2015

  • Ajemian, M.J.*, Wetz, J.J., and G.W. Stunz. (2015). Fish community assessment on artificial reefs of the western Gulf of Mexico: Potential impacts of ‘Rigs-to-reefs’ programs. 2nd Annual Texas Artificial Reef Symposium, Corpus Christi, TX, USA.

  • Cardona, Y., Ruiz,D., Baums, I.B., and A. Bracco. (2015). Potential Connectivity of Coldwater Black Coral Communities in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. XVI Congresso Latino Americano De Ciencias Del Mar- Colacmar y XVI Seminario Nacional de Ciencias y Tecnologias del mar, Santa Marta, Colombia.

  • Cordes EE (2015) Understanding the Deep Sea in the Anthropocene: Oil spills and ocean acidification threaten deep-water corals in the Gulf of Mexico. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades NY.

  • Dannenberg, R., Baums, I., Ruiz, D., and C. Fisher. (2015). Deep Sea Coral-associated Bacterial Community Composition Analysis Using 16S rDNA.  2015 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, Houston, TX, USA.

  • Fisher, C. (2015) Mechanisms of impact from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to corals and associated communities in the deep Gulf of Mexico. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference.  Houston TX.

  • Girard, F., S. P. Berlet, C. Fisher. (2015) Understanding the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on coral communities in the deep Gulf of Mexico: The importance of symbiosis. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference.  Houston TX.

  • Johansen, C., A. C. Todd, M. Silva, W. Shedd, and I. R. MacDonald (2015), Variability and quantification of oil and gas bubble release from natural seeps in the Gulf of Mexico (Oral Presentation), in Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, edited, Houston, TX.

  • Joye, S.B. (2015). Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Microbial Communities Resulting from the Macondo Discharge.  Appl. Envr. Microbiology Gordon Conference, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA.

  • 2014

  • Ajemian, M.J., Wetz, J.J. & G.W. Stunz. (2014). Surveying Texas’ Big Reefs: A micro-ROV survey methodology for submerged oil and gas platforms. Annual Meeting of the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission. Gulfport, MS.

  • Ajemian, M.J., Wetz, J.J., Streich, M.K., & G.W. Stunz. (2014). Fish community assessment on artificial reefs of the western Gulf of Mexico: Potential impacts of ‘Rigs-to-reefs’ programs. Invited Seminar, University of Alicante, Alicante, SPA.

  • Copeland, Adrienne, M., Au, Whitlow, Giorli, Giacomo and Jeffrey Polovina. 2014. Investigating the relationship between foraging odontocetes and ocean acoustic biomass off the Kona coast of the Island of Hawaii. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 135 (4), 2335. Won best student presentation in the Animal Bioacoustics session at the 167th Acoustical Society of America Conference in Providence, RI. 

  • Cordes EE (2014) Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon on Deepwater Corals. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. Mobile, AL.

  • Cordes EE (2014) Use of genetic tools to monitor populations of Paramuricea, a genus of deep-sea gorgonian corals impacted during the 2010 oil spill. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. Mobile, AL.

  • Cordes, EE (2014) How Human Impacts Precede Human Presence: Oil spills and ocean acidification threaten deep-water corals in the Gulf of Mexico. Villanova University, Villanova, PA.

  • Daneshgar Asl, S., J. Amos, P. Woods, O. Carcia Pineda, & I.R. MacDonald. (2014). Aerial survey validation of satellite SAR monitoring of anthropogenic hydrocarbon discharges in the Gulf of Mexico (Poster Presentation).Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. Mobile, AL.

  • Fisher, C (2014). Corals as deep-water sentinels of anthropogenic impact: Lessons from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Tech Week: Deep Blue Days,  Brest, France.

  • Fisher, C (2014). Impact of oil pollution from the Deepwater Horizon spill on deep water ecosystems. Norwegian Ecotoxicology Symposium, Stavanger, Norway.

  • Fisher, C (2014). The deep water coral record of the Deepwater Horizon spill.  Earth Talks, Penn State University, PA. 

  • Fisher, C. (2014). Footprint of impact from the Deepwater Horizon Incident.  Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Research Conference.  Mobile, AL.

  • Fortunato, C.S. and coauthors. (2014) Using RNA-SIP and metatranscriptomics to determine the active autotrophic subseafloor microbial communities at Axial Seamount. International Society for Microbial Ecology 15th International Symposium, Seoul, South Korea.

  • German, C.R. (2014).  Hydrothermal exploration in distant oceans: Oases for life on Earth and Beyond.”  Invited paper at Biosignatures Meeting (Nordic Institute for Astrobiology), Bergen, Norway.  May 2014.

  • Holden, J.F. and coauthors. (2014). Growthand methane production by high-temperature methanogens in hydrothermal regions of the subseafloor. Korean Institute for Ocean Science and Technology, Ansan, South Korea & Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA & Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.

  • Holden, J.F. and coauthors. (2014). Reactive transport model of growth and methane production by high-temperature methanogens in hydrothermal regions of the subseafloor. Ninth International Symposium on Subsurface Microbiology, Pacific Grove, CA, USA.

  • Huber, J., C. K. Algar, L. Zeigler Allen, D. A. Butterfield, C.S. Fortunato, et al. (2014). Investigating Microbes, Viruses, and Carbon Across Thermal and Chemical Gradients in the Subseafloor at Axial Seamount. Poster Presentation at Gordon Research Conference on Marine Microbiology, Waltham, MA, USA.

  • Huber, J.A. (2014).  Subseafloor microbial life in venting fluids from the Mid Cayman Rise hydrothermal system. Deep Carbon Observatory Deep Life Meeting. Portland, OR.

  • Huber, J.A. and coauthors. (2014). Application of RNA Stable Isotope Probing (SIP) to link community activity with microorganisms responsible for autotrophy in the subseafloor at Axial Seamount. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

  • Huber, Julie, Christopher K. Algar, Lisa Zeigler Allen, David A. Butterfield, Caroline S. Fortunato, James F. Holden, Benjamin I. Larson, Giora K. Proskurowski, Lucy C. Stewart, Begum C. Topҫuoḡlu, and Joseph J. Vallino. 2014, Investigating Microbes, Viruses, and Carbon Acroos Thermal and Chemical Gradients in the Subseafloor at Axial Seamount. Poster Presentation at Gordon Research Conference on Marine Microbiology, June 22-27, 2015, Waltham, MA, USA. 

  • Janson, X., Hurd, G.and Kerans, C. (2014). Carbonate Gullies, Channels and Canyons Morphometrics, Annual research conference of the Reservoir Characterization Research Laboratory, University Of Texas at Austin, TX.

  • Johansen, C., A. C. Todd, and I. R. MacDonald (2014), Quantifying the volume and frequency of bubble release from hydrocarbon seeps in the Gulf of Mexico (Oral Presentation) in 5th Early Career Scientists Conference for Marine and Climate Research, edited, Bremen, Germany.

  • Johansen, C., A.C Todd, W. Dewar, W. Shedd, & I.R. MacDonald. (2014). Quantifying the volume and frequency of bubble release from hydrocarbon seeps in the Gulf of Mexico: GC600 (Poster Presentation). Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, Mobile, AL.

  • Joye, S.B., & A.P. Teske. (2014). Microbiology of Gulf of Mexico sediments and waters before and after the Macondo Blowout. Gulf Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference.

  • Joye, S.B., S. Kleindienst, S. Grim, M. Crespo- Medina, & M. Sogin. (2014). The role of the rare biosphere in pelagic hydrocarbon degradation during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

  • Khanna, P., Droxler, A. W., and J. A. Nittrouer. 2014. Uppermost Pleistocene Banks Along the South Texas Shelf Edge: A Clear Case of Drowning Based Upon Their Morphologies. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Houston, TX. April 6-9, 2014.

  • Kleindienst, S., S. Grim, M. Seidel, et al. (2014). The microbial response to the Deepwater Horizon deep-sea plume. Goldschmidt 2014 Meeting. Sacramento, CA.

  • Klymak, Jody, Susan Allen, Richard Dewey, Stephanie Waterman, Rich Pawlowicz & Steven Mihaly. (2014).Evidence for cross-shelf exchange catalyzed by a coastal canyon. Poster Presentation at Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Rimouski, Quebec, Canada.

  • MacDonald, I., C. Johansen, M. Silva, O. M. Garcia Pineda, and W. Shedd (2014), Short- and Long-Term Dynamics of Gas Hydrate at GC600: A Gulf of Mexico Hydrocarbon Seep, edited, in AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

  • McDermott, J.M., J.S Seewald, C.R. German & S.P. Sylva. (2014). Constraints on hydrocarbon and organic acid abundances in hydrothermal fluids at the Von Damm vent field, Mid-Cayman Rise. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

  • Orcutt, B.N., L. Lapham, P. Girguis, C.G. Wheat,K. Marshall, & J. Delaney. (2014). The Microbial Methane Observatory for Seafloor Analysis (MIMOSA): Long-term coupled geochemistry and microbiology experimentation in the deep-sea. Goldschmidt 2014 Meeting. Sacramento, CA.

  • Rittinghouse, M.T. (2014).  Habitat characterization for deep-sea coral reef communities in Roatán, Honduras. Benthic Ecology Meeting. Benthic Ecology Meeting Society. University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL. Poster presentation.

  • Rittinghouse, Matthew, Scott Harris, Peter Etnoyer. 2014. Habitat characterization for deep-sea coral reef communities in Roatan, Honduras.  Poster Presentation for Benthic Ecology Meeting 19-22 March 2014. 

  • Smith J.R., C. Kelley, B. Boston, B. Dechnik, S. Habel, L. Harrison, J. Leonard, F. Lichowski, D. Luers, J.E. Miller, R. Orange, M.A. Patterson, B. Shiro, J. Taylor, H. Togia, J.P. Tree, J. Tucker, D. Wagner, N. Wright. (2014). New R/V Falkor Multibeam Data from the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Oral Presentation, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. 

  • Stewart, L and coauthors. (2014). Energetics and limitations of thermophilic and hyperthermophilic methanogens. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

  • Streich, M.K., M.J. Ajemian, & G.W. Stunz. (2014). Abundance and size structure of Red Snapper among natural and artificial habitats in the NW Gulf of Mexico. Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Lake Texoma, TX.

  • Stroman, K.L., Wetz, J.J., Ajemian, M.J., & G.W. Stunz. (2014). An analysis of fish communities on south Texas artificial reefs: does structure type matter? Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas, TX.

  • Tree, J. P., Ito, G., Garcia, M. O., Wessel, P., Shiro, B., Boston, B., Togia, H., Kelley, C., Smith, J. R., Spatial distribution, density structure, and relationship of intrusive and extrusive volcanics of seamounts along the Northwest Hawaiian Ridge, 2014, Abstract ID DI43A-4359. Presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 15-19.

  • Versteegh, E.A.A., C.L.Van Dover & M.Coleman (2014).  Unsuspected dietary habits of hydrothermal vent shrimp: bacterivorous Rimicaris hybisae can be carnivorous or even cannibalistic.  EGU General Assembly: Geophysical Research Abstracts 16, EGU2014-2408.

  • Young, D. & E.E. Cordes. (2014). Response of deep-water corals to oil and dispersant exposure.  Presentation for the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference. Mobile, AL.

  • 2013

  • Ajemian, M.J., Wetz, J.J. & G.W. Stunz. (2013). A micro-ROV survey methodology for submerged oil and gas platforms. 66th annual meeting of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute. Corpus, Christi, TX.

  • Baums, I.B. & D. Ruiz. (2013). The use of -omics to detect environmental stress in the Cnidaria. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. New Orleans, LA.

  • Cordes EE (2013) Oral Presentation. Sensitivity and resilience of the deep-sea gorgonian coral Paramuricea sp. to oil and dispersant exposure. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. New Orleans, LA.