Marine Disease Ecology
Principal Investigator


KM Pagenkopp Lohan, RC Fleischer, KJ Carney, KK Holzer, & GM Ruiz (In press) Molecular characterization of protistan species and communities in ships’ ballast water across three U.S. coasts. Diversity and Distributions.

KM Pagenkopp Lohan, ME Torchin, RC Fleischer, & GM Ruiz (2017) Protistan biogeography: A snapshot across a major shipping corridor spanning two oceans. Protist. 168: 183-196.

KM Pagenkopp Lohan, KM Hill-Spanik, ME Torchin, L Aguirre-Macedo, RC Fleischer, & GM Ruiz (2016) Richness and distribution of tropical oyster parasites in two oceans. Parasitology. 143: 1119-1132.

KM Pagenkopp Lohan, RC Fleischer, KJ Carney, KK Holzer, & GM Ruiz (2016) Amplicon-based pyrosequencing reveals high diversity of protistan parasites in ships’ ballast water: Implications for biogeography and infectious diseases. Microbial Ecology. 71:530-542.

KM Pagenkopp Lohan, KM Hill, RC Fleischer, ME Torchin, EE Strong, & GM Ruiz (2015) Molecular phylogenetics reveals first record and invasion of Saccostrea species in the Caribbean. Marine Biology. 162(5): 957-968.

KM Pagenkopp Lohan, JR McDowell, JD Shields, & KS Reece (2014) Genotypic variation of Hematodinium perezi along the Delmarva Peninsula, Virginia. Marine Biology. 161: 261-273.

KM Pagenkopp Lohan, HJ Small, JD Shields, AR Place, & KS Reece (2013) Conservation in the first internal transcribed spacer (ITS1) region of Hematodinium perezi genotype III from Callinectes sapidus. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.103: 65–75.

I Davidson, G Ashton, G Ruiz, C Scianni, C Brown, K Pagenkopp Lohan, & R Fleischer (2013) Richness, extent, condition, reproductive status, and parasitism of fouling communities on commercial vessels. Report to the California State Lands Commission Marine Invasive Species Program, Sacramento, California. 54pp.

KM Pagenkopp Lohan, JR McDowell, JD Shields, J Xiao, TL Miller, & KS Reece (2012) Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci for the parasitic dinoflagellate, Hematodinium perezi, a parasite of Callinectes sapidus. Molecular Ecology Resources. 12:  570-572.

KM Pagenkopp Lohan, KS Reece, TL Miller, KN Wheeler, HJ Small, & JD Shields (2012) The role of alternate hosts in the ecology and life history of Hematodinium, a parasitic dinoflagellate of the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus). The Journal of Parasitology. 98(1): 73-84.

HJ Small & KM Pagenkopp (2011) Alternate hosts and potential reservoirs for disease causing organisms of commercially important crustaceans. (Invited review) Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 106: 153-164.

C Li, KS Reece, TL Miller, HJ Small, KM Pagenkopp, & JD Shields (2010) A real-time assay for detection and quantification of the parasitic dinoflagellate Hematodinium spp. in environmental water samples. Harmful Algae. 9: 515-521.

KM Pagenkopp, J Klicka, KL Durrant, JC Garvin, & RC Fleischer (2008) Geographic variation in malarial parasite lineages in the Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas). Conservation Genetics. 9(6): 1577-1588.