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Dr. Denis C. Goulet

Denis Goulet
Instructional Professor
Coordinator of Laboratory Programs
Department of Biology
The University of Mississippi


Office: 204 Shoemaker Hall
Telephone: (662) 915-7213
FAX: (662) 915-5144



1993 Ph.D. (Marine Sciences), University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
1985 M.Sc. (Marine Biology), Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
1981 B.Sc. (Honors Zoology), University of Alberta, Canada
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Research Interests

Behavioral ecology of fishes – sexual selection, mating strategies

Causes of variation in reproductive success in males and females

Recruitment processes and larval settlement of fishes

Coral reef fishes as biological indicators for the conservation of coral reefs
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Selected Publications

In Press  Howell, J., Goulet, T.L. and Goulet, D.  Anemonefish musical chairs and the plight of the two-band anemonefish, Amphiprion bicinctus. Environ. Biol. Fish.

2008 Goulet, T.L., Simmons, C. and Goulet, D.  Worldwide biogeography of Symbiodinium in tropical octocorals. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 355: 45-58.

2006 Goulet, D.* and T.L. Goulet*. Nonindependent mating in a coral reef damselfish: evidence of mate choice copying in the wild. Behav. Ecol. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arl032. *Both authors contributed equally to this work.

2005 Goulet, T.L., Cook, C.B. and Goulet, D. Effect of short-term exposure to elevated temperatures and light levels on photosynthesis of different host-symbiont combinations in the Aiptasia pallida/Symbiodinium symbiosis. Limnol. Oceanogr. 50: 1490-1498.

1999. Pfister, R.P. and Goulet, D. A non-intrusive video technique for in situ growth measurements of coral reef fish. Copeia 1999 (3): 789-793.

1998. Kiflawi, M.; Mazeroll, A.I. and Goulet, D. Do spawning aggregations enhance fertilization rates in pelagic spawning fish? A case study of the brown surgeonfish. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 172:107-114.

1998. Goulet, D. Spawning success in the whitebelly damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster): the influence of eggs in the nest. Animal Behaviour 55: 651-664.

1997. Goulet, D. Reproductive Behavior and Spawning Success of Female Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster (Pomacentridae) from the Red Sea. Environ. Biol. Fish.50:49-60.

1996. Rooker, J.R; Dennis, G.D. and Goulet, D. Sampling larval fishes with a night light lift-net in tropical inshore waters. Fisheries Research 26:1-15.

1995. Goulet, D. Temporal patterns of reproduction in the Red Sea damselfish Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster. Bull. Mar. Sci. 57:582-595.

1994. Goulet, D. Reproductive success of males and females in a Red Sea damselfish, Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster. In: Systematics and Evolution of Indo-Pacific Fishes. Proceedings of the 4th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference, Bangkok, Thailand. pp. 354-372.

1991. Bernadsky, G. and Goulet, D. A natural predator of the lionfish, Pterois miles. Copeia 1991(1): 230-231.

1991. Dennis, G.D.; Goulet, D. and Rooker, J.R. Ichthyoplankton assemblages sampled by night lighting in near shore habitats of Southwestern Puerto Rico. In: Larval Fish Recruitment and Research in the Americas: Proc. 13th Ann. Fish Conference, Merida, Mexico. Hoyt, R.D. (ed.). pp. 89-97. (NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS 95 (1991).

1988. Goulet, D. and Green, J. M. Reproductive success of the male lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus L.) (Pisces: Cyclopteridae): evidence against female choice. Can. J. Zool. 66: 2513-2519.

1987. Birt, V. L.; Birt, T. B.; Goulet, D.; Cairns, D. K. and Montevecchii, W. A. Ashmole’s halo: direct evidence for prey depletion by a sea bird. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 40: 205-208.
1986. Goulet, D.; Green, J. M. and Shears, T. H. Courtship, spawning and parental care behavior of the lumpfish, Cyclopterus lumpus L., in Newfoundland. Can. J. Zool. 64: 1320-1325.
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Introductory Biology Lab (BISC 103)
Introductory Biology Lab (BISC 105)
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