Papers in Preparation/Review, (*) = Papers with students

Rojas-Pena ML* and NV Schizas The Influence of Contrasting Reproductive Modes in the Genetic Population Structure of Caribbean Brittle Stars 

Jassoud A*, MQ Lucas, T Lado-Insua, A Miliou, NV Schizas. The Atlantic Ocean: an impassable barrier for the common octopus Octopus vulgaris.

*Cruz Ramos MA and NV Schizas. Population structure of the scavenger fireworm Hermodice carunculata in the wider Caribbean, Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. Journal of the Marine Biological Association, U.K. (In Revision)

Published Papers or in Press/Accepted. (*) = Papers with students as first authors

2020

Chatterjee T, Dovgal I, NV Schizas (2020).  Report of epibiont ciliates (Ciliophora) on harpacticoid copepods from Caribbean​ mesophotic reefs​

Vie et Milieu

 

2019

Hadfield KA, NV Schizas, Tapas Chatterjee, NJ Smit  A new gnathiid, Gnathia bermudensis sp. n. (Crustacea, Isopoda, Gnathiidae), from the mesophotic reefs of Bermuda, with a key to the Gnathia spp. from the Greater Caribbean biogeographic region. Zookeys

*Rivera-García L, R Rivera-Vicéns, A Veglia, NV Schizas (2019) De novo transcriptome assembly of the digitate morphotype of Briareum asbestinum (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea) from the southwest shelf of Puerto Rico. Marine Genomics https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margen.2019.04.001

Pesic V, T Chatterjee, M, NV Schizas (2019).  A Checklist of Pontarachnidae (Acari: Hydrachnidia) and notes on distributional patterns of the species. Zootaxa 4619 (3): 527–544 (pdf)

Appeldoorn RS, Alfaro M, Ballantine DL, Bejarano I, Ruíz HJ, Schizas NV, Schmidt WE, Sherman CE, Weil E. 2019. Puerto Rico. In: Loya Y, Puglise KA, Bridge TCL. (eds) Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems of the World. Springer Amsterdam. (pdf)

Goulet TL, MQ Lucas, NV Schizas (2019). Symbiodiniaceae Genetic Diversity and Symbioses with Hosts from Shallow to Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems. In: Loya Y, Puglise KA, Bridge TCL. (eds) Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems of the World. Springer Amsterdam https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceano.2018.11.002 (pdf)

*Garcia-Hernandez JE, *Hammerman NM, Cruz-Motta JJ,  Schizas NV. (2019) Associated organisms inhabiting the calcareous sponge Clathrina lutea in La Parguera, Puerto Rico.  Caribbean Journal of Science 49:239-254 (pdf)

2018

Sukhikh N, Souissi A, Souissi S, A-C Holl, NV Schizas, V Alekseev (2018).  Life in sympatry: coexistence of native Eurytemora affinis and invasive Eurytemora carolleeae in the Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea). Oceanologia  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceano.2018.11.002 (pdf)

Schizas NV (2018) Hurricane Maria and its Impact on the Zoological and Botanical Collections of the University of Puerto Rico.  Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 2: e26014 doi: 10.3897/biss.2.26014 (pdf)

​*Veglia A, Hammerman NM, Rivera Vicens RE, NV Schizas (2018). De novo transcriptome assembly of the coral Agaricia lamarcki (Lamarck’s sheet coral) from mesophotic depths in southwest Puerto Rico. Marine Genomics https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margen.2018.08.003 (pdf)

*García-Hernández JE, Sanchez PJ, Hammerman NM, Schizas NV (2018). Fish, coral, and sponge assemblages associated with altiphotic and mesophotic reefs along the Guanica Biosphere Reserve continental shelf edge, southwest Puerto Rico.  Frontiers in Marine Science doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00303 (pdf)

*Veglia A, Hammerman NM, Rivera Rosaly CR, Lucas M, Galindo Estronza A, Corgosinho PH, and NV Schizas (2018). Characterizing population structure of coral-associated fauna from mesophotic and shallow habitats in the Caribbean. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. doi:10.1017/S0025315418000413 (pdf)

Dahms H-U, NV Schizas, RA James, L Wang, J-S Hwang (2018). Marine hydrothermal vents as templates for global change scenarios. Hydrobiologia https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3598-8 (pdf)

Corgosinho P,  TC Kihara, NV Schizas, A Ostmann, P Martínez Arbizu, S Ivanenko (2018).   Traditional and confocal descriptions of a new genus

and two new species of deep water Cerviniinae Sars, 1903 from the Southern Atlantic and the Norwegian Sea: with a discussion on the use of digital media in taxonomy (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Aegisthidae).  ZooKeys  766: 1–38 (2018) doi: 10.3897/zookeys.766.23899 (pdf)

2017
*Hammerman NM, *RE Rivera-Vicens, MP Galaska, E Weil, RS Appledoorn, M Alfaro, NV Schizas (2017).  Population connectivity of the plating coral, Agaricia lamarcki from southwest Puerto Rico. Coral Reefs DOI: 10.1007/s00338-017-1646-x (pdf)
 
*Beltran DR, NV Schizas, RS Appeldoorn, C Prada (2017). Effective Dispersal of a Caribbean Reef Fish is Smaller than Current Spacing Among Marine Protected Areas. Nature Scientific Reports | 7: 4689 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-04849-5 1 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-04849-5.pdf

*Rodriguez G, RS Appeldoorn, NV Schizas (2017). Abundance of the common bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821), off the south and west coasts of Puerto Rico  (2017). Life: The Excitement of Biology 4:(4) DOI: 10.9784/LEB4(4)RodriguezFerrer.01 (pdf)

Corgosinho PHC, Schizas NV , Previattelli D, Falavigna da Rocha CE, Edinaldo Nelson dos Santos-Silva (2017).  A new genus of Parastenocarididae (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) from the Tocantins River basin (Goiás, Brazil), and a phylogenetic analysis of the Parastenocaridinae.  Zoosystematics and Evolution  93: (1) 167–187 | DOI 10.3897/zse.93.11602 (pdf)

2016

Ortiz-Gonzalez IC*, RE Rivera-Vicens*, NV Schizas (2016). De novo transcriptome assembly of the Hydrocoral Millepora alcicornis (branching fire coral) from the Caribbean. Marine Genomics http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margen.2016.11.005 (pdf)

Hammerman NM* and JE Garcia-Hernandez* (2016). The sponge Xestospongia muta offers shelter to the stony coral Madracis auretenra (Northwest Puerto Rico).  Marine Biodiversity DOI 10.1007/s12526-016-0574-2 ​(pdf)

Petrescu, I, T Chatterjee, NV Schizas (2016). New species and new records of Cumacea (Crustacea: Peracarida: Cumacea) from mesophotic reefs of Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, Caribbean Sea. Zootaxa 4199 (1): 001–078 (pdf)

Galindo Estronza A*, NV Schizas, M Alfaro (2016). Morphological and genetic species diversity in ostracods (Crustacea: Oligostraca) from Caribbean reefs. Marine Biodiversity DOI: 10.1007/s12526-016-0525-y (pdf)

 

Appeldoorn R, D Ballantine, I Bejarano, H Ruiz, NV Schizas, W Schmidt, C Sherman, E Weil (2016). Mesophotic coral ecosystems examined: La Parguera, Puerto Rico, USA, in: Baker, E.K., Puglise, K.A. and Harris, P.T. (Eds.). (2016). Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems:A lifeboat for coral reefs? The United Nations Environment Programme and GRID-Arendal, Nairobi and Arendal. www.unep.org,www.grida.no5 pp 45-49.  (pdf) 

Harms-Tuohy CA*, NV Schizas, RS Appeldoorn (2016). The use of DNA metabarcoding for stomach content analysis in the invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans) in Puerto Rico. Marine Ecology Progress Series doi: 10.3354/meps11738  (pdf) and (Supplement File)

Lucas MQ*, M Stat, M Smith, E Weil, NV Schizas (2016). Symbiodinium (ITS2) diversity in the coral host Agaricia lamarcki (Cnidaria: Scleractinia) among shallow and mesophotic reefs (20 - 70 m). Marine Ecology doi: 10.1111/maec.12367 (pdf) 

Ricaurte M*, Schizas NV, P Ciborowski, NM Boukli (2016). Proteomic analysis of bleached and unbleached Acropora palmata, a threatened coral species of the Caribbean. Marine Pollution Bulletin 107:224-232 doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.03.068 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.03.068. (pdf) 

Corgosinho PHC, NV Schizas, M Alfaro (2016) A new species of Atergopedia (Copepoda: Harpacticoida: Novocriniidae) from a Caribbean mesophotic reef. Marine Biodiversity DOI: 10.1007/s12526-016-0446-9 (pdf) 

Petrescu, I, T Chatterjee, NV Schizas (2016). A new species of the genus Campylaspis (Crustacea: Cumacea) from the mesophotic reefs of St. John, US Virgin Islands. Caribbean Journal of Science 49: (1)17-26 (pdf)

 

2015

Appeldoorn R, David Ballantine, Ivonne Bejarano, Milton Carlo, Michael Nemeth, Ernesto Otero, Francisco Pagan, Hector Ruiz, Nikolaos V. Schizas, Clark Sherman, Ernesto Weil (2015) Coral Ecosystems and Impacts from Anthropogenic Stress: a case study at Ponce, Puerto Rico. Coral Reefs DOI: 10.1007/s00338-015-1360-5 (pdf)

Pesic V, T Chatterjee, NV Schizas (2015). First record of Litarachna caribica Pesic et al. 2008 (Acari, Pontarachnidae) from the Pacific coast of Panama. Marine Biodiversity Records. Vol. 8: e85  (pdf) 

 

Guerra-Garcia JM, T Chatterjee, NV Schizas (2015). New genus and new species of Caprellidae (Crustacea: Peracarida: Amphipoda) from mesophotic coral ecosystems of Puerto Rico and St. Croix, Caribbean Sea. Zootaxa 4018 (1):080-096 http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4018.1.4 (pdf) 

Schizas NV, H-U Dahms, P Kangtia, PHC Corgosinho, A Galindo Estronza* (2015). A new species of Longipedia Claus, 1863 (Copepoda: Harpacticoida: Longipediidae) from Caribbean mesophotic reefs with remarks on the phylogenetic affinities of Polyarthra. Marine Biology Research DOI: 10.1080/17451000.2015.10 (pdf) 

Beltran D*, NV Schizas, Prada C, R Appeldoorn (2015). Isolation and characterization of twelve microsatellite loci to study connectivity in the yellow jawfish Opistognathus  autifrons. Conservation Genetics Resources DOI: 10.1007/s12686-014-0419-x  (pdf) 

 

Merten WB*, NV Schizas, MT Craig, RS Appeldoorn, DL Hammond (2015). Genetic structure and dispersal capabilities of dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus): implications for stock-based fishery management in the western central Atlantic. Fishery Bulletin 113:419-429 doi: 10.7755/FB.113.4.5 (pdf)

2014

Senna AR, R Sorrentino, T Chatterjee, NV Schizas (2014). A new species of Boca Lowry & Stoddart, 1997 (Amphipoda: Lysianassoidea: Aristiidae) from a mesophotic coral ecosystem off Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea. Zootaxa 3884 (5): 429-436 (pdf)

Petrescu, I, T Chatterjee, NV Schizas (2014). New records of Bodotridae (Crustacea: Cumacea) from Puerto Rico with description of three new species. Zootaxa 3873 (5): 526-540(pdf)

Schizas NV, H-U Dahms, M Ricaurte Chica*, J-S Hwang (2014). Population Genetic Patterns of the Copepod Calanus sinicus in the NW Pacific. Hydrobiologia 741: 153-165 DOI 10.1007/s10750-014-2011-5 (pdf)

Pesic V, T Chatterjee, M Alfaro, NV Schizas (2014) A new species of Litarachna (Acari, Hydrachnidia, POntarachnidae) from a Caribbean mesophotic coral ecosystem with notes on a littoral Litarachna sp. Zookeys (pdf)

 

Chatterjee T, Fernandez-Leborans G, NV Schizas (2014). Report of Thecacineta calix (Ciliophora: Suctorea) as epibiont on harpacticoid copepods from mesophotic reefs of Puerto Rico and St. John, U.S. Caribbean. Caribbean Journal of Science (pdf)

 

DV Ruiz-Ramos*, E Weil, NV Schizas (2014). Morphological and genetic evaluation of the hydrocoral Millepora species complex in the Caribbean. Zoological Studies 53:4 (pdf)

 

Petrescu I, T Chatterjee, NV Schizas (2014). Three new Nannastacidae (Crustacea: Cumacea) species from a Caribbean mesophotic ecosystem. Zootaxa 3765 (4): 360-370 (pdf)

 

*Mege P, Schizas NV, Garcia J, Hrbek T (2014). Genetic seascape of the threatened Caribbean elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, on the Puerto Rico Shelf. Marine Ecology doi: 10.1111/maec.12135 (pdf)

Petrescu I, T Chatterjee, NV Schizas (2014) New species of Cumella (Crustacea: Cumacea: Nannastacidae) from mesophotic habitats of Mona Island, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 55(2): 183-189.(pdf)

2013

Sherman C, Appeldoorn R, Ballantine D, Bejarano I, Carlo M, Kesling D, Nemeth M, Pagan F, Ruiz H, Schizas NV, Weil E (2013) Exploring the mesophotic zone: Diving operations and scientific highlights of three research cruises across Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. In: Lang, MA & Sayer MDJ (ed.), Proceedings of the 2013 AAUS/AEDP Curacao Joint International Scientific Diving Symposium, Dauphin Island, AL: American Academy of Underwater Sciences, pp 297-312 (pdf)

Petrescu I, T Chatterjee, NV Schizas (2013) Two new species of the genus Cumella (Crustacea: Cumacea: Nannastacidae) associated with mesophotic reefs of Puerto Rico and St. Croix, Caribbean Sea. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 54: 257-262 (pdf) 

Corgosinho PHC, Schizas NV (2013) Archeolourinia, a new genus and species of Louriniidae Monard, 1927 (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) from a Caribbean mesophotic zone. Journal of Marine Biological Association of the UK. doi:10.1017/S0025315412001336 (pdf)

 
2012

NV Schizas (2012) Misconceptions regarding nuclear mitochondrial pseudogenes (Numts) may obscure detection of mitochondrial evolutionary novelties. Aquatic Biology 17: 91-96 (pdf) 

Pesic V, Chatterjee T, Schizas NV (2012) A new species of Pontarachna (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Pontarachnidea) from a mesophotic coral ecosystem off Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea. Zootaxa 3440: 63-67(pdf) or if you do not have access to Zootaxa (pdf)

Petrescu I, T Chatterjee, NV Schizas (2012) New genus and new species of Cumaceans (Crustacea: Peracarida: Cumacea) from the mesophotic coral ecosystem of SW Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea. Zootaxa 3476: 55-61.  (pdf)

2011

S Chullasorn, H-U Dahms, K-W Lee, J-S Ki, N Schizas, P Kangtia, HG Park, and J-S Lee (2011) Description of Tisbe alaskensis sp. nov. (Crustacea: Copepoda) Combining Structural and Molecular Traits. Zoological Studies 50(1): 103-117 (pdf)

 

(*)H Torres-Pratts, T Lado-Insua, AL Rhyne, L Rodriguez-Matos, NV Schizas (2011). Two distinct, geographically overlapping lineages of the corallimorpharian Ricordea florida (Cnidaria: Hexacorallia: Ricordeidae). Coral Reefs DOI: 10.1007/s00338-010-0709-z. (pdf) 
 

(*)DV Ruiz-Ramos, EA Hernandez-Delgado, NV Schizas (2011). Population status of the long-spined urchin Diadema antillarum in Puerto Rico 20 years after a mass mortality event. Bulletin of Marine Science. 87: 113-127 (pdf) or if you do not have access to the journal (pdf) 

2010

GC Fiedler, AL Rhyne, R Segawa, T Aotsuka, NV Schizas (2010). The evolution of euhermaphroditism in caridean shrimps: a molecular perspective of sexual systems and systematics. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:297 (pdf)

(*)J Garcia Reyes, NV Schizas (2010). No two reefs are created equal: fine-scale population structure in the threatened coral species Acropora palmata and A. cervicornis. Aquatic Biology. doi: 10.3354/ab00254. (pdf)

(*)PJ Milligan, EA Stahl, NV Schizas, JT Turner (2010). Phylogeography of the copepod Acartia hudsonica in estuaries of the northeastern United States. Hydrobiologia doi: 10.1007/s10750-010-0097-y (pdf) or if you do not have access to the journal (pdf) 

2009

Andrew L. Rhyne, Dong Zhang, J Lin, NV Schizas (2009). Not any two will do: DNA divergence and interpopulation reproductive compatibility in a simultaneous hermaphroditic shrimp, Lysmata wurdemanni. Marine Ecology Progress Series 388:185-195 (pdf)

 

Hans-U. Dahms, S Chullasorn, NV Schizas, P Kangtia, W Anansatitporn, Wan-Xi Yang (2009). Review of naupliar development among Tisbidae (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) Tisbe thailandensis from Thailand. Zoological Studies 48(6):780-796 (pdf) 

 

(*)H Torres-Pratts, MT Scharer and NV Schizas (2009) Genetic diversity of Chelonibia caretta, commensal barnacles of the endangered hawksbill sea turtle Eretmochelys imbricata from the Caribbean (Puerto Rico). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 89:(4) 719-725 (pdf)(Copyright of Cambridge University Press).

 

S Chullasorn, H-U Dahms, NV Schizas, P Kangtia (2009). Phylogenetic inferences of Tisbe Lilljeborg, 1853 (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) with a new species Tisbe thailandensis from Bangsaen Beach, Thailand. Hydrobiologia 627: 1-17 DOI 10.1007/s10750-009-9711-2 (pdf)

2008

V Pesic, T Chatterjee, NV Schizas (2008). Marine water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Pontarachnidae) from the Caribbean Sea, with description of one new species. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 49(3):253-259. (pdf)

(*)C Prada, NV Schizas, PM Yoshioka (2008). Phenotypic plasticity or speciation? A case from a clonal marine organism. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:47 (Featured article in BMC Evolutionary Biology, February 29 2008) (pdf)

2007

(*)H Torres-Pratts, NV Schizas (2007). Meiofaunal colonization of decaying leaves of the red mangrove Rhizophora mangle, in southwestern Puerto Rico. Caribbean Journal of Science, 43 (1): 127-137. (pdf). High resolution pictures of Figure 2 (here) and Figure 3 (here).

2006

NV Schizas, TC Shirley (2006).  Apolethon hippoperus (Copepoda, Harpacticoida)- a new species from southeastern Alaska. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 26 (3): 341-354. (pdf)

2005

Hans-Uwe Dahms, NV Schizas, TC Shirley (2005). Naupliar evolutionary novelties of Stenhelia peniculata (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) from Alaska affirming taxa belonging to different categorical rank. Invertebrate Zoology, 2(1): 1-14. (pdf)

2003

Staton JL, BE Taylor, NV Schizas, R Wetzer, TC Glenn, BC Coull (2003). Mitochondrial gene diversity of Skistodiaptomus mississippiensis in impoundments of the Upper Coastal Plain near Aiken, South Carolina, USA. Archive fur Hydrobiologie 158: 215-231 (pdf)

2002

Staton JL, Schizas NV, Klosterhaus SL, Griffitt RJ, Chandler GT, Coull BC (2002). Effect of salinity variation and pesticide exposure on an estuarine harpacticoid copepod, Microarthridion littorale (Poppe), in the southeastern US. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology 278: 101-110. (pdf)

 

Schizas NV, Coull BC, Chandler GT, Quattro JM (2002). Sympatry of distinct mitochondrial lineages in a copepod inhabiting estuarine creeks in the southeastern USA. Marine Biology 140: 585-594 (pdf)

2001

Schizas NV, Chandler GT,Coull BC, Klosterhaus SL Quattro JM (2001). Differential survival of three mitochondrial lineages in a marine copepod exposed to a mixture of pesticides. Environmental Science and Technology. 35: 535-538 (pdf) 

 

Steinbachs J, Schizas, NV, JWO Ballard (2001). Efficiencies of genes and accuracy of tree-building methods in recovering a known Drosophila genealogy. Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 6: 606-617 (pdf) 

Staton JL, Schizas NV, Chandler GT, Coull BC, Quattro JM. (2001). Ecotoxicology and Population Genetics: The Emergence of 'Phylogeographic and Evolutionary Ecotoxicology'. Ecotoxicology 10:217-222 (pdf) 

2000

Kovatch CE, Schizas NV, Chandler GT, Coull BC (2000). Tolerance and genetic relatedness of three meiobenthic copepod populations exposed to sediment-associated contaminant mixtures: Role of environmental history. Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology 19: (4) 912-919 (pdf) 

1999

Schizas NV, Street GT, Coull BC, Chandler GT, Quattro JM (1999). Molecular population structure of the benthic copepod Microarthridion littorale along the Southeastern and Gulf coasts of the United States. Marine Biology 135: 399-405 (pdf) 

1997

Schizas NV, Street GT, Coull BC, Chandler GT, Quattro JM (1997). An efficient DNA extraction method for small metazoans. Molecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology 6: 381-383 (pdf) 

Chandler, GT, Coull BC, Schizas NV and Donelan, TL (1997). A culture-based assessment of the effects of chlorpyrifos on multiple meiobenthic copepods using microcosms of intact estuarine sediments. Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology 16: 2339-2346 (pdf)

1996

Schizas, NV and TC Shirley (1996). Seasonal changes in structure of an Alaskan intertidal meiofauna assemblage. Marine Ecology Progress Series 133: 115-124. (pdf)

1994

Schizas, NV and TC Shirley (1994). Onychocamptus krusensterni (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Laophontidae)- a new species from Krusenstern Lagoon, Alaska. Crustaceana 66: 227-239 (pdf)

Schizas, N. V., and T. C. Shirley (1994). Autecology of an intertidal Alaskan harpacticoid copepod, Apolethon sp.--- Hydrobiologia 292/293: 361--367. (pdf)

Schizas, NV and TC Shirley (1994). Elapholaophonte decaceros n gen and n sp (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) from the Philippines. Journal of the American Microscopical Society 113: 127-141(pdf)

Schizas, NV and TC Shirley (1994). Two new species of Laophontodes (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Ancorabolidae) from McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Zoologica Scripta 23: 205-216  (pdf)

Schizas, NV and TC Shirley (1994).  Acrenhydrosoma maccalli, (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) a new species from Auke Bay, Alaska. Crustaceana 67: 329-340 (pdf)

1993

Shirley, TC, M Carls, JW Fleeger and N Schizas (1993). Meiofaunal recolonization experiment with oiled sediments: major meiofauna taxa. In: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Symposium Abstract Book. February 2-5, 1993, Anchorage AK, USA. Pp 350-353 (pdf)