AshBullardStephen A. Bullard (Ash)

Associate Professor, Parasitology & Taxonomy

School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences


PhD 2007, Coastal Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi (Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi). “Ecology & Evolution of Fish Blood Flukes (Aporocotylidae).” Unpublished dissertation, 684 pages in 2 volumes.

MSc 2002, Coastal Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi (Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi). “Blood flukes from commercially & recreationally important fishes in the Gulf of Mexico.” Unpublished thesis, 128 pages.

BSc 1997, Marine Sciences (Marine Biology), University of South Carolina, Columbia.

Current positions:

Deputy Director, Southeast Cooperative Fish Parasite & Disease Laboratory, since 2015.

Associate Professor, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, & Aquatic Sciences, since 2014.

Associate Editor, Journal of Parasitology, American Society of Parasitologists, since 2009.

Adjunct Faculty: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (Marine Sciences, Univ. South Alabama), since 2014; Biological Sciences (College of Science & Mathematics, AU), 2010-2016; Dept. Biology (Middle Tennessee State Univ.), since 2015; Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (Univ. Southern Mississippi), since 2008.

Former positions:

2008-2014. Assistant Professor, School of Fisheries, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.

2007-2008. Postdoc (RM Overstreet). University of Southern Mississippi. Ocean Springs, MS.

1997-2007. Research Assistant (RM Overstreet). Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Ocean Springs, MS.

1997-2004. Research Associate (GW Benz), SE Aquatic Research Institute. Cohutta, GA.

1995-1996. NSF-REU (GW Benz). Tennessee Aquarium Research Institute. Chattanooga, TN.

1996. REU (JM Quattro). Dept. Marine Sciences, Univ. South Carolina. Columbia, SC.

1994-1995. Research Intern (GW Benz). Tennessee Aquarium. Chattanooga, TN.

Professional interests & areas of expertise:

I am a parasitologist who trains students as field biologists, analytical researchers, diagnosticians, teachers, and scholars of parasitology. Together we explore taxonomy, systematics, and parasite biology by collecting parasites, symbionts, and pathogens in association with invertebrates and vertebrates in rivers, lakes, estuaries, and oceanic localities nearby and abroad. We use these approaches to ask the biggest question: “What organism does this?” What follows comprises applied and basic lines of investigation relevant to agencies and biologists with whom we collaborate.

Aquatic Parasitology Laboratory:

APL comprises a main office, storage room, and four analytical laboratories that house graduate student desks and workspaces, numerous dissecting and compound microscopes variously equipped with differential interference contrast optics, drawing tubes, and digital cameras, centrifuges and shaker baths, a fully-equipped histology suite with tissue processor, embedding center, oven, bath, microtome, and automated tissue stainer, wet laboratory space, stainless-steel sinks and counters aside dedicated necropsy areas, a sizeable parasitological reference library, a large Gulf of Mexico fish reference collection, a large volume of preserved biological samples in various forms (vials, slides, blocks, liquids, frozen, etc.) along with field and fishing gear plus two fiberglass center console research vessels and trailers.

Southeastern Cooperative Fish Parasite & Disease Laboratory:

Hosted by the School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences at Auburn University and sponsored by the Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources continuously since 1964, the SCFPDL (CR Arias, Director; SA Bullard, Deputy Director) is a multidisciplinary disease diagnostics laboratory comprising the Aquatic Parasitology Laboratory, Aquatic Microbiology Laboratory, and related infrastructure and personnel. Technicians and graduate students (MSc & PhD) plus undergraduate research interns cross-train while handling case submissions with oversight from tenured/tenure-track faculty members with expertise in the relevant specialization. Cooperative member states pay an annual fee plus additional costs for specific tests, examinations, or surveillance activities carried out by SCFPDL personnel. The SCFPDL is a fully-equipped, full-spectrum laboratory capable of diagnosing a wide spectrum of aquatic animal diseases (virology, bacteriology, parasitology, pathology, infectious disease, non-infectious disease). SCFPDL faculty advise wildlife resource commissions pertaining to all aspects of aquatic animal health and fish kills.

Haley Dutton. Jan 2018-present. Doctorate of Philosophy. School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, & Aquatic Sciences. Committee and project to be determined.

Steven Ksepka. Aug 2017-present. Master of Science. School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, & Aquatic Sciences. Committee and project to be determined.

Micah Brett Warren. Jan 2017-present. Master of Science. School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, & Aquatic Sciences. Taxonomy and systematics of chondrichthyan blood flukes (SA Bullard [chair], C Arias, et al.).

Jackson Ryan Roberts. Aug 2014-Aug 2017. Master of Science. School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, & Aquatic Sciences. “Taxonomy and systematics of turtle blood flukes (Digenea: “Spirorchiidae”) in Alabama.” (SA Bullard {chair}, C Arias, and P Johnson).

Raphael Orélis-Ribeiro. Jan 2012-Aug 2016. Doctorate of Philosophy. School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, & Aquatic Sciences. “Taxonomy & phylogenetics of fish blood flukes using morphology, life history, & molecular markers.” (SA Bullard [chair], C Arias, J Armbruster, K Halanych).

Matthew Ryan Womble. Jan 2013Dec 2015. Master of Science. School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, & Aquatic Sciences. “Revisionary systematics, alpha taxonomy, and biogeography of Proterometra spp. (Digenea: Azygiidae) in Alabama rivers and adjacent waters.” Pending (SA Bullard [chair], C Arias, M Catalano, D DeVries).

Carlos Fernando Ruiz. Jan 2010-Dec 2013. Master of Science. School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, & Aquatic Sciences. “Parasite component community of Gulf killifish, Fundulus grandis, in an oiled Louisiana saltmarsh, Barataria Bay.” 21 Jun 2013 (A Bullard [chair], CR Arias, and C Anderson).

Andrew McElwain. Jan 2008-Dec 2012. Doctorate of Philosophy. Department of Fisheries & Allied Aquacultures. “Histological atlas of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) with comparison of Alabama rainbow (Villosa nebulosa), Gulf pigtoe (Fusconaia cerina), Alabama creekmussel (Strophitus connasaugaensis), from the Mobile River Basin, Alabama. 8 Dec 2012 (SA Bullard [chair], C Arias, J Stoeckel, P Johnson, M Miller [external reader])

Triet Nhat Truong. Jan 2009-May 2011. Master of Science. Department of Fisheries & Allied Aquacultures. “Biodiversity of metazoan parasites infecting channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus), and C×B hybrid catfish (female Ictalurus punctatus × male Ictalurus furcatus) in earthen pond aquaculture.” 6 Aug 2011 (SA Bullard [chair], CR Arias, and RJ Phelps).

(*graduate student; **undergraduate student; †corresponding author)

106. McElwain†, A. MB Warren*, FB Pereira, SP Ksepka*, SA Bullard. In review 25 Mar 2019. Pathobiology and first report of larval nematodes (Ascaridomorpha sp.) infecting freshwater mussels (Villosa nebulosa, Unionidae), including an inventory of nematode infections in freshwater and marine bivalves. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife.

105. Bullard†, SA, JR Roberts*, MB Warren*, HR Dutton*, NV Whelan, CF Ruiz*, TR Platt, VV Tkach, SV Brant, KM Halanych. In review 26 Feb 2019. Neotropical turtle blood flukes: Two new genera and species from the Amazon Basin with a key to genera and comments on marine-derived lineages in South America. Journal of Parasitology.

104. Ruiz*†, CF, SA Bullard. In press. A new species of parasitic copepod (Siphonostomatoida: Lernaeopodidae: Neoalbionella) infecting skin of a gulper shark (Squaliformes: Centrophoridae: Centrophorus) in the Gulf of Mexico, with a key to congeners. Journal of Crustacean Biology.

103. Warren*†, MB, HR Dutton*, NV Whelan, RPE Yanong, SA Bullard. 2019. First record of a species of Mermithidae Braun, 1883 infecting a decapod, Palaemon paludosus (Palaemonidae). Journal of Parasitology 105(2): 237–247. PDF

102. Roberts*, JR, MB Warren*, KM Halanych, SA Bullard†. 2019. Spirorchis spp. (Digenea: Schistosomatoidea) infecting map turtles (Cryptodira: Emydidae: Graptemys spp.) in southeastern North America: A new species, molecular phylogeny, and key to species. Systematic Parasitology 95: 133-145. PDF

101. Ruiz*†, CF, W Driggers III, SA Bullard. 2019. A new species of Neoalbionella (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoidea: Lernaeopodidae) from skin of gulper shark, Centrophorus granulosus (Squaliformes: Centrophoridae) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Parasitology: 105(2): 203-221. PDF

100. Warren*†, MB, NV Whelan, DC Kritsky, SA Bullard. 2019. Gymnurahemecus bulbosus gen. et sp. nov. (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) infecting smooth butterfly rays, Gymnura micrura (Myliobatiformes: Gymnuridae) in the northern Gulf of Mexico, with a taxonomic key and further evidence for monophyly of chondrichthyan blood flukes. Parasitology Research 118: 751-762. PDF

99. Aceves*, AK, P Johnson, SA Bullard, S LaFrentz, CR Arias†. 2018. Rearing environment shapes Alabama rainbow (Villosa nebulosa) digestive gland microbiome: comparison between hatchery and stream mussels. Journal of Molluscan Studies 2018: 1-7. PDF

98. Rash†, JM, CF Ruiz*, and SA Bullard. 2018. Impacts of nonnative and invasive fish pathogens to North Carolina’s trout resources and its managers. Proceedings of the Wild Trout Symposium XI, S8: 308-313. PDF

97. Roberts*, JR, CR Arias, KM Halaynch, BT Dang, & SA Bullard†. 2018. A new genus and species of turtle blood fluke (Digenea: Schistosomatoidea) from the Mekong snail eating turtle, Malayemys subtrijuga (Schlegel & Müeller) (Testudines: Geomydidae) in Vietnam, with a reassessment of related Asiatic turtle blood flukes and molecular phylogeny. Systematic Parasitology 95(2):133-145. PDF

96. Roberts*, JR, KM Halaynch, CR Arias, SS Curran, & SA Bullard†. 2018. A new species of Spirorchis MacCallum, 1918 (Digenea: Schistosomatoidea) and Spirorchis scripta Stunkard, 1923 infecting river cooter, Pseudemys concinna Le Conte, 1830 (Testudines: Emydidae) in the Pascagoula River, Mississippi; including an updated phylogeny for Spirorchis spp. Comparative Parasitology 85(2): 120–132. PDF

95. Roberts*, JR & SA Bullard†. 2017. Revision and new species of Vasotrema Stunkard, 1928 (Digenea: Schistosomatoidea): turtle blood flukes of North American softshell turtles (Testudines: Trionychidae: Apalone spp.). Journal of Parasitology 103(5):519-540. PDF

94. Ruiz*, CF, JM Rash, CR Arias, D Besler, JR Roberts*, MB Warren*, & SA Bullard†. 2017. Morphological and molecular confirmation of myxospores of Myxobolus cerebralis (Myxozoa: Myxobolidae) infecting wild-caught and cultured trouts (Salmonidae) in the southeastern United States (North Carolina). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 126:185-198. PDF

93. Roberts*, JR, KM Halaynch, CR Arias, B Folt, JM Goessling, & SA Bullard†. 2017.  Emendation and new species of Hapalorhynchus Stunkard, 1922 (Digenea: Schistosomatoidea) from musk turtles (Kinosternidae: Sternotherus) in Alabama and Florida rivers. Parasitology International 66: 748-760. PDF

92. Warren*, MB, JR Roberts*, CR Arias, RP Koenigs, & SA Bullard†. 2017.  Acipensericola glacialis n. sp. (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) from heart of lake sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens Rafinesque (Acipenseriformes: Acipenseridae) from the Great Lakes Basin, Lake Winnebago, USA. Systematic Parasitology 94: 875-889. PDF

91. Kritsky†, DC, SA Bullard, CF Ruiz*, & MB Warren*. 2017. Empruthotrema longipenis sp. n. (Monogenoidea: Monocotylidae: Merizocotylinae) from the olfactory sacs of the smooth butterfly ray Gymnura micrura (Bloch and Schneider) (Myliobatiformes: Gymnuridae) in the Gulf of Mexico. Systematic Parasitology 94:777-784. PDF

90. Kritsky†, DC, SA Bullard, MD Bakenhaster, RM Scharer, & GR Poulakis. 2017. Resurrection of Mycteronastes (Monogenoidea: Monocotylidae), with description of Mycteronastes caalusi sp. n. from olfactory sacs of the smalltooth sawfish Pristis pectinata (Pristiformes: Pristidae), in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida. Journal of Parasitology 103(5):477-485. PDF

89. Ruiz*, CF, JM Rash, D Besler, JR Roberts*, MB Warren**, CR Arias, & SA Bullard†. 2017. Confirmation of two exotic “gill lice” species (Copepoda: Lernaeopodidae: Salmincola spp.) infecting rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in the southeastern United States. Journal of Parasitology 103(4):377-389. PDF

88. Bakenhaster†, MD, SA Bullard, SS Curran, DC Kritsky, EH Leone, L Partridge, CF Ruiz*, RM Scharer, & GR Poulakis. 2018. Parasite component community of smalltooth sawfish off Florida; diversity, conservation concerns, and research applications. Endangered Species Research 35: 47-58.

87. Orélis-Ribeiro*, R, KM Halanych, BT Dang, MD Bakenhaster, CR Arias, & SA Bullard†. 2017. Two new species of Elopicola (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) from Hawaiian ladyfish, Elops hawaiensis (South China Sea) and Atlantic tarpon, Megalops atlanticus (Gulf of Mexico) with a comment on monophyly of elopomorph blood flukes. Parasitology International 66: 305-318. PDF

86. Bullard, SA. 2017. In memoriam (George W. Benz). Comparative Parasitology 84(1):80-85. PDF

85. Bagnato*†, E, SA Bullard, & F Cremonte. 2017. Redescription of Allobenedenia dischizosepta (Suriano, 1975) n. comb. (Monogenoidea: Capsalidae: Trochopodinae) from gill of Argentine sea basses (Acanthistius) in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean. Comparative Parasitology 84(2):111-118. PDF

84. Warren**, MB, R Orélis-Ribeiro*, CF Ruiz*, BT Dang, CR Arias, & SA Bullard†. 2017. Endocarditis associated with blood fluke infections (Digenea: Aporocotylidae: Psettarium cf. anthicum) among aquacultured cobia (Rachycentron canadum) from Nha Trang Bay, Vietnam. Aquaculture 468:549-557. PDF

83. Roberts*†, JR, R Orélis-Ribeiro*, KM Halanych, CR Arias, & SA Bullard. 2016. New species of Spirorchis MacCallum, 1918 (Digenea: Schistosomatoidea) and Spirorchis cf. scripta from chicken turtle, Deirochelys reticularia, (Emydidae), with an emendation and molecular phylogeny of Spirorchis. Folia Parasitologica 63:041 (doi 10.14411/fp.2016/041). PDF

82. Bullard†, SA. 2016. In Memoriam: George William Benz (1 January 1954 – 9 February 2015). Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 46(2):139-160. PDF

81. Fogg*, AQ, CF Ruiz*, SS Curran†, & SA Bullard. Accepted 14 July 2016. Parasites from the red lionfish, Pterois volitans from the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf & Caribbean Research 27 (1): SC1-SC5. PDF

80. Roberts*†, JR, R Orélis-Ribeiro*, BT Dang, KM Halanych, & SA Bullard. 2016. Blood flukes of Asiatic softshell turtles: revision of Coeuritrema Mehra, 1933 (Digenea: Schistosomatoidea) and description of a new species infecting Chinese softshell turtles, Pelodiscus sinensis, (Testudines: Trionychidae) cultured in the Da Rang River Basin, Vietnam. Folia Parasitologica 63: 031 (doi 10.14411/fp.2016.031). PDF

79. Roberts*, JR, TR Platt, R. Orélis-Ribeiro*, & SA Bullard†. 2016. New genus of blood fluke (Digenea: Schistosomatoidea) from Malaysian freshwater turtles (Geomydidae) and its phylogenetic placement within the Schistosomatoidea. Journal of Parasitology 102(4):451-462. PDF

78. Womble*†, MR & SA Bullard. 2016. Taxonomic redescription, morphological and molecular diagnosis, and life cycle of Proterometra catenaria Smith, 1934 (Digenea: Azygiidae) from the Choctawhatchee River, Florida, USA. Comparative Parasitology 83(2):137-148. PDF

77. Orélis-Ribeiro*† R & SA Bullard. 2016. Two new genera of fish blood flukes (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) from catfishes in the Peruvian Amazon. Journal of Parasitology 102(3):357-368. PDF

76. McElwain, A, R Fleming, M Jaloie, C Maney, B Springall, and SA Bullard. 2016. Pathological changes associated with eggs and larvae of Unionicola sp. (Acari, Unionicolidae) infecting Strophitus connasaugaensis (Bivalvia, Unionidae) from Alabama Creeks. Journal of Parasitology 102(1):75-86. PDF

75. Womble*†, MR, SJ Cox-Gardiner**, TR Cribb, & SA Bullard†. 2015. First record of Transversotrema (Digenea) from the Americas, with comments on the taxonomy of Transversotrema patialense (Soparkar, 1924) Crusz and Sathananthan, 1960 and an updated list of its hosts and geographic distribution. Journal of Parasitology 101(6):717-725. PDF

74. Womble*, MR & SA Bullard†. 2015. Ocular deformity in midshipmen Porichthys plectrodon from the north-central Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana. Journal of Fish Biology 2015:1-6. PDF

73. Womble*† M & SA Bullard. 2015. A new species of Proterometra (Digenea: Azygiidae) and its life cycle in the Chickasawhay River, Mississippi, with supplemental observations of Proterometra autraini. Parasitology International 65:31-43. PDF

72. Bullard† SA, MR Womble*, MK Maynard**, R Orélis-Ribeiro*, & CR Arias. 2015. Skin lesions on yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares from the Gulf of Mexico’s Outer Continental Shelf: morphological, molecular, and histological diagnosis. Parasitology International 64:609-621. PDF

71. Orélis-Ribeiro*† R & SA Bullard. 2015. Blood flukes (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) infecting body cavity of South American catfishes (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae): two new species from rivers in Bolivia, Guyana, and Peru with a re-assessment of Plehniella Szidat, 1951. Folia Parasitologica 62:1-17. PDF

70. Larsen*, A, Z Tao*, SA Bullard, & CR Arias†. 2015. Community structure of skin microbiome of Gulf killifish, Fundulus grandis, is driven by seasonality and not exposure to oiled sediments in a Louisiana salt marsh. FEMS Microbial Ecology DOI 10.1007/s00248-015-0578-7. PDF

69. Blaylock R & SA Bullard. 2015. Counter-insurgents in the Blue Revolution: Parasites, Diseases, and Perceptions. Journal of Parasitology 100(6):743-755. PDF

68. Womble* M, R Orélis-Ribeiro*, & SA Bullard†. 2015. Proterometra epholkos n. sp. (Azygiidae) from Terrapin Creek, Alabama, USA: molecular characterization of life cycle, redescription of Proterometra albicauda, and host and geographic locality records for Proterometra spp. in North America. Parasitology International 64:50-69. PDF

67. Bullard, SA, D DeVries, A Wilson, G Lockaby, P Clement, H Kinnucan, and C Newland. 2015. Peer-review in the Cyber Age. In “Auburn Speaks: On Cyber & The Digital Domain” (Leslie Parson & Robert Norton, eds), Auburn University Office of the Vice President for Research, Auburn University Press, Auburn, AL pp 202-211 (invited contribution, editor reviewed). PDF

66. Zhen*, T, SA Bullard, and CR Arias†. 2014. Diversity of culturable bacteria from blood vascular system of lesser electric rays (Narcine bancroftii) captured in the northern Gulf of Mexico off Alabama. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 26:225-232. PDF

65. Orélis-Ribeiro* R, TH Cribb, K Halanych, CR Arias, & SA Bullard†. 2014. Diversity and ancestry of flatworms infecting the blood of non-tetrapod craniates. Advances in Parasitology 85:1-62. PDF

64. Bullard, SA†. 2014. Blood flukes (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) of Elopomorpha: emended diagnosis of Paracardicoloides, supplemental observations of Paracardicoloides yamagutii, and a new genus and species from ladyfish, Elops saurus in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Parasitology 100(3):305-316. PDF

63. McElwain*†, A & SA Bullard. 2014. Histological atlas of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae): Villosa nebulosa (Ambleminae: Lampsilini), Fusconaia cerina (Ambleminae: Pleurobemini), and Strophitus connasaugaensis (Unioninae: Anodontini). Malacologia (213 pp, 80 color plates), 57(1):99-239. PDF

62. Patella**, R & SA Bullard†. 2013. Hexabothriids of devil rays (Mobulidae): New genus and species from gill of Mobula hypostoma in the Gulf of Mexico and redescription of a congener from Mobula rochebrunei in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Parasitology 99(5):856-867. PDF

61. Orélis-Ribeiro*, R, CF Ruiz*, SS Curran, & SA Bullard†. 2013. Blood flukes (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) of lamniforms: Redescription of Hyperandrotrema cetorhini from basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) and description of a new congener from shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) off Alabama. Journal of Parasitology 99(5):835-846. PDF

60. Larsen*, A, Z Tao*, SA Bullard, & CR Arias†. 2013. Diversity of the skin microbiota of fishes: evidence for host species specificity. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 85:483-494. PDF

59. Ruiz*, CF & SA Bullard†. 2013. Huffmanela markgracei sp. n. (Nematoda: Trichosomoididae) from buccal cavity of Atlantic sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae), in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico off Texas. Folia Parasitologica 60(4):353-358. PDF

58. Truong*, TN & SA Bullard†. 2013. Blood flukes (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) of walking catfishes (Siluriformes: Clariidae): new genus and species from the Mekong River (Vietnam) and a note on catfish aporocotylids. Folia Parasitologica 60(3):237-247. PDF

57. Ruiz*, CF, C Ray**, M Grace, M Cook, & SA Bullard†. 2013. A new species of Trichosomoididae (Nematoda) from skin of red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus (Perciformes: Lutjanidae), on the Texas-Louisiana shelf, Northern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Parasitology 99(2):318-326. PDF

56. Bullard†, SA, H Mohammed*, & CR Arias. 2013. First record of the fish pathogen Flavobacterium columnare genomovar II from bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus, (Centrarchidae) with observations on lesions. Journal of Fish Diseases 36:447-451. PDF

55. Farmer†, BD, AJ Mitchell, DL Straus, & SA Bullard. 2013. Efficacy of formalin and copper sulfate on cultured white bass, Morone chrysops (Rafinesque, 1820), (Perciformes: Moronidae) concurrently infected by Onchocleidus mimus Mueller, 1936 (Monogenoidea: Ancyrocephalidae) and Ichthyophthirius multifiliis Fouquet, 1876. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 44(2):305-310. PDF

54. McElwain*, A, C Ray**, B Su*, M Sheng, M Fobes, P Duncan, R Thresher, R Dunham, & SA Bullard†. 2013. Osteology and histopathology of unilateral microphthalmia and unilateral anophthalmia in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) from Alabama. Aquaculture 400-1:135-141. PDF

53. Bullard†, SA. 2013. Cardicola langeli n. sp. (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) from heart of sheepshead, Archosargus probatocephalus, (Actinopterygii: Sparidae) in the Gulf of Mexico, with an updated list of hosts, infection sites and localities for Cardicola spp. Folia Parasitologica 60(1):17-27. PDF

52. Tao*, Z, A Larsen*, SA Bullard, A Wright, & CR Arias†. 2012. Prevalence and population structure of Vibrio vulnificus in recreational fishes from the north-central Gulf of Mexico. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 21:7,611-7,618. PDF

51. Bullard†, SA, EH Williams, Jr, & L Bunkley-Williams. 2012. New genus and species of fish blood fluke (Aporocotylidae Odhner, 1912) from stoplight parrotfish, Sparisoma viride (Bonnaterre, 1788), (Perciformes: Sparisomatinae) in the Caribbean Sea. Journal of Parasitology 98(6):1,139-1,143. PDF

50. Arias†, CR, WL Cai*, E Peatman, & SA Bullard. 2012. Catfish hybrid Ictalurus punctatus × I. furcatus exhibits higher resistance to columnaris disease than the parent species. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 100(1):77-81. PDF

49. Barse, AM & SA Bullard†. 2012. Redescription and new host record of Capsala laevis (Capsalinae) from roundscale spearfish, Tetrapturus georgii (Perciformes: Istiophoridae) in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Parasitology 98(4):735-745. PDF

48. Bullard†, SA, M Murray, JD Borucinska, CF Ruiz*, A McElwain*, & GW Benz. 2012. Huffmanela cf. carcharhini (Nematoda: Huffmanelinae) from skin of sandbar shark Carcharhinus plumbeus in the Pacific Ocean. Journal of Parasitology 98(2):333-340. PDF

47. Bullard†, SA. 2012. A new aporocotylid (Digenea) species from blood vascular system of gag grouper, Mycteroperca microlepis (Perciformes: Serranidae), off Alabama, with an emendation of Pearsonellum Overstreet & Køie, 1989. Journal of Parasitology 98(2):323-327. PDF

46. Bullard†, SA, T Baker*, & I de Buron. 2012. New species of Cardicola Short, 1953 (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) from heart of Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus, (Sciaenidae) of the South Atlantic Bight. Journal of Parasitology 98(2):328-332. PDF

45. Johnston, C, J Newton, SA Bullard, C Foradori, & B Kaltenbaoeck. 2012. Help from a common inhabitant: Identification of exposure biomarkers in an indigenous fish species. In “Auburn Speaks on Oil Spill” (Allen Furr & Jay Lamar, eds), Auburn University Office of the Vice President for Research, Auburn University Press, Auburn, AL pp 86-89. PDF

44. Tao*, Z, SA Bullard, & CR Arias†. 2011. High numbers of Vibrio vulnificus in tar balls collected from within oiled areas of the north-central Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. EcoHealth 8(4):507-511. PDF

43. Bullard†, SA, O Olivares-Fuster*, GW Benz, & CR Arias. 2011. Molecules infer origins of ectoparasite infracommunities on tunas. Parasitology International 60:447-451. PDF

42. Bullard†, SA, A McElwain*, & CR Arias. 2011. Scanning electron microscopic observations of saddleback lesions associated with experimental infections of Flavobacterium columnare in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus and zebrafish, Danio rerio. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 46(2):906-913. PDF

41. Olivares-Fuster*, O, SA Bullard, A McElwain*, M Jose Llosa, & CR Arias†. 2011. Adhesion dynamics of Flavobacterium columnare to channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) and zebra danio (Danio rerio) after immersion challenge. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 96:221-227. PDF

40. Bullard†, SA, A Barse, SS Curran, & J Morris. 2011. First record of a digenean from invasive lionfish, Pterois cf. volitans, in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Parasitology 97(5):833-837. PDF

39. Kritsky†, DC, SA Bullard, & M Bakenhaster. 2011. First report of gastrocotylinean post-oncomiracidia (Platyhelminthes: Monogenoidea: Heteronchoinea) on gills of flyingfish (Exocoetidae), snapper (Lutjanidae), dolphinfish (Coryphaenidae), and amberjack (Carangidae) from the Gulf of Mexico: Decoy hosts and the dilution effect. Parasitology International 60(3):274-282. PDF

38. McVay**, MJ, MD Bakenhaster, & SA Bullard†. 2011. Cardicola laruei Short, 1953 (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) from heart of seatrouts, Cynoscion spp., (Perciformes: Sciaenidae) in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean: taxonomic redescription, first observations of egg and miracidium, and comments on geographic distribution and host specificity. Comparative Parasitology 78(2):291-305. PDF

37. Borucinska†, J & SA Bullard. 2011. Lesions associated with pleurocerci (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda: Trypanorhyncha) in the gastric wall of a cownose ray, Rhinoptera bonasus (Myliobatiformes: Rhinopteridae) from the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Fish Diseases 34:149-157. PDF

36. Bullard†, SA. 2010. Littorellicola billhawkinsi n. gen., n. sp. (Aporocotylidae) from the myocardial lacunae of Florida pompano, Trachinotus carolinus (Carangidae) in the Gulf of Mexico; with a comment on interrelationships and functional morphology of intertrabecular aporocotylids. Parasitology International 59:587-598. PDF

35. Kritsky†, DC, M Bakenhaster, E Fajer-Avila, & SA Bullard. 2010. Rhabdosynochus spp. (Monogenoidea: Diplectanidae) infesting the gill lamellae of snooks, Centropomus spp. (Perciformes: Centropomidae), in Florida, and redescription of the type species, R. rhabdosynochus. Journal of Parasitology 96(5):879-886. PDF

34. Jensen†, K & SA Bullard. 2010. Characterization of a diversity of tetraphyllidean and rhinebothriidean cestode larval types, comments on host associations and life-cycles. International Journal for Parasitology 40:889-910. PDF

33. Bullard†, SA. 2010. A new species of Cardicola Short, 1953 (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) from the heart and branchial vessels of two surfperches (Embiotocidae) in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off California. Journal of Parasitology 96:382-388. PDF

32. Bullard†, SA, K Jensen, & RM Overstreet. 2009. Historical account of the two family-group names in use for the single accepted family comprising the “fish blood flukes.” Acta Parasitologica 54(1):78-84. PDF

31. Kritsky†, DC, EF Mendoza-Franco, SA Bullard, & VM Vidal-Martinez. 2009. Revision of the amphiamerican Neotetraonchus Bravo-Hollis, 1968 (Monogenoidea, Dactylogyridae), with a description of N. vegrandis n. sp. from the gill lamellae of the blue sea catfish, Ariopsis guatemalensis (Siluriformes: Ariidae), off the Pacific coast of Mexico. Systematic Parasitology 74:1-15. PDF

30. McElwain*, A, O Olivares-Fuster*, CR Arias, & SA Bullard†. 2009. Preliminary observations of pathological changes to skin and gill of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) and zebra danio (Danio rerio) exposed to Flavobacterium columnare. Proc. 2nd Int. Flavobacterium Workshop. Paris, France. PDF

29. Bullard†, SA & RM Overstreet. 2008. Chapter 14: Digeneans as enemies of fishes. In: Fish Diseases. J Eiras, H Segner, T Wahil, BG Kapoor (eds.). Science Publishers, US, pages 817-976. (invited review, peer-reviewed). PDF

28. Bullard†, SA & K Jensen. 2008. Blood flukes (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) of stingrays (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae): Orchispirium heterovitellatum from Himantura imbricata in the Bay of Bengal and a new genus and species from Dasyatis sabina in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Parasitology 94:1,311-1,321. PDF

27. Bullard†, SA, SD Snyder, K Jensen, & RM Overstreet. 2008. New genus and species of Aporocotylidae (Digenea) from a lower actinopterygian, the American paddlefish, Polyodon spathula, (Polyodontidae) from the MS Delta. Journal of Parasitology 94:487-495. PDF

26. Ulicny, KJ, DR Stewart, A McElwain*, ER Salmon, SA Bullard, JO Cook, GB Skomal, HL Pratt, Jr, & GW Benz†. 2007. Sealing Whirl-Pak®-type Bags Containing Wet Samples. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences 82(3-4):88-89. PDF

25. Benz†, GW, BE Smith, SA Bullard, & JS Braswell. 2007. New genus and species of eudactylinid (Siphonstomatoida: Copepoda) from gill lamellae of ornate eagle rays, Aetomylaeus vespertilio, (Myliobatidae) from Beagle Gulf off Northern Australia. Journal of Parasitology 93:32-38. PDF

24. Bullard†, SA, RM Overstreet, & JK Carlson. 2006. Selachohemecus benzi n. sp. (Digenea: Sanguinicolidae) from the blacktip shark Carcharhinus limbatus in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Systematic Parasitology 63:143-154. PDF

23. Bullard†, SA & RM Overstreet. 2006. Psettarium anthicum sp. n. (Digenea: Sanguinicolidae) from the heart of cobia Rachycentron canadum (Perciformes: Rachycentridae) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Folia Parasitologica 53:117-124. PDF

22. Benz, GW & SA Bullard. 2006. Parasites of fishes: list and dichotomous key to identification of major metazoan groups. 9 pp. Conference Proceedings 2005. Anonymous (ed.). AAZA, Silver Spring, MD. PDF

21. Benz†, GW & SA Bullard. 2004. Chapter 24: Metazoan parasites and associates of chondrichthyans with emphasis on taxa harmful to captive hosts. In: The husbandry of elasmobranch fishes. MFL Smith, DA Thoney, & RE Hueter (eds.). Special Publication No. 16, Ohio Biological Survey, Columbus, OH. Pages 325-416. PDF

20. Bullard†, SA, R Payne, & JS Braswell. 2004. New genus with two new species of capsalid monogeneans from dasyatids in the Gulf of California. Journal of Parasitology 90(6):1,412-1,427. PDF

19. Bullard†, SA, SM Dippenaar, ER Hoffmayer, & GW Benz. 2004. New locality records for Dermophthirius carcharhini MacCallum, 1926 (Monogenea: Microbothriidae) and D. maccallumi and a list of hosts and localities for species of Dermophthirius. Comparative Parasitology 71(1):78-80. PDF

18. Bullard†, SA & RM Overstreet. 2004. Two new species of Cardicola (Digenea: Sanguinicolidae) in drums (Sciaenidae) from Mississippi and Louisiana. Journal of Parasitology 90(1):128-136. PDF

17. Bullard†, SA, R Goodwin, R Goldstein, & RM Overstreet. 2004. Cardicola forsteri (Digenea: Sanguinicolidae) from the heart of a northern bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus (Scombridae), in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Comparative Parasitology 71(2):245-246. PDF

16. Frasca†, S Jr, VL Kirsipuu, S Russell, SA Bullard, & GW Benz. 2004. Opercular lesions in black drum (Pogonias cromis) associated with infections of the sea louse Sciaenophilus tenuis (Caligidae). Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 34(2):115-127. PDF

15. Blaylock†, RB, SA Bullard, & CM Whipps. 2004. Kudoa hypoepicardialis sp. n. (Myxozoa: Kudoidae) and associated lesions from the heart of seven perciform fishes in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Parasitology 90(3):584-593. PDF

14. Benz†, GW, R Hocking, A Kowanna, Sr, SA Bullard, JC George. 2004. A second species of Arctic shark: Pacific sleeper shark Somniosus pacificus off Point Hope Alaska. Polar Biology 27:250-252. PDF

13. Bullard†, SA & SM Dippenaar. 2003. Branchotenthes robinoverstreeti gen. and sp. n. (Monogenea: Hexabothriidae) from gill filaments of the bowmouth guitarfish, Rhina ancylostoma (Rhynchobatidae), in the Indian Ocean. Journal of Parasitology 89(3):595-601. PDF

12. Bullard†, SA, R Hocking, RJ Goldstein, & J Jewell. 2003. A new locality record and three new host records for Neobenedenia melleni. Gulf and Caribbean Research 15:1-4. PDF

11. Bullard†, SA & RM Overstreet. 2003. Elaphrobates euzeti gen. and sp. n. (Digenea: Sanguinicolidae) from snappers (Lutjanidae) in the Gulf of Mexico. In: Taxonomie, écologie et évolution des métazoaires parasites. Taxonomy, ecology and evolution of metazoan parasites. Tome 1. Combes C. and Jourdane J. (eds), PUP Perpignan:97-113. PDF

10. Bullard†, SA & RM Overstreet. 2002. Potential pathological effects of blood flukes (Digenea: Sanguinicolidae) on pen-reared marine fishes. Proceedings of the 53rd Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute: pages 10-25. PDF

9. Benz, GW, SA Bullard, & ADM Dove. 2002. Metazoan parasites of fishes: Synoptic information for aquarists. Proceedings of the Meeting of the American Zoologists and Aquarists, Chattanooga, TN. PDF

8. Benz†, GW, BE Smith, & SA Bullard. 2001. Kroyerina deetsorum n. sp. (Copepoda: Kroyeriidae) from the olfactory sacs of Atlantic sharpnose sharks (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) captured in the Gulf of Mexico and Northwestern Atlantic and first report of copepodids of Kroyeriidae. Journal of Parasitology 87(6):1279-1290. PDF

7. Bullard†, SA, S Frasca Jr, & GW Benz. 2001. Gill lesions associated with Erpocotyle tiburonis (Monogenea: Hexabothriidae) on wild and aquarium-held bonnethead sharks (Sphyrna tiburo). Journal of Parasitology 87(5):972-977. PDF

6. Benz, GW, SA Bullard, & ADM Dove. 2001. Metazoan parasites of fishes: synoptic information and portal to the literature for aquarists. In: Regional Conference Proceedings 2001. Anonymous (ed.). American Zoo and Aquarium Association, Silver Spring, MD. PDF

5. Bullard†, SA, S Frasca, Jr, & GW Benz. 2000. Skin lesions caused by Dermophthirius penneri (Monogenea: Microbothriidae) on wild-caught blacktip sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus). Journal of Parasitology 86(3):618-622. PDF

4. Bullard†, SA, GW Benz, RM Overstreet, EH Williams, Jr, & J Hemdal. 2000. Six new host records and updated list of wild hosts for Neobenedenia melleni (McCallum, 1927) (Capsalidae). Comparative Parasitology 67(2):190-196. PDF

3. Bullard†, SA & RM Overstreet. 2000. Calicotyle californiensis n. sp. and Calicotyle urobati n. sp. (Monogenea: Calicotylinae) from elasmobranchs in the Gulf of California. Journal of Parasitology 86(5):939-944. PDF

2. Bullard†, SA, GW Benz, & JS Braswell. 2000. Dionchus postoncomiracidia (Monogenea: Dionchidae) from skin of blacktip sharks, Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhinidae). Journal of Parasitology 86(2):245-250. PDF

1. Benz†, GW, Z Kabata, & SA Bullard. 2000. Margolisius abditus n. gen., n. sp. (Copepoda: Lernaeopodidae) from gill lamellae of a remora (Remora remora) collected in the Gulf of California. Journal of Parasitology 86(2):241-244. PDF

Nomenclatural acts, established species, genera, & families

(37 new species assigned to 28 genera, 12 families, and 4 phyla; †new/resurrected genera= 17)

  1. Margolisius Benz, Kabata, et Bullard, 2000 (Arthropoda: Copepoda; Lernaeopodidae)
  2. Margolisius abditus Benz, Kabata, et Bullard, 2000 (Arthropoda: Copepoda; Lernaeopodidae)
  3. Calicotyle californiensis Bullard et Overstreet, 2000 (Platyhelminthes: Monogenoidea: Monocotylidae)
  4. Calicotyle urobati Bullard et Overstreet, 2000 (Platyhelminthes: Monogenoidea: Monocotylidae)
  5. Kroyerina deestorum Benz, Smith et Bullard, 2001 (Arthropoda: Copepoda: Kroyeridae)
  6. Elaphrobates Bullard et Overstreet, 2003 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea; Aporocotylidae)
  7. Elaphrobates euzeti Bullard et Overstreet, 2003 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea; Aporocotylidae)
  8. Branchotenthes Bullard et Dippenaar, 2003 (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea: Hexabothriidae)
  9. Branchotenthes robinoverstreeti Bullard et Dippenaar, 2003 (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea: Hexabothriidae)
  10. Kudoa hypoepicardialis Blaylock, Bullard et Whipps, 2004 (Cnidaria: Myxozoa: Kudoidae)
  11. Cardicola palmeri Bullard et Overstreet, 2004 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  12. Cardicola currani Bullard et Overstreet, 2004 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  13. Listrocephalos Bullard, Payne et Braswell, 2004 (Platyhelminthes: Monogenoidea: Capsalidae)
  14. Listrocephalos whittingtonti Bullard, Payne et Braswell, 2004 (Platyhelminthes: Monogenoidea: Capsalidae)
  15. Listrocephalos kearni Bullard, Payne et Braswell, 2004 (Platyhelminthes: Monogenoidea: Capsalidae)
  16. Listrocephalos guberleti (Caballero & Bravo-Hollis, 1962) Bullard, 2004 n. comb. (Monogenoidea: Capsalidae)
  17. Listrocephalos corona (Hargis, 1955) Bullard, Payne et Braswell, 2004, n. comb. (Monogenoidea: Capsalidae)
  18. Psettarium anthicum Bullard et Overstreet, 2006 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  19. Selachohemecus benzi Bullard, Carlson et Overstreet, 2006 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  20. Janinecaira Benz, Smith, Bullard et Braswell, 2007 (Arthropoda: Copepoda: Eudactylinidae)
  21. Janinecaira darkthread Benz, Smith, Bullard et Braswell, 2007 (Arthropoda: Copepoda: Eudactylinidae)
  22. Acipensericola Bullard, Snyder, Jensen et Overstreet, 2008 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  23. Acipensericola petersoni Bullard, Snyder, Jensen et Overstreet, 2008 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  24. Myliobaticola Bullard et Jensen, 2008 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  25. Myliobaticola richardheardi Bullard et Jensen, 2008 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  26. Orchispirium heterovitellatum Madhavi et Rao, 1970 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae), redescription
  27. Neotetraonchus vergrandis Kritsky, Bullard et Martinez, 2009 (Platyhelminthes: Monogenoidea: Dactylogyridae)
  28. Aporocotylidae Odhner, 1912, established as earliest available family-group name (Bullard et al. 2009).
  29. Sanguinicolidae von Graff, 1907 as a junior subj. syn. of Aporocotylidae Odhner, 1912 (Bullard et al., 2009)
  30. Cardicola nonamo Bullard, 2010 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  31. Littorellicola Bullard, 2010 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  32. Littorellicola billhawkinsi Bullard, 2010 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  33. Littorellicola sebastodorum (Holmes, 1971) Bullard, 2010 n. comb. (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  34. Capsala laevis (Verrill, 1875) Johnston, 1929 redescription (Platyhelminthes: Monogenoidea: Capsalidae)
  35. Cardicola parvus Bullard, Baker et de Buron, 2012 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  36. Pearsonellum lemusi Bullard, 2012 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  37. Primisanguis Bullard, Williams et Williams, 2012 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  38. Primisanguis caribbeanensis Bullard, Williams et Williams, 2012 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  39. Cardicola langeli Bullard, 2013 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  40. Huffmanela oleumimica Ruiz et Bullard, 2013 (Nematoda: Trichosomoididae: Huffmanelinae)
  41. Nomasanguinicola Truong et Bullard, 2013 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  42. Nomasanguinicola canthoensis Truong et Bullard, 2013 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  43. Plehniella dentata as incertae sedis (Nomasanguinicola) in Truong et Bullard (2013) (Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  44. Sanguinicola clarias as incertae sedis (Nomasanguinicola) in Truong et Bullard (2013) (Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  45. Huffmanela markgracei Ruiz et Bullard, 2013 (Nematoda: Trichosomoididae: Huffmanelinae)
  46. Hyperandrotrema walterboegeri Orélis-Ribeiro et Bullard (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  47. Hyperandrotrema cetorhini Maillard et Ktari, 1978, redescription (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  48. Mobulicola Patella et Bullard, 2013 (Platyhelminthes: Monogenoidea: Hexabothriidae)
  49. Mobulicola enantiomorphica Patella et Bullard, 2013 (Platyhelminthes: Monogenoidea: Hexabothriidae)
  50. Mobulicola dubium (Euzet et Maillard, 1967) Patella et Bullard, 2013 (Monogenoidea: Hexabothriidae), n. comb.
  51. Elopicola Bullard, 2014 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  52. Elopicola nolancribbi Bullard, 2014 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  53. Paracardicoloides yamagutii Martin, 1974 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae), redescription
  54. Proterometra epholkos Womble et Bullard, 2015 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Azygiidae)
  55. Capsala biparasiticum (Goto, 1894) Price, 1938 (Platyhelminthes: Monogenoidea: Capsalidae), redescription
  56. Plehniella Szidat, 1951, revision (Orélis-Ribeiro et Bullard, 2015) (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  57. Plehniella sabajperzi Orélis-Ribeiro et Bullard, 2015 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  58. Plehniella armbrusteri Orélis-Ribeiro et Bullard, 2015 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  59. Proterometra ariasae Womble et Bullard, 2015 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Azygiidae)
  60. Proterometra albicauda Anderson & Anderson, 1967 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Azygiidae), redescription
  61. Baracktrema Roberts, Platt et Bullard, 2015 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: “Spirorchiidae”)
  62. Baracktrema obamai Roberts, Platt et Bullard, 2015 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: “Spirorchiidae”)
  63. Cladocaecum Orélis-Ribeiro et Bullard, 2015 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  64. Cladocaecum tomasscholzi Orélis-Ribeiro et Bullard, 2015 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  65. Kritsky Orélis-Ribeiro et Bullard, 2015 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  66. Kritsky platyrhynchi Orélis-Ribeiro et Bullard, 2015 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  67. Proterometra catenaria Smith, 1934, redescription (Womble et al., 2016) (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Azygiidae)
  68. Coeuritrema Mehra, 1933 revision, resurrection (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: “Spirorchiidae”)
  69. Coeuritrema platti Roberts, Platt et Bullard, 2016 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: “Spirorchiidae”)
  70. Coeuritrema rugatus (Brooks et Sullivan, 1981) Roberts, Platt et Bullard, 2016 n. comb. (Digenea: “Spirorchiidae”)
  71. Elopicola Bullard, 2014 emended in Orélis-Ribeiro et al. 2016
  72. Elopicola bristowi Orélis-Ribeiro et Bullard, 2016 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  73. Elopicola franksi Orélis-Ribeiro et Bullard, 2016 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Aporocotylidae)
  74. Spirorchis collinsi Roberts et Bullard, 2016 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: “Spirorchiidae”)
  75. Spirorchis Stunkard, 1923 emended in Roberts et al., 2016

Marine Vertebrate Zoology (FISH 4960/8960) (4 cr hrs) (taught on the campus of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, AL): Summer 2016. This class engages students to actively seek out, gather, organize, and identify marine fishes (principally) and other coastal/marine vertebrates ranging in estuaries, lagoons, grassbeds, nearshore waters, and pelagic waters of the Gulf of Mexico while learning species-specific biological information about a selection of those fishes.

Fish Diseases (FISH 7420) (3 cr hrs): Spring 2016-present. This graduate level course was overhauled and modernized to cover all major taxa of infectious diseases and parasites affecting aquatic organisms, principally fishes. This course has relevance to students in several colleges and departments on campus: including veterinary, forestry, biology, and fisheries students.

Marine Parasitology (FISH 4960/7960) (2 cr hrs) (taught on the campus of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, AL). Summer 2015-present. This intensive field course introduces students to the ecological and taxonomic diversity of parasites that infect marine and coastal invertebrates and fish. Students emerge with a basic appreciation for field collection techniques and laboratory practices required for processing and identifying parasites.

Aquatic Symbioses (FISH 6970) (2 cr hrs): On demand. This graduate level course is part of SFAAS’s aquatic animal health, parasite, and disease curriculum. It provides a theoretical and ecological perspective that is a useful add-on to other SFAAS courses that treat systematic and applied aspects of fish diseases in freshwater and marine aquaculture settings. At present, the course is offered as a Special Topics, but enrollment and student feedback was good, which encourages the further development of the course as a member of the SFAAS’s fish disease curriculum.

Fish Anatomy & Physiology (FISH 6440/5440) (alternates w/ FISH 6970) (4 cr hrs): Spring 2009-present. This split level course was originally a graduate level course that was offered alternating yrs. I added an undergraduate section as FISH 4970 to increase enrollment in 2009. In 2010, this course was offered as FISH 6440/5440. The course is now grounded in the modern, widely-accepted principals of anatomy and physiology and utilizes a comparative biology perspective to explain and contrast the interrelatedness, origins, and adaptive significance of anatomical and physiological systems in fishes.

Marine Ichthyology (FISH 5725/6725) (each July) (6 cr hrs): Summer 2008-present. This AU course offers a classical, intensive field experience in the Gulf of Mexico and is taught on the campus of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (from 2008-2014 taught at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi). Class begins at 7:45 am and officially ends at 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, although students typically remain working in the field or lab until after 10:00 pm. The course emphasizes field collection and taxonomic identification of coastal and estuarine fishes. Students are challenged to collect fishes with various gear types from a multitude of marine habitats during the 4-week course and assemble an appropriately accessioned fish collection.

Pathology of Aquatic Organisms (FISH 7960) (on demand) (variable credit hours; usually 2 cr hrs). Fall 2010-present. This laboratory-based, experiential learning course emphasizes a project that complements the student’s graduate research topic. The student is expected to publish a peer-reviewed scientific paper or contribute a paper to a scientific meeting. Graduate students taking this course have co-authored 5 peer-reviewed publications in international Pathology journals (Olivares-Fuster et al., 2011; Bullard et al., 2011; McElwain et al., 2013; Ruiz et al., 2013; Orélis-Ribeiro et al., 2013).

Trends in Marine Aquaculture (FISH 7960) (component of USDA International Science Education project of Arias [PI] and Bullard [Co-PI], see “Grants received related to teaching) (2 cr hrs). Fall 2010. This course emphasizes a global view of aquaculture but focuses on marine systems. Students perused primary literature on intensive culture systems and lead peer discussions. Students from this course then were selected to travel to Spain in Spring and Summer 2011 to directly experience the modern fish and shellfish culture systems they discussed during the course. USDA ISE engaged students with overseas collaborators and colleagues.

Parasitology (FISH 4960) (on demand) (2 cr hrs). Fall 2010-present. This laboratory-based and experiential learning course offers research experiences to undergraduate students for credit. It emphasizes a project that complements an ongoing project in the laboratory, provides opportunities for graduate students to mentor undergraduates, and results in students publishing a peer-reviewed paper or presenting results at a scientific meeting. AU undergraduates participating in this course have published 3 papers in international Parasitology journals (McVay et al. 2011; Ruiz et al. 2012; McElwain et al. 2013).

Awards, honors, recognitions to Bullard’s students

  • Warren, MB (MSc), AU Graduate School ($1,000), Williams’ Graduate Award, 1 Sept 2017.
  • Ruiz, CF (PhD), World Association of Copepodologists, International Conference on Copepoda, Oral Presentation Award ($150), Los Angeles (Cabrillo Marine Aquarium), California, 16-21 July 2017.
  • Roberts, JR (MSc), American Society of Parasitologists’ Marc Dresden Student Travel Award ($400), Annual meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists, San Antonio, Texas, 27 June-1 July 2017.
  • Roberts, JR (MSc), Southeastern Society of Parasitologists’ Byrd-Dunn Award for best graduate student research paper, Georgetown, South Carolina, 6-8 Apr 2016.
  • Roberts, JR (MSc), Most viewed (9,795) article in 2016 Journal of Parasitology [+4,250 press distributions, 6,344 opens, 157 online pickups, >200 media outlets.]
  • 2016-Womble, MR, Article featured on cover of Comparative Parasitology 83(2):137-148.
  • 2016-Orélis-Ribeiro, R (PhD), Byrd-Dunn Award, Fort Mill, South Carolina, 6-8 Apr 2016.
  • 2016-AU Office of Global Programs, Study Abroad Fellows CF Ruiz, JR Roberts, M Warren. 19 Feb 2016.
  • 2016-Womble, MR (MSc), SeaGrant Knauss Policy Fellow (NOAA Office of Chief Scientist). Feb 2016-Feb 2017.
  • 2015-AU Office of Global Programs, York fellowships to Roberts, Orélis-Ribeiro & Ruiz. 5 Dec 2015.
  • 2015-Roberts, J (MSc), President, American Fisheries Society (AU Fisheries Chapter). 5 May 2015.
  • 2015-AU Office of Global Programs, York fellows Daniels, Roberts, Orélis-Ribeiro & Womble. 1 Oct 2015.
  • 2015-Womble, MR (MSc), Outstanding Senator, AU Graduate Student Council 2014-15. 23 April 2015.
  • 2015-Orélis-Ribeiro, R (PhD), Outstanding International Grad Student, AU. 22 April 2015.
  • 2015-McElwain, A (PhD), J Frances Allen Institute of Malacology Outstanding Publication Award, Malacologia 2015.
  • 2014-Orélis-Ribeiro, R (PhD), Swingle Award (PhD student). 5 Dec 2014.
  • 2014-Orélis-Ribeiro, R (PhD), invited seminar, Middle Tennessee State University. 6 Nov 2014.
  • 2014-Womble, MR (MSc), field scientist, NOAA/NMFS Fall Pelagics Survey, Gulf of Mexico 1-21 Nov.
  • 2014-Shugg, R (REU), field scientist, NOAA/NMFS Fall Pelagics Survey, Gulf of Mexico 8-31 Oct.
  • 2014-Womble, MR (MSc), ASP Marc Dresden Student Travel Award, New Orleans, LA, $150.
  • 2014-Orélis-Ribeiro, R (PhD), ASP Marc Dresden Student Travel Award, New Orleans, LA, $150.
  • 2013-Womble, MR (MSc), David Partridge Memorial Award, School of Fisheries.
  • 2013-Patella, R (REU), Brazil CNPq-Science Without Borders Fellow.
  • 2013-Womble, MR (MSc). Grad Student Council Senator, College of Agriculture, AU, Aug 2013-Jun 2015.
  • 2013-McElwain, A (PhD). Oral Presentation Award. US Aquaculture Soc, Nashville, TN, 18-22 Feb.
  • 2011-Truong, TN (MSc). Gamma Sigma Delta (Honor Soc., Auburn Univ.) 21 Apr 2011.
  • 2011-Broder, E (FAA BSc). AU International. $1,750. 07/01/11-07/31/11. (Bullard hosted).
  • 2010-Truong, TN (MSc). Student Presentation Award. Int. Symp. Aquatic Animal Health, Tampa, 5-9 Sep.
  • 2010-McElwain, A (PhD). Student Presentation Award, WAS, San Diego, 1-5 Mar.
  • 2010-Ferrell, M (REU). Nat. Conf. on Undergraduate Research, Univ. Montana, Missoula, 15-17 Apr.
  • 2010-Ferrell, M (REU). Auburn University Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. $6,100.
  • 2009-McVay, M (REU). Auburn University Lloyd and Ruth Maxwell Scholarship.
  • 2009-Ferrell, M (REU). Swingle Award, Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures. $250.

Honors to Bullard

  • 2017. American Society of Parasitologists Council Representative, Southeastern Society of Parasitologists
  • 2016. Past-president, Southeastern Society of Parasitologists.
  • 2015. President, Southeastern Society of Parasitologists.
  • 2015. York Fellow, College of Agriculture, Office of Global Programs.
  • 2015. Mentor Award Nominee (nominated by SAB’s graduate students). AU Graduate School. April 2015.
  • 2014. President elect, Southeastern Society of Parasitologists.
  • 2013. Council Member-at-Large, American Society of Parasitologists.
  • 2013. Vice President, Southeastern Society of Parasitologists.
  • 2012. Director’s Research Award, Jr. Researcher. AU College of Agriculture & Experiment Station.
  • 2011. Dean’s Grantsmanship Award. AU College of Agriculture, Agriculture Experiment Station.
  • 2009-present. Associate Editor, Journal of Parasitology.
  • 2008. Ashton Cuckler New Investigator Award, American Society of Parasitologists.
  • 2005. Outstanding PhD Student, College of Science & Technology, University of Southern Mississippi.
  • 2004. Jessup Fellow, Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia.
  • 2000. Sea Grant Fellow, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium.
  • 1997. Cum Laude (BSc, Marine Biology), University of South Carolina.
  • 1996-97. Howard Hughes Scholar, University of South Carolina.
  • 1993-97. Presidential Scholar, University of South Carolina.
  • 1993-95, 97. Dean’s List, University of South Carolina.
  • Acanthocercodes bullardi Kritsky & Diggles, 2015 (Monogenoidea: Diplectanidae).
  • Cardicola bullardi Nolan and Cribb 2014 (Digenea: Aporocotylidae).
  • Triloculatum bullardi Caira & Jensen, 2009 (Cestoda: Onchobothriidae).
  • Acanthobothrium bullardi Goshroy & Caira, 2001 (Cestoda: Onchobothriidae).