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Pinckney, James L

Associate Professor, Marine Science Program and Biological Sciences

Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1992.

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I'm a marine ecologist who studies how marine ecosystems work, especially in terms of how they process energy derived from microscopic plants (phytoplankton and microalgae). Most of my work is conducted in estuarine and coastal waters, including the Gulf of Mexico, San Salvador Island in the Bahamas, North Inlet Estuary on the South Carolina coast, and Galveston Bay, Texas.

Recent Publications:

* indicates student author

Pinckney, JL,  *IMHagenbuch, RA Long, CR Lovell. 2012. Sublethal effects of the antibiotic tylosin on estuarine benthic microalgal communities. Marine Pollution Bulletin (Accepted)

Long, RA, D Eveillard, E Reeves, *SLM Franco, JL Pinckney. 2012. Antagonistic interactions between heterotrophic bacteria as a potential regulator of community structure of hypersaline microbial (FEMSEC-12-01-0055). FEMS Microbiology Ecology  (Accepted July 2012)

* Hagenbuch, IM, JL Pinckney. 2012. Toxic effect of the combined antibiotics ciprofloxacin, lincomycin, and tylosin on two species of marine diatoms. Water Research 46:5028-5036 

*Swenson, G.J., *Hagenbuch, I.M., Pinckney, J.L, Long, R.A. (2012) Fluorometric estimation of surface associated microbial abundance.  Journal of Microbiological Methods (In press).

*Gilde, K., Pinckney, J.L. (2011) Sublethal effects of crude oil on the community structure of estuarine phytoplankton. Estuaries and Coasts (In press).

Pinckney, J.L., Millie, D.F, Van Heukelem, L. (2011) Appendix A. Update on filtration, storage, and extraction solvents. p. 627-635.  IN S. Roy, C.A. Llewellyn, E.S. Egeland, G. Johnsen (eds.). Phytoplankton Pigments: Characterization, Chemotaxonomy, and Applications in Oceanography.  Cambridge University Press, New York.

Johnsen, G., Moline, M.A., Pettersson, L.H., Pinckney, J.L., Pozdnyakov, D.V., Egeland, E.S., Schofield, O.M. (2011) Chapter 14. Optical Monitoring of Phytoplankton Blooms Pigment Signatures, p. 538-581.  IN S. Roy, C.A. Llewellyn, E.S. Egeland, G. Johnsen (eds.) Phytoplankton Pigments: Characterization, Chemotaxonomy, and Applications in Oceanography.  Cambridge University Press, New York. 

Dash, P., Walker, N.D., Mishra, D.R., Hu, C., Pinckney, J.L., D'Sa, E.J. (2011) Estimation of cyanobacterial pigments in a freshwater lake using OCM satellite data.  Remote Sensing of the Environment 115:3409-3423.

*Siegel, A., *Cotti-Rausch, B., Greenfield, D.I., Pinckney, J.L. (2011) Nutrient controls of planktonic cyanobacteria abundance in coastal stormwater detention ponds.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 434:15-27.

Roelke, D.L., Gable, G.M., Valenti, T.W., Grover J.P., Brooks, B.W., Pinckney, J.L. (2010) Hydraulic flushing as a Prymnesium parvum bloom-terminating mechanism in a subtropical lake. Harmful Algae 9:323-332. 

Courses Taught:

MSCI 210: Oceans and Society

MSCI 575/BIOL 575: Marine Ecology

MSCI 599/BIOL 599: Data Collection and Analysis


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