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  • Chao, Y., J. Farrara, H. Zhang, J. Zhang, E. Ateljevich and F. Wilkerson. 2017. Development, implementation, and validation of a modeling system for the San Francisco Bay and estuary. Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science 194: 40-56.

  • Wilkerson, F. and R. Dugdale. 2016. The ammonium paradox of a high nutrient low chlorophyll estuary. In Aquatic Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry: A Dual Perspective, edited by P.M. Glibert and T. Kana. Springer.

  • Glibert, P.M., F.P. Wilkerson and e. 2016. Pluses and minuses of ammonium and nitrate uptake and assimilation by phytoplankton and implications for productivity and community composition, with emphasis on nitrogen-enriched conditions. Limnology and Oceanography 61: 165-197.

  • Wilkerson, F., R.C. Dugdale, A.E. Parker, S. Blaser and A. Pimenta. 2015. Nutrient uptake and primary productivity in an urban estuary: using rate measurements to evaluate phytoplankton response to different hydrological and nutrient conditions. Aquatic Ecology 49: 211-233.

  • Wilkerson, F. 2012. River flow and ammonium discharge determine spring phytoplankton blooms in an urbanized estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 113: 1-13.

  • PArker, A., V. Hogue, F. Wilkerson and R. Dugdale. 2012. The effect of inorganic speciation on primary production in the San Francisco Estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 104:: 91-101..

  • Parker, A.E., R. Dugdale and F. Wilkerson. 2012. Elevated ammonium concentrations from wastewater discharge depress primary productivity in the Sacramento River and the Northern San Francisco Estuary. Mar. Pollution Bull. 64: : 574-586. .

  • Blaser, S., A.E. Parker and F. Wilkerson. 2011. Diuron and imazapyr herbicides impact estuarine phytoplankton carbon assimilation: evidence from an experimental study. Interagency Ecological Program Newsletter 24: 3-11.

  • Strutton, P. and e. 2011. The impact of equatorial Pacific tropical instability waves on hydrography and nutrients: 2004-2005. Deep SDea Research II 58: 284-295.

  • Parker, A.E., F. Wilkerson and e. 2011. Spatial patterns of nitrogen uptake and phytoplankton in the equatorial upwelling zone (110ºW –140ºW) during 2004 and 2005. Deep-Sea Research II 58: 417-433.

  • Dugdale, R., F. Wilkerson and e. 2011. The regulation of equatorial Pacific new production and pCO2 by silicate-limited diatoms. Deep Sea Research 58: 477-492.

  • Parker, Alex, A. Marchi, J. Davidson-Drexel, R. Dugdale and F. Wilkerson. 2010. Effect of ammonium and wastewater effluent on riverine phytoplankton in the Sacramento River. Technical Report No. 2010-1. California State Water Resources Board. .

  • Wilkerson, F. 2008. Coastal Upwelling. In Nitrogen in the Marine Environment , edited by . Elsevier Press.

  • Dugdale, R., F. Wilkerson and e. 2007. Spring phytoplankton bloom development in San Francisco Estuary: the role of ammonium and nitrate. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 73: 17-29.

  • Dugdale, R., F. Wilkerson and e. 2007. Size fractionated nitrogen uptake measurements in the Equatorial Pacific and confirmation of the low Si-high nitrate low chlorophyll condition. Global Biogochemical Cycles 21.

  • Lassiter, A. 2006. Functional phytoplankton groups in the CoOP_West upwelling region: the Chaeteoceros complex. DeepSea Research II 53: 3063-3077.

  • Wilkerson, F. and R. Dugdale. 2006. The phytoplankton bloom response to wind events and upwelled nutrients during the CoOP-WEST study. Deep. DeepSea Research II 53: 3023-3048.

  • Wilkerson, F., R. Dugdale and e. 2006. Wilkerson, F.P., R.C. Dugdale, V.E. Hogue and A. Marchi. 2006. Phytoplankton blooms and nitrogen productivity in San Francisco estuary. Estuaries and Coasts 29: 401-416.

  • Armbrust, V. and e. 2004. The genome of the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana-ecology, evolution and metabolism. Science 306: 79-86.

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Educational Background

  • 1980 – PhD, University of Bristol (Biology)

  • 1977 – BA, University of Cambridge (Natural Sciences)

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