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"Marine Biodiversity" Papers and Publications


Whittaker, K.*, A. Siuda*, J. Schell* and D. Goodwin*, 2018. Molecular divergence of holopelagic Sargassum species using extensive field samples from the tropical and subtropical Atlantic. 71st Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference, San Andres, Colombia.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Sargassum, Presentations


Brady, E., B. Gagnon, S. Waller and K. Wells, 2018. Examining inter- and intraspecific diversity among Sargassum-associated mobile fauna. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-279, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, The Sargassum community, Selected student research


Gill, G., M. Martinez, G. Nahansen and A. Sanders, 2018. Fingerprinting the microbial community biodiversity of the Sargasso Sea. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-279, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Microbial communities, Selected student research


Carter, C., A. Merkle-Raymond and K. Ouellette, 2018. Genetic assessment of A. latecarinata 16s gene reveals population divergence that may act as a tracer for Sargassum movement. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-279, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, The Sargassum community, Selected student research


Anderson, A., D. Hanelin and J. Renee, 2018. Analysis of Sargassum distribution and phylogenetic diversity in the North Atlantic. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-279, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Sargassum, Selected student research


Whittaker, K.* and C. Young, 2018. Status review report for the Taiwanese humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis taiwanensis). Final report to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Protected Resources. 45 pp.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Other


Crane, L., 2018. Dispersion and vertical migration patterns in Caribbean spiny lobster (Panilurus argus). Unpublished student research paper, Class C-277, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Spiny lobster larvae (Phyllosoma), Selected student research


Burdorf, R., S. Cellan, M. Malpani and M. Schultz, 2017. Examining hydroid diversity and ecology in the western North Atlantic. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-273, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, The Sargassum community, Selected student research


Lichak, M., R. Pierce, S. Speroff and V. Van Deusen, 2017. Biodiversity and trophic interactions of Sargassum mobile fauna and population genetics of slender Sargassum shrimp. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-273, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, The Sargassum community, Selected student research


Brodmerkel, A., K. Leazer, J. Pedraza and P. Petit, 2017. North Atlantic Sargassum: an assessment of health and molecular phytogenetics. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-273, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Sargassum, Selected student research


Glasenapp, M., A. Leahy, M. Spychala and Y. Wang, 2017. Family biodiversity of leptocephali and genetic analysis of Ariosoma balearicum in the Sargasso Sea. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-273, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Eel larvae (Leptocephali), Selected student research


Whittaker, K.* and T. Rynearson, 2017. Evidence for environmental and ecological selection in a microbe with no geographic limits to gene flow. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 114, 2651-2656. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1612346114

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Microbial communities, Peer-reviewed publications


Amaral-Zettler, L., N. Dragone^, J. Schell*, B. Slikas, L. Murphy, C. Morrall and E. Zettler*, 2017. Comparative mitochondrial and chloroplast genomics of a genetically distinct form of Sargassum contributing to recent 'Golden Tides' in the Western Atlantic. Ecol. Evol. 7, 516-525. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2630

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Sargassum, Peer-reviewed publications


Siuda, A.^, D. Goodwin*, J. Schell*, E. Alley^, D. Bloch^, S. Canning^, W. Hutcheson^, A. Hunter^, K. McKeegan^, K. Peterson^, R. Peterson-Rockney^, K. Running^, L. Cooney and A. Govindarajan, 2016. Genetic variation among morphological forms of pelagic Sargassum and associated hydroids. 69th Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference, Grand Cayman.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, The Sargassum community, Presentations


Bloch, D., S. Canning, K. McKeegan and R. Petersen-Rockney, 2016. Hydroid diversity and Aglaophenia latecarinata population connectivity across Sargassum forms in the North Atlantic. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-266, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, The Sargassum community, Selected student research


Corso, A., I. DuMond, A. Duncan and N. Wilcox, 2016. Biodiversity of Sargassum mobile fauna with a focus on Litiopa melanostoma. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-266, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, The Sargassum community, Selected student research


Barhite, K., M. Carr, M. Hein, P. Silva and A. Wallin, 2016. Looking at leptocephali: investigating eel biodiversity and phylogenetic relationships of Ariosoma balearicum in the Sargasso Sea. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-266, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Eel larvae (Leptocephali), Selected student research


Freund, W., T. Hallowell, K. Mermel and E. Walton, 2016. Panulirus argus diversity in the Sargasso Sea: connecting the Caribbean to Bermuda. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-266, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Spiny lobster larvae (Phyllosoma), Selected student research


Alley, E., A. Hunter, W. Hutcheson, K. Petersen and K. Running, 2016. Molecular phylogeny of pelagic Sargassum. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-266, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Sargassum, Selected student research


Keefe M.^, J. Andras and A. Siuda*, 2016. Population connectivity of slender Sargassum shrimp populations in the northwest Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. Benthic Ecology Meeting, Portland, ME.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, The Sargassum community, Presentations


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.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Sargassum, Selected student research


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.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Microbial communities, Selected student research


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.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Spiny lobster larvae (Phyllosoma), Selected student research


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.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Eel larvae (Leptocephali), Selected student research


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.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Spiny lobster larvae (Phyllosoma), Presentations


Nieves, M.^ and A. Siuda*, 2015. Factors that influence the composition of the resident macrofauna community of free-floating Sargassum. ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Granada, Spain.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, The Sargassum community, Presentations


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.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Eel larvae (Leptocephali), Presentations


Schmidt, V. , J. Reveillaud, E. Zettler*, T. Mincer, L. Murphy and L. Amaral-Zettler, 2014. Oligotyping reveals community level habitat selection within the genus Vibrio. Front. Microbiol. 5, 563. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00563

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Microbial communities, Peer-reviewed publications


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

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, The Sargassum community, Peer-reviewed publications


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.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Microbial communities, Selected student research


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.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, The Sargassum community, Presentations


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.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Spiny lobster larvae (Phyllosoma), Presentations


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.

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Microbial communities, Presentations


McCliment, E., C. Nelson, C. Carlson, A. Alldredge, J. Witting* and L. 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

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Microbial communities, Peer-reviewed publications


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

Research themes and publication type: Marine Biodiversity, Spiny lobster larvae (Phyllosoma), Other


* SEA faculty and staff
^ SEA Semester alumnus