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Govindarajan AF, McCartin,L, Adams A, Allan E, Belani A, Francolini R, Fujii J, Gomez-Ibañez D, Kukulya A, Marin F, Tradd K, Yoerger DR, McDermott J, Herrera S. 2022. Improved biodiversity detection using a large-volume eDNA sampler with in situ filtration and implications for sampling strategies.Deep Sea Research 189: 103871. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967063722001832

 

Brideau L, Cross EL, Govindarajan AF, Martino D, Martino G, Holland M, Triay G, Heidkamp P. 2022. Strengthening industry and academic links through transdisciplinary action research: An introspective reflection of a collaborative water quality, biodiversity and aquaculture initiative. Dynamics of Economic Spaces: Blue Economy: People and Regions in Transitions. Submitted.

 

Andruszkiewicz Allan E, DiBenedetto MH, Lavery AC, Govindarajan AF, Zhang WG. 2021. Modeling characterization of the vertical and temporal variability of environmental DNA in the mesopelagic ocean. Scientific Reports 11(1): 1-15. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-00288-5

 

Yoerger DR, Govindarajan AF, Howland JC, Llopiz JK, Wiebe PH, Curran M, Fujii J, Gomez-Ibanez D, Katija K, Robison BH, Hobson BW, Risi M, Rock SM. 2021. A hybrid underwater robot for multidisciplinary investigation of the ocean twilight zone. Science Robotics. 16:6(55). https://robotics.sciencemag.org/content/6/55/eabe1901.abstract

 

Thorrold SR, Adams AA, Bucklin A., Buesseler K, Fischer G, Govindarajan A, Hoagland P, Jin D, Lavery A, Llopez J, Madin L, Omand M, Renaud PG, Sosik HM, Weibe P, Yoerger DR, Zhang W. 2021. Twilight Zone Observation Network: A Distributed Observation Network for Sustained, Real-Time Interrogation of the Ocean's Twilight Zone. Marine Technology Society Journal. 55(3):92-3. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/mts/mtsj/2021/00000055/00000003/art00026

 

Govindarajan AF, Francolini RD, Jech JM, Lavery AC, Llopiz JK, Weibe PH, Zhang WG. 2021. Exploring the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) to detect animal taxa in the mesopelagic zone. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 9:46. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fevo.2021.574877/full

 

Andruszkiewicz Allan E, Zhang WG, Lavery A, Govindarajan AF. 2020. Environmental DNA shedding and decay rates from diverse animal forms and thermal regimes. Environmental DNA. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.141

 

Govindarajan AF, Cooney L, Whittaker K, Bloch D, Burdorf R, Canning S, Carter C, Cellan S, Eriksson F, Freyer H, Huston G, Hutchinson S, McKeegan K, Malpani M, Merkle-Raymond A, Ouellette K, Petersen-Rockney R, Schultz M, Siuda A. 2019. The distribution and mitochondrial genotype of the hydroid Aglaophenia latecarinata is correlated with its Sargassum substrate type in the Sargasso Sea. PeerJ 7, e7814. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.7814

 

Haggerty M, Reyns N, Pineda J, Govindarajan AF. 2019. Diversity and distribution of nearshore barnacle cyprids in southern California through the 2015-16 El Niño. PeerJ I7, e7186. https://peerj.com/articles/7186/

 

Govindarajan AF*, Källström B*, Selander E, Östman C, Dahlgren TG. 2019. The highly toxic and cryptogenic clinging jellyfish Gonionemus sp. (Hydrozoa, Limnomedusae) on the Swedish west coast. PeerJ 7, e6883. https://peerj.com/articles/6883/ *co-first authors.

 

Carman MR, Grunden DW, Reddington E, Govindarajan AF. 2019. Distribution of the highly toxic clinging jellyfish Gonionemus sp. around the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA. Marine Biodiversity Records 12(1): 1-8. https://mbr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s41200-019-0166-5

 

Yoerger D, Curran M, Fujii J, German C, Gomez-Ibanez D, Govindarajan A, Howland J, Llopiz J, Wiebe P, Hobson B, Katija K, Risi M, Robison B, Rock S, Wilkinson C, Breier J. 2018. Mesobot: An autonomous underwater vehicle for tracking and sampling midwater targets. Proceedings of AUV2018 Porto, Portugal: IEEE.

 

Wares JP, Crickenberger S, Govindarajan AF, Hamrick JL, Skoczen KM, Trapnell DW, Wethey D. 2018. The cryptic population biology of Chthamalus fragilis Darwin, 1854 on the Atlantic coast of North America. Journal of Crustacean Biology. 1–11. doi:10.1093/jcbiol/ruy070.

 

Watson JE, Govindarajan AF. 2017. A new species of Gonionemus (Hydrozoa: Limnomedusae) from southern Australia. Zootaxa 4365(4):487-494.

 

Carman MR, Grunden, DW, Govindarajan, AF. 2017. Species–specific crab predation on the hydrozoan clinging jellyfish Gonionemus sp.(Cnidaria, Hydrozoa), subsequent crab mortality, and possible ecological consequences. PeerJ 5, e3966.

 

Govindarajan AF, Carman MR, Khaidarov MR, Semenchenko A, Wares JP. 2017. Mitochondrial diversity in Gonionemus (Trachylina:Hydrozoa) and its implications for understanding the origins of clinging jellyfish in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. PeerJ 5, e3205.

 

Govindarajan AF, Carman MR. 2016. Possible cryptic invasion of the Western Pacific toxic population of the hydromedusa Gonionemus vertens (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) in the Northwestern Atlantic Ocean. Biological Invasions. 18(2):463-9.

 

Pineda J, Cho W, Starczak V, Govindarajan AF, Guzmán H, Girdhar Y, Holleman R, Churchill J, Singh H, Ralston D. 2016. A crab swarm at an ecological hotspot: patchiness and population density from AUV observations at a coastal, tropical seamount. PeerJ 4, e1770.

 

Govindarajan AF, Pineda J, Purcell M, Breier JA. 2015. Species and stage – specific barnacle larval distributions obtained from AUV sampling and genetic analysis in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, USA. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 472: 158-165.

 

Govindarajan AF, Buksa F., Bockrath K, Wares JP, Pineda J. 2015. Phylogeographic structure and northward range expansion in the barnacle Chthamalus fragilis. PEER J 3:e926.

 

Sehein T., Siuda A., Shank TM, Govindarajan AF. 2014. Connectivity in the slender Sargassum shrimp (Latreutes fucorum): implications for a Sargasso Sea protected area. Journal of Plankton Research: doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbu081.

 

Hsing, P., Fu, B., Berlet, S., Larcom, E., Shank, T.M, Govindarajan, A.F., Lukäsiewicz, A,  Dixon, P., Fisher, C. 2013. Lasting impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to a deep Gulf of Mexico coral community. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. 1: 000012 doi: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000012

 

Lindner, A., Govindarajan, A.F., Migotto, A.E. 2011. Cryptic species, life cycles, and the phylogeny of Clytia (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Campanulariidae). Zootaxa 2980: 23-36.

 

Govindarajan, A.F., A. Bucklin, and L.P. Madin. 2011. A molecular phylogeny of the Thaliacea. J Plankton Research 33(6): 833-841. (Featured article and journal cover)

 

Govindarajan, A.F., Boero, F., and Halanych, K.M. 2006. Phylogenetic analysis with multiple markers indicates a repeated loss of the adult medusa stage in Campanulariidae (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria). Mol Phyl Evol 38: 820-834.

 

Adamik, P., Gallager, S.M., Horgan, E, Madin, L.P., McGillis, W.R., Govindarajan, A., and Alatalo, P. 2005. Effects of turbulence on the feeding rate of a pelagic predator: The planktonic hydroid Clytia gracilis. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 333: 159-165.

 

Govindarajan, A.F., Halanych, K.M., Cunningham, C.W. 2005a. Mitochondrial evolution and phylogeography in the hydrozoan Obelia geniculata. Marine Biology 146: 213-222.

 

Govindarajan, A.F., Piraino, S., Gravili, C., Kubota, S. 2005b. Species identification of bivalve-inhabiting marine hydrozoans of the genus Eugymnanthea. Invertebrate Biology 124: 1-10.

 

Wonham, M.J., Walton, W.C., Ruiz, G.M., Frese, A.M., Galil, B.S. 2001. Going to the source: role of the invasion pathway in determining potential invaders. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 215: 1-12.

 

Whitlatch, R.B., Osman, R.W., Frese, A., Malatesta, R., Mitchell, P., Sedgwick, L. 1995. The ecology of two introduced marine ascidians and their effects on epifaunal organisms in Long Island Sound. Proceedings of the Northeast conference on non-indigenous aquatic nuisance species. Pp. 29-48.