Dr. Anna Armitage

Dr. Antonietta Quigg
Regents Professor of Marine Biology at TAMUG
Regents Professor of Oceanography at TAMU
Associate Vice President for Research & Graduate Studies

1001 Texas Clipper Rd
Bldg# 3029, Office 261
Galveston, TX, 77554 USA

E-mail: quigga@tamug.edu
Phone: (409) 740-4990
Fax: (409) 740-5002
Website: www.tamug.edu/phytoplankton/

Marine Biology
Marine Biology Graduate Program (MARB IDP)

Marine Sciences


Impact of trace metal and nutrient enrichments, cycling and dynamics on physiology, primary productivity and community composition in coastal ecosystems.


B.Sci. (Majors in Biochemistry and Chemistry). La Trobe University, Australia, 1990.
B.Sci. (Honors, Biochemistry), La Trobe University, Australia, 1990.
Ph.D., (Biological Sciences), Monash University, Australia, 2000

Courses Taught:

Marine Botany (MARB 408)
Directed Studies (MARB 485, 491, 691)
Evolutionary Biology (MARB 689)
Ecological Processes in Marine Environments (MARB 689)

Recent Publications:

Maloney, B., Iliffe, T. M., Gelwick, F. and Quigg, A. Effect of nutrient enrichment on naturally occurring algal species in six cave pools of Bermuda. Phycologia. 2011

Xu, C., Santschi, P. H., Hung, C.-C., Zhang, S., Schwehr, K, A., Roberts, K.A., Guo, L., Gong, G.-C., Quigg, A., Long, R. A., Pinckney, J., Duan, S.W., Amon, R., and Wei, C-L. Controls of Th-234 removal from the oligotrophic ocean by polyuronic acids and modification by microbial activity. Marine Chemistry. 123: 111-126. 2011

Miao, A-J., Luo, Z., Chen, C-S., Chin, W-C., Santschi, P. H. and Quigg, A. Intracellular uptake: A possible mechanism for Silver Engineered Nanoparticle Toxicity to a Freshwater Alga Ochromonas danica. PLos One. 5(12): e15196. www.plosone.org. Published online in December. 2010

Miao, A-J., Luo, A., Chen, C-S., Chin, W-C., Santschi, P. H. and Quigg, A. Zinc Oxide-Engineered Nanoparticles: Dissolution and Toxicity to Marine Phytoplankton. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 29: 2814-2822. 2010

Quigg, A., Irwin, A.J. and Finkel, Z.V. Evolutionary imprint of endosymbiosis of elemental stoichiometry: testing inheritance hypotheses. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.1356. Published online in September. 2010

McInnes, A. and Quigg, A. Near-Annual Fish Kills in Small Embayments: Casual versus Causal Factors. Journal of Coastal Research. 26: 957-966. 2010

Hung, C-C., Xu, C., Santschi, P. H., Zhang, S-J., Schwehr, K. A., Quigg, A., Guo, L., Gong, G-C., Pinckney, J., Long, R.A., and Wei, C-L. Evaluation of the POC and 234Th fluxes in the Gulf of Mexico from sediment traps and size-fractionated POC/234Th ratios in suspended particles. Marine Chemistry. 121: 132-144. 2010

Flynn, K. J., Raven, J. A., Rees, T. A. K., Finkel, Z. V., Quigg, A., & Beardall, J. Is the growth rate hypothesis applicable to microalgae? Journal of Phycology 46: 1–12. 2010

Finkel, Z. V., Beardall, J., Flynn, K. J., Quigg, A., Rees, T. A. K., and Raven, J. A. Phytoplankton in a changing world: cell size and elemental stoichiometry. Journal of Plankton Research, 32: 119-137. 2010

Suggett DJ, Stambler N, Prášil O, Kolber Z, Quigg A, Vázquez-Dominguez E, Zohary T, Berman T, Iluz D, Levitan O, Lawson T, Meeder E, Lazar B, Bar-Zeev E, Medova H, Berman-Frank IB 2009 Nitrogen and phosphorous limitation of oceanic microbial growth during spring in the Gulf of Aqaba. In press, Aquatic Microbial Ecology.

Flynn, K. J., Raven, J. A., Rees, T. A. K., Finkel, Z. V., Quigg, A., Beardall, J. 2009 Is the growth rate hypothesis applicable to microalgae? In press, Journal of Phycology.

Miao, A-J., Schwehr, K., Xu, C., Zhang, S-J., Quigg, A., and Santschi, P.H. 2009 The algal toxicity of silver engineered nanoparticles and detoxification by exopolymeric substances. In press, Environmental Pollution.

Quigg, A., Broach, L., Denton, W. and Miranda, R. 2009 Water quality in the Dickinson Bayou watershed (Texas, Gulf of Mexico) and health issues. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 58: 896-904.

Beardall, J., Allen, D., Bragg, J., Finkel, Z. V., Flynn, K. J., Quigg, A., Rees, T. A. K., Richardson, A. and Raven, J. A. 2009 Allometry and stoichiometry of unicellular, colonial and multicellular phytoplankton. New Phytologist 181:295-309.

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