Scientific Publications


1. Vijayavel, K., Downs, C.A., Ostrander, G.K., Richmond, R.H. (2011). Oxidative DNA damage induced by iron chloride in the larvae of the lace coral Pocillopora damicornis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology.

2. Downs, C.A., Woodley, C.M., Fauth, J.E., Knutson, S., Burtscher, M., May, L., Avadanei, A., Higgins, J., Ostrander, G.K. (2011). A survey of environmental
pollutants and cellular-stress biomarkers of Porites astreoides at six sites in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Ecotoxicology 20:1914-1931

3. Vizel, M., Loya, Y., Downs, C.A., Kramarsky-Winter, E. (2010). Coral
micropropagation: a novel technology for establishment of clonal polyp lines and the manipulation of developmental differentiation. Marine Biotechnology 13:423-432.

4. Downs, C.A., Fauth, J.F., Downs, V.D., Ostrander, G.K. (2010). In vitro cell-toxicity screening as an alternative animal model for coral toxicology: effects of heat stress, sulfide, rotenone, cyanide, and cuprous oxide on cell viability and mitochondrial function. Ecotoxicology 19:171-184.

5. Kurochkin I.O. Ivanina A.V., Eilers S., Downs C.A., Mays, L., Sokolova I.M. (2009). Cadmium affects metabolic responses to prolonged anoxia and reoxygenation in eastern oysters Crassostrea virginica. American Journal of Physiology 297: R1262-R1272.

6. Downs, C.A., Kramarsky-Winter, E., Woodley, C.M., Downs, A.G., Winters, G., Loya, Y., Ostrander, G.K. (2009). Cellular pathology and histopathology of hypo-salinity exposure on the coral Stylophora pistillata. Science of the Total Environment. 407:4838-4851.

7. Joyner-Matos, J., Andrezejewski, J., Briggs, L., Baker, S.M., Downs, C.A., D. Julian. (2009). Assessment of Cellular and Functional Biomarkers in Bivalves Exposed to Ecologically-Relevant Abiotic Stressors. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 21:104- 116.

8. Kramarsky-Winter, E., Downs, C.A., Downs, A.G. Loya, Y. (2009). Cellular responses in the coral Stylophora pistillata exposed to eutrophication from fish mariculture. Evolutionary Ecological Research 11:1-21.

9. Downs, C.A., Kramarsky-Winter, E., Martinez, J., Kushmaro, A., Woodley, C.M., Loya, Y., G.K. Ostrander. (2009). Symbiophagy as a mechanism for coral bleaching. Autophagy 5:211-216.

10. Joyner-Matos, J., Chapman, L.J., Downs, C.A., Hofer T., Leeuwenburgh, C., Julian, D. (2007). Stress response of a freshwater clam along an abiotic gradient: Too much oxygen may limit distribution. Functional Ecology 21:344-355.

11. Downs, C.A., Downs, A.G. (2007). Preliminary examination of cellular toxicological responses of the coral Madracis mirabilis to acute Irgarol 1051 exposure: application of cellular diagnostics. Archives of Toxicology and Contaminant Chemistry 52:47-57.

12. Joyner-Matos, J., Downs, C.A. Julian, D. (2006). Increased expression of stress proteins in the surf clam Donax variabilis following hydrogen sulfide exposure. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, pt. A. 45:245-257.

13. Downs, C.A., Richmond, R.H., Mendiola, W.H., Rougée, L., G. K. Ostrander. (2006).Cellular-physiological effects of the MV Kyowa Violet fuel oil-spill incident on the coral, Porites lobata. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 25: 3171-3180.

14. Rougée, L., Downs, C.A., Richmond, R.H., G. K. Ostrander. (2006). Alteration of normal cellular profiles in the stony coral Pocillopora damicornis following laboratory exposure to fuel oil. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 25: 3181 -3187.

15. Traylor-Knowles, N. Domart-Coulon, I., Peters, E. Elbert, E. Downs, C.A. Price, K.,Stubbs, J., McLaughlin, S., Cox, E., Aeby, G., Ostrander, G. (2006). Cellular and skeletal characteristics of growth anomalies of Porites compressa coral. Coral Reefs. 25:531-543.

16. Downs, C.A., C.M., Woodley, R.H. Richmond, L.L. Lanning, R. Owens (2005). Shifting the Paradigm for Coral Reef ‘Health’ Assessment. Marine Pollution Bulletin 51:486-494.

17. Downs, C.A., Fauth, J.E., Robinson, C.E., Curry, R., Lanzendorf, B., Halas, J.C., Halas, J., C.M. Woodley (2005). Cellular Diagnostics and Coral Health: Declining Coral Health in the Florida Keys. Marine Pollution Bulletin 51:558-569.