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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Jennifer Dreyer

Marine Scientist Senior

Email : [[jcdrey]]
Phone : (804) 684-7903 office, (804) 684-7606 lab
Office : Andrews 324
Department : Biological Sciences
Website : {{http://www.vims.edu/~jcdrey/Linnaeuslocus/}}

Education
  • M.S.  The College of William & Mary, 2004 
  • B.S.   University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1998   
Research interests

I am currently a marine scientist senior working on benthic ecology.

 Other active research interests include: polychaete taxonomy and systematics, hydrothermal vent ecology, benthic deep sea biology, reproductive biology and ecology; and environmental impacts on benthic communities.

Research Experience
  • May 2011- Present                Marine Scientist Senior, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

  • May 2004 - May 2011         Marine Scientist I, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

  • Jan. 2003 - May 2004        Teaching Assistant, The College of William & Mary

  • Aug. 2002 - Dec. 2002       Research Assistant, The College of William & Mary

  • Oct. 1999 - June 2002        Research Associate I, University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • Mar. 1999 - June 1999        Lab Technician, University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Dec. 1998 - Mar. 1999         Groundfish Observer Saltwater Inc., / National Marine Fisheries Service

  • Sept. 1998 - Dec. 1998        Student Assistant II, University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • June 1998 - Aug. 1998        Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Intern, Darling Marine Center, University of Maine

  • Oct. 1997 - May 1998          Research Assistant,  University of Alaska Fairbanks

Field Experience
  •  July 13 - August 5, 2009             Nha Trang, Vietnam

  • Jan. 31 - Feb. 4, 2006                    R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer, Ross Sea, Antarctica (IVARS)

  • Dec.13, 2005 - Jan. 30, 2006    R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer, Ross Sea, Antarctica (CORSACS)

  • Feb. 26-March 3, 2005                 R/V Western Flyer using ROV Tiburon, Whale Falls and Wood Falls

  • Jan. 25-Feb. 16, 2005                   R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer, Ross Sea, Antarctica (IVARS)

  • Dec.10 - 28, 2004                           USCGC Polar Star, Ross Sea, Antarctica (IVARS)

  • Feb.1- 9, 2004                                  USCGC Polar Star, Ross Sea, Antarctica (IVARS)

  • July 22 - Aug. 3, 2003                  R/V Atlantis using DSV Alvin Blake Ridge Cold Seep off the coast of SC

  • May 12 - 24, 2003                          R/V Delaware II, Bear Seamount off Georges Banks

  • Dec. 9, 2001- Jan.1, 2002          R/V Atlantis using DSV Alvin East Pacific Rise (9N) Hydrothermal Vents

  • Aug. 25–31, 1998                           R/V Edwin Link using the RS Clelia, Gulf of Maine

Awards
  • April 2006                                         National Science Foundation U.S. Antarctic Service Medal

  • July 2003                                          American Museum of Natural History Lerner Gray Memorial Fund

  • June 2003                                         W&M Student Activities Conference Fund Award

  • April 2003                                        W&M Graduate Student Association Conference Fund Award

  • Feb. 2003                                          W&M Carol Woody Internship Award

  • Jan. 2003 - May 2004                 W&M Teaching Assistantship

  • Aug.- Dec. 2002                             W&M Research Assistantship

  • Oct. 2002                                          W&M Minor Research Grant award

  • Mar. 1998                                          UAF Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Grant

Publications
  • Peloquin, J.A., Shields, A.R.,  Dreyer, J. Smith, Jr., W.O. The association of microzooplankton with colonial Phaeocystis antarctica in the Ross Sea, Antarctica.  In prep. for Marine Biology.

  • Smith, Jr., W.O., Shields, A.R., Dreyer, J., Peloquin, J., & Asper, V.A. (2011). Interannual variability in vertical export in the Ross Sea:  Magnitude, composition, and environmental correlates. Deep Sea Research I, 58 (2):147-159. 
  • Smith, W.O., Tozzi, S., Shields, A., Dreyer, J., & Peloquin, J. (2009). Interannual, Seasonal and Event-Scale Variability in the Ross Sea. Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry News, 2(2): 1-4. 

  • Kvist, S., Dreyer, J., & Erséus, C. (2008). Two new species of Tubificoides (Annelida: Clitellata: Naididae) from the Blake Ridge methane seep in the North-west Atlantic Ocean. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 121 (4): 531-540.

  •  Salazar-Vallejo, S.I., Imajima, M., Bailey-Brock, J.H., & Dreyer, J.  (2007). Revision of Pseudexogone Augener, 1922 (Polychaeta: Syllidae) and its transfer to Pilargidae.  Zoosystema, 29 (3): 535-553. 

  • Illustrations by Dreyer, J. (2006) Chapter 29. An Introduction to Shell-Forming Marine Organisms. In Sturm, C.F., Pearce, T.A., Valdes, A. (Eds.), The Mollusks: A Guide to Their Study, Collection, and Preservation (pp 359-371). Boca Raton, Florida: Universal Publishers.

  •  Dreyer, J., Knick, K.E., Flickinger, W.B. & Van Dover, C.L. (2005). Development of macrofaunal community structure in mussel beds on the northern East Pacific Rise. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 302: 121-134.

  • Erseus, C., Giere, O., Dreyer, J., Bailey-Brock, J.H. (2005). A new species of Tubificoides (Oligochaeta) from Sand Island, Oahu, Hawaii. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 118 (2): 264-269.

  • Dreyer, J., Bailey-Brock, J., & McCarthy, S. (2005). Effects of Hurricane Iniki on intertidal faunal on the South Shore of Oahu. Marine Environmental Research, 59: 367-380.

  • Dreyer, J., Miura, T. & Van Dover, C.L. (2004). Vesicomyicola trifurcatus, a New Species of Commensal Polychaete found in Deep-sea Clams collected from the Blake Ridge Cold Seep. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 117 (1): 106-113.

  • Bailey-Brock, J.H., Dreyer, J. & Brock, R.E. (2003). Three new species of Saccocirrus (Saccocirridae Czerniavsky, 1881,Polychaeta), from Hawaii’i. Pacific Science, 57 (4): 463-478.

  • Turnipseed, M., Knick, K.E., Lipcius, R.N., Dreyer, J. & C.L. Van Dover. (2003). Diversity in mussel beds at hydrothermal and cold seeps. Ecology Letters 6: 1-6.

  • Bailey-Brock, J.H., Paavo, B., Barrett, B.M., & Dreyer, J. (2002). Polychaete species as organic enrichment indicators from Oahu, Hawaii'i. Pacific Science 156 (4): 459-479.

  • Bailey-Brock, J.H., Paavo, B., Barrett, B.M. & Dreyer, J. (2001) Changes in Pollution Indicators at the Sand Island Sewage Outfall. Proceedings of the Ocean’s Conference 2001 MTS/IEEE. Volume 3. ISBN# 0-933957-28-9.

  • Gerken, S., & Gross, J. (2000). Gynodiastylis laciniacristatus, a new species (Crustacea: Cumacea) from Australia. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 113 (1), 95-103.

  • Van Dover, CL., Trask, J., Gross, J., & Knowlton, A. (1999). Reproductive biology of free-living and commensal polychaetes at the Lucky Strike hydrothermal vent field (Mid-Atlantic Ridge). Marine Ecology Progress Series 181, 201-214.

  • Illustrations by Dreyer, J. in Gutierrez-Antrim, L. 2005. To Shell or Not to Shell: an Introduction to Shell Forming Invertebrates. How to Collect Shells. Charles Sturm, Ed. Museum of Pittsburgh. In Press.

Other Research Contributions

  • Contributor to: A species list of the polychaetes and invertebrates found in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii in 1999. Identified a large majority of these polychaetes believed to be introduced species from shipping or military vessels docking at the harbor.

  • Contributor to: Benthic Sampling in the Vicinity of Sewage Outfalls off Tanguisson and Agana, Guam, Mariana Islands WRRC Report 2001. Compiled a species list of polychaetes and invertebrates, taxonomic illustrations, and report for two proposed sewage outfalls in Guam.

  • Contributor to: The Impacts of Polydactylus Sexfilis Mariculture on the Benthos

    • Report Number one of three HOARP Phase III. Feb 2002

    • Report Number two of three HOARP Phase III. April 22, 2002

    • Report Number three of three HOARP Phase III. June 2002

  • Contributor to: A species list and taxonomic illustrations of the polychaetes and invertebrates for the regional EMAP project funded by the EPA. Samples were taken from 5 Hawaiian Islands.

Presentations

  • June 4-9, 2006  S. Tozzi, J. Peloquin, J. Dreyer  Development of new flowcam flow cytometer protocol for processing samples with a wide range of different sized phytoplankton from the Ross Sea, Antarctica.  Poster presentation at the ASLO Summer Meeting: Global Challenges Facing Oceanography and Limnology, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

  • February 20-24, 2006  A.R. Shields, G.K. Henderson, J. Dreyer, W.O. Smith, Jr. and D.K. Steinberg.  A Modified Dilution Technique to Determine Microzooplankton Composition, Grazing, and Nutrient Regeneration in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Poster presentation at the 13th Ocean Sciences Meeting, (ASLO/ERF/TOS/AGU joint meeting) Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • October 10-14, 2005 J. Peloquin, A. Shields, J. Dreyer and W.O. Smith The association of microzooplankton with colonial Phaeocystis antarctica in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Poster presentation at the 3rd International Conference on the Oceanography of the Ross Sea Antarctica, Venice, Italy.

  • August 20-28, 2004 C.L.Van Dover and J. Dreyer Temporal change in mussel bed communities at deep-sea hydrothermal vents on the East Pacific Rise. 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence, Italy.
  • July 5-9, 2004 J. Dreyer and C.L. Van Dover A new genus and species of Nautiliniellidae found in deep-sea clams at the Blake Ridge cold seep. Poster presentation at the 8th International Polychaete Conference, Madrid, Spain.
  • July 5-9, 2004 R.J. Mroz, J. Dreyer and C.L. Van Dover A histological investigation into the internal anatomy of a new species of commensal polychaete from the family Nautiliniellidae at the Blake Ridge methane hydrate. Poster presentation at at the 8th International Polychaete Conference, Madrid, Spain.
  • July 5-9, 2004 S.I. Salazar-Vallejo, I. Minora, J.H. Bailey-Brock, J. Dreyer Review of Psuedoexogone Augener, 1922 (Polychaeta: Syllidae) and its reassignment to Pilargidae. Poster presentation at the 8th International Polychaete Conference, Madrid, Spain.
  • February 13, 2004 J. Dreyer and C.L. Van Dover Time-series comparisons of hydrothermal-vent mussel bed communities on the East Pacific Rise between 1999 and 2001. Poster presentation at the 3rd Annual Graduate Research Symposium at the College of William and Mary, VA.
  • August 25-30, 2003 J. Dreyer and C.L. Van Dover Community Structure of Hydrothermal- vent mussel beds on the East Pacific Rise between 1999 and 2001. Oral presentation at the 10th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Coos Bay, OR
  • March 28-30, 2003 J. Dreyer and C.L. Van Dover Time-series comparisons of hydrothermal-vent mussel bed communities on the East Pacific Rise between 1999 and 2001. Poster presentation at the 32nd Marine Benthic Ecology Meeting in Groton, CT.
Invited Speaker
  • November 17, 2009: J.Dreyer.  Presentations on Careers in Marince Science and Hydrothermal vents.  Invited speaker for Career Day at Menchville High School 10th grade Marine Biology class.

  • December 8, 2006:  J. Dreyer.  Life at the Bottom of the Ocean:  Hydrothermal Vents. Invited guest lecturer for Biology 108N course at Old  Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.

  • Feb 16-17, 2006: J.Dreyer.  General presentations on Antarctica and Hydrothermal vents.  Invited speaker for Menchville High School 9th grade Earth Science classes. Gave presentations in 2 honors classes and 4 average classes over a two-day period.

  • April 30, 2004 J. Dreyer and C.L. Van Dover Dynamics at Hydrothermal Vents: Evidence for Stable Macrofaunal Communities in Mussel Beds on the Northern East Pacific Rise. Invited departmental seminar at the University of South Carolina Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC.

  • March 7-9, 2004 J. Dreyer and C.L. Van Dover. Temporal variation in mussel bed communities on the East Pacific Rise between 1999 and 2001. Oral presentation at the Southampton Oceanography Centre, Southampton, England as part of a three-day workshop on chemosynthetic ecosystems and reproduction.

  • May 29, 2003 J. Dreyer and C.L. Van Dover Age-Community Structure Relationships of Hydrothermal Vent Mussel Beds on the East Pacific Rise between 1999 and 2001. Oral presentation for NSF Chautauqua Course: Biology in the Extreme: Life in Deep-Sea Chemosynthetic Ecosystems.

Teaching
  • Fall 2010                                General Biology 101 -Lecture, Thomas Nelson Community College

  • Fall 2010                                General Biology 102- Laboratory, Thomas Nelson Community College

  • Spring 2003 and 2004     Biology 200- Laboratory, The College of William & Mary

  • Fall 2003                                Biology 316- Invertebrate Biology Laboratory, The College of William & Mary 

Certifications

  • First Aid and CPR Certification, July 2011, VIMS

  • Open Water SCUBA certification, June 1999, Fairbanks, AK

  • Advanced Open Water SCUBA certification, October 1999, Oahu, HI

Specialized Course-Work and Hobbies

  • College Science Teaching Course - VIMS graduate class during Fall 2009.

  • Cladistics and Polychaetes III course as part of the 8th International Polychaete Conference in Madrid, Spain (July 2004).

  • Biological Microscopy – completed a graduate course on Scanning Electron Microscopy and Transmission Microscopy at the College of William & Mary. Developing and printing micrographs was a large component, along with tissue preparation.

  • Scuba Diving and Snorkeling - have been able to dive and snorkel in diverse locations such as Alaska, Hawaii, Tahiti, and Mexico. Have 27 logged dives with about 16 hours underwater.

Sailing and Boating
  • Currently crewing on the Avalon II, a 1968 Islander 34 sailboat with an all woman crew racing out of the York River Yacht Club on the York River, Virginia.

  • Extensive experience working on commercial fishing vessels during the winter of 1998-1999 in the Gulf of Alaska.

  • Crewed on the Beausoliel, a Beneteau 45 sailboat that raced out of Portland, Maine during the summer of 1998.