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Joshua Stone

Title: Assistant Professor
Research Concentration - Ecology; Marine Biology
Department: Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803- 777-2932
Office: EWS 615
Resources: Stone Lab Website
Curriculum Vitae

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My research is focused on how zooplankton populations are changing in response to variable environmental conditions, and the effects those changes have on carbon cycling and food web interactions.


  • Briland, R.D., P. Stone, M. Manubolu, J. Lee, S.A. Ludsin. In press. Cyanobacterial blooms modify food web structure and interactions in western Lake Erie. Harmful Algae.
  • Stone, J.P., D. K. Steinberg, M. C. Fabrizio. 2019. Long-term changes in gelatinous zooplankton in Chesapeake Bay, USA: Environmental controls and interspecific interactions. Estuaries and Coasts, 42(2): 513-527.
  • Stone, J.P., D. K. Steinberg. 2018. Influence of top-down control in the plankton food web on vertical carbon flux: a case study in the Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 498: 16-24.
  • Stone, J.P., D. K. Steinberg. 2016. Salp contributions to vertical carbon flux in the Sargasso Sea. Deep-Sea Research I, 113: 90-100.
  • Stone, J.P., D.K. Steinberg. 2014. Long-term time-series study of salp population dynamics in the Sargasso Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 510:111-127.
  • Lefcheck, J.S., M. A. Whalen, T. M. Davenport, P. Stone, J. E. Duffy. 2013. Physiological effects of diet mixing on consumer fitness: a meta-analysis. Ecology, 94(3):565-572.
  • Fisher, T.R., T.E. Jordan, K.W. Staver, A.B. Gustafson, A.I. Koskelo, R.J. Fox, A.J. Sutton, T. Kana, K.A. Beckert, P. Stone, G. McCarty, M. Lang. 2010. The Choptank Basin in Transition: Intensifying Agriculture, Slow Urbanization, and Estuarine Eutrophication, Ed. Michael J. Kennish and Hans W. Paerl. Coastal Lagoons: Critical Habitats of Environmental Change. CRC Press, 135-165.
  • Stuckert, A.M.M., P. Stone, J.R. Asper, M.G. Rinker, C.L. Rutt, N.C. Trimmer & E.D. Lindquist. 2009. Microhabitat use and spatial distribution in Picado's Bromeliad Treefrog, Isthmohyla picadoi (Anura, Hylidae). Phyllomedusa, 8(2):125-134.

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