First Name   Jackie L.
Last Name   Collier
University or Association   Stony Brook University
City, State   Stony Brook , NY
Position Associate Professor, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Insitution of Highest Degree Stanford University; Ph.D., 1994
Phone   work 631.632.8696
Expertise Sector Ocean and Coastal Management
Area of Expertise Pollution, Hypoxia, and Harmful Algal Blooms
Other Expertise
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Expertise Profile

 Dr. Collier’s research program’s goal is to improve our understanding of the physiological ecology, population dynamics, community structure, and ecosystem roles of phytoplankton and eukaryotic decomposers by taking an autecological approach to investigating the lives of these microorganisms. One major research focus is on the biochemically-defined functional group of marine microorganisms that can degrade urea, while another is on the changes in planktonic community structure associated with the occurrence of the harmful algal blooms known as ‘brown tides’ in Great South Bay (of Long Island, NY). A third part of her lab is focused on investigating the physiology and ecology of an important but poorly known group of marine decomposers, the labyrinthulomycetes.

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