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Edward G. Durbin
Professor of Oceanography
Rm 218 Aquarium
401-874-6850

Educational Background

Ph.D., Biological Oceanography
M.S. Botany
B.S. Botany
University of Rhode Island
Auckland University
Auckland University
1976
1969
1968

Areas of Specialization

Research

Ted Durbin's current research interests include zooplankton ecology and physiology, fish ecology, and food chain dynamics. Current projects include measuring in situ consumption of different prey species by copepods and antarctic krill using qPCR with species-specific primers to quantitatively measure prey DNA (with T. Rynearson);

Teaching

Ted Durbin teaches a graduate course on marine fish ecology and production (OCG 669), and is also currently teaching a general undergraduate oceanography course (OCG401)

Students

Whitley Saumweber
Amy DeLorenzo
Kris Joppe-Mercure
Jen Thal
Alison Cleary
Alison Cleary (co advised with T. Rynearson)
Jenn Bailey (co advised with T. Rynearson)
Ph.D.
Ph.D.
M.S.
M.S.
M.S.
Ph.D.
M.S.
2005
2004
2004
2004
2010
2014 (expected)
2012 (expected)

Publications:

Durbin, E.G., M.C. Casas, T.A. Rynearson. 2012 Copepod feeding and digestion rates using prey DNA and qPCR. J. Plankton Res. 43:72-82

Cleary AC, EG Durbin, TA Rynearson 2012 Krill feeding on sediment in the Gulf of Maine (North Atlantic) Mar Ecol Prog Ser 455:157-172

Durbin, EG, MC Casas, TA Rynearson, DC Smith. 2008. Measurement of copepod predation on nauplii using qPCR of the cytochrome oxidase gene. Mar Biol. 153:699-707.

Durbin EG, RG Campbell. 2007. Reassessment of the gut pigment method for estimating in situ zooplankton ingestion. Mar Ecol Progr Ser. 331:305-307.

Durbin, E.G. M.C. Casas. 2006. Abundance and spatial distribution of copepods on Georges Bank during the winter/spring period. Deep-Sea Research Part II 53:2537-2569.

Saumweber, W.J. E.G. Durbin. 2006. Estimating potential diapause duration in Calanus finmarchicus. Deep-Sea Research Part II 53:2597-2596.

Runge, J.A., S. Plourde, P. Joly, B. Niehoff, E. Durbin. 2006. Characteristics of egg production of the planktonic copepod, Calanus finmarchicus, on Georges Bank: 1994-1999. Deep-Sea Research Part II 53:2618-2631.

Li, Xingwen, D.J. McGillicuddy Jr, E.G. Durbin, and P.H. Wiebe. 2006 Biological control of the vernal population increase of Calanus finmarchicus on Georges Bank. Deep-Sea Research Part II 53:2632-2655.

Ji, R. C. Chen, P.J.S. Franks, D.W. Townsend, E.G. Durbin, R.C. Beardsley, R.G. Lough, R.W. Houghton. 2006. Spring phytoplankton bloom and associated lower trophic level food web dynamics on Georges Bank: 1-D and 2-D model studies. Deep-Sea Research Part II 53:2656-2683.

Ji, R. C. Chen, P.J.S. Franks, D.W. Townsend, E.G. Durbin, R.C. Beardsley, R.G. Lough, R.W. Houghton. 2006. The impact of Scotian Shelf Water “cross-over” on the plankton dynmamics on Georges Bank: a 3-D experiment for the 1999 spring bloom. Deep-Sea Research Part II 53:2684-2707.

Buckley, L.J. E.G. Durbin. 2006. Seasonal and Interannual trends in the zooplankton prey and growth rate of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) larvae on Georges Bank. Deep-Sea Research Part II 53:2758-2788.

Luo, Y, M. Prater, and E. Durbin. 2006 Changes in the Northwest Atlantic circulation for the 1992-1995 high NAO period from a numerical model. Continental Shelf Research 26:1617-1635.

Ohman, M. D., K. Eiane, E.G. Durbin, J.A. Runge, H.-J. Hirche. 2004. A comparative study of Calanus finmarchicus mortality patterns in five localities in the North Atlantic. ICES Journal of Marine Science 61:687-697.

Perry, R.I., H.P. Batchelder, S. Chiba, E. Durbin, W. Greve, D.L. Mackas, H.M. Verheye. 2004. Identifying global asynchronies in marine zooplankton populations: issues and opportunities. ICES Journal of Marine Science 61:445-456.

Durbin, E.G., R. Campbell, M. Casas, B. Niehoff, J. Runge, M. Wagner. 2003. Interannual Variation in Phytoplankton blooms and Zooplankton Productivity and Abundance in the Gulf of Maine During Winter. Mar Ecol Progr Ser. 254:81-100

Durbin, E.G., G. Teegarden, R. Campbell, A. Cembella, M. Baumgartner, B. Mate. 2002. North Atlantic right whales, Eubalaena glacialis, exposed to paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins via a zooplankton vector, Calanus finmarchicus. Harmful Algae 1:243-251.

M. D. Ohman, J. A. Runge, E.G. Durbin, D. B. Field, B. Niehoff. 2002. On birth and death in the sea. Hydrobiologia 480:55-68.

Presentations:

The bay anchovy: do they exhibit natal homing? K. Joppe-Mercure, E. Durbin. ASLO/TOS Ocean Research Conf. Hawaii, Feb15-20, 20041999.

A new respiration model for diapausing Calanus finmarchicus: implications for survival in the Gulf of Maine. W. Saumweber, E, Durbin. ASLO/TOS Ocean Research Conf. Hawaii, Feb15-20, 2004

Spatial variability of copepods on Georges Bank Are controlled by physical processes and life history characteristics. E. Durbin, M. Casas ASLO/TOS Ocean Research Conf. Hawaii, Feb15-20, 2004

Changes in the Northwest Atlantic Circulation for the 1992-1995 high NAO period from a numerical model. Y. Luo, M. Prater, E. Durbin, L. Rothstein. AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, 26-30 Jan, 2004, Portland, Oregon.

Copepod mortality and climate change: a comparative study of Calanus finmarchicus mortality rates across the North Atlantic. M. Ohman, K. Eiane, E. Durbin, J. Runge, H. J-Hirche, D. Alsnes. 3rd International Zooplankton Production Symposium. Gijon Spain. May 20-23, 2003.

Durbin, E.G, M.C. Casas, T.A. Rynearson, D.C. Smith. Measurement of copepod predation on nauplii using qPCR of the cytochrome oxidase I gene. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Orlando Fl . 2-7 March, 2008


History

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