| Ph.D., Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
Areas of Specialization
Although the biofouling process contributes to the productivity of coastal waters, it also leads to the unwanted accumulation of organic material on submerged surfaces that perform better or last longer when kept clean. In the past, toxic coatings were applied, but their potent indiscriminate attack on live organisms meant that many bystanders were adversely affected, mostly algae and animals living in the water or on the seafloor in harbors. The development of efficacious but environmentally friendly coatings requires a strong understanding of the biofouling process at different time scales, and adequate testing of experimental surfaces that takes into account the targeted organisms, the structures to be outfitted, and exposure to relevant environmental conditions. Current efforts in my research program aim to document the adhesion steps of micro- and macro-fouling communities. The program not only addresses the identification of organisms with traditional microscopes, it also includes the use of a molecular fingerprinting technique to differentiate microbial communities very early in the biofilm formation. This allows for the rapid screening of coatings or materials for their potential anti-fouling properties by comparison with untreated surfaces.
Lauren M. Killea
Maranda, L., A. M. Cox, R. G. Campbell, and D. C. Smith 2013. Chlorine dioxide as a treatment for ballast water to control invasive species: Shipboard testing. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 75: 76-89. http://0-ac.els-cdn.com.helin.uri.edu/S0025326X13004542/1-s2.0-S0025326X13004542-main.pdf?_tid=20d6ea54-4d74-11e3-af83-00000aab0f02&acdnat=1384464871_15ca3c7f6acf0d5fca506a78b6366409
Zhang, H, D. Bhattacharya, L. Maranda and S. Lin 2008. Mitochondrial cob and cox1 and their mRNA editing in Dinophysis acuminata from Narragansett Bay: with special reference to the phylogenetic position of Dinophysis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74 (5): 1546-1554.
Maranda, L., S. Corwin and P. E. Hargraves 2007. Prorocentrum lima (Dinophyceae) in northeastern USA coastal waters: I. Abundance and distribution. Harmful Algae, 6(5): 623-631. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2006.12.007
Maranda, L., S. Corwin, S. Dover and S. L. Morton, 2007. Prorocentrum lima (Dinophyceae) in northeastern USA coastal waters: II Toxin load in the epibiota and in shellfish. Harmful Algae, 6(5): 632-641. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2006.12.006
Maranda, L., S. Corwin, P. E. Hargraves, L. L. Bean, S. Eaker, T. Leighfield, and S. L. Morton 2004. Prorocentrum lima in New England Coastal Waters: Population Dynamics and Toxicity. In: Harmful Algae 2002. Steidinger, K. A., Landsberg, J. H., Tomas, C. R., and G. A. Vargo (Eds.). Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Institute of Oceanography and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, St. Petersburg, FL, pp. 355-357.
Hackett, J. D., L. Maranda, H. S. Yoon and D. Bhattacharya 2003. Phylogenetic evidence for the cryptophyte origin of the plastid of Dinophysis (Dinophysiales, Dinophyceae). J. Phycol. 39 (2): 440-448.
Berousnky, V. M., R. Sharif, L. Maranda, D. Borkman, L. Green, R. Smith, and S. W. Nixon 2013. Nutrient dynamics based on whole-basin ecosystem metabolism following an anoxic water ventilation in the Pettaquamscutt estuary. 22nd Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, San Diego, CA, November.
Berounsky, V. M., R. Sharif, L. Maranda, D. Borkman, L. Green, R. Smith, and S. W. Nixon 2012. Preliminary results of whole-basin ecosystem metabolism calculations and nutrient dynamics following an anoxic water ventilation. New England Estuarine Research Society Fal Meeting, Block Island, RI, October.
Maranda, L., R. Sharif, D. Borkman, and V. Berousnky 2011. Chlorophyll thin layers of the northern basin of the Pettaquamscutt River estuary. Aquatic Sciences Meeting, San Juan, PR, February
Kristofco, L., and L. Maranda 2011. Ulva spore adhesion on treated optically clear surfaces. Aquatic Sciences Meeting, San Juan, PR, February
Berounsky, V.M., R. Sharif, L. Maranda, and D. G. Borkman 2011. Anoxic water ventilations and chlorophyll thin layers of the northern basin of the Pettaquamscutt River Estuary (Narrow River) and the role of density and stratification. Atlantic Estuarine Research Society, Calvert, MD, April
Berounsky, V.M., R. Sharif, L. Maranda, and D. G. Borkman 2011. Ecosystem and nitrogen dynamics before, during, and after an anoxic water ventilation. 21st Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, Daytona Beach, FL, November
Maranda, L., T. Ramotowski, W. Tucker, and M. Rice 2010. Efficacy of an isothiazolin compound as a fouling deterrent: response of a pennate diatom. 15th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling, Newcastle Gateshead, UK, July
Ramotowski, T., W. Tucker, M. Rice, E. Haslbeck and L. Maranda 2010. New, biofouling-resistant elastomers for acoustic applications. 15th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling, Newcastle Gateshead, UK, July
Maranda, L. 2010 Biofouling and its deterrence. First Conference on Corrosion in the Undersea Navy, Narragansett, RI, September
Maranda, L. R, G. Campbell, A, M. Cox and D, C. Smith 2009. Chlorine dioxide as a treatment for ballast water to control invasive species: shipboard testing. 16th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Montréal, Canada, April
Cox, A. M., L. Maranda, and D. C. Smith 2009. Bacterial response following chlorine dioxide treatment of ballast water. 16th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Montréal, Canada, April
Berounsky, V.M., S. Hayes, D. Borkman, L. T. Green, S. D. Pratt, R. J. Bell, L. Maranda, and R.C. Smith 2009. The Pettaquamscutt Estuary Overturn (Ventilation) of October, 2007: Response & Recovery. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Conference, Portland, OR, November
Maranda, L. 2008. From beautiful to nasty: Dinophysis in coastal waters. Plenary speaker, Texas Bays and Estuaries meeting April 2008, Port Aransas, University of Texas at Austin. TX (plenary speaker)
Maranda, L., M. L. Richlen and S. L. Morton 2007. A new benthic/epiphytic Prorocentrum species from the western North Atlantic? 60th Annual Meeting, Phycological Society of America, Providence, RI, August
Maranda, L., R. G. Campbell, A. M. Cox, D. C. Smith and M. D. Hasson 2007. Treatment of ballast water with chlorine dioxide to control invasive species under actual shipping conditions. 15th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, September
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