Peter Etnoyer

Peter Etnoyer

Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Resaearch
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  (United States)
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Research interests

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Dr. Peter Etnoyer has expertise in octocoral systematics, deep benthic survey techniques, and geographic information systems (GIS). He holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Duke University, and a PhD from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi. His master's research used GIS to design marine protected area networks in the Philippines and Caribbean. His PhD dissertation research examined the diversity and distribution of deep-water octocorals (mostly sea fans, or gorgonians) using a large dataset of ROV images on and around Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.


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1 s2.0 s0967064515001800 main Coral injuries observed at Mesophotic Reefs after the Deepwater Horizon oil discharge | article
Silva M, Etnoyer PJ, MacDonald IR (2016)
Deep-Sea Res Part II 129:96-107
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10.1007   s00338 015 1363 2 Decline in condition of gorgonian octocorals on mesophotic reefs in the northern Gulf of Mexico: before and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill | article
Etnoyer PJ, Wickes LN, Silva M, Dubick JD, Balthis L, Salgado E, MacDonald IR (2016)
Coral Reefs 35:77-90
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Research keywords
Research summary (from publications)
2  Disturbances
1  Biodiversity
1  Ecology
1  Long-term monitoring

2  Octocorallia (Soft Corals)
1  Fishes
1  Antipatharia (Black Corals)
1  Other invertebrates

2  USA - Gulf of Mexico

2  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
1  Coring / drilling
1  Surface-deployed sensors and samplers

2  Silva