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Details of Dr Judith S. Weis   


Gender female
Job title Professor of Biology
Department Biological Sciences
Rutgers University, Department of Biological Sciences, Newark (
206 Boyden Hall 195 University Ave. Newark NJ 07102
Rutgers University, Department of Biological Sciences, Newark 206 Boyden Hall 195 University Ave.
New Jersey
NJ 07102
United States
Regions Sea of Azov
Tel [1] (973) 353 5387
Fax [1] (973) 353 5518
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Website http://newarkbioweb.rutgers.edu/department/FacultyProfiles/weis.html, http://runewarkbiology.rutgers.edu/weis%20lab/Home.html
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Degree PhD
Job type Teaching/Education , Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Pollution , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Pollution
Research Activities Effects of stressors on development, growth, behavior of estuarine organisms; development of tolerance in contaminated environments - changes in life history etc.; altered predator/prey interactions due to altered behavior; effects of leachates from copper-chrome-arsenic treated wood (CCA) on fouling and benthic communities. Roles of different wetland plants in nutrition, habitat, and metal dynamics.
Research Region Estuaries in New Jersey and Long Island NY (USA)
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr Judith WEIS)

MacDonald, J., and J.S. Weis 2013. Fish community features correlate with prop-root epibionts in Caribbean mangroves. J. Exper. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 441: 90-98
Reichmuth, J,M, J. MacDonald, J. Ramiriz and J.S. Weis 2011. Fight or flight: an investigation of aggressive behavior and predator avoidance in two populations of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun) in New Jersey. Hydrobiologia 658: 173-182.
Weis, J.S., L. Bergey, J. Reichmuth and A. Candelmo 2011. Living in a contaminated estuary: Behavioral changes and ecological consequences for five species. BioScience 61: 375-385
Weis, J.S. 2010. The role of behavior in the success of invasive crustaceans. Mar. Freshwat. Behav. Physiol. 43: 83-98
Candelmo, A., A. Deshpande, B. Dockum, P. Weis and J. S. Weis 2010. The effect of contaminated prey on feeding, activity, and growth of young-of-the-year bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix, in the laboratory. Estuaries and Coasts 33: 1025-1038.
Reichmuth, J.M., R. Roudez, T. Glover and J.S. Weis 2009. Differences in prey capture behavior in populations of blue crab (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun) from contaminated and clean estuaries in New Jersey. Estuaries and Coasts 32: 298-308.
Weis, J.S. 2009. Reproductive, Developmental, and Neurobehavioral Effects of Methylmercury in Fishes. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part C 27: 212-225.
MacDonald, J., T. Glover, and J.S. Weis.2008 The impact of mangrove prop-root epibionts on juvenile reef fishes: a field experiment using artificial roots and epifauna. Estuaries and Coasts 31:981-993.
Roudez, R.J., T. Glover and J.S. Weis 2008. Learning in an invasive and a native predatory crab. Biol. Invasions 10: 1191-1196.
Samson, J.C., S. Shumway and J.S. Weis. 2008 Effects of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium fundyense on three species of larval fish: a food web approach. J. Fish Biol. 72: 168-188.
Mac Donald, J., R. Roudez, T. Glover and J.S. Weis. 2007 The invasive green crab and Japanese shore crab: behavioral interactions with a native crab species, the blue crab. Biol Invasions 9:
Weis, J.S. 2005. Diet and food web support of the white perch, Morone americana in the Hackensack Meadowlands. Environ. Biol. of Fishes 74: 109-113
Weis, J.S. and P. Weis. 2004. Metal uptake, transport, and release by wetland plants: Implications for phytoremediation and restoration. Environ. Internat. 30: 685-700.
Weis, J. and P. Weis 2004. Behavior of four species of fiddler crabs, genus Uca, in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Hydrobiologia 523: 47-58.
Weis, J.S., J. Skurnick and P. Weis. 2004 Studies of a contaminated brackish marsh in the Hackensack Meadowlands of New Jersey: Metal contamination and benthic community. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 49: 1025-1035
Weis, J.S., L. Windham and P. Weis 2003. Patterns of metal accumulation in leaves of the tidal marsh plants Spartina alterniflora (Loisel) and Phragmites australis (Cav. Trin ex Steud) over the growing season. Wetlands 23: 459-465.
Zhou, T. and Weis J.S. (1999). Predator avoidance in mummichog larvae from a polluted habitat. J. Fish Biol. 54: 44-57.
Weis, J.S., Mugue, N. and Weis, P. (1999) Mercury tolerance, population effects and population genetics in the mummichog, Fundulus heteroclitus. In: Genetics and Ecotoxicology ed. V. Forbes. Taylor and Francis, Phila. pp 31-54.
Weis, J.S., G.M. Smith and T. Zhou (1999). Altered predator/prey behavior in polluted environments: implications for fish conservation. Environ. Biol. Fishes. 55: 43-51.
Santiago-Bass, C. and J.S. Weis (1999). Behavioral changes in the grass shrimp, Palaemonetes pugio (Holthuis) induced by the parasitic isopod Probopyrus pandalicola (Packard). J. Exper. Mar. Biol. Ecol.241: 223-233.

Group(s): GLODIR
Created: 1997-02-23 Last Updated: 2015-05-15 by Judith WEIS