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  • Howard, M.D., G.J. Smith and R.M. Kudela. 2009. Phylogenetic relationships of yessotoxin-producing dinoflagellates, based on the large subunit and internal transcribed spacer ribosomal DNA domains. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75: 54-63.

  • Orcutt, K.M., K. Gundersen, M.L. Wells, N. Poulton, M.E. Sieracki and G.J. Smith. 2008. Lighting up phytoplankton cells with quantum dots. Limnology and Oceanography Methods 6: 653-658.

  • Litaker, R.W., T.N. Stewart, B.L. Eberhart, J.C. Wekell, V.L. Trainer, R.M. Kudela, P.E. Miller, A. Roberts, C. Hertz, T.A. Johnson, G. Frankfurter, G.J. Smith, A. Schnetzer, J. Schumacker, J.L. Bastian, A. Odell, P. Gentien, D. Le Gal, D.R. Hardison and P.A. Tester. 2008. Rapid enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of the algal toxin domoic acid. Journal of Shellfish Research 27: 1301-1310.

  • Kvitek, R.G., J.D. Goldberg, G.J. Smith, G.J. Doucette and M.W. Silver. 2008. Domoic acid contamination within eight representative species from the benthic food web of Monterey Bay, California, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 367: 35-47.

  • Smith, G. J and R. Burt. 2007. Towed vehicles: Undulating platforms as tools for mapping coastal processes and water quality assessment. Technical Workshop Series No. ACT-07-01. Alliance for Coastal Technologies, Moss Landing. 32 pp.

  • Smith, G. J, C.O. Davis and R.M. Kudela. 2006. Optical remote sensing of coastal habitats. Technical Workshop Series No. ACT-06-02. Alliance for Coastal Technologies, Moss Landing. 36 pp.

  • Smith, G. J and K.C. Coale. 2005. Trace metal sensors for coastal monitoring. Technical Workshop Series No. ACT-05-06. Alliance for Coastal Techologies, Moss Landing. 27 pp.

  • Schaeffer, T.A., G.J. Smith, M.S. Foster and A. DeTomaso. 2002. Genetic differences between two growth-forms of Lithophyllum margaritae in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Journal of Phycology 38: 1090-1098.

  • Robertson, D.L., G.J. Smith and R.S. Alberte. 2001. Glutamine synthetase in marine algae: new surprises from an old enzyme. Journal of Phycology 37: 793-795.

  • Coyer, J.C., G.J. Smith and R.A. Andersen. 2001. Evolution of Macrocystis spp. (Phaeophyceae) as determined by ITS1 and ITS2 sequences. Journal of Phycology 37: 574-585.

  • Cabello-Pasini, A., H. Swift, G.J. Smith and R.S. Alberte. 2001. Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase from the marine diatom Skeletonema costatum and the phaeophyte Laminaria setchellii. II. Immunological characterization and subcellular localization. Botanica Marina 44: 199-207.

  • Smith, G.J., N.L. Ladizinsky and P.E. Miller. 2001. Amino acid profiles in species and strains of Pseudo-nitzschia from Monterey Bay California: Insights into the metabolic role(s) of domoic acid. In Harmful Algal Blooms 2000, edited by G.M. Hallegraeff, S.I. Blackburn, C.J. Bolch and R.J. Lewis, 324-327. IOC-UNESCO.

  • Gao, Y., G.J. Smith and R.S. Alberte. 2000. Temperature dependence of nitrate reductase activity in marine phytoplankton: Biochemical analysis and ecological implications. Journal of Phycology 36: 304-313.

  • Jochem, F.J., G.J. Smith, Y. Gao, R.C. Zimmerman, A. Cabello-Pasini, D.G. Kohrs and R.S. Alberte. 2000. . Cytometry 39: 173-178.

  • Smith, G.J. 2000. Transport makes the difference. Journal of Phycology 36: 625-627.

  • Smith, G.J. 1999. The cell cycle of symbiotic dinoflagellates: Variation in G1 phase duration with anemone nutritional status and macronutrient supply in the Aiptasia -Symbiodinium symbiosis. Marine Biology 134: 405-418.

  • Smith, G.J., R.C. Zimmerman and R.S. Alberte. 1992. Molecular and physiological responses of diatoms to variable levels of irradiance and nitrogen availability. I. Growth of Skeletonema costatum in simulated upwelling conditions. Limnology and Oceanography 37: 989-1007.

  • Hoegh-Guldberg, O. and G.J. Smith. 1989. The effect of sudden changes in temperature, light and salinity on the density and export of zooxanthellae from the reef corals Stylophora pistillata Esper and Seriatopora hystrix Dana. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 129: 279-303.

  • Weis, V.M., G.J. Smith and L. Muscatine. 1989. A "CO2-Supply" mechanism in zooxanthellate cnidarians: role of carbonic anhydrase. Marine Biology 100: 195-202.

  • Smith, G.J. 1986. Ontogenetic influences on carbon flux in adult and juvenile polyps of the sea anemone Aulactinia stelloides (Anthozoa: Actiniaria) and their endosymbiotic algae. Marine Biology 92: 361-370.

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Educational Background

  • 1984 – Ph.D., University of Georgia (Zoology)

  • 1979 – B.S., University of Michigan (Zoology)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2009-Present – Research Faculty, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, San Jose State University Foundation

  • 2002-2009 – Affiliate Research Scientist, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, San Jose State University Foundation

  • 1999-2002 – Research Scientist, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, San Jose State University Foundation

  • 1994-1999 – Assistant Research Biologist, Step II, Dept. Biology, UCLA, At Hopkins Marine Station

  • 1992-1994 – Assistant Research Biologist, Dept. Biology, UCLA, At Hopkins Marine Station

  • 1991-1992 – Reasearch Associate - Instructor, Dept. Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology, University of Chicago, At Hopkins Marine Station

  • 1988-1991 – Research Associate, Dept. Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology, University of Chicago, At Hopkins Marine Station

  • 1987 – Australian Museum Lizard Island Research Station Bicentennial Fellowship, Australian Museum of Natural History

  • 1985 – National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Plant Biology, National Science Foundation

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