Fisheries ecology and
oceanography; natural isotopic
and elemental markers in marine populations; tracing dispersal and migration
pathways of marine fish; stable isotope and trace element chemistry of aragonite.
B.S. University of Auckland, 1985, Zoology
Ph.D. James Cook University of North Queensland, 1994, Marine Biology
publications: Skomal, G. B.,
S. Zeeman, J. Chisholm, E. Summers, H. J. Walsh, K. W. McMahon, and S. R. Thorrold.2009. Transequatorial migrations by basking sharks in the western
Atlantic Ocean.Curr. Biol. 19:1019-1022.
Almany, G. R., M. L. Berumen, S. R. Thorrold, S. Planes, and G. P. Jones. 2007. Local replenishment of coral reef fish populations in a marine reserve. Science316: 742-744.
Thorrold, S. R., G. P. Jones, S. Planes, and J. A. Hare. 2006. Transgenerational marking of embryonic otoliths in marine fishes using barium stable isotopes. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.63: 1193-1197.
Jones, G. P., S. Planes,
and S. R. Thorrold. 2005. Coral reef fish larvae settle close to home. Curr.
Biol.15: 1314-1318, DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2005.06.061
S. R., G. P. Jones, M.
E. Hellberg, R. S. Burton, S.
E. Swearer, J. E. Niegel, S. G. Morgan, and R. R. Warner.
2002. Quantifying larval retention and connectivity in marine
artificial and natural markers. Bull. Mar. Sci. 70(1) Suppl.:
Thorrold, S. R., C. Latkoczy, P. K. Swart, and C. M.
Jones. 2001. Natal homing in a marine fish meta-population. Science
Research Associate II Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department MS 50
Woods Hole Oceanographic
Office: (508) 289-3475
B.S. Cornell University, 1983, Animal Science
Analysis of samples for 13C by gas chromatography; isotope ratio mass spectrometry
and 15N by elemental analysis; isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Analysis of samples
for C, H, N, S by elemental analysis.
Post-doctoral Investigator Biology Department MS 50 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole, MA 02543 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fisheries ecology; ecological geochemistry; diet and migration patterns of marine fish species; marine food-web dynamics
Education: B.S. Bates College, 2005, Honors in Biology Ph.D. MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Applied Ocean Science/Engineering, 2011
Selected publications: McMahon, K. W., M. L. Fogel, T. S. Elsdon, and S. R. Thorrold. 2010. Carbon isotope fractionation of amino acids in fish muscle reflects diet and potential migration pathways. J. Animal Ecol. 79: 1132-1141.
Skomal, G. B., S. Zeeman, J. Chisholm, E. Summers, H. J. Walsh, K. W. McMahon, and S. R. Thorrold. 2009. Transequatorial migrations by basking sharks in the western Atlantic Ocean. Curr. Biol. 19: 1019-1022.
McMahon, K. W., W. G. Ambrose, B. J. Johnson, M-Y Sun, G. R. Lopez, L. M. Clough, and M. L. Carroll. Benthic community response to ice algae and phytoplankton in Ny ålesund, Svalbard. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 310: 1-14.
McMahon, K. W., B. J. Johnson, and W. G. Ambrose Jr. 2005. Diet and movement of the mummichog, Fundulus heteroclitus, in a Maine salt marsh assessed using gut contents and stable isotope analyses.Estuaries 28: 966-973.
Li Ling Hamady
Joint Program Student
Biology Department MS 50
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543
B.S. University of California Santa Barbara
Camrin Braun (Summer student fellow)
Heading to the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to complete a Masters degree with Prof. Michael Berumen.
Willy Goldsmith (Summer student fellow)
No doubt fishing somewhere at this very moment!.
Harvey Walsh (Research associate)
Decided that a permanent position at NOAA Fisheries as too good an opportunity to turn down. But he will miss the whale sharks!
Dr. Benjamin Walther (MIT WHOI Joint Program student)
Currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas.
Dr. Travis Elsdon (Post-doctoral scholar)
Returned downunder to accept a prestigious (my words not his) Australian Research Council post-doctoral fellowship.
Jennifer Johnson (Summer student fellow)
Currently a graduate student in the Biology Department at Stanford University.
Jennifer FitzGerald (Research associate)
Working with Claudio DiBacco at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography.