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Details of Dr. Tyler Burton Smith   


Gender male
Job title Research Associate Professor
Department Center for Marine and Environmental Studies
University of the Virgin Islands ( UVI)
#2 John Brewer's Bay Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
University of the Virgin Islands #2 John Brewer's Bay Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Virgin Islands US
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Degree PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Region 35, Pacific
Working languages English
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Tyler SMITH)

Loeffler CR, Richlen ML, Brandt ME, Smith TB (2015) Effects of grazing, nutrients, and depth on the ciguatera-causing dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus in the US Virgin Islands. Marine Ecology Progress Series 531:91-104
Eyal G, Wiedenmann J, Grinblat M, D?Angelo C, Kramarsky-Winter E, Treibitz T, Ben-Zvi O, Shaked Y, Smith TB, Harii S, Denis V, Noyes T, Tamir R, Loya Y (2015) Spectral Diversity and Regulation of Coral Fluorescence in a Mesophotic Reef Habitat in the Red Sea. PLoS ONE 10:e0128697
Sabine AM, Smith TB, Williams DE, Brandt ME (2015) Environmental conditions influence tissue regeneration rates in scleractinian corals. Marine Pollution Bulletin 95:253-264
Glynn PW, Riegl B, Purkis S, Kerr J, Smith TB (2015) Coral reef recovery at Darwin, the northern-most of the Galapagos Islands. Coral Reefs 34:421-436 DOI 10.1007/s00338-015-1280-4
Smith TB, Glynn PW, Mate JL, Toth LT, Gyory J (2014) A depth refuge from catastrophic coral bleaching prevents regional extinction. Ecology 95:1663-1673
Weinstein DK, Smith TB, Klaus JS (2014) Mesophotic bioerosion: structural impact and changes with depth on US Virgin Island deep reefs. Geomorphology 222:14-24
Edmunds PJ, Adjeroud M, Baskett ML, Baums IB, Budd AF, Carpenter RC, Fabina NS, Fan T-Y, Franklin EC, Gross K, Han X, Jacobson L, Klaus JS, McClanahan TR, O'Leary JK, van Oppen MJH, Pochon X, Putnam HM, Smith TB, Stat M, Sweatman H, van Woesik R, Gates RD (2014) Persistence and change in community composition of reef corals through present, past, and future climates. PLoS ONE 9:e107525
Schärer-Umpierre MT, Mateos-Molina D, Appeldoorn R, Bejarano I, Hernández-Delgado EA, Nemeth RS, Nemeth M, Valdés-Pizzini M, Smith TB (2014) Marine managed areas and associated fisheries in the US Caribbean. In: Johnson ML, Sandell J (eds) Advances in Marine Biology: Marine Managed Areas and Fisheries. Elsevier, pp416
Baums IB, Devlin-Durante M, Aren Ajeng Lian B, Feingold J, Smith TB, Bruckner A, Monteiro J (2014) A highly replicated remnant coral clone in volcanic pools of Isabella Island is the only known representative of Pocillopora type 1a in the Galapagos. Frontiers of Marine Science 1 DOI 10.3389/fmars.2014.00059
Smith TB, Brandt ME, Calnan JM, Nemeth RS, Blondeau J, Kadison E, Taylor M, Rothenberger JP (2013) Convergent mortality responses of Caribbean coral species to seawater warming. Ecosphere 4:art87
Soffer N, Brandt ME, Correa AMS, Smith TB, Vega Thurber R (2013) Viruses as putative pathogens of white plague coral disease. The ISME Journal 8:271-283
Radke EG, Grattan LM, Cook RL, Smith TB, Anderson DM, Morris Jr. JG (2013) Ciguatera incidence in the US Virgin Islands has not increased over a 30-year time period despite rising seawater temperatures. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 88:908-913
Brandt ME, Smith TB, Correa AMS, Vega-Thurber R (2013) Disturbance driven colony fragmentation as a driver of a coral disease outbreak. PLoS ONE 8:e57164
Serrano A, Baums I, O?Reilly K, Smith TB, Jones R, Shearer T, Flavia N, Baker A (2013) Geographic differences in vertical connectivity in the Caribbean coral Montastraea cavernosa despite high levels of horizontal connectivity at shallow depths. Molecular Ecology 23:4226?4240
Robertson A, Garcia AC, Flores Quintana HA, Smith TB, Castillo BF, Reale-Munroe K, Gulli JA, Olsen DA, Jester ELE, Hooe-Rollman JI, Jester ELE, Klimek BJ, Plakas SM. (2013) Invasive Lionfish (Pterois volitans): A potential human health threat for Ciguatera Fish Poisoning in tropical waters. Marine Drugs 12:88-97
Smith TB, Blondeau J, Nemeth RS, Pittman SJ, Calnan JM, Kadison E, Gass J (2010) Benthic structure and cryptic mortality in a Caribbean mesophotic coral reef bank system, the Hind Bank Marine Conservation District, U.S. Virgin Islands. Coral Reefs 29:289-308
Kadison E, Nemeth RS, Blondeau J, Smith TB, Calnan JM (2010) Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, with evidence for a spawning aggregation site recovery. Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 62:273-279
Smith TB, Fong P, Kennison R, Smith J (2010) Spatial refuges and associational defenses promote harmful blooms of the alga Caulerpa sertularioides onto coral reefs. Oecologia 164:1039-1048
Correa AMS, Brandt ME, Smith TB, Thornhill D, Baker AC (2009) Symbiodinium associations with diseased and healthy scleractinian corals. Coral Reefs 28:437-448
Gleason ACR, Lirman D, Gintert B, Dick M, Reid RP, Gracias N, Smith TB (2009) Landscape video mosaic from a mesophotic coral ecosystem. Coral Reefs (special issue on mesophotic coral ecosystems)
Vermeij MJA, Smith TB, Dailer M, Smith C (2009) Release from native herbivores facilitates the persistence of invasive marine algae: a biogeographical comparison of the relative contribution of nutrients and herbivory to invasion success. Biological Invasions 11:1463-1474
Rogers C, Miller J, Muller E, Edmunds PJ, Nemeth RS, Beets J, Friedlander AM, Smith T, Boulon R, Jeffery C, Menza C, Caldow C, Idrisi N, Kojis B, Monaco ME, Spitzack T, Gladfelter B, Ogden J, Hillis-Starr Z, Lundgren I, Bane Schill W, Kuffner IB, Richardson L, Devine B, Voss JD (2008) Coral Reefs of the US Virgin Islands. In: Dodge R, Reigl B (eds) Coral Reefs of the World Vol 1 Coral Reefs of the United States. Springer, New York, pp803
Calnan J, Smith T, Nemeth R, Kadison E, Blondeau J (2008) Coral disease prevalence and host susceptibility on mid-depth and deep reefs in the US Virgin Islands. Revista Biologia Tropical 56 (suppl. 1):223-224
Smith TB, Nemeth RS, Blondeau J, Calnan JM, Kadison E, Herzlieb S (2008) Assessing coral reef health across onshore to offshore stress gradients in the US Virgin Islands. Marine Pollution Bulletin 56:1983-1991
Smith TB (2008) Bleaching during unprecedented warm water in the US Virgin Islands and degradation within potential refugia. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Orlando
Smith, TB (2008) Temperature effects on herbivory for an Indo-Pacific parrotfish in Panamá: implications for coral-algal competition. Coral Reefs 27:397-405
Rothenberger JP, Blondeau J, Cox C, Garrison V, Hillis-Starr Z, Jeffrey CFG, Kadison E, Lundgren I, Miller J, Muller E, Nemeth RS, Olsen D, Rogers C, Smith TB, Spitzack A, Wusinich-Mendez D (2008) The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the U.S. Virgin Islands. State of the Reefs Report 2008. NOAA
Woody K, Atkinson A, Clark R, Jeffrey C, Lundgren I, Miller J, Monaco M, Muller E, Patterson M, Rogers C, Smith TB, et al. (2008) US Virgin Islands. in (Wilkinson ed.) Status of Caribbean Coral Reefs After Bleaching and Hurricanes in 2005 and 2006. AIMS, Townsville.
Nemeth RS, Smith TB, Blondeau J, Kadison E, Calnan JM, Gass J (2008) Characterization of deep water reef communities within the marine conservation district, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Submitted to the Caribbean Fisheries Management Council. University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas 90 + appendices
Manzello DP, Brandt ME, Smith TB, Lirman D, Nemeth RS (2007) Hurricanes benefit bleached corals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(29):12035-1203
Smith TB, Purcell J, Barimo JF (2007) The rocky intertidal biota of the Florida Keys: fifty-two years of change after Stephenson and Stephenson (1950). Bulletin of Marine Science 80: 1-19
Smith TB (2007) Searching for a refuge: impacts of the 2005 mass coral bleaching event on reefs of the US Virgin Islands. Association of the Marine Labs of the Caribbean 33rd Scientific Conference, St. Thomas. Co-organizer/session chair
Smith TB, Nelson C (2007) Metabolomic approaches to the coral reef crisis. 1st Virgin Islands Ecogenomic Symposium on Aquatic Cells and Molecules, St. John. Co-organizer
Fong P, Smith TB, and Wartian MJ (2006) Protection by epiphytic cyanobacteria maintain shifts to macroalgal-dominated communities after the 1997-98 ENSO disturbance on coral reefs with intact herbivore populations. Ecology 87(5):1162-1168
Smith, TB (2006) Benthic algal production in an upwelling coral reef environment (Gulf of Panamá): evidence for control by fish herbivores. Proceedings of the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium, Okinawa, Japan 1:854-861
Smith, TB (2005) Dynamics of Coral Reef Algae in an Upwelling System. Dissertation. University of Miami
Fong PW, Smith TB, Muthukrishnan R (in press) Algal dynamics: alternate stable states of reefs in the eastern tropical Pacific. Invited book chapter for ?Coral Reefs of the World: Coral Reef of the Eastern Tropical Pacific? Glynn PW, Manzello D, Enochs, I (eds.) Springer-Verlag
Smith TB, Maté JL, Gyory J (in press) Refuges and refugia for stony corals in the eastern tropical Pacific. Invited book chapter for ?Coral Reefs of the World: Coral Reef of the Eastern Tropical Pacific? Glynn PW, Manzello D, Enochs, I (eds.) Springer-Verlag
Holstein DM, Smith TB, Gyory J, Paris CB (in press) Fertile fathoms: mesophotic reefs as reproductive refugia. Scientific Reports

Created: 2008-07-21 Last Updated: 2015-07-02 by Tyler SMITH