NOAA Coastal Center for Environmental Health and
Biomolecular Research (CCEHBR)
Protected Areas and Resources Branch
219 Fort Johnson Rd.
Charleston, SC 29412
Ph.D., 2009, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Research emphasis: Deep-sea coral diversity and ecology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for marine conservation and management
Current and planned research projects:
- habitat suitability modeling of deep octocorals on raised topographies, including seamounts in the Gulf of Alaska and banks in the Gulf of Mexico
- commensal and agonistic interactions of benthic invertebrates and deep-sea octocorals in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea
- importance of octocorals as nursery substrate for deep-sea catsharks
- effects of ocean acidification on deep-sea corals
- Etnoyer, PJ, Sanchez JA, Wirshing HH. 2010. Rapid Assessment of Octocoral Diversity and Habitat on Saba Bank, Netherlands Antilles. PLoS ONE 5(5): e10668. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010668.
- Etnoyer, P, Wood J, Shirley TC. 2010. How large is the seamount biome? Oceanography 23(1): 206-209.
- Etnoyer, P. 2008. A new species of Isidella bamboo coral (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea: Isididae) from Northeast Pacific seamounts. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 121(4): 541-553.
- Etnoyer, PJ, Warrenchuk J. 2007. A catshark nursery in a deep gorgonian field in the Mississippi Canyon, Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science 81(3): 553-559.