Damian C. Brady

BradyEducation:  Ph.D. University of Delaware 2008

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Email Address:  damian.brady@maine.edu

Phone:  207.312.8752

Location:  Darling Marine Center

Mailing Address:  Darling Marine Center, University of Maine, Walpole, ME  04573-3307

Website:  Follow us on Twitter: @BradyBunchDMC


Research Area:  

The spatial and temporal dynamics of water quality and organism behavior determine exposure and dictate the extent to which poor water quality impacts habitat function.  My work focuses on making the connection between water quality and living resources using numerical models that incorporate water quality monitoring and the ecophysiology of the affected organisms.





Gray, M.W., Chapparo, O., O’Neill, S.P., Couture, T., Moreira, A., & Brady, D.C. (in press) Does brooding prepare young for tomorrow’s acidic oceans and estuaries? Special Issue of Journal of Shellfish Research

Bayer, S.R., Wahle, R.A., Brady, D.C., Jumars, P.A., Stokesbury, K.D.E., & Carey, J.D. (in press) Fertilization dynamics in scallop aggregations: reconciling model predictions with field measurements. Ecosphere

Brady, D.C., J.V. DePinto, S.C. Chapra, D.M. Di Toro, M.A.M. Friedrichs, M.W. Gray, T. Jordan, M. Xia. (2018) Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Chesapeake Bay Water Quality and Sediment Transport Model (WQSTM) Review. STAC Publication Number 18-002, Edgewater, MD. 40 pp.

Testa, J.M., Brady, D.C., Murphy, R., & Kemp, W.M. (2018) Nutrient- and climate-induced shifts in the phenology of linked biogeochemical cycles in a temperate estuary. Frontiers in Marine Science. 5(114), 1-15 doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00114

Friedland, K.D., Mouw, C.B., Asch, R.G., Ferreira, A.S.A., Henson, S., Hyde, K.J., Morse, R.E., Thomas, A.C., Brady, D.C., & Leprieur, F. (2018) Phenology and time series trends of the dominant seasonal phytoplankton bloom across global scales. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27(5), 551-569 doi: 10.1111/geb.12717

Newell, C.R., Brady, D.C., & Richardson, J. (in press) Chapter 5.1 Farm-scale production models. Chapter in The G+S Book: Goods and Services of Marine Bivalves. Springer.

Ball, W.P., B.D Michael, D.C. Brady, J.L. Martin, S.H. Scott, and P.R. Wilcock, 2017, Lower Susquehanna River Reservoir System Model Enhancements Peer Review. CRC Publication No. 17-173, Chesapeake Research Consortium, Edgewater, MD. 59 pp.

*Snyder, J., Boss, E., Weatherbee, R., Thomas, A., Brady, D.C., and Newell, C. (2017) Oyster aquaculture site selection using Landsat 8-derived sea surface temperature, turbidity, and chlorophyll a. Frontiers in Marine Science 4(190), 1-11 doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00190

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*Du Clos, K.T., Jones, I.T., Carrier, T.J., Brady, D.C., and Jumars, P.A. (2017) Model-assisted measurements of suspension-feeding flow velocities. Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 2096-2107

*Highlighted photo winner in the JEB 2018 Calendar

Frederick, C., Brady, D.C., & Bricknell, I. (2017) Landing strips: Model development for estimating body surface area of farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Aquaculture 473: 299-302

Li, B., Tanaka, K.R., Chen, Y., Brady, D.C., & Thomas, A.C. (2017) Assessing the quality of modeled bottom water temperatures from the Finite-Volume Community Ocean Model (FVCOM) in the Northwest Atlantic Region. Journal of Marine Systems. 173: 21-30

Testa, J. M., Y. Li, Y. J. Lee, D. C. Brady, D. M. Di Toro, and W. M. Kemp. (2017). Modeling physical and biogeochemical controls on dissolved oxygen in Chesapeake Bay: Lessons learned from simple and complex approaches.in D. Justic, K. Rose, R. Hetland, and K. Fennel, editors. Modeling Coastal Hypoxia: Numerical Simulations of Patterns, Controls and Effects of Dissolved Oxygen Dynamics. Springer-Verlag. Pp. 95-118

McHenry, J., Steneck, R., & Brady, D.C. (2017) Abiotic proxies for predictive mapping of near-shore benthic assemblages: Implications for marine spatial planning. Ecological Applications 27603-618

Brewer, J., Springuel, N., Wilson, J., Alden, R., Morse, D., Schmitt, C., Bartlett, C., Johnson, T., Guenther, C., & Brady, D.C. (2016). Engagement in a Public Forum: Knowledge, Action, and Cosmopolitanism. Antipode49: 273-293

Bayer, S. R., Wahle, R.A., Jumars, P.A., & Brady, D.C. (2016). Measuring scallop fertilization success in the field: chamber design and tests. Marine Ecology Progress Series 551:141-154.

*Lasley-Rasher, R., Brady, D.C., Smith, B. & Jumars, P.A. (2015). It takes guts to locate mobile crustacean prey. Marine Ecology Progress Series538: 1-12

*Featured Article in MEPS Volume 538

Testa, J.M., Brady, D.C., Cornwell, J.C., Owens, M.S., Sanford, L.P., Newell, R.I.E., Newell, C.R., Richardson, J. & Suttles, S.E. (2015) Modeling the impact of floating oyster aquaculture on sediment-water nutrient and oxygen fluxes. Aquaculture Environment Interactions, 7: 205-222

Zhang, Q., Brady, D.C., Boynton, W.R., & Ball, W.P. (2015) Long-term trends of nutrients and sediment from the non-tidal Chesapeake watershed: An assessment of progress by river and season. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 51(6): 1534-1555

Grieve C, Brady D.C., & Polet H (2015) Best practices for managing, measuring and mitigating the benthic impacts of fishing – Part 2. Marine Stewardship Council Science Series 3: 81 – 120.

Brady, D.C. & Di Toro, D.M. (2015) Can TMDL Models Reproduce the Nutrient Loading-Hypoxia Relationship? Water Environmental Research Federation (WERF) Final Report No. U4R09

Fitzpatrick, J., Brady, D.C., De Pinto, J., Di Toro, D.M., Kemp, W.M., Scavia, D. (2015) Scenario-Based Forecasts in Support of Regional Coastal Management: Concepts of Operation. Prepared for NOAA/NOS National Centers of Coastal Ocean Science

Brady, D.C. (Environmental Monitoring Team Lead), and Environmental Monitoring Team (2015). Environmental Monitoring Report for VolturnUS Deployment in Castine, ME. Final Report Submitted to the United States Department of Energy. 484 p.

Grieve, C., Brady, D.C., and Polet, H. (2014) Best practices for managing, measuring, and mitigating the benthic impact of fishing – Part 1. Marine Stewardship Council Science Series 2: 18-88

Aikman, F., Brady, D.C., Brush, M.J., Burke, P. Cerco, C.F., Fitzpatrick, J.J., He, R., Jacobs, G.A., Kemp, W.M., & Wiggert, J.D. (2014) Modeling approaches for scenario forecasts of Gulf of Mexico hypoxia. Edited by D.M. Kidwell, A.J. Lewitus, & E. Turner. White Paper from the Hypoxic Zone Modeling Technical Review Meeting, 17-19 April 2013 at the Mississippi State University Science and Technology Center at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, 46 pp.

Testa, J.M., Li, Y., Lee, Y., Li, M., Brady, D.C., Di Toro, D.M., & Kemp, W.M. (2014) Quantifying the effects of nutrient loading on dissolved O2cycling and hypoxia in Chesapeake Bay using a coupled hydrodynamic-biogeochemical model. Journal of Marine Systems, 139: 139-158

Grieve, C., Brady, D.C., & Polet, H. (2014) Best practices for managing, measuring, and mitigating the benthic impacts of fishing – Part 1. Marine Stewardship Council Science Series 2: 18-88. (Cited by the Institute for European Environmental Policy: Allocating fishing opportunities using environmental criteria and being proposed as the guide for determining impact as a criterion for allocating quota)

Brady, D.C. & Targett, T.E. (2013) Movement of juvenile weakfish (Cynoscion regalis) and spot (Leiostomus xanthurus) in relation to diel-cycling hypoxia in an estuarine tributary: Assessment using acoustic telemetry. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 491: 199-219

Brady, D.C., Testa, JM., Di Toro, D.M., Boynton, W.R., & Kemp, W.M. (2013) Sediment Flux Modeling: Application and validation for coastal systems. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science 117: 107-124

Testa, J.M., Brady, D.C., Di Toro, D.M., Boynton, W.R., Cornwell, J.C., & Kemp, W.M. (2013) Sediment Flux Modeling: Simulating nitrogen, phosphorus, and silica cycles. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science131: 245-263

McMahan, M.D., Brady, D.C., Cowan, D.F., Grabowski, J.H., & Sherwood, G.D. (2013) Using acoustic telemetry to observe the effects of a groundfish predator (Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua) on movement of the American lobster (Homarus americanus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 70: 1625-1634

Zhang, Q., Brady, D.C., & Ball, W.P. (2013) Long-term seasonal trends of nitrogen, phosphorus, and suspended sediment load from the non-tidal Susquehanna River Basin to Chesapeake Bay. Science of the Total Environment452-453: 208-221

Grieve, C., Brady, D.C., & Polet, H. (2011) Best Practices for Managing, Measuring, and Mitigating the Benthic Impacts of Fishing: Final Report to the Marine Stewardship Council

Brady, D.C. & Targett, T.E. (2010) Characterizing the escape response of air-saturation and hypoxia-acclimated juvenile summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) to diel-cycling hypoxia. Journal of Fish Biology, 77(1): 137-152.

Breitburg, D.L., Craig, J.K., Fulford, R.S., Rose, K.A., Boynton, W.R., Brady, D.C., Ciotti, B.J., Diaz, R.J., Friedland, K.D., Hagy, J.D. III, Hart, D.R., Hines, A.H., Houde, E.D., Kolesar, S.E., Nixon, S.W., Rice, J.A., Secor, D.H., & Targett, T.E. (2009) Nutrient enrichment and fisheries exploitation: interactive effects on estuarine living resources and their management. Hydrobiologia, 629(1): 31-47.

Tyler, R.M., Brady, D.C., & Targett, T.E. (2009) Temporal and spatial dynamics of diel-cycling dissolved oxygen in estuarine tributaries. Estuaries and Coasts. 32(1): 123-145.

Brady, D.C., Tuzzolino, D.M., & Targett, T.E. (2009) Behavioral responses of juvenile weakfish, Cynoscion regalis, to diel-cycling hypoxia: swimming speed, angular correlation, expected displacement and effects of hypoxia acclimation. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 66(3): 415-424.

Fennel, K., Brady, D.C., Di Toro, D.M., Fulweiler, R., Gardner, W.S., Giblin, A., McCarthy, M.J., Rao, A., Seitzinger, S., Thouvenot-Korppoo, & Tobias, C. (2009) Modeling denitrification in aquatic sediments. Biogeochemistry. 93(1-2): 159-178.

CBEO Project Team: Ball, W.P., Brady, D.C., Brooks, M.T., Burns, R, Cuker, B.E., Di Toro, D.M., Gross, T.F., Kemp, W.M., Murray, L., Murphy, R.R., Perlman, E., Piasecki, M., Testa, J.M., & Zaslavsky, I. (2008) Prototype system for multi-disciplinary shared cyberinfrastructure: Chesapeake Bay Environmental Observatory (CBEO). Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE13(10): 960-970.