PLoS ONE 12:e0172968. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172968
  • Fitzhugh, G.R., K.W. Shertzer, G.T. Kellison, D.M. Wyanski. 2012. Review of size- and age- dependence in batch spawning: implications for stock assessment of species exhibiting indeterminate fecundity. Fish. Bull. 110:413-425.
  • Brown-Peterson, N.J., D.M. Wyanski, F. Saborido-Rey, B.J. Macewicz, and S.K. Lowerre-Barbieri. 2011. A standardized terminology for describing reproductive development in fishes. Mar. Coastal Fish. 3:52-70.
  • Meister, H.S., D.M. Wyanski, J.K. Loefer, S.W. Ross, A.M. Quattrini, and K.J. Sulak. 2005. Further evidence for the invasion and establishment of Pterois volitans (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae) along the Atlantic coast of the United States. Southeast. Nat. 4:193-206.
  • Wyanski, D.M., and T.E. Targett. 2000. Development of transformation larvae and juveniles of Ctenogobius boleosoma, C. shufeldti, and Gobionellus oceanicus (Pisces:Gobiidae) from western North Atlantic estuaries, with notes on early life history. Bull. Mar. Sci. 67:709-728.
  • Wyanski, D.M., D.B. White, and C.A. Barans. 2000. Growth, population age structure, and aspects of the reproductive biology of snowy grouper, Epinephelus niveatus, off North Carolina and South Carolina. Fish. Bull. 98:199-218.