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Jay Wheeler


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Room 307, Biological Sciences Building
130 Science Drive
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708


Room 0072, Biological Sciences Building
130 Science Drive
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708



BS, Interdisciplinary Studies in Marine Science and Biology, University of Georgia, 1998
MS, Oceanography, University of Delaware, 2006


Research Interests:

Adaptive strategies of life in aquatic environments, marine aquaculture and husbandry, microbial oceanography, biogeochemistry, oceanic nutrient fluxes



Fitak RR, Wheeler BR, Ernst DA, Lohmann KJ, and Johnsen S. (2017). Candidate genes mediating magnetoreception in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Biology Letters 13(4): 20170142.

Bittar T.B., Y. Lin, L.R. Sassano, B. Wheeler, S.L. Brown, W.P. Cochlan, and Z.I. Johnson. 2013. Carbon allocation under light and nitrogen resource gradients in two model marine phytoplankton. Journal of Phycology, 49: 523-535.

Johnson Z.I., B. Wheeler, S.K. Blinebry, C.M. Carlson, C.S. Ward, and D.E. Hunt. 2013. Dramatic Variability of the Carbonate System at a Temperate Coastal Ocean Site (Beaufort, North Carolina, USA) Is Regulated by Physical and Biogeochemical Processes on Multiple Timescales. PLoS ONE, 8: 85117.

Vargas-Ángel, B. and B. Wheeler. 2009. Coral health and disease assessment in the U.S. Pacific territories and affiliated states. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. pp. 175-179.

Bronk, D.A., B.R. Wheeler II, W.P. Cochlan, K.H. Coale, and S.E. Fitzwater. 2003. AESOPS: Effects of iron addition on nutrient depletion and nitrogen uptake rates in an offshore region of the Ross Sea. Antarctic Journal of the United States. 33: 59-62

Carlson, C.A., S.J. Giovannoni, D.A. Hansell, S.J. Goldberg, R. Parsons, M.P. Otero, K. Vergin, and B.R. Wheeler. 2002. The effect of nutrient amendments on bacterioplankton production, community structure and DOC utilization in the northwestern Sargasso Sea. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 30: 19 – 36.





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