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Yang N, Jin D, Govindarajan AF. Applying environmental DNA approaches to inform marine biodiversity conservation: the case of the Ocean Twilight Zone. Submitted


Govindarajan AF, Llopiz J, Caiger PE, Jech JM, Lavery AC, McMonagle H, Wiebe PH, Zhang WG. In Press. Assessing mesopelagic fish diversity and diel vertical migration with environmental DNA. Frontiers in Marine Science: Advances in Ocean Exploration.


Quigley L, Caiger P, Govindarajan A, McMonagle H, Jech M, Lavery A, Sosik H, Llopiz J. 2023. Otolith characterizations and integrative species identification of mesopelagic fishes from the western North Atlantic Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. Volume 10:


Praved HP, Neethu KV, Govindarajan AF, Aneesh BP, Jayachandran PR, Nandan SB. 2023. Introduction of the euryhaline epibenthic hydromedusa Vallentinia gabriellae Vannucci Mendes, 1948 (Hydrozoa: Limnomedusae) to Indian waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK. 103:E61. https://doi:10.1017/S002531542300053X


Kahn R, Lavery A, Govindarajan AF. 2023.  Broadband backscattering from scyphozoan jellyfish. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 153: 3075-3085.


Hayden E, Yoerger DR, Govindarajan A, Adams A, Bernstein J, Kawasumi L, Pardis W, Stanway MJ, Stover S. 2023. Mesobot operations from E/V Nautilus. Oceanography. In New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration: The Ocean Exploration Trust 2022 Field Season. D. Wagner, ed. Oceanography 36 (Supplement 2): 34-35.


Govindarajan AF, Adams A, Allan E, Herrera S, Lavery A, Llopiz J, McCartin L, Yoerger DR, Zhang W. 2023. Advances in environmental DNA technology for observing ocean twilight zone animal biodiversity. Oceanography. In Frontiers in Ocean Observing: Emerging Technologies for Understanding and Managing a Changing Ocean. E.S. Kappel, V. Cullen, M.J. Costello, L. Galgani, C. Gordó-Vilaseca, A. Govindarajan, S. Kouhi, C. Lavin, L. McCartin, J.D. Müller, B. Pirenne, T. Tanhua, Q. Zhao, and S. Zhao, eds, Oceanography 36(Supplement 1),


Kappel, E.S., M.J. Costello, L. Galgani, C. Gordó-Vilaseca, A. Govindarajan, S. Kouhi, C. Lavin, L. McCartin, J.D. Müller, B. Pirenne, T. Tanhua, Q. Zhao, and S. Zhao. 2023. Introduction to Frontiers in Ocean Observing. In Frontiers in Ocean Observing: Emerging Technologies for Understanding and Managing a Changing Ocean. E.S. Kappel, V. Cullen, M.J. Costello, L. Galgani, C. Gordó-Vilaseca, A. Govindarajan, S. Kouhi, C. Lavin, L. McCartin, J.D. Müller, B. Pirenne, T. Tanhua, Q. Zhao, and S. Zhao, eds, Oceanography 36(Supplement 1),


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.


Yoerger DR, Govindarajan AF, Adams A, Curran M, Frates E, Hayden EB, Kawasumi L, Marin F, Stanway MJ, Stover S. 2022. Midwater Exploration with Mesobot, Radiometry, and Environmental DNA. In New frontiers in ocean exploration: The Ocean Exploration Trust, NOAA Ocean Exploration, and Schmidt Ocean Institute 2021 field season. Wishnak, S., J. Flanders, E. Crum, and C. Wiener, eds. 2022, 35(1): 34-35.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. *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.


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.