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- 2022 Publications
Annunziato, Mark, et al. (2022) “An Integrated Systems-Level Model of the Toxicity of Brevetoxin Based on High-Resolution Magic-Angle Spinning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (HRMAS NMR) Metabolic Profiling of Zebrafish Embryos.” The Science of the Total Environment, vol. 803, Elsevier B.V, pp. 149858–149858, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.149858.
Boucek, R.E., Rehage, J., Castillo, N.A., Dowskin, E., Larkin, M., Santos, R., Navarre, C., Adams, A. (2022 in review). Using recreational tournament data to construct a 52 year timeseries of the Florida Keys recreational Bonefish fishery – In Review
Campbell, L.J., Castillo, N.A., Dunn, C.D., Perez, A., Schmitter-Soto, J.J., Mejri, S., Boucek, R. E., Santos Corujo, R., Adams, A.J., Rehage, J.S., Goldberg, T. L. (2022 in review). Viruses of Atlantic Bonefish (Albula vulpes) show geographic patterns consistent with population declines. – In Review.
Christian Perez, Quentin Felty, Changwon Yoo, Deodutta Roy, Alok Deoraj: Molecular Contributions of NRF1 and ID3 to Vascular Toxicity in Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy. 2022 Society of Toxicology 61st Annual Meeting. Toxicological Sciences: The Toxicologist. San Diego, California. 03/2022
Esmaeilian A., and O'Shea K., (2022) “Application of dimensional analysis in sorption modeling of the styryl pyridinium cationic dyes on reusable iron based humic acid coated magnetic nanoparticles” Chemosphere 286:131699.
Esmaeilian A., Dionysiou D., and O'Shea K., (2022) “Incorporating the simultaneous effect of initial concentration and sorbent dose into removal prediction model using glyphosate experimental data and theoretical analysis” Chemical Engineering Journal, Under review
James WR, Santos RO, Rodemann JR, Rezek RJ, Fratto ZW, Furman BT, Hall MO, Kelble CR, Rehage JS, & JA Nelson (in revision) Widespread seagrass die-off has no legacy effect on basal resource use of seagrass food webs in Florida Bay, USA.
Lemos, L.S., Gantiva, L., Kaylor, C., Sanchez, A., Quinete, N. (2022) "American Oysters as Bioindicators of Emerging Organic Contaminants in Florida, United States." Science of the Total Environment, 835 (6), 155316. dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4048906
Leyva, D., Tariq U., Saeed, F., Jaffé, R.; Fernandez-Lima, F. (2022) “Unsupervised Structural Classification of Dissolved Organic Matter Based on Fragmentation Pathways.” Environ. Sci. Technol., 56 (2), 1458-1468.
Li, X., Fatowe, M., Cui, D., & Quinete, N. (2022). Assessment of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in Biscayne Bay surface waters and tap waters from South Florida. Science of the Total Environment, 806, 150393. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150393
B. Ng, N. Quinete, P. Gardinali. Differential organic contaminant ionization source detection and identification in environmental waters by non-targeted analysis. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 2022. In Press. doi.org/10.1002/etc.5268.
Perez C, Felty Q. Molecular basis of the association between transcription regulators nuclear respiratory factor 1 and inhibitor of DNA binding protein 3 and the development of microvascular lesions. Microvascular Research. 2022 Feb: 104337. DOI: 10.1016/j.mvr.2022.104337. PMID: 35143811.
Pezeshk, S. (2022) Bio-Tile: An Intelligent Hybrid-Infrastructure. In: Yuan P.F., Chai H., Yan C., Leach N. (eds) Proceedings of the 2021 Digital FUTURES. CDRF 2021. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-5983-6_8
Santos RO, James WR, Nelson JA, Rehage JS, Serafy J, Pittman SJ, & D Lirman (2022) Influence of seascape spatial pattern on the trophic niche of an omnivorous fish. Ecosphere https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3944
Troxell, K., Ng, B., Ley, I. and Gardinali, P. (2022), Detecting Water Constituents Unique to Septic Tanks as a Wastewater Source in the Environment by Non-target Analysis; South Florida’s Deering Estate Rehydration Project Case Study. Environ Toxicol Chem. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.5309
Zahilyn D. Roche Allred, Brianna L. Martinez, Abigail Green, Anthony Farias, Ana Tomlinson, Jeffrey Gonzalez, Aaron Rose, Alex Kararo, Kristin Parent, Rebecca Matz, Sonia Underwood, (2022) “Lessons Learned from the Implementation and Evaluation of Multidisciplinary Activities”, Journal of Chemical Education, under review.
- 2021 Publications
B. J. Place, E. M. Ulrich, J. K. Challis, A. Chao, B. Du, K. Favela, Y. Feng, C. M. Fisher, P. Gardinali, A. Hood, A. M. Knolhoff, A. D. McEachran, S. L. Nason, S. R. Newton, B. Ng, J. Nuñez, K. T. Peter, A. L. Phillips, N. Quinete, R. Renslow, J. R. Sobus, E. M. Sussman, B. Warth, S. Wickramasekara, A. J. Williams. An introduction to the benchmarking and publications for non-targeted analysis working group. Anal. Chem. 2021, 93 (49), 16289-16296.
Balderas-Guzman, C., Wang, R., Muellerklein, O., Smith, M.A., & Eger, C.G. (2021). Comparing stormwater quality and watershed typologies across the United States: a machine learning approach. Water Research. (In Review)
Beal, A., Hackerott, S., Franks, B., Gruber, S. H., Feldheim, K., & Eirin-Lopez, J. M. (2021) Epigenetic responses in juvenile Lemon sharks (Negaprion brevirostris) during a coastal dredging episode in Bimini, Bahamas. Ecological Indicators, 127, 107793. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.107793
Cerveny, D., Fick, J., Klaminder, J., McCallum, E.S., Bertram, M.G., Castillo, N.A., Brodin, T. (2021) “Water temperature affects the biotransformation and accumulation of a psychoactive pharmaceutical and its metabolite in aquatic organisms.” Environment International, 155, 106705. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2021.106705
Gaiser, E.E., J.S. Kominoski, D.M. McKnight, C.A. Bahlai, C. Cheng, S. Record, W. Wollheim, K.R. Christianson, M.R. Downs, P.A. Hawman, S.J. Holbrook, A. Kumar, D.R. Mishra, N.P. Molotch, R.B. Primack, A. Rassweiler, R.J. Schmitt, L. Sutter. Long-term ecological research and the COVID-19 anthropause: A window to understanding social-ecological disturbance. Ecosphere (in press)
García Barcia L, Pinzone M, Lepoint G, Pau C, Das K, Kiszka JJ. Factors affecting mercury concentrations in two oceanic cephalopods of commercial interest from the southern Caribbean. Mar Pollut Bull. 2021 Jul;168:112408. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112408. Epub 2021 May 6. PMID: 33965692.
Gervasi CL, Santos RO, Rezek RJ, James WR, Boucek RE, Bradshaw C, Kavanagh C, Osborne J, & Rehage JS (2021) Bottom-up conservation: Using translational ecology to inform conservation priorities for a recreational fishery. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2021-0024
Hackerott, S., H. A. Martell, J. M. Eirin-Lopez. (2021) Coral environmental memory: Causes, mechanisms, and consequences for future reefs. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 36: 1011-1023
James WR, Santos RO, Rehage JS, Doerr JC, & JA Nelson (2021) E-scape: consumer specific landscapes of energetic resources derived from stable isotope analysis and remote sensing. Journal of Animal Ecology https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13637
Juliet M. Wong and Jose M. Eirin-Lopez (2021) Evolution of methyltransferase like (METTL) proteins in Metazoa: A complex gene family involved in epitranscriptomic regulation and other epigenetic processes. Molecular Biology and Evolution msab267. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msab267
Kimball ME, Connolly RM, Alford SB, Colombano DD, James WR, Kenworth MD, Norris GS, Ollerhead J, Ramsden S, Rehage JS, Sparks EL, Waltham NJ, Worthington TA, & Taylor MD (2021) Novel applications of technology for advancing tidal marsh ecology. Estuaries & Coasts doi: 10.1007/s12237-021-00939-w
Li, X., Fatowe, M., Cui, D., Quinete, N. (2021) "Assessment of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in Biscayne Bay surface waters and tap waters from South Florida." Science of the Total Environment, 806, 1, 150393. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150393
Lugo Charriez, K., Soledade Lemos, L., Carrazana, Y. et al. Application of an Improved Chloroform-Free Lipid Extraction Method to Staghorn Coral (Acropora cervicornis) Lipidomics Assessments. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 107, 92–99 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-020-03078-3
Meeder, J.F., Parkinson, R.W., Ogurcak, D. et al. (2021) "Changes in Sediment Organic Carbon Accumulation under Conditions of Historical Sea-Level Rise, Southeast Saline Everglades, Florida, USA," Wetlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-021-01440-7
Moncada, A.M., Melesse, A.M., Vithanage, J., Price, R.M. (2021) "Long-Term Assessment of Surface Water Quality in a Highly Managed Estuary Basin." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 9417. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179417
Brian Ng, Natalia Quinete, Stephanie Maldonado, Kathleen Lugo, Julian Purrinos, Henry Briceño, Piero Gardinali. (2021) "Understanding the occurrence and distribution of emerging pollutants and endocrine disruptors in sensitive coastal South Florida Ecosystems." Science of the Total Environment 757. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143720.
Olanrewaju, C. A., Ramirez, C. E., & Fernandez-Lima, F. (2021). Characterization of Deasphalted Crude Oils Using Gas Chromatography–Atmospheric Pressure Laser Ionization–Trapped Ion Mobility Spectrometry–Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry. Energy & Fuels, 35(17), 13722-13730.
Olanrewaju, C. A., Ramirez, C. E., & Fernandez-Lima, F. (2021). Comprehensive Screening of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Similar Compounds Using GC–APLI–TIMS–TOFMS/GC–EI–MS. Analytical Chemistry, 93(15), 6080-6087.
Onwuka, I.S., Scinto, L.J., Mahdavi Mazdeh, A. (2021) "Comparative Use of Hydrologic Indicators to Determine the Effects of Flow Regimes onWater Quality in Three Channels across Southern Florida, USA." Water 2021, 13, 2184. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13162184
Peña, F., Nardi, F., Melesse, A., Obeysekera, J., Castelli, F., Price, R. M., Crowl, T., and Gonzalez-Ramirez, N.: Compound flood modelling framework for rainfall-groundwater interactions, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss. [preprint], https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-259, in review, 2021.
Francisco Peña, Fernando Nardi, Assefa Melesse, Jayantha Obeysekera. (2021) "Assessing geomorphic floodplain models for large scale coarse resolution 2D flood modelling in data scarce regions." Geomorphology 389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2021.107841.
Pittman SJ, Yates KL, Bouchet PJ,… James WR… (34 additional authors) (2021) Seascape ecology: Identifying research priorities for an emerging ocean sustainability science. Marine Ecology Progress Series https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13661
Presa-Reyes, Maria, and Shu-Ching Chen. "Weakly-Supervised Damaged Building Localization and Assessment with Noise Regularization." In 2021 IEEE 4th International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (MIPR), pp. 8-14. IEEE, 2021.
Presa-Reyes, Maria, Yudong Tao, Shu-Ching Chen, and Mei-Ling Shyu. (2021) "Deep Learning with Weak Supervision for Disaster Scene Description in Low-Altitude Imagery." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Rodemann JR, James WR, Santos RO, Furman BT, Fratto ZW, Bautista V, Hernandez JL, Viadero NM, Linenfelser JO, Lacy LA, Hall MO, Kelble CR, Kavanaugh C, & JS Rehage (2021) Impact of extreme disturbances on suspended sediment in Western Florida Bay: Implications for seagrass resilience. Frontiers in Marine Science https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.633240
Rodriguez-Casariego J. A., R. Cunning, A. C. Baker, J. M. Eirin-Lopez (2021) Symbiont shuffling induces differential DNA methylation responses to thermal stress in the coral Montastraea cavernosa. Molecular Ecology, 00, 1-15 doi:10.1111/mec.16246
Russell Fielding, Jeremy J. Kiszka, Catherine Macdonald, Meaghan A. McCormack, Jessica Dutton, Alison D. Ollivierre, James A. Arnett, Molly Elkins, Niko A. Darby, Hannah-Marie Garcia, Suzanne Skinner, Haley Tucker & Vincent Reid (2021). "Demographic and geographic patterns of cetacean-based food product consumption and potential mercury exposure within a Caribbean whaling community." Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, 27:6, 1671-1695, DOI: 10.1080/10807039.2020.1870865
Smith, M. A., Kominoski, J. S., Gaiser, E. E., Price, R. M., & Troxler, T. G. (2021). Stormwater runoff and tidal flooding transform dissolved organic matter composition and increase bioavailability in urban coastal ecosystems. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 126(7), e2020JG006146.
Tariq U., Leyva, D., Fernandez-Lima, F., Saeed, F. (2021) “Graph Theoretic Approach for the Analysis of Comprehensive Mass-Spectrometry (MS/MS) Data of Dissolved Organic Matter.” IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), 3742-3746.
Van Dam, B., Polsenaere, P., Barreras-Apodaca, A., Lopes, C., Sanchez-Mejia, Z., Tokoro, T., et al. (2021). Global trends in air-water CO2 exchange over seagrass meadows revealed by atmospheric Eddy Covariance. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 35, e2020GB006848. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GB006848
Yando, E.S., T.M. Sloey, F. Dahdouh-Guebas, K. Rogers, G.M.O. Abuchahla, S. Cannicci, S.W.J. Canty, T.C. Jennerjahn, D.E. Ogurcak, J.B. Adams, R.M. Connolly, K. Diele, S.Y. Lee, J.K. Rowntree, S. Sharma, K.C. Cavanaugh, N. Cormier, I.C. Feller, S. Fratini, X. Ouyang, A.K.S. Wee, and D.A. Friess (2021). "Conceptualizing ecosystem degradation using mangrove forests as a model system." Biological Conservation 263, 109355. doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109355
- 2020 Publications
Burton, L., K. Jayachandran, S. Bhansali, “The real-time revolution for in-situ soil nutrient sensing: A review,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, January 2020 - Under Review
Burton, L., V. Kamat, K. Jayachandran, S. Bhansali, “SensePod for real-time evaluation of plant phenotypic characteristics,” Journal of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, January 2020 - Under Review
Castellanos, A., M. G. Hernandez, M. Tomic-Canic, I. Jozic and F. Fernandez-Lima. Multimodal, in Situ Imaging of Ex Vivo Human Skin Reveals Decrease of Cholesterol Sulfate in the Neoepithelium during Acute Wound Healing. Analytical Chemistry, 2020, 92, 1386-1394. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.9b04542
Charriez KL, Carrazana Y, Lemos LS, Hauser-Davis RA, Rodríguez-Casariego J, Eirin-Lopez JM, Quinete NS. Development of an improved chloroform-free lipid extraction method applied to staghorn Acropora cervicornis corals lipid determinations. Submitted to Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 28 Aug 2020.
Cui, D., Li, X., & Quinete, N. (2020). Occurrence, fate, sources and toxicity of PFAS: What we know so far in Florida and major gaps. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 130, 115976. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2020.115976
Durán, A., Flood P., Barton, M., Mercado-Molina, A.E., Trexler, J.C. Invasion impacts on function and services of aquatic ecosystems. Hydrobiologia (Under Review)
Fielding, R., Kiszka, J., MacDonald, C., MacCornack, M.A., Dutton, J., Ollivierre, A.D., Arnett, J., Elkins, M., Darby, N.A., Garcia, H.-M., Skinner, S., Tucker, H. & Reid, V. "Demographic and geographic patterns of cetacean-based food product consumption and potential mercury exposure within a Caribbean whaling community". Human and Ecological Risk Assessment.
Garcia-Barcia, L., Pinzone, M., Lepoint, G., Pau, C., Das, K. & Kiszka, J. "Mercury concentrations in relation to trophic level and body length in two oceanic cephalopods of commercial interest from the southern Caribbean". Marine Pollution Bulletin.
Gaiser, E., Kominoski, J., McKnight, D., Bahlai, C., Cheng, C., Record, S., Wollheim, W., Christianson, K., Downs, M., Harms, T., Hawman, P., Holbrook, S., Kumar, A., Mishra, D., Molotch, N., Primack, R., Rassweiler, A., Schmitt, R., Sutter, L. "Long-term ecological research and the COVID-19 anthropause: A window to understanding social-ecological disturbance". Ecosphere. submitted.
Henderson A., Ng B., Landeweer S., Quinete N., Gardinali P."Assessment of sucralose, caffeine and acetaminophen as anthropogenic tracers in aquatic systems across Florida." B. Environ. Contam. Tox. 2020, 1-7.
Howard, J.L., Lopes, C.C., Wilson, S.S., McGee-Absten, V., Carrión, C.I., Fourqurean, J.W. Decomposition Rates of Surficial and Buried Organic Matter and the Lability of Soil Carbon Stocks Across a Large Tropical Seagrass Landscape. Estuaries and Coasts (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-020-00817-x
Iporac LAR. 2020. Are Asians and Asian-Americans Excluded in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives? Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, doi: 10.1002/lob.10408
Leyva, D., Jaffe, R., Fernandez-Lima, F., Structural Characterization of Dissolved Organic Matter at the Chemical Formula Level Using TIMS-FT-ICR MS/MS. Analytical Chemistry 2020, 92 (17), 11960-11966.
Lugo Charriez K., Lemos L.S., Carrazana Y., Rodriguez-Casariego J.A, Eirin-Lopez J.M, Hauser-Davis R.A.,Gardinali P., Soares Quinete N., (2020) "Application of an Improved Chloroform-Free Lipid Extraction Method to staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) Lipidomics Assessment". Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (submitted)
McCormack, M.A., Fielding, R., Kiszka, J., Paz, V., Jackson, B.P., Bergfelt, D.R. & Dutton, J., 2020. "Mercury and selenium concentrations, and selenium: mercury molar ratios, in small cetaceans taken off St. Vincent, West Indies". Environmental Research, 181: 108908
Meeder, J.M., R.W. Parkinson, D. E. Ogurcak, M.S. Ross, J. Kominoski, and S. Castaneda. Sediment accumulation and OC storage under conditions of Holocene sea-level rise, Southeast Saline Everglades, Florida, U.S.A. Wetlands. Submitted.
Mekonnen, Y., L. Burton, A. Sarwat, S. Bhansali, “Sensors, IoT, Smart Agriculture and Future of Smart City”, Submitted to Journal of Electrochemical Society, 2020 (Under Review)
Mekonnen, Y., S. Namduri, L. Burton, A. Sarwat, S. Bhanslai, “Machine Learning Techniques in Wireless Sensor Network based Precision Agriculture”, Journal of Electrochemical Society, 2020 (In press)
Namuduri, S., B.N. Narayanan, V.S.P. Davuluru, L. Burton, S. Bhansali, “Deep Learning Methods for Sensor based Predictive Maintenance and Future Perspectives for Electrochemical Sensors”, Journal of Electrochemical Society, 2020 (In press)
Ng, B., Quinete, N., & Gardinali, P. R. (2020). Assessing accuracy, precision and selectivity using quality controls for non-targeted analysis. Science of The Total Environment, 136568 (In press)
Ng B., Quinete N., Maldonado S., Lugo K., Purrinos J., Briceño H., Gardinali P. "Understanding the occurrence and distribution of emerging pollutants and endocrine disruptors in sensitive South Florida Ecosystems." In Press. Sci. Total Environ. 2020,
Olanrewaju C.A., Ramirez, C. E., & Fernandez-Lima, F. (2020) "Comprehensive Screening of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and similar compounds using GC-APLI-TIMS-TOFMS/GC-EI-MS". (submitted). Anal. Chem.
Paduani, M. (2020). Microplastics as novel sedimentary particles in coastal wetlands: A review. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 161, 111739. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111739.
Perez C.M., Felty Q., Yoo C." Novel ID3 Regulatory Gene Networks Contributing to Brain Vascular Disease." Toxicological Sciences 174(1); 84, March 2020.
Peña, F.; Nardi, F.; Melesse, A.; Obeysekera, J.; Assessing geomorphic floodplain models for large scale coarse resolution 2D flood modelling in data scarce regions. Geomorphology 2020 (Under review)
Peña, F.; Nardi, F. Floodplain Terrain Analysis for Coarse Resolution 2D Flood Modeling. Hydrology 2018, 5(4), 52; https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrology5040052
Pierce J.L., Lauretta M.V., Rezek R.J., Rehage J.S., 2020. "Survival of Florida Largemouth Bass in a coastal refuge habitat across years of varying drying severity". Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 10.1002/tafs.10274
Presa-Reyes M., Bogosian B., Schonhoff B., Jerauld C., Moreyra C., Gardinali P., Chen S.C.,"A Water Quality Research Platform for the Near-real-time Buoy Sensor Data," The 21st IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration for Data Science (IEEE IRI 2020), Tuscany Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, pp. 287-294, August 11-13, 2020.
Presa-Reyes M., Chen S.C, "Assessing Building Damage by Learning the Deep Feature Correspondence of Before and After Aerial Images," IEEE 3rd International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, pp. 43-48, August 6-8, 2020.
Quinete NS, Hauser-Davis RA, Lemos LS, Moura JF, Siciliano S, Gardinali PR. Occurrence and tissue distribution of organochlorinated compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) from the Southeastern coast of Brazil. Science of the Total Environment 749:141473.
Regier, P., Larsen, L., Cawley, K., Jaffé, R., Linking hydrology and dissolved organic matter characteristics in a subtropical wetland: a long-term study of the Florida Everglades. Global Biogeochemical Cycles (in press). DOI: 10.1029/2020GB006648.
Rezek, Ryan J., Jordan A. Massie, James A. Nelson, Rolando O. Santos, Natasha M. Viadero, Ross E. Boucek, and Jennifer S. Rehage. In press. Individual consumer movement mediates food web coupling across a coastal ecosystem. Ecosphere.
Rodríguez-Casariego, Javier A., Mercado-Molina Alex E., Garcia-Souto Daniel, Ortiz-Rivera Ivanna M., Lopes Christian, Baums Iliana B., Sabat Alberto M., Eirin-Lopez Jose M. Genome-Wide DNA Methylation Analysis Reveals a Conserved Epigenetic Response to Seasonal Environmental Variation in the Staghorn Coral Acropora cervicornis. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2020, 7, 822. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.560424
Smith, M.A., Kominoski, J.S., Gaiser, E.E., Price, R.M., & Troxler, T.G. (2020). Stormwater runoff and tidal flooding transform dissolved organic matter composition and increase bioavailability in urban coastal ecosystems. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. In Review.
Strickland, B.A. et al 2020. Variation in movement behavior of alligators in response to a major hurricane. Journal Of Animal Biotelemetry (Under Review)
Van Dam, B.R., Lopes, C.C., Polsenaere, P., Barreras-Apodaca A., Sanchez-Mejia Z.M., Tokoro T., Kuwae T., Gutierrez-Loza L. Rutgersson A. (2020) "Global trends in air-water CO2 exchange over seagrass meadows revealed by atmospheric Eddy Covariance".Earth and Space Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10504484.1
Van Dam, B.R., Lopes, C.C., Polsenaere, P., Price, R.M., Rutgersson, A. and Fourqurean, J.W. (2020), Water temperature control on CO2 flux and evaporation over a subtropical seagrass meadow revealed by atmospheric eddy covariance. Limnol Oceanogr. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11620
Zeller, M. A., Van Dam, B. R., Lopes, C., & Kominoski, J. S. (2020). Carbonate-associated organic matter is a putative FDOM source in a subtropical seagrass meadow. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 947.
- 2019 Publications
Abiy A.Z., Melesse A.M., Abtew W. "Teleconnection of Regional Drought to ENSO, PDO, and AMO: Southern Florida and the Everglades". Atmosphere (2019), 10, 295
Abiy A.Z., Melesse A.M., Abtew W., Whitman D. (2019). "Rainfall trend and variability in Southeast Florida: Implications for freshwater availability in the Everglades." PLoS ONE. 14 (2).
Beal A.P., Kiszka J.J., Wells R.S. and Eirin-Lopez J.M. (2019) "The Bottlenose Dolphin Epigenetic Aging Tool (BEAT): A Molecular Age Estimation Tool for Small Cetaceans". Front. Mar. Sci. 6:561.
Castellanos A., Ramirez C., Michalkova V., Nouzova M., Noriega F., Fernandez-Lima F. (2019). "Three Dimensional Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Imaging (3D-SIMS) of Aedes aegypti ovarian follicles". Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry.
Eggenberger C.W., Santos R.O., Frankovich T.A., James W.R., Madden C.J., Nelson J.A., Rehage J.S.(2019) "Coupling telemetry and stable isotope techniques to unravel movement: Snook habitat use across variable nutrient environments". Fisheries Research.
Erin-Lopez J.M., Putnam H.M. "Annual Review of Marine Science, Marine Environmental Epigenetics". Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci. 2019. 11:7.1–7.34.
Gesesse, A.A. Melesse, AM., Abera. F. Abiy. AZ. 2019. Modeling Hydrological Responses to Land Use Dynamics, Choke, Ethiopia, Water Conservation Science and Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/s41101-019-00076-3
Gessesse, A.A., Assefa M. Melesse & Anteneh Z. Abiy (2019) Land use dynamics and base and peak flow responses in the Choke mountain range, Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia, International Journal of River Basin Management, DOI: 10.1080/15715124.2019.1672700
Leyva D., Valadares L., Porter J., Wolff J., Jaffè R., Fernandez-Lima F. (2019). "Understanding the Structural Complexity of Dissolved Organic Matter: isomeric diversity." Faraday Discussions.
Regier P., Briceño H., Boyer J.N. (2019) "Analyzing and comparing complex environmental time series using a cumulative sums approach". MethodsX. Vol. 6, pg 779-787.
Moncada A. (2019) Theme 4: "What Does Diversity Require of Us?". Fisheries, 44: 373-374.
Suarez-Ulloa V., Rivera-Casas C., Michel M., Eirin-Lopez JM. "Seasonal DNA methylation variation in the flat tree oyster Isognomon Alatus from a mangrove ecosystem in north Biscayne Bay, Florida" Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 38, No. 1, 1–10, 2019.
Torres A., Reis G., Absten J., Bricen H.O., Bobadilla L., Smith R.N. (2019). Correlating Water Quality and Profile Data in the Florida Keys. OCEANS: Conference & Exposition, Seattle 2019. (ACCEPTED)
Van Dam, B. R., Lopes, C., Osburn, C. L., and Fourqurean, J. W.: Net heterotrophy and carbonate dissolution in two subtropical seagrass meadows, Biogeosciences, 16, 4411–4428, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4411-2019, 2019.
Yanez, Tiffany. The Effects of Copper Exposure on Fish Locomotory and Predator-Prey Interactions. (2019). Florida International University.
- 2018 Publications
Banisakher D., Presa-Reyes M.E., Eisenberg J.D., Allen J., Finlayson M.A., Price R., Chen S.C. " Ontology-Based Supervised Concept Learning for the Biogeochemical Literature," 2018 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI), Salt Lake City, UT, 2018, pp. 402-410.
Beal A., Rodriguez-Casariego J.A., Rivera-Casas C., Suarez-Ulloa V., Eirin-Lopez J.M. #71 " Environmental Epigenomics and Its Applications in Marine Organisms".
Benigni, P., Porter, J., Ridgeway, M.E., Park, M.A., Fernandez-Lima F. “ Increasing Analytical Separation and Duty Cycle with Nonlinear Analytical Mobility Scan Functions in TIMS-FT-ICR MS” Anal. Chem., 2018, 90 (4), pp 2446–2450.
Joshua Eisenberg. Automatic Extraction of Narrative Structure from Long Form Text. (2018). Florida International University.
Hernández-Delgado E.A., Mercado-Molina A.E., Suleimán-Ramos S.E., and Lucking, M.A. (March
2018). "Multi-disciplinary Lessons Learned from Low-Tech Coral Farming and Reef Rehabilitation: II. Coral Demography and Social-Ecological Benefits, Corals in a Changing World Carmenza Duque", IntechOpen. 28th
Perez, Christian M., M. Doke, C. Yoo, and Q. Felty (2018). "Molecular determinants of brain vascular disorders from exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls." The Toxicologist: Supplement to Toxicological Sciences. 162 (1), Abstract no. 2127. ISSN: 1096-6080
Rodriguez‐Casariego J.A., Ladd M.C., Shantz A.A., Lopes C., Cheema M.S., Kim B., Roberts S.B., Fourqurean JW, Ausio J, Burkepile DE, Erin-Lopez JM." Coral epigenetic responses to nutrient stress: Histone H2A.X phosphorylation dynamics and DNA methylation in the staghorn coral Acropora cervicornis " . Ecol Evol. 2018; 00:1–15.
Smith, Abraham Jeffrey. Development and Application of Aquatic Toxicology Studies for the Assessment of Impacts Due to Chemical Stressors Using Non-Standard Indigenous Organisms. (2018). Florida International University.
Tose L.V., Benigni P., Leyva D., Sundberg A., Ramírez C.E., Ridgeway M.E. (2018). Coupling trapped ion mobility spectrometry to mass spectrometry: trapped ion mobility spectrometry–time-of-flight mass spectrometry versus trapped ion mobility spectrometry–Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 32 (15), 1287.
- 2017 Publications
Benigni, P., Marin, R. Sandoval, K., Gardinali, P., Fernandez-Lima, F., "Chemical Analysis of Water-accommodated Fractions of Crude Oil Spills Using TIMS-FT-ICR MS" Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE)
2017 ,Issue 121, e55325 .
Benigni, P., Sandoval, K., Thompson, C.J., Ridgeway, M.E., Park, M.A., Gardinali, P., Fernandez-Lima, F., "Analysis of Photoirradiated Water Accommodated Fractions of Crude Oils Using Tandem TIMS and FT-ICR MS" Environmental Science & Technology 2017, Vol. 51 (11), pp 5978-5988
Eisenberg, J.D., Banisakher, D., Presa, M., Unthank, K., Finlayson, M., Price, R., & Chen, S.C., "Toward Semantic Search for the Biogeochemical Literature" IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) 2017, pp 517-525.
Gonzalez-Raymat, H., Liu, G.L., Liriano, C., Li, Y.B., Yin, Y.G., Shi, J.B., Jiang, G.B., Cai, Y., "Elemental mercury: Its unique properties affect its behavior and fate in the environment" Environmental Pollution 2017, Vol. 229, pp 69-86.
Gonzalez-Romero, R., Suarez-Ulloa, V., Rodriguez-Casariego, J., Garcia-Souto, D., Diaz, G.,Smith, A., Pasantes, J.J., Rand, G., Eirin-Lopez, J.M., "Effects of Florida Red Tides on Histone variant expression and DNA methylation in the Eastern oyster Crassostrea
virginica" Aquatic Toxicology 2017, Vol. 186, pp 196–204.
Pouyanfar, S., and Chen, S.C. "T-LRA: Trend-based Learning Rate Annealing for Deep Neural Networks" IEEE Third International Conference on Multimedia Big Data 2017, pp 50-57.
Prego-Faraldo, M.V., Vieira, L.R., Eirin-Lopez, J.M., Mendez, J., Guilhermino, L., "Transcriptional and biochemical analysis of antioxidant enzymes in the mussel Mytilus
galloprovincialisduring experimental exposures to the toxic dinoflagellate Prorocentrum lima" Marine Environmental Research 2017, Vol. 129, pp 304-315.
Regier, P. “Linking Organic Matter Dynamics to Management, Restoration, and Climate in the Florida Everglades” (2017) FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations.3385.
Rivera-Casas, C., Gonzalez-Romero, R., Garduño, R.A., Cheema, M.S.,
Ausio, J., Eirin-Lopez, J.M., "Molecular and Biochemical Methods Useful for the Epigenetic Characterization of Chromatin-Associated Proteins in Bivalve Molluscs" Frontiers in Physiology2017, Vol. 8 (490).
Tian, H.M., and Chen, S.C. "MCA-NN: Multiple Correspondence Analysis based Neural Network for Disaster Information Detection" IEEE Third International Conference on Multimedia Big Data 2017, pp 268-275.
- 2016 Publications
Flower, H., Rains, M., Lewis, D., Zhang, J., Price, R., "Saltwater intrusion as potential driver of phosphorus release from limestone bedrock in a coastal aquifer" Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 2016, Vol. 184, pp 166-176.
Pouyanfar, S., and Chen, S.C., "Semantic Concept Detection Using Weighted Discretization Multiple Correspondence Analysis for Disaster Information Management" IEEE 17th International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) 2016, pp 556-564.
Pouyanfar, S. and Chen S.C., "Semantic Event Detection Using Ensemble Deep Learning" IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM) 2016, San Jose, CA. pp 203-208.
Sadiq, S., Yan, Y., Shyu, M.L., Chen, S.C., & Ishwaran, H. "Enhancing Multimedia Imbalanced Concept Detection Using VIMP in Random Forests" Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration 2016, pp 601–608.
Yan, Y., Zhu, Q., Shyu, M. L., & Chen, S.C. "A classifier ensemble framework for multimedia big data classification" IEEE 17th International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) 2016, pp 615-622.
Conference & Meeting Presentations
- 2020 Presentations
Lowell Iporac, Broward Shell Club Meeting. February 2020
Christian Perez, Stempel College 2nd Annual Research Day. February 14, 2020
Christian Perez, 59th Annual Society of Toxicology Conference. March 13, 2020
Christian Perez, EHS Departmental Seminar. March 2020
Lowell Iporac, Meeting of Graduate Student Research at the Deering Estate. May 2020
Dennys Leyva, ASMS 2020 reboot Conference. June 1, 2020
Dennys Leyva, ASMS 2020 reboot Conference. June 1, 2020
Melinda Paduani, Meet the Scientist (MTS) Program visiting researcher presentation, Camp Inspire Virtual Summer Camp. June 29, 2020
Christian Perez, 2020 Annual FIU Biomolecular Sciences Symposium. July 31, 2020
Maria Presa-Reyes, IEEE MIPR 2020. August 5, 2020
Maria Presa-Reyes, IEEE IRI 2020. August 12, 2020
Francisco Pena, ARCH 6041/6051 Research Studio. September 9, 2020
Lowell Iporac, 73nd Annual Meeting of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Punta Cana. November 2020
Lowell Iporac, 42nd Annual Southeast Phycology Colloquium. November 2020
Lowell Iporac, 42nd Annual Southeast Phycology Colloquium. November 2020
Danni Cui, SETAC North America 41st Annual Meeting. November 15, 2020
Kassidy Troxell, SCICON2 SETAC North America 41st Annual Meeting. November 15, 2020
Brian Ng, SETAC North America 41st Annual Meeting. November 15, 2020
Brian Ng, SETAC North America 41st Annual Meeting. November 15, 2020
Xuerong Li, SETAC North America 41st Annual Meeting. November 15, 2020
Francisco Pena, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. December 2020
Daniela Daniele, Annual meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science. 2020
Melissa Lau, Annual meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science. 2020
Javier Rodriguez-Casariego, Ocean Sciences Meeting. 2020
Javier Rodriguez-Casariego, HurriCon: Science at the Intersection of Hurricanes and the Populated Coast. 2020
Clement Olanrewaju, Annual American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference. 2020
Matthew Smith, Ecological Society of America. 2020
Matthew Smith, National Watershed and Stormwater Conference. 2020
Yasir Mamun, Annual American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference. 2020
Anahita Esmaeilian, ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo, Moving Chemistry From Bench to Market, USA. 2020
- 2019 Presentations
Lowell Iporac, Biosymposium. February 2, 2019
Serena Hackerott, Biosymposium. February 2, 2019
Matthew Smith, Biosymposium. February 2, 2019
Javier Rodriguez-Casariego, Biosymposium. February 2, 2019
Danielle Ogurcak, Biosymposium. February 2, 2019
Afia Anjuman, American Chemical Society in Orlando, FL. February 20, 2019.
Danielle Ogurcak, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Aquatic Science meeting. February 25, 2019
Alex Mercado, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Aquatic Science meeting. February 25, 2019
Matthew Smith, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network's All Hands Meeting, Baltimore, MD. March 20, 2019
Melinda Paduani, Association of Marine Labs of the Caribbean 39th Conference. March 24, 2019
Jennie Rivera, American Chemical Society in Orlando, FL. March 25, 2019
Anthony Castellanos, American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference. April 4, 2019
Cody Eggenberger, Florida Chapter American Fisheries Society Meeting. April 4, 2019
Dennys Leyva, American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference. April 11, 2019
Christian Perez, National Hispanic Medical Conference. April 12, 2019
Anthony Castellanos, Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition (FAME), Florida Local Section of the American Chemical Society (FLACS). April 24, 2019
Cody Eggenberger, Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (GEER) Meeting. April 24, 2019
Dennys Leyva, Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition (FAME), Florida Local Section of the American Chemical Society (FLACS). April 24, 2019.
Anteneh Abiy, Earth Educators Rendezvous workshop. May 1, 2019
Lowell Iporac, Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean 39th Scientific Conference. May 20, 2019
Clement Olanrewaju, 15th Annual Workshop on LC/MS/MS Applications in Environmental Analysis and Food Safety. May 29, 2019
Brian Ng, 15th Annual Workshop on LC/MS/MS Applications in Environmental Analysis and Food Safety. May 29, 2019
Autumn Henderson, 15th Annual Workshop on LC/MS/MS Applications in Environmental Analysis and Food Safety. May 29, 2019
Alex Mercado Molina, Netlogo Modelling workshop in Germany. May 31, 2019.
Anthony Castellanos, American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference. June 2, 2019
Clement Olanrewaju, American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference. June 2, 2019
Dennys Leyva, American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference. June 2, 2019
Serena Hackerott, MEGA Functional Genomics and Gene Expression Workshop. June 5, 2019
Lowell Iporac, Annual Meeting of the Phycological Society of America. June 24, 2019
Lowell Iporac, 73rd Annual Meeting of the Phycological Society of America. June 25, 2019
Brian Ng, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). September 17, 2019.
Steven Landeweer, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). September 17, 2019.
Autumn Henderson, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). September 17, 2019.
Lowell Iporac, Gulf Coast and Fisheries Institute (GCFI) conference. September 27, 2019.
Marbelys Garriga, VoLo VISTA climate correction conference finalist presentation. September 30, 2019.
Nicholas Castillo, Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) conference. October 8, 2019.
Francisco Pena Guerra, Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit. December 3, 2019.
- 2018 Presentations
Anthony Castellanos, Annual Symposium. January 26, 2018
Javier Rodriguez-Casariego, Biosymposium. February 3, 2018
Tiffany Yanez, Biosymposium. February 3, 2018
Anthony Castellanos, American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference. February 20, 2018
Christian Perez, Society of Toxicology conference. March 12, 2018
Anthony Castellanos, Graduate Student Appreciation Week. March 19, 2018
Matthew Smith, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network All Hands Meeting. March 19, 2018
Christian Perez, Provost Awards Ceremony sponsored by FIU's Graduate School. March 23, 2018
Christian Perez, FIU Graduate Annual Symposium. May 4, 2018
Anthony Castellanos, 66th Conference of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. June 3, 2018
Autumn Henderson, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). August 14, 2018
Steven Landeweer, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). August 15, 2018
Brian Ng, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). August 15, 2018
Jone Corrales, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). August 21, 2018
Connor Born, Geologic Society of America conference. September 28, 2018.
Jone Corrales, Association of Ecosystem Research Centers meeting (AERC). October 3, 2018
Javier Rodriguez-Casariego,Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Aquatic Science meeting. October 13, 2018
Danielle E. Ogurcak, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Aquatic Science meeting in San Juan. October 17, 2018.
Angelica Moncada, American Geophysical Union meeting. October 25, 2018.
Samuel Kent, American Geophysical Union meeting. October 30, 2018.
Anteneh Abiy, American Geophysical Union meeting. October 31, 2018.
Christian Lopes, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Aquatic Science meeting. November 6, 2018
- 2017 Presentations
Kalli Unthank, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Boot Camp. January 19, 2017
Javier Rodriguez-Casariego, Coral Reef Conservation Program CRCP Learning Exchange. January 26, 2017
Paolo Benigni, Emerging Researchers National Conference. January 21, 2017
Jason Howard, ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. February 26, 2017
Anteneh Abiy, Biosymposium. March 1, 2017
Joshua Allen, Biosymposium. March 1, 2017
Kalli Unthank, Biosymposium. March 1, 2017
Jason Howard, NC Water Resources Research Institute Annual Conference. March 15, 2017
Matthew Smith, Urban Resilience to Extreme Sustainability Research Network UREx-SRN All Hands Meeting. March 21, 2017
Joshua Allen, Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration GEER. April 18, 2017
Shu-Ching Chen, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data. April 20, 2017
Samira Pouyanfar, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data. April 20, 2017
Deya Banisakher, 30th International FLAIRS Conference. May 23, 2017
Javier Rodriguez-Casariego, Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean AMLC. May 24, 2017
Rosario Vidales, Society of Wetland Scientists SWS Annual Meeting. June 7, 2017
Danielle Ogurcak, Society of Wetland Scientists SWS Annual Meeting. June 7, 2017
Josh Eisenberg, IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI). June 19, 2017.
Deya Banisakher, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration _IRI_. August 4, 2017
Abraham Smith, Early Emerging Metazoan Conference. August 11, 2017
Autumn Henderson, SETAC North America 38th Annual Meeting. November 12, 2017
- 2016 Presentations
Shu-Chin Chen, 2016 IEEE 17th International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration. July 2016
Samira Pouyanfar, 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia. July 2016
Javier Rodriguez-Casariego, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry SETAC. November 2016
Jose Erin-Lopez, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry SETAC. November 2016
Facilities & Equipment
We provide computer stations, labs and workspaces on both the Modesto Maidique and Biscayne Bay Campuses at FIU, which are available to all affiliated students, postdocs, faculty and staff.
We also operate the CAChE Nutrient Analysis Lab, which represents three distinct services; first, it serves as a NELAC-accredited nutrient analysis laboratory to directly support research; second, it contains a dedicated student area for education and training related to traditional water quality analyses; and finally, it provides a space where students and faculty can work to improve or innovate technologies, and develop alternative or novel techniques.
Forms & Guides
Here are the different variations of our standardized logos, plus a guide on how to acknowledge NSF and our posters and/or presentations: Poster/Presentation Acknowledgements Guide.