Publications

Please email me for pdfs of any of these publications (athurber@coas.oregonstate.edu)

  1. Howell KL, Hilário A, Allcock AL, Bailey D, Baker M, Clark MR, Colaço A, Copley J, Cordes E, Danovaro R, Dissanayake A, Escobar E, Esquete P, Gallagher A, Gates AR, Gaudron SM, German CR, Gjerde K, Higgs ND, Le Bris N, Levin LA, Manea E, McClain C, Menot L, Mestre NC, Metaxas A, Milligan R, Muthumbi AWN, Narayanaswamy BE, Ramalho SP, Ramirez-Llodra E, Robson L, Rogers AD, Sellanes J, Sigwart J, Sink K, Snelgrove PRV, Stefanoudis PV, Sumida PY, Taylor ML, Thurber AR, Vieira R, Watanabe HK, Woodall LC, Xavier JR. 2020. Blueprint for a Decade to Study Deep-Sea Life. Nature Ecology and Evolution.  doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-01352-5
  2. Howell KL, Hilário A, Allcock AL, Bailey D, Baker M, Clark MR, Colaço A, Copley J, Cordes E, Danovaro R, Dissanayake A, Escobar E, Esquete P, Gallagher A, Gates AR, Gaudron SM, German CR, Gjerde K, Higgs ND, Le Bris N, Levin LA, Manea E, McClain C, Menot L, Mestre NC, Metaxas A, Milligan R, Muthumbi AWN, Narayanaswamy BE, Ramalho SP, Ramirez-Llodra E, Robson L, Rogers AD, Sellanes J, Sigwart J, Sink K, Snelgrove PRV, Stefanoudis PV, Sumida PY, Taylor ML, Thurber AR, Vieira R, Watanabe HK, Woodall LC, Xavier JR. 2020. A blueprint for an inclusive, global deep-sea Ocean Decade field programme. Frontiers in Marine Science.  doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.584861
  3. Messyasz A, Rosales SM, Mueller RS, Sawyer T, Correa AMS, Thurber AR, Vega Thurber R. 2020. Mo’orea Pocilloporidae Coral Virus (MPCV): A new Megavirus associated with scleractinian corals undergoing bleaching. Frontiers in Marine Science. doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00127
  4. Ingels J, Aronson RB, Smith CR, Baco-Taylor A, Bik HM, Blake JA, Brandt A, Cape M, Demaster D, Dolan E, Domack E, Fire S, Geisz H, Gigliotti M, Griffiths H, Halanych KM, Havermans C, Huettmann F, Ishman S, Kranz S, Leventer A, Mahon AR, Mcclintock J, Mccormick ML, Mitchell BG, Murray A, Peck L, Rogers A, Shoplock B, Smith KE, Steffel B, Stukel M, Sweetman A, Taylor M, Thurber AR, Truffer M, van de Putte A, Vanreusel A, Zamora-Duran A. 2020. Antarctic Ecosystem Responses following Ice Shelf Collapse and Iceberg Calving: Science Review and Future Research. WIREs Climate Change. doi.org/10.1002/wcc.682
  5. Thurber AR and Netburn A. 2020. The deep ocean’s link to culture and global processes: Non-extractive value of the deep sea. In: Baker M, Ramirez-Llondra E, Tyler PA (eds) Natural Capital and Exploitation of the Deep Ocean. Oxford University Press. pp 141-159. 10.1093/oso/9780198841654.003.0008
  6. Thurber AR, Seabrook S*, Welsch R*. 2020. Riddles in the Cold: Antarctic Endemism and Microbial Succession impact methane cycling in the Southern Ocean. Proceedings of the Royal Society – Biology. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.1134
  7. Darr K*, East JL, Seabrook S*, Dundas SJ, Thurber AR. 2020. The Deep Sea and Me: Using a Science Center Exhibit to Promote Lasting Public Literacy and Elucidate Public Perception of the Deep Sea. Frontiers of Marine Science. doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00159
  8. Seabrook S*, De Leo F, Thurber AR. 2019. Exporting methane seep production to margins and people: The use of a methane seep by Tanner Crabs (Chionoecetes tanneri). Frontiers of Marine Science. 10.3389/fmars.2019.00043
  9. Seabrook S*, De Leo F, Baumberger T, Raineault N, Thurber AR. 2018. Heterogeneity of methane seep biomes in the Northeast Pacific. Deep-Sea Research II, doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.10.016.
  10. Graw MF*, D’Angelo G ͌, Borchers M ͌, Thurber AR, Johnson JE, Zhang C, Liu H, Colwell FS. 2018. Energy gradients structure microbial communities across sediment horizons in deep marine sediments. Frontiers in Marine Science 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00729
  11. Galloway A, Shanks A, Groth S, Marion S, Thurber AR. 2017. Massive crab recruitment events to the shallow subtidal zone. Ecology 98: 1468-1470. goo.gl/JPfdbQ
  12. Sweetman AK, Thurber AR, Smith CR, Levin LA, Mora C, Wei C-L, Gooday AJ, Jones DOB, Rex M, Yasuhara M, Ingels J, Ruhl HA, Frieder CA, Danovaro R, Würzberg L, Baco A, Grupe BM, Pasulka A, Meyer KS, Dunlop KM, Henry L-A, Roberts JM. 2017 Major impacts of climate change on deep-sea benthic ecosystems. Elementa 5 goo.gl/z8484v
  13. Vega Thurber R, Payet J, Thurber AR, Correa A. 2017. Virus-host interactions and their roles in coral reef health and disease. Nature Reviews in Microbiology. 15: 205-216. http://goo.gl/32Tvgc
  14. Hansman R, Thurber AR, Levin LA, Aluwihare LI. 2017. Methane fates in the benthos and water column at cold seep sites along the continental margin of Central and North America. Deep-Sea Research I. 120:122-131 goo.gl/ULuWe1
  15. Smith AR, Fisk MR, Thurber AR, Flores GE, Mason OU, Popa R, Colwell FS. 2017.  Microbial communities in the Juan de Fuca ridge’s oceanic crustal aquifer are governed by mineralogy. Geomicrobiology. 34:147-156. goo.gl/Wy8ccK
  16. Levin LA, Baco AR, Bowden D, Colaço, Cordes E, Cunha MR, Demopoulus A, Gobin J, Grupe B, Le J, Metaxas A, Netburn A, Rouse GW, Thurber AR, Tunnicliffe V, Van Dover C, Vanreusel A, Watling L. 2016. Hydrothermal vents and methane seeps: Rethinking the sphere of influence. Frontiers in Marine Science dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2016.00072 goo.gl/xgxrUz
  17. Leduc D, Rowden AA, Clark MR, Bowden DA, Thurber AR. 2016. Limited among-habitat differences in the deep-sea macro-infaunal communities off New Zealand: implications for their vulnerability to anthropogenic disturbance. Marine Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/maec.12363 goo.gl/q4qIGA
  18. Verba C, Thurber AR, Alleau Y, Koley D, Colwell F, Torres M. 2016. Mineral changes in cement-sandstone matrices induced by biocementation. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 49:312-322 goo.gl/LwqyPi
  19. Harris, D, Ummadi J, Thurber AR, Alleau Y, Verba C, Colwell F, Torres M, Koley D. 2016. Real-time monitoring of calcification process by Sporosarcina pasteurii biofilm. Analyst 141:2887-2895. goo.gl/or76bo
  20. Correa A, Ainsworth T, Rosales S, Thurber AR, Butler CR, Vega Thurber RV. 2016. Cryptic viral outbreak in Corals driven by an in situ bleaching event: atypical herpes like viruses and a new Megavirus infecting Symbiodinium. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7:127 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00127 goo.gl/1IscKp
  21. Bryson S, Thurber AR, Correa A, Orphan VJ, Vega Thurber R. 2015. A novel sister clade to the enterobacteria microviruses (family Microviridae) identified in methane seep sediments. Environmental Microbiology. 17:3708-3721 doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12758. goo.gl/EB21qg
  22. Thurber AR. 2015. In Focus: The Crabs that live where the hot and cold collide. Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 889-891. (note – this is an invited, peer-reviewed companion article to the excellent work of Marsh et al. 2015) goo.gl/uXvWy0
  23. Levin LA, Mendoza GF, Grupe B, Gonzalez JP, Jellison B, Rouse G, Thurber AR, Waren A. 2015 Biodiversity on the Rocks: Macrofauna inhabiting authigenic carbonate at Costa Rica methane seeps. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131080 goo.gl/gEUKj6
  24. Marlow J, Steele J, Ziebis W, Thurber AR, Levin LA, Orphan VJ. 2014. Carbonate hosted methanotrophy: An unrecognized methane sink in the deep sea. Nature Communications 5:5094 http://goo.gl/8wgSXI
  25. Thurber AR. 2014. Diet-dependant incorporation of biomarkers: Implications for food-web studies using stable isotope and fatty acid analyses with special application to chemosynthetic environments. Marine Ecology, 36: 1–17. goo.gl/Kowabo
  26. Zepata-Hernández G, Sellanes J, Thurber AR, Levin LA. 2014. Trophic Structure of the bathyal benthos at an area with evidence of methane seep activity off southern Chile (~45oS).  Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdon. 94: 659-669.  goo.gl/uuRjHk
  27. Thurber AR, Sweetman AK, Narayanaswamy BE, Jones DOB, Ingels J., Hansman RL. 2013. Ecosystem function and services provided by the deep sea. Biogeosciences  11(14), 3941-3963. goo.gl/7dqLRf
  28. Mora C, Wei C-L, Rollo A, Amaro T, Baco A R, Billett D, Bopp L, Chen Q, Collier M, Danovaro R, Gooday A J, Grupe B M, Halloran P R, Ingels J, Jones D O B, Levin L A, Nakano H, Norling K, Ramirez-Llodra E, Rex M, Ruhl H A, Smith C R, Sweetman A K, Thurber AR, Tjiputra J F, Usseglio P, Watling L, Wu T and Yasuhara, M. 2013. Biotic and Human Vulnerability to Projected Changes in Ocean Biogeochemistry over the 21st Century. PLoS Biol, 11(10), e1001682, doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001682. goo.gl/NFZPck
  29. Bowden DA , Rowden AA, Thurber  AR, Baco AR, Levin LA, Smith CR. 2013. Cold Seep Epifaunal Communities on the Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand: Composition, Succession, and Vulnerability to Human Activities. PLoS ONE 8: e76869.  goo.gl/8pHlnQ
  30. Thurber AR, Levin LA, Rowden AA, Kröger K, Linke P, Sommer S. 2013. Microbes, Macrofauna, and Methane: The importance of aerobic methanotrophy in fueling a methane seep infaunal community. Limnology and Oceanography 58:1640-1656. doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.5.1640 goo.gl/acb7jz
  31. Dayton PK, Kim S, Jarrell SC, Oliver JS, Hammerstrom K, Fisher JL, O’Connor K, Barber JS, Robilliard G, Barry J, Thurber AR, Conlan K. 2013. Recruitment, Growth and Mortality of an Antarctic Hexactinellid Sponge, Anoxycalyx joubini. PLoS ONE. goo.gl/bduTjY
  32. Levin LA, Ziebis W, Mendoza G, Bertics VJ, Washington T, Gonzalez J, Thurber AR, Ebbe B, Lee RW. 2013. Ecological Release and Niche Partitioning Under Stress: Lessons from Dorvilleid Polychaetes in Sulfidic Sediments at Methane Seeps. Deep-Sea Research II. goo.gl/b0eyDu
  33. Zepata-Hernández G, Sellanes J, Thurber AR, Chazalon F, Levin LA, Linke P. 2013. New insights on the trophic ecology of bathyal communities from the methane seep area off Concepción, Chile (~36º S). Marine Ecology. doi: 10.1111/maec.12051 goo.gl/TKshn4
  34. Vega Thurber R, Burkepile DE, Correa AMS, Thurber AR, Shantz AA, Welsh R, Pritchard C, Rosales S. 2012. Macroalgae decrease growth and alter microbial community structure of the reef-building coral, Porites astreoides. PLoS ONE 7(9): e44246 doi:10/1371/journal.pone.044246 goo.gl/IFKrTu
  35. Blackman DK, Appelgate B, German CR, Thurber AR, Henig AS. 2012. Axial Morphology along the Southern Chile Rise. Marine Geology 315-318: 58-63. goo.gl/wirfp4
  36. Bernardino AF, Levin LA, Thurber AR, Smith CR. 2012. Comparative composition, diversity and trophic ecology of sediment macrofauna at vents, seeps and organic falls. PLoS ONE. 7(4): e33515. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033515 goo.gl/lUicHG
  37. Thurber AR, Levin LA, Orphan VJ, Marlow JJ. 2012. Archaea in metazoan diets: implications for food webs and biogeochemical cycling. ISME J. doi:10.1038/ismej.2012.16 :1-11. goo.gl/F2kAYj
  38. Thurber AR, Jones WJ, Schnabel K. 2011. Dancing for food in the deep sea: Bacterial farming by a new species of Yeti crab. PLoS ONE. 6(11):e26243. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0026243 goo.gl/urzlpJ
  39. Kim S, Hammerstom KK, Conlan KE, Thurber AR. 2010. Polar ecosystem dynamics: Recovery of communities from organic enrichment in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 50:1031-1040. goo.gl/dsm4Gq
  40. Conlan KE, Kim SL, Thurber AR, Hendrycks E. 2010. Benthic changes at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, following local sewage treatment and regional iceberg-mediated productivity decline. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60: 419-432. goo.gl/Kg15Sw
  41. Levin LA, Mendoza G, Gonzalez J, McMillan P, Thurber AR. 2010. Diversity of bathyal macrobenthos on the northeastern Pacific margin: the influence of methane seeps and oxygen minimum zones. Marine Ecology 34: 94-110. goo.gl/yYbGSn
  42. Thurber AR, Kröger K, Neira C, Wiklund H, Levin LA. 2010. Stable isotope signatures and methane use by New Zealand cold seep benthos. Marine Geology 272:260-269. goo.gl/55fSgO
  43. Glover AG, Smith CR, Minks SL, Sumida PY, Thurber A. 2008. Macrofaunal abundance and composition on the West Antarctic Peninsula continental shelf: Evidence for a sediment ‘food bank’ and similarities to deep-sea habitats. Deep-Sea Research II 55:2491-2501. goo.gl/BhOlw5
  44. Thurber AR. 2007. Diets of Antarctic sponges: links between the pelagic microbial loop and benthic metazoan food web. Marine Ecology Progress Series 351:77-89. goo.gl/kkBG1U
  45. Kim SL, Thurber A, Hammerstrom K, Conlan K. 2007. Seastar response to organic enrichment in an oligotrophic polar habitat. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 346:66-75. goo.gl/JJWCXi
  46. Kim SL and Thurber A. 2007. Comparison of seastar (Asteroidea) fauna across island groups of the Scotia Arc. Polar Biology 30:415-425. goo.gl/JOUbqe
  47. Detrich HW, Jones CD, Kim S, North AW, Thurber A, Vacchi M. 2005. Nesting behavior of the icefish Chaenocephalus aceratus at Bouvetoya Island, Southern Ocean. Polar Biology 28:828-832. goo.gl/vfXvIb
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