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David Thistle

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Shallow-Water Ecology

Thistle, D. 1980. The response of a harpacticoid copepod community to a small-scale natural disturbance. Journal of Marine Research 38: 381-395. (PDF Version)

Ravenel, W.S., and D. Thistle. 1981. The effect of sediment characteristics on the distribution of two subtidal harpacticoid copepod species. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 50: 289-301. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D. 1981. Natural physical disturbances and communities of marine soft bottoms. Marine Ecology Progress Series 6: 223-228. (PDF Version)

Reidenauer, J.A., and D. Thistle. 1981. Response of a soft-bottom harpacticoid copepod community to sting ray (Dasyatis sabina) disturbance. Marine Biology 65: 261-267. (PDF Version)

Sherman, K.M., J.A. Reidenauer, D. Thistle, and D. Meeter. 1983. The response of nematodes to a small-scale natural disturbance. Marine Ecology Progress Series 11: 23-30. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., J.A. Reidenauer, R.H. Findlay, and R. Waldo. 1984. An experimental investigation of enhanced harpacticoid (Copepoda) abundances around isolated seagrass shoots. Oecologia 63: 295-299. (PDF Version)

Carman, K.R., and D. Thistle. 1985. Microbial food partitioning by three species of benthic copepods. Marine Biology 88: 143-148. (PDF Version)

Baird, B.H., and D. Thistle. 1986. The uptake of bacterial extracellular polymer by a deposit-feeding holothurian (Isostichopus badionotus). Marine Biology 92: 183-187. (PDF Version)

Varon, R., and D. Thistle. 1988. The response of a harpacticoid copepod to a small-scale natural disturbance. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 118: 245-256. (PDF Version)

Dade, W.B., J.D. Davis, P.D. Nichols, A.R.M. Nowell, D. Thistle, M.B. Trexler, and D.C. White. 1990. Effects of bacterial exopolymer adhesion on the entrainment of sand. Geomicrobiol. J. 8: 1-16.

Foy, M.S., and D. Thistle. 1991. On the vertical distribution of a benthic harpacticoid copepod: field, laboratory, and flume results. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 153: 153-163. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., G.L. Weatherly, A. Wonnacott, and S.C. Ertman. 1995. Suspension by winter storms has an energetic cost for adult male benthic harpacticoid copepods at a shelf site. Marine Ecology Progress Series 125: 77-86. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., G.L. Weatherly, and S.C. Ertman. 1995. Is suspension by winter storms an adversity for shelf harpacticoid copepods? Journal of Marine Research 53: 847-863. (PDF Version)

Weatherly, G.L. and D. Thistle. 1997. On the wintertime currents in the Florida Big Bend region. Cont. Shelf Res. 17: 1297-1319.

Suderman, K., and D. Thistle. 1998. Adult female harpacticoid copepods maintain their energy reserves by feeding while suspended during storms. Marine Ecology Progress Series 164:245-252.(PDF Version)

L. Bouck, D. Thistle,, 1998. A computer-assisted method for producing illustrations for taxonomic descriptions. Vie et Milieu, 49 (2/3): 101-105. (PDF Version)

Richardson, M. D., K. B. Briggs, L. D. Bibee, P. A. Jumars, W. B. Sawyer, D. B. Albert, R. H. Bennett, T. K. Berger, M. J. Buckingham, N. P. Chotiros, P. H. Dahl, N. T. Dewitt, P. Fleischer, R. Flood, C. F. Greenlaw, D. V. Holliday, M. H. Hulbert, M. P. Hutnak, P. D. Jackson, J. S. Jaffe, H. P. Johnson, D. L. Lavoie, A. P. Lyons, C. S. Martens, D. E. McGehee, K. D. Moore, T. H. Orsi, J. N. Piper, R. I. Ray, A. H. Reed, R. F. L. Self, J. L. Schmidt, S. G. Schock, F. Simonet, R. D. Stoll, D. Tang, D. E. Thistle, E. I. Thorsos, D. J. Walter, and R. A. Wheatcroft. Overview of SAX99: environmental considerations. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering 26: 26-53.

Suderman, K., and D. Thistle. 2003. Spills of fuel oil #6 and Orimulsion can have indistinguishable effects on the benthic meiofauna. Marine Pollution Bulletin 46: 49-55. PDF Version

Thistle, D. 2003. Harpacticoid copepod emergence at a shelf site in summer and winter: implications for hydrodynamic and mating hypotheses. Marine Ecology Progress Series 248: 177-185. (PDF Version)

Suderman, K., and D. Thistle. 2003. A microcosm system for the study of pollution effects in shallow, sand, subtidal communities. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22: 1093-1099. (PDF Version)

Vopel, K., D. Thistle, and R. Rosenberg. 2003. Effect of the brittle star Amphiura filiformis (Amphiuridae, Echinodermata) on oxygen flux into the sediment. Limnology and Oceanography 48: 2034-2045. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., and L. Sedlacek. 2004. Emergent and nonemergent species of harpacticoid copepods can be recognized morphologically. Marine Ecology Progress Series 266:195-200. (PDF Version)

Teasdale, M., K. Vopel, and D. Thistle. 2004. The timing of benthic copepod emergence. Limnology and Oceanography 49: 884-889.(PDF Version)

Suderman, K., and D. Thistle. 2004. The relative impacts of spills of two alternative fuels on the microalgae of a sandy site: a microcosm study. Marine Pollution Bulletin 49:473-478. (PDF Version)

Fechter, A., D. Thistle, G. Arlt, K. Suderman, and K. Vopel. 2004. Do harpacticoids (Copepoda) use water-borne cues to aid in locating food parcels? PSZN Marine Ecology 25:217-223. (PDF Version)

Suderman, K., and D. Thistle, 2004. Spills of fuel oil #6 and Orimulsion can have indistinguishable effects on the benthic microalgae. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 49, 473-478. (PDF Version)

Vopel, K., D. Thistle, J. Ott, M. Bright, and H. Røy. 2005. Wave-induced H2S flux sustains a chemoautotrophic symbiosis. Limnology and Oceanography 50:128-133. (PDF Version)

Sedlacek, L., and D. Thistle, 2006. Emergence on the continental shelf: differences among species and between habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 311: 29-36. (PDF Version)

Bouck, L. and D. Thistle, 2006. Responses of two morphologically similar species of benthic copepod (Harpacticoida: Diosaccidae) to an erosion rate that occurs during winter storms. Vie et Miliue, 56: 9-14. (PDF Version)

Vopel, K., A. Vopel, D. Thistle, N. Hancock, 2007. Effects of spatangoid heart urchins on pore-water oxygenation in a coastal sediment. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 333, 161-171. (PDF Version)

Deep-Sea Ecology

Thistle, D. 1978. Harpacticoid dispersion patterns: implications for deep-sea diversity maintenance. Journal of Marine Research 36: 377-397. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D. 1979. Deep-sea harpacticoid copepod diversity maintenance: the role of polychaetes. Marine Biology 52: 371-376. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D. 1979. Harpacticoid copepods and biogenic structures: implications for deep-sea diversity maintenance. In: Ecological processes in coastal and marine systems. R.J. Livingston (editor). Plenum, New York. pp. 217-231. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D. 1982. Aspects of the natural history of the harpacticoid copepods of San Diego Trough. Biol. Oceanogr. 1: 225-238. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D. 1983. The stability-time hypothesis as a predictor of diversity in deep-sea soft-bottom communities: a test. Deep-Sea Research 30: 267-277. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D. 1983. The role of biologically produced habitat heterogeneity in deep-sea diversity maintenance. Deep-Sea Research 30: 1235-1245. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., J.Y. Yingst, and K. Fauchald. 1985. A deep-sea benthic community exposed to strong near-bottom currents on the Scotian rise (Western Atlantic). Marine Geology 66: 91-112. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., and K.M. Sherman. 1985. The nematode fauna of a deep-sea site exposed to strong near-bottom currents. Deep-Sea Research 32: 1077-1088. (PDF Version)

Reidenauer, J.A., and D. Thistle. 1985. A current-molded tanaid fauna from the deep North Atlantic. Oceanologica Acta 8: 355-360.

Thistle, D., and G.D.F. Wilson. 1987. A hydrodynamically modified, abyssal isopod fauna. Deep-Sea Research 34: 73-87. (PDF Version)

Carman, K.R., K.M. Sherman, and D. Thistle. 1987. Evidence that sediment type influences the horizontal and vertical distribution of nematodes at a deep-sea site. Deep-Sea Research 34: 45-53. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D. 1988. A temporal difference in harpacticoid-copepod abundance at a deep-sea site: caused by benthic storms? Deep-Sea Research 35: 1015-1020. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., and J.E. Eckman. 1988. Response of harpacticoid copepods to habitat structure at a deep-sea site. Hydrobiologia 167/168: 143-149. (PDF Version)

Eckman, J.E., and D. Thistle. 1988. Small-scale spatial pattern in meiobenthos in San Diego Trough. Deep-Sea Research 35: 1565-1578.

Thistle, D., and J.E. Eckman. 1990. What is the sex ratio of harpacticoid copepods in the deep sea? Marine Biology 107: 443-447. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., and J.E. Eckman. 1990. The effect of a biologically produced structure on the benthic copepods of a deep-sea site. Deep-Sea Research 37: 541-554. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., S.C. Ertman, and K. Fauchald. 1991. The fauna of the HEBBLE site: patterns in standing stock and sediment dynamic effects. Marine Geology 99: 413-422.(PDF Version)

Eckman, J.E., and D. Thistle. 1991. Effects of flow about biologically produced structure on harpacticoid copepods in San Diego Trough. Deep-Sea Research 38: 1397-1416. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., B. Hilbig, and J.E. Eckman. 1993. Are polychaetes sources of habitat heterogeneity for harpacticoid copepods in the deep sea? Deep-Sea Research 40: 151-157. (PDF Version)

Lambshead, P.J.D., B.J. Elice, D. Thistle, J.E. Eckman, and P.R.O. Barnett. 1994. Biodiversity of marine nematode assemblages from the San Diego Trough and the Rockall Trough: a comparison of bathyal sites from the eastern Pacific and eastern Atlantic oceans. Biodiversity Letters 2: 95-107. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., P.J.D. Lambshead, and K.M. Sherman. 1995. Nematode tail-shape groups respond to environmental differences in the deep sea. Vie Milieu 45: 107-115. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., and G.D.F. Wilson. 1996. Is the HEBBLE isopod fauna hydrodynamically modified? Deep-Sea Research I 43: 545-554.(PDF Version)

Thistle, D. 1998. Harpacticoid copepod diversity at two physically reworked sites in the deep sea. Deep-Sea Research II 45:13-24.(PDF Version)

Thistle, D., and L. A. Levin. 1998. The effect of experimentally increased near-bottom flow on metazoan meiofauna at a deep-sea site, with comparison data on macrofauna. Deep-Sea Research I 45: 625-638.(PDF Version)

Thistle, D., L.A. Levin, A.J. Gooday, O. Pfannkuche, and P.J.D. Lambshead. 1999. Physical reworking by near-bottom flow alters the metazoan meiofauna of Fieberling Guyot (northeast Pacific). Deep-Sea Research I 46: 2041-2052. (PDF Version)

Lambshead, P. J. D., J. Tietjen, A. Glover, T. Ferraro, D. Thistle, and A. Gooday. 2001. The impact of large-scale natural physical disturbance on the diversity of deep-sea North Atlantic nematodes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 214:121-126 (PDF Version)

Eckman, J. E., D. Thistle, W. C. Burnett, G. L. J. Paterson, C. Y. Robertson, and P. J. D. Lambshead. 2001. Performance of cages as large animal-exclusion devices in the deep sea. Journal of Marine Research 59: 79-95. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D. 2001. Harpacticoid copepods are successful in the soft-bottom deep sea. Hydrobiologia 453/454: 255-259. (PDF Version)

Soltwedel, T., M. Miljutina, V. Mokievsky, D. Thistle, and K. Vopel. 2003. The meiobenthos of the Molloy Deep (5600 m), Fram Strait, Arctic Ocean. Vie et Milieu 53: 1-14. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., 2003. On the utility of metazoan meiofauna for studying the soft-bottom deep sea. Vie et Milieu 53: 97-101. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D. 2003. The deep-sea floor: an overview. In: Ecosystems of the World 28, P. A. Tyler, editor. Elsevier Science pp. 5-37. (PDF Version)

Carman, K.R., D. Thistle, J.W. Fleeger, and J.P. Barry. 2004. The influence of introduced CO2 on deep-sea metazoan meiofauna. Journal of Oceanography 60:767-772.

Thistle, D., K.R. Carman, L. Sedlacek, P.G. Brewer, J.W. Fleeger, and J.P. Barry. 2005. Deep-ocean, sediment-dwelling animals are sensitive to sequesetered CO2. Marine Ecology Progress Series 289:1-4. (Designated a feature article for the issue.) (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., L. Sedlacek, K.R. Carman, J.W. Fleeger, P.G. Brewer, and J.P. Barry. 2006. Simulated sequestration of industrial carbon dioxide at a deep-sea site: effects on harpacticoidcopepod species. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 330, 151-158. (PDF Version)

Fleeger, J. W., K. R. Carman, P.B. Weisenhorn, H. Sofranko, T. Marshall, D. Thistle, and J.P. Barry. 2006. Simulated sequestration of anthropogenic carbon dioxide at a deep-sea site: effects on nematode abundance and biovolume. Deep-Sea Research I, 53, 1135-1147. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., L. Sedlacek, K.R. Carmen, F.W. Fleeger, P.G. Brewer, J.P. Barry, 2007. Exposure to carbon dioxide-rich seawater is stressful for some deep-sea species: an in situ, behavioral study. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 340, 9-16. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., L. Sedlacek, K.R. Carmen, J.W. Fleeger, and J.P. Barry, 2007. Emergence in the deep sea: evidence from harpacticoid copepods. Deep-Sea Research I, 54, 1008-1014. (PDF Version)


Thiel, H., D. Thistle, and G.D. Wilson. 1975. Ultrasonic treatment of sediment for more efficient sorting of meiofauna. Limnology and Oceanography 20: 472-473. (PDF Version)

Jumars, P.A., D. Thistle, and M.L. Jones. 1977. Detecting two-dimensional spatial structure in biological data. Oecologia 28: 109-123. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., and J.W. Fleeger. 1988. Sampling strategies. In: Introduction to the study of meiofauna. R.P. Higgins and H. Thiel (editors). Smithsonian Institution Press. pp. 126-133. (PDF Version)

Fleeger, J.W., D. Thistle, and H. Thiel. 1988. Sampling equipment. In: Introduction to the study of meiofauna. R.P. Higgins and H. Thiel (editors). Smithsonian Institution Press. pp. 115-125. (PDF Version)

Carman, K.R., D. Thistle, S.C. Ertman, and M. Foy. 1991. Nile red as a probe for lipid-storage products in benthic copepods. Marine Ecology Progress Series 74: 307-311.

Bouck, L. A., and D. Thistle. 1999. A computer-assisted method for producing illustrations for taxonomic descriptions. Vie et Milieu 49:101-105.(PDF Version)

Taxonomy and Biogeography

Thistle, D. 1973. A taxonomic revision of the American Upogebia (Decapoda, Thalassinidea) including two new species from the Caribbean. Breviora 408, 23 pp.

Hessler, R.R., and D. Thistle. 1975. On the place of origin of deep-sea isopods. Marine Biology 32: 155-165. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., and R.R. Hessler. 1976. The origin of a deep-sea family, the Ilyarachnidae (Crustacea, Isopoda). Syst. Zool. 25: 110-116. (PDF Version)

Wilson, G.D., D. Thistle, and R.R. Hessler. 1976. The Plakarthriidae (Isopoda, Flabellifera): Déjà vu. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 58: 331-343. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., and R.R. Hessler. 1977. A revision of Betamorpha (Isopoda, Asellota) in the World Ocean with three new species. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 60: 275-295. (PDF Version)

Thistle, D., and B.C. Coull. 1979. Two new species of Stenhelia (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) including one from the deep sea. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 66: 63-72. (PDF Version)

Hessler, R.R., G.D. Wilson, and D. Thistle. 1979. The deep-sea Isopoda: a biogeographic and phylogenetic overview. Sarsia 64: 67-75.

Thistle, D. 1979. A redescription of two species of Ilyarachna (Asellota, Janiroidea) from off California (Crustacea, Isopoda). Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 67: 381-386.

Thistle, D. 1980. A revision of Ilyarachna (Crustacea, Isopoda) in the Atlantic with four new species. Journal of Natural History 14: 111-143.

Thistle, D. 1980. Enhydrosoma (Copepoda, Harpacticoida): an update and two new species. Trans. Amer. Micros. Soc. 99: 384-397. (PDF Version)

Reidenauer, J.A., and D. Thistle. 1983. Sarsameira (Copepoda, Harpacticoida): an update and a new species from the deep sea. Trans. Amer. Micros. Soc. 102: 105-112. (PDF Version)

Wilson, G.D.F., and D. Thistle. 1985. Amuletta, a new genus for Ilyarachna abyssorum Richardson 1911 (Eurycopidae: Asellota: Isopoda). J. Crust. Biol. 5: 350-360.

Huys, R., and D. Thistle. 1989. Bathycamptus eckmani gen. et spec. nov. (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) with a review of the taxonomic status of certain other deep water harpacticoids. Hydrobiologia 185: 101-126. (PDF Version)

Bouck, L. A., D. Thistle, and R. Huys. 1999. Systematics and phylogeny of Zausodes C. B. Wilson 1932 (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Harpacticidae), including three new species from the northern Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, London (Zoology) 65:73-122.(PDF Version)

Bouck, L., and D. Thistle. 2003. Two new diosaccids (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) from the northern Gulf of Mexico. Crustaceana 76:1313-1330. (PDF Version)