About Havenworth Coastal Conservation

About Havenworth Coastal Conservation

Havenworth Coastal Conservation was established in 2010 (then Haven Worth Consulting) by Tonya Wiley to promote the protection of imperiled marine species through research, outreach, and education. Tonya received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Fisheries from Texas A&M University at Galveston in 1998. Following graduation, she completed internships with the South African White Shark Research Institute and the U.S. Geological Survey-Biological Resources Division.

Tonya previously worked for the Coastal Fisheries Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as a Marine Finfish Hatchery Technician, Ecosystem Management Technician, and Fisheries Outreach Specialist; and for Mote Marine Laboratory's Center for Shark Research Sawfish Research Project conducting conservation biology studies of the endangered smalltooth sawfish. Tonya founded Havenworth Coastal Conservation to combine her passions for conservation research and public outreach to promote the sustainable use and conservation of marine species and habitats.

Havenworth Coastal Conservation
5120 Beacon Road
Palmetto, Florida 34221
Phone: 941-201-2685

Publications

Project Awards

Chen, X., Wiley,T., Kyne, P.M., and Feutry, P. (2015). Complete mitochondrial genome of the Critically Endangered Smalltooth Sawfish Pristis pectinata(Rajiformes: Pristidae). Mitochondrial DNA. doi: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1018208. Link»

Waters, J. D., Coelho, R., Fernandez-Carvalho, J., Timmers, A. A., Wiley,T., Seitz, J. C., McDavitt, M. T., Burgess, G. H., and Poulakis, G. R. (2014). Use of encounter data to model spatio-temporal distribution patterns of endangered smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata, in the western Atlantic. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 24, 760-776. Link»

Faria, V.V., McDavitt, M.T., Charvet, P., Wiley, T.R., Simpfendorfer, C.A., Naylor, G.J.P. 2014. Taxonomy: How many sawfish species are there? Pages 22-25. In: Harrison, L.R. and Dulvy, N.K. (eds). Sawfish: A Global Strategy for Conservation. IUCN Species Survival Commission's Shark Specialist Group, Vancouver, Canada. Link»

Carlson, J., Wiley, T. & Smith, K. 2014. Smalltooth Sawfish (Pristis pectinata) Global. Page 36. In: Harrison, L.R. and Dulvy, N.K. (eds). Sawfish: A Global Strategy for Conservation. IUCN Species Survival Commission's Shark Specialist Group, Vancouver, Canada. Link»

Wiley, T., Carlson, J. & Smith, K. 2014. Smalltooth Sawfish Western Atlantic subpopulation. Page 36. In: Harrison, L.R. and Dulvy, N.K. (eds). Sawfish: A Global Strategy for Conservation. IUCN Species Survival Commission's Shark Specialist Group, Vancouver, Canada. Link»

Carlson, J., Wiley, T. & Smith, K. 2014. Smalltooth Sawfish Eastern Atlantic subpopulation. Page 36. In: Harrison, L.R. and Dulvy, N.K. (eds). Sawfish: A Global Strategy for Conservation. IUCN Species Survival Commission's Shark Specialist Group, Vancouver, Canada. Link»

Wiley, T., Carlson, J. & Smith, K. 2013. Pristis pectinata (Western Atlantic subpopulation). In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Link»

Carlson, J., Wiley, T. & Smith, K. 2013. Pristis pectinata (Eastern Atlantic subpopulation). In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Link»

Carlson, J., Wiley, T. & Smith, K. 2013. Pristis pectinata. In: IUCN 2013. In: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ;. Link»

Faria, V.V., McDavitt, M.T., Charvet, P., Wiley, T.R., Simpfendorfer, C.A., Naylor, G.J.P. 2013. Species delineation and global population structure of Critically Endangered sawfishes (Pristidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 167: 136-164. Link»

Norton, S., Wiley, T.R., Carlson, J.K., Frick, A.L., Poulakis, G.R., and Simpfendorfer, C.A. 2012. Designating critical habitat for juvenile endangered smalltooth sawfish in the United States. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science: 4(1): 473-480. Link»

Chapman, D.D., Simpfendorfer, C.A., Wiley, T.R., Poulakis, G.R., Tringali, M., Carlson, J.K., and Feldheim, K.A. 2011. Genetic diversity despite population collapse in a critically endangered marine fish: the smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata). Journal of Heredity 102(6): 643-652. Link»

Poulakis, G.R., Stevens, P.W., Timmers, A.A., Wiley, T.R., and Simpfendorfer, C.A. 2011. Abiotic affinities and spatiotemporal distribution of the endangered smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata, in a southwest Florida nursery. Marine & Freshwater Research 62:1165-1177. Link»

Simpfendorfer, CA, Yeiser, BG, Wiley, TR, Poulakis, GR, Stevens, PW, and Heupel, MR 2011. Environmental Influences on the Spatial Ecology of Juvenile Smalltooth Sawfish (Pristis pectinata): Results from Acoustic Monitoring. PLoS ONE 6(2): e16918. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016918. Link»

Wiley, T.R. and Simpfendorfer, C.A. 2010. Using public encounter data to direct recovery efforts for the endangered smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata). Endangered Species Research. 12:179-191. Link»

Feldheim, K.A., Chapman, D.D., Simpfendorfer, C.A., Richards, V.P., Shivji, M.S., Wiley, T.R., Poulakis, G.R., Carlson, J.K., Eng, R., and Sagarese, S. 2010. Genetic tools to support the conservation of the endangered smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata. Conservation Genetics Resources 2:105-113. Link»

Simpfendorfer, C.A., Wiley, T.R., and Yeiser, B.G. 2010. Improving conservation planning for an endangered sawfish using data from acoustic telemetry. Biological Conservation 143(6): 1460-1469. Link»

Wiley, T.R., and Norton, S. 2009. Smalltooth Sawfish (Pristis pectinata Latham) 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation. Draft report to National Marine Fisheries Service. Link»

Wiley, T.R. 2009. Sawfish: Texas' Lost Species. Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine, Vol. 19, No. 2. Link»

Wiley, T.R., Simpfendorfer, C.A., Faria, V.F., and McDavitt, M.T. 2008. Range, sexual dimorphism and bilateral asymmetry of rostral tooth counts in the smalltooth sawfish Pristis pectinata Latham (Chondrichthyes:Pristidae) of the southeastern United States. ZooTaxa 1810: 51-59. Link»

Simpfendorfer, C.A., Poulakis, G.R., O'Donnell, P.M., and Wiley, T.R. 2008. Growth rates of juvenile smalltooth sawfish Pristis pectinata Latham in the western Atlantic. Journal of Fish Biology 72: 711-723. Link»

Wiley, T.R., and Simpfendorfer, C.A. 2007. The Ecology of Elasmobranchs Occurring in the Everglades National Park, Florida: Implications for Conservation and Management. Bulletin of Marine Science 80(1): 171-189. Link»

Wiley, T.R., and Simpfendorfer, C.A. 2007. Occurrence of Carcharhinus isodon (Finetooth shark) in Florida Bay. Southeastern Naturalist 6(1): 183-186. Link»

Simpfendorfer, C.A., Freitas, G.G., Wiley, T.R., and Heupel M.R. 2005. Distribution and habitat partitioning of immature bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) in a southwest Florida estuary. Estuaries 28(1): 76-83. Link»

Wiley, T. R. 2002. Did You See What I Saw? Sawfish Are Struggling to Survive in a Changing Marine Environment. Coastal Conservation Association's Tide Magazine, Vol. 25, Issue 6.

Projects

Project Awards

2018 Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund
$50,487 Benefit Florida’s sawfish by using media activities and public events (joint award with Shark Advocates International)

2017 National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Protected Resources
$6,793 Outreach Activities for the Endangered Smalltooth Sawfish

2017 Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund
$30,003 Benefit Florida’s sawfish by using media activities and public events (joint award with Shark Advocates International)

2016 National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Protected Resources
$14,976.90 Smalltooth Sawfish Outreach Services

2015 National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Protected Resources
$11,040 Update the Smalltooth Sawfish Recovery Plan and Conduct a 5-year ESA Review.

2015 National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Protected Resources
$2,500 Smalltooth Sawfish Outreach and Placard Distribution

2014 The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
$10,000 Educational outreach to improve awareness, appreciation, handling, release, reporting, and recovery of Critically Endangered Smalltooth Sawfish in Florida. (joint award with Shark Advocates International)

2010-2012 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
$14,169 annually Smalltooth Sawfish Research and Outreach: a collaborative program

2008 National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Protected Resources
$2,400 Five Year Review of the Endangered U.S. Distinct Population Segment of Smalltooth Sawfish

2007 Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund
$10,000 Endangered Sawfish Satellite Tagging

2007 Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation
$10,000 Endangered Sawfish Conservation and Education

2007 National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Protected Resources
$74,846 National Smalltooth Sawfish Encounter Database and Outreach

2007 National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Protected Resources
$71,995 Monitoring of Sawfish Nursery Areas throughout Florida

2006 John Ball Zoological Society
$1,500 Involving the Public in the Conservation of the Smalltooth Sawfish through the "Release It-Report It" campaign

2005 Florida Power & Light
$2,000 Smalltooth Sawfish Outreach

 

*Field activities were carried out under ESA Protected Species Permits issued by National Marine Fisheries Service.

Professional Affiliations:

Project Awards

American Elasmobranch Society
Member since 2001
Grant Fund Committee elected member 2008-2011
Secretary elected 2018-present

American Fisheries Society
Member since 2008

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Member since 2006

Coastal Brigade-Texas Brigades
Committee member since 2015
Curriculum Sub-committee Chair since 2015
Treasurer elected 2017-present

Coastal Conservation Association Florida
Member since 2016

Florida Association of Environmental Professionals
Member since 2016

Florida Chapter American Fisheries Society
Member since 2013

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Outreach and Education Advisory Panel
Appointed member 2008-2010

New College Research Scholar
Appointed 2017-present

Smalltooth Sawfish Recovery Team
Secretary 2003-2006

Smalltooth Sawfish Recovery Implementation Team
Appointed member since 2007

Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals
Member since 2016

Texas Chapter American Fisheries Society
Member 2008-2012

"Conserving coastal ecosystems through science and outreach"