Vernon ScholeyPosition: Achotines Laboratory Director - Achotines Laboratory
- Responsible for the functioning of the Achotines Laboratory in the Republic of Panama.
- Development and local coordination of collaborative research between the Early Life History Group and international scientific organizations.
- Management of the personnel and budget of the Achotines Laboratory working in consultation with the Head of Program.
- M.Sc. in Fisheries Science, College of Ocean and Fisheries Sciences, University of Washington, 1993.
- B.Sc. in Fisheries Biology, College of Fisheries, University of Washington, 1975.
Vern Scholey joined the IATTC staff as an Associate Scientist in 1979 spending most of the next two years tagging juvenile and adult Pacific bluefin tuna from various locations in Japan. He then spent about four years running the IATTC field office in Manta, Ecuador. Since late 1985 he has been in charge of the IATTC Achotines Laboratory in the Republic of Panama. Vern’s responsibilities include the capture and culture of broodstock tuna, coordinating and participating in field and laboratory research carried out by the IATTC Early Life History Group, and local coordination of joint research by IATTC scientists with other investigators from around the world working on tuna and tuna-related topics. He also manages the laboratory infrastructure development and maintenance and design and operation of the sophisticated seawater systems needed to maintain tuna larvae, juveniles, and adults in captivity.
Since 2003 Vern has coordinated and co-taught the annual workshop on “Physiology and Aquaculture of Pelagics with Emphasis on Reproduction and Early Developmental Stages of Yellowfin Tuna.” Held at Achotines Laboratory it is a joint IATTC-University of Miami event with participants attending from around the world.
- Vernon Scholey, Daniel Margulies 2023. Effects of elevated CO2 on metabolic rate and nitrogenous waste handling in the early life stages of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares). Sciencedirect
- Tanaka, T., Honryo, T., Sawada, Y., Margulies, D., Scholey, V., Wexler, J., Stein, M., Biswas, A., Takii, K. 2022. Biochemical changes occurring in yellowfin tuna eggs during embryonic development. Fishes
- Nicol, S., P. Lehodey, I. Senina, D. Bromhead, A. Frommel, J. Hampton, J. Havenhand, D. Margulies, P. Munday, V. Scholey, J. Williamson, and N. Smith 2022. Ocean futures for the world’s largest yellowfin tuna population under the combined effects of ocean warming and acidification. Frontiers in Marine Science
- Susana Cusatti, Daniel Margulies, Vernon Scholey 2022. Spawning ecology of captive yellowfin tuna broodstock inferred by the use of mitochondrial DNA sequencing analysis. ResearchGate
- Pasparakis, C., Y. Wang, R.M. Heuer, W. Zhang, J.D. Stieglitz, C.J. McGuigan, D.D. Benetti, V.P. Scholey, D. Margulies, and M. Grosell. 2021. Ultraviolet avoidance by embryonic buoyancy control in three species of marine fish. Science of the Total Environment
- Heuer, R.M., Y. Wang, C. Pasparakis, V. Scholey, D. Margulies and M. Grosell. 2020. Effects of elevated CO2 on yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) early life stage respiration and ammonia excretion. Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 34(S1): 1-1.
- Honryo, T., M. Kurata, A. Guillen, Y. Tamura, A. Cano, M. S Stein, D Margulies, V. P. Scholey, and Y. Sawada 2017. Optimal period for the effective promotion of initial swim bladder inflation in yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares (Temminck and Schlegel), larvae. Aquaculture Research
- Stein, M., D. Margulies, J.B. Wexler, V.P. Scholey, R. Katagiri, T. Honryo, T. Sasaki, A. Guillen, Y. Agawa and Y. Sawada. 2017. A comparison of the effects of two prey enrichment media on growth and survival of Pacific bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis, larvae. World Aquaculture Society
- Katagiri, R., T. Sasaki, A. Diaz, M. Ando, D. Margulies, V.P. Scholey, and Y. Sawada 2017. Effect of taurine enrichment in rotifer (Brachionus sp.) on growth of larvae of Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis (Temminck & Schlegel) and yellowfin tuna T. albacares (Temmink & Schlegel). Aquaculture Research
- Margulies, Daniel, Vernon P. Scholey, Jeanne B. Wexler, and Maria S. Stein. 2016. Research on the reproductive biology and early life history of yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares in Panama. Advances in Tuna Aquaculture