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Nancy KnowltonSant Chair for Marine Science



Recent Publications:
Neal, Benjamin Paul, Khen, Adi, Treibitz, Tali, Beijbom, Oscar, O'Connor, Grace, Coffroth, Mary Alice, Knowlton, Nancy, Kriegman, David, Mitchell, B. G. and Kline, David I. 2017. Caribbean massive corals not recovering from repeated thermal stress events during 2005-2013. Ecology and Evolution, 7(5): 1339-1353. doi:10.1002/ece3.2706

Webster, Michael S., Colton, Madhavi A., Darling, Emily S., Armstrong, Jonathan, Pinsky, Malin L., Knowlton, Nancy and Schindler, Daniel E. 2017. Who Should Pick the Winners of Climate Change?. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 32(3): 167-173. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2016.12.007

Altieri, Andrew H., Harrison, Seamus B., Seemann, Janina, Collin, Rachel, Diaz, Robert J. and Knowlton, Nancy 2017. Tropical dead zones and mass mortalities on coral reefs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(14): 3660-3665. doi:10.1073/pnas.1621517114

Machida, Ryuji J., Leray, Matthieu, Ho, Shian-Lei and Knowlton, Nancy 2017. Metazoan mitochondrial gene sequence reference datasets for taxonomic assignment of environmental samples. Scientific Data, 4 doi:10.1038/sdata.2017.27

Balmford, Andrew and Knowlton, Nancy 2017. Why Earth Optimism?. Science, 356(6335): 225 doi:10.1126/science.aan4082

Krupnick, Gary A. and Knowlton, Nancy 2017. Earth Optimism: Success Stories in Plant Conservation. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 102(2): 331-340. doi:10.3417/D-16-00010A

Brandl, Simon J., Casey, Jordan M., Knowlton, Nancy and Duffy, James Emmett 2017. Marine dock pilings foster diverse, native cryptobenthic fish assemblages across bioregions. Ecology and Evolution, : n/a doi:10.1002/ece3.3288

Leray, Matthieu and Knowlton, Nancy 2016. Censusing marine eukaryotic diversity in the twenty-first century. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 371(1702) doi:10.1098/rstb.2015.0331

O'Dea, Aaron, Lessios, Harilaos A., Coates, Anthony G., Eytan, Ron I., Restrepo-Moreno, Sergio, Cione, Alberto L., Collins, Laurel S., de Queiroz, Alan, Farris, David W., Norris, Richard D., Stallard, Robert F., Woodburne, Michael O., Aguilera, Orangel, Aubry, Marie-Pierre, Berggren, William A., Budd, Ann F., Cozzuol, Mario A., Coppard, Simon E., Duque-Caro, Herman, Finnegan, Seth, Gasparini, German M., Grossman, Ethan L., Johnson, Kenneth G., Keigwin, Lloyd D., Knowlton, Nancy, et al 2016. Formation of the Isthmus of Panama. Science Advances, 2(8) doi:10.1126/sciadv.1600883

Al-Rshaidat, Mamoon, Snider, Allison, Rosebraugh, Sydney, Devine, Amanda M., Devine, Thomas D., Plaisance, Laetitia, Knowlton, Nancy and Leray, Matthieu 2016. Deep COI sequencing of standardized benthic samples unveils overlooked diversity of Jordanian coral reefs in the northern Red Sea. Genome, 59(9): 724-737. doi:10.1139/gen-2015-0208

Huang, Danwei, Arrigoni, Roberto, Benzoni, Francesca, Fukami, Hironobu, Knowlton, Nancy, Smith, Nathan D., Stolarski, Jaroslaw, Chou, Loke Ming and Budd, Ann F. 2016. Taxonomic classification of the reef coral family Lobophylliidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 178(3): 436-481. doi:10.1111/zoj.12391

Prada, Carlos, Hanna, Bishoy, Budd, Ann F, Woodley, Cheryl M, Schmutz, Jeremy, Grimwood, Jane, Iglesias-Prieto, Roberto, Pandolfi, John M, Levitan, Don, Johnson, Kenneth G, Knowlton, Nancy, Kitano, Hiroaki, DeGiorgio, Michael and Medina, Mónica 2016. Empty Niches after Extinctions Increase Population Sizes of Modern Corals. Current Biology, 26(23): 3190-3194. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.09.039

Fisher, Rebecca, O’Leary, Rebecca A, Low-Choy, Samantha, Mengersen, Kerrie, Knowlton, Nancy, Brainard, Russell E and Caley, M. J. 2015. Species Richness on Coral Reefs and the Pursuit of Convergent Global Estimates. Current Biology, 25(4): 500-505. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.12.022

LaJeunesse, Todd C., Lee, Sung Yeon, Gil-Agudelo, Diego, Knowlton, Nancy and Jeong, Hae Jin 2015. Symbiodinium necroappetens sp. nov. (Dinophyceae): an opportunist ‘zooxanthella’ found in bleached and diseased tissues of Caribbean reef corals. European Journal of Phycology, 50(2) doi:10.1080/09670262.2015.1025857

Jacquet, Jennifer, Estes, James, Jackson, Jeremy, Johnson, Ayana E., Knowlton, Nancy, Mcclenachan, Loren, Pauly, Daniel and Sala, Enric 2015. Ocean Calamities: Hyped Litany or Legitimate Concern?. Bioscience, 65(8): 745-746. doi:10.1093/biosci/biv087

Marko, Peter B., Eytan, Ron I. and Knowlton, Nancy 2015. Do large molecular sequence divergences imply an early closure of the Isthmus of Panama?. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(43) doi:10.1073/pnas.1515048112

Knowlton, Nancy and Leray, Matthieu 2015. Exploring Coral Reefs Using the Tools of Molecular Genetics. In: Birkeland, Charles, Coral Reefs in the Anthropocene. Springer Netherlands, pp.117-132.

Bracken-Grissom, Heather, Collins, Allen Gilbert, Collins, Timothy, Crandall, Keith, Distel, Daniel, Dunn, Casey, Giribet, Gonzalo, Haddock, Steven, Knowlton, Nancy, Martindale, Mark, Medina, Monica, Messing, Charles, O'Brien, Stephen J., Paulay, Gustav, Putnam, Nicolas, Ravasi, Timothy, Rouse, Greg W., Ryan, Joseph F., Schulze, Anja, Worheide, Gert, Adamska, Maja, Bailly, Xavier, Breinholt, Jesse, Browne, William E., Diaz, M. Christina, et al 2014. The Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA): Developing Community Resources to Study Diverse Invertebrate Genomes. Journal of Heredity, 105(1): 1-18. doi:10.1093/jhered/est084

Rocha, L. A., Aleixo, A., Allen, G., Almeda, F., Baldwin, Carole C., Barclay, M. V. L., Bates, J. M., Bauer, A. M., Benzoni, F., Berns, C. M., Berumen, M. L., Blackburn, D. C., Blum, S., Bolanos, F., Bowie, R. C. K., Britz, R., Brown, R. M., Cadena, C. D., Carpenter, K., Ceriaco, L. M., Chakrabarty, P., Chaves, G., Choat, J. H., Clements, K. D., Collette, Bruce B., et al 2014. Specimen collection: An essential tool. Science, 344(6186): 814-815. doi:10.1126/science.344.6186.814

Connolly, Sean R., MacNeil, M. Aaron, Caley, M. Julian, Knowlton, Nancy, Cripps, Ed, Hisano, Mizue, Thibaut, Loic M., Bhattacharya, Bhaskar D., Benedetti-Cecchi, Lisandro, Brainard, Russell E., Brandt, Angelika, Bulleri, Fabio, Ellingsen, Kari E., Kaiser, Stefanie, Kroncke, Ingrid, Linse, Katrin, Maggi, Elena, O'Hara, Timothy D., Plaisance, Laetitia, Poore, Gary C. B., Sarkar, Santosh K., Satpathy, Kamala K., Schuckel, Ulrike, Williams, Alan and Wilson, Robin S. 2014. Commonness and rarity in the marine biosphere. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(23): 8524-8529. doi:10.1073/pnas.1406664111

Huang, Danwei, Benzoni, Francesca, Fukami, Hironobu, Knowlton, Nancy, Smith, Nathan D. and Budd, Ann F. 2014. Taxonomic classification of the reef coral families Merulinidae, Montastraeidae, and Diploastraeidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 171(2): 277-355. doi:10.1111/zoj.12140

Baker, David M., Weigt, Lee A., Fogel, Marilyn and Knowlton, Nancy 2013. Ancient DNA from Coral-Hosted Symbiodinium Reveal a Static Mutualism over the Last 172 Years. PLoS ONE, 8(2): e55057 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055057

Ruckelshaus, M., Doney, S. C., Galindo, H. M., Barry, J. P., Chan, F., Duffy, James Emmett, English, C. A., Gaines, S. D., Grebmeier, J. M., Hollowed, A. B., Knowlton, Nancy, Polovina, Jeffrey J., Rabalais, N. N., Sydeman, W. J. and Talley, L. D. 2013. Securing ocean benefits for society in the face of climate change. Marine Policy, 40: 154-159. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2013.01.009

Hurt, C., Silliman, K., Anker, A. and Knowlton, Nancy 2013. Ecological speciation in anemone-associated snapping shrimps (Alpheus armatus species complex). Molecular Ecology, 22(17): 4532-4548. doi:10.1111/mec.12398

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