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Selected Publications


• Chen, Chong; Li, Yunlong; Sun, Jin; Beaulieu, Stace E.; Mullineaux, Lauren S. (2024) Two new melanodrymiid snails from the East Pacific Rise indicate the potential role of inactive vents as evolutionary stepping-stones. Systematics and Biodiversity, 22(1): 2294014.

• Fleming BFM, Beaulieu SE, Mills SW, Gaggiotti OE, Mullineaux LS (2024) Ecological connectivity in Pacific deep-sea hydrothermal vent metacommunities. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 731: 267-278.


• Smith, Leslie M.; Cimoli, Laura; LaScala-Gruenewald, Diana; Pachiadaki, Maria; Beaulieu, Stace E.; et al. (2022) The Deep Ocean Observing Strategy: Addressing Global Challenges in the Deep Sea Through Collaboration. Marine Technology Society Journal, 56,


• Neeley, Aimee, Beaulieu, Stace E., Proctor, Chris, Cetinić, Ivona, Futrelle, Joe, Soto Ramos, Inia, Sosik, Heidi M., Devred, Emmanuel, Karp-Boss, Lee, Picheral, Marc, Poulton, Nicole, Roesler, Collin S., Shepherd, Adam, "Standards and practices for reporting plankton and other particle observations from images", 2021-07-26, DOI:10.1575/1912/27377,

• Dykman L.N., Beaulieu S.E., Mills S.W., Solow A.R., and Mullineaux L.M. (2021) Functional traits provide new insight into recovery and succession at deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Ecology

• Beaulieu, S., Mills S, Mullineaux L, Carrier T, Reitzel A (2021). Larvae collected near deep-sea hydrothermal vent fields for microbiome study. United States Geological Survey. Occurrence dataset accessed via

• Gries, C., S. Beaulieu, R.F. Brown, S. Elmendorf, H. Garritt, G. Gastil-Buhl, H. Hsieh, L. Kui, M. Martin, G. Maurer, A.T. Nguyen, J.H. Porter, A. Sapp, M. Servilla, and T.L. Whiteaker. 2021. Data Package Design for Special Cases ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative.

• Mullineaux L, Mills S, Beaulieu S (2021). Macrofauna collected on colonization surfaces at the East Pacific Rise 9 50 N hydrothermal vent field in 1998-2017. Version 1.1. United States Geological Survey. Sampling event dataset accessed via


• Mullineaux L. S., Mills S. W., Le Bris N., Beaulieu S. E., Sievert S. M. and Dykman L. N. (2020) Prolonged recovery time after eruptive disturbance of a deep-sea hydrothermal vent community. Proc. R. Soc. B.,

• Hoagland, P., Jin, D., and Beaulieu, S. (2020) A primer on the economics of natural capital and its relevance to deep-sea exploitation and conservation. Chapter 2 in Natural Capital and Exploitation of the Deep Ocean, Eds. Baker, M., Ramirez-Llodra, E., and Tyler, P., Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK

Beaulieu, Stace E; Szafrański, Kamil M (2020) InterRidge Global Database of Active Submarine Hydrothermal Vent Fields Version 3.4. PANGAEA, (temporary link

• Cunha, M., Genio, L., Pradillon, F., Henry, M.C., Beaulieu, S., Mills, S., et al. (2020) Foresight Workshop on Advances in Ocean Biological Observations: a sustained system for deep-ocean meroplankton. Research Ideas and Outcomes 6: e54284,


• Toner, M., Beaulieu, S., Mills, S. (2019). Macrofauna collected on colonization panels at Snail Vent Field on the Mariana Back-arc in 2014. Version 1.2. United States Geological Survey. Occurrence dataset accessed via

Muelbert, J.H., Beaulieu, S.E., Sosik, H.M., et al. (2019) ILTER - the International Long-Term Ecological Research network as a platform for global coastal and ocean observation. Front. Mar. Sci.,

Chapman ASA, Beaulieu SE, Mills SW, Mullineaux LM, Bates AE, et al. (2019) sFDvent: A global trait database for deep‐sea hydrothermal‐vent faunaGlobal Ecology and Biogeography, doi: 10.1111/geb.12975


Michel, A., Wankel, S., Beaulieu, S., et al. (2018) Biogeochemical Exploration of the Pescadero Basin Vents. Oceanography 31(1), Supplement, March 2018, 42-43,

Mullineaux, L.M., Metaxas, A., Beaulieu, S.E., et al. (2018) Exploring the Ecology of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents in a Metacommunity Framework. Front. Mar. Sci.,


Beaulieu S.E., Graedel, T.E., Hannington, M.D. (2017) Should we mine the deep seafloor? Earth’s Future, 5(7), 655-658, doi:10.1002/2017EF000605

Beaulieu SE, Fox PA, Di Stefano M, Maffei A, West P, Hare JA, Fogarty M (2017) Toward cyberinfrastructure to facilitate collaboration and reproducibility for marine Integrated Ecosystem Assessments. Earth Science Informatics, 10(1), 85-97, doi: 10.1007/s12145-016-0280-4

Ma X, Beaulieu SE, Fu L, Fox P, Di Stefano M, West P (2017) Documenting provenance for reproducible marine ecosystem assessment in open science. In: Diviacco P, Leadbetter A, Glaves HM (eds) Oceanographic and marine cross-domain data management for sustainable development. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 100-126, doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0700-0.ch005


Le Bris, N., S. Arnaud-Haond, S. Beaulieu, E. Cordes, A. Hilario, A. Rogers, S. van de Gaever, and H. Watanabe (2015) Chapter 45. Hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. First Global Integrated Marine Assessment, © United Nations, 18 pp.

Beaulieu, S.E., Emery, M., Brickley, A., Spargo, A., Patterson, K., Joyce, K., Silva, T., Madin, K., (2015) Using Digital Globes to Explore the Deep Sea and Advance Public Literacy in Earth System Science. Journal of Geoscience Education, 63, 332-343,

Beaulieu, S.E., Baker, E.T., and German, C.R. (2015) Where are the undiscovered hydrothermal vents on oceanic spreading ridges? Deep-Sea Research II, 121, 202-212, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.05.001.

Beaulieu, S.E., Sayre-McCord, R.T., Mills, S.W., Pradillon, F. & Watanabe, H. (2015). Swimming speeds of polychaete larvae collected near deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Marine Ecology, 36 (Suppl. 1), 133-143, DOI: 10.1111/maec.12207.



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