Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies

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SF State's bayside marine and estuarine research facility.

Lindsay Sullivan - Adjunct Professor

Biological Oceanography
Romberg Tiburon Center and Department of Biology


Phone: (415) 435-7127
E-mail: ljswr@sfsu.edu

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Research Interests
My primary research interests are the ecology and physiology of zooplankton with emphasis on feeding, growth, and reproduction. Zooplankton are abundant and ubiquitous members of aquatic environments and are an important component in both freshwater and marine food webs. Investigating the ecology of zooplankton contributes to our understanding of how food webs function and how they will respond to anthropogenic change, including species introductions, eutrophication, and climate change. My current research focuses on the impacts of invasive prey/predators (including jellyfish) on the population dynamics of planktivorous fish in the San Francisco Estuary.

 

Selected Papers

Sullivan, L.J., W. Kimmerer. 2013. Egg development times of Eurytemora affinis and Pseudodiaptomus forbesi (Copepoda, Calanoida) from the upper San Francisco Estuary with notes on methods. Journal of Plankton Research, doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbt076.

 

Greene, V.E., L.J. Sullivan, J.K. Thompson and W.J. Kimmerer. 2011. Grazing impact of the invasive clam Corbula amurensis on the microplankton assemblage of the northern San Francisco Estuary. Marine Ecology Progress Series 431:183–193.

 

Sullivan, L.J. 2010. Gut evacuation of larval Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz (Ctenophora, Lobata). Journal of Plankton Research, 32:69–74.

 

Sullivan, L.J., and D.J. Gifford. 2009. Preservation of the larval ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz (Ctenophora, Lobata). Journal of Plankton Research, 31:921–926.

 

Sullivan, L.J., and D.J. Gifford. 2007. Growth and feeding rates of the newly-hatched larval ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz (Ctenophora, Lobata). Journal of Plankton Research 29:949–965.

 

Waggett, R.J., and L.J. Sullivan. 2006. Feeding efficiency of the larval ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz (Ctenophora, Lobata). Journal of Plankton Research 28:719–723.

 

Costello, J.H., B.K. Sullivan, D.J. Gifford, D.Van Keuren and L.J. Sullivan. 2006. Seasonal refugia, shoreward thermal amplification and metapopulation dynamics of the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Limnology and Oceanography 51:1819–1831.

 

Sullivan, L.J., and D.J. Gifford. 2004. Diet of the larval ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz (Ctenophora, Lobata). Journal of Plankton Research 26:417–431.

 

 
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