Tom Suchanek

Biography

Trained as a coastal marine ecologist, Tom Suchanek is currently a Scientist Emeritus with the USGS Western Ecological Research Center (WERC:http://www.werc.usgs.gov/), having recently completed a climate change impacts project as Climate Change Science Coordinator for the USGS Southwest Climate Science Center based in Tucson, AZ. In January 2014 he retired from his position as Research Manager, Lead Scientist and Climate Change Science Coordinator with WERC. Until 2014 he also served on the Action Coordination Team of the West Coast Governor’s Council on Ocean Health which is addressing, among other issues, climate change impacts to coastal and estuarine ecosystems on the west coast. Tom spent 20 years as a Research Ecologist and Lecturer at the University of California @ Davis where he also served as the Western Regional Director of the Department of Energy’s National Institute for Global Environmental Change (NIGEC) for eight years from 1994-2001. While at the University of California @ Davis, the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Marine Lab and the West Indies Lab (St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands), he taught several environmental courses including: Principles of Ecology, Quantitative Field Ecology, Biological Oceanography, Marine Biology, Marine Invertebrate Zoology, Natural History of Marine Invertebrates, Ecology of Coral Reef Communities, Biology of Tropical Marine Invertebrates, Tropical Field Ecology, and Conflicts Over Ocean Resource Use. Tom maintains Research Associate appointments at UC Davis with both the Bodega Marine Laboratory and the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology.  He has produced over 150 publications, including peer reviewed journal articles, reports and a book. Some selected publications are provided below.

RESEARCH FOCUS AREAS: 

  • Climate Change:
    Tom Suchanek is currently Scientist Emeritus with the USGS Western Ecological Research Center (WERC) in Sacramento, CA and recently retired from the position of Climate Science Coordinator for the USGS Southwest Climate Science Center based in Tucson, AZ. Tom has been actively engaged in developing research opportunities for WERC scientists in the areas of climate change impacts, conservation and adaptive natural resource management. He has also been the USGS liaison to the US Fish & Wildlife Service led California Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CA-LCC) program, which is co-located with WERC at the California State University campus in Sacramento. Formerly, Tom served as the Western Regional Director of the Department of Energy’s National Institute for Global Environmental Change (NIGEC) for eight years from 1994-2001. Tom is currently a member of the Climate Voices Science Speakers Network, providing speakers for public lectures on climate change topics at - http://www.climatevoices.org/. One of his previous Climate Science presentations from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife's Climate College Lecture Series can be found at the following URL: (you may need to wait 10-15 sec for the video to start):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1Hy_Ibxjew&feature=youtu.be OR, a different one from the USGS Menlo Park Monthly Public Science Lecture Serieshttp://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/2012/mar12.html A more recent Climate Science presentation can be found at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB3rK2MWFSg
  • Coastal Marine Ecology:
    As a marine ecologist, Tom has research experience in boreal, temperate and tropical marine ecosystems. During the 1970s, he was the first to describe the diverse (300+ species) community of organisms associated with structurally complex beds of the mussel Mytilus californianus along the outer coast of Washington state. He also conducted studies of disturbance processes in intertidal mussel beds in Southeast Alaska during the 1970s and similar processes in Pyura tunicate beds along the coast of Chile in the mid 1980s.
  • Coral Reef Ecology:
    While resident at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s West Indies Laboratory in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (1979-1982), Tom conducted research on coral reef ecology, evaluating competitive relationships between benthic reef species such as sponges, corals, corallimorphs and zoanthids. To accomplish this he led teams on three extended missions utilizing saturation SCUBA diving operating out of the underwater research facility HYDROLAB in St. Croix. In the early 1980s, he also analyzed the effects of burrowing callianassid and upogebiid shrimp on sediment transport and seagrass bed communities and the influence of similar burrowing shrimp on redistributing radionuclides resulting from the US government’s atom and hydrogen bomb testing program at Enewetak Atoll in Micronesia conducted during the 1950s. As a follow-up to those studies, he conducted three Earthwatch expeditions along the coast of Papua New Guinea in 1985, leading teams of 18 divers to better understand the influence of bioturbation by callianassid and upogebiid shrimp on local coral reef lagoon habitats and communities. During those studies, he also discovered and described a new species of callianassid shrimp, Glypturus motupore (see Poore et al., 1988). 
  • Deep Sea Research:
    In the 1980s, Tom also conducted deep-sea studies in the Caribbean using the manned submersible ALVIN evaluating the diets of sea urchins at 4,000 m depth that derived their nutritional sources and requirements from shallow tropical lagoons. As a part of a team of biologists and geologists, he also described the geology and biological zonation of the reef slope community at Enewetak Atoll in Micronesia to 360 m depth using the University of Hawaii's manned submersible MAKALI’I.
  • Environmental Contaminants:
    In the 1970s Tom evaluated the impacts of thermal pollution from the Long Island Lighting Company’s LILCO Power Generating Facility on plankton populations in Long Island Sound. And for several years, he documented the impacts of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill on shoreline intertidal and subtidal communities along the Shelikof Strait and Alaska Peninsula in the “Farfield region” outside of Prince William Sound. In addition to the studies on shrimp bioturbation remobilizing radionuclides at Enewetak Atoll (see above), he also analyzed radionuclide concentrations in fishes collected from the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Dump Site (30 miles off the California coast from the Golden Gate Bridge) that were destined for seafood markets in the San Francisco Bay region. During the 1990s and 2000s he also led a 15-yr multi- and inter-disciplinary study to analyze mercury cycling and bioaccumulation in Clear Lake, California, the site of the abandoned Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine Superfund Site along the shoreline of the lake.

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. - Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle (1978)

M.A. - Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York, Stony Brook (1972)

B.S. - Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs (1969)

 

CAREER POSITIONS:

Present Positions:

• Scientist Emeritus: USGS–Western Ecological Research Center, Sacramento, CA (2014-present)

• Research Ecologist/Associate: Dept. of Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biol., U.C. Davis, Davis, CA (1999-present)

• Research Associate:  Bodega Marine Laboratory, Bodega Bay, CA (1983-present)

 

Previous Positions:

Lead Scientist, Research Manager and Climate Change Coordinator: USGS–Western Ecological Research Center, Sacramento, CA (2008-2014)

Climate Change Science Coordinator: USGS–Southwest Climate Science Center - Tucson, AZ (2013-2014)

Research ManagerU.S. Geological Survey – Western Ecological Research Center, Sacramento, CA (2004-2008)

Director: Environmental Contaminants Division: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Sacramento, CA (2002-2004)

Deputy Director: Envt’l Contaminants Division: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Sacramento, CA (2001-2002)

Chief: Natural Resources Damage Assessment Branch:  US Fish & Wildlife Service - Sacramento, CA (2001-2004)

Director: U.C. Davis - Clear Lake Environmental Research Center, Lakeport, CA (1997-2001)

Research Ecologist: Dept of Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology, and the Bodega Marine Laboratory, Univ of California, Davis (1998-2001)

Research Ecologist: Dept of Envt’l Science and Policy, and the Bodega Marine Laboratory,

University of California, Davis (1996 to 1998)

Director: WESTGECWestern Regional Center - National Institute for Global Environmental Change:

       A U.S. Department of Energy sponsored program: [at UC Davis]  (1994 to 2001)

Associate Research Ecologist: Division of Envt’l Studies, University of California, Davis (1990-1996)

Assistant Research Ecologist: Division of Envt’l Studies, University of California, Davis (1986-1990)

Visiting Lecturer:  Division of Natural Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz - @ the Bodega Marine Laboratory (1986)

President and CEO: Tropical Marine Expedition Society (1986-1989)

Visiting Asst Professor:  Friday Harbor Laboratories, Univ of Washington, Friday Harbor, WA  (1983)

Visiting Lecturer:  Division of Envt’l Studies, University of California, Davis, CA (1983-1992)

Acting Assistant Professor:  Department of Zoology, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA  (1982, 1984, 1988, 1989)

Visiting Assistant Professor:  West Indies Laboratory, Fairleigh Dickinson University, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.  (1980-1981)

Post-Doctoral Research Associate and Instructor:  West Indies Laboratory, Fairleigh Dickinson University, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.  (1979-1980)

 

PUBICATIONS:

68 - Reviewed or Solicited

88 – Reports & Abstracts (more limited distribution)

1 -   Book

 

CONTACT: 

tsuchanek@usgs.gov

916-812-7025

 

PUBLICATIONS

Lafferty, Kevin D. and Thomas H. Suchanek 2016. Revisiting Paine’s 1966 Sea Star Removal Experiment, the Most-Cited Empirical Article in the American Naturalist. The American Naturalist 188(4):365-378.

Pfister, Catherine A., Kaustuv Roy, J. Timothy Wootton, Sophie J. McCoy, Robert T. Paine, Thomas H. Suchanek and Eric Sanford 2016. Historical baselines and the future of shell calcification for a foundation species in a changing ocean. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Vol. 283, Issue 1832, Pg: 2016.0392. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.0392

Ackerman, J.T., C.A. Eagles-Smith, G.H. Heinz, S.E. De La Cruz, J.Y. Takekawa, A.K. Miles, T.L. Adelsbach, M.P. Herzog, J.D. Bluso-Demers, S.A. Demers, G. Herring, D.J. Hoffman, C.A. Hartman, J.J. Willacker, T.H. Suchanek, S.E. Schwarzbach, and T.C. Maurer. 2014, Mercury in birds of San Francisco Bay-Delta, California —Trophic pathways, bioaccumulation, and ecotoxicological risk to avian reproduction. [Link]

Duncan, B.E., K.D. Higgason, T.H. Suchanek, J. Largier, J. Stachowicz, S. Allen, S. Bograd, R. Breen, H. Gellerman, T. Hill, J. Jahncke, R. Johnson, S. Lonhart, S. Morgan, J. Roletto, F. Wilkerson. 2013.Ocean Climate Indicators: A Monitoring Inventory and Plan for Tracking Climate Change in the North-central California Coast and Ocean Region. Report of a Working Group of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. 74pp. [Link]

Suchanek, T. 2012. The Palmyra Atoll Research Consortium. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3002, 4 p. [Link]

Suchanek, T.H., R.L. Hothem, J.J. Rytuba and J.L. Yee. 2010. Mercury Assessment and Monitoring Protocol for the Bear Creek Watershed, Colusa County, California. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5018, vi, 34 p. [Link]

Suchanek, T.H., J. Cooke, K. Keller, S. Jorgensen, P.J. Richerson, C.A. Eagles-Smith, E.J. Harner and D.P. Adam. 2009. A mass balance mercury budget for a mine-dominated lake: Clear Lake, California. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 196(1):51-73. [Link]

Osleger, D.A., R.A. Zierenberg, T.H. Suchanek, J.S. Stoner, S. Morgan and D. Adam 2008. Clear Lake sediments: anthropogenic changes in physical sedimentology and magnetic response. Ecological Applications 18(8) Supplement: A239-A256. [Download File]

Anderson, D.W., T.H. Suchanek, C.A. Eagles-Smith and T.M. Cahill, Jr. 2008. Mercury residues and productivity in osprey and grebes from a mine-dominated ecosystem: Clear Lake, California. Ecological Applications 18(8) Supplement: A227-A238. [Download File]

Suchanek, T.H., P.J. Richerson, R.A. Zierenberg, D.G. Slotton and L.H. Mullen 2008. Vertical stability of mercury in historic and pre-historic sediments from Clear Lake, California. Ecological Applications18(8) Supplement: A284-A296. [Download File]

Richerson, P.J., T.H. Suchanek, R.A. Zierenberg, D.A. Osleger, A.C. Heyvaert, D.G. Slotton, C.E. Eagles-Smith and C.E. Vaughn 2008. Anthropogenic stressors and changes in the Clear Lake aquatic ecosystem as recorded in sediment cores. Ecological Applications 18(8) Supplement: A257-A283. [Download File]

Eagles-Smith, C.A., T.H. Suchanek, A.E. Colwell, N.L. Anderson and P.B. Moyle 2008. Changes in fish diets and mercury bioaccumulation in Clear Lake, California: effects of an invasive planktivorous fish. Ecological Applications 18(8) Supplement: A213-A226. [‘Best Publication Award’ from the University of California Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program] [Download File]

Eagles-Smith, C.A., T.H. Suchanek, A.E. Colwell, N.L. Anderson. 2008. Mercury trophic transfer in a eutrophic lake: the importance of habitat-specific foraging. Ecological Applications 18(8) Supplement:A196-A212. [Download File]

Suchanek, T.H., C.A. Eagles-Smith, E.J. Harner, D.G. Slotton, A.E. Colwell, N.L. Anderson, L.J. Mullen, J.R. Flanders, D.P. Adam and K.J. McElroy 2008. Spatio-temporal trends of mercury in fish from a mine-dominated ecosystem at Clear Lake, California: individual, species and population level trends. Ecological Applications 18(8) Supplement: A177-A195. [Download File]

Suchanek, T.H., C.A. Eagles-Smith, D.G. Slotton, E.J. Harner, D.P. Adam, A.E. Colwell, N.L. Anderson and D.L. Woodward 2008. Mine-derived mercury: effects on lower trophic species in Clear Lake, California. Ecological Applications 18(8) Supplement: A158-A176. [Download File]

Suchanek, T.H., C.A. Eagles-Smith, D.G. Slotton, E.J. Harner, and D.P. Adam 2008. Mercury in the abiotic matrices of Clear Lake, California: human health and ecotoxicological implications. Ecological Applications 18(8) Supplement: A128-A157. [Download File]

Suchanek, T.H., C.A. Eagles-Smith and E.J. Harner 2008. Is Clear Lake methyl mercury distribution decoupled from bulk mercury loading? Implications for TMDL implementation and lake management. Ecological Applications 18(8) Supplement: A107-A127. [Download File]

Suchanek, T.H., P.J. Richerson, R.A. Zierenberg, C.A. Eagles-Smith, D.G. Slotton, E.J. Harner, D.A. Osleger, D.W. Anderson, J.J. Cech, Jr., S.G. Schladow, A.E. Colwell, J.F. Mount, P.S. King, D.P. Adam and K.J. McElroy 2008. The legacy of mercury cycling from mining sources in an aquatic ecosystem: from ore to organism. Ecological Applications 18(8) Supplement: A12-A28. [Download File]

Wiener, J.G. and T.H. Suchanek 2008. The basis for ecotoxicological concern in aquatic ecosystems contaminated by historical mercury mining. Ecological Applications 18(8) Supplement: A3-A11.[Download File]

Suchanek, T.H. 2008. Mercury cycling and bioaccumulation in a mine-dominated aquatic ecosystem: Clear Lake, California. Ecological Applications 18(8) Supplement: A1-A2. [Download File]

Ackerman, J.T., C. A. Eagles-Smith, J.Y. Takekawa, S.A. Demers, T.L. Adelsbach, J.D. Bluso, A.K. Miles, N. Warnock, T.H. Suchanek and S.E. Schwarzbach 2007. Mercury concentrations and space use of pre-breeding American avocets and black-necked stilts in San Francisco Bay. Science of the Total Environment 384:452-466. [Link]

Paw U, K.T., M. Falk, T.H. Suchanek, S.L. Ustin, J. Chen, Y.S. Park, W.E. Winner, S.C. Thomas, T.C. Hsiao, R.H. Shaw, T.S. King, R.D. Pyles, M. Schroeder and A.A. Matista. 2004. Carbon dioxide exchange between an old-growth forest and the atmosphere. Ecosystems 7(5):513-524.

Suchanek, T.H., H.A. Mooney, J.F. Franklin, H. Gucinski and S.L. Ustin 2004. Carbon dynamics of an old-growth forest. Ecosystems 7(5):421-426.

Chen, J., K.T. Paw U, S.L. Ustin, T.H. Suchanek, B.J. Bond, K.D. Brosofske and M. Falk 2004. Net ecosystem exchanges of carbon, water, and energy in young and old-growth Douglas-fir forests. Ecosystems 7(5):534-544.

Domagalski, J.L., C.N. Alpers, D.G. Slotton, T.H. Suchanek and S.M. Ayers 2004. Mercury and methylmercury concentrations and loads in the Cache Creek watershed, California. Science of the Total Environment 327:215-237. [Link]

Suchanek, T.H., D.G. Slotton, D.C. Nelson, S.M. Ayers, C. Asher, R. Weyand, A. Liston and C. Eagles-Smith 2004. Mercury loading and source bioavailability from the Upper Cache Creek Mining Districts. Component 5A of the multi-institutional Directed Action research project: Assessment of Ecological and Human Health Impacts of Mercury in the San Fancisco Ba-Delta Watershed. Final Report to CALFED, 72pp.

Slotton, D.G., S.M. Ayers, T.H. Suchanek, R.D. Weyland, A.M. Liston 2004. Mercury bioaccumulation and trophic transfer in the Cache Creek watershed of California, in relation to diverse aqueous mercury exposure conditions. Final Report. January 25, 2004. Task 5B – CALFED Bay-Delta Program Project, Assessment of Ecological and Human Health Impacts of Mercury in the San Fancisco Ba-Delta Watershed. Final Report to CALFED.

Suchanek, T.H., P.J. Richerson, D.C. Nelson, C.A. Eagles-Smith, D.W. Anderson, J.J. Cech, Jr., G. Schladow, R. Zierenberg, J.F. Mount, S.C. McHatton, D.G. Slotton, L.B. Webber, A.L. Bern and B.J. Swisher 2003. Evaluating and managing a multiply stressed ecosystem at Clear Lake, California: A holistic ecosystem approach, p. 1239-1271, In: D.J. Rapport, W.L. Lasley, D.E. Rolston, N.O. Nielsen, C.O. Qualset, and A.B. Damania (Eds.) Managing for Healthy Ecosystems, Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, Florida USA.

Chen, J., M. Falk, E. Euskirchen, K.T. Paw U, T.H. Suchanek, S.L. Ustin, B.J. Bond, K.D. Brosofske, N. Phillips and R. Bi 2002. Biophysical controls of carbon flows in three successional Douglas-fir stands based upon eddy-covariance measurements. Tree Physiology 22:169-177.

Suchanek, T.H. 2001. Methylmercury production in wetlands draining to Rodman Slough and in shoreline areas of the Upper Arm of Clear Lake. Clear Lake Environmental Research Center Mercury Studies Data Report, SRWCB Contract 0-059-150-0, Task 5, University of California, Davis Clear Lake Environmental Research Center. Prepared for the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Suchanek, T.H., P.J. Richerson, J.R. Flanders, D.C. Nelson, L.H. Mullen, L.L. Brister and J.C. Becker 2000. Monitoring inter-annual variability reveals sources of mercury contamination in Clear Lake, California. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 64(1):299-310. [Link]

Richerson, P.J., T.H. Suchanek, J.C. Becker, A.C. Heyvaert, D.G. Slotton, J.G. Kim, X. Li, L.M. Meillier, D.C. Nelson and C.E. Vaughn 2000. The history of human impacts in the Clear Lake watershed (California) as deduced from lake sediment cores. pp. 119-145, In: K.M. Scow, G.E. Fogg, D.E. Hinton and M.L. Johnson (Eds.), Integrated Assessment of Ecosystem Health, Lewis Publishers, Washington, D.C., 358pp.

Suchanek, T.H., B.A. Lamphere, L.H. Mullen, C.E. Woodmansee, P.J. Richerson, D.G. Slotton, L.A. Woodward and E.J. Harner 2000. Mercury in lower trophic levels of the Clear Lake aquatic ecosystem, California. pp. 249-268, In: K.M. Scow, G.E. Fogg, D.E. Hinton and M.L. Johnson (Eds.), Integrated Assessment of Ecosystem Health. Ann Arbor Press, Chelsea, MI. 358pp.

Slotton, D.G., T.H. Suchanek and S.M. Ayers 2000. Delta wetlands restoration and the mercury question: Year 2 findings of the CALFED UC Davis Delta Mercury Study. Interagency Ecological Program for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary – IEP Newsletter 13(4):34-44

Suchanek, T.H., D.C. Nelson, R. Zierenberg, A.L. Bern, W. Shipp, P. King and K. McElroy 2000. Influence of acid mine drainage from the abandoned Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine on methyl mercury production in Clear Lake (CA). pp. 218-224, In: Proceedings: Assessing and Managing Mercury from Historic and Current Mining Activities. A Symposium sponsored by the USEPA Office of Research and Development, November 28-30, 2000, San Francisco.

McFarland, W., C. Wahl, T.H. Suchanek and F. McAlary 1999. The Behavior of Animals Around Twilight with Emphasis on Coral Reef Communities. pp. 583-628, In: S. Archer and E. Loew (Eds.), Adaptive Mechanisms in the Ecology of Vision. Chapman and Hall, London. 668 pp.

Suchanek, T.H., D.G. Slotton, B.S. Johnson, S. Ayers and D.C. Nelson 1999. Effects of wetlands restoration on the production of methyl mercury in the San Francisco Bay-Delta system: Preliminary results. Interagency Ecological Program for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary – IEP Newsletter 12(3):19-24.

Suchanek, T.H., L.H. Mullen, B.A. Lamphere, P.J. Richerson, C.E. Woodmansee, D.G. Slotton, E.J. Harner and L.A. Woodward 1998. Redistribution of mercury from contaminated lake sediments of Clear Lake, California. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 104(1/2):77-102 [Link]

Suchanek, T.H., O.G. Raabe and M.C. Lagunas-Solar 1998. Radionuclides from the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Dump Site, California: Response to J. Cohen and C. Smith. Health Physics 74(1):118

Suchanek, T.H. 1998. What’s Up At Wind River? Integrated Ecosystem Studies at the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility. WHAT’s UP?: The Newsletter of the International Canopy Network – ICAN.4(2):1-4

Suchanek, T.H., D.C. Nelson, P.J. Richerson and D.G. Slotton 1998. Methyl mercury production at Clear Lake is decoupled from bulk inorganic mercury loading: biotic contamination is lower than expected. Proceedings: Second Annual Clear Lake Science and Management Symposium, Oct 24, 1998; p. 95-103.

Suchanek, T.H., J.B. Geller, B.R. Kreiser, and J.B. Mitton 1997. Zoogeographic distributions of the sibling species Mytilus galloprovincialis and M. trossulus (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) and their hybrids in the North Pacific. Biological Bulletin 193:187-194 [Link]

Suchanek, T.H., M.C. Lagunas-Solar and O.G. Raabe 1997. Radionuclides from the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Dump Site, California: Response to S. Rosenblum et al. Health Physics 72(6):936-938

Suchanek, T.H. 1997. Waste drums dumped at the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Dump Site, California: Response to H. Simens. Health Physics 72(1):152-153

Suchanek, T.H., L.H. Mullen, P.J. Richerson, D.G. Slotton, D.C. Nelson, E.E. Mack, J.C. Becker, L.L. Brister, A.E. Maxson, M.L. Shaver and L.M. Meillier 1997. The biogeochemistry of mercury contamination from the Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine at Clear Lake, California: A mining legacy. Proceedings of the First Annual Clear Lake Science and Management Symposium, Sept 13, 1997. 6pp

Anderson, D.W., P.J. Richerson, T.H. Suchanek, R.A. Elbert, D.G. Slotton and S.M. Newman 1997. Organochlorine pesticide residues in Clear Lake wildlife three decades after cessation of pesticide use. Proceedings of the First Annual Clear Lake Science and Management Symposium, Sept 13, 1997. 6pp

Gilmartin, E.J., T.H. Suchanek and P.J. Richerson 1997. Multiple stress in a freshwater system: copper's impacts on methyl mercury toxicity and accumulation in zooplankton. Proceedings of the First Annual Clear Lake Science and Management Symposium, Sept 13, 1997. 5pp

Suchanek, T.H., P.J. Richerson, L.J. Mullen, L.L. Brister, J.C. Becker, A. Maxson, and D.G. Slotton 1997. The role of the Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine site (and associated hydrogeological processes) in the dynamics of mercury transport and bioaccumulation within the Clear Lake aquatic ecosystem. A report prepared for the USEPA, Region IX Superfund Program. 245pp, plus 9 Appendices and 2 Attachments.

Suchanek, T.H., M.C. Lagunas-Solar, O.G. Raabe, R.C. Helm, F. Gielow, N. Peek and O. Carvacho 1996. Radionuclides in fishes and mussels from the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Dump Site, California. Health Physics 71(2):167-178

Suchanek, T.H., P.J. Richerson, L.J. Holts, B.A. Lamphere, C.E. Woodmansee, D.G. Slotton, E.J. Harner and L.A. Woodward 1995. Impacts of mercury on benthic invertebrate populations and communities within the aquatic ecosystem of Clear Lake, California. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 80:951-960 [Link]

Gilfillan, E.S., T.H. Suchanek, P.D. Boehm, E.J. Harner, D.S. Page and N.A. Sloan 1995. Shoreline impacts in the Gulf of Alaska region following the Exxon Valdez oil spill. p 444-484, In: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Fate and Effects in Alaskan Waters. ASTM Publication on Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment.

Suchanek, T.H. 1994. Book Review of E.A. Laws, AQUATIC POLLUTION: AN INTRODUCTORY TEXT. Journal of Environmental Quality 23(5): 1120

Suchanek, T.H. 1994. Temperate coastal marine communities: biodiversity and threats. American Zoologist 34(1):100-114 [Link]

Richerson, P.J., T.H. Suchanek and S.J. Why 1994. The causes and control of algal blooms in Clear Lake. Clean Lakes Diagnostic/Feasibility Study for Clear Lake, California. Final Report to Lake County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, CA State Water Resources Control Board and USEPA. ca. 200pp.

Suchanek, T.H. 1993. Oil impacts on invertebrate populations and communities. American Zoologist 33(6): 510-523 [Link]

Suchanek, T.H., P.J. Richerson, L.A. Woodward, D.G. Slotton, L.J. Holts and C.E.E. Woodmansee 1993. Ecological Assessment of the Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine Superfund Site, Clear Lake, California: A survey and Evaluation of Mercury In: Sediment, Water, Plankton, Periphyton, Benthic Invertebrates and Fishes Within the Aquatic Ecosystem of Clear Lake, California. Phase 1- Preliminary Lake Study Report. Prepared for EPA-Region IX, Superfund Program. 113 pp., plus 2 attachments.

Suchanek, T.H. & M.C. Lagunas-Solar 1993. Radionuclide burdens in commercial deep-sea fishes and intertidal mussels from the vicinity of the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Dump Site, California. Proceedings of the Conference: "Radioactivity and Environmental Security in the Oceans", Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, June 7-9, 1993. 15pp.

Suchanek, T.H. 1992. Extreme biodiversity in the marine environment: mussel bed communities of Mytilus californianus. Northwest Environmental Journal 8:150-152

Seed, R. & T.H. Suchanek 1992. Population and Community Ecology of Mytilus. In: E. M. Gosling (Ed.), The Mussel Mytilus. Elsevier Science Publishers, B.V., Amsterdam, pp.87-169

Suchanek, T.H., J.T. Cushman, P.L. Mason, S.E. Graham, P.A. Tomich and F.M. Coleman 1992. Evaluation of Oil Tanker Traffic and Potential Tanker Exclusion Zones Along the California Coast. Report to U.S. Coast Guard for Congressional Committee Evaluating U.S. Tanker Exclusion Zones. 306pp

Griffis, R.B. & T.H. Suchanek 1991. A model of burrow architecture and trophic modes in Thalassinidean shrimp (Decapoda: Thalassinidea). Marine Ecology Progress Series 79:171-183 [Link]

Suchanek, T.H. & M.C. Lagunas-Solar 1991. Bioaccumulation of long-lived radionuclides by marine organisms from the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Dump Site. Final Report (Sept. 30, 1991). U.C. Davis/Crocker Nuclear Laboratory Report 92/101, 118pp + Appendices

Suchanek, T.H. - June 20, 1990. Further analysis of radionuclide data from the Farallon Islands Dump Site. Report to the Scientific Advisory Committee on the Ocean Disposal of Radioactive Waste. 2pp.

Suchanek, T.H. 1989. A Guide To The Identification of the Common Corals of St. Croix, pp. 197-213, In: D.K. Hubbard (Ed.) Terrestrial and Marine Geology of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Special Publication No. 8, West Indies Laboratory, Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Poore, G.C.B. & T.H. Suchanek 1988. Glypturus motupore, a new callianassid shrimp (Crustacea: Decapoda) from Papua New Guinea with notes on its ecology. Records of the Australian Museum40(3&4):197-204

Harvell, C.D. & T.H. Suchanek 1987. Foraging behavior of Cyphoma gibbosum: partial predation on tropical gorgonians. Marine Ecology Progress Series 38(1):37-44

Leigh, E.G., R.T. Paine, J.F. Quinn & T.H. Suchanek 1987. Wave energy and intertidal productivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 84:1314-1318 [Link]

Suchanek, T.H. & R.C. Helm 1987. Studies on concentrations of long-lived radionuclides in fishes and mussels from the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Dump Site. Report to NOAA - National Marine Sanctuary Program - Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. August 31, 1987.

Suchanek, T.H. 1987. Potential bioaccumulation of long-lived radionuclides by marine organisms in the vicinity of the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Dump Site. In: Current Research Topics in the Marine Environment. Proc: NOAA/NPS Symposium on Marine Research in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary , pp. 20-32

Suchanek, T.H., P.L. Colin, G.M. McMurtry & C.S. Suchanek 1986. Bioturbation and redistribution of sediment radionuclides in Enewetak Atoll lagoon by callianassid shrimp: biological aspects. Bulletin of Marine Science 38(1):144-154 [Link]

McMurtry, G.M., R.C. Schneider, P.L. Colin, R.W. Buddemeier & T.H. Suchanek 1986. Vertical distribution of fallout radionuclides in Enewetak lagoon sediments: effects of burial and bioturbation on the radionuclide inventory. Bulletin of Marine Science 38(1):35-55 [Link]

Suchanek, T.H. & P.L. Colin 1986. Rates and effects of bioturbation by invertebrates and fishes at Enewetak and Bikini Atolls. Bulletin of Marine Science 38(1):25-34 [Link]

Colin, P.L., T.H. Suchanek & G.M. McMurtry 1986. Water pumping and particulate resuspension by callianassids (Crustacea; Thalassinidea) at Enewetak and Bikini Atolls, Marshall Islands. Bulletin of Marine Science 38(1):19-24 [Link]

Colin, P.L. D.M. Devaney, L. Hillis-Colinvaux, T.H. Suchanek & J.T. Harrison III 1986. Geology and biological zonation of the reef slope, 50-360m depth, at Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands. Bulletin of Marine Science 38(1):111-128 [Link]

Suchanek, T.H. 1985. Thalassinid shrimp burrows: ecological significance of species-specific architecture. Proc: Fifth International Coral Reef Congress, Papeete, Tahiti (1985) 5:205-210

McMurtry, G.M., R.C. Schneider, P.L. Colin, R.W. Buddemeier & T.H. Suchanek 1985. Redistribution of fallout radionuclides in Enewetak lagoon sediments by bioturbation. Nature 313:674-677 [Link]

Suchanek, T.H. 1985. Mussels and their role in structuring rocky shore communities. Chapter VI., p. 70-96, In: ECOLOGY OF ROCKY COASTS, P.G. Moore & R. Seed (eds.), Hodder & Stoughton Educational Press, Kent 467pp

Suchanek, T.H., S.L. Williams, J.C. Ogden, D.K. Hubbard & I.P. Gill 1985. Utilization of shallow-water seagrass detritus by Caribbean deep-sea macrofauna: del 13C evidence. Deep-Sea Research32(2A):201-214

Witman, J.D., & T.H. Suchanek 1984. Mussels in flow: drag and dislodgement by epizoans. Marine Ecology Progress Series 16:259-268

James Cribb, Jacques Yves Cousteau & Thomas H. Suchanek 1984. MARINE LIFE OF THE CARIBBEAN. Skyline Press, Toronto, 92pp.

McMurtry, G.M., T.H. Suchanek & P.L. Colin 1984. Studies on the natural distribution of Alpha and Beta emitting nuclides in seawater particulates and deep-sea sediments. Final Report to: USDOE, Office of Health and Environmental Research, Ecological Research Division, under contract No. DE-AT03-81EV10699

Suchanek, T.H. 1983. Control of seagrass communities and sediment distribution by Callianassa (Crustacea, Thalassinidea) bioturbation. Journal of Marine Research 41(2):281-298 [Link]

Suchanek, T.H., R.C. Carpenter, J.D. Witman & C.D. Harvell 1983. Sponges as important space competitors in deep Caribbean coral reef communities. pp. 55-60, In: THE ECOLOGY OF DEEP AND SHALLOW CORAL REEFS, M.L. Reaka (ed.), Symposia Series for Undersea Research, Vol. I., Office of Undersea Research, NOAA, Rockville, Md.

Paine, R.T. & T.H. Suchanek 1983. Convergence of ecological processes between independently evolved competitive dominants: a tunicate-mussel comparison. Evolution 37(4):821-831 [Link]

Hubbard, D.K., T.H. Suchanek, I.P. Gill, J.R. Westerfield, J. Bayes, J.C. Ogden & S.W. Cowper 1982. Preliminary studies of shallow-water detritus in the deep-sea basin north of St. Croix, U.S.V.I. Proc: Fourth International Coral Reef Congress, Manila, Philippines (1981) I:383-387

Suchanek, T.H. & D.L. Green 1982. Interspecific competition between Palythoa caribaeorum and other sessile invertebrates on St. Croix reefs, U.S. Virgin Islands. Proc: Fourth International Coral Reef Congress, Manila, Philippines (1981) II:679-684

Roberts, R.R., T.H. Suchanek & W.J. Wiseman 1982. Lagoon sediment transport: the significant effect of Callianassa bioturbation. Proc: Fourth International Coral Reef Congress, Manila, Philippines(1981) I:459-465.

Rogers, C.S., T.H. Suchanek & F.A. Pecora 1982. Effects of Hurricanes David and Frederic (1979) on shallow Acropora palmata reef communities: St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Bulletin of Marine Science32(2):532-548 [Link]

Suchanek, T.H. 1981. The role of disturbance in the evolution of life history strategies in the intertidal mussels Mytilus edulis and Mytilus californianus. Oecologia 50(2):143-152

Levinton, J.S. & T.H. Suchanek 1978. Geographic variation, niche breadth, and genetic differentiation at different geographic scales in the mussels Mytilus edulis and Mytilus californianus. Marine Biology49(4):363-375

Suchanek, T.H. 1978. The ecology of Mytilus edulis L. in exposed rocky intertidal communities. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 31(1):105-120

Suchanek, T.H. & J.S. Levinton 1974. Articulate brachiopod food. Journal of Paleontology 48(1):1-5

Williams, G.C., J.B. Mitton, T.H. Suchanek, N. Gebelein, C. Grossman, J. Pearce, J. Young, C.E. Taylor, R. Mulstay & C.D. Hardy (Eds.) 1971. Studies on the Effects of a Steam-Electric Generating Plant on the Marine Environment at Northport, New York. Technical Report #9, Marine Sciences Research Center, S.U.N.Y., Stony Brook, New York

Suchanek, T.H. & C.C. Grossman 1971. Viability of zooplankton. In: Studies on the Effects of a Steam-Electric Generating Plant on the Marine Environment at Northport, New York. Technical Report #9, pp 61-74, Marine Sciences Research Center, S.U.N.Y., Stony Brook, New York