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Charles Fisher

Pennsylvania State University

Department of Biology

208 Mueller Lab
University Park, PA  16802  

cfisher@psu.edu

Project List:

Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf-2 (ECOGIG-2)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead

Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf (ECOGIG)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 8

2016

Fisher, C., Montagna, P., & Sutton, T. (2016). How Did the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Impact Deep-Sea Ecosystems? Oceanog, 29(3), 182–195.
Girard, F., Fu, B., & Fisher, C. (2016). Mutualistic symbiosis with ophiuroids limited the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on deep-sea octocorals. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 549, 89–98.
Prouty, N. G., Fisher, C. R., Demopoulos, A. W. J., & Druffel, E. R. M. (2016). Growth rates and ages of deep-sea corals impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 196–212.

2015

Ruiz-Ramos, D. V., Saunders, M., Fisher, C. R., Baums, I. B., & Matz, M. V. (2015). Home Bodies and Wanderers: Sympatric Lineages of the Deep-Sea Black Coral Leiopathes glaberrima. PLoS ONE, 10(10), e0138989.

2014

Fisher, C. R., Demopoulos, A. W. J., Cordes, E. E., Baums, I. B., White, H. K., & Bourque, J. R. (2014). Coral Communities as Indicators of Ecosystem-Level Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Spill. Bioscience, 64(9), 796–807.
Fisher, C. R., Hsing, P. Y., Kaiser, C., Yoerger, D., Roberts, H. H., Shedd, W., et al. (2014). Footprint of Deepwater Horizon blowout impact to deep-water coral communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(32), 11744–11749.

2013

Hsing, P. - Y., Fu, B., Larcom, E. A., Berlet, S. P., Shank, T. M., Govindarajan, A. F., et al. (2013). Evidence of lasting impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on a deep Gulf of Mexico coral community. Elem. Sci. Anth., 1(1), 000012 Ep -.

2012

White, H., Hsing, P. - Y., Cho, W., Shank, T., Cordes, E., Quattrini, R., et al. (2012). Impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on a deep-water coral community in the Gulf of Mexico. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(40), E2647.

Conference Presentations - 14

2017

Baums, I., Dannenberg, R., Ruiz-Ramos, D. V., Vohsen, S., & Fisher, C. (2017). Ecology and Evolution of Deep Sea Coral-Associated Bacterial Communities. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.

2016

Curtis, C., Fu, B., Girard, F., Fisher, C., & Boyer, T. (2016). Using image-based Long-term monitoring to understand the biology and recovery of deep-sea coral communities after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In 6th International Symposium Deep Sea Corals. Boston, MA : 09/11/16-09/16/16.
Vohsen, S., Baums, I., & Fisher, C. (2016). High-throughput metabolomics identifies species- and cold seep-specific metabolites in corals. In 6th International Symposium Deep Sea Corals. Boston, MA : 09/11/16-09/16/16.
Vohsen, S., Baums, I., & Fisher, C. (2016). High-Throughput Metabolomics Identifies Species- and Habitat-Specific Metabolites in Corals. In 13th International Coral Reef Symposium. Honolulu, HI : 06/19/16-06/24/16.

2015

Fisher, C., & Girard, F. (2015). Update on the status of deep water corals impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In 14th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium. Aveiro, Portugal : 08/31/15-09/04/15.
Girard, F., Fisher, C., & Fu, B. (2015). Understanding the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on coral communities in the deep gulf of Meixico: the importance of symbiosis. In 14th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium. Aveiro, Portugal : 08/31/15-09/04/15: Poster.
Ruiz-Ramos, D., Dannenberg, R., Fisher, C., & Vohsen, S. (2015). Ecology and Evolution of Deep Sea Coral-Associated Bacterial Communities. In Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) 2015. Vienna, Austria : 07/12/15-07/16/15.

2014

Baums, I. B., Ruiz-Ramos, D.,, Fisher, C., Bracco, A., & Cardona, Y. (2014). The biological footprint of oil and dispersant exposure. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Dannenberg, R., Baums, I., Ruiz, D., & Fisher, C. (2014). Deep Sea Coral-Associated Bacterial Community Composition Analysis Using 16S rDNA. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Fisher, C. R. (2014). Corals as deep-water sentinels of anthropogenic impact: Lessons from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Deep Blue Days. Brest, France : 10/15/2014.
Fisher, C. R. (2014). Impact of oil pollution from the Deepwater Horizon spill on deep water ecosystems. In Norwegian Ecotoxicology Symposium. Stavengar, Norway : 10/23/2014.

2013

Fisher, C. (2013). The human factor: Anthropogenic impact to the Earth's final frontier. In Dalhousie University. Hailifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, April 9, 2013.
Fisher, C., Hsing, P. Y., Fu, B., Dixon, P., Kaiser, C., Yoerger, D., et al. (2013). Impact to deep-water corals from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.

2012

D'Emidio, M., Ingrassia, M., Lutken, C., Macelloni, L., Simonetti, A., Lapham, L., et al. (2012). Biogeographical classification of seafloor seeps at a carbonate hydrate mound, northern Gulf of Mexico. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12: Poster.