Ruth D. Gates

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Yost, D.M., Wang, L. H., Fan, T. Y., Chen, C. S., Lee, R. W., Sogin, E. and Gates, R. D.   2013.  Diversity in skeletal architecture influences biological heterogeneity and Symbiodinium habitat in corals. Zoology

Fabina, N. S., Putnam, H. M., Franklin, E. C., Stat, M. and Gates, R. D.  2013.  Symbiotic specificity, association patterns, and function determine community responses to global changes: Defining critical research areas for coral-Symbiodinium symbioses. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.12320.

Putnam, H. M., Mayfield, A. B., Fan, T. Y., Chen, C. S. and Gates, R. D.  2013.  The physiological and molecular responses of larvae from the reef-building coral Pocillopora damicornis exposed to near future increases in temperature and pCO2. Marine Biology doi: 10.1007/s00227-012-2129-9.

Lesser, M. P., Stat, M. and Gates, R. D.  2013.  The endosymbiotic dinoflagellates (Symbiodinium sp.) of corals are parasites and mutualists. Coral Reefs 32: 603-611.

Stat, M., Pochon, X., Franklin, E. C., Bruno, J. F., Casey, K. S., Selig, E. R. and Gates, R. D.  2013.  The distribution of the thermally tolerant symbiont lineage (Symbiodinium clade D) in corals from Hawaii: correlations with host and history of ocean thermal stress. Ecology and Evolution 3(5): 1317-1329.

Farrar, C. E., Forsman, Z. H., Gates, R. D., Leong, J. A. C. and Toonen, R. J.  2013.  Observing the coral symbiome using laser scanning confocal microscopy. Science 339 (6119): 518.

Padilla-Gamino, J. L., Bidigare, R. R., Barshis, D. J., Alamaru, A., Hedouin, L., Hernandez-Pech, X., Kandel, F., Leon Soon, S., Roth, M. S., Rodrigues, L. J., Grottoli, A. G., Portocarrero, C., Wagenhauser, S.A., Buttler, F. and Gates R. D.  2012.  Are all eggs created equal? A case study from the Hawaiian reef-building coral Montipora capitata. Coral Reefs 32(1): 137-152.

Hedouin, L. and Gates, R. D.  2012.  Assessing fertilization success of the coral Montipora capitata under copper exposure: Does the night of spawning matter? Marine Pollution Bulletin 66: 221–224.

Edmunds, P. J., Putnam, H. M. and Gates, R. D.  2012.  Photophysiological consequences of vertical stratification of Symbiodinium in tissue of the coral Porites lutea. Biological Bulletin 223(2): 226-35.

Fabina, N. S., Putnam, H. M., Stat, M., Franklin, E. C. and Gates, R. D.  2012.  Transmission mode predicts specificity and interaction patterns in coral-Symbiodinium communities. PLoS One 7(9): e44970.

Putnam, H. M., Stat, M., Pochon, X. and Gates, R. D.  2012.  Endosymbiotic flexibility associates with environmental sensitivity in scleractinian corals. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 279: 4352-4361.

Padilla-Gamino, J. L., Hanson, K. M., Stat, M. and Gates R. D.  2012.  Phenotypic plasticity of the coral Porites rus: acclimatization responses to a turbid environment. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 434–435: 71–80.

Stat, M., Baker, A., Bourne D., Correa, A., Forsman, Z., Huggett, M., Pochon, X., Skillings, D., Starger, C., Toonen, R., van Oppen, M. and Gates, R. D.  2012.  Molecular delineation of species in the coral holobiont. Advances in Marine Biology 63: 1-65.

Padilla-Gamino, J. L., Pochon, X., Bird, C., Concepcion, G. T. and Gates, R. D.  2012.  From Parent to Gamete: Vertical Transmission of Symbiodinium (Dinophyceae) ITS2 Sequence Assemblages in the Reef Building Coral Montipora capitata. PLoS ONE 7(6): e38440.

Padilla-Gamino, J. L. and Gates, R. D.  2012.  Spawning dynamics in the Hawaiian reef building coral Montipora capitata. Marine Ecology Progress Series 449: 145-160.