Harmful Algal Blooms

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Radke, E. G., L.M. Grattan, R.L. Cook, T.B. Smith, D.M. Anderson, and J. G. Morris Jr. 2013. Ciguatera Incidence in the US Virgin Islands Has Not Increased Over a 30-Year Time Period Despite Rising Seawater Temperatures. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 88(5):908-913.

Anderson, D.M., T.J. Alpermann, A.D. Cembella, Y. Collos, E. Masseret, and M. Montresor. 2012. The globally distributed genus Alexandrium: multifaceted roles in marine ecosystems and impacts on human health. Harmful Algae 14: 10-35.

Bricelj, V.M., A.-G. Haubois, M.R. Sengco,R.  Pierce, J. Culter, and D.M. Anderson. 2012. Trophic transfer of brevetoxins to the benthic macrofaunal community during a bloom of the harmful dinoflagellate Karenia brevis in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Harmful Algae 16: 27-34.

Chadsey M., Vera L. Trainer, and Thomas M. Leschine. 2012. Cooperation of Science and Management for Harmful Algal Blooms: Domoic Acid and the Washington Coast Razor Clam Fishery. Coastal Management 40(1): 33-54.

Davis, T. W., K. Florian, M.A. Marcoval, S.W. Wilhelm, and C. J. Gobler. 2012. Mesozooplankton and microzooplankton grazing during cyanobacterial blooms in the western basin of Lake Erie. Harmful Algae 15: 26-35.

Flores, H. S., G. H. Wikfors, and H. G. Dam. 2012. Reactive oxygen species are linked to the toxicity of the dinoflagellate Alexandrium spp. to protists.  Aquatic Microbial Ecology 66(2): 199-209.

Gobler, C.J. and W.G. Sunda. 2012. Ecosystem disruptive algal blooms of the borwn tide species, Aureococcus anophagefferens and Aureoumbra lagunensis. Harmful Algae 14: 36-45.

Kudela, R.M. and C.J. Gobler. 2012. Harmful dinoflagellate blooms caused by Cochlodinium sp.: Global expansion and ecological strategies facilitating bloom formation. Harmful Algae 14: 71-86.

Lefebvre, K.A., E.R. Frame, F. Gulland, J.D. Hansen, and P.S. Kendrick et al. 2012. A Novel Antibody-Based Biomarker for Chronic Algal Toxin Exposure and Sub-Acute Neurotoxicity. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36213. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036213.

Lopez, C., K. Fisher, Q. Dortch, M. Tomlinson, and R. Stumpf. 2012. Harmful Algal bloom Operational Forecast System in the US. Harmful Algae News 45: 18-19.

O’Neil, J.M., T.W. Davis, M.A. Burford, and C.J. Gobler. 2012. The rise of harmful cyanobacteria blooms:  the potential roles of eutrophication and climate change. Harmful Algae 14: 313-334.

Paerl, H. and V. J. Paul 2012. Climate change: Links to global expansion of harmful cyanobacteria. Water Research 46: 1349-1363.

Rogers, Emily D., Theodore B. Henry, Michael J. Twiner, Julia S. Gouffon, Jackson T. McPherson, Gregory L. Boyer, Gary S. Sayler, and Steven W. Wilhelm. 2012. Global Gene Expression Profiling in Larval Zebrafish Exposed to Microcystin-LR and Microcystis Reveals Endocrine Disrupting Effects of Cyanobacteria.  Environmental Science & Technology 45(5):1962-1969.

Xu, Jie, Y.T. Alvin Y.T. Ho, . Lei He, Kedong Yin, Craig Hung, Nicola Choi, Paul K.S. Lam, Rudolf S.S. Wu, Donald M. Anderson, and Paul J. Harrison. 2012. Effects of inorganic and organic nitrogen and phosphorus on the growth and toxicity of two Alexandrium species from Hong Kong. Harmful Algae 16: 89-97..

Anderson, C. R., R. M. Kudela, C. Benitez-Nelson, E. Sekula-Wood, C. Burrell, Y. Chao, G. Langlois, J. Goodman, and D. Siegel. 2011. Detecting toxic diatom blooms from ocean color and a regional ocean model. Geophysical Research Letters, 38: L04603

Bricelj, V.M., S. E. Ford, C. Lambert, A. Barbou, C. Paillard. 2011. Effects of toxic Alexandrium tamarense on behavior, hemocyte response and development of brown ring disease in the Manila clam, Ruditapes philippinarum. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 430: 35-48.

Erdner, D.L., M. Richlen, L.A.R. McCauley, and D.M. Anderson. 2011. Diversity and dynamics of a widespread bloom of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium fundyense. PLoS One, 6(7): e22965

Errera, R.M. and Campbell, L. 2011. Osmotic stress triggers toxin production by the dinoflagellate Karenia brevis. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences, 108(26): 10597-10601.

Fredrickson, K.A., Crim, R., Coyne, K., Strom, S.L. 2011. Interstrain variability in physiology and genetics of Heterosigma akashiwo from the west coast of North America. Journal of Phycology, 47: 25-35.

Gobler, C.J., D L Berry, S T Dyhrman, S W Wilhelm, A Salamov, A V Lobanov, Y Zhang, J L Collier, L L Wurch, A B Kustkag, B D Dill, M Shah,Nn C VerBerkmoes, AKuo, A Terry, J Pangilinan, E A Lindquist, S Lucas, I T Paulsenj, T K Hattenrath-Lehmann S C Talmage, E A Walker, F Kocha, A M Bursona, M A Marcovala, Y-Z Tanga, G R LeCleirc, K J Coynek, G M Bergl, E M Bertrandm, M A Saitom, V N Gladyshevd, I V Grigorieve. 2011. Niche of harmful alga Aureococcus anophagefferens revealed through ecogenomics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(11): 4352-4357.

Harke, M.J., Berry, D.L., Ammerman, J.W., Gobler, C.J. 2011. Molecular response of the bloom-forming cyanobacterium, Microcystis aeruginosa, to Phosphorus Limitation. Microbial Ecology, 63: 188-198 (DOI 10.1007/s00248-011-9894-8)

Harvey, E.L. and Menden-Deuer, S. 2011. Avoidance, movement, and mortality:  The interactions between a protistan grazer and Heterosigma akashiwo, a harmful algal blooms species. Limnology and Oceanography, 56 (1): 371-378.

McGillicuddy, D.J., D.W. Townsend, R. He, B.A. Keafer, J.L.Kleindinst, Y. Li, J.P. Manning, D.G. Mountain, M.A. Thomas, and D.M.Anderson. 2011. Suppression of the 2010 Alexandrium fundyense bloom by changes in physical, biological, and chemical properties of the Gulf of Maine. Limnology and Oceanography, 56 (6): 2411-2426.

Paerl, H.W., Hall, N.S., Calandrino, E.S. 2011. Controlling harmful cyanobacterial blooms in a world experiencing anthropogenic and climate-induced change. Science of the Total Environment, 409: 1739-1745.

Pan, G. Chen, J., and D.M. Anderson. 2011. Modified local sands for the mitigation of harmful algal blooms. Harmful algae, 10: 381-387.

Place, A. R., H.A. Bowers, T.R. Bachvaroff, J.E. Adolf, J.R. Deeds, J. Sheng. 2012. Karlodinium veneficum–the little dinoflagellate with a big bite. Harmful Algae, 14: 179-195.

Senft, C., Avery, H.T., Dam, H.G. 2011.  A novel approach to identifying PAT tolerant copepods: An individual ingestion Assay. Harmful Algae, 10: 804-810

Van Alstyne KL., Anderson KJ, Winans, AK, Gifford, S-A. 2011. Dopamine release by the green alga Ulvaria obscura after simulated immersion by incoming tides. Marine Biology, 158: 2087-2094.

Van Alstyne, K., Flanagan, J.C., Gifford, S.-A. 2011. Recreational clam harvesting affects sediment nutrient remineralization and the growth of the green macroalga Ulva lactuca. Journal Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 401: 57-62.

Walsh, J.J., C.R. Tomas, K.A. Steidinger, J.M. Lenes, F.R. Chen, R.H. Weisberg, L. Zheng, J.H. Landsberg, G.A. Vargo, and C.A. Heil. 2011. Imprudent fishing harvests and consequent trophic cascades on the West Florida shelf over the last half century: A harbinger of increased human deaths from paralytic shellfish poisoning along the southeastern United States, in response to oligotophication?? Continental Shelf Research,         31: 891-911.

Wynne, T.T,  R. P. Stumpf, M. C. Tomlinson, D. J. Schwab, G. Y. Watabayashi, and J. D. Christensen. 2011. Estimating cyanobacterial bloom transport by coupling remotely sensed imagery and a hydrodynamic model. Ecological Applications, 21(7): 2709-2721.

Phinn, S., C. Roelfsema, R.P. Stumpf, 2010.  Remote Sensing:  Discerning the promise from the reality.  Chapter 13 IN:  Longstaff, B.J., T.J.B. Carruthers, W.C. Dennison, T.R. Lookingbill, J.M. Hawkey, J.E. Thomas, E.C. Wicks, and J. Woerner (eds) (2010) Integrating and applying science: A handbook for effective coastal ecosystem assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge: Maryland.

Stumpf, R.P., V. Fleming-Lehtinen, and E. Granéli. 2010. Integration of Data for Nowcasting of Harmful Algal Blooms.

Stumpf, R.P. and P.J. Werdell. 2010. Adjustment of ocean color sensor calibration through multi-band statistics. Optics Express, 18(2): 401-412.

Wynne, T.T, R.P. Stumpf, M.C. Tomlinson, and J. Dyble. 2010. Characterizing a cyanobacterial bloom in western Lake Erie using satellite imagery and meterological data. Limnology and Oceanography, 55(5): 2025-2036.

Stumpf, R.P., M.C. Tomlinson, J.A. Calkins, B. Kirkpatrick, K. Nierenberg, R. Currier, T.T. Wynne. 2009.  Skill assessment for an operational algal bloom forecast system. (special issue on Skill Assessment of Ecological Oceanographic Models). Journal of Marine Systems, (76): 151- 161.

Tomlinson, M.C., T.T. Wynne and R.P. Stumpf. 2009. An evaluation of remote sensing techniques for enhanced detection of the toxic dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113(3): 598-609.

Bricker, S.B., B. Longstaff, W. Dennison, A. Jones, K. Boicourt, C. Wicksand J. Woerner. 2008. Effects of Nutrient Enrichment in the Nation’s Estuaries: A Decade of Change. Special issue of Harmful Algae, 8: 21-32.

Cai, Y., R. Stumpf , M. Tomlinson , T. Wynne. 2008. Interactive Spatiotemporal Reasoning, Chapter 14. Springer: London. pp. 303-320.

Kirkpatrick, B., R. Currier, K. Nierenberg, A. Reich, L. C. Backer, R. Stumpf, L. Fleming, G. Kirkpatrick., 2008.  Florida red tide and human health:  a pilot beach conditions reporting system to minimize human exposure. Science of the Total Environment, 402(1): 1-8.

Stumpf, R., W. Litakerb, L. Lanerollec and P. Tester. 2008. Hydrodynamic accumulation of Karenia off the west coast of Florida. Continental Shelf Research, 28(1): 189-213.

Stumpf, R.P., M.C. Tomlinson, J.A. Calkins, B. Kirkpatrick, K.M. Fisher, K. Nierenberg, R. Currier, and T.T. Wynne. 2008. Skill assessment for an operational algal bloom forecast system. Journal of Marine Systems, 76(1-2): 151-161.

Tomlinson, M. C., T.T. Wynne, R.P. Stumpf, J. Dyble, G.L. Fahnenstiel and P.A. Tester. 2008. Using Remote sensing to aid infor the detection and monitoring of Microcystis aeruginosa in western Lake Erie and Saginaw Bay, USA. UNESCO, 99-103.

Wynne, T. T., R.P. Stumpf, M. Tomlinson, R.A. Warner, P.A. Tester, J. Dyble, J. and G.L. Fahnenstiel. 2008. Relating spectral shape to cyanobacterial blooms in the Laurentian Great Lakes. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29(12): 3665-3672.

Cai, Y., R. Stumpf, T. Wynne, M. Tomlinson, S. H. Chung, X. Boutonnier, M. Ihmig, R. Franco and N. Bauernfeind. 2007. Visual Transformation for Interactive Spatio-Temporal Data Mining. Journal of Knowledge and Information Systems, 11(5): 1-22.

Kennish, M.J., S.B. Bricker, W.C. Dennison, P.M. Glibert, R.J. Livingston, K.A. Moore, R.T. Noble, H.W. Paerl, J. Ramstack, S. Seitzinger, D.A. Tomasko, and I. Valiela. 2007. Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Estuary: Case Study of a Highly Eutrophic Coastal Bay System. Ecological Applications, (Special Issue) 17: S3-S16.

Stumpf, R.P, R.W. Litaker, L. Lanerolle, and P. Tester. 2007. Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms in Florida. Continental Shelf Research.

Lanerolle, L.W.J., M.C. Tomlinson, T.F. Gross, F. Aikman III, R.P. Stumpf, G.J. Kirkpatrick, and B.A. Pederson.  2006.  Numerical investigation of the effects of upwelling on harmful algal blooms off the west Florida coast.  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.

Lyon, W.J., M.C. Tomlinson, T.F. Gross, F. Aikman III, R.P. Stumpf, G.J. Kirkpatrick, B.A. Peders. 2006. Numerical Investigation of the Effects of Upwelling on Harmful Algal Blooms Off the West Florida Coast. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 70: 599-612.

Ransibrahmanakul, V. and R.P. Stumpf. 2006. Correcting ocean colour reflectance for absorbing aerosols. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27(9): 1759-1774.

Wynne, T.T., Stumpf, R.P., Richardson, A.G. 2006. Discerning resuspended chlorophyll concentrations from ocean color satellite imagery. Continental Shelf Research, 26: 2583-2597.

Stumpf, R.P. and M.C. Tomlinson, 2005.  Remote sensing of harmful algal blooms, In: Remote Sensing of Coastal Aquatic Environments: Technologies, Techniques and Applications.  R. Miller, C. Del Castillo, B. McKee (eds).  Kluwer Academic Publishers, Chapter XIV.

Wynne, T.T., R.P. Stumpf, M.C. Tomlinson, V. Ransibrahmanakul, T.A. Villareal. 2005. Detecting Karenia brevis blooms and algal resuspension in the western Gulf of Mexico with satellite ocean color imagery. Harmful Algae, 4: 992-1003.

Tomlinson, M.C., R.P. Stumpf, V. Ransibrahmanakul, E.W. Truby, G.J. Kirkpatrick, B.A. Pederson, G.A. Vargo, and C.A. Heil,. 2004. Evaluation of the use of SeaWiFS imagery for detecting Karenia brevis harmful algal blooms in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Remote Sensing of Environment, 91(3-4): 293-303.

Stumpf, R.P. , M.E. Culver, P.A. Tester, G.J. Kirkpatrick, B.A. Pederson, M. Tomlinson, E. Truby, V. Ransibrahmanakul, K. Hughes, M. Soracco. 2003.  Monitoring Karenia brevis blooms in the Gulf of Mexico Using Satellite Ocean Color Imagery and Other Data.  Harmful Algae, (2): 147-160.

Stumpf, R.P. K. Holderied, M. Sinclair, 2003.  Determination of water depth with high-resolution satellite imagery over variable bottom types.  Limnology and Oceanography, 48(1, part 2):  547-556.

Tester, P.A, S.M. Varnam, M. Culver, D.L. Eslinger, R.P. Stumpf, J. Hare, R. Swift, J. Yungle.  2003. Airborne detection of ecosystem responses to an extreme even: phytoplankton displacement and abundance after hurricane induced flooding in the Pamlico-Albemarle Sound system, North Carolina.  Estuaries, 26(5): 1353-1364.

Ransibrahmanakul, V., and R.P. Stumpf. 2002. The Use of AVHRR Satellite Data for Estimating Spatially Varying Critical Wind Stress in Florida Bay. Journal of Coastal Research, 18(2): 267-273.

Budd, J.W., A. Beeton, R.P. Stumpf, D.A. Culver, W.C. Kerfoot 2001. Satellite observations of Microcystis blooms in western Lake Erie.  Verhandlungen. Internationale Vereinigung fur Limnologie, 27: 3787-3793.

Ruhl, C.A. D. H. Schoellhamer, R. P. Stumpf, and C. L. Lindsay. 2001.  Combined use of remote sensing and continuous monitoring to analyze the variability of suspended-sediment concentrations in San Francisco Bay, California. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 53: 801-812.

Stumpf, R.P. 2001. Applications of Satellite Ocean Color Sensors for Monitoring and Predicting Harmful Algal Blooms. Journal of Human Ecology and Risk Assessment, 7(5): 23-29.

Robinson, J.A., G.C. Feldman, N. Kuring, B. Franz, E. Green, M. Noordeloos, and R.P. Stumpf, Veridian. 2000. Book Chapter. Data Fusion in Coral Reef Mapping: Working at Multiple Scales with SeaWiFS and Astronaut Photography. Veridian ERIM International: Ann Arbor, MI, 2:473-483.