GSO Graduate Student Publications


Whittaker, K.A., Rynearson, T.A., 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


Anderson, S.R., Menden-Deuer, S., 2016. Growth, Grazing and Starvation Survival in Three Heterotrophic Dinoflagellate Species. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. doi:10.1111/jeu.12353

Canesi, K.L., Rynearson, T.A., 2016. Temporal variation of Skeletonema community composition from a long-term time series in Narragansett Bay identified using high-throughput DNA sequencing. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 556, 1–16. doi:10.3354/meps11843

Carey, S., Ballard, R., Bell, K.L.C., Bell, R.J., Connally, P., Dondin, F., Fuller, S., Gobin, J., Miloslavich, P., Phillips, B., Roman, C., Seibel, B., Siu, N., Smart, C., 2014. Cold seeps associated with a submarine debris avalanche deposit at Kick’em Jenny volcano, Grenada (Lesser Antilles). Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 93, 156–160. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2014.08.002

Cleary, A.C., Durbin, E.G., 2016. Unexpected prevalence of parasite 18S rDNA sequences in winter among Antarctic marine protists. J. Plankton Res. 38, 401–417. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbw005

Cleary, A.C., Durbin, E.G., Casas, M.C., Zhou, M., 2016. Winter distribution and size structure of Antarctic krill Euphausia superba populations in-shore along the West Antarctic Peninsula. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 552, 115–129. doi:10.3354/meps11772

Donohue, K.A., Kennelly, M.A., Cutting, A., 2016. Sea Surface Height Variability in Drake Passage. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol. 33, 669–683. doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0249.1

Dzaugis, M.E., Spivack, A.J., Dunlea, A.G., Murray, R.W., D’Hondt, S., 2016. Radiolytic Hydrogen Production in the Subseafloor Basaltic Aquifer. Front. Microbiol. 76. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.00076

Eddy, E.N., Roman, C.T., 2016. Relationship between epibenthic invertebrate species assemblages and environmental variables in Boston Harbor’s intertidal habitat. Northeastern Naturalist 23, 45–66. doi:10.1656/045.023.0104

Foppert, A., Donohue, K.A., Watts, D.R., 2016. The Polar Front in Drake Passage: A composite-mean stream-coordinate view. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans. doi:10.1002/2015JC011333

Galloway, K.C., Becker, K.P., Phillips, B., Kirby, J., Licht, S., Tchernov, D., Wood, R.J., Gruber, D.F., 2016. Soft Robotic Grippers for Biological Sampling on Deep Reefs. Soft Robotics 3, 23–33. doi:10.1089/soro.2015.0019

Gao, K., Ginis, I., 2015. On the Equilibrium-State Roll Vortices and Their Effects in the Hurricane Boundary Layer. J. Atmos. Sci. 73, 1205–1222. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-15-0089.1

Hare, J.A., Morrison, W.E., Nelson, M.W., Stachura, M.M., Teeters, E.J., Griffis, R.B., Alexander, M.A., Scott, J.D., Alade, L., Bell, R.J., Chute, A.S., Curti, K.L., Curtis, T.H., Kircheis, D., Kocik, J.F., Lucey, S.M., McCandless, C.T., Milke, L.M., Richardson, D.E., Robillard, E., Walsh, H.J., McManus, M.C., Marancik, K.E., Griswold, C.A., 2016. A Vulnerability Assessment of Fish and Invertebrates to Climate Change on the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf. PLoS ONE 11, e0146756. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146756

Kirkpatrick, J.B., Walsh, E.A., D’Hondt, S., 2016. Fossil DNA persistence and decay in marine sediment over hundred-thousand-year to million-year time scales. Geology G37933.1. doi:10.1130/G37933.1

Liu, Q., Rothstein, L.M., Luo, Y., Ullman, D.S., Codiga, D.L., 2016. Dynamics of the periphery current in Rhode Island Sound. Ocean Modelling 105, 13–24. doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.07.001

Liu, Q., Rothstein, L.M., Luo, Y., 2016. Dynamics of the Block Island Sound Estuarine Plume. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 46, 1633–1656. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-15-0099.1

Liu, Q., Rothstein, L.M., Luo, Y., 2016. A periodic freshwater patch detachment process from the block Island sound estuarine plume. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans n/a-n/a. doi:10.1002/2015JC011546

Liu, Y., Wang, S., McDonough, C.A., Khairy, M., Muir, D., Lohmann, R., 2016. Estimation of Uncertainty in Air–Water Exchange Flux and Gross Volatilization Loss of PCBs: A Case Study Based on Passive Sampling in the Lower Great Lakes. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50, 10894–10902. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b02891

McDonough, C.A., Puggioni, G., Helm, P.A., Muir, D., Lohmann, R. 2016. Spatial distribution and air-water exchange of organic flame retardants in the lower Great Lakes. Environ. Sri. & Techno. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b02496

McDonough, C.A., Helm, P.A., Muir, D., Puggioni, G., Lohmann, R., 2016. Polycyclic Musks in the Air and Water of the Lower Great Lakes: Spatial Distribution and Volatilization from Surface Waters. Environ. Sci. Technol. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b03657

McManus, M.C., Licandro, P., Coombs, S.H., 2016. Is the Russell Cycle a true cycle? Multidecadal zooplankton and climate trends in the western English Channel. ICES J Mar Sci 73, 227–238. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsv126

Phillips, B., Gruber, D., Vasan, G., Pieribone, V., Sparks, J., Roman, C., 2016. First Evidence of Bioluminescence on a “Black Smoker” Hydrothermal Chimney. Oceanography 29. doi:10.5670/oceanog.2016.27

Phillips, B.T., Gruber, D.F., Vasan, G., Roman, C.N., Pieribone, V.A., Sparks, J.S., 2016. Observations of in situ deep-sea marine bioluminescence with a high-speed, high-resolution sCMOS camera. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 111, 102–109. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2016.02.012

Reichl, B.G., Wang, D., Hara, T., Ginis, I., Kukulka, T., 2016. Langmuir Turbulence Parameterization in Tropical Cyclone Conditions. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 46, 863–886. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-15-0106.1

Reichl, B.G., Ginis, I., Hara, T., Thomas, B., Kukulka, T., Wang, D., 2016. Impact of Sea-State-Dependent Langmuir Turbulence on the Ocean Response to a Tropical Cyclone. Mon. Wea. Rev. 144, 4569–4590. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-16-0074.1

Rosburg, K.C., Donohue, K.A., Chassignet, E.P.,2016 Three-dimensional model-observation comparison in the Loop Current region. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans. doi:10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2016.05.001

Sun, C., Soltwedel, T., Bauerfeind, E., Adelman, D.A., Lohmann, R., 2016. Depth Profiles of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the North and Tropical Atlantic Ocean. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50, 6172–6179. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b05891

Vardner*, J., Loose, B., 2016 Molecular diffusion of CF3SF5 in pure water and artificial seawater. Marine Chemistry. doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2016.01.005  *summer REU student

Walsh, E.A., Kirkpatrick, J.B., Pockalny, R., Sauvage, J., Spivack, A.J., Murray, R.W., Sogin, M.L., D’Hondt, S., 2016. Relationship of bacterial richness to organic degradation rate and sediment age in subseafloor sediment. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. AEM.00809-16. doi:10.1128/AEM.00809-16

Zhang, S., Luo, Y., Rothstein, L.M., Gao, K., 2016. A numerical investigation of the interannual-to-interpentadal variability of the along-shelf transport in the Middle Atlantic Bight. Continental Shelf Research 122, 14–28. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2016.03.022


Bailey, J., Durbin, E.G., Rynearson, T., 2015 Species composition and abundance of copepods in the morphologically cryptic genus Pseudocalanus in the Bering Sea. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.04.017

Banari, A., Mauzole, Y., Hara, T., Grilli, S.T., Janßen, C.F., 2015. The simulation of turbulent particle-laden channel flow by the Lattice Boltzmann method. Int. J. Numer. Meth. Fluids. doi:10.1002/fld.4058

Brounce, M. N.  2014. A geochemical investigation of oxygen fugacity in the Marianas subduction factory. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

Brounce, M., Kelley, K.A., Cottrell, E., Reagan, M.K., 2015. Temporal evolution of mantle wedge oxygen fugacity during subduction initiation. Geology 43, 775–778. doi:10.1130/G36742.1

Burgess, R.M., Lohmann, R., Schubauer-Berigan, J.P., Reitsma, P., Perron, M.M., Lefkovitz, L., Cantwell, M.G., 2015. Application of passive sampling for measuring dissolved concentrations of organic contaminants in the water column at three marine superfund sites. Environ Toxicol Chem 34, 1720–1733. doi:10.1002/etc.2995

Byers, J.E., Malek, A.J., Quevillon, L.E., Altman, I., Keogh, C.L., 2015. Opposing selective pressures decouple pattern and process of parasitic infection over small spatial scale. Oikos doi:10.1111/oik.02088

Canesi, K., 2015. Community composition of the morphologically cryptic diatom genus Skeletonema in Narragansett Bay. Thesis – University of Rhode Island

Cleary, A.C.,  2015. Distributions and interactions in three groups of polar marine plankton. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

Cleary, A.C., Durbin, E.G., Rynearson, T.A., Bailey, J., 2015. Feeding by Pseudocalanus copepods in the Bering Sea: Trophic linkages and a potential mechanism of niche partitioning. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.04.001

Coupland, C. M., 2015. Estimating daily primary production and nighttime respiration in estuaries by an in situ carbon method. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Covellone, B.M., Savage, B., Shen, Y., 2015. Seismic wave speed structure of the Ontong Java Plateau. Earth Planet. Sci. Let. 420, 140–150. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.03.033

Dzaugis, M., Spivack, A.J., D’Hondt, S., 2015. A quantitative model of water radiolysis and chemical production rates near radionuclide-containing solids. Radiation Physics and Chemistry. doi:10.1016/j.radphyschem.2015.06.011

Fong, Michael, Investigating the infraspecific effect of cell concentration in mediating Oxyrrhis marina swimming behaviors. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Fuller S. A., 2015. Distribution of tephra from the 1650 AD submarine eruption of Kolumbo volcano, Greece. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Gao, K., Ginis, I., 2014. On the Generation of Roll Vortices due to the Inflection Point Instability of the Hurricane Boundary Layer Flow. J. Atmos. Sci. 71, 4292–4307. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-13-0362.1

Gao, Kun. 2015. Dynamics and impacts of roll vortices in the hurricane boundary layer. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

Hall, C.M.S., Droser, M.L., Gehling, J.G., Dzaugis, M.E., 2015. Paleoecology of the enigmatic Tribrachidium: New data from the Ediacaran of South Australia. Precambrian Research 269, 183–194. doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2015.08.009

Harry, C.T., 2015. Linkages between New England dolphin stranding frequency and North Atlantic oscillation variability. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Homola, K., Paul Johnson, H., Hearn, C., 2015. In situ measurements of thermal diffusivity in sediments of the methane-rich zone of Cascadia Margin, NE Pacific Ocean. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 3, 000039. doi:10.12952/journal.elementa.000039

Hou, F., Bao, X., Li, B., Liu, Q., 2015. The assessment of extactable tidal energy and the effect of tidal energy turbine deployment on the hydrodynamics in Zhoushan. Acta Oceanol. Sin. 34, 86–91. doi:10.1007/s13131-015-0671-2

Hubeny, J.B., McCarthy, F.M.G., Lewis, J., Drljepan, M., Morissette, C., King, J.W., Cantwell, M., Hudson, N.M., Crispo, M.L., 2015. The paleohydrology of Sluice Pond, NE Massachusetts, and its regional significance. J Paleolimnol 53, 271–287. doi:10.1007/s10933-015-9824-8

Inagaki, F., Hinrichs, K.-U., Kubo, Y., Bowles, M.W., Heuer, V.B., Hong, W.-L., Hoshino, T., Ijiri, A., Imachi, H., Ito, M., Kaneko, M., Lever, M.A., Lin, Y.-S., Methé, B.A., Morita, S., Morono, Y., Tanikawa, W., Bihan, M., Bowden, S.A., Elvert, M., Glombitza, C., Gross, D., Harrington, G.J., Hori, T., Li, K., Limmer, D., Liu, C.-H., Murayama, M., Ohkouchi, N., Ono, S., Park, Y.-S., Phillips, S.C., Prieto-Mollar, X., Purkey, M., Riedinger, N., Sanada, Y., Sauvage, J., Snyder, G., Susilawati, R., Takano, Y., Tasumi, E., Terada, T., Tomaru, H., Trembath-Reichert, E., Wang, D.T., Yamada, Y., 2015. Exploring deep microbial life in coal-bearing sediment down to ~2.5 km below the ocean floor. Science 349, 420–424. doi:10.1126/science.aaa6882

Kane, M., 2015. Winter vertical distributions of Antarctic krill as seen through a new stereo camera system. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Le Voyer, M., Cottrell, E., Kelley, K.A., Brounce, M., Hauri, E.H., 2015. The effect of primary versus secondary processes on the volatile content of MORB glasses: An example from the equatorial Mid-Atlantic Ridge (5°N–3°S). J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth 120, 2014JB011160. doi:10.1002/2014JB011160

Liu, Y., Wang, S., McDonough, C.A., Khairy, M., Muir, D.C.G., Helm, P.A., Lohmann, R., 2016. Gaseous and Freely-Dissolved PCBs in the Lower Great Lakes Based on Passive Sampling: Spatial Trends and Air-Water Exchange. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50, 4932–4939. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b04586

Liu, Q. 2015. Dynamics of Rhode Island coastal waters. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

Lynch-Stieglitz, J., Polissar, P.J., Jacobel, A.W., Hovan, S.A., Pockalny, R.A., Lyle, M., Murray, R.W., Ravelo, A.C., Bova, S.C., Dunlea, A.G., Ford, H.L., Hertzberg, J.E., Wertman, C.A., Maloney, A.E., Shackford, J.K., Wejnert, K., Xie, R.C., 2015. Glacial-interglacial changes in central tropical Pacific surface seawater property gradients. Paleoceanography 30, 2014PA002746. doi:10.1002/2014PA002746

Mackinson, B.L., Moran, S.B., Lomas, M.W., Stewart, G.M., Kelly, R.P., 2015. Estimates of micro-, nano-, and picoplankton contributions to particle export in the northeast Pacific. Biogeosciences 12, 3429–3446. doi:10.5194/bg-12-3429-2015

Malek, Anna J.  2015. An investigation of the fisheries ecosystem dynamics in Rhode Island’s nearshore waters. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

McFarland, M.N., Rines, J., Sullivan, J., Donaghay, P., 2015. Impact of phytoplankton size and physiology on particulate optical properties determined with scanning flow cytometry. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 531, 43–61. doi:10.3354/meps11325

Markham, E. 2015. Emerging persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the western South Atlantic and Antarctic biota. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Morison, F., Menden-Deuer, S., 2015. Early spring phytoplankton dynamics in the subpolar North Atlantic: The influence of protistan herbivory. Limnol. Oceanogr. doi:10.1002/lno.10099

Oczkowski, A., Thornber, C.S., Markham, E.E., Rossi, R., Ziegler, A., Rinehart, S., 2015. Testing sample stability using four storage methods and the macroalgae Ulva and Gracilaria. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods 13, 9–14. doi:10.1002/lom3.10002

Oviatt, C., Smith, L., McManus, M.C., Hyde, K., 2015. Decadal Patterns of Westerly Winds, Temperatures, Ocean Gyre Circulations and Fish Abundance: A Review. Climate 3, 833–857. doi:10.3390/cli3040833

Ruge, Z., Muir, D., Helm, P., Lohmann, R., 2015. Concentrations, Trends, and Air–Water Exchange of PAHs and PBDEs Derived from Passive Samplers in Lake Superior in 2011. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49, 13777–13786. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b02611

Treadaway, V. 2015. Measurement of formic and acetic acid in air by chemical ionization mass spectroscopy : airborne method development. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Turner, C. 2015. Verification of pH fluctuations in Narragansett Bay. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Walsh, E.A., Smith, D.C., Sogin, M.L., D’Hondt, S., 2015. FEATURE ARTICLE Bacterial and archaeal biogeography of the deep chlorophyll maximum in the South Pacific Gyre. Aquat Microb Ecol 75, 1–13. doi:10.3354/ame01746

Walsh, E.A., Kirkpatrick, J.B., Rutherford, S.D., Smith, D.C., Sogin, M., D’Hondt, S., 2015. Bacterial diversity and community composition from seasurface to subseafloor. ISME J. doi:10.1038/ismej.2015.175

Zhang, L., Thibodeaux, L., Jones, L., Lohmann, R., 2015. Simulation of Observed PCBs and Pesticides in the Water Column during the North Atlantic Bloom Experiment. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49, 13760–13767. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b00223


Balt, C. 2014. Subestuarine circulation and dispersion in Narragansett Bay. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

Baumann, M.S., Moran, S.B., Lomas, M.W., Kelly, R.P., Bell, D.W., Krause, J.W., 2014. Diatom control of the autotrophic community and particle export in the eastern Bering Sea during the recent cold years (2008–2010). Journal of Marine Research 72, 405–444. doi:10.1357/002224014815540679

Blackstock, S. 2014. Ecological benefits of the Marine Stewardship Council ecolabel : a global analysis. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Brounce, M.N., Kelley, K.A., Cottrell, E., 2014. Variations in Fe3+/∑Fe of Mariana Arc Basalts and Mantle Wedge fO2. J. Petrology 55, 2513–2536. doi:10.1093/petrology/egu065

Bueti, Michael R.  2014. Impact of tropical cyclones on ocean heat content and transport. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

Bueti, M.R., Ginis, I., Rothstein, L.M., Griffies, S.M., 2014. Tropical Cyclone–Induced Thermocline Warming and Its Regional and Global Impacts. J. Climate 27, 6978–6999. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00152.1

Buckingham, C.E., Cornillon, P.C., Schloesser, F., Obenour, K.M., 2014. Global observations of quasi-zonal bands in microwave sea surface temperature. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans 119, 4840–4866. doi:10.1002/2014JC010088

Covellone, B. M.  2014. Investigation into 3D earth structure and sources using full seismic waveforms. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

Cross, J.N., Mathis, J.T., Lomas, M.W., Moran, S.B., Baumann, M.S., Shull, D.H., Mordy, C.W., Ostendorf, M.L., Bates, N.R., Stabeno, P.J., Grebmeier, J.M., 2014. Integrated assessment of the carbon budget in the southeastern Bering Sea. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Understanding Ecosystem Processes in the Eastern Bering Sea III 109, 112–124. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.03.003

Decuollo, S., 2014. The Effect of Temperature on the Magnitude of Microzooplankton Grazing in Narragansett Bay: Separating the Effects of Community Composition and Temperature on Grazing Rates. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Droser, M.L., Gehling, J.G., Dzaugis, M.E., Kennedy, M.J., Rice, D., Allen, M.F., 2014. A New Ediacaran Fossil with a Novel Sediment Displacive Life Habit. Journal of Paleontology 88, 145–151. doi:10.1666/12-158

Fields, L., Nixon, S.W., Oviatt, C., Fulweiler, R.W., 2014. Benthic metabolism and nutrient regeneration in hydrographically different regions on the inner continental shelf of Southern New England. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 148, 14–26. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2014.06.007

Flinders, A.F., Ito, G., Garcia, M.O., Sinton, J.M., Kauahikaua, J., Taylor, B., 2013. Intrusive dike complexes, cumulate cores, and the extrusive growth of Hawaiian volcanoes. Geophys. Res. Lett. 40, 3367–3373. doi:10.1002/grl.50633
Gao, K., Ginis, I., 2014. On the Generation of Roll Vortices due to the Inflection Point Instability of the Hurricane Boundary Layer Flow. J. Atmos. Sci. 71, 4292–4307. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-13-0362.1

Huang, Y. 2014. The NO3-/-O2 respiration ratio of the deep sedimentary biosphere in the Pacific gyres. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Hughes, C. J. 2014. Air-sea momentum flux in a coupled ocean-wave model and its impact on the ocean response to a hurricane. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Jones, J.M., Thayre, B.J., Roth, E.H., Mahoney, M., Sia, I., Merculief, K., Jackson, C., Zeller, C., Clare, M., Bacon, A., Weaver, S., Gentes, Z., Small, R.J., Stirling, I., Wiggins, S.M., Hildebrand, J.A., 2014. Ringed, Bearded, and Ribbon Seal Vocalizations North of Barrow, Alaska: Seasonal Presence and Relationship with Sea Ice. ARCTIC 67, 203–222. doi:10.14430/arctic4388

Kang, M. 2014. Multi-species interactions in fish populations on the northwest Atlantic coastal shelf. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Killea, L. 2014. Microbial community composition of marine biofilms in a northern temperate estuary. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

LaFrance, M., King, J.W., Oakley, B.A., Pratt, S., 2014. A comparison of top-down and bottom-up approaches to benthic habitat mapping to inform offshore wind energy development. Continental Shelf Research, Geoscience and Habitat Mapping for Marine Renewable Energy 83, 24–44. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2014.04.007

Logan, L. A. 2014. Performance analysis of an underwater wire flying profiling vehicle. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Lohmann, R., Klanova, J., Kukucka, P., Yonis, S., Bollinger, K., 2013. Concentrations, Fluxes, and Residence Time of PBDEs Across the Tropical Atlantic Ocean. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47, 13967–13975. doi:10.1021/es403494b

Lovely, A. 2014. The effects of sea ice on gas transfer velocities and gas partitioning between water and sea ice. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

MacDougall, J.G., Kincaid, C., Szwaja, S., Fischer, K.M., 2014. The impact of slab dip variations, gaps and rollback on mantle wedge flow: insights from fluids experiments. Geophys. J. Int. ggu053. doi:10.1093/gji/ggu053

Mackinson, B. L.  2014. Estimates of micro-, nano-, and picoplankton contributions to particle export in the northeast Pacific. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Malek, A.J., Collie, J.S., Gartland, J., 2014. Fine-scale spatial patterns in the demersal fish and invertebrate community in a northwest Atlantic ecosystem. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 147, 1–10. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2014.05.028

Mauzole, Yacker L. 2014. Sea spray impact on momentum exchanges at the air-sea interface during high wind conditions. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

McDonough, C.A., Khairy, M.A., Muir, D.C.G., Lohmann, R., 2014. Significance of Population Centers As Sources of Gaseous and Dissolved PAHs in the Lower Great Lakes. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48, 7789–7797. doi:10.1021/es501074r

McFarland, Malcolm Neil  2014. Impact of phytoplankton community structure and function on marine particulate optical properties. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

McManus, M.C., Oviatt, C.A., Giblin, A.E., Tucker, J., Turner, J.T., 2014. The Western Maine Coastal Current reduces primary production rates, zooplankton abundance and benthic nutrient fluxes in Massachusetts Bay. ICES Journal of Marine Science 71, 1158–1169. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fst195

Moran, S.B., Stachelhaus, S.L., Kelly, R.P., Brush, M.J., 2013. Submarine Groundwater Discharge as a Source of Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen and Phosphorus to Coastal Ponds of Southern Rhode Island. Estuaries and Coasts 37, 104–118. doi:10.1007/s12237-013-9663-7

Morison, Françoise. 2014. Early spring phytoplankton dynamics in the subpolar North Atlantic : the influence of heterotrophic-protist herbivory. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Morissette, Cameron E.  2014. Paleoenvironmental and paleolandscape reconstructions of Greenwich Bay Region, RI. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Murray, K.T., Orphanides, C.D., 2013. Estimating the risk of loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta bycatch in the US mid-Atlantic using fishery-independent and -dependent data. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 477, 259–270. doi:10.3354/meps10173

Nixon, S.W., Oczkowski, A.J., Pilson, M.E.Q., Fields, L., Oviatt, C.A., Hunt, C.W., 2014. On the Response of pH to Inorganic Nutrient Enrichment in Well-Mixed Coastal Marine Waters. Estuaries and Coasts 38, 232–241. doi:10.1007/s12237-014-9805-6

Pohl, K., Cantwell, M., Herckes, P., Lohmann, R., 2014. Black carbon concentrations and sources in the marine boundary layer of the tropical Atlantic Ocean using four methodologies. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 14, 7431–7443. doi:10.5194/acp-14-7431-2014

Pohl, Kari Ann. 2014. Black carbon concentrations, sources, and fluxes in the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

Rabe, T.J., Kukulka, T., Ginis, I., Hara, T., Reichl, B.G., D’Asaro, E.A., Harcourt, R.R., Sullivan, P.P., 2014. Langmuir Turbulence under Hurricane Gustav (2008). J. Phys. Oceanogr. 45, 657–677. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-14-0030.1

Reichl, B.G., Hara, T., Ginis, I., 2014. Sea state dependence of the wind stress over the ocean under hurricane winds. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans 119, 30–51. doi:10.1002/2013JC009289

Sauvage, J., Spivack, A.J., Murray, R.W., D’Hondt, S., 2014. Determination of in situ dissolved inorganic carbon concentration and alkalinity for marine sedimentary porewater. Chemical Geology 387, 66–73. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.06.010

Schmidt, Courtney Elizabeth.  2014. Investigation of nitrogen cycling using stable nitrogen and oxygen isotopes in Narragansett Bay, RI. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

Taylor, D.L., Kutil, N.J., Malek, A.J., Collie, J.S., 2014. Mercury bioaccumulation in cartilaginous fishes from Southern New England coastal waters: Contamination from a trophic ecology and human health perspective. Marine Environmental Research 99, 20–33. doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.05.009

Walsh, Emily Ann  2014. Microbial diversity and connectivity within and between oceanic and marine sedimentary communities. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

Wertman, C.A., Yablonsky, R.M., Shen, Y., Merrill, J., Kincaid, C.R., Pockalny, R.A., 2014. Mesoscale convective system surface pressure anomalies responsible for meteotsunamis along the U.S. East Coast on June 13th, 2013. Sci. Rep. 4. doi:10.1038/srep07143

Whittaker, Kerry A.  2014. Biogeography and nested patterns of genetic diversity in the diatom Thalassiosira rotula. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

Worst, J.S., Donohue, K.A., Rossby, T., 2014. A Comparison of Vessel-Mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler and Satellite Altimeter Estimates of Sea Surface Height and Transports between New Jersey and Bermuda along the CMV Oleander Route. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol. 31, 1422–1433. doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00122.1

Zhu, Liwei. 2014. Identification of secondary metabolite gene clusters of bacteria from South Pacific Gyre subseafloor sediment. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.


Ashmankas, Cristin E.  2013. A history of sea ice in the Cenozoic Arctic Ocean. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Baumann, Matthew S.  2013. Seasonal particle and carbon dynamics in the eastern Bering Sea. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

Baumann, M.S., Moran, S.B., Kelly, R.P., Lomas, M.W., Shull, D.H., 2013. 234Th balance and implications for seasonal particle retention in the eastern Bering Sea. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Understanding Ecosystem Processes in the Eastern Bering Sea II 94, 7–21. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.03.008

Baumann, M.S., Moran, S.B., Lomas, M.W., Kelly, R.P., Bell, D.W., 2013. Seasonal decoupling of particulate organic carbon export and net primary production in relation to sea-ice at the shelf break of the eastern Bering Sea: Implications for off-shelf carbon export. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans 118, 5504–5522. doi:10.1002/jgrc.20366

Bishop, S.P., Watts, D.R., Donohue, K.A., 2013. Divergent Eddy Heat Fluxes in the Kuroshio Extension at 144°–148°E. Part I: Mean Structure. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 43, 1533–1550. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-12-0221.1

Boyd, P.W., Rynearson, T.A., Armstrong, E.A., Fu, F., Hayashi, K., Hu, Z., Hutchins, D.A., Kudela, R.M., Litchman, E., Mulholland, M.R., Passow, U., Strzepek, R.F., Whittaker, K.A., Yu, E., Thomas, M.K., 2013. Marine Phytoplankton Temperature versus Growth Responses from Polar to Tropical Waters – Outcome of a Scientific Community-Wide Study. PLoS One 8. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063091

Buckingham, C.E., Cornillon, P.C., 2013. The contribution of eddies to striations in absolute dynamic topography. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans 118, 448–461. doi:10.1029/2012JC008231

Buckingham, C.E. 2013. Ubiquitous zonal bands in subtropical oceans observed from space. Dissertation PhD – University of Rhode Island.

Eddy, Elizabeth N.  2013. Characterizing the benthic invertebrate communities of the mixed-coarse intertidal habitat in Boston Harbor. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Harvey, Elizabeth L., 2013. The impact of predator-prey relationships on the formation of harmful algal blooms in Heterosigma akashiwo. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

Harvey, E.L., Jeong, H.J., Menden-Deuer, S., 2013. Avoidance and attraction: Chemical cues influence predator-prey interactions of planktonic protists. Limnol. Oceanogr. 58, 1176–1184. doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.4.1176

Hartwell, Anne M.  2013. A reconstruction of d15N of deep ocean nitrate in the past using pore fluid. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Heffner, Leanna. 2013. Responses of nitrogen cycling to nutrient enrichment in New England salt marshes over an annual cycle. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

Henderson, M. Elisabeth.  2013. Impacts of changing inshore water temperatures on phenology and thermal preferences of fish species. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Kaufman, Melissa R. S.  2013. Evaluating ocean model resolution and initialization under hurricane conditions. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Kelly, Joshua. 2013. 1891 AD submarine eruptive processes and geochemical studies of floating scoria at Foerstner volcano, Pantelleria. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Kim, Hyewon. 2013. Future-pCO2 Conditions alter the Movement Behaviors of the Toxic Raphidophyte Heterosigma akashiwo: Implications for Harmful Algal Bloom Formation in an Acidifying Ocean. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Kim, H., Menden-Deuer, S., 2013. Reliability of rapid, semi-automated assessment of plankton abundance, biomass, and growth rate estimates: Coulter Counter versus light microscope measurements. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 11, 382–393. doi:10.4319/lom.2013.11.382

Kim, H., Spivack, A.J., Menden-Deuer, S., 2013. pH alters the swimming behaviors of the raphidophyte Heterosigma akashiwo: Implications for bloom formation in an acidified ocean. Harmful Algae 26, 1–11. doi:10.1016/j.hal.2013.03.004

Knorr, Kelly J. 2013. Distribution, variability, and trends in wind characteristics in New England coastal areas. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Lengyel, Nicole L.  2013. Characterizing the spread and impacts of the invasive colonial tunicate Didemnum vexillum on Georges Bank. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Lohmann, R., Klanova, J., Pribylova, P., Liskova, H., Yonis, S., Bollinger, K., 2013. PAHs on a West-to-East Transect Across the Tropical Atlantic Ocean. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47, 2570–2578. doi:10.1021/es304764e

Lohmann, R., Klanova, J., Kukucka, P., Yonis, S., Bollinger, K., 2013. Concentrations, Fluxes, and Residence Time of PBDEs Across the Tropical Atlantic Ocean. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47, 13967–13975. doi:10.1021/es403494b

Luo, Y., Rothstein, L., Liu, Q., Zhang, S., 2013. Climatic variability of the circulation in the Rhode Island Sound: A modeling study. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans 118, 4072–4091. doi:10.1002/jgrc.20285

Lyle, Marion Lynn. 2013. Geochemical constraints on mantle sources and melting conditions in Pacific back-arc basins. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

Obenour, Kelsey Marie. 2013. Temporal trends in global sea surface temperature fronts. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Nie, J., Jackson, M., King, J., Fang, X., 2013. Characterizing the superparamagnetic grain distribution of Chinese red-clay sequences by thermal fluctuation tomography. Global and Planetary Change, Magnetic iron minerals in sediments and their relation to geologic processes, climate, and the geomagnetic field 110, Part C, 364–367. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2013.04.012

Moran, S.B., Stachelhaus, S.L., Kelly, R.P., Brush, M.J., 2013. Submarine Groundwater Discharge as a Source of Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen and Phosphorus to Coastal Ponds of Southern Rhode Island. Estuaries and Coasts 37, 104–118. doi:10.1007/s12237-013-9663-7
Orphanides, C.D., Palka, D.L., 2013. REVIEW Analysis of harbor porpoise gillnet bycatch, compliance, and enforcement trends in the US northwestern Atlantic, January 1999 to May 2010. Endang Species Res 20, 251–269. doi:10.3354/esr00499

Reitsma, P.J., Adelman, D., Lohmann, R., 2013. Challenges of Using Polyethylene Passive Samplers to Determine Dissolved Concentrations of Parent and Alkylated PAHs under Cold and Saline Conditions. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47, 10429–10437. doi:10.1021/es402528q

Ruge, Zoe. 2013. Air-water exchange and trends of persistent bioaccumulative toxics (PBTs) across Lake Superior. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Sauvage, Justine. 2013. Determination of in-situ dissolved inorganic carbon and alkalinity in marine sedimentary interstitial water. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Schmidt, C.E., Heikes, B.G., 2013. Aqueous Carbon Monoxide Cycling in a Fjord-Like Estuary. Estuaries and Coasts 37, 751–762. doi:10.1007/s12237-013-9722-0

Strom, S.L., Harvey, E.L., Fredrickson, K.A., Menden-Deuer, S., 2013. Broad Salinity Tolerance as a Refuge from Predation in the Harmful Raphidophyte Alga Heterosigma akashiwo (Raphidophyceae). J. Phycol. 49, 20–31. doi:10.1111/jpy.12013

Williams, Rebecca. 2013. Trophic ecology of oxygen minimum zone zooplankton revealed by carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

Zhang, L., Dickhut, R., DeMaster, D., Pohl, K., Lohmann, R., 2013. Organochlorine Pollutants in Western Antarctic Peninsula Sediments and Benthic Deposit Feeders. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47, 5643–5651. doi:10.1021/es303553h


Alexander, H., Jenkins, B.D., Rynearson, T.A., Saito, M.A., Mercier, M.L., Dyhrman, S.T., 2012. Identifying reference genes with stable expression from high throughput sequence data. Front Microbiol 3. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2012.00385

Bailey, Jennifer. 2012. Pseudocalanus copepods in the Bering Sea : species identification, intraspecific diversity and biogeography. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Bell, R.J., Collie, J.S., Jamu, D., Banda, M., 2012. Changes in the biomass of chambo in the southeast arm of Lake Malawi: A stock assessment of Oreochromis spp. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38, 720–729. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2012.09.022

Bishop, Stuart P. 2012. The role of eddy fluxes in the Kuroshio extension at 144° – 148° E. Thesis PhD–University of Rhode Island.

Bishop, S.P., Watts, D.R., Park, J.-H., Hogg, N.G., 2012. Evidence of Bottom-Trapped Currents in the Kuroshio Extension Region. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 42, 321–328. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-11-0144.1

Brounce, M., Feineman, M., LaFemina, P., Gurenko, A., 2012. Insights into crustal assimilation by Icelandic basalts from boron isotopes in melt inclusions from the 1783–1784 Lakagígar eruption. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 94, 164–180. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2012.07.002

Dyhrman, S.T., Jenkins, B.D., Rynearson, T.A., Saito, M.A., Mercier, M.L., Alexander, H., Whitney, L.P., Drzewianowski, A., Bulygin, V.V., Bertrand, E.M., Wu, Z., Benitez-Nelson, C., Heithoff, A., 2012. The Transcriptome and Proteome of the Diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana Reveal a Diverse Phosphorus Stress Response. PLoS ONE 7, e33768. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033768

Cleary, A.C., Durbin, E.G., Rynearson, T.A., 2012. Krill feeding on sediment in the Gulf of Maine (North Atlantic). Mar Ecol Prog Ser 455, 157–172. doi:10.3354/meps09632

Cox, A.M., Gomez-Chiarri, M., 2012. Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Rhode Island Coastal Ponds and the Estuarine Environment of Narragansett Bay. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78, 2996–2999. doi:10.1128/AEM.07519-11

Corman, S.S., Roman, C.T., King, J.W., Appleby, P.G., 2012. Salt Marsh Mosquito-Control Ditches: Sedimentation, Landscape Change, and Restoration Implications. Journal of Coastal Research 874–880. doi:10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-11-00012.1

Covellone, B.M., Savage, B., 2012. A Quantitative Comparison between 1D and 3D Source Inversion Methodologies: Application to the Middle East. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 102, 2189–2199. doi:10.1785/0120110278

Friedman, C.L., Cantwell, M.G., Lohmann, R., 2012. Passive sampling provides evidence for Newark Bay as a source of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans to the New York/New Jersey, USA, atmosphere. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31, 253–261. doi:10.1002/etc.742

Heiss, E.M., Fields, L., Fulweiler, R.W., 2012. Directly measured net denitrification rates in offshore New England sediments. Continental Shelf Research 45, 78–86. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2012.06.002

Harvey, E.L., Menden-Deuer, S., 2012. Predator-Induced Fleeing Behaviors in Phytoplankton: A New Mechanism for Harmful Algal Bloom Formation? PLoS ONE 7, e46438. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046438

Lawrence, C., Menden-Deuer, S., 2012. Drivers of protistan grazing pressure: seasonal signals of plankton community composition and environmental conditions. Marine Ecology Progress Series 459, 39–52. doi:10.3354/meps09771

Lohmann, R., Klanova, J., Kukucka, P., Yonis, S., Bollinger, K., 2012. PCBs and OCPs on a East-to-West Transect: The Importance of Major Currents and Net Volatilization for PCBs in the Atlantic Ocean. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46, 10471–10479. doi:10.1021/es203459e

Lytle, M.L., Kelley, K.A., Hauri, E.H., Gill, J.B., Papia, D., Arculus, R.J., 2012. Tracing mantle sources and Samoan influence in the northwestern Lau back-arc basin. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 13, Q10019. doi:10.1029/2012GC004233

McManus, M. Conor, 2012. Coastal current effects on primary production rates and implications for ecosystem dynamics in Massachusetts Bay. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Ohara, Y., Reagan, M.K., Fujikura, K., Watanabe, H., Michibayashi, K., Ishii, T., Stern, R.J., Pujana, I., Martinez, F., Girard, G., Ribeiro, J., Brounce, M., Komori, N., Kino, M., 2012. A serpentinite-hosted ecosystem in the Southern Mariana Forearc. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 109, 2831–2835. doi:10.1073/pnas.1112005109

Piecuch, C.G., Rynearson, T.A., 2012. Quantifying Dispersal and Connectivity of Surface Waters Using Observational Lagrangian Measurements. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol. 29, 1127–1138. doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00172.1

Sacks, V.P., Lohmann, R., 2012. Freely dissolved PBDEs in water and porewater of an urban estuary. Environmental Pollution 162, 287–293. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2011.11.028

Sheldon, Dane P. H. 2012. Stratigraphy of a proposed wind farm site southeast of Block Island : utilization of borehole samples, downhole logging, and seismic profiles. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Smith, L.M., Silver, C.M., Oviatt, C.A., 2012. Quantifying variation in water column photosynthetic quotient with changing field conditions in Narragansett Bay, RI, USA. J. Plankton Res. 34, 437–442. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbs011

Stachelhaus, S.L., Moran, S.B., 2012. A simple differential diffusion model to account for the discrepancy between 223Ra- and 224Ra-based eddy diffusivities. J. Geophys. Res. 117, C03004. doi:10.1029/2011JC007500

Stachelhaus, S.L., Moran, S.B., Kelly, R.P., 2012. An evaluation of the efficacy of radium isotopes as tracers of submarine groundwater discharge to southern Rhode Island’s coastal ponds. Marine Chemistry 130–131, 49–61. doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2012.01.001

Stachelhaus, S.L., Moran, S.B., Ullman, D.S., Kelly, R.P., 2012. Cross-shelf mixing and mid-shelf front dynamics in the Mid-Atlantic Bight evaluated using the radium quartet. Journal of Marine Research 70, 141–172. doi:10.1357/002224012800502426

Vinhateiro, N., Sullivan, K.A., McNally, C.G., 2012. Training for the Next Generation of Coastal Management Practitioners. Journal of Coastal Research 1297–1302. doi:10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-11-00178.1

Whittaker, K.A., Rignanese, D.R., Olson, R.J., Rynearson, T.A., 2012. Molecular subdivision of the marine diatom Thalassiosira rotula in relation to geographic distribution, genome size, and physiology. BMC Evol Biol 12, 209. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-209

Yonis, Shifra R.  2012. Vertical profiles of PAH concentrations in Narragansett Bay using passive samplers. Thesis MS–University of Rhode Island.

Zhang, L., Bidleman, T., Perry, M.J., Lohmann, R., 2012. Fate of Chiral and Achiral Organochlorine Pesticides in the North Atlantic Bloom Experiment. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46, 8106–8114. doi:10.1021/es3009248


Brennan, M.L., Ballard, R.D., Bell, K.L.C., Piechota, D., 2011. Archaeological oceanography and environmental characterization of shipwrecks in the Black Sea. Geological Society of America Special Papers 473, 179–188. doi:10.1130/2011.2473(11)

DiMilla, P.A., Nixon, S.W., Oczkowski, A.J., Altabet, M.A., McKinney, R.A., 2011. Some challenges of an “upside down” nitrogen budget – Science and management in Greenwich Bay, RI (USA). Marine Pollution Bulletin 62, 672–680. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.01.031

Druken, K.A., Kincaid, C., Griffiths, R.W., 2013. Directions of seismic anisotropy in laboratory models of mantle plumes. Geophys. Res. Lett. 40, 3544–3549. doi:10.1002/grl.50671

Graff, J.R., Rynearson, T.A., 2011. Extraction method influences the recovery of phytoplankton pigments from natural assemblages. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods 9, 129–139. doi:10.4319/lom.2011.9.129

Horn, M.G., Beucher, C.P., Robinson, R.S., Brzezinski, M.A., 2011. Southern Ocean nitrogen and silicon dynamics during the last deglaciation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 310, 334–339. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.08.016

Horn, M.G., Robinson, R.S., Rynearson, T.A., Sigman, D.M., 2011. Nitrogen isotopic relationship between diatom-bound and bulk organic matter of cultured polar diatoms. Paleoceanography 26, PA3208. doi:10.1029/2010PA002080

Li, Q., Farmer, D.M., 2011. The Generation and Evolution of Nonlinear Internal Waves in the Deep Basin of the South China Sea. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 41, 1345–1363. doi:10.1175/2011JPO4587.1

Sacks, V.P., Lohmann, R., 2011. Development and Use of Polyethylene Passive Samplers To Detect Triclosans and Alkylphenols in an Urban Estuary. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45, 2270–2277. doi:10.1021/es1040865

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