Benthic Ecology & Sediment Biogeochemistry: The role of organisms in modifying physical and biogeochemical processes in sediments, Species interactions in sediments, Coastal and estuarine acidification effects on bivalves, The importance of benthic habitats in biogeochemical cycling, Structure and function of sedimentary habitats, Tidal flat ecology.
Utilizing U/Ca Ratios to Determine Best Management Practices for Shell Planting and Oyster Culture to Mitigate Ocean Acidification Impacts. OR Sea Grant (2016-2018). with A. Shiel (Lead PI), A Kent. Co-PI.
Interactions between ocean acidification and eutrophication in estuaries: Modeling opportunities and limitations for shellfish restoration. NOAA-OA (2015-2018). with J. Testa (lead PI), M. Kemp, J. Cornwell, M. Li, WJ Cai. Co-PI
Adapting Aquaculture to Changing Water Chemistry in the Pacific Northwest USDA-WRAC (2015-2019), with B. Hales, B. Haley, C. Langdon, A. Barton, B. Eudeline, and B. Warren. Lead PI.
Improving juvenile oyster survival through adaptation and screening of ocean acidification impacts (2014-2016) NOAA-Sea Grant Aquaculture, Lead PI
Sea Grass as Possible Ocean Acidification Refugia for Shellfish in a High CO2 World. (2014-2016), with B. Hales. Oregon Sea Grant, Lead PI
Resistance of Pacific Oyster Larvae and Juveniles to the Effects of Ocean Acidification. (2014-2016), with C.J. Langdon, E. Myer. Oregon Sea Grant, Co-PI.
Using Spatial Data and Analysis to Understand the Human Impacts of Ocean Acidification. National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SeSync). Participant
Developing realistic metrics of acidification stress for commercially important bivalves in variable habitats. (2012-2015), with B. Hales, and C. Langdon. Oregon Sea Grant. Lead PI
Ocean Acidification Category 1: A mechanistic understanding of the impacts of ocean acidification on the early life stages of marine bivalves. (2010-2015), with B. Hales, C. Langdon, and B. Haley. NSF-CRI/OA #1041267. Lead PI
Macrofaunal community effects on benthic exchange fluxes (2008-2012), with C. Meile, University of Georgia. NSF-OCE # 0751856/1014226. Co-PI
Dissolution mortality of juvenile bivalves in coastal marine deposits (2007-2011), with M.A. Green, St. Joseph’s College of Maine. NSF-OCE #0622999. Co-PI
2008, Ph.D. University of Maryland (Biological Oceanography) 2002, M.Sc. University of Connecticut (Biological Oceanography) 1999, B.Sc. St. John’s University, NY (Environmental Science)
OEAS 540 Biogeochemical Earth. Co-instructor with Dr. Fred Prahl (winter term 2010-2014) with Laurie Juranek (winter 2015-current)
OC 333 Oceans, Coasts, and People. Co-instructor with Dr. Flaxen Conway (spring term 2013) OC 505, “Ocean Acidification and Bivalves,” Winter 2010
BIOL 380.01, “Topics in Biology: Biostatistics,” Fall 2008, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Rebecca Mabardy, M.S. (2011-2013) Marine Resource Management Elizabeth Brunner, M.S. (2011-2013), Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry Iria Gimenez, Fulbright Scholar, Ph.D. (2011-current), Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry Stephanie Smith, M.S. (2012-current), Marine Resource Management Steven Pacella, Ph.D. (2014- current), Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry Cameron Allen, Ph.D. OSU Provost Fellow (2014-current), Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry
Appointments and Awards
OSU Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Award for Excellence, Strategic Impact Award (2016) Associate Editor, Limnology and Oceanography: Methods (2012-present) Member Editorial Board, Journal of Shellfish Research (2012- present) Pattullo Gradaute Education Award, CEOAS (2014) MRM Faculty Award, MRM-CEOAS (2014) Excellence in Reviewing, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology (2012)
Haley, B.A., B. HAles, E.L. Brunner, K. Kovalchik, G.G. Waldbusser. (in review) A hypothesis for biologically induced inorganic precipitation of the initial aragonite shell of larval oysters. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta
Brunner, E.L., F.G. Prahl, B. Hales, G.G. Waldbusser (in review) Insights from Stable Isotopes into the Sensitivity of Larval Pacific Oysters to Ocean Acidification. Marine Ecology Progress Series.
Waldbusser, G.G., M.W. Gray, B. Hales, C.J. Langdon, B.A. Haley, I. Gimenez, S. Smith, E.L. Brunner, G. Huthinson (in review) Slow shell building, a trait for resiliency to acute ocean acidification impacts. Limnology and Oceanography.
Hales B., A. Suhrbier, G.G. Waldbusser, R.A. Feely, and J. Newton (in review) The carbonate chemistry of the ‘fattening line’, Willapa Bay, 2011-2014.
Perez, C.A., N.A. Lagos, G.S. Salidas, G.G. Waldbusser, C.A. Vargas (in press) Riverine discharges impact physiological traits and carbon sources for shell carbonate in the marine intertidal mussel Perumytilus purpuratus Limnology and Oceanography.
Mabardy, R.A., G.G. Waldbusser, F. Conway, C.S. Olsen (2015) The U.S. West Coast Shellfish Industry’s Perception and Response to Ocean Acidification: The Voice of the Canaries in the Coal Mine. Journal of Shellfish Research 34(2):565-572.
Barton, A., G.G. Waldbusser, R.A. Feely, S.B. Weisberg, J. Newton, B. Hales, S. Cudd, B. Eudeline, C.J. Langdon, I. Jefferds, T. King, K. McLaughlin (2015) Impacts of Coastal Acidification on the Pacific Northwest Shellfish Industry and Adaptation Strategies Implemented in Response. Oceanography 28:146–159.
Waldbusser, G.G., B. Hales, C.J. Langdon, B.A. Haley, P. Schrader, E.L. Brunner, M.W. Gray, C.A. Miller, I. Gimenez, G.Hutchinson (2015) Ocean acidification has multiple modes of action on bivalve larvae. PLOSOne DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0128376
J. Ekstrom, L. Suatoni, S. Cooley , L. Pendleton, G.G. Waldbusser, J. Cinner, J. Ritter, C. Langdon, R. van Hooidonk, D. Gledhill, K. Wellman, M. Beck, L. Brander, D. Rittschof, C. Doherty, P. Edwards, R. Portela (2015) Vulnerability and adaptation of US shellfisheries to ocean acidification. Nature Climate Change5:207–214Interactive Data Map
Waldbusser, G.G. and J.E. Salisbury (2014) Ocean Acidification in the Coastal Zone from an Organism’s Perspective: Multiple System Parameters, Frequency Domains, and Habitats. Annual Reviews in Marine Science 6: 221-247.
Waldbusser, G.G., E. L. Brunner,B.A. Haley, B. Hales, C. J. Langdon, and F. G. Prahl (2013) A developmental and energetic basis linking larval oyster shell formation to ocean acidification. Geophysical Research Letters 40: 2171-2176.
Waldbusser, G.G., E.N. Powell, and R. Mann (2013) Ecosystem effects of shell aggregations and cycling in coastal waters: An example of Chesapeake Bay oyster reefs. Ecology 94: 895-903. Invited Contribution
Barton, A., B. Hales, G.G. Waldbusser, C. Langdon, and R.A. Feely. (2012) The Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, shows negative correlation to naturally elevated carbon dioxide levels: Implications for near-term ocean acidification effects. Limnology and Oceanography 57: 698-710.
Waldbusser, G.G., E.P. Voigt, H. Bergschneider, M.A. Green, R.I.E. Newell (2011) Long-term trends in Chesapeake Bay pH and effects on biocalcification in the Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica. Estuaries and Coasts. 34: 221-231.
Waldbusser, G.G. and R.L. Marinelli (2009) Evidence of infaunal effects on porewater advection and biogeochemistry in permeable sediments: A proposed infaunal functional group framework. Journal of Marine Research 67: 503-532.
Green, M.A., G.G. Waldbusser, S. Reilly, K. Emerson, S. O’Donnell (2009) Death by dissolution: Sediment saturation state as a mortality factor for juvenile bivalves. Limnology and Oceanography 54: 1037-1047.
Waldbusser, G.G. and R.L. Marinelli (2006) Macrofaunal modification of porewater advection: The role of species function, species interaction, and kinetics. Marine Ecology Progress Series 311: 217-231. Invited Contribution
Marinelli, R.L. and G.G. Waldbusser (2005) Plant-animal-microbe interactions: Closing the ecological loop. In: Interactions between macro- and microorganisms in marine sediments. Eds. E. Kristensen, R.R. Haese and J. E. Kostka. Coastal and Estuarine Studies, Volume 60. American Geophysical Union. pp 233-249.
Waldbusser, G.G., R.L. Marinelli, R.B. Whitlatch, and P.T. Visscher (2004) The effects of infaunal biodiversity on biogeochemistry of coastal marine sediments. Limnology and Oceanography 49: 1482-1492.