Jason Morson

Jason Morson
Associate Research Scientist
(856) 391-7658
Mailing Address:
  Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory
  6959 Miller Avenue
  Port Norris, NJ 08349 USA


Ph.D. 2018 Rutgers University
M.S. 2007 Hofstra University
B.S. 2004 Rider University

Research Interests

My research interests include population dynamics, stock assessment, and fisheries management. I try to understand how and why fish and shellfish populations change to enable better marine resource management practices.

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Recent and Selected Publications

Morson, J. M., T. M. Grothues, & K. W. Able. (2019). Change in larval fish assemblage in a USA east coast estuary estimated from twenty-six years of fixed weekly sampling. PLoS ONE, 14 (10): e0224157. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0224157

Morson, J. M., D. Munroe, K. Ashton-Alcox, E. N. Powell, D. Bushek, & J. E. Gius. (2018). Density-dependent capture efficiency of a survey dredge and its influence on the stock assessment of eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in Delaware Bay. Fisheries Research, 205, 115-121. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2018.04.012

Able, K. W., J. M. Morson, & D. Fox. (2018). Food habits of large nektonic fishes: Trophic linkages in Delaware Bay and the adjacent ocean. Estuaries and Coasts, 41 (3), 866-883. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-017-0308-0

Morson, J. M., D. Munroe, R. Harner, & R. Marshall. (2017). Evaluating the potential for a sex-balanced harvest approach in the recreational summer flounder fishery. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 37 (6), 1231-1242. DOI: 10.1080/02755947.2017.1362490

Morson, J. M., E. A. Bochenek, E. N. Powell, E. C. Hasbrouck, J. E. Gius, C. F. Cotton, K. Gerbino, & T. Froehlich. (2015). Estimating the sex composition of the summer flounder catch using fishery-independent data. Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 7 (1), 393-408. DOI: 10.1080/19425120.2015.1067261

Able, K. W., T. M. Grothues, J. M. Morson, & K. E. Coleman. (2014). Temporal variation in winter flounder recruitment at the southern margin of their range: Is the decline due to increasing temperatures? ICES Journal of Marine Science, 71 (8), 2186-2197. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsu094

Powell, E. N., D. A. Kreeger, J. M. Morson, D. B. Haidvogel, Z. Wang, R. Thomas, & J. E. Gius. (2012). Oyster food supply in Delaware Bay: Estimation from a hydrodynamic model and interaction with the oyster population. Journal of Marine Research, 70 (2-3), 469-503. DOI: 10.1357/002224012802851904

Powell, E. N., J. M. Klinck, K. Ashton-Alcox, E. E. Hoffman, & J. M. Morson. (2012). The rise and fall of Crassostrea virginica oyster reefs: The role of disease and fishing in their demise and a vignette on their management. Journal of Marine Research, 70 (2-3), 505-558. DOI: 10.1357/002224012802851878

Morson, J. M., E. A. Bochenek, E. N. Powell, & J. E. Gius. (2012). Sex at length of summer flounder landed in the New Jersey recreational party boat fishery. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 32 (6), 1201-1210. DOI: 10.1080/02755947.2012.728174

Powell, E. N., J. M. Morson, K. Ashton-Alcox, & Y. Kim. (2012). Accommodation of the sex-ratio in eastern oysters Crassostrea virginica to variation in growth and mortality across the estuarine salinity gradient. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 93 (2), 533-555. DOI: 10.1017/S0025315412000215

Powell, E. N., J. M. Morson, & J. M. Klinck. (2011). Application of a gene-based population dynamics model to the optimal egg size problem: Why do bivalve planktotrophic eggs vary in size? Journal of Shellfish Research, 30 (2), 403-423. DOI: 10.2983/035.030.0228

Morson, J. M., & J. F. Morrissey. (2007). Morphological variation in the electric organ of the little skate (Leucoraja erinacea) and its possible role in communication during courtship. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 80 (2-3), 267-275. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-007-9221-x

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