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Sea Education Association Research

Papers and Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

Geyer et al. 2017

Geyer, R., J. R. Jambeck and K. L. Law*, 2017. Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made. Sci. Adv. 3, e1700782.

doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1700782

Pfaller and Gil 2016

Pfaller, J. B. and M. A. Gil^, 2016. Sea turtle symbiosis facilitates social monogamy in oceanic crabs via refuge size. Biol. Lett. 12, 20160607.

doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0607

Palter et al 2016

Palter, J., C.-A. Caron, K. L. Law*, J. K. Willis, D. S. Trossman, I. M. Yashayaev and D. Gilbert, 2016. Variability of the directly-observed, mid-depth subpolar North Atlantic circulation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 2700-2708.

doi: 10.1002/2015GL067235

Kukulka et al. 2016

Kukulka, T., K. L. Law* and G. Proskurowski*, 2016. Evidence for the influence of surface heat fluxes on turbulent mixing of microplastic marine debris. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 809-815.

doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0242.1

Gil and Pfaller 2016

Gil^, M. A. and J. B. Pfaller, 2016. Oceanic barnacles act as foundation species on plastic debris: implications for marine dispersal. Sci. Rep. 6, 19987.

doi: 10.1038/srep19987

van Sebille et al. (2015)

van Sebille, E., C. Wilcox, L. Lebreton, N. Maximenko, B. D. Hardesty, J. A. van Franeker, M. Eriksen, D. Siegel, F. Galgani and K. L. Law*, 2015.  A global inventory of small floating plastic debris.  Environ. Res. Lett. 10, 124006.

doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/12/124006

Amaral-Zettler et al., Dec 2015

Amaral-Zettler, L. A., E. R. Zettler*, B. Slikas, G. D. Boyd, D. W. Melvin, C. E. Morrall, G. Proskurowski* and T. J. Mincer, 2015. The biogeography of the Plastisphere: implications for policy. Front. Ecol. Environ. 13, 541–546.

doi: 10.1890/150017

Brunner et al., 2015

Brunner, K., T. Kukulka, G. Proskurowski* and K. L. Law*, 2015. Passive buoyant tracers in the ocean surface boundary layer: 2. Observations and simulations of microplastic marine debris. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120, 7559-7573.

doi: 10.1002/2015JC010840

Deary et al., 2015

Deary, A. L., S. Moret-Ferguson*, M. Engels*, E. Zettler*, G. Jaroslow* and G. Sancho, 2015. Influence of Central Pacific Oceanographic Conditions on the Potential Vertical Habitat of Four Tropical Tuna Species. Pacific Science, 69, 461-475.

doi: 10.2984/69.4.3

Jambeck et al., 2015

Jambeck, J. R., R. Geyer, C. Wilcox, T. R. Siegler, M. Perryman, A. Andrady, R. Narayan, and K. L. Law*, 2015. Plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean. Science 347, 768-771.

doi: 10.1126/science.1260352

Schmidt et al., 2014

Schmidt, V. T., J. Reveillaud, E. Zettler*, T. J. Mincer, L. Murphy and L. A. Amaral-Zettler, 2014. Oligotyping reveals community level habitat selection within the genus Vibrio. Front. Microbiol. 5, 563.

doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00563

Sehein et al., 2014

Sehein, T.^, A. Siuda*, T. Shank and A. Govindarajan, 2014. Connectivity in the slender Sargassum shrimp (Latreutes fucorum): implications for a Sargasso Sea protected area. J. Plankton Res. 36, 1408-1412.

doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbu081

Law et al., 2014

Law, K. L.*, S. Moret-Ferguson^, D. Goodwin*, E. Zettler*, E. DeForce, T. Kukulka, and G. Proskurowski*, 2014. Distribution of surface plastic debris in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean from an 11-year data set. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48, 4732-4738.

doi: 10.1021/es4053076

Engels et al., 2014

Engels, M.*, L. Correia^, S. Piwinski^, L. Cheng, and E. Zettler*, 2014. Seasonal and decadal changes in distribution patterns of Halobates (Hemiptera: Gerridae) populations in the eastern tropical Pacific. Marine Biology 161, 1241-1250.

doi: 10.1007/s00227-014-2414-x

Goldstein and Goodwin, 2013

Goldstein M. and D. Goodwin*, 2013. Gooseneck barnacles (Lepas spp.) ingest microplastic debris in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. PeerJ 1, e184.

doi: 10.7717/peerj.184

Matthews and Matthews, 2013

Matthews, J. B. R.^ and J. B. Matthews, 2013. Comparing historical and modern methods of Sea Surface Temperature measurement - Part 2: Field comparison in the central Tropical Pacific. Ocean Sci. Discuss. 9, 2975-3019.

doi: 10.5194/os-9-695-2013

Matthews 2013

Matthews, J.B.R.^, 2013. Comparing historical and modern methods of Sea Surface Temperature measurement - Part 1: Review of methods, field comparisons and dataset adjustments. Ocean Sci. Discuss. 9, 2951-2974.

doi: 10.5194/os-9-683-2013

Zettler et al., 2013

Zettler, E. R.*, T. J. Mincer and L. A. Amaral-Zettler, 2013. Life in the ''Plastisphere'': Microbial communities on plastic marine debris. Environ. Sci. Technol., 47, 7137-7146.

doi: 10.1021/es401288x

Leichter et al., 2012

Leichter, J. J., M .D. Stokes, J. L. Hench, J. Witting* and L. Washburn, 2012. The island-scale internal wave climate of Moorea, French Polynesia. J. Geophys. Res. 117, C06008.

doi: 10.1029/2012JC007949

Kukulka et al., 2012

Kukulka, T., G. Proskurowski*, S. Moret-Ferguson^, D. W. Meyer^ and K. L. Law*, 2012. The effects of wind mixing on the vertical distribution of buoyant plastic debris. Geophys. Res. Lett. 39, L07601.

doi: 10.1029/2012GL051116

McCliment et al., 2012

McCliment, E. A., C. E. Nelson, C. A. Carlson, A. L. Alldredge, J. Witting* and L. A. Amaral-Zettler, 2012. An all-taxon microbial inventory of the Moorea coral reef ecosystem. ISME Journal 6, 309-319.

doi: 10.1038/ismej.2011.108

Hirai et al., 2011

Hirai H., H. Takada, Y. Ogata, R. Yamashita, K. Mizukawa, M. Saha, C. Kwan, C. Moore, H. Gray, D. Laursen, E. R. Zettler*, J. W. Farrington, C. M. Reddy, E. E. Peacock and M. W. Ward, 2011. Organic micropollutants in marine plastics debris from the open ocean and remote and urban beaches. Mar. Poll. Bull. 62, 1683-1692.

doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.06.004

Moret-Ferguson et al., 2010

Moret-Ferguson, S.^, K. L. Law*, G. Proskurowski*, E. K. Murphy, E. Peacock and C. M. Reddy, 2010. The size, mass, and composition of plastic debris in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Mar. Poll. Bull. 60, 1873-1878.

doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.07.020

Law et al., 2010

Law, K. L.*, S. Moret-Ferguson^, N. A. Maximenko, G. Proskurowski*, E. E. Peacock, J. Hafner and C. M. Reddy, 2010. Plastic accumulation in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre. Science 329, 1185-1188.

doi: 10.1126/science.1192321

Stevenson et al., 2006

Stevenson, C.^, L. S. Katz^, F. Micheli, B. Block, K. W. Heiman, C. Perle, K. Wang^, R. Dunbar, and J. Witting*. High apex predator biomass on remote Pacific islands. Coral Reefs 26, 47-51.

doi: 10.1007/s00338-006-0158-x

Stoner and Humphris, 1985

Stoner*, A. W., and S. E. Humphris*, 1985. Abundance and distribution of Halobates micans (Insecta: Geridae) in the northwest Atlantic. Deep-Sea Res. Part A 32, 733-739.

doi: 10.1016/0198-0149(85)90076-7

Stoner and Greening, 1984

Stoner*, A. W. and H. S. Greening, 1984. Geographic variation in the macrofaunal associates of pelagic Sargassum. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 20, 185-192.

doi: 10.3354/meps020185

Bulter and Stoner, 1984

Butler, J. N. and A. W. Stoner*, 1984. Pelagic Sargassum: has its biomass changed in the last 50 years? Deep-Sea Res. Part A 31, 1259-1264.

doi: 10.1016/0198-0149(84)90061-X

Stoner, 1983

Stoner*, A. W., 1983. Pelagic Sargassum: Evidence for a major decrease in biomass. Deep-Sea Res. Part A 30, 469-474.

doi: 10.1016/0198-0149(83)90079-1


Selected student research

Franklin, C., H. Marty and A. Vigdorchik, 2015. Intersections of Traditional and Contemporary Pacific Medicine. Unpublished student research paper, S-262, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Houlihan, E., 2015. The Role of Traditional Knowledge in Rural Responses to Sea Level Rise in Fiji and Wallis. Unpublished student research paper, S-262, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Remo, A., 2015. Sacred Ecology and the Shifting Polynesian Identity. Unpublished student research paper, S-262, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Losco, C., 2015. Blending New Technology and Social Cohesion in Samoa. Unpublished student research paper, S-262, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Jamieson, E., 2015. Fa'afafine Experiences of Social Recognition and Inclusion in Samoa, American Samoa and New Zealand. Unpublished student research paper, S-262, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Chen, K., 2015. Coconuts: Ambrosia of the South Pacific. Unpublished student research paper, S-262, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Gestal, M., 2015. Sports as Cultural Preservation for the Polynesian People. Unpublished student research paper, S-262, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Wilson, M., 2015. Traditional Fishing Techniques in Fiji: A Review of Sustainability in Fijian Fisheries. Unpublished student research paper, S-262, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Anastas, A., 2015. The Sustainability of Inshore Commercial Fisheries in Samoa and Fiji. Unpublished student research paper, S-262, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Olson, E. and E. Tonkin, 2015. A Genetic and Morphological Analysis of Atlantic Sargassum. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-259, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Daley, A., G. Huston, M. Keefe and C. Schultz, 2015. Community and Population Level Biodiversity in the Sargasso Sea: A Study Investigating Biodiversity of Sargassum-associated Mobile Fauna. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-259, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Botta, W., J. Townsend and R. Plantz, 2015. Investigating Dispersion Dynamics of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster Panulirus argus Phyllosoma. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-259, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Alberini, A., L. Goss, C. Graham and H. McMonagle, 2015. Initial Microbial Colonizers of Microplastics in the Sargasso Sea. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-259, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Romero, M., O. Robson, K. Rolf and S. Stratton, 2015. Eel Biodiversity and Population Connectivity in the Sargasso Sea. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-259, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
SEA Class C259, 2015. A Marine Management Proposal for the Sargasso Sea. Unpublished student policy paper, Class C-259, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Greenwood, T., M. Torselli and O. Dawson, 2015. Phytoplankton Community Composition in South Pacific Water Masses. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-258, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Chomiak, L., T. Greenwood, M. Hemler, C. Mazur and M. Thompson, 2015. Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-258, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Bateman, T., S. Davis and C. Lee, 2015. The Effects of Ocean Acidification on Pteropod Distribution, Abundance, and Shell Condition in the Southern Pacific Ocean. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-258, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Bunge, A., S. Davis, M. Henning and M. Torselli, 2015. Consequences of Sea Level Rise in the Republic of Kiribati and New Orleans, Louisiana: A Policy Brief and Case Study Comparison. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-258, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Davis, A., N. Harbordt and S. Nadell, 2015. Freshwater Availability and Precipitation in Pacific Islands. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-258, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Davis, A. and S. Botia, 2015. Distribution and Transport of Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC) in the Antarctic Intermediate Water and the Sub-Antarctic Mode Water in the South Pacific Ocean. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-258, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Kaufman, N., 2015. From Canoes to Cruise Ships: Auckland's Development as a Port City. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Clemens, M. and M. Silvia, 2015. The Two Towers of New Zealand: Economy and National Identity in a Post-Peter Jackson World. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Hampton, T., 2015. Perceived Volcanic Hazard in New Zealand: From Settlement to Colonization and Beyond. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Lefanowicz, M. and N. Kaufman, 2015. The Maori Foreshore-Seabed Debate. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Adair, J., K. St. Pierre and S. Valente-Blough, 2015. A Marine Sanctuary in the Ross Sea. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Wooster, S., 2015. The Evolution and Crucial Place of the Art of Pilotage. Unpublished student research paper, C-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Tyrrell, S., 2015. A Broken Record: The Cyclical Trend of Imperialism in the Caribbean. Unpublished student research paper, C-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Rubinstein, E., 2015. Thrown to the Sharks: Public Awareness in the Abolition of the Slave Trade. Unpublished student research paper, C-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Brill, K., 2015. Caribbean Architecture as a Designation of Cultural Identify and International Influence. Unpublished student research paper, C-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Beard, S., 2015. The Development of the Jewish Caribbean Community in Relation to the Emergence of the Sugar Plantation Complex. Unpublished student research paper, C-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Reardon, A., 2015. A Look Into the Colonial Influence on Each Island's Identity Process, and its Impression on Current Marketing Strategies. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Rubinstein, E., 2015. Deep Roots: The Legacy of Kalingo Agricultural Practices. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Beard, S., 2015. Nassau Grouper Conservation. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Hall, T., 2015. Environmental Health Concerns Derived from Waste Management in Puerto Rico and the Lesser Antilles. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Tyrrell, S., 2015. Sargassum Species Distribution in the North Atlantic. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Wooster, S., 2015. Sargassum Community Comparison Between Isolated Clumps and Windrows. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Disbrow, M., 2015. Community Composition on Three Sargassum Morphological Forms. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Reasonda, N., 2015. Science, Anthropology and Bush Tea: A Holistic Approach to the Conservation of Traditional Medicine in the Caribbean. Unpublished student research paper, C-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Hiura, T., 2015. Education Assessment, Employment Challenges and Standardized Curriculum in the Caribbean. Unpublished student research paper, C-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Foley, R., 2015. The Agrarian Vision: Farming Our Way to a Better Economy. Unpublished student research paper, C-257, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Godfrey, Z., 2014. Caribbean Creole: From Slave Language to Vernacular. Unpublished student research paper, C-256, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Velez, M., 2014. The Diagram of the Slave Ship Brooks. Unpublished student research paper, C-256, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Lubetkin, M., 2014. Pedro de Medina’s The Arte of Navigation (1554). Unpublished student research paper, C-256, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Hayward, E., 2014. Port Cities: The Vital Heartbeat of Island Nations. Unpublished student research paper, C-256, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Davis, W., 2014. The Big Stink about Extinction: The Changing Commodification of Whales from Commercial Whaling to Ecotourism. Unpublished student research paper, C-256, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Godfrey, Z., 2014. Long Term Effects of Introduced Species in the Caribbean. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-256, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Bute, A., M. Lebrec and K. Perkins, 2014. The Spatial Distribution of Micro- and Macroplastics in New Zealand Waters. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-256, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Sehrer, K., 2014. The Influence of Port Traffic on Biosecurity Policy Effectiveness. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-256, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Morneault, K., 2014. Shed 10: Demonstrating a Changing Waterfront. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-256, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Hruby, K., 2014. Maori Cultures in New Zealand Ports: Imperial Reign and the Succession of Traditions. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-256, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Grenier, B., 2014. Maori Headhunting: The Reclamation of the Ta Moko Culture. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-256, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Vincent, K., K. Hruby and B. Grenier, 2014. Assessing Sediment Transport From Rivers to the Ocean Through Relative Calcium Carbonate Levels, Transport Systems, and Phytoplankton Biodiversity in Seafloor Sediments. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-256, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Piekarz, H., K. Reinhart and N. Whittaker, 2014. Examining the Problems with Marine Area Management in New Zealand. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-256, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
McDonald, K., 2014. Exploring the Potential for Wave Energy and Combined Wave-Wind Energy Devices Off the Coast of New Zealand. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-256, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Williams, S., 2015. The Track and Feasibility of Food Sustainability in Fiji. Unpublished student research paper, S-255, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Taylor, S., 2014. Vibrio in the Mediterranean Sea and Northeast Atlantic: Strains in the Open Ocean and on Plastic Debris. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-255, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Seely, J. and I. Han, 2014. Macro- and Microplastics Distribution in the Western Mediterranean and Eastern North Atlantic. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-255, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Gutowski, C., 2014. Tourism in Samoa and Fiji: Culture Commodification and Preservation of the Past. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-255, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Motluk, K., 2014. If You Can't Stand the Heat: Cultural Tourism and the Impact on Fijian Firewalking. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-255, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Seely, J., 2014. "They Don't Have a Clue What Kind of Problems We Leave Behind": Sub-Saharan African Immigration Into Southern Spain. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-255, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Sokolowski, S., 2014. Port de Barcelona: Environmental Effects and Consequences of Cruise Tourism. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-255, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Ceely, A., 2014. Water Supply Struggles of Palma de Mallorca. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-255, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Jannetty, S. and S. Sokolowski, 2014. Drifting Harmful Algae in the Mediterranean and North Atlantic. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-255, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Hanz, R., 2014. Differences in Depth of the Deep Chlorophyll Maximum in the Western Mediterranean Sea and Eastern Atlantic Ocean. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-255, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Block, B., S. Sokolowski and V. St. Onge, 2014. An Analysis of Existing Marine Protected Areas Surrounding the Island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean. Unpublished student policy paper, Class C-255, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Feely, C., E. Marks and S. Vissa, 2014. PIPA Management Plan: Ecotourism. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-254, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Groskreutz, M., 2014. PIPA Management Plan: Climate Change Adaptation. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-254, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Ruditsky, A., P. Willauer and D. Livingstone, 2014. PIPA Management Plan: Enforcement. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-254, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Futerman, A., 2014. PIPA Management Plan: Sustainable Fisheries. Unpublished student policy paper, Class S-254, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Walker, K. and A. Work, 2014. Biodiversity of Hydroid Communities Associated with Pelagic Sargassum. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-252, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Bowser, T., M. Camp and B. O'Brien, 2014. Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) Dispersion Dynamics in the Sargasso Sea. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-252, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Dixon, C., C. Pauly and M. Tan, 2014. The Effects of Substrate on Microbial Community Composition and Biofilm Quantity in the Sargasso Sea. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-252, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Gervase, L., C. Bateson and G. Ballou, 2014. Leptocephali Biodiversity in the Sargasso Sea: Spatial and Diel Patterns. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-252, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
SEA Class C252, 2014. Conservation in the Sargasso Sea Under the Hamilton Declaration. Unpublished student policy paper, Class C-252, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Enright, K., J. Jesse and H. Wagner, 2014. Black Pearl Aquaculture in French Polynesia and Photo Journal. SPICE Atlas student research paper, Class S-252, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Kaplan, R., 2013. Antarctic Intermediate Water in the Sargasso Sea and the Rhythm of the North Atlantic Oscillation. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-246, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Honma, J., 2014. Characterization of the Shape and Distribution of the Pacific Equatorial Undercurrent (EUC) in Varying Volume-Transport Conditions. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-252, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Eley, S., 2014. Examining Spatial Patterns in Phytoplankton Phosphate Limitation in the Central Pacific Using an Alkaline Phosphatase Activity Assay. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-252, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Pollock, S. and E. Van Scoy, 2014. Nutrient Distribution in the South Central Pacific Ocean: Spatial Trends and Phytoplankton Communities in a Non-Redfield Environment. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-252, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Gustafson, D., N. Dahal and A. Payne, 2014. The El Nino Effect: Examining Past Records From the Perspective of the Deep Chlorophyll Maximum. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-252, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Pollock, S. and C. Puleo, 2014. Renewable Energy and OTEC in French Polynesia. SPICE Atlas student research paper, Class S-252, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Enright, K., C. Puleo and H. Wagner, 2014. Spatial and Temporal Comparisons of CO2 Sequestration and Flux in the Subtropical and Equatorial Pacific. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-252, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Moriarty, S., 2014. An Unstable Necessity: Island Trade in French Polynesia. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-251, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Gauthier, M., 2014. Wastewater Treatment in French Polynesia: Priorities and Practices. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-251, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Maskus, E., 2014. Sustainability in Polynesian Agriculture: Consistency and Changes in Practice Over Time. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-251, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

McNulty, K. and E. Tradd, 2014. Population Distribution of Halobates micans in the Lesser Antilles During Early Spring. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-251, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Maskus, E., 2014. Evolution of Va'a Racing in French Polynesia. Unpublished student research paper, S-251, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Finkenauer, A., 2014. Paddling On: An Analysis of Traditional Fishing Canoes in French Polynesia. Unpublished student research paper, S-251, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Giorgi, G., 2013. Gender Differences Present in Native Caribbean Societies. Unpublished student research paper, C-250, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Jenkins, K., 2013. Management of Suspended Sediments in the Caribbean. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-250, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Stokes, M., 2013. Sea Turtles of the Caribbean: Then and Now. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-250, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Matthews, T., 2013. Threatened Birds in the Caribbean: The Grenada Dove and the Imperial Amazon Parrot. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-250, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Salem, S., 2013. Artificial Coral Reefs: Cost Benefit Analysis for the Environment and Tourism. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-250, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Halberstadt, M., 2013. Natural Disasters in the Caribbean. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-250, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Matthews, T., B. Stockdale and M. Howard, 2013. Zoogeography of Floating Sargassum in the Caribbean. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-250, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Chapman, A. and M. Muth, 2013. Effect of Low pH on the Growth Rate of Phytoplankton in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-250, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Pagniello, C., 2013. The Impacts of Ocean Acidification on the Geographic Distribution, Abundance, Species Composition, and Species Diversity of Thecosome Pteropods in the East Pacific. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-250, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Bishop, E. and A. Mackie-Donnelly, 2013. Investigating Sargassum's Distribution Pattern: A Pelagic Seaweed's Relation to Plastic and Epifauna in the North Atlantic. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-249, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

DeLuna, S., 2013. Methods for Determining the Concentration of Monofilament Line Fragments in the Surface Waters of the North Atlantic and the Potential Impacts on Zooplankton. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-249, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Presentations

Wrinn, C.^, J. M. Schell*, D. S. Goodwin and A. N. S. Siuda, 2016. Taxonomic Guide to Pelagic Sargassum in the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic. In: Proceedings of the 69th Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference, Nov. 7-11, 2016. Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Grand Cayman.

Taylor, M.^, A. N. S. Siuda, D. S. Goodwin*, G. Huston^ and J. M. Schell*, 2016. Biogeographic and temporal changes in mobile fauna community on pelagic Sargassum in the Caribbean Sea, 2015-2016. In: Proceedings of the 69th Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference, Nov. 7-11, 2016. Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Grand Cayman.

Schell, J. M.*, D. S. Goodwin* and A. N. S. Siuda*, 2015. Shipboard Observation of Pelagic Sargassum spp. Reveals Proliferation of a Rare Form and Differences in Asociated Mobile Fauna Community Structure. In Proceedings of the 68th Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference, Nov. 9-13, 2015. Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Panama City, Panama.

Camp, M.^, B. O'Brien^, T. Bowser^, L. Amaral-Zettler, E. Zettler* and A. Siuda*, 2015. Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) Dispersion Dynamics in the Sargasso Sea. Association of Southeastern Biologists meeting, Chattanooga, TN.

Nieves, M. A.^ and A. N. S. Siuda*, 2015. Factors that Influence the Composition of the Resident Macrofauna Community of Free-floating Sargassum. ASLO Aquatic Sciences meeting, Granada, Spain.

Taylor, S.^, K. Cramer, K. Dooley, K.^, W. Lourie^, T. J. Mincer, L. A. Amaral-Zettler and E. R. Zettler*, 2015. Short-term Microbial Community Assembly on Plastic Marine Debris: Evidence from Experimental Colonization Studies in the Waters of Woods Hole, MA, USA. ASLO Aquatic Sciences meeting, Granada, Spain.

Gervase, L.^, C. Bateson^, G. Ballou^, A. Siuda*, L. Amaral-Zettler and A. Bucklin, 2015. Leptocephali Biodiversity in the Sargasso Sea: Spatial and Diel Patterns. NY American Fisheries Society meeting, Lake Placid, NY.

Meyer, A. W.*, M. K. Becker^, K. C. Grabb^ and SEA Cruise S-250 Scientific Party, 2014. SEA Semester Undergraduates Research the Ocean's Role in Climate Systems in the Pacific Ocean. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Schell, J.*, 2014. Drifting Oases of Life in the Sargasso Sea. Fish, Fishing, and Fisheries. Cataumet Schoolhouse Summer Series, Cataumet, MA.

Goodwin, D. S.*, J. S. Schell* and A. N. S. Suida*, 2014. Sargassum natans and S. fluitans Exhibit Geographically Distinct Distributions in a 20-year Neuston Net Dataset from the Western North Atlantic, 2014. Ocean Sciences meeting, Honolulu, HI.

Goodwin, D. S.*, J. S. Schell* and A. N. S. Suida*, 2014. Sargassum natans and S. fluitans Exhibit Geographically Distinct Distributions in a 20-year Neuston Net Dataset from the Western North Atlantic, 2014. Ocean Sciences meeting, Honolulu, HI.

Law, K. L.*, S. E. Moret-Ferguson^, E. R. Zettler*, E. DeForce, and G. Proskurowski*, 2014. A Synoptic Look at Eastern Pacific Microplastic Debris: 11 Years of Consistent Monitoring.  Ocean Sciences meeting, Honolulu, HI.

Amaral-Zettler, L. A., Y. Yingxin^, B. Ong^, A. N. S. Suida*, and E. R. Zettler*, 2014.  From Experiential Education to Research: Engaging Undergraduate Students in Ongoing Research Projects. Ocean Sciences meeting, Honolulu, HI.

Zettler, E. R.*, C. Morrall, G. Proskurowski*, T. J. Mincer, and L. A. Amaral-Zettler, 2014. Microbial Succession on Plastic Marine Debris: Development of the ''Plastisphere'' Community. Ocean Sciences meeting, Honolulu, HI.

Mincer, T. J., V. S. Guzzetta, B. Slikas, E. R. Zettler*, and L. A. Amaral-Zettler, 2014. Investigation of Microbial Adherence and Virulence Factors Associated with Open-Ocean Derived Plastic Marine Debris: Vibrio Bacteria as a Model System. Ocean Sciences meeting, Honolulu, HI.

Amaral-Zettler, L. A., G. Boyd, B. Slikas, E. R. Zettler*, and T. J. Mincer, 2014. Comparative Microbial Community Structure and Biogeography of Atlantic and Pacific ''Plastisphere'' Communities. Ocean Sciences meeting, Honolulu, HI.

Siuda, A.* and D. Goodwin*, 2013. Sargassum sp. Distributions in the Western North Atlantic - Implications for Conservation and Management. BioNES meeting, Bristol, RI.

Sehein, T.^, A. Siuda*, T. Shank and A. Govindarajan, 2013. Slender Sargassum Shrimp (Latreutes fucorum) Population Genetic Structure in the Sargasso Sea. BioNES meeting, Bristol, RI.

Pivor, J.^, J. Daniel, A. Siuda*, A. Bucklin, L. Blanco-Bercial, L. Amaral-Zettler and E. Zettler*, 2013. Sweepstakes Reproductive Success of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) in the Sargasso Sea. ASLO Aquatic Sciences meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Edson, E.^, E. Zettler*, L. Amaral-Zettler, A. Siuda*, R. Green^, S. Houang^, B. Kolody^ and S. Watters^, 2013. Genetic Diversity of Vibrio on Natural versus Artificial Substrates across the Sargasso Sea. BioNES meeting, Bristol, RI.

Scofield, A.^ and A. Siuda*, 2013. Biogeography of Eel Larvae in Surface and Sub-surface Waters of the Sargasso Sea. 26th International Congress for Conservation Biology, Baltimore, MD.

Siuda, A.*, J. Jensen* and C. McClennen^, 2013. Cross-training Undergraduate Scientists in Practical Conservation: Integrating Science and Policy Skills in a Problem-based Curriculum. 26th International Congress for Conservation Biology, Baltimore, MD.

Jensen, J.*, A. Siuda*, J. McDonald, C. McClennen^, L. Amaral-Zettler and E. Zettler*, 2013. SEA Semester Marine Biodiversity and Conservation: Improving Stewardship Capacities thorugh Field-based Undergraduate Education. George Wright Society Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas and Cultural Sites, Denver, CO.

Schrimpf, M. B.^, E. R. Zettler* and K. D. Hyrenbach, 2013. Designing a Seabird Observation Protocol for Sea Education Association. Pacific Seabird Group annual meeting, Portland, OR.

Duarte, A.^, E. Zettler*, L. Amaral-Zettler, and T. Mincer, 2012. Analysis of Plastics in the Sargasso Sea and Vibrio Interactions with Plastic. Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science meeting, Seattle, WA.


Other

Hu, C., B. Murch, B. B. Barnes, M. Wang, J.-P. Maréchal, J. Franks, D. Johnson, B. Lapointe, D. S. Goodwin*, J. M. Schell* and A. N. S. Siuda*, 2016. Sargassum Watch warns of incoming seaweed. EOS Earth and Space Science News 97, 10-15.

Mincer, T. J., E. R. Zettler* and L. A. Amaral-Zettler, 2016. Biofilms on plastic debris and their influence on marine nutrient cycling, productivity, and hazardous chemical mobility. In The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, Vol: Hazardous Chemicals Associated with Plastics in the Environment, eds. H. Takada and H. K. Karapanagioti. Springer.

doi: 10.1007/698_2016_12

Law, K. L.*, 2012, Afloat in the field, in Kastens, K. A., and Manduca, C. A., eds., Earth and Mind II: A Synthesis of Research on Thinking and Learning in the Geosciences: Geological Society of America Special Paper 486, 165-166.

doi: 10.1130/2012.2486(25)

Laffoley, D. d'A, H. Roe, M. Angel, J. Ardron, N. Bates, I. Boyd, S. Brooke, K. Buck, C. Carlson, B. Causey, M. Conte, S. Christiansen, J. Cleary, J. Donnelly, S. Earle, R. Edwards, K. Gjerde, S. Giovannoni, S. Gulick, M. Gollock, J. Hallett, P. Halpin, R. Hanel, A. Hemphill, R. Johnson, A. Knap, M. Lomas, S. McKenna, M. Miller, P. Miller, F. Ming, R. Moffitt, N. Nelson, L. Parson, A. Peters, J. Pitt, P. Rouja, J. Roberts, J. Roberts, D. Seigel, A. Siuda*, D. Steinberg, A. Stevenson, V. Sumaila, W. Swartz, S. Thorrold, T. Trott and V. Vats, 2011. The protection and management of the Sargasso Sea: The golden floating rainforest of the Atlantic Ocean. Summary Science and Supporting Evidence Case. Sargasso Sea Alliance, 44 pp.

The Nature Conservancy, 2007. Exploring a New Strategy for Marine Protection: An analysis of laws, policies, and practices related to private conservation of tidelands in Massachusetts. Boston, MA. 28 pp. (E. J. Bryant*, co-author)

Bryant, E. J.* and K. M. Fletcher, 2006. Exploring a new strategy for marine protection: Private conservation of tidelands in Massachusetts. Ocean and Coastal Law Journal 12.

Bower, A.^, E. Zettler* and G. Gawarkiewicz, 2004. Science under sail: Ocean science education program combines traditional vessels with state-of-the-art technology. Oceanography 17, 42-51.

doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2004.29

Corso*, W. and P. Joyce*, 1995. Applied Science Review, Oceanography. Springhouse Corporation, Springhouse, PA. 182 p.

Humphris*, S.E., 1990. The ocean as a classroom. Oceanus 33, 46-51.

Farmer*, M. W., 1982. Large-scale dispersal and recruitment of phyllosoma larvae. Eos 63, 975.


* SEA faculty and staff
^ SEA Semester alumnus