Stace E. Beaulieu
ResearcherID: C-8526-2013
Abbreviated CV and Publications

Updated  Sep. 2014

· 1998 Ph.D. in Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

· 1992 M.S. in Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

· 1992 B.S. in Biological Sciences, with honors, Stanford University.


· 2013 - present  Ocean Informatics Coordinator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
· 2003 - present  Research Specialist, WHOI. Recipient of 2012 W. M. Marquet Senior Technical Staff Award.
· 2010 - 2012  Ridge 2000 Science Coordinator, WHOI.
· 2007 - 2009  InterRidge Coordinator, WHOI. Revised the InterRidge Vents Database.
· 2001 - 2003  Visiting Investigator, WHOI.
· 2000 - 2001  Postdoctoral Investigator, WHOI.
· 1999  Teaching faculty, Boston College, Newton, MA.
· 1998 - 2000  Postdoctoral Scholar, WHOI.
· 1998  Teaching faculty, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.


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Beaulieu, S.E., E.T. Baker, C.R. German, and A. Maffei (2013) An authoritative global database for active submarine hydrothermal vent fields, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 14, 4892–4905, doi:10.1002/2013GC004998.

• Mills, S.W., Mullineaux, L.S., Beaulieu, S.E., and D.K. Adams (2013) Persistent effects of disturbance on larval patterns in the plankton after an eruption on the East Pacific Rise. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 491: 67-76, doi: 10.3354/meps10463.

• Co-editor, Ridge 2000 Special Issue of Oceanography magazine. D.J. Fornari, S.E. Beaulieu, J.F. Holden, L.S. Mullineaux, and M. Tolstoy (2012) Introduction to the Special Issue: From RIDGE to Ridge 2000. Oceanography 25(1): 12–17,

• Hannington, M., Jamieson, J., Monecke, T., Petersen, S., and Beaulieu, S. (2011) The abundance of seafloor massive sulfide deposits. Geology, 39: 1155-1158, doi:10.1130/G32468.1.

Beaulieu, S.E., S. Mills, L. Mullineaux, F. Pradillon, H. Watanabe, and S. Kojima (2011) International study of larval dispersal and population connectivity at hydrothermal vents in the southern Mariana Trough. InterRidge News 20: 50-54.

• Mullineaux, L.S., Adams, D.K., Mills, S.W., and Beaulieu, S.E. (2010) Larvae from afar colonize deep-sea hydrothermal vents after a catastrophic eruption. PNAS online April 12, 2010, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0913187107. PDF

• Hoagland, P., Beaulieu, S., et al. (2010) Deep-sea mining of seafloor massive sulfides. Marine Policy 34: 728-732. PDF

Beaulieu, S.E., Mullineaux, L.S., Adams, D.K., and Mills, S.W. (2009) Comparison of a sediment trap and plankton pump for time-series sampling of larvae near deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 7: 235-248. PDF

• Mills, S.W., Beaulieu, S.E., and Mullineaux, L.S. (2009) Photographic identification guide to larvae at hydrothermal vents. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Report WHOI-2009-05. 108 pp.

• Rzhanov, Y., Mayer, L., Beaulieu, S.E., Shank, T., Soule, A., Fornari, D. (2006) Deep-sea georeferenced video mosaics. Proceedings, MTS/IEEE Oceans 2006, Sep. 2006.

• Rzhanov, Y., Mayer, L., Beaulieu, S.E., Soule, S.A., Fornari, D.F., and Shank, T. (2006) Geo-referencing video mosaics. Proceedings, International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Conference on Visualization, Imaging and Image Processing (VIIP), #541-048, Aug. 2006.

Beaulieu, S.E., Sengco, M., and Anderson, D. (2005) Using clay to control harmful algal blooms: deposition and resuspension of clay/algal flocs. Harmful Algae 4(1): 123-138. PDF

• Shimeta, J., Amos, C.L., Beaulieu, S.E., and Katz, S.L. (2003) Resuspension of benthic protists at subtidal coastal sites with differing sediment composition. Marine Ecology Progress Series 259: 103-115. PDF

Beaulieu, S.E. (2003) Resuspension of phytodetritus from the sea floor: a laboratory flume study. Limnology and Oceanography 48(3): 1235-1244. PDF

Beaulieu, S.E. (2002) Accumulation and fate of phytodetritus on the sea floor. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review 40: 171-232. (Contact me for PDF)

· Shimeta, J., Amos, C.L., Beaulieu, S.E., and Ashiru, O.M. (2002) Sequential resuspension of protists by accelerating tidal flow: implications for community structure in the benthic boundary layer. Limnology and Oceanography 47(4): 1152-1164. PDF

· Beaulieu, S.E. (2001) Life on glass houses: sponge stalk communities in the deep sea. Marine Biology 138(4): 803-817. PDF

· Beaulieu, S.E.  (2001) Colonization of habitat islands in the deep sea: recruitment to glass sponge stalks. Deep-Sea Research I 48(4): 1121-1137. PDF

· Mullin, M.M., E. Goetze, S.E. Beaulieu, and J.M. Lasker (2000) Comparisons within and between years resulting in contrasting recruitment of Pacific hake ( Merluccius productus) in the California Current System. Canad. J. Fish. Aquatic Sci. 57: 1434-1447. PDF

· Weiler, C.S. and Beaulieu, S.E. (2000) Perspectives on graduate education experiences in aquatic science. ASLO Bulletin 9(2) : 20-22. PDF

· Beaulieu, S.E., M. Mullin, S. Pyne, A. King, V. Tang, and B. Twining (1999) Using an optical plankton counter to determine size distributions of preserved zooplankton samples. Journal of Plankton Research 21: 1939-1956.  PDF

· Winston, J.E. and S.E. Beaulieu (1999) Striatodoma dorothea (Cheilostomatida: Tessaradomidae), a new genus and species of bryozoan from deep water off California. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 112(2): 313-318.

· Beaulieu, S.E. and R.J. Baldwin (1998) Temporal variability in currents and the benthic boundary layer at an abyssal station off central California. Deep-Sea Research II 45(4-5): 587-615. PDF

· Beaulieu, S. and K.L. Smith Jr. (1998) Phytodetritus entering the benthic boundary layer and aggregated on the sea floor at an abyssal station in the NE Pacific: macro- and microscopic composition. Deep-Sea Research II 45(4-5): 781-815. PDF

· Smith, K.L. Jr., R.C. Glatts, R.J. Baldwin, A.H. Uhlman, R.C. Horn, C.E. Reimers, and S.E. Beaulieu (1997) An autonomous, bottom-transecting vehicle for making long time-series measurements of sediment community oxygen consumption to abyssal depths. Limnology and Oceanography 42(7): 1601-1612.  PDF

· Ayanoglu, E., M. Rizzolio, S. Beaulieu, J. Roberts, O. Oz, and C. Djerassi (1990) Covalently bound fatty acids in membrane proteins of some sponges. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 96(B): 597-603.

Recent Invitations

· Invited participant, NOAA Workshop “Developing a Science Exploration and Research Plan for the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument,” Kona, Hawaii, September 2011.

· "Connectivity at hydrothermal vents: Studying larval dispersal at discrete and ephemeral habitats in the deep sea," presented at the HADEEP Trench Connection Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, November 2010.

· "Hydrothermal vent ecology - Larval supply, colonization, and community development," presented at KOPRI's 16th International Symposium for Polar Sciences, Incheon, Korea, June 2009 and Qingdao Ocean Sciences Summer School, "International Advances in Deep-Sea Geo-Bioscience Research," Qingdao, China, July 2008.