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Diego Bernal
Associate Professor (Graduate Program Director)

Ph.D 2002, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Fish eco-physiology, thermoregulation    Contact
(508) 999-8307
WEB SITE

My work examines muscle physiology; cardiac performance; thermal ecology; movement patterns; molecular responses to stress.

Current projects: Muscle performance studies in thresher sharks, stress response in captured sharks, pelagic fish cardiac performance, thermal ecology of swordfish, movement patterns of rooster fish. His work examines muscle physiology; cardiac performance; thermal ecology; movement patterns; molecular responses to stress.

Location of projects: Massachusetts, California, Hawaii, Costa Rica

Recent publications: (* student author)

2012

Donley, J.M, Sepulveda, C.A., Aalbers, S.A., McGillivray, D.G., Syme, D.A. & Bernal, D. (2012, in press) Temperature effects on the contractile properties of locomotor muscle in the common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus). Fish Biochemistry and Physiology.

*Marshall, H., *Field, L. *Afiadata, A., Sepulveda, C., Skomal, G. & Bernal, D. (2012, in press). Haematological indicators of stress in longline-captured sharks Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology

2011

Bernal, D. (2011). Pelagic Fishes. Chapter 112 In Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology. (Eds. Cech, J., Farrell, A.). Elsevier Publishers.

Bernal D., Carlson, J., Goldman K., and Lowe, C. (2011). Energetics, Metabolism, and Endothermy in Sharks and Rays, Chapter 7: In Volume 1. The Biology of sharks an their relatives. Physiological Adaptations, Behavior, Ecology, Conservation and Management of Sharks and Their Relatives. 2nd edition (Eds. J. C. Carrier J. A. Musick and M. R. Heithaus). CRC Press. In press.

Patterson, J., Sepulveda, C. and Bernal, D. (2011). The vascular morphology and in vivo muscle temperatures of thresher sharks (Alopiidae). Journal of Morphology. 272:1353-1364.DOI: 10.1002/jmor.10989.

2010

Aalbers. S,, Bernal, D., & Sepulveda, C. (2010). The functional role of the caudal fin in the feeding ecology of the common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus). Journal of Fish Biology.76:1863-1868.

Bernal, D., Donley, J., McGillivray, D.G., Aalbers, S.A., Syme, D.A., & Sepulveda, C. (2010). Function of the medial red muscle during sustained swimming in common thresher sharks: Contrast and convergence with thunniform swimmers. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 155:454-463. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2010.01.005.

Skomal, G. & Bernal, D. (2010). Mechanisms and Adaptations Associated with Physiological Stress. Chapter 11. In Volume 2. The Biology of sharks an their relatives. Physiological Adaptations, Behavior, Ecology, Conservation and Management of Sharks and Their Relatives. (Eds. J.C. Carrier, J.A. Musick and M.R. Heithaus). CRC Press. Pp 459-490.

Heberer, C., Aalbers, S.A., Bernal, D., Kohin, S., DiFiore, B. and Sepulveda, C.A. (2010) Insights into catch and release mortality, vertical distribution, and blood biochemistry of common thresher sharks (Alopias vulpinus) captured in the southern California recreational fishery. Fisheries Research. In press.

Sepulveda, C.A., Aalbers, S.A., Ortega-Garcia, S., Wegner, N. and Bernal, D. (2010) Depth distribution and temperature preferences of wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) in the eastern north Pacific. Marine Biology. In press.

Bernal, D. (2010). Pelagic Fishes. Chapter 112 In Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology. (Eds. Cech, J., Farrell, A.). Elsevier Publishers. In press.

2009

Bernal, D., Sepulveda, C., Musyl, M. and Brill, R. (2009). The eco-physiology of swimming and movement patterns of tunas, billfishes, and large pelagic sharks. Chapter 14. In Fish Locomotion - an etho-ecological perspective. (Eds. Domenici, P. Kapurr, D.) Scientific Publishers.

2008

Sepulveda, C. A., Dickson, K.A., Bernal, D. and Graham, J. B. (2008). Elevated red myotomal muscle temperatures in the most basal tuna species, Allothunnus fallai. J. Fish Biol. 73: 241-249.

2007

Sepulveda, C.A., Graham, J.B., and Bernal, D. (2007). Aerobic metabolic rates of swimming mako sharks, Isurus oxyrinchus. Mar. Bio. 152: 1087-1094.

*Hight, B.V., Holts, D., Graham, J.B., Kennedy, B.P., Taylor, V., Sepulveda, C.A., Bernal, D., Ramon, D., Rasmussen, R, and Lai, Chin, L. (2007). Plasma catecholamine levels as indicators of the post-release survivorship of juvenile pelagic sharks caught on experimental drift longlines in the Southern California Bight. Mar. Fresh. Res. 58, 145-151.

*Perry, C.N., *Cartamil, D.P., Bernal, D., Sepulveda, C.A., Theilmann, R.J., Graham, J.B., and Frank, L.R. (2007) Quantification of red myotomal muscle volume and geometry in the shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) and the salmon shark (Lamna ditropis) using T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. J. Morph. 266: 284-292.

2005

Bernal, D. Donley, J.M., Shadwick, R.E. and Syme, D.A. (2005). Mammal-like muscles power swimming in a cold-water shark, Nature 437, 1349-1352.

Sepulveda, C.A., *Wegner, N.C., Bernal, D. and Graham, J.B. (2005). The red muscle morphology of the thresher sharks (family Alopiidae). J. Exp. Biol. 208, 4255-4261.

Bernal, D. and Sepulveda, C. (2005). Evidence for temperature elevation in the aerobic swimming musculature of the Common thresher shark, A. vulpinus. Copeia 2005, 146-151.

Erin Bromage
Assistant Professor (BMEBT program director)

Ph.D. 2004, James Cook Univ. Australia
Comparative immunology    Contact
(508) 999-8218
WEB SITE

His work investigates B cell development in teleosts; vaccine design for aquaculture; Immuno-sensors for the detection of aquatic pollutants; stress responses in corals.

Current projects: Comparative immunology, B cell development in teleosts, vaccine design for aquaculture, Immuno-sensors for the detection of aquatic pollutants, stress responses in corals.

Location of projects: Massachusetts, Virginia, Florida Keys

Recent publications: (* student author)

2012

*Boardman T, Warner C, Gomez-Ramirez F, Matriciano J, Bromage E (2012). Characterization of anti-trout CD3e monoclonal antibodies. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 145: 511-515.

Costa G, Danz H, Kataria P, Bromage E. (2012) A holistic view of the dynamisms of teleost IgM: A case study of Streptococcus iniae vaccinated rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss). Developmental and Comparative Immunology.36: 298-305.

Ramirez-Gomez F, *Greene W, *Rego K, Hansen JD, *Costa G, Kataria P, Bromage E. (2012) Rainbow trout utilize a novel splicing mechanism for the generation of secreted IgD. Journal of Immunology. 183. 1341-1349.

2011

Ye J, Bromage E, Kaattari I, Kaattari S (2011) Transduction of binding affinity by B lymphocytes: A new dimension in immunological regulation. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 35(9):982-990

2010

Carpenter, L., Patterson, M., & Bromage, E. (2010). Water flow influences the spatiotemporal distribution of heat shock protein 70 within colonies of the coral Montastrea annularis. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

Ye, J., Bromage, E. & Kaattari, S. (2010). The strength of B cell interaction with antigen determines the degree of IgM polymerization. Journal of Immunology. 184: 844-850

2009

Bromage E, Stephens R, *Hassoun L, (2009). The third dimension of ELISPOTS; Quantifying antibody secretion from individual trout plasma cells. J Immunol Methods 346: 75-79.

Bromage E and Owens L. (2009) Environmental factors affecting the susceptibility of barramundi to Streptococcus iniae. Aquaculture. 290: 224-228.

*Spier C, Bromage E, Harris T, Unger M, Kaattari S (2009). The development and evaluation of monoclonal antibodies for the detection of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Analytical Biochemistry. 387: 287-293.

Bromage E, Carpenter L, Kaattari S, *Patterson M (2009). Quantification of coral heat shock proteins from individual coral polyps. Marine Ecology Progress Series 376:123-132

2008

Bromage E, *Long C, Kaattari S (2008). Biomarkers of oogenesis in Macoma balthica determined by subtractive immunization. Aquatic Biology 3: 139-145

*Long C, Bromage E, Seitz R, Kaattari S (2008). Quantifying fecundity in Macoma balthica using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Aquatic Biology 3: 187-193.

Kaattari S, *Brown G, Kaattari I, Ye J, Haines A, Bromage E (2008). The Cellular and Developmental Biology of the Teleost Antibody Response. In: Fish Defenses Vol I Immunology (Science Publishers, New Hampshire; Eds. Zaccone, Secombes, Manning, Kapoor).

2007

Bromage E, Vadas G, Harvey E, Unger M, Kaattari S (2007). Validation of an Antibody-Based Biosensor for Rapid Quantification of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) Contamination in Ground Water and River Water. Env Sci Technol. 41(20):7067-72

Bromage E, Kaattari S (2007). Simultaneous quantitative analysis of multiple protein species within a single sample using standard scanning densitometry. J Immunol Methods. 323: 109-113

Bromage E, *Lackie T, Unger MA, Ye J, Kaattari SL (2007) The development of a real-time biosensor for the detection of trace levels of trinitrotoluene (TNT) in aquatic environments. Biosens Bioelect. 22: 2532-38

Richard Connor
Professor

Ph.D. 1990, University of Michigan
Marine Mammal behaviour    Contact
(508) 999-8221

His work focuses on dolphin alliances; the relationship between complex social relationships on brain size and intelligence; communication and cognition. He also works on the evolution of cooperation and altruism. Current projects: Dolphin alliances: ecology & communication. Location of projects: Shark Bay Australia, South Carolina, Florida.

Recent publications: (* student author)

2012

2011

Fr&eacutere,, C. H., Mann, J., Kr&uumltzen, M. Connor, R.C., Bejder, L., Sherwin, W. B. (2011) Nature and nurture: a step towards investigating their interactions in the wild. Communicative & Integrative Biology 4: 192-193

2010

Connor, R.C., J.J. Watson-Capps, W.B. Sherwin & M. Kr&uumltzen. (2010) New levels of complexity in the male alliance networks of Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.).Biology Letters doi:10.1098/rsbl.2010.0852

Connor, R.C. (2010). Cooperation beyond the dyad: from simple models to a comple society. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences. 365:2687-2697.

Fr&eacutere, C.H., Kr&uumltzen, M., Mann, J., Watson-Capps, J.J., Tsai, Y.J., Patterson, E.M.,Connor, R.C., Bejder, L., Sherwin, W. 2010. Geographic proximity matrilineal and biparental kinship drive female association patterns in a population of wild bottlenose dolphins, East Shark Bay, Western Australia. Animal Behaviour 80: 481-486.

Fr&eacuterere, C.H., M. Kr&uumltzen, J. Mann, R.C. Connor, L. Bejder, W. B. Sherwn. (2010) Social and genetic interactions drive fitness variation in a free-ranging dolphin population. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107: 19949-19954

Gilby, I.C. & Connor, R.C. (2010). The role of intelligence in group hunting: are chimpanzees different from other social predators? In: The Mind of the Chimpanzee: Ecological and Experimental Perspectives (Eds, E.V. Lonsdorf, S.R. Ross & T. Matsuzawa), pp 220-232.. The University of Chicago Press: Chicago

2009

Connor, R.C. & *Vollmer, N. (2009). The puzzle of sexual coercion in chimpanzees. Sexual Coercion in Primates: An EvolutionaryPerspective on Male Aggression Against Females( Eds. M. N. Muller and R.W. Wrangham).Cambridge: Harvard University Press

2008

Aureli, F., Call, J., Connor, R.C. & K. Holecamp. (2008). Cognitive demands of fission fusion societies. Current Anthropology, 49: 627-654

*Duffy-Echevarria, E., Connor, R.C. & St. Aubin, D. (2008). Observations of strand feeding by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Bull Creek, South Carolina. Marine Mammal Science. 24:202-206

Mann, J., Sargeant, B.L., Watson-Capps, J.J., Gibson, Q.A., Heithaus, M.R., Connor, R.C., Patterson, E. (2008). Why do dolphins carry sponges? PLoS ONE. 3: 1-7.

Marino, L, Butti, C., R.C. Connor, R. E. Fordyce, L. M. Herman, P. R.,Hoff, L. Lefebvre, D. Lusseau, B. McCowan, E. A. Nimchinsky, A. A. Pack, L. Rendell., J. S. Reidenberg., D. Reiss., M. D. Uhen. , E. Van der Gucht, H. Whitehead. (2008). A claim in search of evidence: Reply to Manger's thermogenesis hypothesis of cetacean brain structure. Biological Reviews, 83: 417-440

2007

Connor, R.C. 2007. Complex alliance relationships in bottlenose dolphins and a consideration of selective environments for extreme brain size evolution in mammals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences 362:587-602.

Connor, R.C. 2007. Invested, extracted & byproduct benefits: a modified scheme for the evolution of cooperation. Behav. Proc. 76:109-113

*Kaplan, J.D. & Connor, R.C. 2007. A preliminary examination of sex differences in tactile interactions among juvenile Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis). Marine Mammal Science, 23: 943-953

Marino, L, R.C. Connor, R. E. Fordyce, L. M. Herman, P. R., Hof, L. Lefebvre, D. Lusseau, B. McCowan, E. A. Nimchinsky, A. A. Pack, L. Rendell., J. S. Reidenberg., D. Reiss., M. D. Uhen. , E. Van der Gucht,H. Whitehead. ( 2007). Cetaceans have complex brains for complex cognition. PLoS ONE 5: 966:972

Morisaka, T. & Connor, R.C. 2007. Predation by killer whales (Orcinus orca) and the evolution of whistle loss and narrow-band high frequency clicks in odontocetes. J. Evol. Biol. 20: 1439-1458

Robert Drew
Assistant Professor

Ph.D 2006, Washington State University
Fish domestication, genomics, and quantitative genetics    Contact
(508) 999-8950

His work examines the physiological and behavioral adaptations of fish species to captive environments using a combination of quantitative genetics and genomic tools.

Current projects: Genetic analysis of behavioral variation among zebrafish strains.

Location of projects: Massachusetts, Idaho

Recent publications: (* student author)

2012

Kanuga, M.K., Drew, R.E., Wilson-Leedy, J.G., & Ingermann, R.L. (in press). Subpopulation distribution of motile sperm relative to activation medium in steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Theriogenology

2011

Breton, J.S. K. Oliveira, R. Drew, K.L. Jones, C. Hagen, and S. Lance (2011) Development and characterization of ten polymorphic microsatellite loci in the yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea). Conservation Genetics Resource 3:369-371

Nagler, J., Cavileer, T., Hunter, S., Drew, R., Okutsu, T., Sakamoto, T., & Yoshizaki, G. (2011). Non-sex specific genes associated with the secondary mitotic period of primordial germ cell proliferation in the gonads of embryonic rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Molecular Reproduction and Development. 78:181-187.

2010

Benner, M.J., Drew, R.E., Hardy, R.W., & Robison, B.D. (2010). Zebrafish (Danio rerio) vary by strain and sex in their behavioral and transcriptional responses to selenium supplementation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 157:310-318.

2009

*Alfaqih, M.A., Brunelli, J.P., Drew, R.E. and G.H. Thorgaard. (2009). Mapping of five candidate sex-determining loci in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). BMC Genetics 10:2.

*Chapalamadugu, K.C., Robison, B.D., Drew, R.E., Powell, M.S., Hill, R.A., Amberg, J.J., Rodnick, K.J., Hardy, R.W., Hill, M.L., and G.K. Murdoch. (2009). Dietary carbohydrate level affects transcription factor expression that regulates skeletal muscle myogenesis in rainbow trout. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 153:66-72.

Phillips, R.B., DeKoning, J.J., Ventura, A.B., Nichols, K.M., Drew, R.E., Chaves, L.D., Reed, K.M., Felip, A., & Thorgaard, G.H. (2009). Recombination is suppressed over a large region of the rainbow trout Y chromosome. Animal Genetics. 40:925-932.

2008

Barroso, R.M., Wheeler, P.A., LaPatra, S.E., Drew, R.E. and G.H. Thorgaard. (2008). QTL for IHNV resistance and growth identified in a rainbow (Oncorhynchus mykiss) X Yellowstone cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarki bouvieri) trout cross. Aquaculture 277:156-163.

Drew, R.E., Rodnick, K.J., Settles, M., Wacyk, J., Churchill, E., Powell, M.S., Hardy, R.W., Murdoch, G.K., Hill, R.A. and B.D. Robison. (2008). Effect of starvation on transcriptomes of brain and liver in adult female zebrafish (Danio rerio). Physiological Genomics 35:283-295.

*Heredia-Middleton, P., Brunelli, J., Drew, R.E. and G.H. Thorgaard. (2008). Heat shock protein (HSP70) RNA expression differs among rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) clonal lines. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 149:552-556.

Robison, B.D., Drew, R.E., Murdoch, G.K., Powell, M., Rodnick, K.J., Settles, M., Stone, D., Churchill, E., Hill, R.A., Papasani, M.R., Lewis, S.S. and R.W. Hardy. (2008). Sexual dimorphism in hepatic gene expression and the response to dietary carbohydrate manipulation in the zebrafish (Danio rerio). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D Genomics and Proteomics 3:141-154.

2007

Drew, R.E., Schwabl, H., Wheeler, P.A. and G.H. Thorgaard. (2007). Detection of QTL influencing cortisol levels in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquaculture 272:S183-S194.

2006

Brown, K.H., Drew, R.E., Weber, L.A. and G.H. Thorgaard. (2006). Intraspecific variation in the rainbow trout mitochondrial DNA genome. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D Genomics and Proteomics 1:219-226.

Landis, E.D., Palti, Y., Dekoning, J., Drew, R., Phillips, R.B. and J.D. Hansen. (2006). Identification and regulatory analysis of rainbow trout tapasin and tapasin-related genes. Immunogenetics 58:56-69.

Phillips, R.B., Nichols, K.M., DeKoning, J.J., Morasch, M.R., Keatley, K.A., Rexroad III, C., Gahr, S.A., Danzmann, R.G., Drew, R.E. and G.H. Thorgaard. (2006). Assignment of rainbow trout linkage groups to specific chromosomes. Genetics 174:1661-1670.

2005

Sundin, K., Brown, K.H., Drew, R.E., Nichols, K.M., Wheeler, P.A. and G.H. Thorgaard. (2005). Genetic analysis of a development rate QTL in backcrosses of clonal rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss. Aquaculture 247:75-83.

Whitney Hable
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. 1996, University of Arizona
Cellular mechanisms underlying polarity establishment, contaminant effects on development.    Contact
(508)-999-8206

Her work investigates the cellular mechanisms regulating the actin cytoskeleton during fucoid zygote polarization; effects of PCB contaminants on growth and development; artificial maturation, fertilization and embryogenesis in the American eel.

Current projects: Pharmacological studies of Rac1 signaling to the actin cytoskeleton during fucoid zygote cell polarization, effects of environmental contaminants on embryogenesis in fucoid algae and on gametogenesis, fertilization and embryogenesis in the American eel.

Location of projects: Massachusetts.

Recent publications: (* student author)

2010

Hable, W.E. & Hart, P.E. (2010) Signaling Mechanisms in the Establishment of Plant and Fucoid Algal Polarity. Molecular Reproduction and Development 77:751-758

2009

Hart, P.E. & Hable, W.E. Biology of Cells Laboratory Manual. Kendall Hunt Publishing, Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.A. Copyright 2009.

2008

Muzzy* R.A. and Hable W.E. (2008) Rac1 function during fucoid development. Plant Signaling and Behavior 3:717-719.

Hassoun* L., Hable W.E., and Payne-Ferreira T. (2008) Tissue Regeneration in the Classroom. American Biology Teacher 70:546-549.

Hable W.E., Reddy* S., Julien* L. (2008) The Rac1 inhibitor, NSC23766, depolarizes adhesive secretion, endomembrane cycling, and tip growth in the fucoid alga, Silvetia compressa. Planta 227:991-1000.

2006

Hadley* R., Hable W.E., and Kropf D.L. (2006) Polarization of the endomembrane system is an early event in fucoid zygote development. BMC Plant Biology 6:1-10.

2005

Hable W.E., and Kropf D.L. (2005) The Arp2/3 complex nucleates actin arrays during zygote polarity establishment and growth. Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton 61: 9-20.

Kathryn Kavanagh
Assistant Professor

Ph.D 1998, James Cook University, Australia
Experimental and comparative embryology    Contact
(508) 999-8248

Her work examines how developmental processes influence evolutionary patterns; evolutionary consequences of the interaction of environmental factors with development.

Current projects: Developmental bias in the evolution of fingers and toes; evolution of growth and developmental rates of marine fishes. Her work examines how developmental processes influence evolutionary patterns; evolutionary consequences of the interaction of environmental factors with development.

Location of projects: Massachusetts, Scandinavia, Indo-Pacific

Recent publications: (* student author)

2010

Kavanagh, K.D., Haugen, T.O., Gregersen, F., Jernvall, J., Vollestad, L.A., 2010. Contemporary temperature-driven divergence in a Nordic freshwater fish under conditions considered to hinder adaptation. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:350.

2009

Arvedlund, M. and K.D. Kavanagh. (2009). The senses and environmental cues used by larvae of marine fish and crustacean decapods to find tropical ecosystems. Chapter 3.6. In Ecological interactions between tropical coastal ecosystems. (Eds. I. Nagelkerkerken) Springer, in press.

Hellstr&oumlm, M., Kavanagh, K.D., Benzie, J.A., 2009. Multiple spawning events and sexual reproduction in the octocoral Sarcophyton elegans (Cnidaria: Alcyonacea) on Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. Marine Biology. 157 (2):383-392.

2007

Kavanagh, K.D., A.R. Evans, and J. Jernvall (2007). Predicting evolutionary patterns of mammalian teeth from development. Nature 449:427-432.

Murphy, B.F., J.M. Leis, and K.D. Kavanagh (2007). Larval development of Pomacentrus amboinensis (Perciformes: Pomacentridae), the Ambon damselfish. Journal of Fish Biology 71:569-584.

2006

Kavanagh, K.D. and Olney, J.E., 2006. Ecological Correlates of Population Density and Behavior in the Black Triggerfish Melichthys niger (Balistidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 76(2-4):387-398.

2005

*Kassai, Y., Munne, P., Hotta, Y., Penttilä, E., Kavanagh, K., Ohbayashi, N., Takada, S., Thesleff, I., Jernvall, J., and Itoh, N., 2005. Regulation of Mammalian Tooth Cusp Patterning by Ectodin. Science 309(5743):2067-2070.

Kavanagh, K.D., 2005. Boom-or-bust growth in the coral reef lagoon. Marine Ecology Progress Series 286:307-310.

2003

Kavanagh, K.D., 2003. A molecular switch between proliferation and differentiation, maintained by anti-cancer selection, imposes a developmental constraint on ontogenetic rates and morphological evolution. Evolution 57(5):939-948.

Kavanagh, K.D. and R.A. Alford, 2003. Sensory and skeletal development and growth in relation to the duration of the embryonic and larval stages in damselfishes (Pomacentridae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 80:187-206

Pia Moisander
Assistant Professor

Ph.D 2002, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ecology of microbial communities in marine and freshwater environments    Contact
(508) 999-8222
WEB SITE

My work examines the ecology of microbial communities that play important roles in the nitrogen cycle in marine and freshwater environments, such as nitrogen-fixing micro-organisms, many of which are bloom-forming, toxin-producing cyanobacteria. I study influence of environmental gradients and interactions among microbial community members on shaping the community composition and activity in natural microbial systems.

Current projects: Nitrogen cycling in coastal microbial communities, diazotrophic heterotrophs in the marine environment, ecology of toxic cyanobacteria in estuarine environments, genome sequencing of Microcystis and Pseudoanabaena.

Location of projects: Massachusetts, Florida, California, Louisiana

Recent publications: (* student author)

2012

Moisander, P.H., Cheshire, L.A., Braddy, J., Calandrino, E., Hoffman, M., Piehler, M.F., & Paerl, H.W. (2012) Facultative diazotrophy increases competitive strength of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii under fluctuating nitrogen availability. FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Mulholland, M.R., Filippino, K.C., Bernhardt, P.W., Blanco, J., Mondragon, E., Turk, K., Moisander, P.H., & Zehr, J.P. (In press) N2 fixation and nifH gene diversity in mid -Atlantic coastal waters. Limnology and Oceanography

2011

Bombar, D., Moisander, P.H., Dippner, J.W., Foster, R.A., Voss, M., Karfield, B., Zehr, J.P. (2011) Distribution of diazotrophic micro-organisms and nifH gene expression in the Mekong River plume during intermonsoon. Marine Ecology Progress Series 424: 39-U55

Moisander, P.H., Zhang, R.F., Boyle, E.A., Hewson, I., Montoya, J.P., Zehr, J.P. (2011) Analogous nutrient limitations in unicellular diazotrophs and Prochlorococcus in the South Pacific Ocean. The ISME Journal doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.152

2010

Moisander, P.H. Beinart, R.A., Hewson, I., White, A., Johnson, K., Carlson, C., Montoya, J.M. & Zehr, J.P. 2010. Unicellular cyanobacterial distributions broaden the oceanic N2 fixation domain. Science 327:1512-1514.

2009

Hewson, I., Poretsky, R., Beinart, R.A., White, A., Shi, T., Bench, S.R., Moisander, P.H., Paerl, R.W., Tripp, H.J., Montoya, J.P., Moran, M.A. & Zehr, J.P. (2009). In situ transcriptomic analysis of the globally important keystone N2-fixing taxon Crocosphaera watsonii in the Southwest Pacific Ocean. The ISME Journal 3:618-631.

Moisander, P.H., Lehman, P.W., Ochiai. M. Corum. S. 2009. Diversity of Microcystis aeruginosa in the Klamath River and San Francisco Bay delta, California. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 57:19-31.

Moisander, P.H., Ochiai, M. & Lincoff, A. (2009). Nutrient limitation of Microcystis aeruginosa in northern California Klamath River reservoirs. Harmful Algae. 8:889-897.

Piehler, M.F., Dyble, J., Moisander, P.H., Chapman, A.D., Hendrickson, J. & Paerl, H.W. (2009). Interactions between nitrogen dynamics and the phytoplankton community in Lake George, Florida, USA. Lake and Reservoir Management 25:1-14.

Zehr JP, Hewson I, Moisander PH. 2009. Molecular biology techniques and applications for ocean sensing. Ocean Science 5:101-113

2008

Moisander, P.H., Paerl, H.W., Zehr, J.P. (2008) Effects of inorganic nitrogen on taxa-specific cyanobacterial growth and nifH expression in a subtropical estuary. Limnology and Oceanography 53:2519-2432

Moisander, P.H., Beinart, R.A., Voss, M., and Zehr, J.P. (2008) Diversity and abundance of diazotrophs in the South China Sea during intermonsoon. The ISME Journal 2:954-967

2007

Hewson, I., Moisander, P.H., Morrison, A.E., & Zehr, J.P. (2007) Diazotrophic bacterioplankton in a coral reef lagoon: Phylogeny, diel expression, and response to phosphate enrichment. The ISME Journal 1:78-91

Hewson, I., Moisander, P.H., Achilles, K.A., Carlson, C.A., Jenkins, B.D., Mondragon, E.A., Morrison, A.E., & Zehr, J.P. (2007) Characteristics of diazotrophs in epi-to abyssopelagic waters of the Sargasso Sea. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 46:15-30

Moisander, P.H., Paerl, H.W., Dyble, J., & Sivonen, K. (2007) Phosphorus limitation and diel control in nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria in the Baltic Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 345:41-50

Moisander, P.H., Morrison, A.E., Ward, B.B., Jenkins, B.D., & Zehr, J.P. (2007) Spatial temporal variability in diazotroph assemblages in Chesapeake Bay using an oligonucleotide nifH microarray. Environmental Microbiology 9:1823-1835.

Sivonen K., Halinen, K., Sihvonen, L., Koskenniemi, K., Sinkko, H., Rantas&aumlrkkä, K., Moisander, P.H., & Lyra, C. (2007) Microbiological diversity and function in the Baltic Sea with emphasis on cyanobacteria. Ambio 36 (2-3):180-185.

2006

Moisander, P.H., Shiue, L., Steward, G., Jenkins, B.D., Bebout, B.M., & Zehr, J.P. 2006. Application of a nifH oligonucleotide microarray for profiling diversity of N2-fixing microorganisms in marine microbial mats. Environmental Microbiology 8:1721-1735

2005

Paerl, H.W., Piehler, M.F., Valdes, L., Dyble, J., Moisander, P.H., Pinckney, J.L., & Steppe, T.F. 2005. Determining anthropogenic and climatically-induced change in aquatic ecosystems using microbial indicators: An integrative approach. Verh.Internat. Verein. Limnol. 29:89-113

Moisander, P.H., Piehler, M.F., & Paerl, H.W. 2005. Diversity and activity of epiphytic nitrogen-fixers on standing dead stems of the salt marsh grass Spartina alterniflora. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 39: 271-279

Nancy O'Connor
Professor (Department Chair)

Ph.D. 1990, North Carolina State University
Invertebrate ecology    Contact
(508) 999-8217

Her work focuses on the ecological impacts of the invasion of the Asian shore crab on coastal ecosystems; the potential effects of the Asian shore crab on resident crab species and the incorporation of the crab into food webs as both predator and prey; larval settlement and metamorphosis.

Current projects: Status and impacts of the invasion of the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus in New England; environmental cues important for settlement and metamorphosis of crab larvae. Her work focuses on the ecological impacts of the invasion of the Asian shore crab on coastal ecosystems; the potential effects of the Asian shore crab on resident crab species and the incorporation of the crab into food webs as both predator and prey; larval settlement and metamorphosis.

Location of projects: Massachusetts, Rhode Island

Recent publications: (* student author)

2012

*Rasch, J.A. and N.J. O'Connor. (in press) Development and behavior of megalopae of the non-native crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus in response to chemical cues from coastal fishes. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

2010

O'Connor, N.J. & M.L. Judge. 2010. Molting of megalopae of the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus in intertidal habitats of northeastern North America. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 385: 92-97

2007

O'Connor, N.J. (2007). Stimulation of molting in megalopae of the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus: physical and chemical cues. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 352: 1-8 (Feature Article)

*Kim, A.K.A. and N.J. O'Connor. (2007). Early stages of the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus as potential prey for the striped killifish Fundulus majalis. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 346: 28-35

2006

O'Connor, N.J. and B.T. Van*. (2006). Adult fiddler crabs Uca pugnax (Smith) enhance sediment-associated cues for molting of conspecific megalopae. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 335: 123-130

2005

O'Connor, N.J. (2005). Influence of extracts of adult crabs on molting of fiddler crab megalopae (Uca pugnax). Marine Biology 146: 753-759

2004

O'Connor, N.J. and M.L. Judge. (2004). Molting of fiddler crab Uca minax megalopae: stimulatory cues are specific to salt marshes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 282: 229-236

Kenneth Oliveira
Associate Professor

Ph.D 1994, University of Rhode Island
Fish biology, life history, and reproduction    Contact
(508) 999-8227

His work examines various aspects of fish ecology, and general biology; life history characteristics of freshwater and marine fishes; the artificial fertilization of American eels; the distribution and effects of swimbladder parasites.

Current projects: Artificial maturation and fertilization of American eels, mechanisms of sex determination in American eels, effects of the swim bladder parasite on migrating American eels, genetic population structure and life history characteristics of yellow tail flounder, habitat use by young of year winter flounder, age and growth of young of the year black sea bass, ageing methods for American. His work examines various aspects of fish ecology, and general biology; life history characteristics of freshwater and marine fishes; the artificial fertilization of American eels; the distribution and effects of swimbladder parasites.

Location of projects: Massachusetts.

Recent publications: (* student author)

2011

*Breton, J.S. K. Oliveira, R. Drew, K.L. Jones, C. Hagen, and S. Lance (2011) Development and characterization of ten polymorphic microsatellite loci in the yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea). Conservation Genetics Resource 3:369-371

*Duffy, W.J., McBride, R.S., Cadrin, S.X. and K. Oliveira (2011) Is Cating's method of transverse groove counts to annuli applicable for all stocks of American shad? Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. (140, 4: 1023-1034)

2010

Oliveira, K. & Hable, W.E. (2010) Artificial maturation, fertilization and early development of the American eel, Anguilla rostrata. in the Canadian Journal of Zoology.

2009

Aieta* A.E. and K. Oliveira. ( 2009). Distribution of the swimbladder parasite Anguillicola crassus in American eels in eastern North America. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. Vol. 84: 229-235

2008

Iafrate* J.D. and K. Oliveira. (2008) Factors affecting migration patterns of juvenile river herring in a coastal Massachusetts stream. Environmental Biology of Fishes 81: 101-110.

2007

Roemer* M.E. and K. Oliveira. (2007) Validation of back-calculation growth equations of juvenile bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) using tetracycline marked otoliths. Fisheries Bulletin 105: 305-309.

Guillermo Pazy-yMi&ntildeo
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. 1998, University of Missouri St. Louis
Evolution, animal cognition, and conservation biology.    Contact
(508) 999-8226
WEB SITE

His research focuses on the link between different levels of social organization and the cognitive abilities of animals; conceptual understanding of acceptance of evolution by people (quantitative concept maps and assessment) and public's attitudes toward evolutionary theory.

Current projects: Bird social cognition, inference formation and visual perception; trends in animal cognition and conservation behavior; conceptual understanding of acceptance of evolution by diverse populations (academia, college, and general public). His research focuses in two areas: (1) the link between different levels of social organization and the cognitive abilities of animals; (2) conceptual understanding of acceptance of evolution by people (quantitative concept maps and assessment) and public's attitudes toward evolutionary theory. He is interested in the communication of evolutionary theory to broad audiences and participates in public lectures on human evolution and the controversy science/faith.

Location of projects: Massachusetts

Recent publications: (* student author)

2012

Espinosa, A.& Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo-C, G. 2012. Discrimination, Crypticity and Incipient Taxa in Entamoeba. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, DOI: 10.1111/j.1550-7408.2011.00606.x.

Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo-C, G. (submitted). Cognitive Repertoire, Cognitive Legacies and Collective Reasoning: The Next Frontiers in Conservation Behavior. Animal Behavior, 3 volumes. ABC-CLEO, 2012.

Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo-C, G. & Espinosa A. (in press) Educators of prospective teachers hesitate to embrace evolution due to deficient understanding of science/evolution and high religiosity. Evolution: Education and Outreach.

Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo-C, G. & Espinosa, A. 2012. Introduction: Why People Do Not Accept Evolution: Using Protistan Diversity to Promote Evolution Literacy. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, DOI: 10.1111/j.1550-7408.2011.00604.x .

2011

Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo-C, G., Espinosa A. & Bai, C. 2011. The Jackprot Simulation couples mutation rate with natural selection to illustrate how protein evolution is not random. Evolution: Education and Outreach 4:502-514.

Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo-C, G. & Espinosa A. 2011. On the theory of evolution versus the concept of evolution: three observations. Evolution: Education and Outreach 4:308-312.

Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo-C, G. 2011. (editor) The Conservation Behaviorist 9(1): 1-8.

Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo-C, G. & Espinosa A. 2011. New England faculty and college students differ in their views about evolution, creationism, intelligent design, and religiosity. Evolution: Education and Outreach 4:323-342.

2010

Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo C.G. & Espinosa, A. (2010). Integrating horizontal gene transfer and common descent to depict evolution and contrast it with "common design." Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 57:11-18.

Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo-C, G. 2010. (editor) The Conservation Behaviorist 8(1-2): 1-12.

2009

*Spendel, K., *Yeung, E. and Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo C., G. (in press). Trends in animal cognition and conservation behavior. The Conservation Behaviorist 7(2).

Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo C., G. and Espinosa, A. (in press). Integrating horizontal gene transfer and common descent to depict evolution and contrast it with 'Common Design.' Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology.;

Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo C., G. and Espinosa, A. (in press). Acceptance of evolution increases with student academic level: a comparison between a secular and a religious college. Evolution: Education & Outreach doi:10.1007/s12052-009-0175-7 ;

Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo C., G and Espinosa, A. (2009). Assessment of biology majors versus non-majors views on evolution, creationism and intelligent design. Evolution: Education & Outreach 2: 75-83.;

Espinosa A., Pedrizet, G. Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo C., G., Lanfranchi, R. and Phay, M. 2009. Effects of iron depletion on Entoamoeba histolytica alcohol dehydrogenase 2 (EhADH2) and trophozoite growth: implications for antiamoebic therapy. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 63:675-678.;

2007

Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo C., G. 2007. Conservation behavior in the Galapagos. The Conservation Behaviorist 5(1): 4-5. ;

2006

Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo C., G. 2006. Transitive reasoning in animals. Mind and Brain 19: 40-45, series by Scientific American. (Razonamiento Transitivo en Animales, Mente y Cerebro/Investigacion y Ciencia - Scientific American) ISSN 1695-0887 www.investigacionyciencia.es

2005

Paz-y-Mi&ntildeo C., G. 2005. Animal Cognition and its role in Conservation Behavior. The Conservation Behaviorist 3(1): 4-5,9. ;

Tara Rajaniemi
Assistant Professor

Ph.D 2001, University of Michigan
Plant community ecology    Contact
(508) 999-8223

Her work examines species distributions on coastal sand dunes; community and ecosystem recovery in restored salt marsh; plant competition for patchy soil resources.

Current projects: Species distributions on coastal sand dunes; recovery of plant and microbial communities and ecosystem function in a restored salt marsh; plant competition for patchy soil resources. Her work examines species distributions on coastal sand dunes; community and ecosystem recovery in restored salt marsh; plant competition for patchy soil resources.

Location of projects: Massachusetts

Recent publications: (* student author)

2011

*Messina, D.S., and Rajaniemi, T.K. (2011) Does the seed bank reflect plant distributions in a coastal dune? Northeastern Naturalist 18:107-114.

Rajaniemi, T.K. (2011) Competition for patchy soil resources reduces community evenness. Oecologia 165:169-174.

2009

Rajaniemi, T.K, Turkington , R., and D.E. Goldberg. (2009). Community level consequences of species interactions in an annual plant community. Journal of Vegetation Science. 20: 836-846.

Rajaniemi, T.K., and V.J. Allison. (2009). Abiotic conditions and plant cover differentially affect microbial biomass and community composition on dune gradients. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 41:102-109.

2007

Reynolds, H.L. and T.K. Rajaniemi. (2007). Plant interactions: competition. Chapter 15. in Functional plant ecology (Eds. Pugnaire, F. Valladares, F.), CRC Press LLC. pp 457-480.

Rajaniemi, T.K. (2007). Root foraging traits and competitive ability in heterogeneous soils. Oecologia. 153:142-152.

Allison, V. J., Rajaniemi, T.K., Goldberg, D.E., and D.R. Zak. (2007). Quantifying direct and indirect effects of fungicide on an old-field plant community: an experimental null-community approach.

Plant Ecology. 190:53-69.

2006

Rajaniemi, T.K., Goldberg, D.E., Turkington, R., and A.R. Dyer. (2006) Quantitative partitioning of regional and local processes shaping regional diversity patterns. Ecology Letters. 9:121-128

Mark Silby
Assistant Professor

Ph.D 2002, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Characterization of environmentally-induced antisense genes in Pseudomonas    Contact
(508) 999-8364
WEB SITE

My research interests are in microbial activities in natural environments such as soil. Such environments are complex. Bacteria need to respond to fluctuating environmental parameters, and must interact with a large number of microbial species co-inhabiting the environment of interest. Using the model bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens, my laboratory focuses on understanding mechanisms that enable persistence and competitive fitness, adaptation to environmental fluctuations, and communication among soil bacteria resulting in multiple responses including the production of an antimicrobial compound. Long term goals include developing an understanding of the dynamics of microbial communities in natural environments, using microbial systems as sensors of environmental contamination, and improving the use of bacteria in biological control of plant pathogens and in the bioremediation of oil spills.

Current projects: 1. Determination of transcriptome response to environmental perturbation and genetic analysis of specific stress response pathways. 2. Deciphering the differential influence of the molecule polyphosphate in Pseudomonas fluorescens fitness and Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenicity and motility. 3. Dissecting the mechanisms of interspecies chemical communication between Pseudomonas fluorescens and unrelated soil bacteria (collaboration with Netherlands Institute for Ecology).

Location of projects: Massachusetts

Recent publications: (* student author)

2011

Garbeva P., Tyc O., Remus-Emsermann M.N, van der Wal A., Vos M., Silby M., de Boer W. (2011). No apparent costs for facultative antibiotic production by the soil bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1. PLoS One 6:e27266

Garbeva P., Silby M.W., Raaijmakers J.M., Levy S.B., Boer W. (2011). Transcriptional and antagonistic responses of Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1 to phylogenetically different bacterial competitors. ISME Journal. 5:973-85.

Silby M.W, Winstanley C., Godfrey S.A., Levy S.B., Jackson R.W. (2011). Pseudomonas genomes: diverse and adaptable. FEMS Microbiol Rev. 35:652-80.

2009

Kim, W., Silby, M.W., Purvine, S.O., Nicoll, J.S., Hixson, K.K., Monroe, M., Nicora, C.D., Lipton, M.S. & Levy, S.B. (2009). Proteomic Detection of Non-Annotated Protein-Coding Genes in Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1. PLoS One. 4:e8455.

Silby, M.W., Cerde&ntildeo-T&aacuterraga, A., Vernikos, G., and 31 others. (2009). Genomic and genetic analyses of diversity and plant interactions of Pseudomonas fluorescens. Genome Biology. 10:R51

Silby, M.W., Nicoll, J.S., & Levy, S.B. (2009). Requirement of Polyphosphate by Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1 for competitive fitness and heat tolerance in laboratory media and sterile soil. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75: 3872-3881.

2008

Silby, M.W., & Levy, S.B. (2008). Overlapping protein-encoding genes in Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1. PLoS genetics 4:e1000094.

2007

Silby, M.W., Ferguson, G.C., Billington, C., & Heinemann, J.A. (2007). Localization of the plasmid-encoded proteins TraI and MobA in eukaryotic cells. Plasmid. 57: 118-30.

2005

Gravelat, F.N., Strain, S.R., & Silby, M.W. (2005). Fitness traits in soil bacteria. In Frontiers in Antimicrobial Resistance: A Tribute to Stuart B. Levy. eds Michael N. Alekshun, David G. White, and Patrick F. McDermott. ASM Press

Jefferson Turner
Chancellor Professor

Ph.D in Oceanography, 1977, Texas A&M University
Zooplankton ecology    Contact
((508) 999-8229,
(508) 910-6332
WEB SITE

His work investigates red tide toxin accumulation and transport during red tides; long-term monitoring of plankton community structure and water quality; effects of phytoplankton diet on reproductive success; the use of mitochondrial DNA to examine phylogeny and biogeography of marine copepods.

Current projects: Zooplankton interactions with harmful algal blooms, long-term plankton community structure and water quality in New England coastal waters, diet and reproductive success in marine copepods, genetic studies of zooplankton biogeography. His work investigates red tide toxin accumulation and transport during red tides; long-term monitoring of plankton community structure and water quality; effects of phytoplankton diet on reproductive success; the use of mitochondrial DNA to examine phylogeny and biogeography of marine copepods.

Location of projects: coastal waters of Massachusetts, Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, Adriatic Sea and Mediterranean Sea (Italy)

Recent publications: (* student author)

2012

Turner, J. T., V. Roncalli, P. Ciminiello, C. Dell'Aversano, E. Fattorusso, L. Tartaglione, Y. Carotenuto, G. Romano, F. Esposito, A. Miralto, & A. Ianora. 2012. Biogeographic effects of the Gulf of Mexico red tide dinoflagellate Karenia brevis on Mediterranean copepods. Harmful Algae 14: (in press)

2011

*Milligan, P.J., Stahl, E.A., Schizas, N.V. and Turner, J. TY. 2011. Phylogeography of the copepod Acartia hudsonica in estuaries of the northeastern United States. Hydrobiolgia. 666:155-165.

Turner, J. T., D. G. Borkman, & P. S. Libby. 2011. Zooplankton trends in Massachusetts Bay, USA: 1998-2008. Journal of Plankton Research 33: 1066-1080.

2010

Turner, J. T. 2010. Zooplankton community grazing impact on a bloom of Alexandrium fundyense in the Gulf of Maine. Harmful Algae 9: 578-589.

2009

Hunt, C. D., *Borkman D. G., Libby P. S., Lacouture R., Turner J. T., & Mickelson M. J. 2009. Phytoplankton patterns in Massachusetts Bay - 1992-2007. Estuaries and Coasts (in press).

Turner J. T., *Borkman D. G., *Lincoln J. A., *Gauthier D. A., & *Petitpas C. M. 2009. Plankton studies in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, USA. VI. Phytoplankton and water quality, 1987-1998. Marine Ecology Progress Series 376: 103-122.

2008

*Gauthier D. A., *Lincoln J. A. & Turner J. T. 2008. Distribution, abundance, and growth of larval tautog, Tautoga onitis, in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, USA. Marine Ecology 29: 76-88.

Ianora A., Casotti R., Bastianini M., Brunet C., d'Ippolito G., Acri F., Fontana A., Cutignano A., Turner J. T., & Miralto A. 2008. Low reproductive success for copepods during a bloom of the non-aldehyde-producing diatom Ceratulina pelagica in the North Adriatic Sea. Marine Ecology, 29: 399-410.

2007

Oviatt C. A., Hyde K. J. W., Keller A. A., & Turner J. T. 2007. Production patterns in Massachusetts Bay with outfall relocation. Estuaries and Coasts 30: 35-46.

Jiang M., Brown M. W., Turner J. T., Kenney R. D., Mayo C. A., Zhang Z., & Zhou M. 2007. Springtime transport and retention of Calanus finmarchicus in Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays, USA, and implications for right whale foraging. Marine Ecology Progress Series 349: 183-197.

2006

Turner J. T., *Borkman D. G., & Hunt C. A. 2006. Zooplankton of Massachusetts Bay, USA, 1992-2003: relationships between the copepod Calanus finmarchicus and the North Atlantic Oscillation. Marine Ecology Progress Series 311: 115-124.

Granéli, E. & J. T. Turner (editors) (2006). Ecology of Harmful Algae. Ecological Studies 189. Springer-Verlag, Berlin and Heidelberg 413 pp.

2005

Doucette G. J., Turner J. T., Powell C. L., Keafer B. A., & Anderson D. M. 2005. ECOHAB-Gulf of Maine. Trophic accumulation of PSP toxins in zooplankton during Alexandrium fundyense blooms in Casco Bay, Gulf of Maine, April - June, 1998. I. Toxin levels in A. fundyense and zooplankton size fractions. Deep-Sea Research II 52:2764-2783.

Turner J. T., Doucette G. J., Keafer B. A., & Anderson D. M. 2005. ECOHAB-Gulf of Maine. Trophic accumulation of PSP toxins in zooplankton during Alexandrium fundyense blooms in Casco Bay, Gulf of Maine, April - June, 1998. II. Zooplankton abundance and size-fractionated community composition. Deep-Sea Research II 52: 2784-2800.

Turner J. T. & *Borkman D. G. 2005. Impact of zooplankton grazing on Alexandrium blooms in the offshore Gulf of Maine. Deep-Sea Research II 52: 2801-2816.

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