MEES News, November 2012

Student News:

Rebecca Lazarus, doctoral candidate working with Drs. Mary Ann Ottinger and Barnett Rattner, received the best poster award at the 2012 MEES Colloquium.  Her poster entitled “Contaminant exposure and potential effects to osprey nesting (Pandion haliaetus) in Chesapeake Bay regions of concern” received consistently high praise from all judges.

Recent Publications:

Karen M. Eisenreich, Karen M. Dean, Mary Ann Ottinger, Christopher L. Rowe (2012) Comparative effects of in ovo exposure to sodium perchlorate on development, growth, metabolism, and thyroid function in the common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) and red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 156: 166-170.

Fertig, B., Kennish, M.J., and Sakowicz, G.P. In Press. Changing eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) characteristics in a highly eutrophic temperate coastal lagoon. Aquatic Botany. (2012).

Fertig, B., O'Neil, J.M., Beckert, K.A., Cain, C.J., Needham, D.M., Carruthers, T.J.B., Dennison, W.C. In Press. Elucidating terrestrial nutrient sources to a coastal lagoon, Chincoteague Bay, Maryland, USA. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. (2012).

Gao, Y., Cornwell, J. C., Stoecker, D. K., & Owens, M. S. (2012). Effects of cyanobacterial-driven pH increases on sediment nutrient fluxes and coupled nitrification-denitrification in a shallow fresh water estuary. Biogeosciences, 9(7), 2697–2710.

Jia, P. and M. Li. 2012. Dynamics of wind-driven circulation in a shallow lagoon with strong horizontal density gradient. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans. 117, C05013, doi:10.1029/2011JC007475.

Li, Y. and M. Li. 2012. Wind-driven lateral circulation in a stratified estuary and its effects on the along-channel flow. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans. 117, C09005, doi:10.1029/2011JC007829. 

C. Lozano, E. D. Houde, R. L. Wingate, D. H. Secor. 2012. Age, growth and hatch dates of ingressing larvae and surviving juveniles of Atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus. Journal of Fish Biology 81: 1665-1685. 

Newcomer, T. A., Kaushal, S. S., Mayer, P. M., Shields, A. R., Canuel, E. A., Groffman, P. M., and A. J. Gold (2012), Influence of natural and novel organic carbon sources on denitrification in forested, degraded-urban, and restored streams, Ecological Monographs, doi: 10.1890/12-0458.1.

Pitula JS, Dyson WD, Bakht HB, Njoku I, and Chen F. (2012) Temporal distribution of genetically homogenous 'free-living' Hematodinium sp. in a Delmarva coastal ecosystem. Aquat Biosyst. 8:16; doi: 10.1186/2046-9063-8-16

Stæhr, P.A., J.M. Testa, W.M. Kemp, J.J. Cole, K. Sand-Jensen, S.V. Smith. 2012. The metabolism of aquatic ecosystems: History, methods, and applications. Aquatic Sciences 74: 15-29.

Testa, J.M., W.M. Kemp, C.S. Hopkinson, and S.V. Smith. 2012. Ecosystem Metabolism. In: Day, J.W., Crump, B.C., Kemp, W.M., and Yáñez-Arancibia, A. (Eds.), Estuarine Ecology, Volume 2, Chapter 15, pp. 381-416. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.

Testa, J. M. and Kemp, W. M. (2012). Hypoxia-induced shifts in nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in Chesapeake Bay. Limnol. Oceanogr., 57(3), 835–850.

Zan, J., Cicirelli, E.M., N. M. Mohamed, H. Sibhatu, S. Kroll, O. Choi, C. L. Uhlson, R. C. Murphy, M. E. A. Churchill, R. T. Hill and C. Fuqua. A complex LuxI-LuxR quorum sensing network in a Roseobacterial marine sponge symbiont activates flagellar motility and inhibits biofilm formation. Mol.Microbiol. 85:916-933.

Zoll A.M. and J. Schijf (2012) A surface complexation model of YREE sorption on Ulva lactuca in 0.05-5.0 M NaCl solutions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 97, 183-199.

Alumni News:

Benjamin Fertig, MEES Ph.D. under Dr. William Dennison in 2010, received an Early Career Travel Award from AERS/CERF to attend the CERF meeting in Mar Del Plata, Argentina.

Dail Laughinghouse, MEES August 2012 Ph.D. under Dr. Patrick Kangas, is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Bacterial Physiology & Genetics at the Centre of Protein Engineering, Universite de Liege, Belgium.