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James Sullivan
36, Coastal Institute
401-874-6142

Educational Background

Ph.D., Oceanography
M.S., Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
University of Rhode Island
2000
1993

Areas of Specialization

Research

My primary research interests are in ocean optics, bio-physical interactions, phytoplankton physiology, phytoplankton ecology and oceanographic instrument development (autonomous profilers). My current research goals include understanding the biological and physical mechanisms that control the spatial-temporal distribution of optical fine-structure and phytoplankton populations in coastal oceans, the sources of backscattering in the ocean and the optical characteristics of phytoplankton, bio-physical responses of phytoplankton to small-scale turbulence and shear, and the bioluminescence physiology of marine dinoflagellates.

Publications:

Sullivan, J. M., M. S. Twardowski, J. R. Zaneveld, C. Moore, A. Barnard, P. L. Donaghay & B. Rhoades (2006) -The hyper-spectral temperature and salinity dependent absorption of pure water, salt water and heavy salt water (D2O) in the visible and near-IR wavelengths (400 - 750 nm). Applied Optics, In Press.

Sullivan, J. M., M. S. Twardowski, P.L. Donaghay & S. Freeman (2005) – Using optical scattering to discriminate particle types in coastal waters. Applied Optics, Vol 44 (9): 1667-1680.

Sullivan, J. M., E. Swift, P. L. Donaghay & J. E. B. Rines (2003) - Small-scale turbulence affects the division rate and morphology of two red-tide dinoflagellates. Harmful Algae, 2(3), pp. 183-199.

Sullivan, J. M. & E. Swift (2003) - Effects of small-scale turbulence on the net growth rate and size of ten species of marine dinoflagellates. J. Phycol, 39(1), pp. 83-94.


Sullivan, J. M. & E. Swift (1995) - Photoenhancement of bioluminescence capacity in natural and laboratory populations of the autotrophic dinoflagellate Ceratium fusus (Ehrenb.) Dujardin. J. Geophys. Res. 100 (C4), pp. 6565-6574.

Presentations:

Sullivan, J. M., P. L. Donaghay, J. Rines, M. McFarland & J. Graff (2006) - Optical properties of thin layers in Monterey Bay: analysis and implications. ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI, Feb 20-24. Sullivan, J. M., M. S. Twardowski, R. Zaneveld, C. Moore, B. Rhodes & R. Miller. (2004). The hyper-spectral temperature and salinity dependent absorption coefficients of pure water. Ocean Optics XVII, Fremantle, AU. Oct 25-29.

Sullivan, J. M., M. S. Twardowski, C. Moore, B. Rhodes, R. Zaneveld, R. Miller & S. Freeman (2004). Field and laboratory characterization of a new hyper-spectral ac meter (the AC-S). ASLO/TOS Ocean Research Meeting, Honolulu, HI, Feb 15-20.

Sullivan, J. M., M. S. Twardowski, P.L. Donaghay & S. Freeman (2002) - Particulate bulk refractive index distributions in coastal regions as determined from backscattering ratio measurements, Ocean Optics XVI, Santa Fe, NM, Nov 18-22.

Sullivan, J. M., P. L. Donaghay, & M. M. Dekshenieks (1999) - Examination of the temporal and spatial coherence of optical thin-layers using autonomous profilers. ASLO - Santa Fe, NM, Feb.1-5.


History

Member for
6 years 24 weeks