Publications

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[* Denotes a student paper from the lab]

  1. Roesel, CL; & Vollmer, SV (2019) Differential gene expression analysis of symbiotic and aposymbiotic Exaiptasia  anemones under immune challenge with Vibrio coralliilyticus. Ecology and Evolution, 9(14), 8279–8293. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5403
  2. Dunphy, CM; Gouhier, TC; Chu, ND; & Vollmer, SV (2019) Structure and stability of the coral microbiome in space and time. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 6785. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-43268-6
  3. Certner, RH; Dwyer, AM; Patterson, MR, & Vollmer, SV (2017) Zooplankton as a potential vector for white band disease transmission in the  endangered coral, Acropora cervicornis. PeerJ, 5, e3502. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3502
  4. †Chu, ND; Vollmer, SV (2016) Caribbean corals house shared and host-specific microbial symbionts over time and space. Environmental Microbiology Reports.
  5. †Libro, S; Volmer, SV (2016) Genetic Signature of Resistance to White Band Disease in the Caribbean Staghorn Coral Acropora cervicornis. PloS one 11 (1), e0146636
  6. †McGrath, LL; Vollmer, SV; Kaluziak, ST; Ayers, J (2016) De novo transcriptome assembly for the lobster Homarus americanus and characterization of differential gene expression across nervous system tissues. BMC genomics 17 (1), 1.
  7. †Libro, S; Vollmer, SV (2016) Genetic Signature of Resistance to White Band Disease in the Caribbean Staghorn Coral Acropora cervicornis. PLoS One 11 (1)
  8. †Hemond, EM; Vollmer SV (2015) Diurnal and nocturnal transcriptomic variation in the Caribbean staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis. Molecular ecology 24 (17), 4460-4473.
  9. *Gignoux-Wolfsohn, SA; Vollmer, SV (2015) Identification of Candidate Coral Pathogens on White Band Disease-Infected Staghorn Coral. PloS one 10 (8), e0134416.
  10. †Combosch, DJ; Vollmer, SV (2015) Trans-Pacific RAD-Seq population genomics confirms introgressive hybridization in Eastern Pacific Pocillopora corals. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 88, 154-162.
  11. †Certner, RH; Vollmer, SV (2015) Evidence for Autoinduction and Quorum Sensing in White Band Disease-Causing Microbes on Acropora cervicornis. Nature: Scientific reports 5.
  12. †Hemond, EM; †Kaluziak, ST; Vollmer, SV (2014) The genetics of colony form and function in Caribbean Acropora corals. BMC genomics 15 (1), 1133
  13. †Chu, N; Miller, L; †Kaluziak, S; Trussell, G; Vollmer, S. (2014) Thermal stress and predation risk trigger distinct transcriptomic responses in the intertidal snail Nucella lapillus. Molecular Ecology 23 (24), 6104-6113.
  14. Pillai, P; Vollmer, S; Gouhier, T (2014) The cryptic role of biodiversity in the emergence of host-microbial mutualisms. Ecology Letters. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12349
  15. †Chu, N; †Kaluziak, S; Trussell, G; Vollmer, S. (2014) Phylogenomic analyses reveal latitudinal population structure and polymorphisms in heat stress genes in the North Atlantic snail Nucella lapillus. Molecular Ecology 23 (7): 1863 – 1873. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12681
  16. Schunter, CM; Vollmer, SV; Macpherson, E; Pascual, M. (2014) Transcriptome analyses and differential gene expression in a non-model fish species with alternative mating tactics. BMC Genomics 15:167.  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-167
  17. *Libro, S; Kaluziak, S; Vollmer, SV (2013) RNA-seq profiles of Immune Related Genes in the Staghorn Coral Acropora cervicornis infected with White Band Disease. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081821
  18. Vollmer, SV; Baker, A; Coffroth, MAC; Harvell; CD, Medina. (2013) Understanding the coral holobiont through science and SCUBA. Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Science 39: 173-186.
  19. *Combosch, D J; Vollmer, SV (2013). Mixed asexual and sexual reproduction in the Indo‐Pacific reef coral Pocillopora damicornis. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.721
  20. *Gignoux-Wolfsohn, S; *Marks, C; Vollmer, SV. (2012) White Band Disease transmission in the threatened coral, Acropora cervicornis. Nature Scientific Reports 2: 804 doi:10.1038/srep00804
  21. Toth, LT; Aronson, RB; Vollmer, SV; Hobbs, JW; Urrego, DH; Cheng, H; Bush, MB; Enochs, IC, Combosch, DJ, van Woesik, R; Macintyre, IG. (2012) ENSO drives 2,600-year collapse of eastern Pacific coral reefs. Science 337 (6090): 81-84.
  22. Fogarty, NK; Vollmer, SV; Levitan, DR. (2012) Weak Prezygotic Isolating Mechanisms in Threatened Caribbean Acropora Corals. PLoS One 7(2):e30486.
  23. Palumbi, SR; Vollmer SV; Romano, S; Oliver, T; Lander, J (2011) The role of genes in understanding the evolutionary ecology of reef building corals. Evolutionary Ecology. DOI 10.1007/s10682-011-9517-3.
  24. *Combosch, DJ; Vollmer, SV (2011) Population genetics of an ecosystem-defining reef coral – Pocillopora damicornis in the Tropical Eastern Pacific. PLoS One 6(8): e21200. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021200
  25. Kline, DK; Vollmer, SV (2011). White Band Disease (type I) of Endangered Caribbean Acroporid Corals is Caused by Pathogenic Bacteria. Nature: Scientific Reports 1:doi:10.1038/srep00007
  26. *Doellman, MM, GC Trussell, JW Grahame, and SV Vollmer (2011). Phylogeographic analysis reveals a deep lineage split within North Atlantic Littorina saxatilis Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Series. doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.0346
  27. Goodbody-Gringley G, Vollmer SV, Woollacott RM, Giribet G (2010). Limited gene flow in the brooding coral Favia fragum (Esper, 1797). Marine Biology DOI: 10.1007/s00227-010-1521-6
  28. *Hemond EM, Vollmer SV (2010). Genetic diversity and connectivity in the threatened Staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) in Florida. PLoS One. 2010 Jan 11;5(1):e8652 [link]
  29. Vollmer, SV; Kline, DK (2008). Natural Disease Resistance in Threatened Staghorn Corals. PloS ONE 3(11) e3718 [3]
  30. *Combosch, DJ; Guzman, HM; Schuhmacher, H; Vollmer, SV (2008) Interspecific Hybridization and Restricted Trans-Pacific Gene Flow in the Tropical Eastern Pacific Pocillopora. Molecular Ecology 17: 1304-1312.
  31. Nunes, F; Fukami, H; Vollmer, SV; Norris, RD, Knowlton, N (2008) Re-evaluation of the Systematics of the Endemic Corals of Brazil by Molecular Data. Coral Reefs 27: 423-432
  32. Vollmer, SV; Palumbi, SR (2007) Restricted Gene Flow in the Caribbean Staghorn Coral Acropora cervicornis: Implications for the Recovery of Endangered Reefs. Journal of Heredity 98:40-50.
  33. Willis, BL; van Oppen, MJH; Miller, DJ, Vollmer, SV; Ayre, DJ. (2006) The Role of Hybridization in the Evolution of Reef Corals. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 37:489-517.
  34. Vollmer, SV; Palumbi, SR (2004) Testing the Utility of ITS sequences in Coral Phylogenetics. Molecular Ecology 13: 2763-2772.
  35. Vollmer, SV; Palumbi, SR (2002) Hybridization and the Evolution of Reef Coral Diversity. Science 296:2023-2025.
  36. Vollmer, SV; Palumbi, SR (2002). Unisexual Clones: Lizards and Corals. Science 298:2130-2131.
  37. Vollmer, SV; Edmunds, PJ (2000) Allometric Scaling in Small Colonies of the Scleractian Coral Siderastrea siderea (Ellis and Solander). Biological Bulletin 199:21-28.