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LISA V. LUCAS
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road, MS #496
Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA
TEL: 650-329-4588 FAX 650-329-4327
I am incredibly lucky to work with a fun, talented and generous team, led by Jim Cloern. Check out who these fabulous people are, and what they do
Lucas, L.V. 2009. Implications of estuarine transport for water quality, in: Contemporary Issues in Estuarine Physics, ed. A. Valle-Levinson. Cambridge University Press, in press.
Lucas, L.V., J.K. Thompson, and L.R. Brown. 2009. Why are diverse relationships observed between phytoplankton biomass and transport time? Limnology and Oceanography 54(1):381-390.
Lucas, L.V., J.R. Koseff, S.G. Monismith, and J.K. Thompson. 2009. Shallow water processes govern system-wide phytoplankton bloom dynamics: A Modeling Study. Journal of Marine Systems 75:70-86.
Thompson, J.K., J.R. Koseff, S.G. Monismith, and L. V. Lucas. 2008. Shallow water processes govern system-wide phytoplankton bloom dynamics: A Field Study. Journal of Marine Systems 74:153-166.
Brown, L.R., J.K. Thompson, K. Higgins, and L.V. Lucas. 2007. Population density, biomass, and age-class structure of an invasive clam Corbicula fluminea in rivers of the lower San Joaquin River watershed, California. Western North American Naturalist 67(4):572-586.
Lucas, L. V., D. M. Sereno, J. R. Burau, T. S. Schraga, C. B. Lopez, M. T. Stacey, K. V. Parchevsky, V. P. Parchevsky. 2006. Intra-daily variability of water quality in a shallow tidal lagoon: mechanisms and implications. Estuaries and Coasts 29(5): 711-730.
Lopez, C. B., J. E. Cloern, T. S. Schraga, A. J. Little, L. V. Lucas, J. K. Thompson, and J. R. Burau. 2006. Ecological values of shallow-water habitats: implications for restoration of disturbed ecosystems. Ecosystems 9: 422-440.
May, C., J. R. Koseff, L. V. Lucas, J. E. Cloern, and D. H. Schoellhamer. 2003. Effects of spatial and temporal variability of turbidity on phytoplankton blooms. Marine Ecology Progress Series 254: 111-128.
Lucas, L.V., J.E. Cloern, J.K. Thompson, and N. E. Monsen. 2002. Functional variability of habitats within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: restoration implications. Ecological Applications, 12(5), 1528-1547.Click to see Nancy Monsen's computer animations of tidal hydrodynamics we've also produced a poster on this topic.
Lucas, L.V. and J.E. Cloern. 2002. Effects of tidal shallowing and deepening on phytoplankton production dynamics: a modeling study. Estuaries, 25(4A), 497-507.
Monsen, N. E., J. E. Cloern, L. V. Lucas, and S. G. Monismith. 2002. A comment on the use of flushing time, residence time and age as transport time scales. Limnology and Oceanography, 47(5), 1545-1553.
Lucas, L.V., T. Schraga, C.B. Lopez, J.R. Burau, and A.D. Jassby. 2002. Pulsey, Patchy Water Quality in the Delta: Implications for Meaningful Monitoring. Newsletter, Interagency Ecological Program for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary, 15(3), 21-27.
Lucas, L.V., J.R. Koseff, J.E. Cloern, S.G. Monismith, and J.K. Thompson. 1999a. Processes Governing Phytoplankton Blooms in Estuaries. I: The Local Production-Loss Balance. Marine Ecology Progress Series 187, 1-15.
Lucas, L.V., J.R. Koseff, S.G. Monismith, J.E. Cloern, and J.K. Thompson. 1999b. Processes Governing Phytoplankton Blooms in Estuaries. II:The Role of Horizontal Transport. Marine Ecology Progress Series 187, 17-30.
Lucas, L.V., J.E. Cloern, J.R. Koseff, S.G. Monismith, and J.K. Thompson. 1998. Does the Sverdrup Critical Depth Model Explain Bloom Dynamics in Estuaries? Journal of Marine Research, 56, 375-415.
Lucas, L.V. 1997. A Numerical Investigation of Coupled Hydrodynamics and Phytoplankton Dynamics in Shallow Estuaries. Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University.
Cloern, J.E., C. Grenz, and L.V. Lucas. 1995. An empirical model of the phytoplankton chlorophyll/carbon ratio -- the conversion factor between productivity and growth rate. Limnology and Oceanography,40(7), 1313-1321.
Vidergar, L.L., J.R. Koseff , and S.G. Monismith. Numerical models of phytoplankton dynamics for shallow estuaries, Hydraulic Engineering '93, ed. H.W. Shen, S.T. Su, and F. Wen. ASCE,1025-1030.
Click here for Mildred Island 2001 depth sounding data (courtesy of Jon Burau, USGS)