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Senior Faculty Research Assistant II
M.S., Environmental, Marine and Estuarine Science, Western Washington University (2001)
B.S., Biology, University of California, San Diego (1997)
Benoit-Bird, K.J., M.J. Zirbel, and MA McManus. 2008. Diel variation of zooplankton distributions in Hawaiian waters favors horizontal diel migration by midwater micronekton. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 367:109-123.
Zirbel, M.J., C.B. Miller and H.P. Batchelder. 2007. Staging egg development of marine copepods with DAPI and PicoGreen. Limnology & Oceanography Methods. 5:106–110.
Verity, P.G, M.J. Zirbel, and J.C. Nejstgaard. 2007. Formation of very young colonies by Phaeocystis pouchetii from western Norway. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 47:267-274.
Alderkamp, A-C, J.C. Nejstgaard, P.G. Verity, M.J. Zirbel, A.F. Sazhin, M. van Rijssel. 2006. Dynamics in carbohydrate composition of Phaeocystis pouchetii colonies during spring blooms in mesocosms. Journal of Sea Research 55:169-181.
Nejstgaard, J.C., M.E. Frischer, P.G. Verity, J.T. Anderson, A. Jacobsen, M.J. Zirbel, A. Larsen, J. Martínez-Martínez, A.F. Sazhin, T. Walters, D.A. Bronk, S.J. Whipple, S.R. Borrett, B.C. Patten and J.D. Long. 2006. Plankton development and trophic transfer in sea water enclosures with nutrients and Phaeocystis pouchetii added. Marine Ecology Progress Series 321:99-121.
Zirbel, M.J. 2001. Evidence for light-enhanced grazing and growth in two species of marine microzooplankton. Master’s thesis: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.
Zirbel, M.J., F. Veron and M.I. Latz. 2000. The reversible effect of flow on the morphology of Ceratocorys horrida (Peridiniales, Dinophyta). Journal of Phycology 36:46-58.