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Rochelle D. Seitz
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Recent Articles:

Seitz, R.D., R.N. Lipcius, M.S. Seebo. 2005. Food availability and growth of the blue crab in seagrass and unvegetated nurseries of Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 319: 57-68. (see article)

Seitz, R.D. 2005. Introduction to the proceedings of the 2003 Blue Crab Symposium: Genetics, ecology, and conservation of the blue crab. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 319: 1-2. (see article)

Lipcius, R.N., R.D. Seitz, M.S. Seebo and D. Colón-Carrión. 2005. Density, abundance and survival of the blue crab in seagrass and unstructured salt marsh nurseries of Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 319: 69-80.

Schreiber, S.J., R.N. Lipcius, R.D. Seitz, and W.C. Long. Dancing between the devil and the deep blue sea: the stabilizing effect of enemy-free sinks and victimless sinks. Accepted for publication Oikos (January 2005).

Seitz, R.D., L.S. Marshall, A.H. Hines, and K.L. Clark. 2003a. Effects of hypoxia on the Baltic clam (Macoma balthica) and predation by the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) in Chesapeake Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 257: 179-188.

Van Dover, C.L., P. Aharon, J.M. Bernhard, M. Doerries, W. Flickinger, W. Gilhooly, K. Knick, S. Macko, S. Rapoport, C. Ruppel, J. Salerno, R.D. Seitz, B.K. Sen Gupta, T. Shank, M. Turnipseed, R. Vrijenhoek, E. Watkins. 2003. Blake Ridge methane seeps: Characterization of a soft-sediment, chemosynthetically based ecosystem. Deep Sea Research I 50: 281-300.

Seitz, R.D., R.N. Lipcius, W.T. Stockhausen, K.A. Delano, M.S. Seebo, and P.D. Gerdes. 2003b. Potential bottom-up control of blue crab distribution at various spatial scales. Bulletin of Marine Science 72 (2): 471-490.

Lipcius, R.N., W.T. Stockhausen, R. D. Seitz, and P. Geer. 2003. Spatial dynamics of the blue crab spawning stock in a protected sanctuary-corridor in Chesapeake Bay. Bulletin of Marine Science 72 (2): 453-469.

Seitz, R.D., R.N. Lipcius, A.H. Hines, and D.B. Eggleston. 2001. Density-dependent predation, habitat type, and the persistence of marine bivalve prey. Ecology 82 (9): 2435-2451.

Seitz, R.D., and R.N. Lipcius. 2001. Variation in top-down and bottom-up control of marine bivalves at differing spatial scales. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 58: 689-699.

Seitz, R.D., R.N. Lipcius, W.T. Stockhausen, and M.M. Montane. 2001. Efficacy of blue crab spawning sanctuaries in Chesapeake Bay. Spatial Processes and Management of Marine Populations. Kruse, Bez, Booth, Dorn, Hills, Lipcius, Pelletier, Roy, Smith, and Witherell (Eds). University of Alaska Sea Grant, AK-SG-00-04, Fairbanks, pp. 607-626.

Lipcius, R.N., R.D. Seitz, W.J. Goldsborough, M.M. Montane, and W.T. Stockhausen. 2001. A marine dispersal corridor: deep-water migration pathway for adult female blue crabs in Chesapeake Bay. Spatial Processes and Management of Marine Populations. Kruse, Bez, Booth, Dorn, Hills, Lipcius, Pelletier, Roy, Smith, and Witherell (Eds). University of Alaska Sea Grant, AK-SG-00-04, Fairbanks, pp. 643-666.

Seitz, R.D. 1998. Incorporation of soft-sediment systems into models of marine benthic community regulation. Marine and Freshwater Research 49: 817-826.

Seitz, R.D., and L.C. Schaffner. 1995. Population dynamics and secondary production of the polychaete Loimia medusa (Savigny). Marine Biology 121: 701-711.

Libelo, E.L., W.G. MacIntyre, R.D. Seitz, and L.F. Libelo. 1994. Cycling of water through the sediment-water interface by passive ventilation of relict biological structures. Marine Geology 120: 1-12.

Click here to view Seitz and Lipcius 2001.



Staff
Katie Knick



Students
Chris Long
VIMS, Biological Sciences
Dissertation topic: Hypoxia and Macoma balthica: ecological effects on a key infaunal benthic species

Bryce Brylawski
VIMS, Biological Sciences
Dissertation topic: The implications of Macoma balthica growth and trophic interactions on enhancement of Callinectes sapidus stocks
Melissa Barger
VIMS Governor's School Intern
Summer 2000
Density-dependent predation and survival of Macoma balthica
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