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Susan Mills

Susan Wier Mills

Emeritus Research Scholar

Contact Information:
Work: 508-289-3435
Building: Redfield 1-20

Mailing Address:
266 Woods Hole Road, MS #34
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Interests

Larval dispersal and settlement in coastal and deep-sea environments; Larval invertebrate identification – our online guide to the identification of East Pacific Rise hydrothermal vent larvae is now live; Benthic community ecology; Deep-sea biology

Selected Publications

Mills, S. W., L. S. Mullineaux, S. E. Beaulieu and D. K. Adams 2013 Persistent effects of disturbance on larval patterns in the plankton after an eruption on the East Pacific Rise. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 491:67-76.

Mullineaux L.S., N. Le Bris, S.W.Mills, P. Henri, S.R. Bayer, R.G. Secrist and N. Siu 2012 Detecting the influence of initial pioneers on succession at deep-sea vents. PLoS ONE 7(12): e50015. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050015

Mullineaux, L.S., D.K. Adams, S.W. Mills and S.E. Beaulieu. 2010 Larvae from afar colonize deep-sea hydrothermal vents after a catastrophic eruption. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 107:7829–7834.

Adams, D.K., S.W. Mills, T.M. Shank & L.S. Mullineaux. 2010 Expanding dispersal studies at hydrothermal vents through species identification of cryptic larval forms. Mar. Biol. 157:1049-1062.


Linda Morse-Porteus Award 1999


Sc.B., Biology, Brown University, 1973