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Lima LFO*, Alker AT*, Papudeshi B, Morris MM, Edwards RA, de Putron SJ, Dinsdale EA (2022) Coral and Seawater metagenomes reveal key microbial functions to coral health and ecosystem functioning shaped at reef scale. Nature Microbiology, DOI 10.1007/s00248-022-02094-6

Wong KH*, Goodbody-Gringley G, de Putron SJ, Becker DM*, Chequer A, Putnam HM (2021) Brooded coral offspring physiology depends on the combined effects of parental press and pulse thermal history. Global Change Biology, 1–17.

Lima LFO*, Weissman M, Reed M, Papudeshi B, Alker AT*, Morris MM, Edwards RA, de Putron SJ, Vaidya NK, Dinsdale EA (2020) Modeling of the coral microbiome: the influence of temperature and microbial network. mBio11:e02691-19, DOI 10 .1128/mBio.02691-19.

Drenkard E*, Cohen A, McCorkle D, Repeta D, de Putron SJ, Starczak V* (2018) Juveniles of the Atlantic coral, Favia fragum do not invest energy to maintain calcification under ocean acidification. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 507:61-69

Goodbody-Gringley G, Wong KH*, Becker DM*, Glennon K*, de Putron SJ (2018) Reproductive ecology and early life history traits of the brooding coral, Porites astreoides, from shallow to mesophotic zones. Coral Reefs, DOI 10.1007/s00338-018-1673-2

Courtney TA*, Lebrato M, Bates NR, Collins A, de Putron SJ, Garley R, Johnson R, Molinero J-C, Noyes T, Sabine CL, Andersson AJ (2017). Environmental controls on modern scleractinian coral and reef-scale calcification. Science Advances, 3: e1701356

de Putron SJ, Lawson JM*, White KQL*, Costa MT*, Geronimus MVB*, MacCarthy A* (2017) Variation in larval properties of the Atlantic brooding coral Porites astreoides between different reef sites in Bermuda. Coral Reefs, DOI 10.1007/s00338-016-1527-8

Courtney TA*, Andersson AJ, Bates NR, Collins A, Cyronak T, de Putron SJ, Eyre BD, Garley R, Hochberg EJ, Johnson R, Musielewicz S, Noyes TJ, Sabine CL, Sutton AJ, Toncin J, Tribollet A (2016) Comparing chemistry and census-based estimates of net ecosystem calcification on a rim reef in Bermuda. Frontiers in Marine Science, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00181

Goodbody-Gringley G. and de Putron SJ (2016) Brooding corals: planulation patterns, larval behavior, and recruitment dynamics in the face of environmental change. In ‘The Cnidaria, past, present and future. The world of Medusa and her sisters.’ S. Goffredo and Z. Dubinsky eds. Springer publisher.

Baird, K, de Putron SJ, Cohen A (2015). Building a skeleton in a changing ocean. Exercise for the Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners, American Museum of Natural History. Available at:

Andersson AJ, Yeakel KL*, Bates NR, de Putron SJ (2013). Partial offsets in ocean acidification from changing coral reef biogeochemistry. Nature Climate Change. DOI: 10.1038/ NCLIMATE2050

Drenkard EJ*, Cohen AL, McCorkle DL, de Putron SJ, Starczak V, Zicht A* (2013). Calcification by juvenile corals under heterotrophy and elevated CO2. Coral Reefs. DOI 10.1007/s00338-013-1021-5.

Smith SR, de Putron SJ, Murdoch TJT, Pitt JM, Nagelkerken I (2013) “Biology and Ecology of Corals and Fishes on the Bermuda Platform.” pp. 135-151 in C.R.C. Sheppard (ed.), Coral Reefs of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories, Coral Reefs of the World 4, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

Smith SR, Sarkis S, Murdoch TJT, Weil E, Croquer A, Bates NR, Johnson RJ, de Putron SJ, Andersson AJ (2013) “Threats to Coral Reefs of Bermuda.” pp. 173-188 in C.R.C. Sheppard (ed.), Coral Reefs of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories, Coral Reefs of the World 4, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

de Putron SJ, McCorkle D, Cohen AL, Dillon A*. (2011) The impact of seawater saturation state and bicarbonate ion concentration on calcification by new recruits of two Atlantic corals. Coral Reefs 30(2): 321-328

de Putron SJ and Smith SR. (2011). Planula release and reproductive seasonality of the scleractinian coral Porites astreoides in Bermuda, a high-latitude reef. Bulletin of Marine Science 87(1): 75-90

de Putron SJ and Ryland JS. (2009) Effect of seawater temperature on reproductive seasonality and fecundity of Pseudoplexaura porosa (Cnidaria:Octocorallia): latitudinal variation in Caribbean gorgonian reproduction. Invertebrate Biology, 128(3): 213-222

Cohen AL, McCorkle DC, de Putron SJ, Gaetani, GA, Rose, KA. (2009) Morphological and compositional changes in the skeletons of new coral recruits reared in acidified seawater: Insights into the biomineralization response to ocean acidification. Geochemestry Geophysics Geosystems, 10, Q07005, doi:10.1029/2009GC002411

Goodbody- Gringley G* and de Putron SJ. (2009) Planulation patterns of the brooding coral Favia fragum (Esper) in Bermuda. Coral Reefs 28: 959-963

Ryland JS, de Putron SJ, Scheltema RS, Chimonides PJ, Zheden DG. (2000). Sempers (Zoanthid) larvae: pelagic life, parentage and other problems. Hydrobiologia 440:191-198.

de Putron SJ and Ryland JS. (1998) Effects of the ‘Sea Empress’ oil spillage on reproduction and recruitment of Alcyonidium (Bryozoa) populations on Fucus serratus.  The Sea Empress Oil Spill: Proceedings of the International Conference. Cardiff, Wales pp 457-466.

Ryland JS and de Putron SJ. (1997). An appraisal of the effects of the 'Sea Empress' oil spillage on sensitive sessile marine communities.  School of Biological Sciences, University of Wales, Swansea.  97 pp.  The Sea Empress Environmental Evaluation Committee report to the Countryside Council for Wales.

Project Contact

Dr. Samantha de Putron
Associate Scientist/Assistant Director of Education for University Programs/Senior Lecturer
Tel: 441-297-1880 x250


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