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Suzanne Fredericq

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Department of Biology

P.O.Box 42451
Lafayette , LA  70504  

slf9209@louisiana.edu

Project List:

Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC)

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

Stop-Gap Sampling to Assess the Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Impact on Macroalgae and Macrocrustaceans in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

Bridge Grants (RFP-III)Role: Principal Investigator

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 11

2017

Krayesky-Self, S., Schmidt, W. E., Phung, D., Henry, C., Sauvage, T., Camacho, O., et al. (2017). Eukaryotic Life Inhabits Rhodolith-forming Coralline Algae (Hapalidiales, Rhodophyta), Remarkable Marine Benthic Microhabitats. Sci. Rep., 7, 45850.

2016

Krayesky-Self, S., Richards, J. L., Rahmatian, M., & Fredericq, S. (2016). Aragonite infill in overgrown conceptacles of corallineLithothamnionspp. (Hapalidiaceae, Hapalidiales, Rhodophyta): new insights in biomineralization and phylomineralogy. J. Phycol., 52(2), 161–173.
Leliaert, F., Tronholm, A., Lemieux, C., Turmel, M., DePriest, M. S., Bhattacharya, D., et al. (2016). Chloroplast phylogenomic analyses reveal the deepest-branching lineage of the Chlorophyta, Palmophyllophyceae class. nov. Sci. Rep., 6, 25367.
Sauvage, T., Schmidt, W. E., Suda, S., & Fredericq, S. (2016). A metabarcoding framework for facilitated survey of coral reef and rhodolith endolithic communities with tufA. BMC Ecology, 16(1).

2015

Camacho, O., Mattio, L., Draisma, S., Fredericq, S., & Diaz-Pulido, G. (2015). Morphological and molecular assessment of Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) from Caribbean Colombia, including the proposal of Sargassum giganteum sp. nov., Sargassum schnetteri comb. nov., and Sargassum section Cladophyllum sect. nov. Systematics and Biodiversity, 13(2), 105–130.
Yang, E. C., Kim, K. M., Kim, S. Y., Lee, J. M., Boo, G. H., Lee, J. - H., et al. (2015). Highly Conserved Mitochondrial Genomes among Multicellular Red Algae of the Florideophyceae. Genome Biol Evol, 7(8), 2394–2406.

2014

Arakaki, N., Suzuki, M., & Fredericq, S. (2014). Halarachnion(Furcellariaceae, Rhodophyta), a newly reported genus for the Gulf of Mexico, with the description ofHalarachnion louisianensissp. nov: Halarachnionfrom the Gulf of Mexico. Phycol Res, 62(4), 306–315.
Felder, D. L., Thoma, B. P., Schmidt, W. E., Sauvage, T., Self-Krayesky, S. L., Chistoserdov, A., et al. (2014). Seaweeds and Decapod Crustaceans on Gulf Deep Banks after the Macondo Oil Spill. BioScience, 64(9), 808–819.
Fredericq, S., Arakaki, N., Camacho, O., Gabriel, D., Krayesky D., Self, S., et al. (2014). A dynamic approach to the study of rhodoliths: A case study for the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Cryptogamie, Algologie, 35(1), 77–98.
Richards, J. L., Gabrielson, P. W., & Fredericq, S. (2014). New insights into the genus Lithophyllum (Lithophylloideae, Corallinaceae, Coraliinales) from deewater rhodolith beds offshore the NW Gulf of Mexico. Phytotaxa, 190(1), 162–175.
Sauvage, T., Wynne, M. J., Paul, V. J., & Fredericq, S. (2014). Morphological and molecular clarification of the enigmatic Caulerpa floridana W.R. Taylor (Chlorophyta, Bryopsidales) from the Dry Tortugas, Florida. European Journal of Phycology, 49(3), 370–383.

Conference Presentations - 33

2015

Camacho, O., Clinton, K., Self-Krayesky, S., Rees, G., Richards, J. L., Sauvage, T., et al. (2015). Trials and tribulations of Gulf of Mexico algae and macrocrustaceans inhabiting deep banks offshore Louisiana: what have we learned since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Fredericq, S., Sauvage, T., & Schmidt, W. (2015). Four years after the DWH oil spill: What has changed with the offshore seaweeds and rhodoliths in the NW Gulf of Mexico deep banks? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Rabalais, N. N., Able, K. W., Bernhard, A. E., Brown, K. M., Crandall, K. A., Engel, A. S., et al. (2015). CWC-I Plenary Presentation. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Sauvage, T., Schmidt, W. E., & Fredericq, S. (2015). New insights in the exploration of cryptic microbiota associated with pre- and post-DWH oil spill rhodoliths using Next-Generation and Sanger Sequencing: a case for the NW Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Camacho-Hadad, O., Schmidt, W., & Fredericq, S. (2014). Brown macroalgae (Phaeophyceae) growing from rhodoliths collected in the NW Gulf of Mexico. In 2014 Phycological Society of America Meeting/Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Portland, OR : 05/18/14-05/23/14: Poster.
Fredericq, S., Sauvage, T., Self, S., Richards, J., Felder, D., & Schmidt, W. E. (2014). What happened to the offshore rhodoliths and other seaweeds in the NW Gulf of Mexico since the 2010 DWH oil spill? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Fredericq, S., Sauvage, T., & Schmidt, W. E. (2014). Environmental Next-Generation sequencing coupled with Sanger sequencing reveals novel, unexpected red algal biodiversity within rhodoliths. In 2014 Phycological Society of America Meeting/Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Portland, OR : 05/18/14-05/23/14.
Richards, J. L., Gabrielson, P. W., & Fredericq, S. (2014). New insights into the genus Lithophyllum (Lithophylloideae, Corallinaceae, Corallinales) from offshore the NW Gulf of Mexico. In 2014 Phycological Society of America Meeting/Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Portland, OR : 05/18/14-05/23/14.
Sauvage, T., Schmidt, W. E., Self, S., Richards, J., Camacho, O., Venera-Ponton, D., et al. (2014). Rhodoliths offshore the NW Gulf of Mexico: before and after, inside and out. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Sauvage, T., Wynne, M. J., Paul, V. J., & Fredericq, S. (2014). Morphological and molecular clarification of the enigmatic Caulerpa floridana W.R. Taylor (Chlorophyta, Bryopsidales) from the Dry Tortugas, Florida. In 2014 Phycological Society of America Meeting/Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Portland, OR : 05/18/14-05/23/14.
Self-Krayesky, S., & Fredericq, S. (2014). Marine dinoflagellates found inside rhodoliths: Identifying one participant in a newly found endolithic association. In 2014 Phycological Society of America Meeting/Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Portland, OR : 05/18/14-05/23/14.
Tronholm, A., Leliaert, F., Depriest, M. S., Bhattacharya, D., Fredericq, S., & Lopez-Bautista, J. (2014). Phylogenetic position of Palmophyllales (Chlorophyta): independent evolution of multicellularity in deep water. In 2014 Phycological Society of America Meeting/Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Portland, OR : 05/18/14-05/23/14.

2013

Camacho, O., & Fredericq, S. (2013). The genus Lobophora: Much more diverse than we thought. In Annual Southeastern Phycological Colloquy. Dauphin Island, AL, September 27-28, 2013.
Camacho, O., Sauvage, T., Schmidt, W., Freshwater, D. W., & Fredericq, S. (2013). New insights in the diversity of the genus Lobophora (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) based on molecular and morphological evidence. In International Phycological Congress (IPC 10) & Annual Phycological Society of America Meeting. Orlando, FL, August 4-10, 2013.
Cho, T. O., Won, B. Y., & Fredericq, S. (2013). Phylogenetic relationship of various Ceramium species (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) from Florida. In International Phycological Congress (IPC 10) & Annual Phycological Society of America Meeting. Orlando, FL, August 4-10, 2013.
Felder, D. L., Fredericq, S., Thoma, B. P., Palacios-Theil, E., Bracken-Grissom, H., & Crandall, K. (2013). Assessment of Deepwater Horizon spill impacts on shelf and slope decapod crustaceans. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Fredericq, S., Krayesky, D., Sauvage, T., Gabriel, D., Schilz, T., Draisma, D., et al. (2013). A revised phylogeny of the red algal family Peyssonneliaceae (Peyssonneliales). In International Phycological Congress (IPC 10) & Annual Phycological Society of America Meeting. Orlando, FL, August 4-10, 2013.
Fredericq, S., Sauvage, T., Richards, J., Camacho, O., Venera-Ponton, D., & Schmidt, W. E. (2013). Assessment of the Deepwater Horizon spill impacts on offshore seweed diversity in the NW Gulf of Mexico. In Annual Southeastern Phycological Colloquy. Dauphin Island, AL, September 27-28, 2013: Poster.
Fredericq, S., Sauvage, T., Richards, J., Camacho. O., G., W., Venera-Ponton, D., & Schmidt, W. (2013). Function of rhodoliths as seedbanks in post-spill NW Gulf of Mexico deep banks: A novel and unexplored concept. In Invited Presentation, Department of Marine Life Science, Chosun University. Gwangjiu, Korea, July 3, 2013.
Richards, J., Gabrielson, P., & Fredericq, S. (2013). Gene sequencing reveals newly reported biodiversity of non-geniculate coralline red algae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico. In International Phycological Congress (IPC 10) & Annual Phycological Society of America Meeting. Orlando, FL, August 4-10, 2013.
Richards, J., Gabrielson, P. W., & Fredericq, S. (2013). Molecular and morphological diversity of non-geniculate coralline red algae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico. In Annual Southeastern Phycological Colloquy. Dauphin Island, AL, September 27-28, 2013.
Sauvage, T., Suda, S., & Fredericq, S. (2013). Molecular diversity of the endolithic siphonous green algal genus Ostreobium (Bryopsidales). In International Phycological Congress (IPC 10) & Annual Phycological Society of America Meeting. Orlando, FL, August 4-10, 2013.
Schmidt, W. E., Sauvage, T., Camacho, O., Richards, O., Krayesky, D., Self-Krayesky, D., et al. (2013). A dynamic approach to the study of rhodoliths: A case study for the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. In International Phycological Congress (IPC 10) & Annual Phycological Society of America Meeting. Orlando, FL, August 4-10, 2013.
Self, S., Schmidt, W., Sauvage, T., & Fredericq, S. (2013). Characterization of dinoflagellates found in rubble/rhodolith samples from the NW Gulf of Mexico and Panama. In Annual Southeastern Phycological Colloquy. Dauphin Island, AL, September 27-28, 2013.
Self-Krayesky, S. L., Schmidt, W. E., Sauvage, T., & Fredericq, S. (2013). Elemental and chemical characterization of rhodolith samples from the NW Gulf of Mexico and Panama. In International Phycological Congress (IPC 10) & Annual Phycological Society of America Meeting. Orlando, FL, August 4-10, 2013.
Tronholm, A., DePriest, M. S., Bhattacharya, D., Fredericq, S., & Lopez-Bautista, J. (2013). Inferring the phylogenetic position of Palmophyllales using the genome of Verdigellas peltata. In Annual Southeastern Phycological Colloquy. Dauphin Island, AL, September 27-28, 2013.
Tronholm, A., DePriest, M. S., Bhattacharya, D., Fredericq, S., & Lopez-Bautista, J. (2013). Inferring the phylogenetic position of the Palmophyllales using the genome of Verdigellas peltata. In International Phycological Congress (IPC 10) & Annual Phycological Society of America Meeting. Orlando, FL, August 4-10, 2013.

2012

Fredericq, S., & Schmidt, W. E. (2012). Effects of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon cruid oil spill on offshore seaweed diversity in the NW Gulf of Mexico. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.
Fredericq, S., Krayesky, D., Sauvage, T., Gabriel, D., & Schmidt, W. E. (2012). The intriguing and hidden world of the Peyssonneliaceae. In Southeastern Phycological Colloquy. Miami, FL, October 20, 2012.
Fredericq, S., Krayesky, D., & Schmidt, W. E. (2012). New insights into the generic concepts and species diversity of the red algal family Peyssonneliaceae (Peyssonneliales). In Asian Pacific Phycological Forum. Yeosu, Korea, October 9-14, 2012.
Fredericq, S., Schmidt, W. E., Gabriel, D., Sauvage, T., Norris, J. N., & Krayesky, D. (2012). Characterization of offshore rhodolith beds in the NW Gulf of Mexico: trials and tribulations since the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. In Southeastern Phycological Colloquy. Miami, FL, October 20, 2012.
Lopez-Bautista, J. M., Yoon, H. W., Bhattacharya, D., Boo, S. M., Fredericq, S., Hommersand, M., et al. (2012). REDTOL: The red algal tree of life. In Asian Pacific Phycological Forum. Yeosu, Korea, October 9-14, 2012.
Richards, J., Gardiner, W., Schmidt, W., Venera-Ponton, D., Camacho, O., Sauvage, T., et al. (2012). The Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the seaweeds: Before and After. In Southeastern Phycological Colloquy. Miami, FL, October 20, 2012.