Richard   J.  Kline

Associate Professor  

Office: BLHSB 1.818
Phone: (956) 882-5789
Email: Richard.Kline@utrgv.edu

Dr. Richard J. Kline





Selected Publications


  • Michael Bollinger and Richard Kline. "Validating Sidescan Sonar as a Fish Survey Tool Over Artificial Reefs," Journal of Coastal Research 33, no. 6 (November 2017): 1397-1407.

  • M. Rahnemoonfar, M. Yari, Amy Ramirez, and Richard Kline. "The First Automatic Method for Mapping the Pothole in Seagrass," 2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2017: 267-274.

  • Rachel Arney, Catheline Froehlich, and Richard Kline. "Recruitment patterns of juvenile fish at an artificial reef in the Gulf of Mexico," Bethesda, MD: AFS Marine and Coastal Fisheries 9, no. 1 (March 2017): 79-92.

  • Richard Kline, Holt Joan, and Khan K.. "Arginine Vasotocin V1a2 Receptor and GnRH Co-Localize in preoptic neurons of the Sex Changing Gourper, Epinephelus adscensionis," Amsterdam: General and Comparative Endocrinology 225, (2016): 33-44.

  • David Hicks, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, Richard Kline, Dale Shively, and Brooke Shipley-Lozano. "Artificial reef fish survey methods: counts vs. log-categories yield different diversity estimates," Proceedings of the 68th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, 2016, 2016: 74-79.

  • Linda Jordan, David Hicks, Richard Kline, and Maria Cooksey. "Mesophotic Reef Fish Communities of Two South Texas Relic Coral-Algal Banks: North Hospital and Hospital," Proceedings of the 68th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, 2016: 66-73.

  • Alexandro Trevino, Karen Martirosyan, and Richard Kline. "Thermite Reaction to Produce Artificial Reefs," APS March Meeting Abstracts. 2016.

  • Evan Bare and Richard Kline. Wild Thing: Orange Bellies - Shrinking habitat threatens the fierce black-spotted newt. Austin, TX: Texas Parks and Wildlife, August 2016: 1.

  • Richard Kline, Daryl Parkyn, and Debra Murie. "Empirical Modeling of Solid-Blocking Effect in a Blazka Respirometer for Gag, a Large Demersal Reef Fish," Alhambra, CA: Advances in Zoology and Botany 3, no. 5 (December 2015): 193-202.

  • Richard Kline and Catheline Froehlich. "Using Fish Population Metrics to Compare the Effects of Artificial Reef Density," San Francisco, CA: PloS one 10, no. 9 (September 2015): 16.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Karl Berg. Sibling influences on vocal babbling and vocal development, National Science Foundation, $571,373.00 (November 15, 2016 - October 31, 2019)

  • Richard Kline. Ocelot and Jaguarundi Monitoring Project: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Wildlife Crossings, Cattle guards, and Fencing on State Highway 100 (SH 100)., Texas Department of Transportation, $646,529.00 (October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2018)

  • Jay Rooker. Restoring and Enhancing Structurally Complex Nursery Habitat to Enhance Reef Fish Populations, Texas One Gulf Center of Excellence, $223,752.00 (September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2018)

  • Richard Kline. Defining the range of the South Texas Siren, development and validation of an eDNA assay for use with this species, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD-SWG), $99,983.00 (September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2018)

  • David Hicks. Artificial reef biological monitoring and research program FY 2016-2017; now "Artificial reef biological monitoring and research program FY 2016-2018", Texas Parks & Wildlife Department , $633,323.00 (September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2018)

  • Richard Kline. Population Assessment of Relative Abundance, Emerging Pathogen Prevalence, and Genetic Determination for the Black Spotted Newt (Notophthalmus meridionalis) in Texas and in Tamaulipas, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, $138,518.00 (September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2018)

  • David Hicks. Rio Grande Valley Reefing Site Pre- and Post-Deployment Monitoring, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Artificial Reef Program, $308,841.00 (October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2017)

  • Abdullah Rahman. Clean Valley, Clean Gulf: An Innovative Marine Debris Prevention, Education and Outreach Program for the Rio Grande Valley, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $96,625.00 (September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2017)

  • John Breier. A Wave Glider for studies of biofouling and ocean productivity , Department of Defense HBCU/MI Instrumentation, $452,029.00 (June 2, 2016 - June 1, 2017)

  • Lucia Carreon-Martinez. Population genetics of the threatened South Texas Siren (large form SP1), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, $64,121.00 (March 1, 2014 - December 31, 2015)



Selected Presentations


  • Richard Kline, Daniel Alder, David Hicks, Gary Glick, Dale Shively, and J. Shipley. "The Rio Grande Valley Reef: Incorporating Low-Profile Nursery Areas into Artificial Reef Design," 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society: Marine Artificial Reef Research and Development: Integrating Fisheries Management Objectives I, American Fisheries Society, Tampa, Florida (August 2017)

  • David Hicks, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, Richard Kline, Dale Shively, and Brooke Shipley. "A decade of monitoring fish populations at the Texas Clipper Artificial Reef: how long is enough? ," 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), AFS, Tampa, FL (August 2017)

  • Ethan Getz, Marlin Gregor, Dale Shively, and Richard Kline. "Utilizing Accelerometers to Decipher Red Snapper Behaviors on Natural and Artificial Reefs," 4th International Conference on Fish Telemetry, Cairns, Australia (June 2017)

  • David Hicks, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, Richard Kline, Dale Shively, and Brooke Shipley. "Five years colonization dynamics of fish populations at the Texas Clipper Artificial Reef, northwestern Gulf of Mexico," 69th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (November 2016)

  • Richard Kline, Jonathan Rodriquez, and Benjamin Walther. "Movements and Freshwater Use of Common Snook in South Texas," 12th International Congress on the Biology of Fish, American Fisheries Society Physiology Section, San Marcos, Texas (June 2016)

  • Austin Greene, Abdullah Rahman, and Richard Kline. "Combined sidescan and parametric sonar mapping of seagrass habitat and associate sediments," Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting, National Esturarine Research Reserve, Port Aransas, Texas (April 2016)

  • Alex Alder and Richard Kline. "Is Low-Profile Worthwhile? Investigating the effect of low-profile artifical reef patch size on juvenile Red Snapper recruitment," Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting, National Estuarine Research Reserve, Port Aransas, Texas (April 2016)

  • Richard Kline and Ethan Getz. "Utilizing accelerometer telemetry tags to compare red snapper activity budgets over natural and artificial reefs," Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting, National Estuarine Research Reserve, Port Aransas, Texas (April 2016)

  • David Hicks, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, Richard Kline, Dale Shively, and Brooke Shipley-Lozano. "Artificial reef fish survey methods: counts vs. log-categories yield different diversity estimates," 68th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Panama City, Panama (November 2015)

  • Richard Kline and Taylor LaFortune. "Mitochondrial Genomics of the South Texas Siren," International Herpetological Symposium, San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, TX (May 2015)

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EEMS 7300 05 - Thesis I:
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BIOL 7301 16 - Thesis II:
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EEMS 6385 07 - Graduate Research:
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UNIV 6100 14 - Comp Exam Ext:
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EEMS 7301 03 - Thesis II:
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EEMS 6685 03 - Graduate Research:
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