Staff Profile
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Biography

Education:

B.S. Marine Science, Stockton University, 1998
M.S. Zoology, North Carolina State University, 2003

Research Interests:

Long-term fish and invertebrate surveys, Estuarine and marine ecology, Population and community ecology, DNA barcoding, Invasive species, Active and passive biotelemetry of fish and invertebrates, Gut content analysis,  Electrofishing techniques, Blue Crab mark-recapture, Blue Crab population and fishery dynamics, Scientific diving, Biodiversity surveys, Herpetological monitoring, Anuran calling surveys

Contact Info:

aguilarr@si.edu
Office: 443 482-2436
Fax: 443 482-2380
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
PO Box 28 (USPS)
647 Contees Wharf Road (shipping)
Edgewater, MD 21037

Publications

  • Zhang, Junlong, Yurchenko, Olga V., Lutaenko, Konstantin A., Kalachev, Alexander V., Nekhaev, Ivan O., Aguilar, Robert, Zhan, Zifeng and Ogburn, Matthew B. (2018). A tale of two soft-shell clams: an integrative taxonomic analysis confirms Mya japonica as a valid species distinct from Mya arenaria (Bivalvia: Myidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx107
  • Fuchs, Lauren D., Tupper, Todd A., Sephapur, Tina, Aguilar, Robert and Bozarth, Christine A. (2017). A Survey of the Pathogenic Fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Catesbeiana: Bulletin of the Virginia Herpetological Society, 37 (1) , 32-39.
  • Aguilar, Robert, Ogburn, Matthew B., Driskell, Amy C., Weigt, Lee A., Groves, Mary C. and Hines, Anson H. (2017). Gutsy genetics: identification of digested piscine prey items in the stomach contents of sympatric native and introduced warmwater catfishes via DNA barcoding. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 100 (4) , 235-336. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-016-0523-8
  • Tupper, Todd A., Fuchs, Lauren D., O'Connor-Love, Caitlin, Aguilar, Robert, Bozarth, Christine and Fernandez, David. (2017). Detection of the Pathogenic Fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, in Anurans of Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia. Catesbeiana, 37 (2) , 109-120.
  • Ogburn, Matthew B., Spires, Jason, Aguilar, Robert, Goodison, Michael R., Heggie, Keira, Kinnebrew, Eva, McBurney, William, Richie, Kimberly D., Roberts, Paige M. and Hines, Anson H. (2017). Assessment of River Herring Spawning Runs in a Chesapeake Bay Coastal Plain Stream using Imaging Sonar. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 146 (1) , 22-35. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00028487.2016.1235612
  • Tupper, Todd A., Aguilar, Robert, Sepahpur, Tina, Hay, Coline C. and Ebrahimi, Seyedes. (2016). A Survey of Amphibians at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. A Survey of Amphibians at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.2016 Virginia Natural History Society.Banisteria, Number , pages 12-24., 46 , 12-24.
  • Moran, Z., Orth, D. J., Schmitt, J. D., Hallerman, E. M. and Aguilar, Robert. (2016). Effectiveness of DNA barcoding for identifying piscine prey items in stomach contents of piscivorous catfishes. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 99 (1) , 161-167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-015-0448-7
  • Tupper, Todd A., Aguilar, Robert, Ferrara, Alyssa and Hay, Coline. (2015). Northern Water Snake (Nerodia s. sipedon) MD: Anne Arundel Co. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (38053'24.81N 7603'27.04W). Catesbeiana, 35 (1) , 36-37.
  • Johnson, Eric G., Young, Alicia C., Hines, Anson H., Kramer, Margaret A., Bademan, Martha, Goodison, Michael R. and Aguilar, Robert. (2011). Field comparison of survival and growth of hatchery-reared versus wild blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun. Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology, 402 (1-2) , 35-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2011.03.013
  • Johnson, Eric, Hines, Anson H., Kramer, Margaret A., Goodison, Michael R., Aguilar, Robert, Soulen, Heather, Roberts, Paige, Zohar, Yonathan and Zmora, Oded. (2009). Field Assessment of Blue Crab Restocking in Upper Chesapeake Bay . Journal of Shellfish Research, 28 (3) , 705-706.
  • Aguilar, Robert, Johnson, Eric, Hines, Anson H., Roberts, Paige, Goodison, Michael R. and Kramer, Margaret A. (2009). Population and Fishery Dymanics of Blue Crabs Callinectes Sapidus in a Subestuary of Chesapeake Bay . Journal of Shellfish Research, 28 (3) , 677-677.
  • Hines, Anson H., Johnson, Eric, Young, A. C., Aguilar, Robert, Kramer, Margaret A., Goodison, Michael R., Zmora, O. and Zohar, Y. (2008). Release strategies for estuarine species with complex migratory life cycles: Stock enhancement of Chesapeake blue crabs (Callinextes sapidus) . Reviews in Fisheries Science, 16 , 173-185.
  • Aguilar, Robert, Johnson, Eric, Hines, Anson H., Kramer, Margaret A. and Goodison, Michael R. (2008). Importance of blue crab life history for stock enhancement and spatial management of the fishery in Chesapeake Bay . Reviews in Fisheries Science, 16 , 117-124.
  • Aguilar, Robert, Hines, Anson H., Kramer, Margaret A., Wolcott, Thomas G. and Lipcius, Romuald N. (2005). Timing and route of movement and migration of post-copulatory female blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, from the upper Chesapeake Bay . Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 319 , 117-128.
  • Davis, Jana L. D., Young-Williams, Alicia, Aguilar, Robert, Carswell, Benjamin L., Goodison, Michael R., Hines, Anson H., Kramer, Margaret A., Zohar, Yonathan and Zmora, Oded. (2004). Differences between Hatchery-Raised and Wild Blue Crabs: Implications for Stock Enhancement Potential. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 133 (1) , 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1577/T03-004