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Speakers and Panelists

Collin S. RoeslerCollin S. Roesler, Ph. D. 

Associate Professor
Depart of Earth and Oceanographic Science
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME 04011

croesler@bowdoin.edu

The focus of my work in on understanding the response of ocean ecosystems to environmental forcing, including those associated with climate change. My specialization is in the bio-optical detection and modeling of phytoplankton biomass, production, ecophysiology, functional groups, particularly with respect to Harmful Algal Blooms, using in situ and remotely sensed optical observations that yield information on highly resolved temporal and/or spatial scales.

Selected Relevant Publications:

Proctor, C. P and C. S. Roesler. 2010. New insights on obtaining phytoplankton concentration and composition from in situ multispectral Chlorophyll fluorescence. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods 8:695-708. DOI: 10.4319/lom.2010.8.0695

Babin, M, C. S. Roesler and J. J. Cullen [eds]. 2008. Real-Time Coastal Observing Systems for Ecosystem Dynamics and Harmful Algal Blooms. UNESCO Series Monographs on Oceanographic Methodology.

Roesler, C. S. and E. Boss. 2008. In situ measurement of the inherent optical properties (IOPs) and potential for harmful algal bloom (HAB) detection and coastal ecosystem observations, Chapter 5, pp. 153-206. In Babin, Marcel; Roesler, Collin S.; Cullen, John (Eds.). Real-time Coastal Observing Systems for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics and Harmful Algal Blooms: Theory, Instrumentation and Modelling. Paris: UNESCO.

Etheridge, S. M. and C. S. Roesler. 2005. Effects of temperature, growth, irradiance, and salinity on photosynthesis, growth rates, total toxicity, and toxin composition for Alexandrium fundyense isolates form the Gulf of Maine and the Bay of Fundy. Deep-Sea Res. II 52: 2491-2500.

Etheridge, S. M., G. P. Pitcher and C. S. Roesler. 2004. Depuration and transformation of PSP toxins in the South African abalone Haliotis midae, pp. 175-177. In: Steidinger, K. A., Lansdberg, J. H., Tomas, C. R., and Vargo, G. A. [eds.]. Harmful Algae 2002. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Institute of Oceanography, and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

Etheridge, S. M. and C. S. Roesler. 2004. Geographic trends in Alexandrium spp. growth and toxicity as function of environmental conditions, pp. 65-67. In: Steidinger, K. A., Lansdberg, J. H., Tomas, C. R., and Vargo, G. A. [eds.]. Harmful Algae 2002. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Institute of Oceanography, and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

Etheridge, S. M. and C. S. Roesler. 2004. Temporal variations in phytoplankton, particulates, and colored dissolved organic material based on optical properties during a Long Island brown tide compared to an adjacent embayment. Harmful Algae 3: 331-342.

Roesler, C. S. , S. M. Etheridge and G. C. Pitcher. 2004. Application of an ocean color algal taxa detection model to red tides in the Southern Benguela, pp.303-305. In: Steidinger, K. A., Lansdberg, J. H., Tomas, C. R., and Vargo, G. A. [eds.]. Harmful Algae 2002. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Institute of Oceanography, and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

Simeon, J., C. Roesler, W. S. Pegau, and C. Dupouy. 2003. Sources of spatial variability in light absorbing components along an equatorial transect from 165°E to 150°W. J. Geophys. Res. 108(C10): 3333, doi:10.1029/2002JC001613.

Roesler, C. S. , C. W. Culbertson, S. M. Etheridge, R. Goericke, R. P. Kiene, L. G. Miller, and R. S. Oremland. 2002. Distribution, production, and ecophysiology of Picocystis strain ML in Mono Lake, California. Limnol. Oceanogr. 47: 440-452.