Tahzay Jones - Regional Coastal Ecologist

Tahzay Jones taking water measurements
Tahzay Jones measures water characteristics in an Arctic lagoon.
Tahzay Jones
Regional Coastal Ecologist
Oceans and Coastal Programs Lead

240 W 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 644-3442
tahzay_jones@nps.gov

Education
Ph.D. 2002 University of Miami, Marine Biology and Fisheries
B.A. 1996 University of Chicago

Skills and Interest Areas
coastal and marine protected areas, coastal vulnerability and adaptation, climate change vulnerability assessments, modeling for conservation planning and analysis, wildlife management, wildlife disease, wildlife anesthesia

Professional Experience
2011-present Regional Coastal Ecologist, National Park Service-Alaska
2013 (detail) Chief of Cultural and Natural Resources, Sitka National Historical Park, National Park Service
2006-2011 Aquatic and Marine Ecologist, Pacific Islands Inventory and Monitoring Network, National Park Service
2004-2005 Biological Science Technician, Katmai National Park and Preserve, National Park Service

Professional Activities
Oceans and Coastal Research Learning Center, Board of Directors
Native American and Pacific Islander Research Education, Research Mentor (2010-2011)

Related Information
2012 Kalaupapa National Historical Park marine fish monitoring program annual report (2010)
Groundwater hydrology protocol for American Memorial Park
Stream monitoring protocol, Pacific Island Network
Coral communities of Biscayne Bay, Florida and adjacent offshore areas: diversity, abundance, distribution

Publications
Jones, T. and P. Burger. In Prep. Asymmetric tidal duration distortions and directional flow implications in two connected lagoon basins in Northwestern Alaska.

Jones, T. and P. Burger. 2014. Water mass budgets in an Arctic lagoon complex, Ikpek, Alaska. Alaska Marine Science Symposium.

Brown, E. K. Tice, and T. Jones. 2012 Kalaupapa National Historical Park (KALA) marine fish monitoring program annual report for 2010: Pacific Island Network. Natural Resource Data Series NPS/PACN/NRDS-2012/311. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. (also reports for 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009)

Izuka, S. K., J. A. Perreault, T. Jones, and K. Kozar. 2011. Protocol for long-term groundwater hydrology monitoring in American Memorial Park, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park, Hawaii: Version 1.0. Natural Resource Report NPS/PACN/NRR-2011/472. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Brasher, A. M. D., T. Jones, A. C. Farahi, M. P. Miller, and K. Kozar. 2011. Stream monitoring protocol: Fish, shrimp, and snails. Pacific Island Network. Natural Resource Report NPS/PACN/NRR-2011/468. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Brown, E., J. Beets, P. Brown, P. Craig, A. Friedlander, T. Jones, K. Kozar, M. Capone, L. Kramer, and L. Basch. 2011. Marine fish monitoring protocol: Pacific Island Network, Volume 1, Version 1.0. Natural Resource Report NPS/PACN/NRR-2011/421. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Jones, T., K. DeVerse, G. Dicus, D. McKay, A. Farahi, K. Kozar, and E. Brown. 2011. Water quality vital signs monitoring protocol for the Pacific Island Network, Volume 1, Version 1.0. Natural Resource Report NRR/PACN/NRR-2011/418. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. (also report NRR/PACN/NRR-2011/419, Appendices and NRR/PACN/NRR-2011/420, Standard Operating Procedures)

Brown, E., L. Basch, J. Beets, P. Craig, R. Daniel, K. DeVerse, G. Dicus, A. Friedlander, F. Klasner, T. Jones, D. Minton, and A. Snyder. 2008. Development of a marine monitoring program in the U.S. National Park Service Pacific Island Network (PACN) using a split panel design. 11th International Coral Reef Symposium. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Farahi, A., W. Seitz, and T. Jones. 2008. New insights into hawksbill nesting behavior on the island of Hawaii. Hawaii Conservation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Jones, T. 2008. PACN aquatic biota monitoring protocol quality control: QA/QC in the PACN aquatic world. National Park Service, Water Resources Division, Water Quality Professionals Meeting, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Miller, J. L., T. Hamon, T. Jones, and F. West. 2007. Kokanee exploit large prey in the absence of limnetic predators. In Sockeye Salmon Evolution, Ecology, and Management. C. A. Woody, ed. American Fisheries Society, Herndon, Virginia.

Jones, T. 2007. Benefits of an Integrated Approach to Ecological Monitoring for Natural Resource Management Programs. 21st Pacific Science Congress, Okinawa, Japan.

Lirman, D., B. Orlando, S. Macia, D. Manzello, L. Kaufman, P. Biber, and T. Jones. 2003. Coral communities of Biscayne Bay, Florida and adjacent offshore areas: Diversity, abundance, distribution, and environmental correlates. Aquatic Conservation 13(2):121-135.

Jones, T. 2002. Biology and ecology of athecate hydroids in Biscayne Bay, Florida: Potential use as bioindicators. PhD Dissertation. University of Miami, Miami, Florida.

Irlandia, E. A., B. Orlando, S. Macia, P. Biber, T. Jones, L. Kaufman, D. Lirman, and E. T. Patterson. 2001. The influence of freshwater runoff on biomass, morphometrics, and production of Thalassia testudinum. Aquatic Botany 72(1):67-78.


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