Michael Dance headshotMichael Dance

Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences 

Email: mdance1@lsu.edu  

Office: 2255 Energy, Coast & Environment Building

Phone: 225-578-1243

Bachelor’s Degree(s): B.S., Auburn University

Master’s Degree(s): M.S., University of West Florida

Ph.D.(s): Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Research Interests

Movement ecology, fisheries science, population connectivity, stock assessment, seascape ecology, habitat use, early life history of marine fishes

Recent Publications

Google Scholar Profile

Wetmore LS, Dance MA, Hill RL, Rooker JR. (2020). Community dynamics of fish assemblages on mid-shelf and outer-shelf coral reefs in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:152. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2020.00152/full

Rooker JR, Wells RJD, Addis P, Arrizabalaga H, Baptista M, Bearzi G, Dance MA, Fraile I, Lacoue-Labarthe T, Lee JM, Megalofonou P, Rosa R, Sobrino I, Sykes A, Vilanueva R. (2020). Natural geochemical markers reveal environmental history and population connectivity of common cuttlefish in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 2020309. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2020.0309

Plumlee JD, Dance KM, Dance MA, Rooker JR, TinHan TC, Shipley JB, Wells RD. (2020). Fish assemblages associated with artificial reefs assessed using multiple gear types in the northwest Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science 96(0). https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/umrsmas/bullmar/pre-prints/content-bms_9605

Dance, MA, Rooker, JR. (2019). Cross-shelf habitat shifts of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. PLoS ONE, 14(3), e0213506. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/authors?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0213506

Rooker, J. R., Dance, M.A., Wells, R. D., Ajemian, M. J., Block, B. A., Castleton, M. R., Drymon, J. M., Falterman, B. J., Franks, J. S., Hammerschlag, N., others (2019). Population connectivity of pelagic megafauna in the Cuba-Mexico-United States triangle. Nature Scientific Reports, 9(1), 1663. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-38144-8