for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
, Santa Barbara
735 State St. Suite 300
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
2005-present Postdoctoral Scholar. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California, Santa Barbara
2005 Researcher. Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
2004-2005 Junior Faculty Researcher. Department of Botany, University of Hawai’i
1999-2003 Graduate Research Assistant. Waikiki Aquarium & Department of Botany, University of Hawai’i
2003-2005 Project Coordinator and Principal Researcher, City and County of Maui & EPA
2001-2002 Research Biologist, Hawai’i Sea Grant
1998-2000 Research Biologist, National Undersea Research Center (NURC, UNCW/NOAA), Key Largo, FL
1998 Research Technician, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Honolulu, HI
1998 Field Biologist, Bernice P. Bishop Museum , Honolulu, HI
1995-1997 Scientific SCUBA Diver, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
1993 Internship, Center for Coastal Field Studies, Quebec, Canada
1998-2007 Faculty Member, Lecturer, University of Hawai’i , Hilo. Participated as a faculty member, lecturer and safety SCUBA diver in a team-taught intensive coral reef ecology field course (Quantitative Underwater Ecological Surveying Techniques); taught general coral reef ecology, phycology, experimental design, statistics; supervised and advised students in both the classroom and in a remote field atmosphere.
1997-2005 Workshop Convener, Marine Option Program, University of Hawai’i. Prepared and convened workshops on the taxonomy and field identification of marine algae in the Hawaiian Islands twice yearly at the University of Hawaii ’s Hilo and Manoa campuses.
1999-2004 Workshop Convener, Waikiki Aquarium, University of Hawai’i. Prepared and convened workshops across the state of Hawaii at schools, federal and state agencies and community groups on identification of alien and invasive macroalgae in Hawaii and on seaweed & coral reef ecology.
1997-1998 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Botany and Biology. Courses taught: General Biology, General Botany and Plant Taxonomy and Systematics
2003-2005 Principal Investigator, Environmental Protection Agency and the City and County of Maui. Assessing the relationship between nutrients and algal blooms on west Maui. $50,000
2004 Principal Investigator, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Inventory of coastal resources around the Kane’ohe Marine Base. $10,000
2002-2006 NOAA, Harmful Algal Bloom Program. Co-author. Assessing linkages between land-based nutrients and algal blooms on Maui. $900,000
2001 Hawaii Sea Grant Project Development Grant. Co-author. Dynamics of the bloom forming green alga Cladophora sericea. 10,000
1999-2003 Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative Research Program, NOAA. Co-author, various projects. Yearly grants ranging from: $50,000-130,000
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 Hawai’i $1,000
1996-1997 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Scholarship $600
1995-1997 Presidential Scholar, Humboldt State University
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.
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.
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
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
Society of Conservation Biology, Marine Section Board Member
working group: Trophic Structure across systems. Principal Investigators:
Dan Gruner, Helmut Hildebrand and Jon Shurin
of the ICUN World Conservation Union Invasive Species Specialist Group
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
Session Chair, Western Society of Naturalists
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
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
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
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
Ecological Society of
International Society for Reef Studies
Phycological Society of
Sigma Xi, Full Member,
Society for Conservation Biology
Ph.D. Advisory Committee:
Major Advisor: Dr. Celia Smith, Phone: (808) 956-6947, University of Hawai’i, Manoa, Department of Botany, Professor
Dr. Cynthia Hunter, Phone: (808) 440-9022, University of Hawai’i , Manoa, Waikiki Aquarium, Interim Director and Associate Professor, University of Hawaii, Marine Biology Program
Larry Basch, Phone: (808) 956-8820, Associate Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Program, University of Hawaii Manoa and Senior Scientist, National Park Service Pacific Islands Coral Reef Program
Dr. Michael Hamnett, Phone: (808) 956-7469, University of Hawai’i , Director, Social Science Research Institute and Professor of Sociology, Director of the Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative Research Program
Dr. Lu Eldredge, Phone: (808) 848-4139, Bernice P. Bishop Museum , Executive Secretary, Pacific Science Association
Bachelor of Science: