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Publications of Dr. Timothy Shank

  1. Stocks, K., N. Jacobson-Stout and T.M. Shank.  Information management strategies for deep-sea biological research. In: Biological Sampling in the Deep Sea. Eds. M. Clark and M. Consalvey. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford (in press).
  2. Shank, T.M.  Seamount genetics: enabling the understanding of biodiversity, connectivity, evolution, and endemism. In: Deep-sea cobalt-rich ferromanganese crust deposits and distribution patterns of seamount fauna (in press).
  3. Reitzel, A.M., S. Herrera*, M.J. Layden, M.Q. Martindale, and T.M. Shank (2013) Going where traditional markers have not gone before: utility of and promise for RAD-sequencing in marine invertebrate phylogeography and population genomics.  Molecular Ecology (doi: 10.1111/mec.12228).
  4. *Herrera, S., T.M. Shank, and J.A. Sánchez. Spatial and temporal patterns of genetic variation in the widespread antitropical deep-sea coral Paragorgia arborea. Molecular Ecology (doi: 10.1111/mec.12074).
  5. *Bors, E.K., A.A. Rowden, E.W. Maas, M. Clark, and T.M. Shank. Patterns of genetic connectivity in the deep-water New Zealand region: implications for management of benthic ecosystems. PLoS One 7(11): e49474. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049474).
  6. Pontbriand, C.W., S.A. Soule, R.A. Sohn, S.E. Humphris, C. Kunz, H. Singh, Ko-ichi Nakamura, M. Jakobssen, and T.M. Shank. Effusive and explosive volcanism on the ultraslow-spreading Gakkel Ridge, 85°E. Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems 13, Q10005, doi:10.1029/2012GC004187.
  7. White, H.K., P. Yuan Hsing, W. Cho*, T.M. Shank, E. Cordes, A.M. Quattrini, R. K. Nelson, R. Camilli, A. Demopoulos, C.R. German, J.M. Brooks, H.H. Roberts, W. Shedd, C.M. Reddy, and C.R. Fisher. Reply to Boehm  and Carragher: Multiple lines of evidence link deep-water coral damage to Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
  8. White, H.K., P. Yuan Hsing, W. Cho*, T.M. Shank, E. Cordes, A.M. Quattrini, R. K. Nelson, R. Camilli, A. Demopoulos, C.R. German, J.M. Brooks, H.H. Roberts, W. Shedd, C.M. Reddy, and C.R. Fisher. Impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on a deep-water coral community in the Gulf of Mexico (2012) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Special Feature). doi: 10.1073/pnas.1118029109.
  9. Fornari, D.J., K.L. Von Damm, J.G. Bryce, J.P. Cowen, V. Ferrini, A. Fundis, M.D. Lilley, G.W. Luther III, L.S. Mullineaux, M.R. Perfit, M.F. Meana-Prado, K.H. Rubin, W.E. Seyfried Jr., T.M. Shank, S.A. Soule, M. Tolstoy, and S.M. White (2012) The East Pacific Rise between 9°N and 10°N: Twenty-five years of integrated, multidisciplinary oceanic spreading center studies. Oceanography 25(1):18–43.
  10. Luther, G.W. III, A. Gartman, M. Yücel, A.S. Madison, T.S. Moore, H.A. Nees, D.B. Nuzzio, A. Sen, R.A. Lutz, T.M. Shank, and C.R. Fisher (2012) Chemistry, temperature, and faunal distributions at diffuse-flow hydrothermal vents: Comparison of two geologically distinct ridge systems. Oceanography 25(1):234–245.
  11. Rogers, A.D., P. A. Tyler, D.P. Connelly, J. T. Copley, R. James, R. D. Larter, K. Linse, R. A. Mills, A. Naveira-Garabato, R.D. Pancost, D.A. Pearce, N.V.C. Polunin, T.M. Shank, C. R. German, B. Alker, A. Aquilina, S. A. Bennett, A. Clarke, R.J.J. Dinley, A.G.C. Graham, D.R.H. Green, J.A. Hawkes, L. Hepburn, A. Hilario, V.A.I. Huvenne, L. Marsh, E. Ramirez-Llodra, W.D.K. Reid, C.N. Roterman, C.J. Sweeting, S. Thatje, K. Zwirglmaier (2012) The discovery of deep-sea hydrothermal vent communities in the Southern Ocean and implications for biogeography. PLoS Biology 10(1): e1001234. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001234.
  12. Van Dover, C.L., C.R. Smith, J. Ardron, D. Dunn, K. Gjerde, L. Levin, S. Arnaud-Haond, Y. Beaudoin, J. Bezaury, G. Boland, D. Billett, M. Carr, G. Cherkashov, A. Cook, F. DeLeo, C.R. Fisher, L. Godet, P. Halpin, M. Lodge, L. Menot, K. Miller, L. Naudts, C. Nugent, L. Pendleton, S. Plouviez, A.A. Rowden, R.S. Santos, T.M. Shank, S. Smith, C. Tao, A. Tawake, A. Thurnherr and T. Treude (2012) Designating networks of chemosynthetic ecosystem reserves in the deep sea. Marine Policy 36: 378-381).
  13. Resing, J.A., R. Embley, K.H. Rubin, J. Lupton, E. Baker, T. Baumberger, N.J. Buck, D. Butterfield, D. Caress, D. Clague, J. Cowen, R. Davis, R. Dziak, J. Huber, N. Keller, M.D. Lilley, S. Merle, P. Michael, A-L Reysenbach, T.M. Shank, A. Soule, H. Thomas, and S. Walker (2011) An active submarine boninite eruption at West Mata Volcano in the NE Lau Basin. Nature Geoscience 4:799-806.
  14. Van Dover C.L., C.R Smith CR, J. Ardron, S. Arnaud, Y. Beaudoin, J. Bezaury, G. Boland, D. Billett, M. Carr G. Cherkashov, A. Cook, F. DeLeo, D. Dunn, C.R. Fisher, L. Godet, K. Gjerde, P. Halpin, L. Levin, M. Lodge, L. Menot, K. Miller, D. Milton, L. Naudts, C. Nugent, L. Pendleton, S. Plouviez, A. Rowden, R. Santos, T.M. Shank, S. Smith, C. Tao, A. Tawake, A. Thurnherr, T. Treude (2012)  Environmental management of deep-sea chemosynthetic ecosystems: Justification of and considerations for a spatially-based approach. Kingston, Jamaica: International Seabed Authority (Technical Study: #9).
  15. Bettencourt, R., R. Pinheiro, C. Egas, P. Gomes, M. Afonso, T.M. Shank and R. Serrão Santos (2010) Sequencing and analysis of the gill tissue transcriptome from the deep-sea hydrothermal vent mussel Bathymodiolus azoricus using 454 GSFlx. BMC Genomics 11:559.
  16. Baker, M.C., E. Ramirez-Llodra, P.A. Tyler, C.R. German, L. Levin, A. Rowden, A. Metaxas, E. Cordes, R. Santos, C. Van Dover, T.M. Shank, C. Young, N. Dubilier and A. Boetius (2010) Biogeography, ecology and vulnerability of chemosynthetic ecosystems in the deep sea.  In: Life in the World’s Oceans: Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance (A. McIntyre, ed.) pp.161-182.
  17. Shank, T.M. (2010) Seamounts: deep-ocean laboratories of faunal connectivity, evolution, and endemism. Oceanography 23:108–122.
  18. Clark, M.R., A.A. Rowden, T. Schlacher, A. Williams, M. Consalvey, K.I. Stocks, A.D. Rogers, T.D. O’Hara, M. White, T.M. Shank and J.M. Hall-Spencer (2010) The ecology of seamounts: structure, function, and human impacts. Annual Review of Marine Science 2:253-278.
  19. #Adams, D.K., S.W. Mills, T.M. Shank and L.S. Mullineaux (2010) Expanding dispersal studies at hydrothermal vents through species identification of cryptic larval forms. Marine Biology 157:1049-1062.
  20. Kelley, D. and T.M. Shank (2010) Hydrothermal Systems: A Decade of Discovery in Slow-Spreading Environments.  In: Diversity of Hydrothermal Systems on Slow-Spreading Ocean Ridges. AGU Monograph 188. P. Rona, B. Murton, eds. pp. 369-407.
  21. *Cho, W. and T.M. Shank (2010) Incongruent patterns of genetic connectivity among four ophiuroid species on North Atlantic Seamounts. Marine Ecology 31:121-143.
  22. Plouviez, S., T.M. Shank, B Faure, C. Daguin-Thiebaut, F. Viard, F.H. Lallier and D. Jollivet (2009) Comparative phylogeography among hydrothermal vent species along the East Pacific Rise reveals vicariant processes and population expansion in the South. Molecular Ecology 18: 3903-3917.
  23. #Moore, T.S., T.M.  Shank, D.B. Nuzzio and G.W. Luther III (2009) Time-series chemical and temperature habitat characterization of diffuse flow hydrothermal sites at 9°50’N East Pacific Rise. Deep-Sea Research 56:1616-1621.
  24. #Nees, H.A., R.A. Lutz, T.M. Shank and G.W. Luther III (2009) Pre- & post-eruption diffuse flow variability among tubeworm habitats at 9°50’N on the East Pacific Rise. Deep-Sea Research 56:1607-1615.
  25. Sohn, R.A., C. Willis, S. Humphris, T.M. Shank, H. Singh, H.N. Edmonds, C. Kunz, U. Hedman, E. Helmke, M. Jakuba, B. Liljebladh, J. Linder, C. Murphy, K. Nakamura, T. Sato, V. Schlindwein, C. Stranne, M. Tausenfreund, L. Upchurch, P. Winsor, M. Jakobsson and A. Soule (2008) Explosive volcanism on the ultraslow-spreading Gakkel ridge, Arctic Ocean. Nature 453:1236-1238.
  26. #Jennings, R.M., T.M. Shank, L.S. Mullineaux and K.M. Halanych (2008) Assessment of the Cape Cod phylogeographic break using the bamboo worm Clymenella torquata reveals the role of regional water masses in dispersal. Journal of Heredity 100:86-96.
  27. German, C.R., S.A. Bennett, D.P. Connelly, A.J. Evans, B.J. Murton, L.M. Parson, R.D. Prien, E. Ramirez-Llodra, M. Jakuba, T.M. Shank and D.R. Yoerger (2008) Hydrothermal activity on the southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge: tectonically- and volcanically-controlled venting at 4-5°S.Earth and Planetary Science Letters 273 (3-4):332-344.
  28. Fusaro*, A.J., A.R. Baco*, G. Gerlach and T.M. Shank (2008) Development and characterization of 12 microsatellite markers from the deep-sea hydrothermal vent siboglinid Riftia pachyptila. Molecular Ecology Notes 8:132-134.
  29. Luther III, G.W., B. Glazer, M. Shufen, R.E. Trouwborst, T.S. Moore, C. Kraiya, T. Waite, G. Druschel, B. Sundby, M. Taillefert, D.B. Nuzzio and T.M. Shank (2008) Use of voltammetric solid-state (micro)electrodes for studying biogeochemical processes: laboratory measurements to real-time measurements with an in situ electrochemical analyzer (ISEA). Marine Chemistry 108:221–235.
  30. Lutz, R.A., T.M. Shank, G.W. Luther III, C. Vetriani, M. Tolstoy, D.B. Nuzzio, T.S. Moore, F. Waldhauser, M. Crespo-Medina, A. Chatziefthimou, E.R. Annis and A.J. Reed. (2008) Interrelationships between fluid chemistry, temperature, and seismic activity and biological community structure at a deep-sea hydrothermal vent along the East Pacific Rise.  Journal of Shellfish Research, Special Volume 27:177-190.
  31. #Nees, H.A., T. Moore, K.M. Mullaugh, R.R. Holyoke, C.P. Jansen, S. Ma, E. Metzger, T.J. Waite, M. Yucel, R.A. Lutz, T.M. Shank, C. Vetriani, D.B. Nuzzio and G.W. Luther III (2008) Hydrothermal vent mussel habitat chemistry, pre- and post-eruption at 9°50’ North on the East Pacific Rise (2008) Journal of Shellfish Research, Special Volume 27:169-176.
  32. German, C.R., D.R. Yoerger, M. Jakuba and T.M. Shank, C.H. Langmuir and K. Nakamura (2008) Hydrothermal exploration with the Autonomous Benthic Explorer. Deep-Sea Research, 55:203–219.
  33. Love, B.A., J.A. Resing, J.P. Cowen, J.E. Lupton, D.J. Fornari, T.M. Shank, M.D. Lilley and D. Biller (2008) Methane, Manganese, and Methane Isotopic Composition in Hydrothermal Plumes Following Volcanic Eruptions on the East Pacific Rise Near 9º50’N. Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems 9, Q06T01, doi:10.1029/2008GC002104.
  34. Ferrini, V.L., D.J. Fornari, T.M. Shank, J.C. Kinsey, M.A. Tivey, S.A. Soule, S.M. Carbotte, L.L. Whitcomb, D. Yoerger and J. Howland (2007) Submeter bathymetric mapping of volcanic and hydrothermal features on the East Pacific Rise crest at 9°50′N. Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems 8, Q01006, doi:10.1029/2006GC001333.
  35. Cowen, J.P., D.J. Fornari, T.M. Shank, B. Love, B. Glazer, A.H. Treuch, R.C. Holmes, S.A. Soule, E.T. Baker, M. Tolstoy and K.R. Pomraning (2007) Volcanic eruptions on the East Pacific Rise near 9°50’N. EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union 88:81-83.
  36. Shank, T.M. and K.M. Halanych (2007) Toward a mechanistic understanding of larval dispersal: insights from genomic fingerprinting of deep-sea hydrothermal vent populations. Marine Ecology 28:25-35.
  37. Ramirez-Llodra, E., T.M. Shank and C.R. German (2007) Biodiversity and biogeography of hydrothermal vent species: thirty years of discovery and investigations. Oceanography 20:30-41.
  38. Yoerger, D.R, A.M. Bradley, M. Jakuba, C.R. German, T.M. Shank and M. Tivey (2007) Autonomous and remotely-operated vehicle technology for hydrothermal vent discovery, exploration, and sampling. Oceanography 20(1):152-161.
  39. *Waller, R.G., J. Adkins, L. Robinson and T.M. Shank (2007) Ancient DNA techniques and their utility in deep-water coral research. Bulletin of Marine Science, Special Volume on Deep-Water Corals 81(2):351-359.
  40. *Waller, R., L. Watling, P. Auster and T.M. Shank (2007) Fisheries impacts on the Corner Rise Seamounts. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 87:1075-1076.
  41. Hasse, K.M., S. Petersen, A. Koschinsky, R. Seifert, C.W. Devey, N. Dubilier, S. Fretzdorff, D. Garbe-Schönberg, C. R. German, O. Giere, R. Keir, J. Kuever, K.S. Lackschewitz, J. Mawick, H. Marbler, B. Melchert, C. Mertens, C. Ostertag-Henning, J. Paulick, M. Perner, M. Peters, S. Sander, O. Schmale, T.M. Shank, J. Stecher, U. Stöber, J. Srauss, J. Süling, M. Walter, M. Warmuth, S. Weber, U. Westernströer, D. Yoerger and F. Zielinski (2007) Young volcanism and related hydrothermal activity at 5°S on the slow-spreading southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems 8(11): Q11002, doi:10.1029/2006GC001509.
  42. Pester, N.J., D.A. Butterfield, D.I. Foustoukos, K.K. Roe, K. Ding, T.M. Shank and W.E. Seyfried, Jr. (2007) The chemistry of diffuse-flow vent fluids on the Galápagos Rift (86°W): temporal variability and subseafloor phase equilibria controls. In: Magma to Microbe: Modeling Hydrothermal Processes at Ocean Spreading Centers, AGU Geophysical Monograph Series 178:123-144.
  43. Scheirer, D.S., T.M. Shank and D.J. Fornari (2006) Temperature Variations at diffuse and focused flow hydrothermal vent sites along the northern East Pacific Rise. Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems 7(3): Q03002, doi:10.1029/2005GC001094.
  44. *Baco-Taylor, A.R., M. Clark and T.M. Shank (2006) Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers for the precious coral, Corallium lauuense. Molecular Ecology Notes 6:147-149.
  45. Tolstoy, M., J.P. Cowen, E.T. Baker, D.J. Fornari, K.H. Rubin, T.M. Shank, F. Waldhauser, D.R. Bohnenstiehl, D.W. Forsyth, R.C. Holmes, B. Love, M.R. Perfit, R.T. Weekly, S.A. Soule, and B. Glazer (2006) A seafloor spreading event captured by seismometers: forecasting and characterizing an eruption. Science 314:1920-1922.
  46. DeChaine, E.G., T.M. Shank and C.M. Cavanaugh (2006) Off-axis symbiosis found: characterization and biogeography of bacterial symbionts of Bathymodiolus mussels from Lost City hydrothermal vents. Environmental Microbiology 8(11):1902-1912.
  47. Kelley, D.S., J. Karson, G.L. Früh-Green, D. Yoerger, T.M. Shank, D.A. Butterfield, J. Hayes, M.O. Schrenk, E. Olson, G. Proskurowski, M. Jakuba, A. Bradley, B. Larson, K. Ludwig, D. Glickson, K. Buckman*, A. Bradley, K. Roe, M.J. Elend, A. Delacour, S. Bernasconi, M.D. Lilley, J.A. Baross, R. Summons, S. Sylva (2005) A serpentinite-hosted ecosystem: the Lost City Hydrothermal Field. Science 307:1428-1434.
  48. Martin, J. and T.M. Shank (2005) A new species of the shrimp genus Chorocaris (Decapoda, Caridea, Alvinocarididae) from hydrothermal vents in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 116:158-167.
  49. *Baco-Taylor, A.R. and T.M. Shank (2005) Population genetic structure of the Hawaiian Precious Coral Corallium lauuense using microsatellites. In: Cold-water Corals and Ecosystems. A. Freiwald & J.M. Roberts (eds). Springer, Heidelberg pp. 663-678.
  50. Komai, T., T.M. Shank and C.L. Van Dover (2005) A new species of Alvinocaris (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Alvinocarididae) and new record of A. muricola from methane seeps on the Blake Ridge Diapir, Northwestern Atlantic. Zootaxa 1019:27-42.
  51. Carbotte, S., R. Arko, D. Chayes, W. Haxby, K. Lehnert, S. O’Hara, W. Ryan, T. Shipley, L. Gahagan, K. Johnson and T.M. Shank (2004) New integrated data management system for Ridge2000 and MARGINS research. EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union 82:425-433.
  52. Fornari, D., M. Tivey, H. Schouten, M. Perfit, K.L. Von Damm, D. Yoerger, A. Bradley, M. Edwards, R. Haymon, T.M. Shank, D. Scheirer and P. Johnson (2004) Submarine lava flow emplacement processes at the East Pacific Rise 9° 50’N: implications for hydrothermal fluid circulation and biological community structure in the upper ocean crust. AGU Geophysical Monograph Series 148, 311pp.
  53. Shank, T.M. and J. Martin (2003) A new caridean shrimp of the family Alvinocarididae from thermal vents at the Menez Gwen site on the Mid‑Atlantic Ridge. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 116(1):277-292.
  54. Van Dover, C., P. Aharon, J.M. Bernhard, M. Doerries, W. Flickinger, W. Gilhooly, K. Knick, S. Macko, S. Rapoport, C. Ruppel, J. Salerno, R. Seitz, B.K. Sen Gupta, T.M. Shank, M. Turnipseed, R. Vrijenhoek and E. Watkins (2003) Blake Ridge methane seeps: characterization of a soft-sediment, chemosynthethically based ecosystem. Deep-Sea Research 50:281-300.
  55. Tunnicliffe, V., J. Baross, A.V. Gebruk, O. Giere, A. Koschinsky, A. Reysenbach, T.M. Shank and M. Summit (2003) Interactions between biotic processes at vents and physical, chemical, and geological conditions. In: Energy and Mass Flux Through the Biological Component of Hydrothermal Vent System. V. Tunnicliffe and C. German (eds), Dahlem University Press. pp 251-270.
  56. Von Damm, K.L., M.D. Lilley, W.C. Shanks III, M. Brockington, A.M. Bray, K.M. O’Grady, E. Olson, A. Graham, G. Proskurowski, T.M. Shank, R. Collier, J. Cowen, R. Haymon, M.K. Tivey, D. Fornari, K. Nakamura, E. McLaughlin-West, J. Kaye, J. Sarrazin and B. Cushman (2003) Extraordinary phase separation and segregation in vent fluids from the southern East Pacific Rise. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 206:365-378.
  57. Shank, T.M., D. Fornari and D. Yoerger et al. (2003) Deep submergence synergy - Alvin and ABE explore the Galápagos Rift at 86°W.  EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union 84:425-433.
  58. Lutz, R.A., T.M. Shank, P. Rona, A. Reed, W. Lange, S. Low and E. Kristof  (2002) Recent advances in imaging deep-sea hydrothermal vents.  Cahiers de Biologie Marine 43:267-269.
  59. Van Dover, C.L., S. E. Humphris, D. Fornari, C.M. Cavanaugh, R. Collier, S.K. Goffredi, J. Hashimoto, M.D. Lilley, A.L. Reysenbach, T.M. Shank, K. L. Von Damm, A. Banta, R. M. Gallant, D. Gotz, D. Green, J. Hall, T. L. Harmer, L. A. Hurtado, P. Johnson, Z. P. McKiness, C. Meredith, E. Olson, I. L. Pan, M. Turnipseed, Y. Won, C. R. Young III, R. C. Vrijenhoek. (2001) Biogeography and ecological setting of Indian Ocean hydrothermal vents. Science 294:818-823.
  60. Luther, G.W., T. Rozan, M. Taillefert, D. Nuzzio, C. DiMeo, T.M. Shank, R.A. Lutz and S.C. Cary (2001) Chemical speciation drives hydrothermal vent ecology. Nature 410:813-815.
  61. Shank, T.M. and A.G. Humes (2001) Siphonostomatoid copepods from hydrothermal vents at the Southern East Pacific Rise. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 114:12-16.
  62. Gebruk, A., P. Chevaldonné, T.M. Shank, R.A. Lutz and R.C. Vrijenhoek (2000) Hydrothermal vent communities of the Logatchev area (14°45'N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge): evidence for high diversity and biomass. Marine Ecological Progress Series 80:383-393.
  63. Sheader, M., C.L. Van Dover and T.M. Shank (2000) Structure and function of Halice hesmonectes (Amphipoda: Pardaliscidae) swarms from hydrothermal vents in the eastern Pacific. Marine Biology 5:901-911.
  64. Smirnov, A.V., A.V. Gebruk, S.V. Galkin and T.M. Shank (2000) New species of holothurian (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from hydrothermal vent habitats.  Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 80(2):321-328.
  65. Shank, T.M., M.B. Black, K. Halanych, R.A. Lutz and R.C. Vrijenhoek (1999) Miocene radiation of deep-sea hydrothermal vent shrimp (Caridea: Bresiliidae): evidence from mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 13(2):244-254.
  66. Lutz, R.A., D. Desbruyères, T.M. Shank and R.C. Vrijenhoek (1998) A deep-sea hydrothermal vent community dominated by stauromedusae. Deep-Sea Research 45:329-334.
  67. Feldman, R.A., T.M. Shank, A.R. Baco*, R.C. Vrijenhoek and C.R. Smith (1998) Vestimentiferan on a whalefall. Biological Bulletin 194:116-119.
  68. Fornari, D.J., T.M. Shank, K.L. Von Damm, T.K.P. Gregg, M.D. Lilley, G. Levai, A. Bray, R. Haymon, M. Perfit and R.A. Lutz (1998) Time-series temperature measurements at high-temperature hydrothermal vents, East Pacific Rise 9 °49'-51'N: monitoring a crustal cracking event. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 160:419-431.
  69. Shank, T.M., Lutz, R.A. and R.C. Vrijenhoek (1998) Molecular systematics of shrimp (Decapoda: Bresiliidae) from deep-sea hydrothermal vents: enigmatic "small orange" shrimp from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge are juvenile Rimicaris exoculata. Molecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology 7:88-96.
  70. Shank, T.M., D.J. Fornari, K.L. Von Damm, M.D. Lilley, R.M. Haymon and R.A. Lutz (1998) Temporal and spatial patterns of biological community development at nascent deep-sea hydrothermal vents along the East Pacific Rise. Deep-Sea Research 45:465-515.
  71. Vrijenhoek, R.C., T.M. Shank and R.A. Lutz (1998) Gene flow and modes of dispersal in deep-Sea hydrothermal vent animals. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 39:363-366.
  72. Cary, S.C., Shank, T.M. and J. Stein (1998) Worms bask in extreme temperatures. Nature 391:545-546.
  73. Chadwick, W.W., R.W. Embley and T.M. Shank (1998) The 1996 Gorda Ridge eruption: geologic mapping, sidescan sonar, and seabeam comparison results. Deep-Sea Research 45:2547-2569.
  74. Lutz, R.A., T.M. Shank, D.J. Fornari, R.M. Haymon, M.D. Lilley, K.L. Von Damm and D. Desbruyères (1994) Rapid growth at deep-sea vents. Nature 371:663-664.
  75. Gallagher, J., George, M., Kohan, M. Thompson, C. and T.M. Shank (1993) Detection and comparison of DNA adducts after in vitro and in vivo diesel emission exposures. Environmental Health Perspectives 99:225-228.
  76. Ashby, J., P.A. Lefevre, T.M. Shank, J. Lewtas and J.E. Gallagher (1991) Relative sensitivity of 32P-postlabeling of DNA and the autoradiographic UDS assay in the liver of mice exposed to 2-acetylaminofluorene (2AAF). Mutation Research 252:259-268.
  77. Gallagher, J.E., T.M. Shank, J. Lewtas, P.A. Lefevre and J. Ashby (1991) Relative sensitivity of ­32P-postlabeling of DNA and the autoradiographic UDS assay in the liver of rats exposed to 2-acetylaminofluorene (2AAF). Mutation Research 252:247-257.


Butterfield, D., J. Resing, K. Rubin and T.M. Shank, eds. (2010) Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems. Theme: Assessing Magmatic, Neovolcanic, Hydrothermal, and Biological Processes along Intra-Oceanic Arcs and Back-Arcs.

Staudigal, H., A. Koppers, W. Lavelle, T. Pitcher and T.M. Shank, eds. (2010) Mountains in the Sea. Oceanography 23.

Lutz, R.A. and T.M. Shank, eds. (2009) Deep Sea Research II.  Edited journal volume. Marine Benthic Ecology and Biodiversity: A Symposium Honoring J. Frederick Grassle. Special Issue 56(19-20):1569-1892.


Karson, J., D. Fornari, D. Kelley, M. Perfit and T.M. ShankA Global Atlas of Mid-Ocean Ridges  (commissioned in 2011 for 10 chapters detailing the global geological and biological diversity of mid-ocean ridges).


The Silent Deep; The Discovery, Ecology, and Conservation of the Deep Sea. Tony Koslow. Oceanography 23:228-229.


  1. Shank, T.M., E. Baker, R. Embley, S. Hammond, J.F. Holden, S. White, S.L. Walker, M. Calderon, S. Herrera*, T.J. Lin, C. Munro, T. Heyl*, L.C. Stewart, M, Malik, M. Lobecker, and J. Potter (2012): Exploration of the deepwater Galapagos region. Oceanography, 25(1), Suppl. 50-51.
  2. Shank, T.M., S. *Herrera, W. *Cho, C. Roman, K. Croff Bell (2011) Exploration of the Anaximander Mud Volcanoes. Oceanography (New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration) 24:27-30.
  3. Mayer, L., K.L. Croff Bell, R. Ballard, S. Nicolaides, K. Konnaris, J. Hall, G. Tibor, J.A. Austin Jr. and T.M. Shank (2011) Discovery of sinkholes and seeps on Eratosthenes Seamount. Oceanography (New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration) 24:18-20.
  4. Shank, T.M. (2010) New England and Corner Rise Seamounts. Oceanography 23:104-105.
  5. Staudigel, H, A.P. Koppers, J.W. Lavelle and T.M. Shank (2010) Seamount Sciences: Quo Vadis? Oceanography 23:212-213.
  6. Staudigel H, A.P. Koppers, J.W. Lavelle and T.M. Shank (2010) Defining the word “Seamount” Oceanography 23:20-21.
  7. Fornari, D.J. and T.M. Shank (2009) The Red Sea.  In: Ocean: An illustrated atlas. Earle, S.E. and L. Glover, eds. National Geographic Press, Washington, D.C., 320 pp.
  8. *Waller, R. and T.M. Shank (2006) What other tales can coral skeletons tell? Scientists strive to get into the genes of fossil corals to extract their evolutionary history. Oceanus. 45:1-4.
  9. Shank, T.M. (2004) The Evolutionary Puzzle of Seafloor Life. Oceanus 42(2):78-85.
  10. Lutz, R.A, T.M. Shank and R. Evans (2001) Life after death in the deep sea. American Scientist 89(5):422-431.


  1. RIDGE Workshop: Results of Field Studies Along the East Pacific Rise, 9-10°N.  September 24-26, 1998, Santa Barbara, California. (1998)
  2. Real-time, long-term ecological studies in the deep ocean, report of working group for deep-sea ecological studies for NEPTUNE; K.L. Smith, JP. Barry Jr., S.E. Beaulieu, I.G. Priede, B.H. Robison, T.M. Shank, W.W. Wakefield (2001)
  3. Deep Submersibles and Potential Marine Geological, Biological, and Geochemical Research; scientific justification for the need for a greater depth-capability in occupied submersibles, Deep submergence Science Committee of UNOLS. (2002)
  4. Being There - The Continuing Need for Human Presence in the Deep Ocean for Scientific Research and Discovery, P. Fryer and the Deep submergence Science Committee of UNOLS. (2002)
  5. What are the compelling science questions that require access to waters from 4500m to 6500m, from 6500m to full ocean depth? Deep Submergence Science Committee of UNOLS. (2003)
  6. Overview of Potential Marine Research Objectives Related to Submergence Assets in Depths of 4500m to Full Ocean Depth, Deep submergence Science Committee of UNOLS for the National Academy of Sciences. (2003)
  7. Deep Submergence Biological Science: Enabling Technologies, Current Limitations, and Future Needs. National Academy of Sciences: Future of US Deep Submergence Science National Academy Report (provided editorial comments). (2004)
  8. Instrumentation for Arctic Ocean Exploration: Technology for Accessing the Water Column and Seafloor Workshop Report. (2004)
  9. Ridge 2000 Progress and Planning Workshop Report for the mid-term review of the Ridge 2000 program. (2005)
  10. Ridge 2000 Integrated Study Site (ISS) at the East Pacific Rise (EPR) Workshop: Ridge 2000 Science and Implementation Plan. (2006)
  11. Deep-sea Geo-referenced Video Mosaics.  Y. Rzhanov, L. Mayer, T.M. Shank, S.E. Beaulieu, S.A. Soule and D.J. Fornari.  IEEE Oceans Conference. Proceedings. pp. 1-6. (2006)
  12. Cobalt-crusts and the Diversity and Distribution Patterns of Seamount Fauna: International Seabed Authority Workshop Report. (2007)
  13. Trans-Atlantic Coral Ecosystems (TRACES) Science Plan (2009)
  14. Field Trials of the Nereus Hybrid Underwater Robotic Vehicle in the Challenger Deep of the Mariana Trench (2009) Bowen, A., D.R. Yoerger, C. Taylor, R. McCabe, J. Howland, D. Gomez-Ibanez, J.C. Kinsey, M. Heintz, G. McDonald, D.B. Peters, J. Bailey, E. Bors, T.M. Shank, L.L. Whitcomb, S.C. Martin, S.E. Webster, M.V. Jakuba, B. Fletcher, C. Young, J. Buescher, P. Fryer and S. Hulme. Underwater Technology 28:79-92.
  15. Navigation of UNOLS National Deep Submergence Facility (NDSF) Vehicles: Status Report and Guidelines for Data Acquisition (2010)