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Chet Rakocinski

Professor Chet Rakocinski

Full Professor

Bio

Presently, I am a Professor in the Division of Coastal Sciences of the USM School of Ocean Science and Engineering. I am housed at the USM Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, where I have been a PI or Co-PI on various research projects dealing with aquatic and marine ecology of invertebrates and fishes.

  • PHD - Univ of Southern Mississippi (1986)
  • MS - Northern Illinois University (1977)
  • BS - Northern Illinois University (1974)

Data Analysis in the Coastal Sciences (Grad)
Benthic Ecology (Grad)
Coastal Processes II (Grad)
Foundations in Coastal Ecology (Grad)
Historical Ecology (Grad)
Tropical Biology in the Galápagos (USM Study Abroad Program)
Marine Ecology (UG Summer Field Program)


  • Respiration by the opportunistic spionid polychaete Streblospio gynobranchiata during adjustment to and recovery from moderate hypoxia., Special Issue on Effects of Hypoxia, Diversity, 2020
  • Vertical Distribution of Macrobenthos in Hypoxia-Affected Sediments of the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Applying Functional Metrics, ESTUARIES AND COASTS, 2019, 10.1007/s12237-018-0446-z
  • Temperature-modulated expression of allometric respiration strategies supports a metabolic scaling rule. , Frontiers in Marine Science, 2017, 10.3389/fmars.2017.00261
  • Seasonal hypoxia regulates macrobenthic function and structure in the Mississippi Bight, MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, 2016, 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.02.006
  • Evaluating macrobenthic process indicators in relation to organic enrichment and hypoxia, Ecological Indicators, 2012, 10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.04.031
  • Grass shrimp (Palaemonetes spp.) play a pivotal trophic role in enhancing Ruppia maritima., Ecology, 2007, 10.1890/06-0375
  • Macrobenthic process indicators of estuarine condition, Estuarine indicators. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2005
  • Responses by benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages to extensive beach restoration at Perdido Key, Florida, U.S.A. , Journal of Coastal Research, 1996
  • Correspondence between environmental gradients and the community structure of marsh-edge fishes in a Louisiana estuary, Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser, 1992
  • Prey-size relationships and feeding tactics of primitive stream-dwelling darters, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 1991
  • Southern Miss Cybersecurity Awareness 101 Course
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff - "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Fisheries Society
  • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
  • Ecological Society of America
  • World Aquaculture Society

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Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Oceanography 131

GCRL

Email
chet.rakocinskiFREEMississippi

Phone
228.872.4284

Areas of Expertise

on benthic ecology and fisheries ecology in marine, estuarine, and freshwater habitats