Peer Reviewed Journals (students and post-docs in Italic)


Fukunaga, A. Peyton, K, and F.I.M. Thomas 2014. Epifaunal community structure and ammonium uptake compared for the invasive algae, Gracilaria salicornia and Acanthophora specifera, and the native alga, Padina thivyi. JEMBE in press.


Guadayol, Ò., N. Silbiger, M.J. Donahue and F.I.M. Thomas.  2014 Patterns in Temporal Variability of Temperature, Oxygen and pH along an Environmental Gradient in a Coral Reef. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85213. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085213.


Thomas, F.I.M., L.T. Kregting, R.C. Grabowski, B D. Badgley, M.G. Donahue and P.O. Yund.  2013.  Fertilization in free spawning invertebrates is not only a water column process: effects of water flow on fertilization near a spawning female.  Marine Ecology Progress Series, 494:231-240.


Kregting L.T, A. Bass, Ò. Guadayol, P.O. Yund and F.I.M. Thomas.  2013  Effects of oscillatory flow on fertilization in the green sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis.  PLoS ONE 8(9): e76082. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076082.


Jury, C., F.I.M. Thomas, M.J. Atkinson and R. Toonen.  2013.  Revelle factor, ecosystem feedbacks, and seawater chemistry under global change.  Water 2013, 5(3), 1303-1325; doi:10.3390/w5031303.


Weitzman, J.S., K. Aveni-Deforge, J.R. Koseff and F.I.M. Thomas.  2013.  Uptake of dissolved inorganic nitrogen by shallow seagrass communities exposed to wave-driven unsteady flow.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 475:65-83.


Badgley, B.D., F.I.M. Thomas and V.J. Harwood.  2011.  Quantifying environmental reservoirs of fecal indicator bacteria associated with sediment and submerged aquatic vegetation.  Environmental Microbiology 13:932-942.


Badgley, B.D., F.I.M. Thomas and V.J. Harwood.  2010.  The effects of submerged aquatic vegetation on the persistence of environmental populations of Enterococcus Spp.  Environmental Microbiology: 12 1271-1281.


Cornelisen, C.D. and F.I.M. Thomas.  2009.  Prediction and validation of flow dependent uptake of ammonium over a seagrass-hardbottom community in Florida Bay.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 386:71-81.


Munish, V.I., k. Taeyong, C. Yao-Kuang, M.W. Alex, X. Xinran, W. Chia-Wei, T. Shuichi, C.M. Lastoskie, F.I.M. Thomas and A. M. Sastry.  2007.  Assessment of sperm chemokinesis with exposure to jelly coats of sea urchin eggs and resact: a microfluidic experiment and numerical study.  Journal of Experimental Biology 210:3805-3820.


Adhitya, A., F.I.M. Thomas and B. B. Ward.  2007.  Diversity of nitrate reductase genes from planktonic and epiphytic environments in seagrass communities.  Microbial Ecology 54:587-597.


Kim, T., C.W. Wang, null and A.M. Sastry.  2006.  Fluid-structure interaction analysis of flow-induced deformation in a two-phase, neo-hookean marine egg.  Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology – transactions of the ASME 128:519-526.


Cornelisen, C.D. and F.I.M. Thomas.  2006.  Nutrient uptake in seagrass canopies:  response to a changing hydrodynamic regime at the community and organism level. Marine Ecology Progress Series 312:1-13.


Van Duyl, F.C., S.R. Sheffers, M.D. Driscoll and F.I.M. Thomas.  2006.  The effect of water exchange on bacterioplankton depletion and inorganic nutrient fluxes in coral reef cavities.  Coral Reefs 25:23-36.


Cornelisen, C.D. and F.I.M. Thomas.  2004.  Ammonium and nitrate uptake by leaves of the seagrass Thalassia testudinum: effects of hydrodynamic regime and epiphyte cover on uptake rates.  Journal of Marine Systems 49 177-194.


Thomas, F.I.M. and C.D. Cornelisen.  2003.  Ammonium uptake by seagrass communities: effects of oscillatory versus unidirectional flow.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 247: 51-57.


Woodin, S.A., R.A. Mertz, F.I.M. Thomas, D.R. Edwards and I.L. Garcia.  2003.  Chaeta and mechanical function: tools no metazoan should be without.  Hydrobiologia 456:253-258.

Cornelisen, C. D. and F.I.M. Thomas.  2002.  Flow dependent ammonium uptake by seagrass epiphytes: use of a stable isotope tracer.  Limnology and Oceanography. 47:1223-1229.


Bolton, T.F. and F.I.M. Thomas.  2002.  Physical forces experienced by echinoid eggs in the oviduct during spawning: comparison of the geminate pair Echinometra vanbrunti and Echinometra lucunter.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 267:123-137.


Parmigiani, J.P., A. M. Sastry and F.I.M. Thomas.  2001.  Fibrous reinforcement in marine invertebrates: Mechanical response of biological porous materials.  The Proceedings of the American Society for Composites’ 16th Annual Technical Conference, Roanoke VA.


Thomas, F.I.M., T.F. Bolton and A.M. Sastry.  2001.  Echinoderm egg extracellular layers: role in the mitigation of forces experienced by eggs during spawning:  Journal of Experimental Biology 204:815-821.


Thomas, F.I.M., C.D. Cornelisen and J. Zande.  2000. Effects of water velocity and canopy morphology on ammonium uptake by seagrass communities.  Ecology 81:2704-2713.


Bolton, T. F., F.I.M. Thomas and C.N. Leonard.  2000.  Maternal energy investment in eggs and jelly coats surrounding eggs of the echinoid Arbacia punctulata.  Biological Bulletin 199:1-5.


Thomas, F.I.M. and T. F. Bolton.  1999.  Shear stress experienced by echinoderm eggs in the oviduct during spawning: potential role in the evolution of egg extracellular layers.  Journal of Experimental Biology 202:3111-3119.


Thomas, F.I.M., K. Edwards, T. F. Bolton, M. Sewell and J. Zande.  1999. Mechanical resistance to shear stress: the role of echinoderm egg extracellular layers.  Biological Bulletin 197:7-10.


Thomas, F.I.M. and M.J. Atkinson.  1997.  Ammonia uptake by coral reefs: effects of water velocity and surface roughness on mass transfer.  Limnology and Oceanography 42:81-88.


Atkinson, M.J., F.I.M. Thomas and N. Larson.  1996.  Effects of pressure on oxygen sensors.  Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 13:1267-1274.


Thomas, F.I.M. and M.J. Atkinson.  1995.  Field calibration of a potentiostatic micro-hole oxygen sensor for oceanic CTDs.  Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 12: 390-394.


Thomas, F.I.M., S. A. McCarthy, J. Bower, S. Krathapalli, M.J. Atkinson and P. Flament.  1995.  Response characteristics of two oxygen sensors for CTD profiling.  Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 12:687-690.


Atkinson, M.J., F.I.M. Thomas, E. Terrill, K. Morita and C.C. Liu.  1995.  A micro-hole potentiostatic oxygen sensor for oceanic CTDs. Deep Sea Research 42:761-771.


Thomas, F.I.M.  1994a.  Physical properties of gametes in three sea urchin species. Journal of Experimental Biology 194 263-284.


Thomas, F.I.M.  1994b.  Morphology and orientation of tube extensions in aggregations of the polychaete annelid Phragmatopoma californica.  Marine Biology 119:525-534.


Thomas, F.I.M.  1994c.  Transport and mixing of gametes in three free-spawning polychaete annelids, Phragmatopoma californica (Fewkes), Sabellaria cementarium (Moore), Schizobranchia insignis (Bush).  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 179:12-27.


Thomas, F.I.M. and A.J. Kohn.  1990.  The trophic role of co-occurring species of Drupa (Gastropoda: Muricidae) at Enewetak Atoll.  Journal of Molluscan Studies 56:57-62.


Bertocci, U., F.I.M. Thomas and E.N. Pugh.  1984.  Stress corrosion cracking of brass in the absence of detectable anodic dissolution.  Corrosion 40:138-139.

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