Damian C. Brady, Ph.D.

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Phone: 207.312.8752

CV: Damian Brady’s CV

Email: damian.brady@maine.edu

Lab website: Link to Brady Lab Website

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


Ph.D. University of Delaware 2008


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.

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Scherelis, C., Brady, D.C., & Zydlewski, G.B. (2019) Relating fluctuations in fish abundance to dam removal and environmental conditions in the Penobscot River, Maine, using hydroacoustics. River Research and Applications doi:10.1002/rra.3560

Adams, C.M., Mayer, L., Rawson, P., Brady, D.C., & Newell, C. (2019) Detrital protein contribution to oyster nutrition and growth in the Damariscotta estuary, Maine, USA. Aquaculture Environmental Interactionsdoi:10.3354/aei00330

Oppenheim, N., Wahle, R., Brady, D.C., Goode, A. & Pershing, A. (2019) Forecasting fishery trends in a warming ocean: A modeling framework using early life stages of the American lobster. Ecological Applications. doi:10.1002/eap.2006

Goode, A., Brady, D.C., Steneck, R., & Wahle, R. (2019) The brighter side of climate change: Ocean warming crosses a biological threshold to amplify an iconic fishery. Global Change Biology doi:10.1111/gcb.14778 Journal Impact Factor: 8.88

Johnson, T.R., Beard, K., Brady, D.C., Byron, C.J., Cleaver, C., Duffy, K., Keeney, N., Kimble, M., Miller, M., Moeykens, S., Teisl, M., van Walsum, G.P., Yuan, J. (2019) A social-ecological systems framework to guide marine aquaculture research. Sustainability 2019, 11, 2522; doi:10.3390/su11092522

Staples, K. W., Chen, Y., Townsend, D. W. & Brady, D. C. (2019) Spatiotemporal variability in the phenology of the initial intra-annual molt of American lobster (Homarus americanus Milne Edwards, 1837) and its relationship with bottom temperatures in a changing Gulf of Maine. Fisheries Oceanography doi:10.1111/fog.12425

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. (2018) Fertilization dynamics in scallop aggregations: reconciling model predictions with field measurements. Ecosphere. 9(8), e02359.

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), 1-15doi: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. (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.

*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.

*Publication Highlighted by NASA: https://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/oyster-prospecting-with-landsat-8/ & https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=90777&src=i

*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. a, Tanaka, K.R. a, 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. Journal Impact Factor: 2.499

McHenry, J. a, 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. Journal Impact Factor: 4.393

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. Journal Impact Factor: 1.915

Bayer, S. R. a, 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. Journal Impact Factor: 2.619

*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. Journal Impact Factor: 2.619

*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. Journal Impact Factor: 2.9

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. Journal Impact Factor: 2.1

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.

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

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 O2 cycling and hypoxia in Chesapeake Bay using a coupled hydrodynamic-biogeochemical model. Journal of Marine Systems, 139: 139-158. Journal Impact Factor: 2.499

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. Journal Impact Factor: 2.619

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. Journal Impact Factor: 2.732

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. Journal Impact Factor: 2.732

McMahan, M.D. aBrady, 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. Journal Impact Factor: 2.798

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. Journal Impact Factor: 4.900

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. Journal Impact Factor: 1.702

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. Journal Impact Factor: 2.056

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. Journal Impact Factor: 2.659

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. Journal Impact Factor: 2.798

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. Journal Impact Factor: 3.265

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. Journal Impact Factor: 1.576

Peer Reviewed Reports Targeting Specific Management Actions

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.

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.

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. White Paper 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.

Brady, D.C. (2014). TMDL Model and Data Evaluation for Delaware’s Inland Bays: Modeling Diel-cycling Hypoxia in Delaware’s Inland Bays. Report to the Center for the Inland Bays.

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.

Book Chapters

Newell, C.R., Brady, D.C., & Richardson, J. (2018) Chapter 24 Farm-scale production models. Chapter in The G+S Book: Goods and Services of Marine Bivalves. Springer.

Testa, J. M., Y. Li, Y. J. Lee, D. C. Brady, D.C. 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