** Indicates advised student or postdoc

Cook, A.B., A.M. Bernard, K.M. Boswell, H. Bracken-Grissom, M. D'Elia, S. Derada, C.G. Easson, D. English, R.I. Eytan, T. Frank, C. Hu, M.W. Johnston, H. Judkins, C. Lembke, J.V. Lopez, R.J. Milligan, J.A. Moore, B. Penta, N.M. Pruzinsky, J.A. Quinlan, T. Richards, I.C. Romero, M.S. Shivji, M. Vecchione, M.D. Weber, R.J.D. Wells, and T.T. Sutton (2020) A Multidisciplinary Approach to Investigate Deep-Pelagic Ecosystem Dynamics in the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:548880. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.548880.

Rees, D.J., J.Y. de Poulsen, T.T. Sutton, P.A.S. Costa, and M.F. Landaeta (2020) Global phylogeography suggests extensive eucosmopolitanism in mesopelagic fishes (Maurolicus: Sternoptychidae). Scientific Reports 10:20544.

**Woodstock, M., C.A. Blanar, and T.T. Sutton (2020) Diet and parasites of a mesopelagic fish assemblage in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Biology 167(12):1-9.

**Richards, T.M., T.T. Sutton, and R.J.D. Wells (2020) Trophic Structure and Sources of Variation Influencing the Stable Isotope Signatures of Meso-and Bathypelagic Micronekton Fishes. Frontiers in Marine Science.

Linardich, C., I.G. Priede, T.T. Sutton, and D.A. Keith (2020). M2.1 Bathypelagic ocean waters. In: D.A. Keith, J.R. Ferrer-Paris, E. Nicholson, and R.T. Kingsford (eds.) (2020). The IUCN Global Ecosystem Typology 2.0: Descriptive profiles for biomes and ecosystem functional groups. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

Watermeyer, K.E., E.J. Gregr, R.R. Rykaczewski, I.G. Priede, T.T. Sutton, and D.A. Keith (2020). M2.1 Mesopelagic ocean waters. In: D.A. Keith, J.R. Ferrer-Paris, E. Nicholson, and R.T. Kingsford (eds.) (2020). The IUCN Global Ecosystem Typology 2.0: Descriptive profiles for biomes and ecosystem functional groups. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

Watermeyer, K.E., R.R. Rykaczewski, I.G. Priede, T.T. Sutton, and D.A. Keith (2020). M2.1 Epipelagic ocean waters. In: D.A. Keith, J.R. Ferrer-Paris, E. Nicholson, and R.T. Kingsford (eds.) (2020). The IUCN Global Ecosystem Typology 2.0: Descriptive profiles for biomes and ecosystem functional groups. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

Boswell, K.M., M. D’Elia, M.W. Johnston, J.A. Mohan, J.D. Warren, R.J.D. Wells, and T.T. Sutton (2020) Oceanographic structure and light levels drive patterns of sound scattering layers in a low-latitude oceanic system. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:51. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00051

Davis, A.L., T.T. Sutton, W.M. Kier, and S. Johnsen (2020) Evidence that eye-facing photophores serve as a reference for counterillumination in an order of deep-sea fishes. Proc. Royal Soc. B. 287: 20192918.

Drazen, J.C., C.R. Smith, K.M. Gjerde, S.H.D. Haddock, G.S. Carter, C.A. Choy, M.R. Clark, P. Dutrieux, E. Goetze, C. Hauton, M. Hatta, J.A. Koslow, A.B. Leitner, A. Pacini, J.N. Perelman, T. Peacock, T.T. Sutton, L. Watling, and H. Yamamoto (2020) Opinion: Consideration of midwater ecosystems is required to fully evaluate the environmental risks of deep-sea mining. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.

**Frank, T.M., C.D. Fine, E.A. Burdett, A.B. Cook, and T. T. Sutton (2020) The vertical and horizontal distribution of deep-sea crustaceans in the Order Euphausiacea in the vicinity of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:99. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00099

**Marks, A.D., D.W. Kerstetter, D.M. Wyanski, and T.T. Sutton (2020) Reproductive ecology of dragonfishes (Stomiiformes: Stomiidae) in the Gulf of Mexico. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:101. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00101

Meinert, C.R., K. Clausen-Sparks, M. Cornic, T.T. Sutton, and J.R. Rooker (2020) Taxonomic richness and diversity of larval fish assemblages in the oceanic Gulf of Mexico: links to oceanographic conditions. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 579.

Melo, M.R.S., R.A. Caires, and T.T. Sutton (2020) Chapter 7. The Scientific Explorations for Deep-Sea Fishes in Brazil: The Known Knowns, The Known Unknowns, and the Unknown Unknowns. In: P.Y.G. Sumida et al. (eds.), Brazilian Deep-Sea Biodiversity, Brazilian Marine Biodiversity, Springer Nature, Switzerland.

**Milligan, R.J. and T.T. Sutton (2020) Dispersion overrides environmental variability as a primary driver of the horizontal assemblage structure of the Mesopelagic fish family Myctophidae in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Frontiers in Marine Science doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00015.

Moore, J.A., D.B. Fenolio, A.B. Cook, and T.T. Sutton (2020) Hiding in plain sight: Elopomorph larvae are important contributors to fish biodiversity in a low-latitude oceanic ecosystem. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:51. doi:n10.3389/fmars.2020.00169.

**Pruzinsky, N.M., R.J. Milligan, and T.T. Sutton (2020) Pelagic habitat partitioning of late-larval and juvenile tunas in the oceanic Gulf of Mexico. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:257. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00257

Rogers, A., O. Aburto-Oropeza, W. Appeltans, J. Assis, L.T. Ballance, P. Cury, C. Duarte, F. Favoretto, J. Kumagai, C. Lovelock, P. Miloslavich, A. Niamir, D. O., B.C. O’Leary, G. Reygondeau, C. Roberts, Y. Sadovy, T.T. Sutton, D. Tittensor, E. Velarde (2020) Critical Habitats and Biodiversity: Inventory, Thresholds and Governance. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Available online at

Sutton, T.T., T.M. Frank, I.C. Romero, and H. Judkins (2020) Chapter 24: As Gulf oil extraction goes deeper, who is at risk? Community structure, distribution, and connectivity of the deep-pelagic fauna. In: Murawski, S.A., Ainsworth C., Gilbert, S., Hollander, D., Paris, C.B., Schlüter, M. and Wetzel, D. (Eds.) Scenarios and Responses to Future Deep Oil Spills – Fighting the Next War. Springer.

Sutton, T.T., P.A. Hulley, R. Wienerroither, D. Zaera-Perez and J.R. Paxton (2020) Identification guide to the mesopelagic fishes of the central and south east Atlantic Ocean. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. Rome, FAO. 320 pp.

Androulidakis, Y., V. Karourafalou, M. Le Hénaff, HS Kang, T.T. Sutton, S. Chen, C. Hu, and N. Ntaganou (2019) Offshore spreading of Mississippi waters: pathways and vertical structure under eddy influence. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 124.

**Baker, L., L. Freed, J. Jopez C. Easson, L. Baker, D. Fenolio, T.T. Sutton, Y. Khan, P. Blackwelder, T. Hendry (2019) Diverse deep-sea anglerfishes share a genetically reduced luminous symbiont that is required from the environment. eLIFE. 2019;8:e47606.

Drazen J., Smith C., Gjerde K., Au W., Black J., Carter G., Clark M., Durden J., Dutrieux P., Goetze E., Haddock S., Hatta M., Hauton C., Hill P., Koslow J., Leitner A., Measures C., Pacini A., Parrish F., Peacock T., Perelman J., Sutton T.T., Taymans C., Tunnicliffe V., Watling L., Yamamoto H., Young E., and Ziegler A. (2019) Report of the workshop evaluating the nature of midwater mining plumes and their potential effects on midwater ecosystems. Research Ideas and Outcomes 5: e33527.

**Freed, L., C. Easson, L. Baker, D. Fenolio, T.T. Sutton, Y. Khan, P. Blackwelder, T. Hendry, J. Lopez. (2019) Characterization of bioluminescent symbionts from six families of ceratioid fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 95(10): fiz146.

**Johnston, M., R.J. Milligan, C.G. Easson, B. Penta, S. DeRada, and T.T. Sutton (2019) An empirically-validated method for characterizing pelagic habitats in the Gulf of Mexico using ocean model data. Limnology & Oceanography: Methods. 17(6): 363-375;

**Milligan, R.J., A.M. Bernard, K.M. Boswell, H.D. Bracken-Grissom, M.A. D’Elia, S. DeRada, C.G. Easson, D. English, R.I. Eytan, K.A. Finnegan, C. Hu, C. Lembke, J.V. Lopez, B. Penta, T. Richards, I.C. Romero, M. Shivji, L. Timm, J.D. Warren, M. Weber, R.J.D. Wells, and T.T. Sutton (2019) The application of novel research technologies by the Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND) Consortium. Marine Technology Society Journal. 52(6): 81-86.

Vereshchaka, A., A. Lunina, and T.T. Sutton (2019) Assessing deep-pelagic shrimp biomass to 3000 m in the Atlantic Ocean and ramifications of upscaled global biomass. Scientific Reports 9:5946.

Grüss, A., H.A. Perryman, E.A., Babcock, T.T. Sutton et al. (2018) Monitoring programs of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico: inventory, development and use of a large monitoring database to map fish and invertebrate spatial distributions. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries.

**Hendry, T.A., L.L. Freed, D. Fader, D. Fenolio, T.T. Sutton, and J.V. Lopez (2018) Ongoing Transposon-Mediated Genome Reduction in the Luminous Bacterial Symbionts of Deep-Sea Ceratioid Anglerfishes. mBio9(3), pp.e01033-18.

Kupchik, M.J., M.C. Benfield and T.T. Sutton (2018) The first in situ encounter of Gigantura chuni (Giganturidae: Giganturoidei: Aulopiformes: Cyclosquamata: Teleostei), with a preliminary investigation of pair-bonding. Copeia 106(4): 641-645.

**Richards, T.M., E.E. Gipson, A.B. Cook, T.T. Sutton, and R.J.D. Wells (2018) Trophic ecology of meso- and bathypelagic predatory fishes in the Gulf of Mexico. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 76(3): 662-672. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsy074.

Romero, I.C., T.T. Sutton, B. Carr, E. Quintana-Rizzo, S.W. Ross, D.J. Hollander and J.J. Torres (2018) Decadal Assessment of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Mesopelagic Fishes from the Gulf of Mexico Reveals Exposure to Oil-Derived Sources. Environmental Science & Technology52(19): 10985-10996.

Schweikert, L.E., R.R. Fitak, E.N. Caves, T.T. Sutton, and S. Johnsen (2018) Spectral sensitivity in ray-finned fishes: diversity, ecology, and shared descent. Journal of Experimental Biology 221, jeb189761.  doi: 10.1242/jeb.189761.

Schweikert, L.E., E.M. Caves, S.E. Solie, T.T. Sutton, and S. Johnsen (2018) Variation in rod spectral sensitivity of fishes is best predicted by habitat and depth. Journal of Fish Biology 2018; 1–8.

**Sutton, T.T. and R.J. Milligan (2018) Deep Sea Ecology. In: Fath, B.D. (editor in chief) Encyclopedia of Ecology, 2nd edition, vol. 1, pp. 35–45. Oxford: Elsevier.

Woodall, L.C., D.A. Andradi-Brown, A.S. Brierley, M.R. Clark, D. Connelly, R.A. Hall, K.L. Howell, V.A.I. Huvenne, K. Linse, R.E. Ross, P. Snelgrove, P.V. Stefanoudis, T.T. Sutton, M. Taylor, T.F. Thornton, and A.D. Rogers (2018) A multidisciplinary approach for generating globally consistent data on mesophotic, deep-pelagic, and bathyal biological communities.  Oceanography 31(3):

**Burdett, E, C. Fine, T.T. Sutton, A.B. Cook, and T. Frank (2017) Geographic and depth distributions, ontogeny, and reproductive seasonality decapod shrimps (Caridea: Oplophoridae) from the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science 93(3): 743-767.

Caves, E.M., T.T. Sutton, and S. Johnsen (2017) Visual acuity in ray-finned fishes correlates with eye size and habitat. Journal of Experimental Biology. 220: 1586-1596; doi: 10.1242/jeb.151183.

Churnside, J.H, R.J.D. Wells, K.M. Boswell, J.A. Quinlan, R.D. Marchbanks, B.J. McCarty, and T.T. Sutton (2017) Surveying the distribution and abundance of flyingfishes and other epipelagics in the northern Gulf of Mexico using airborne LIDAR. Bulletin of Marine Science. 93(2): 591-609.

Drazen, J.C. and T. T. Sutton (2017) Dining in the Deep: The Feeding Ecology of Deep-Sea Fishes. Annual Reviews in Marine Science 9: 337-366.

Hammerschlag, N., C. Meyer, M. Grace, S. Kessell, T.T. Sutton, E. Harvey, C. Paris, D. Kerstetter, and S.J. Cooke (2017) Shining a light on fish at night: an overview of fish and fisheries in the dark of night, deep and polar seas. Bulletin of Marine Science 93(2): 253-284.

Mohan, J.A., T.T. Sutton, A.B. Cook, K.M. Boswell, and R.J.D. Wells (2017) Influence of oceanographic conditions on abundance and distribution of post-larval and juvenile carangid fishes in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fisheries Oceanography 2017, 00: 1–16.

Porteiro, F.M., T.T. Sutton, I. Byrkjedal, A. Orlov, M. Heino, G. Menezes, and O.A. Bergstad (2017) Fishes of the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge collected during the MAR-ECO cruise in June-July 2004: an annotated checklist. Arquipelago. Life and Marine Sciences. Supplement 10: iii +125 pp.

Rees, D.J., I. Byrkjedal, and T.T. Sutton (2017) Pruning the pearlsides: Reconciling morphology and molecules in mesopelagic fishes (Maurolicus: Sternoptychidae). Deep-Sea Research II 137: 246-257. doi: 10.1016jdsr2.2016.04.024.

Reygondeau, G., L. Guidi, G. Beaugrand, S.A. Henson, P. Koubbi, B.R. MacKenzie, T.T. Sutton, M. Fiorini, and O. Maury (2017) Global biogeochemical provinces of the mesopelagic zone. Journal of Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13149.

Sutton, T.T., M.R. Clark, D.C. Dunn, P.N. Halpin, A.D. Rogers, J. Guinotte, S.J. Bograd, M.V. Angel, J.A.A. Perez,  K. Wishner, R.L. Haedrich, D.J. Lindsay, J.C. Drazen, A. Vereshchaka, U. Piatkowski, T. Morato, K. Błachowiak-Samołyk, B.H. Robison, K.M. Gjerde, A. Pierrot-Bults, P. Bernal, G. Reygondeau, and M. Heino (2017) A global biogeographic classification of the mesopelagic zone. Deep Sea Research I 126: 85-102.

D’Elia, M., J.D. Warren, I. Rodriguez-Pinto, T.T. Sutton, A.B. Cook (2016) Diel Variation in the vertical distribution of deep-water scattering layers in the Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Research I 115: 91-102.

Fisher, C.R., P.A. Montagna, and T.T. Sutton (2016) How did the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impact deep-sea ecosystems? Oceanography 29(3):182–195.

Gaither, M.R.,  B. Violi, H.W. Gray, F. Neat, J.C. Drazen, D. Grubbs, A. Roa-Varón, T.T. Sutton, and A.R. Hoelzel (2016) Depth as a driver of evolution in the deep sea: insights from grenadiers (Gadiformes: Macrouridae) of the genus Coryphaenoides. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 104: 73-82.

Grüss, A., E.A. Babcock, S.R. Sagarese, M. Drexler, D.D. Chagaris, C.H. Ainsworth, B. Penta, S. deRada, and T.T. Sutton (2016) Improving the spatial allocation of functional group biomasses in spatially-explicit ecosystem models: insights from three Gulf of Mexico models. Bulletin of Marine Science 92(4): 473-496.

Judkins, H., A. Cook, T.T. Sutton and M. Vecchione (2016) Diversity of midwater cephalopods in the northern Gulf of Mexico: comparison of two collecting methods. Marine Biodiversity DOI: 10.1007/s12526-016-0597-8.

Vereshchaka, A., G. Abyzova, A. Lunina, E. Musaeva, and T.T. Sutton (2016) A novel approach reveals high zooplankton standing stock deep in the sea. Biogeosciences. 13: 6261-6271.  doi:10.5194/bg-2016-145.

**Carmo, V., T.T. Sutton, G. Menezes, T. Falkenhaug, O.A. Bergstad (2015) Feeding ecology of the stomiiforms (Pisces) of the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. 1. The Sternoptychidae and Phosichthyidae. Progress in Oceanography 130: 172-187.

Ingels,J., M.R. Clark, M. Vecchione, J.A.A. Perez, L.A. Levin, I.G. Priede, T.T. Sutton, A.A, Rowden, C.R. Smith, M. Yasuhara, A.K. Sweetman, T. Soltwedel, R.S., B.E. Narayanaswamy, H.A. Ruhl, K. Fujikura, L.A. Zettler, D.O.B. Jones, A.R. Gates, P. Snelgrove, S. Van Gaever, P. Bernal (2015) Chapter 36F: Open Ocean Deep Sea. In: The United Nations First World Ocean Assessment.

Pietsch, T.W. and T.T. Sutton (2015) A new species of the ceratioid anglerfish genus Lasiognathus Regan (Lophiiformes: Oneirodidae) from the northern Gulf of Mexico. Copeia 103(2): 429-432.

Vecchione, M., T. Falkenhaug, T.T. Sutton, A.B. Cook, A. Gislason, H.Ø. Hansen, M. Heino, P.I. Miller, U. Piatkowski, F. Porteiro, H. Søiland, and O.A. Bergstad (2015) The effect of the North Atlantic Subpolar Front as a boundary in pelagic biogeography decreases with increasing depth and organism size. Progress in Oceanography 138: 105-115.

**Hudson, J.M., D.K. Steinberg, T.T. Sutton, J.E. Graves, and R.J. Latour (2014) Myctophid feeding ecology and carbon transport along the northern mid-Atlantic ridge. Deep-Sea Research I 93: 104-116.

**Feagans-Bartow, J.N. and T.T. Sutton (2014) Ecology of the oceanic rim: pelagic eels as key ecosystem components. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 502: 257-266.

Mengerink, K.J., C.L. Van Dover, J. Ardron, M. Baker, E. Escobar-Briones, K. Gjerde, J.A. Koslow, E. Ramirez-Llodra, A. Lara-Lopez, D. Squires, T.T. Sutton, A.K. Sweetman, and L.A. Levin (2014) A Call for Deep-Ocean Stewardship. Science 344: 696-698.

Sutton, T.T. (2013) Vertical ecology of the pelagic ocean: classical patterns and new perspectives. Journal of Fish Biology. 83: 1508-1527. doi:10.1111/jfb.12263.