Lauren Suzanne Mullineaux
Department of Biology
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02540
Larval dispersal and settlement in flow; Benthic community ecology; Deep-sea biology
1987 Ph.D., Oceanography, U.C. San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
1984 M.Sc., Earth Sciences, University of California, San Dieg
1980 B.A., summa cum laude, Biology, Pomona College
2001- present Senior Scientist, Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
1997-2002 Education Coordinator (J. Seward Johnson Chair), Biology Department, WHOI
1992-2001 Associate Scientist (tenured 1996), Biology Department, WHOI
1988-1992 Assistant Scientist, Biology Department, WHOI
1987-1988 Postdoctoral Investigator, Ocean Engineering Department, WHOI
Honors And Awards
2004 Arnold B. Arons Award for Excellence in Teaching, Advising, and Mentoring
2000-present Associate Editor, Limnology and Oceanography
2003 Visiting Professor, Université Pierre & Marie CURIE, Paris France
2002-present Holger W. Jannasch Chair for Excellence in Oceanography
2002-present Member, Canada Research Chairs College of Reviewers
2002-2003 Member, NSF Steering Committee on Cabled Observatories for Time Series
1999-2000 Member, National Research Council Panel on Seafloor Observatories
1999 Member, NSF Ridge2000 organizing committee
1996-2000 Chair, InterRidge Biology Committee (International)
1995-2000 Member, InterRidge Steering Committee (International)
1995-2001 Member, NSF LARVE Coordinating Committee
1993-1997 Member, NSF RIDGE Steering Committee
Publications in Refereed Journals
Mullineaux, L.S., S.W. Mills, A. K. Sweetman, A.H. Beaudreau, A. Metaxas, H.L. Hunt. Spatial structure and temporal variation in larval abundance at hydrothermal vents on the East Pacific Rise. Accepted pending revision for Marine Ecology Progress Series.
Pradillon, F., M. Zbinden, L.S. Mullineaux and F. Gaill. Effects of patch dynamics on size-structure and reproductive maturity of Alvinella pompejana (Polychaeta: Alvinellidae) populations. Accepted pending revisions for Marine Ecology Progress Series.
Sancho, G., Fisher, C.R., Mills, S. Micheli, F., Johnson, G.A., Lenihan, H., Peterson, C.H and Mullineaux, L.S. Selective predation by the zoarcid fish Thermarces cerberus at hydrothermal vents. Accepted pending revision for Deep-Sea Research.
Neubert, M., L.S. Mullineaux and M.F. Hill. A metapopulation approach to interpreting diversity at deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Accepted, for ‘Marine Metapopulations’, J. Kritzer and P. Sale, eds.
Fuchs, H.L., L. S. Mullineaux, and A. R. Solow. Sinking behavior of gastropod larvae (Ilyanassa obsoleta) in turbulence. Limnology and Oceanography in press.
2004 Hunt, H.L., A. Metaxas, R.M. Jennings, K.Halanych and L.S. Mullineaux. Testing biological control of colonization by vestimentiferan tubeworms at deep-sea hydrothermal vents (East Pacific Rise, 9°50’N). Deep-Sea Research 51: 225-234.
2003 Mullineaux, L.S., C.H. Peterson, F. Micheli and S.W. Mills. Successional mechanism varies along a gradient in hydrothermal fluid flux at deep-sea vents. Ecological Monographs 73: 523-542.
2002 Mullineaux, L.S., K.G. Speer, A.M. Thurnherr, M.E. Maltrud, A. Vangriesheim. Implications of cross-axis flow for larval dispersal along mid-ocean ridges. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 43: 281-284.
2002 Hunt, H.L., D.A. McLean and L.S. Mullineaux. Alteration of spatial settlement patterns of the soft shell clam Mya arenaria by post-settlement events. Estuaries 26: 72-81.
2002 Podar, M, Mullineaux, L.S., Huang, H.-R., Perlman, P.S. and Sogin, M.L. Bacterial group II introns in a deep sea hydrothermal vent environment. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 68:6392-6398.
2002 Hunt, H.L. and L.S. Mullineaux. The roles of predation and postlarval transport in recruitment of the soft shell clam Mya arenaria. Limnology & Oceanography 47:151- 164.
2002 Micheli, F., C.H. Peterson, L.S. Mullineaux, C. Fisher, S.W. Mills, G. Sancho, G.A. Johnson and H.S. Lenihan. Predation structures communities at deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Ecological Monographs 72:365-382.
2001 Gulmann, L.K., L.S. Mullineaux and H.L. Hunt. Effects of caging on retention of postlarval soft-shelled clams (Mya arenaria). Journal of Shellfish Research. 20: 135-142.
2001 Marsh, A. G., L. S. Mullineaux, C. M. Young and D. T. Manahan. 2001. Larval dispersal potential of the tubeworm Riftia pachyptila at deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Nature 411: 77-80.
2001 Etter, R. and L.S. Mullineaux. Deep-Sea Communities. In, Bertness, M.D., S.D. Gaines and M.E. Hay, eds., Marine Community Ecology, p. 367-394, Sinauer Associates Inc. Sunderland, MA.
2000 Mullineaux, L. S., C. R. Fisher, C. H. Peterson and S. W. Schaeffer. Vestimentiferan tubeworm succession at hydrothermal vents: use of biogenic cues to reduce habitat selection error? Oecologia 123:275-284.
1999 Berntson, E. A., S. C. France and L. S. Mullineaux. Phylogenetic relationships within the Class Anthozoa (Phylum Cnidaria) based on 18S ribosomal DNA sequence information. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 13(2): 417-433.
1999 Dunn, R., L. S. Mullineaux and S. W. Mills. Resuspension of postlarval soft-shell clams Mya arenaria through disturbance by the mud snail Ilyanassa obsoleta. Marine Ecology Progress Series 180:223-232.
1998 Kim, S.L. and L.S. Mullineaux. Distribution and near-bottom transport of larvae and other plankton at hydrothermal vents. Deep-Sea Research II 45: 423-440.
1998 Mullineaux, L.S., S.W. Mills and E. Goldman. Recruitment variation during a pilot colonization study of hydrothermal vents (9°50’N, East Pacific Rise). Deep-Sea Research II 45:441-464.
1997 Mullineaux, L.S. and S.W. Mills. A test of the larval retention hypothesis in seamountgenerated flows. Deep-Sea Research 44: 745-770.
1996 France, S.C., P.E. Rosel, J. E. Agenbroad, L.S. Mullineaux, T.D. Kocher. DNA sequence variation of mitochondrial large-subunit rRNA provides support for a two subclass organization of the Anthozoa (Cnidaria). Molecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology 5:15-28.
1996 Mullineaux, L.S., S. Kim, A. Pooley and R. Lutz. Identification of Archaeogastropod larvae from a hydrothermal vent community. Marine Biology 124: 551-560.
1995 Haney, J.C., L.R. Haury, L.S. Mullineaux, C.L. Fey. Seabird aggregation at a deep North Pacific seamount. Marine Biology 123:1-9.
1995 Mullineaux, L.S. and S.C. France. Dispersal of deep-sea hydrothermal vent fauna, in S.E. Humphris, R.A. Zierenberg, L.S. Mullineaux, and R.E. Thomson, eds., Seafloor hydrothermal systems: physical, chemical, biological, and geochemical interactions, Geophysical Monograph Series volume 91, p. 408-424.
1995 Mullineaux, L.S. P.H. Wiebe and E.T. Baker. Larvae of benthic invertebrates in hydrothermal vent plumes over Juan de Fuca Ridge. Marine Biology 122: 585-596.
1995 Wishner, K.F, C.J. Ashjian, C. Gelfman, M.M. Gowing, L. Kann, L.A. Levin, L.S. Mullineaux and J. Saltzman. The lower interface of the eastern tropical pacific oxygen minimum zone. Deep-Sea Research 42:93-115.
1994 Rankin, K., L.S. Mullineaux and W.R. Geyer. Transport and deposition of juvenile gem clams (Gemma gemma) in a headland wake. Estuaries 17:655-667.
1994 Kim, S.L., L.S. Mullineaux and K.R. Helfrich. Larval dispersal via entrainment into hydrothermal vent plumes. Journal of Geophysical Research 99: 12,655-12,665.
1994 Mullineaux, L.S. Implications of mesoscale flows for dispersal and retention of larvae in deep-sea habitats. In: C.M. Young and K.J. Eckelbarger, eds. "Reproduction, larval biology and recruitment of the deep-sea benthos". Columbia University Press, p. 201- 222.
1994 Kaartvedt, S., C.L. Van Dover, L.S. Mullineaux, P.H. Wiebe and S. Bollens. Deep-sea amphipods on a hydrothermal treadmill. Deep-Sea Research 41: 179-195.
1993 Mullineaux, L. S. and E. D. Garland. Larval recruitment in response to manipulated field flows. Marine Biology 116:667-683.
1991 Mullineaux, L. S. and C. A. Butman. Initial contact, exploration, and attachment of barnacle (Balanus amphitrite) cyprids settling in flow. Marine Biology 110: 93-103.
1990 Wishner, K., L. Levin, M. Gowing and L. Mullineaux. Involvement of the oxygen minimum in benthic zonation of a deep seamount. Nature 346: 57-59.
1990 Mullineaux, L. S. and C. A. Butman. Recruitment of benthic invertebrates in boundarylayer flows: a deep water experiment on Cross Seamount. Limnol. Oceanogr. 35: 409- 423.
1989 Noble, M. and L. S. Mullineaux. Internal tidal currents over the summit of Cross Seamount. Deep-Sea Research 36:1791-1802.
1989 Mullineaux, L. S. Vertical distributions of the epifauna on manganese nodules: implications for feeding and settlement in flow. Limnol. Oceanogr. 34(7): 1247-1262.
1988 Mullineaux, L. S. The role of initial settlement in structuring a hard-substratum community in the deep sea. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 120: 247-261.
1988 Mullineaux, L. S. Taxonomic notes on large, mat-like foraminifers encrusting manganese nodules, including the description of a new genus, Chondrodapis (Komokiacea). J. Foram. Res. 18: 46-53.
1987 Mullineaux, L. S. Organisms encrusting manganese nodules and crusts: distribution and abundance at three North Pacific sites. Deep-Sea Res. 34: 165-184.
1986 Mullineaux, L. S. and M. J. Westberg-Smith. Radiolarians as paleoceanographic indicators in the Miocene Monterey Formation, Newport Beach, California. Micropaleontology 32: 48-71.
1984 Mullineaux, L. S. and T. E. DeLaca. Distribution of Antarctic benthic foraminifers settling on the pecten Adamusium colbeckii. Polar Biol. 3: 185-189.
1981 Mullineaux, L. S. and G. P. Lohmann. Late Quaternary stagnations and recirculation of the eastern Mediterranean: changes in the deep water recorded by fossil benthic foraminifers. Jour. Foram. Res. 11: 20-39.