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Tawnya D. Peterson Ph.D.

    • Assistant Professor EH.Environmental & Biomolecular Systems

Research interests: Biological oceanography; ecology and physiology of phytoplankton; harmful algal blooms; ocean observatories.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada 2005

Publications

  • "Optical characterization of water masses within the Columbia River plume" Journal of Geophysical Research  2012
  • "Determining indicator taxa across spatial and seasonal gradients in the Columbia River coastal margin" ISME Journal October 2013
  • "Associations between Mesodinium rubrum and cryptophyte algae in the Columbia River estuary" Aquatic Microbial Ecology  2012
  • "Influence of zinc and iron enrichments on phytoplankton growth in the northeastern subarctic Pacific" Limnology and Oceanography July 2003
  • "Nutrient and phytoplankton dynamics in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Canada) during the summer upwelling seasons of 2001-2002" Journal of Plankton Research March 2007
  • "Protist 18S rRNA gene sequence analysis reveals multiple sources of organic matter contributing to turbidity maxima of the Columbia River estuary" Marine Ecology - Progress Series October 5 2011
  • "Disinfection of ballast water with iron activated persulfate" Environmental Science & Technology October 15 2013
  • "Impacts on phytoplankton biomass and productivity in the Pacific Northwest during the warm ocean conditions of 2005" Geophysical Research Letters November 28 2006
  • "Satellite-based detection and monitoring of phytoplankton blooms along the Oregon coast" Journal of Geophysical Research  2012
  • "Red Waters of Myrionecta rubra are Biogeochemical Hotspots for the Columbia River Estuary with Impacts on Primary/Secondary Productions and Nutrient Cycles" Estuaries and Coasts May 2012
  • "Diatom dynamics in a long-lived mesoscale eddy in the northeast subarctic Pacific Ocean" Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers July 2012
  • "Discovery of a Katablepharis sp. in the Columbia River estuary that is abundant during the spring and bears a unique large ribosomal subunit sequence element" MicrobiologyOpen October 1 2014
  • "Multiple trophic levels fueled by recirculation in the Columbia River plume" Geophysical Research Letters September 1 2010
  • "Evolution of the phytoplankton assemblage in a long-lived mesoscale eddy in the eastern Gulf of Alaska" Marine Ecology - Progress Series March 1 2011
  • "Development of synthetic salinity from remote sensing for the Columbia River plume" Journal of Geophysical Research April 8 2009
  • "Influence of a buoyant river plume on phytoplankton nutrient dynamics" Journal of Geophysical Research July 8 2009
  • "Erratum" Marine Ecology - Progress Series April 15 2014
  • "High resolution microarray assay for rapid taxonomic assessment of Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (Bacillariophyceae) in the field" Harmful Algae September 2012
  • "Seasonal changes in bacterial and archaeal gene expression patterns across salinity gradients in the Columbia River coastal margin" PLoS One  2010
  • "Chaetoceros furcillatus Bailey in the Canadian Maritimes" Botanica Marina  1999
  • "Myrionecta rubra population genetic diversity and its cryptophyte chloroplast specificity in recurrent red tides in the Columbia River estuary" Aquatic Microbial Ecology  2011
  • "Macronutrient dynamics in an anticyclonic mesoscale eddy in the Gulf of Alaska" Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography April 2005
  • "Mixing and biological production at eddy margins in the eastern Gulf of Alaska" Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers April 2011
  • "Erratum" Journal of Geophysical Research  2009
  • "Erratum" Journal of Geophysical Research  2013
  • "Impact of Haida Eddies on chlorophyll distribution in the Eastern Gulf of Alaska" Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography April 2005
  • "Implications of an Asian dust storm on the Gulf of Alaska" Undersea Technology September 2005
  • "Infrastructure for collaborative science and societal applications in the Columbia River estuary" Frontiers of Earth Science October 1 2015
  • "Myrionecta rubra (Mesodinium rubrum) bloom initiation in the Columbia River estuary" Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science December 20 2011
  • "Observations of a diatom chytrid parasite in the lower columbia river" Northwest Science October 1 2014

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