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Jennifer E. Smith, Ph.D.                    

Postdoctoral Researcher

 National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

  University of  California ,  Santa Barbara

  735 State St. Suite 300

  Santa Barbara,  CA  93101

Email: jsmith@nceas.ucsb.edu

Office: 805-892-2522

Fax: 805-892-2510

Webpage: http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/~jsmith

  

EDUCATION


 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Research

 

Teaching

 

GRANTS               


 

HONORS & AWARDS


2006 Best paper award for junior scientists, International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) Conference, Bremen, Germany     $140

2005-2007 Recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, UCSB, funded by NSF   $45,000/yr

2004 Invited Participant of the DIALOG (Doctoral Initiatives for the Advancement of Limnology and Oceanography Graduates) symposium, Dauphin Island Sea Laboratory, AL 

2003 Mia Tegner Award for best paper in Conservation and Ecology, Western Society of Naturalists annual meeting,  Long Beach, CA   $200

2003 Coastal  America Partnership Award, NOAA 

2003 Harold C. Bold Award, best oral presentation, Phycological Society of  America’s annual meeting, Gleneden Beach ,  OR      $1,000  

2003 Hoshaw Travel Award from the Phycological Society of America      $200 

2003-2004 Student Representative for the Phycological Society of America’s Gerald W. Prescott Award Committee 

2003 University of  Hawai’i Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology Travel Award      $1,500 

2003 Hawai’i Coral Reef Initiative Travel Award           $1,500 

2003 Student Representative for the University of  Hawai’i  College of  Natural Sciences

2002  Hawai’i Coral Reef Initiative Travel Award        $1,500 

2002 ARCS Award (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) for outstanding predoctoral research in botany       $5,000 

2001 Student Support/Travel Award: International Phycological Congress    $500 

2000 Best Paper Award: Albert  L. Tester  Symposium  University of   Hawaii    $1,000 

1996-1997 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Scholarship     $600 

1995-1997 Presidential Scholar, Humboldt State University

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS


Williams, S.L. and J.E. Smith (2007) A global review of the distribution, taxonomy & ecological impacts of introduced seaweeds. Annual Review of Ecology Evolution and Systematics 38: 327-359.

Elser, J.J., M.E. Bracken, E.E Cleland, , D.S Gruner, W.S. Harpole, Hillebrand, H., J.T. Ngai, E.W. Seabloom, J.B. Shurin, J.E. Smith (2007) A global analysis of nitrogen and phosphorus limitation of primary producers in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems. Ecology Letters 10: 1135-1142.

Diaz-Pulido G., McCook L.J., Larkum A.W.D., Lotze H.K., Raven J.A., Schaffelke B., Smith J.E., Steneck R.S. (2007) Vulnerability of macroalgae of the Great Barrier Reef to climate change. Marshall PA, Johnson J (Ed) Climate change and the Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville, pp 153-192.

Hillebrand, H., D.S. Gruner, M.E. Bracken, E.E. Cleland, J.J. Elser, W.S. Harpole, J.T. Ngai, E.W. Seabloom, J.B. Shurin, J.E. Smith. (2007) Plant community structure and ecosystem productivity regulate the intrinsic control of plant diversity across major ecosystem types. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104: 10904-10905.

Smith, J.E., M. Shaw, R.A. Edwards, D. Obura, D., O. Pantos, E. Sala, S. A. Sandin, S. Smriga, M. Hatay, F.L. Rohwer (2006) Indirect effects of algae on coral: algae-mediated, microbe-induced coral mortality. Ecology Letters 9: 835-845.

Schaffelke, B., J.E. Smith & C.L. Hewitt (2006) Introduced macroalgae- a growing concern. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium. Journal of Applied Phycology 18: 529-541.

Zuccarello, G.C., A.T. Critchley, J.E. Smith & J.A. West (2006) Systematics and genetic variation in commercial Kappaphycus and Eucheuma (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium. Journal of Applied Phycology 18: 643-651. 

Zemke-White, W.L. and J.E. Smith (2006) Environmental impacts of seaweed farming in the tropics. In: Editors A.T. Critchley, M. Ohno and D.B. Largo, World Seaweed Resources: An authoritative reference system.

Smith, J.E., J.W. Runcie and C.M. Smith (2005) Bloom dynamics and physiological ecology of the invasive green alga Cladophora sericea on West Maui. Marine Ecology Progress Series 302: 77-91.

Conklin, E.J. and J.E. Smith (2005) Increases in abundance and development of management options for the invasive red alga Kappaphycus in Kane’ohe Bay, Hawai’i. Biological Invasions 7: 1029-1039.

Friedlander, A. , G. Aeby, E. Brown, A. Clark, S. Coles, S. Dollar, D. Gulko, C. Hunter, P. Jokiel, J.E. Smith, B. Walsh, I. Williams and W. Wiltse (2005) The Status of the Coral Reef Ecosystems of the Main Hawaiian Islands. In The Status of the Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States: 2004.

Smith, J.E., C. Smith, P. Vroom, K. Beach, S. Miller (2004) Nutrient dynamics of the green alga Halimeda tuna on Conch Reef, Florida Keys: possible influence of internal tides on nutrient status and physiology. Limnology and Oceanography. 49(6): 1923-1936.

Smith, J.E., R. Most, T. Sauvage, C. Hunter, C. Squair and E. Conklin (2004) Ecology of the invasive red alga Gracilaria salicornia in Waikiki and possible mitigation strategies. Pacific Science 58(2) 325-343. 

Vroom, P.S., C.M. Smith, J.A. Coyer, L.J. Walters, C.L. Hunter, K.S. Beach, J.E. Smith (2003) Field biology of Halimeda tuna (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) across a depth gradient: comparative growth, survivorship, recruitment, and reproduction.  Hydrobiologia 501(1): 149-166.

Runcie, J.W. and J.E. Smith (2003) Introduction to special issue: Nutrient dynamics in coastal ecosystems-linking physical and biological processes. Journal of Marine Systems 42(3-4): 81-82.

Smith, J.E., C.L. Hunter and C.M. Smith (2002) Distribution and reproductive characteristics of nonindigenous and invasive marine algae in the Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Science 56(3): 299-315. 

Vroom, P. S., J.E. Smith and C.M. Smith (2001) Observations of reproduction in Rhipidosiphon javensis (Halimedineae, Bryopsidales) in Hawai’i. Phycologia 40(1): 97-100. 

Smith, J.E., C.L. Hunter and C.M. Smith (2001) The effects of herbivory and nutrient enrichment on benthic community structure and development on a Hawaiian Reef. Coral Reefs 19: 332-342.  

 

BOOK CHAPTERS


Diaz-Pulido, G. M., L. J. McCook, A. W. D. Larkum, H. Lotze, J. A. Raven, B. Schaffelke, J. E. Smith, R. S. Steneck (In Press) Impacts of Global Climate Change on     Macroalgae of the Great Barrier Reef: A Vulnerability Assessment. In Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability of the  Great Barrier Reef

Smith, J. E., H. Spalding, R. Okano & C. M. Smith (In Press). Seaweed communities of  Molokai. In An Atlas of Molokai’s Marine Ecosystems. USGS publication

Zemke-White, W. L. and J. E. Smith (2006) Environmental impacts of seaweed farming in the tropics. In World Seaweed Resources

Friedlander, A. , G. Aeby, E. Brown, A. Clark, S. Coles, S. Dollar, D. Gulko, C. Hunter, P. Jokiel,   J. E. Smith, B. Walsh, I. Williams and W. Wiltse (2005) The Status of the Coral Reef Ecosystems of the Main Hawaiian Islands. In The Status of the Coral Reef Ecosystems of the  United States and Pacific Freely Associated States: 2004

 

REPORTS & OTHER


Smith, J. E. (2003) Factors influencing the formation of algal blooms on tropical reefs with an emphasis on nutrients, herbivores and invasive species. Doctoral Dissertation,  University of  Hawaii, Manoa, 425 pp. 

Coles, S.L., R.C. DeFelice, J.E. Smith, D. Muir & L.G. Eldredge (1998) Determination of baseline conditions for introduced marine species in near shore waters of the island Kaho‘olawe, Hawai‘i. Bishop Museum Technical Report No. 14.  

 

INVITED TALKS


2007    Ecological Society of America, Trophic Structure Across Ecosystems, San Jose, CA

2007    Society for Conservation Biology, Ecosystem Consequences of Fishing, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

2007    Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Biology Seminar, La Jolla, CA

2007   Department of Biological Sciences Seminar Series, Humboldt State University, California

2006   Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology Seminar,  University of  California , Santa Barbara

2006   John and Mary Louise Riley Seminar Series, Bodega Marine Lab, University of  California Davis 

2005   National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Ecolunch 

2004   Seminar Series, Department of Botany,  University of  Hawaii

2004   Plenary Lecture co-authored with Britta Scheffelke and Chad Hewitt, Invasive Seaweeds, International Seaweed Symposium,  Bergen,  Norway, July

2004   World Aquaculture Society, Honolulu, HI , Feb

2003    Keynote Address for the University of  Hawaii  Marine Option Program Graduation  

2003    Hawaii Aquatics Conference.

2003     Hawai’i Workshop on Coral Reefs and Land Based Pollution, EPA,  Maui

2002     Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species:  Hawai’i State Capitol Auditorium,  Honolulu ,  Hawai’i 

2002     United States Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF) Meeting,   Honolulu, Hawai’i

2001     Hawai’i Aquatics Conference  

2001     Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources,  Honolulu ,  Hawai’i

 

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION


2006    International Society for Reef Studies, Bremen, Germany

2006    American Society of Limnology & Oceanography Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI

2005    Western Society of Naturalists, Monterey, CA  

2004    Western Society of Naturalists, Sonoma,  CA  

2004    DIALOG (Dissertation Initiatives for the Advancement of Limnology and Oceanography), Dauphin Island Sea Lab,  AL

2004    13th International Aquatic Invasive Species Conference,  Ireland 

2004    10th International Coral Reef Symposium, Okinawa 

2003    Western Society of Naturalists, Long Beach,  CA

2003    Annual Meeting of the Phycological Society of America, Gleneden Beach,  OR

2003    3rd International Marine Bioinvasions Conference, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA  

2002    American Society of Limnology & Oceanography Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu , HI

2001    7th International Phycological Congress, Thessaloniki ,  Greece. Phycologia 40(4): 55

2001    25th Annual Albert L. Tester Symposium. University of  Hawaii. Pacific Science 55(1): 108-109

2001    9th International Coral Reef Symposium,  Bali , Indonesia  

1999    International Conference on Scientific Aspects of Coral Reef Assessment, Monitoring, and Restoration:  Ft. Lauderdale ,  FL

 

INVITED PARTICIPANT


 

 

SOLICITED REVIEW ACTIVITY


Grants: Environmental Protection Agency, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, National Undersea  Research Center

 

Publications: Trends in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, Ecology Letters, Bulletin of Marine Science, Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science, Coral Reefs, Hydrobiologia, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Marine Biology, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Marine Pollution Bulletin

 

SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZATION & EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE


2005 Session Chair, Western Society of Naturalists

2003 Guest Editor, Special Issue: Linking physical processes to biological patterns, Proceedings of a special session chaired by the authors at Ocean Sciences 2002 Meeting (ASLO and AGU) Journal of Marine Systems

2002 Session Chair & Special Seminar Convener: Nutrient Dynamics in Coastal Ecosystems Linking Physical and Biological Processes. Ocean Sciences Meeting, ASLO and AGU, Honolulu, HI . http://www.agu.org/meetings/os02top.html

2001 Session Chair: Algae and Human Affairs, International Phycological Congress,  Thessaloniki.  Greece http://7ipc.bio.auth.gr/default2.htm

2000 Organizer & Judge: Albert L. Tester Symposium, University of  Hawai’i

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS  


American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

Ecological Society of  America

International Society for Reef Studies

Phycological Society of  America

Sigma Xi, Full Member,  Honolulu Chapter 

Western Society of Naturalists

Society for Conservation Biology

 

ADVISORS 


Ph.D. Advisory Committee:

Bachelor of Science: