Jennifer Dijkstra

Research Assistant Professor
Office: Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping, Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, Durham, NH 03824
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  • Ph.D., Zoology/Animal Biology, University of New Hampshire
  • M.S., University of Bremen
  • B.A., University of New Brunswick

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 999: Doctoral Dissertation Research
  • ESCI 750/850: Biological Oceanography
  • ZOOL 750/850: Biological Oceanography

Selected Publications

Dijkstra, J. A., Mello, K., Sowers, D., Malik, M., Watling, L., & Mayer, L. A. (2021). Fine-scale mapping of deep-sea habitat-forming species densities reveals taxonomic specific environmental drivers. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY. doi:10.1111/geb.13285

Van Volkom, K. S., Harris, L. G., & Dijkstra, J. A. (2021). The influence of invasive ascidian diets on the growth of the sea star Henricia sanguinolenta. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 101(1), 151-157. doi:10.1017/s0025315420001228

Pierce, J. P., Rzhanov, Y., Lowell, K., & Dijkstra, J. A. (2020). Reducing Annotation Times: Semantic Segmentation of Coral Reef Survey Images. Global Oceans 2020: Singapore – U.S. Gulf Coast. doi:10.1109/ieeeconf38699.2020.9389163

Sowers, D., Dijkstra, J. A., Mello, K., Masetti, G., Malik, M., & Mayer, L. A. (2020). Application of the coastal and marine ecological classification standard to Gosnold Seamount, North Atlantic Ocean. In SEAFLOOR GEOMORPHOLOGY AS BENTHIC HABITAT: GEOHAB ATLAS OF SEAFLOOR GEOMORPHIC FEATURES AND BENTHIC HABITATS, 2ND EDITION (pp. 903-916). doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-814960-7.00056-7

Wilson, N., Parrish, C. E., Battista, T., Wright, C. W., Costa, B., Slocum, R. K., . . . Tyler, M. T. (2019). Mapping Seafloor Relative Reflectance and Assessing Coral Reef Morphology with EAARL-B Topobathymetric Lidar Waveforms. Estuaries and Coasts, 1-15. doi:10.1007/s12237-019-00652-9

Dijkstra, J. A., Harris, L. G., Mello, K., Litterer, A., Wells, C., & Ware, C. (2017). Invasive seaweeds transform habitat structure and increase biodiversity of associated species. JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, 105(6), 1668-1678. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12775

Dijkstra, J. A., Buckman, K. L., Ward, D., Evans, D. W., Dionne, M., & Chen, C. Y. (2013). Experimental and Natural Warming Elevates Mercury Concentrations in Estuarine Fish. PLOS ONE, 8(3). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058401

Dijkstra, J. A., Westerman, E. L., & Harris, L. G. (2011). The effects of climate change on species composition, succession and phenology: a case study. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY, 17(7), 2360-2369. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02371.x

Bullard, S. G., Lambert, G., Carman, M. R., Byrnes, J., Whitlatch, R. B., Ruiz, G., . . . Heinonen, K. (2007). The colonial ascidian Didemnum sp A: Current distribution, basic biology and potential threat to marine communities of the northeast and west coasts of North America. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, 342(1), 99-108. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.020

Dijkstra, J., Harris, L. G., & Westerman, E. (2007). Distribution and long-term temporal patterns of four invasive colonial ascidians in the Gulf of Maine. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, 342(1), 61-68. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.015

Most Cited Publications