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Flagship Publication

Gobler, Doall et. al 2022

In 2022, ten years after the project began, ShiRP scientists led by Dr. Chris Gobler and Mike Doall, published a peer-reviewed paper in the international journal Frontiers in Marine Science; a culmination of a decade's worth of science that resulted in the rebuilding of hard clams and marked improvement in water quality in Shinnecock Bay. 

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ShiRP Publication List

Heck, S. M., Paparo, C. J., Tinoco, A. I., Vlasak, T. J., Cahill, B. V., Milea, S. V., ... & Peterson, B. J. (2024). Nonconsumptive effects of black sea bass (Centropristis striata) on a crustacean mesopredator and the indirect effects on bivalve survival. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 570, 151964.


Kahn, B., Lowell, A., DeLany, F., MacGregor, J., Peterson, B., & Zarnoch, C. (2023). Acidification alters sediment nitrogen source-sink dynamics in eelgrass (Zostera marina (L.)) beds. Biogeochemistry, 1-21.


De Silva, D., & Gobler, C. J. (2023). Effects of the harmful alga Margalefidinium (aka Cochlodinium) polykrikoides on clearance rates of the hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria. Frontiers in Marine Science.


Tomasetti, S. J., Doall, M. H., Hallinan, B. D., Kraemer Jr, J. R., & Gobler, C. J. (2023). Oyster reefs' control of carbonate chemistry—Implications for oyster reef restoration in estuaries subject to coastal ocean acidification. Global Change Biology, 29(23), 6572-6590.


Gobler, C. J., Doall, M. H., Peterson, B. J., Young, C. S., DeLaney, F., Wallace, R. B., ... & Kulp, R. E. (2022). Rebuilding a collapsed bivalve population, restoring seagrass meadows, and eradicating harmful algal blooms in a temperate lagoon using spawner sanctuaries. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, 911731.

Curtin, T. P., Volkenborn, N., Dwyer, I. P., Aller, R. C., Zhu, Q., & Gobler, C. J. (2022). Buffering muds with bivalve shell significantly increases the settlement, growth, survival, and burrowing of the early life stages of the Northern quahog, Mercenaria mercenaria, and other calcifying invertebrates. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 264, 107686.


Cernadas-Martín, S., Rountos, K. J., Nye, J. A., Frisk, M. G., & Pikitch, E. K. (2021). Composition and intraspecific variability in summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) diets in a eutrophic estuary. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 632751.


Wallace, R. B., Peterson, B. J., & Gobler, C. J. (2021). Ecosystem metabolism modulates the dynamics of hypoxia and acidification across temperate coastal habitat types. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 611781.


Young, C. S., & Gobler, C. J. (2020). Hypoxia and acidification, individually and in combination, disrupt herbivory and reduce survivorship of the gastropod, Lacuna vincta. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 547276.


Rountos, K. J., Kim, J. J., Hattenrath-Lehmann, T. K., & Gobler, C. J. (2019). Effects of the harmful algae, Alexandrium catenella and Dinophysis acuminata, on the survival, growth, and swimming activity of early life stages of forage fish. Marine environmental research, 148, 46-56.


Carroll, J. M., Furman, B. T., Jackson, L. J., Hunter, E. A., & Peterson, B. J. (2019). Propagule risk in a marine foundation species: Seascape effects on Zostera marina seed predation. Journal of Ecology, 107(4), 1982-1994.


Griffith, A. W., Harke, M. J., DePasquale, E., Berry, D. L., & Gobler, C. J. (2019). The harmful algae, Cochlodinium polykrikoides and Aureococcus anophagefferens, elicit stronger transcriptomic and mortality response in larval bivalves (Argopecten irradians) than climate change stressors. Ecology and Evolution, 9(8), 4931-4948.


Young, C. S., & Gobler, C. J. (2018). The ability of macroalgae to mitigate the negative effects of ocean acidification on four species of North Atlantic bivalve. Biogeosciences, 15(20), 6167-6183.


Young, C. S., Peterson, B. J., & Gobler, C. J. (2018). The bloom-forming macroalgae, Ulva, outcompetes the seagrass, Zostera marina, under high CO 2 conditions. Estuaries and Coasts, 41, 2340-2355.


Young, C. S., & Gobler, C. J. (2017). The organizing effects of elevated CO2 on competition among estuarine primary producers. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 7667.


Gobler, C. J., Clark, H. R., Griffith, A. W., & Lusty, M. W. (2017). Diurnal fluctuations in acidification and hypoxia reduce growth and survival of larval and juvenile bay scallops (Argopecten irradians) and hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria). Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, 282.


Griffith, A. W., & Gobler, C. J. (2017). Transgenerational exposure of North Atlantic bivalves to ocean acidification renders offspring more vulnerable to low pH and additional stressors. Scientific reports, 7(1), 11394.


Rountos, K. J., Gobler, C. J., & Pikitch, E. K. (2017). Ontogenetic differences in swimming behavior of fish exposed to the harmful dinoflagellate Cochlodinium polykrikoides. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 146(5), 1081-1091.


Furman, B. T., Jackson, L. J., Bricker, E., & Peterson, B. J. (2015). Sexual recruitment in Z ostera marina: A patch to landscape‐scale investigation. Limnology and Oceanography, 60(2), 584-599.


Rountos, K. J., Tang, Y. Z., Cerrato, R. M., Gobler, C. J., & Pikitch, E. K. (2014). Toxicity of the harmful dinoflagellate Cochlodinium polykrikoides to early life stages of three estuarine forage fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 505, 81-94.

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Dissertations & Theses

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Gobler Lab

DeSilva, Darren. 2023. Effects of the Harmful Alga Cochlodinium (Aka Margalefedinium) Polykrikoides on Clearance Rate of the Hard Clam Mercenaria mercenaria. Master of Science Thesis. 


Flanzenbaum, Jacob. 2022. Nitrogen Limitation of Intense and Toxic Cyanobacteria Blooms in New York City’s Largest Parks: The Lake in Central Park and Prospect Park Lake. Master of Science Thesis. 


Dawydiak, Walter. 2022. Transcriptional Response of Aureococcus anophagefferens to the Protozoan Grazer, Oxyrrhis marina. Master of Science Thesis. 


Wozny, Christopher. 2021. Mitigation of eutrophication through restoration: Denitrification potential of hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) spawner sanctuaries in Long Island estuaries. Master of Science Thesis. 


Lusty, Mark. 2019. The Efficacy of Hydrogen Peroxide in Mitigating Cyanobacterial Blooms and Altering Microbial Communities. Master of Science Thesis. 


Stevens, Alexandra. 2018. Interactive effects of thermal stress, acidification, and hypoxia on growth and survival of juvenile bivalves. Master of Science Thesis. 


Griffith, Andrew. 2018. Interactive effects of estuarine stressors on early life-stage marine shellfish and finfish. PhD Dissertation. 


Young, Craig. 2017. Cumulative effects of ocean acidification, eutrophication, and competition on the growth of two bloom-forming, estuarine macroalgae. Master of Science Thesis.


Stinnette, Isabelle. 2017. Nitrogen Loading to the South Shore, Eastern Bays, NY: Sources, Impacts, and Management Options. Master of Science Thesis.


Kang, Yoonja. 2017. An investigation of pelagophyte ecology. PhD Dissertation. 


Jankowiak, Jennifer. 2017. Effects of nutrient enrichment and elevated temperature on cyanobacteria bloom diversity and toxicity in temperate freshwater lakes. Master of Science Thesis.


Gurr, Samuel. 2017. Effects of Diel-Cycling Hypoxia on the Cardiac Activity and Growth of Argopecten irradians. Master of Science Thesis.


Wallace, Ryan. 2015. Factors controlling and promoting blooms of microalgae (Thalassiosira spp.) and macroalgae (Ulva sp.) in a hypereutrophic, urban estuary, Jamaica Bay, NY, USA. PhD Dissertation. 


Koch, Florian. 2012. The role of vitamin B1 and B12 in controlling phytoplankton biomass, diversity, and dynamics. PhD Dissertation. 

Pikitch Lab

Salzman, Elizabeth. 2022. Bringing Elasmobranchs into Modeling and Management of Shinnecock Bay, New York Through eDNA Analysis. Master of Science Thesis.


Grima, Maria. 2022. How one of the World’s Worst Invasive Species, Carcinus maenas, fares in Shinnecock Bay, New York. Master of Science Thesis.


Cernadas-Martín, Sara. YEAR. Multidisciplinary ecological characterization of summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in Shinnecock Bay, New York. PhD Dissertation. 


Steve, Jessica. 2014. Microplastics in Long Island Marine Estuaries. Master of Science Thesis. 

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Peterson Lab

DeLany, Flynn. 2023. Positive Community Interactions of Artificial Eastern Oyster Reefs (Crassostrea virginica) on Cotransplanted Eelgrass (Zostera marina) Growth and Survival. PhD Dissertation.


Cottrell, Dylan. 2021. Eelgrass responses to mesograzer-epiphyte interactions at the shallow and deep edge: Paired observational and experimental structural equation models. PhD Dissertation.


Chin, Diana. 2019. Positive interactions between seagrasses and chemosymbiotic bivalves in temperate and tropical ecosystems. PhD Dissertation. 


Kulp, Rebecca. 2018. Investigating the effect of habitat type on foraging efficiency. PhD Dissertation.

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