Recent CREST-CISCEP Publications

  1. Edje, B. and Chigbu, P. (2021). Carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes of copepods in a tidal estuarine system in Maryland, USA. Regional Studies in Marine Science. Vol. 42,
  2. Chung, S.J. (2020). Role of hepatopancreas trehalose-6-phosphate synthase in carbohydrate levels of the blue crab Callinectes sapidus in feeding and Emersion. J. Shellfish Research, 39(2): 449-459.  DOI: 10.2983/035.039.0200.
  3. Edje, B., Ishaque, A.B. and Chigbu, P. (2020). Stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen reveal storm-driven pollution and contribution of terrestrially derived organic carbon to the MCBs. Water. 12, 2345; doi:10.3390/w12092345.
  4. Gurung, D.P., Chen, N., Waguespack, Y., Ruby, D.E., Ishaque, A.B. and Chigbu, P. (2020).  Phosphorus speciation and bioavailability in the surface sediments of Maryland Coastal Bays.  Journal of Coastal Research. 36 (6): 1266–1277.
  5. Heard, R.W., Morales-Núñez, A.G., Serrano-Sánchez, M.L., Coutiño, M.A., Barragán, R. and Vega, F.J. (2020). A new family, genus and species of Tanaidacea (Crustacea; Apseudomorpha) from the Lower Cretaceous (Aptian) of Chiapas, Mexico: Systematic revisions, including designation of two new Paleozoic families, and paleoenvironmental observations. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 102: 1−29.   
  6. Kang, X.* and Xia, M. (2020). The Study of the Hurricane-Induced Storm Surge and Bay-Ocean Exchange Using a Nesting Model.  Estuaries and Coasts 43: 1610-1624.
  7. Lycett, K.A., Shields, J.D., Chung, J.S., Pitula, J.S. (2020), J.S. (2020). Population Structure of the Blue Crab Callinectes sapidus in the Maryland Coastal Bays. J. of Shellfish Research, 39(3):699-713.
  8. Chigbu, P., Malinis, L.*, Malagon, H.* and Doctor, S. (2019). Influence of temperature on the occurrence and distribution of sand shrimp (Crangon septemspinosa) in mid-Atlantic Coastal Lagoons. Journal of Crustacean Biology. 39(5): 586-593.
  9. Oghenekaro, E.U.* and Chigbu, P. (2019).  Dynamics of mesozooplankton assemblage in relation to environmental factors in the Maryland Coastal Bays. Water 11(10), 2133;      
  10. Oghenekaro, E.U.* and Chigbu, P. (2019). Population dynamics and life history of marine cladocerans in the Maryland Coastal Bays. Journal of Coastal Research. 35(6): 1225-1236.
  11. Oseji, O.F.*, Fan, C., and Chigbu, P. (2019).  Composition and dynamics of phytoplankton in the Coastal Bays of Maryland revealed by microscopic counts and diagnostic pigments.  Water 11(2): 368.  
  12. Lycett, K.A.*, Chung, J.S., Pitula, J.S. (2018). The relationship of blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) size class and molt stage to disease acquisition and intensity of Hematodinium perezi infections. PLoSOne.
  13. Mao, M.* and Xia, M. (2018). Wave-Current Interaction in Maryland Coastal Bay. Ocean Modelling, 129, 124-144. doi:
  14. Mayor, E.D.* and Chigbu, P. (2018).  Mysid shrimp dynamics in relation to abiotic and biotic factors in the coastal lagoons of Maryland, Mid-West Atlantic. Marine Biology Research. 14(3): 1-16.  
  15. Morales-Núñez, A.G.+ and Chigbu, P. (2018).  First record of the isopod Ianiropsis cf. serricaudis (Crustacea: Peracarida: Janiridae) in Maryland Coastal Bays, USA.  ZooKeys 747: 115-139. 
  16. Oseji, O.F.*, Chigbu, P., Oghenekaro, E., Waguespack, Y., and Chen, N. (2018).  Spatial and temporal patterns of phytoplankton composition and abundance in the Maryland Coastal Bays: the influence of freshwater discharge and anthropogenic activities. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 207: 119-131.
  17. Kang, X.*, Xia, M., Pitula, J.S., and Chigbu, P. (2017).  Dynamics of water and salt exchange in Maryland Coastal Bays.  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 189: 1-16.
  18. King, M.D.*, R.B. Bryant, L.S. Saporito, A.R. Buda, A.L. Allen, L.A. Hughes, F.M. Hashem, P.J.A.
  19. Kleinman, and E.B. May, (2017). Urea Release by Intermittently Saturated Sediments from a Coastal Agricultural Landscape. J. Environ. Qual. 46:302–310.
  20. Lycett KA* and Pitula JS. (2017). Disease ecology of Hematodinium perezi in a high salinity estuary: investigating seasonal trends in environmental detection. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 124:169-179.  
  21. Mayor, E.*, Chigbu, P., Pierson, J., and Kennedy, V.S. (2017).  Composition, abundance and life history of mysids (Crustacea: Mysidacea) in the coastal lagoons of Maryland, USA.  Estuaries and Coasts 40:224–234; DOI 10.1007/s12237-016-0131-z.   
  22. Morales-Núñez, A.G., Ulrich S., and Heard R.W. (2017). Brachylicoa lui, a new species of Parapseudidae (Crustacea: Peracarida: Tanaidacea), from the Hawaiian Islands, with a taxonomic key. Zoosystematics and Evolution, 93(2): 413-435.
  23. Morales-Núñez A.G., Morales-Ruiz, C., and Ardila, N.E (2017). First record of the family Sphyrapodidae Guţu, 1980 with the description of a new species of Sphyrapus from the Colombian Caribbean. Peer J. 5: e3947: 1-36.
  24. Morales-Núñez A.G.+ and Chigbu, P. (2017). Abundance, distribution and species composition of amphipods associated with macroalgae from shallow waters of the Maryland Coastal Bays (MCBs). Marine Biodiversity; 1-17.
  25. Oghenekaro, E.U.*, Chigbu, P., Oseji, O.F.*, and Tang, K.W. (2017). Seasonal factors influencing the abundance of copepods in the Maryland Coastal Bays. Estuaries and Coasts, 41(2): 495-506
  26. Peters, R.* and Chigbu, P. (2017).  Spatial and temporal patterns of abundance of juvenile black sea bass (Centropristis striata) in Maryland Coastal Bays.  Fishery Bulletin 115:504–516.  
  27. Morales-Núñez A.G.+ and Chigbu, P. (2016). Life history of Dulichiella appendiculata (Say, 1818) (Amphipoda, Senticaudata, Melitidae) in Maryland Coastal Bays, USA. Aquatic Biology 25: 75–82.
  28. Morales-Núñez A.G.+ and Chigbu, P. (2016). A new species of Apolochus Hoover & Bousfield, 2001 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Amphilochidae) from the Maryland Coastal Bays (MCBs), USA. ZooKeys 571: 81-104.
  29. Chen, J.*, Oseji, O., Mitra, M., Waguespack, Y. and Chen, N. (2016). Phytoplankton Pigments in Maryland Coastal Bay Sediments as Biomarkers of Sources of Organic Matter to Benthic Community. J. Coastal Res. 32(4): 768 – 775.
  30. Chung, J.S., Pitula, J.S., Schott, E., Alvarez, J.V., Maurer, L. and Lycett, K.A.* (2015). Elevated water temperature increases the levels of reo-like virus and selected innate immunity genes in hemocytes and hepatopancreas of adult female blue crab, Callinectes sapidusFish Shellfish Immunol. 47:511-20. doi: 10.1016/j.fsi.2015.09.027.
  31. Duan, S., Chen, N., Kaushal, S., Chigbu, P., Ishaque, A., May, E. and Oseji, O.F.* (2015).  Dynamics of dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen in the Maryland Coastal Bays.  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 16: 451-462.
  32. Fan, C., and Warner, R. (2014). Characterization of Water Reflectance Spectra Variability: Implications for Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in Estuarine Waters. Marine Science (4)1: 1-9.
  33. Hanif, A.*, Dyson, W.*, Bowers, H., Messick, G., Jagus, R. and Schott, E. (2013).  Variation in temporal and spatial incidence of the crustacean pathogen Hematodinium perezi in environmental samples from Atlantic coastal bays.  Aquat. Biosyst. 9:11.
  34. Pitula, J.S., Dyson, W.D.*, Bakht, H.B., Njoku, I.* and Chen, F. (2012).  Temporal distribution of genetically homogenous “free-living” Hematodinium sp. in a Delmarva coastal ecosystem.  Aquat. Biosyst. 8: 16.
  35. Waguespack M.*, Oseji O.*, May E., Mitra, M., Chen N. (2012). HPLC Analysis of Phytoplankton Pigments in Maryland Coastal Bays. Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research 11 (2) 68-71.
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