Erich Bartels

Title: Staff Scientist; Program Manager — Coral Reef Science and Monitoring Program

Phone: 305-745-2729

B.S. Biological Oceanography, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida


C.V. Palmer, E.S. McGinty, D.J. Cummings, S.M. Smith, E. Bartels, and L.D. Mydlarz (2011) Patterns of coral ecological immunology: variation in the responses of Caribbean corals to elevated temperature and a pathogen elicitor.  Journal of Experimental Biology 214:4240-4249

Lirman D, Schopmeyer S, Manzello D, Gramer LJ, Precht WF, Muller-Karger F, Banks K, Barnes B, Bartels E, Bourque A, Byrne J, Donahue S, Duquesnel J, Fisher L, Gilliam D, Hendee J, Johnson M, Maxwell K, McDevitt E, Monty J, Rueda D, Ruzicka R, Thanner S (2011) Severe 2010 Cold-Water Event Caused Unprecedented Mortality to Corals of the Florida Reef Tract and Reversed Previous Survivorship Patterns. PLoS ONE 6(8): e23047. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023047

Schopmeyer, S. A., Lirman, D., Bartels, E., Byrne, J., Gilliam, D. S., Hunt, J., Johnson, M. E., Larson, E. A., Maxwell, K., Nedimyer, K. and Walter, C. (2011), In Situ Coral Nurseries Serve as Genetic Repositories for Coral Reef Restoration after an Extreme Cold-Water Event. Restoration Ecology. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2011.00836.x

Johnson, M. E., C. Lustic, E. Bartels, I. B. Baums, D. S. Gilliam, L. Larson, D. Lirman, M. W. Miller, K. Nedimyer, S. Schopmeyer. (2011) Caribbean Acropora Restoration Guide: Best Practices for Propagation and Population Enhancement.  The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA.

Shank, G.C., R.G. Zepp, A. Vähätalo, R. Lee, E. Bartels (2010) Photobleaching   kinetics of chromophoric dissolved organic matter derived from mangrove leaf litter and floating Sargassum colonies.  Marine Chemistry 119:162–171.

Shank, G.C., R. Lee, A. Vähätalo, R.G. Zepp, E. Bartels (2010) Production of chromophoric dissolved organic matter from mangrove leaf litter and floating Sargassum colonies.  Marine Chemistry 119:172–181.

Cervino, J.M., F.L. Thompson, B. Gomez-Gil, E.A. Lorence, T.J. Goreau, R.L. Hayes, K.B. Winiarski-Cervino, G.W. Smith, K. Hughen, E. Bartels (2008) The Vibrio core group induces yellow band disease in Caribbean and Indo-Pacific reef-building corals.  Journal of Applied Microbiology.  105(5): 1658 – 1671.

Zepp, R.G., G.C. Shank, E. Stabenau, K.W. Patterson, M. Cyterski, W. Fisher, E. Bartels, S. Anderson (2008)  Spatial and temporal variability of solar ultraviolet exposure of coral assemblages in the Florida Keys: Importance of colored dissolved organic matter.  Limnology and Oceanography.  53(5): 1909-1922.

Stabenau, E., R.G. Zepp, E. Bartels, and R.G. Zika (2004)  Role of seagrass (Thalassia testudinum) as a source of chromophoric dissolved organic matter in coastal south Florida.  Marine Ecology Progress Series.  282:59-72.

Anderson, T.W., C.T. Bartels, M.A. Hixon, E. Bartels, M.H. Carr, and J.M. Shenker (2002)  Current velocity and catch efficiency in sampling settlement stage larvae of coral reef fishes.  Fisheries Bulletin.  100(3):404 413.

Department: Directorate of Marine Biology & Conservation

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