Marine Life & Processes

Research at VIMS illuminates the physiology, anatomy, and behavior of marine organisms of all sizes—from microbes and plankton to squid and sea turtles—as well as the biogeochemical processes and food-web interactions that connect them. Research sheds light on benthic ecology, biodiversity, harmful algal blooms (HABs), invasive species, and jellyfish.

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Advisory Service Reports
  1. Virginia. Dept. of Health, Virginia. Dept. of Environmental Quality, and Virginia Institute of Marine Science. 2004. Harmful algal blooms and other organisms of concern in coastal waters. Virginia Department of Health, [Richmond, Va.].
  2. Haas, L. W., and K. L. Webb. 1998. Resource limitation of phytoplankton in the Virginia Chesapeake Bay and tributaries using nutrient-addition bioassays. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA.
  3. Sin, Y., R. L. Wetzel, and College of William and Mary. School of Marine Science. 1996. Patterns of phytoplankton abundance and nutrient concentration in the York River Estuary, Virginia: 1984-1994. College of William and Mary, School of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA.
  4. Musick, J. A., S. A. Bellmund, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and United States. National Marine Fisheries Service. Northeast Region. 1987. Final contract report on the ecology of sea turtles in Virginia. The Institute, Gloucester Point, VA.
  5. Jacobs, F., and G. C. Grant. 1978. Guidelines for zooplankton sampling in quantitative baseline and monitoring programs. for sale by the National Information Service, Corvallis, Or. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory ; Springfield, Va.
  6. Feeley, J. B., and M. L. Wass. 1971. The distribution and ecology of the Gammaridea (Crustacea : Amphipoda) of the lower Chesapeake estuaries. Virginia Institute of Marine Science,
  7. School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary., Gloucester Point, VA.
Five Most Recent Journal Articles
  1. Walles, B., et al., 2015. Demography of the ecosystem engineer Crassostrea gigas, related to vertical reef accretion and reef persistence. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 154: p. 224-233.
  2. Lefcheck, J.S., V.A.G. Bastazini, and J.N. Griffin, 2015. Choosing and using multiple traits in functional diversity research. Environmental Conservation, 42(2): p. 104-107.
  3. Isdell, R.E., et al., 2015. Effects of terrestrial-aquatic connectivity on an estuarine turtle. Diversity and Distributions, 21(6): p. 643-653.
  4. Guilhaumon, F., et al., 2015. Representing taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional diversity: new challenges for Mediterranean marine-protected areas. Diversity and Distributions, 21(2): p. 175-187.
  5. Granger, V., et al., 2015. Large-scale spatio-temporal monitoring highlights hotspots of demersal fish diversity in the Mediterranean Sea. Progress in Oceanography, 130: p. 65-74.

Read a full list of VIMS-authored journal articles related to marine life & processes.