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Steichen, J. L. and Quigg, A. 2015 Assessing the viability of microorganisms in the ballast water of vessels transiting the North Atlantic Ocean. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 101(1), 258-266.

Zhao, Y., Wang, Y. and Quigg, A. 2015 Comparison of population growth and photosynthetic apparatus changes in response to different nutrient status in a diatom and a coccolithophore.  Journal of Phycology. 51: 872-884.DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12327

Chuang, C-Y., Santschi, P.H., Xu, C., Jiang, Y., Wen, L-S., Ho, Y-F., Quigg, A., Laodong, G., Hatcher, P. G., Ayranov, M. and Schumann, D. 2015 Molecular level characterization of diatom associated biopolymers that bind 234Th, 233Pa, 210Pb, and 7Be in seawater: a case study with Phaeodactylum tricornutum.Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences.  120: 1858-1869.DOI: 10.1002/2015JG002970.

McInnes, A. S., Nunnally, C. C, Rowe, G. T., Davis, R. W. and Quigg, A. 2015 Undetected blooms in Prince William Sound: Using multiple techniques to elucidate the base of the summer food web. Estuaries and Coasts. 38:  2227-2239. DOI:10.1007/s12237-014-9924-0

Zhao, Y. , Wang, Y. and Quigg, A.  2015 The 24 hour recovery kinetics from N starvation in Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Emiliana huxleyi. Journal of Phycology. 51: 726-738.DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12314. 

Williams AK, McInnes AS, Rooker JR, Quigg A. 2015 Changes in Microbial Plankton Assemblages Induced by Mesoscale Oceanographic Features in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. PLOS One. 10(9):e0138230. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138230.

Jiang, Y., Laverty, K.S., Brown, J., Brown, L., Chagoya, J., Burow, M. and Quigg, A.  2015 Effect of silicate limitation on growth, cell composition and lipid production of three native diatoms to Southwest Texas desert.  Journal of Applied Phycology. 27: 1433-1442. DOI: 10.1007/s10811-014-0463-7 

Dorado, S., Booe, T., Steichen, J., McInnes, A. S., Windham, R., Shepard, A. K., Lucchese, A., Preischel, H., Pinckney,  J. L., Davis, S. E., Roelke, D. L. and Quigg, A.  2015 Towards an understanding of the interactions between freshwater inflows and phytoplankton communities in subtropical estuaries. PLOS One. 10(7): e0130931. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0130931

Jiang, Y., Nunez, M., Laverty, K.S., and Quigg, A. 2015 Coupled effect of silicate and nickel on the growth and lipid production. Journal of Applied Phycology. 27: 1137-1148. DOI:10.1007/s10811-014-0412-5

Steichen, J.L., Denby, A., Windham, R., Brinkmeyer, R. and Quigg, A. 2015 A Tale of Two Ports: Dinoflagellate and Diatom communities found in the high ship traffic region of Galveston Bay, Texas (USA). Journal of Coastal Research. 31: 407 – 416. DOI: 

Zhao, Y. and Quigg, A.  2015 Study of photosynthetic productivity in The Northern Gulf of Mexico: importance of diel cycles and light penetration. Continental Shelf Research. 102: 33-46.  DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2015.04.014

Chuang, C-Y., Santschi, P.H., Wen, L-S., Laodong, G., Xu, C., Zhang, S., Jiang, Y., Ho, Y-F., Quigg, A., Hung, C-C., Ayranov, M. and Schumann, D.  2015 Binding of Th, Pa, Pb, Po and Be radionuclides to marine colloidal macromolecular organic matter. Marine Chemistry. 173: 320- 329.  


Kinney, E., Quigg, A. and Armitage, A. R. 2014  Acute effects of drought on emergent and aquatic communities in a brackish marsh. Estuaries and Coasts. 37: 636-645. Reprint request

Armitage, A. R, Ho, C-K., Madrid, E. N., Bell, M.T., and Quigg, A. 2014 The influence of habitat construction technique on the ecological restoration of a brackish marsh. Ecological Engineering. 62: 33-42. Reprint request

Jiang, Y., Laverty, K.S., Brown, J., Nunez, M., Brown, L., Chagoya, J., Burow, M. and Quigg, A. 2014 Effects of fluctuating temperature and silicate supply on the growth, biochemical composition and lipid accumulation of Nitzschia sp. Bioresource Technology 154: 336–344. Reprint request

Zhao, Y. and Quigg, A. 2014 Nutrient limitation in Northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM): phytoplankton communities and photosynthesis respond to nutrient pulse. PLOS One. 9(2): e88732. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088732

Chuang, C-Y., Santschi, P.H., Jiang, Y., Ho, Y-F., Quigg, A., Guo, L., Ayranov, M. and Schumann, D. 2014  Important role of biomolecules from diatoms in the scavenging of particle-reactive radionuclides of thorium, protactinium, lead, polonium, and beryllium in the ocean: A case study with Phaeodactylum tricornutum.  Limnology and Oceanography. 59(4):  1256-1266. Reprint request

Chagoya, J.C., Brown, J., Gomez, S.M., Zhang, J., Jiang, Y., Laverty, K., Brown, L., Quigg, A. and Burow, M. D. 2014 Media Optimization and Lipid Formation of Two Native Diatoms for Cultivation in the Southwest Texas Desert. Journal of Applied Phycology. 26: 2075-2085.  DOI: 10.1007/s10811-014-0238-1

Chekalyuk, A., Barnard, A., Quigg, A., Hafez, M. and Zhao, Y. 2014 Aquatic Laser Fluorescence Analyzer: Field evaluation in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Optics express.  22 (18), 21641-21656.

McInnes AS, Shepard AK, Raes EJ, Waite AM and Quigg, A.  2014 Simultaneous quantification of active carbon and nitrogen fixing communities and estimation of rates using fluorescence in situ hybridization and flow cytometry.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 80: 6750-6759.

Steichen, J., Schulze, A., Brinkmeyer, R. and Quigg, A. 2014 All aboard! A biological survey of ballast water onboard vessels travelling the North Atlantic Ocean. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 87: 201-210.

Nunnally, C.C., DiMarco S.F., Quigg, A., Chapman, O., Rowe, G.T. 2014 Benthic-Pelagic Coupling in the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Area:  Sedimentary enhancement of eutrophic conditions and near bottom primary production. Continental Shelf Research. 85: 143-152. DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2014.06.006   


Quigg, A., Chin, W-C., Chen, C-S., Zhang, S., Jiang, Y., Miao, A-J., Schwehr, K.A, Xu, C. and Santschi, P.H. 2013. Direct and indirect toxic effects of engineered nanoparticles on algae: role of natural organic matter. Special Issue on Sustainable Nanotechnology in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 1: 686-702. Reprint request

Martin, R. E. and Quigg, A. 2013. Tiny Plants That Once Ruled the Seas. Scientific American. 308: 40-45. Reprint request

Quigg, A., Al-Anasi, M., Nour Al Din, N., Wei,C-L., Nunnally, C.C., Al-Ansari, I.S., Rowe, G., Soliman, Y., Al-Maslamani, I.,  Mahmoud, I.,  Youseff, N. and Abdel Moati, M.A. Phytoplankton along the coastal shelf of an oligotrophic hypersaline environment in a semi-enclosed marginal sea: Qatar (Arabian Gulf). Continental Shelf Research. 60: 1-16.

Quigg, A., Nunnally, C.C., McInnes, A. S., Gay, S., Rowe, G., Dellapenna, T.M. and Davis, R. 2013. Hydrographic and biological controls in two subarctic fjords: an environmental case study of how climate change could impact phytoplankton communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 480: 21-37. Reprint request

Roelke, D.L., Li, H-P., Hayden, N.J., Miller, C.J., Davis, S. E., Quigg, A. and Buyukates, Y. 2013. Co-occurring and opposing freshwater inflow effects on phytoplankton biomass, productivity and community composition of Galveston Bay, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 477: 61–76. Reprint request

Bianchi, T. S., Garcia Tigreros, F.,Yvon-Lewis, S., Shields, M., Mills, H., Butman, D., Osburn, C., Raymond, P., Shank, C., DiMarco, S. F., Walker, N., Reese, B., Mullins, R., Quigg, A., Aiken, G.R., and Grossman, E. 2013. Enhanced Transfer of Terrestrially-Derived Carbon to the Atmosphere in a Flooding Event. Geophysical Research Letters. 40: 1-7. Reprint request

Zhang, S., Jiang, Y., Chen, C-S., Creely, D., Schwehr, K.A., Quigg, A., Chin, W-C. and Santschi, P.H. 2013. Ameliorating Effects by Extracellular Polymeric Substances Excreted by Thalassiosira pseudonana on algal toxicity of CdSe Quantum Dots. Aquatic Toxicology. 126: 214-223. Reprint request

Nunnally, C.C., Rowe, G.T., Thornton, D.C.O. and Quigg, A. 2013. Sedimentary oxygen consumption and nutrient regeneration in the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone. Journal of Coastal Research. Special Issue No. 63: 84-96. Reprint request

Quigg, A., Nunnally, C.C., McInnes, A. S., Gay, S., Rowe, G., Dellapenna, T.M. and Davis, R. 2013. Primary productivity in Simpson and Sheep Bay Alaska. Using a Fluorescence Induction and Relation (FIRe) system to measure phytoplankton activity in a remote location. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 480: 21-37. Reprint request

Roelke, D.L., Hayden, N., Li, H-P., Miller, C.J., Davis, S. E., Quigg, A. and Buyukates, Y. 2013. Insensitivity of seasonal plankton dynamics to inflows in a large, shallow bay system: A need for monitoring over spatial scales larger than the target system. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 477: 61-76. Reprint request

Armitage, A. R, Ho, C-K., and Quigg, A.  2013 The interactive effects of pulsed grazing disturbance and patch size vary among wetland arthropod guilds. PLOS One. 8(10): e76672. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076672


Quigg, A., Kotabová, E., Jarešová, J., Kaňa, R.,  Šetlík, J., Šedivá, B., Komárek, O. and Prášil, O. 2012 Photosynthesis in Chromera velia represents a simple system with high efficiency. PLOS One. 7(10): e47036.

Dorado, S., Rooker, J.R., Wissel, B. and Quigg, A. 2012. Isotope baseline shifts in pelagic food webs of the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 464: 37-49. Reprint request

Madrid, E. N., Armitage, A. R., and Quigg, A. 2012b. The photosynthetic response of four common wetland plant species to substrate salinity and nutrients in the South eastern United States. Journal of Coastal Research. 28: 1197-1207. Reprint request

Madrid, E. N., Quigg, A., and Armitage, A. R. 2012a. Marsh construction techniques influence carbon production of emergent and submerged vegetation in a brackish marsh in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.  Ecological Engineering. 42: 54-63. Reprint request

Quigg, A. 2012. Ecophysiology of selected tree species in the coastal temperate rainforests of Prince William Sound, Alaska. TREES Structure & Function. 26: 1123-1136. Reprint request  

Zhang, S., Jiang, Y., Chen, C-S., Spurgin, J., Schwehr, K.A., Quigg, A., Chin, W-C., and Santschi, P.H. 2012. Aggregation and dissolution of quantum dots in marine environments: the importance of extracellular polymeric substances. Environmental Science & Technology. 46: 8764-8772. Reprint request

Martin, R. E. and Quigg, A. 2012. Evolving Phytoplankton Stoichiometry Fueled Diversification of the Marine Biosphere. Geosciences. Special Issue on Paleontology and Geo/Biological Evolution. 2: 130-146. Reprint request

Bragg, J.G., Quigg, A., Raven, J.A., Wagner, A. 2012. Protein elemental sparing and codon usage bias are correlated among bacteria. Molecular Ecology21: 2480-2487. Reprint request 

Jiang, Y., Yoshida, T., Quigg, A. 2012. Photosynthetic performance, lipid production and biomass composition in response to nitrogen limitation in marine microalgae. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 54: 70-77. Reprint request

Steichen, J.L., Windham, R., Brinkmeyer, R. and Quigg, A., 2012. Ecosystem under pressure: Ballast water discharge into Galveston Bay, Texas (USA) from 2005-2010. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 64: 779-789. Reprint request


Chen, C-S., Anaya, J.M., Zhang, S., Spurgin, J. Chuang, C-Y., Xu, C., Miao, A-J., Chen, E.Y-T., Schwehr, K.A., Jiang, Y., Quigg, A., Santschi, P.H., and Chin, W-C. 2011. Effects of engineered nanoparticles on the assembly of exopolymeric substances from marine phytoplankton. PLos One. 6(7): e21865.

Sylvan, J. B., Quigg, A., Tozzi, S. and Ammerman, J.W. 2011. Mapping phytoplankton community physiology on a river impacted continental shelf: testing a multifaceted approach. Estuaries and Coasts. 34: 1220-1233. Reprint request

Quigg, A., Sylvan, J. B., Gustafson, A. B., Fisher, T. R., Tozzi, S. and Ammerman, J. W. 2011b. Going west: Phosphorus limitation of primary production in the Northern Gulf of Mexico and the importance of the Atchafalaya River. Aquatic Geochemistry. 17: 519-544. Reprint request

Maloney, B., Iliffe, T. M., Gelwick, F. and Quigg, A. 2011. Effect of nutrient enrichment on naturally occurring algal species in six cave pools of Bermuda. Phycologia. 50: 132-143. Reprint request

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. 2011. Controls of Th-234 removal from the oligotrophic ocean by polyuronic acids and modification by microbial activity. Marine Chemistry. 123: 111-126. Reprint request

Quigg, A., Irwin, A.J. and Finkel, Z.V. 2011a. Evolutionary imprint of endosymbiosis of elemental stoichiometry: testing inheritance hypotheses. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences. 278: 526-534. Reprint request


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

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

Quigg, A., Litherland, S., Phillips, J.A., & Kevekordes, K. 2010. Phytoplankton productivity across Moreton Bay, Australia: the impact of water quality, light and nutrients on spatial patterns. In, Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay, Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum — Nature. 54 (3): 355-372. Brisbane, Australia. Reprint request 

Quigg, A., Irwin, A.J. and Finkel, Z.V. 2010. 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. Reprint request

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

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. 2010. 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. Reprint request 

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

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


Suggett, D. J., Stambler, N. Prášil, O., Kolber, Z., Quigg, A., Vázquez-Domínguez, E., Zohary, T., Berman, T., Iluz, D., Levitan, O., Lawson, T., Meeder, E., Lazar, B., Bar-Zeev, E., Medova, H. & Berman-Frank, I. 2009. Nutrient control of oceanic microbial growth during spring in the Gulf of Aqaba. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 56: 227-239. Reprint request

Beardall, J., Ihnken, S. and Quigg, A. 2009. Gross and Net Primary Production: Closing the Gap between Concepts and Measurements.  Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 56: 227-239. Reprint request

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. Reprint request

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. Environmental Pollution. 157: 3034-3041. Reprint request


Beardall, J., Allen, D., Bragg, J., Finkel, Z. V., Flynn, K. J., Quigg, A., Rees, T. A. K., Richardson, A. and Raven, J. A. 2008. Allometry and stoichiometry of unicellular, colonial and multicellular phytoplankton. New Phytologist. 181: 295-309. Reprint request 

Quigg, A., Kevekordes, K. & Phillips, J.A. 2008. Ecophysiological status of nine species of macroalgae and seagrasses in Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Eds Peter J.F. Davie and Julie A. Phillips. In, Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay, Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum - Nature. 54: 391-403. Brisbane, Australia. Reprint request

Thronson, A. and Quigg, A. 2008. Fifty five years of fish kills in Coastal Texas. Estuaries and Coasts. 31: 802-813. *Highlighted in Coastal and Estuarine Science News, October 2008. Reprint request

Navarro, E., Baun, A., Behra, R., Hartmann, N.I.B., Filser, J., Miao, A-J., Quigg, A., Santschi, P.H. and Sigg, L. 2008. Ecotoxicity of nanoparticles on algae, plants and fungi: state of the art and future needs. Special issue on Ecotoxicology: Chemistry and Risk Assessment of Nanoparticles. 17: 372-386. Reprint request

Quigg, A. 2008. Trace Elements. Eds Sven Erik Jørgensen and Brian D. Fath. In, Ecological Stoichiometry in the Encyclopedia of Ecology. Vol. [5] 3564-3573 pp. Oxford, Elsevier. Reprint request 

Martin, R. E., Quigg, A. and Podkovyrov, V. 2008. The evolution of ocean stoichiometry and diversification of the marine biosphere. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 258: 277-291. Reprint request


Sylvan, J. B., Quigg, A., Tozzi, S. and Ammerman, J.W. 2007. Eutrophication induced phosphorus limitation in the Mississippi River Plume: Evidence from fast repetition rate fluorometry. Limnology and Oceanography. 52: 2679-2685. Reprint request

Berman-Frank, I., Quigg, A., Finkel, Z. V., Haramaty, L. and Irwin, A.J. 2007. Cyanobacterial strategy of nitrogen-fixation influences diazotroph dependence on iron resources. Limnology and Oceanography. 52: 2260-2269. Reprint request

Finkel, Z. V., Quigg, A., Chiampi, R., Schofield, O. and Falkowski, P. G. 2007. Phylogenetic diversity in Cd:P regulation by marine phytoplankton. Limnology and Oceanography. 52: 1131-1138. Reprint request 


Finkel, Z. V., Quigg, A., Raven, J. A., Reinfelder, J., Schofield, O. E. and Falkowski, P. G. 2006. Irradiance-induced changes in the elemental stoichiometry of marine phytoplankton. Limnology and Oceanography. 51: 2690-2701. Reprint request

Quigg, A., Kevekordes, K., Raven, J. A. and Beardall, J. 2006. Limitations on microalgal growth at very low photon flux densities: the role of energy slippage and H+ leakage. Photosynthesis Research. 88: 299-310. Reprint request 

Quigg, A., Reinfelder, J.R. and Fisher, N. S. 2006. Copper-uptake kinetics in diverse marine phytoplankton. Limnology and Oceanography. 51(2): 893-899. Reprint request


Raven, J.A., Andrews, M. and Quigg, A. 2005. The evolution of oligotrophy: implications for the breeding of crop plants for low input agricultural systems. Annals of Applied Biology. 146: 1-20. Reprint request


Falkowski, P. G., Katz, M. E., Knoll, A. H., Quigg, A., Raven, J. A., Schofield, O. and Taylor, F. J. R. 2004. The evolutionary history of eukaryotic phytoplankton. Science. 305: 354-360. Reprint request

Raven, J.A., Andrews, M. and Quigg A. 2004. The evolution of oligotrophy in relation to the breeding of crop plants for low input agricultural systems. In Aspects of Applied Biology. 72, pp. 99-100, published by the Association of Applied Biologists, c/o Warwick HRI, Wellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9EF, UK. Reprint request 


Beardall, J., Quigg, A. and Raven, J.A. 2003. Oxygen consumption: Photorespiration and chlororespiration. (Chapter 8) In Photosynthesis in the Algae. [Eds.] T. Larkum, JA. Raven, and S. Douglas. Advances in Photosynthesis Series, Kluwer Academic Publishing. pp. 157-181. Reprint request

Quigg, A., Finkel, Z.V., Irwin, A.J., Reinfelder, J.R., Rosenthal, Y., Ho, T-Y., Schofield, O., Morel, F. M. M. and Falkowski, P.G. 2003. The evolutionary inheritance of elemental stoichiometry in marine phytoplankton. Nature. 425: 291-294. Reprint request

Ho, T-Y., Quigg, A., Finkel, Z.V., Milligan, A., Wyman, K., Falkowski, P.G. and Morel, F.M.M. 2003. On the elemental composition of some marine phytoplankton. Journal of Phycology. 39: 1-15. Reprint request 

Quigg, A. and Beardall, J. 2003. Protein turnover in relation to maintenance metabolism at low photon flux in two marine microalgae. Plant, Cell and Environment. 26: 1-10. Reprint request

Quigg, A., Beardall, J. and Wydrzynski, T. 2003. An investigation of the photosynthetic O2 - evolving reactions in two marine microalgae as a function of the photon flux during growth. Functional Plant Biology. 30: 301-308. Reprint request


Roberts, S., Beattie, G., Beardall, J. and Quigg, A. 2001. Primary production, phytoplankton nutrient status and bacterial production in the Derwent River, Tasmania. Technical Report prepared for Norske Skog Paper Mills (Australia) Ltd. Derwent River ERA, Task 7. Reprint request