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Details of  PATRICIA A. Tester   


Gender female
Department Plankton Ecology & Physiology
National Ocean Service, Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research, Beaufort ( NCCOS/ CCFHR)
101 Pivers Island Road Beaufort NC 28516
Regions Sea of Azov
Tel 1 252 728 8792
Fax 1 252 728 8784
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Degree PH.D.
Job type Research
Research Activities Ecology & oceanography of harmful marine phytoplankton including the effects of oceanic circulation on the transport of blooms. Feeding relationships of lower trophic foodweb especially zooplankton-phytoplankton interactions and trophic transfer of algal toxins. Gymnodinium breve
Research Region US South Atlantic Bight, Gulf of Mexico
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Patricia TESTER)

Warlen, S. M., P.A. Tester and D.R. Colby.1998. Recruitment of larval fishes into a North Carolina estuary during a Gymnodinium breve red tide bloom. Bull. Mar. Sci.
Tester, P.A. and R.P. Stumpf. 1998. Phytoplankton blooms and remote sensing: What is the potential for early warning. J. Shellfish Res. 17:1469-1471
Tester, P.A., R.P. Stumpf and K. Steidinger.1998. Ocean color imagery: What is the minimum detection level for Gymnodinium breve blooms? 1998. pp. 149-151. In: Harmful Algae (eds.) B. Reguera, J. Blanco, M. Fernandez and T. Wyatt. Xunta de Galicia and IOC of UNESCO Publishers.
Steidinger, K.A., G.A. Vargo, P.A. Tester and C.R. Tomas. 1998. Bloom dynamics and physiology of Gymnodinium breve. pp. 133-153. In: Physiological Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms (eds.) D.M. Anderson, A.D. Cembella and M. Hallegraeff. Springer-Verlag.
Tester, P.A. and K.A. Steidinger. 1997. Gymnodinium breve red tide blooms: Initiation, transport and consequences of surface circulation. Limnol. Oceanogr.42:1039-1051.
Turner, J.T. and P.A. Tester. 1997. Toxic marine phytoplantkon, zooplantkon grazing and pelagic food webs: A review. Limnol. Oceanogr. 42:1203-1214.
Boesch, D.F., D.M. Anderson, R.A. Horner, S.E. Shumway, P.A. Tester and T.E. Whitledge. 1997. Harmful algal blooms in coastal waters: Options for prevention, control and mitigation. An assessment conducted for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and NOAA Coastal Ocean Program. Chesapeake Research Consortium, Edgewater, MD. 49 pp.
Guo, C. and P.A. Tester. 1994. Toxic effects of the bloom-forming Trichodesmium sp. (Cyanophyta) to the copepod Acartia tonsa. Natural Toxins 2:222-227.
Tester, P.A., R.P. Stumpf, F.M. Vukovich, P.K. Fowler and J.T. Turner. 1991. An expatriate red tide bloom: Transport, distribution, and persistence. Limnol. Oceanogr. 36(5):1053-1061.
Tester, P.A., J.T. Turner and D. Shea. Vectorial transport of toxins from the dinoflagellate Gymnodinium breve through copepods to fish. J. Plankton Res. (in press)

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Created: 1997-11-10 Last Updated: 2014-07-10 by Oceanexpert MANAGER