Dr. Tara Cox

Dr. Tara Cox

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Marine and Environmental Sciences, Graduate Studies
Discipline: Marine Sciences
Office: Harris Hall Rm. 102
Phone: 912.358.4097
Fax: 912.358.4600
Email: coxt@savannahstate.edu

Biography

Dr. Cox is a conservation biologist with expertise in the spatial ecology of large marine vertebrates. She runs the Savannah State University Dolphin Science (SSUDS) lab that hosts graduate (MS) and undergraduate students.

Research Interests

spatial ecology, conservation biology, policy, marine mammalogy

Education

PhD, Ecology - Duke University
Masters – Other, Coastal Environmental Management - Duke University
BS, Biology - Davidson College

Awards & Honors

Not Available

Publications

Title: Standardization and application of metrics to quantify human-interaction behaviors by the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops spp.)
Publication Date: 10/1/2014
Publisher: Marine Mammal Science
Volume: 130
Issue: 4
Page Number: 1320-1334
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Robin Perrtree, Carolyn Kovacs, Tara Melinda Cox,

Title: Quantification of Interactions between Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and a Commercial Shrimp Trawler
Publication Date: 2/1/2014
Publisher: Aquatic Mammals
Volume: 40
Issue: 1
Page Number: 81-94
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Carolyn Kovacs, Tara Melinda Cox,

Title: Global patterns of marine mammal, seabird, and sea turtle bycatch reveal taxa-specific and cumulative megafauna hotspots
Publication Date: 1/1/2014
Publisher: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Rebecca L. Lewison, Larry B. Crowder, Bryan P. Wallace, Jeffrey E. Moore, Tara Melinda Cox, Ramunas Zydelis, Sara McDonald, Andrew Dimatteo, Daniel C. Dunn, Connie Y. Kot, Rhema Bjorkland, Shaleyla Kelez, Candan Soykan, Kelly Stewart, Michelle Sims, Andre Boustany, Andrew J. Read, Patrick Halpin, W. J. Nchols, Carl Safina,

Title: Where’s that dolphin? Using sightings of bottlenose dolphins to study spatial patterns.
Publication Date: 12/1/2013
Publisher: NSTA: The Science Teacher
Volume: 80
Issue: 9
Page Number: 24-29
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Carolyn Johnson Kovacs, Mary Carla Curran, Tara Melinda Cox,

Title: Ingredients for addressing the challenges of fisheries bycatch
Publication Date: 4/1/2011
Publisher: Bulletin of Marine Science
Volume: 87
Issue: 2
Page Number: 235-250
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: R. L. Lewison, C. U. Soykan, Tara Melinda Cox, H. Peckham, N. Pilcher, N. LeBoeuf, S. McDonald, J. Moore, C. Safina, L. B. Crowder,

Title: An interview-based approach to assess marine mammal and sea turtle captures in artisanal fisheries
Publication Date: 1/1/2010
Publisher: Biological Conservation
Volume: 143
Page Number: 795-805
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: J E Moore, Tara Melinda Cox, R L Lewison, A J Read, and 11 others,

Title: Marine mammal bycatch in the southwest Indian Ocean: Review and need for a comprehensive status assessment
Publication Date: 1/1/2009
Publisher: Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science
Volume: 7
Issue: 2
Page Number: 119-136
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: J Kiszka, C Muir, O A Amir, Tara Melinda Cox, J Bourjea, C Poonian, Y Razafindrakato, N Wambiji, N Bristol,

Title: A review of marine mammal, sea turtle and seabird bycatch in USA fisheries and the role of policy in shaping management
Publication Date: 1/1/2009
Publisher: Marine Policy
Volume: 33
Issue: 3
Page Number: 433-451
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: J E Moore, B P Wallace, R L Lewison, R Zydelis, Tara Melinda Cox, L C Crowder,

Title: Modeling spatial patterns in bycatch: Improving bycatch maps to aid fisheries management
Publication Date: 1/1/2008
Publisher: Ecological Applications
Volume: 18
Issue: 3
Page Number: 469-661
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: M Sims, Tara Melinda Cox, R L Lewison,

Title: Comparing effectiveness of experimental and implemented bycatch reduction measures: the ideal and the real
Publication Date: 1/1/2008
Publisher: Conservation Biology
Volume: 21
Issue: 5
Page Number: 1155-1164
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Tara Melinda Cox, R L Lewison, R Zydelis, L B Crowder, C Safina, A J Read,