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Bucklin, A., P.K. Lindeque, N. Rodriguez-Ezpeleta, A. Albaina, and M. Lehtiniemi. 2016. Metabarcoding of marine zooplankton: Progress, prospects and pitfalls.  J. Plankton Res. Horizons  doi:10.1093/plankt/fbw023


Batta-Lona, P.G., A. Maas, R. O’Neill, P.H. Wiebe, and A. Bucklin. 2016. Transcriptomic profiles of spring and summer populations of the Southern Ocean salp, Salpa thompsoni, in the Western Antarctic Peninsula region. Polar Biol. (online at


Blanco-Bercial, L. and A. Bucklin. 2016. New view of population genetics of zooplankton: RAD-seq analysis reveals population structure of the North Atlantic planktonic copepod Centropages typicus. Molec. Ecol. 25: 1566-1580  doi: 10.1111/mec.13581


Jue, N., P.G. Batta-Lona, S. Trusiak, C. Obergfell, A. Bucklin, M. O’Neill, and R.J. O’Neill. 2016. Rapid evolutionary rates and unique genomic signatures discovered in the first reference genome for the Southern Ocean salp, Salpa thompsoni (Urochordata, Thaliacea). Genome Biol. Evol. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evw215


Nigro, L.M., M.V. Angel, K. Blachowiak-Samolyk, R.R. Hopcroft, and A. Bucklin. 2016. Identification, discrimination, and discovery of species of marine planktonic ostracods using DNA barcodes. PLoS-One 11(1): e0146327.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146327


Questel, J.M., L. Blanco-Bercial, R.R. Hopcroft, and A. Bucklin. 2016. Phylogeography and connectivity of four sibling species of Pseudocalanus (Copepoda: Calanoida) in the North Pacific and Arctic Ocean. J. Plankton Res. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbw025


Snelgrove, P., E. Vanden Berghe, P. Miloslavich, N. Bailly, A. Brandt, A. Bucklin, and 23 others. 2016. Chapter 34. Global patterns in marine biodiversity. In: United Nations World Ocean Assessment I. See


Wiebe, P.H., A. Bucklin, S. Kaartvedt, A. Røstad, and L. Blanco-Bercial. 2016. Vertical distribution and migration of euphausiid species in the Red Sea. J. Plankton Res.  doi:10.1093/plankt/fbw038


Wiebe, P.H., M. Benfield and A. Bucklin (In press)  Zooplankton sample collection, preservation, and analysis. In: The Plankton Handbook, C. Castellani and M. Edwards [Eds.] Oxford University Press


Bucklin, A., D.J. McGillicuddy, P.H. Wiebe and C.S. Davis. 2015. Habitat usage by the cryptic copepods Pseudocalanus moultoni and P. newmani on Georges Bank (Northwest Atlantic). Cont. Shelf Res. 111: 83-94. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2015.11.001


Nair, V.R., F.X. Kidangan, R.G. Prabhu, A. Bucklin and S. Nair. 2015. DNA barcode of Chaetognatha from Indian Waters. Indian J. Geo-Marine Sci. 44: 1366-1376.


Viñas, M.D., L. Blanco-Bercial, A. Bucklin, H. Verheye, J. Guilherme, F. Bersano, and S. Ceballos. 2015. Phylogeography of the copepod Calanoides carinatus s.l. (Krøyer) reveals cryptic species and delimits C. carinatus s.s. distribution in SW Atlantic Ocean. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 468: 97-104. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2015.03.012


Aarbakke, O.N., A. Bucklin, C. Halsband, and F. Norrbin. 2014. Comparative phylogeography and demographic history of five sibling species of Pseudocalanus (Copepoda: Calanoida) in the North Atlantic Ocean. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 461: 479-488 (doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2014.10.006)


Blanco-Bercial, L., A. Cornils, N.J. Copley, and A. Bucklin. 2014. DNA barcoding of marine copepods: assessment of analytical approaches to species identification. PLOS-Currents Tree of Life [2014 June 23] (doi:10.1371/currents.tol.cdf8b74881f87e3b01d56b43791626d2)


Bradford-Grieve, J. M., G. A. Boxshall, Blanco-Bercial, L. 2014. Revision of basal calanoid copepod families, with a description of a new species and genus of Pseudocyclopidae. Zool J Linn Soc 171: 507-533 (doi:10.1111/zoj.12141)


Smolina, I., S. Kollias, M. Poortvliet, T.G. Nielsen, P.K. Lindeque, C. Castellani, E.F. Møller, L. Blanco-Bercial, G. Hoarau. 2014. Genome- and transcriptome-assisted development of nuclear insertion/deletion markers for Calanus species (Copepoda: Calanoida) identification. Mol. Ecol. Res. in press (doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12241)


Christie, A.E., V. Roncalli, P. Batta-Lona, M.D. McCoole, B.L. King, A. Bucklin, D.K. Hartline, and P.H. Lenz. 2013. In silico characterization of the insect diapause-associated protein couch potato (CPO) in Calanus finmarchicus (Crustacea: Copepoda). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. D: Genomics Proteomics 8: 45-57 (doi:10.1016/j.cbd.2012.11.002)


Cornils, A., Blanco-Bercial, L. 2013. Phylogeny of the Paracalanidae Giesbrecht, 1888 (Crustacea: Copepoda: Calanoida. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 69: 861-872 (doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.06.018)


Maas, A.E., Blanco-Bercial, L., Lawson, G.L. 2013. Reexamination of the species assignment of Diacavolinia pteropods using DNA barcoding. PLoS ONE 8: e53889 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053889)


Unal, E., Bucklin, A., Lenz, P. H. and Towle, D. W. 2013. Gene expression of the marine copepod Calanus finmarchicus: Responses to small-scale environmental variation in the Gulf of Maine (NW Atlantic Ocean). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 446: 76-85. (doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2013.04.020)


Cepeda, G.D., Blanco-Bercial, L., Bucklin, A., Berón, C.M., Viñas, M.D. 2012. Molecular systematic of three species of Oithona (Copepoda, Cyclopoida) from the Atlantic Ocean: comparative analysis using 28S rDNA. PLoS ONE 7: e35861 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035861)


Kozol, R., Blanco-Bercial, L., Bucklin, A. 2012. Multi-Gene analysis reveals a lack of genetic divergence between Calanus agulhensis and C. sinicus (Copepoda; Calanoida). PLoS ONE 7: e45710 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045710)


Lenz, P.H., E. Unal, R.P. Hassett, C.M. Smith, A. Bucklin, A.E. Christie, and D.W. Towle. 2012. Functional genomics resources for the North Atlantic copepod, Calanus finmarchicus: EST database and physiological microarray. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. D: Genomics Proteomics 7: 110-123 (doi: 10.1016/j.cbd.2011.12.001)


Aarbakke, O.N.S., Bucklin, A., Halsband, C., Norrbin, F. 2011. Discovery of Pseudocalanus moultoni (Frost, 1989) in Northeast Atlantic waters based on mitochondrial COI sequence variation.  J. Plankton Res. 33: 1487-1495 (doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbr057)


Batta-Lona, P.G., Bucklin, A., Wiebe, P.H., Patarnello, T., Copley, N.J. 2011. Population genetic variation of the Southern Ocean krill, Euphausia superba, in the Western Antarctic Peninsula region based on mitochondrial single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Deep-Sea Res. II 58: 1652–1661 (doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.11.017)


Blanco-Bercial, L., Álvarez-Marqués, F., Bucklin, A. 2011. Comparative phylogeography and connectivity of sibling species of the marine copepod Clausocalanus (Calanoida). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 404: 108-115. (doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2011.05.011)


Blanco-Bercial, L., Bradford-Grieve, J., Bucklin, A., 2011. Molecular phylogeny of the Calanoida (Crustacea: Copepoda). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 59: 103-113 (doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2011.01.008)


Bortolotto, E., Bucklin, A., Mezzavilla, M., Zane, L., Patarnello, T., 2011. Gone with the currents: lack of genetic differentiation at the circum-continental scale in the Antarctic krill Euphausia superba. BMC Genet. 12: 32.(doi:10.1186/1471-2156-12-32)


Bucklin, A., Steinke, D., Blanco-Bercial, L., 2011. DNA Barcoding of Marine Metazoa. Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci. 3: 471-508.(doi:10.1146/annurev-marine-120308-080950)


Govindarajan, A.F., Bucklin, A., Madin, L.P., 2011. A molecular phylogeny of the Thaliacea. J. Plankton Res. 33: 843-853. (doi:10.1093/plankt/fbq157)


Bucklin, A., Hopcroft, R.R., Kosobokova, K.N., Nigro, L.M., Ortman, B.D., Jennings, R.M., Sweetman, C.J., 2010. DNA barcoding of Arctic Ocean holozooplankton for species identification and recognition. Deep-Sea Res. II 57: 40-48.(doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2009.08.005)


Bucklin, A., Ortman, B.D., Jennings, R.M., Nigro, L.M., Sweetman, C.J., Copley, N.J., Sutton, T., Wiebe, P.H., 2010. A “Rosetta Stone” for metazoan zooplankton: DNA barcode analysis of species diversity of the Sargasso Sea (Northwest Atlantic Ocean). Deep-Sea Res. II 57: 2234-2247.(doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.09.025)


Grabbert, S., Renz, J., Hirche, H.-J., Bucklin, A., 2010. Species-specific PCR discrimination of species of the calanoid copepod Pseudocalanus, P. acuspes and P. elongatus, in the Baltic and North Seas. Hydrobiologia 652: 289-297.(doi:10.1007/s10750-010-0360-2)


Jennings, R.M., Bucklin, A., Ossenbrügger, H., Hopcroft, R.R., 2010. Species diversity of planktonic gastropods (Pteropoda and Heteropoda) from six ocean regions based on DNA barcode analysis. Deep-Sea Res. II 57: 2199-2210.(doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.09.022)


Jennings, R.M., Bucklin, A., Pierrot-Bults, A., 2010. Barcoding of arrow worms (Phylum Chaetognatha) from three Oceans: genetic diversity and evolution within an enigmatic phylum. PLoS ONE 5: e9949.(doi:10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0009949)


Ortman, B.D., Bucklin, A., Pagès, F., Youngbluth, M., 2010. DNA Barcoding the Medusozoa using mtCOI. Deep-Sea Res. II 57: 2148-2156.(doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.09.017)


Sutton, T.T., Wiebe, P.H., Madin, L., Bucklin, A., 2010. Diversity and community structure of pelagic fishes to 5000 m depth in the Sargasso Sea. Deep-Sea Res. II 57: 2220-2233.(doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.09.024)


Unal, E., Bucklin, A., 2010. Basin-scale population genetic structure of the planktonic copepod Calanus finmarchicus in the North Atlantic Ocean. Prog. Oceanogr. 87: 175-185.(doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2010.09.017)


Wiebe, P.H., Bucklin, A., Madin, L., Angel, M.V., Sutton, T., Pagés, F., Hopcroft, R.R., Lindsay, D., 2010. Deep-sea sampling on CMarZ cruises in the Atlantic Ocean – an Introduction. Deep-Sea Res. II 57:, 2157-2166.(doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.09.018)


Bucklin, A., Frost, B.W., 2009. Morphological and molecular phylogenetic analysis of evolutionary lineages within Clausocalanus (Copepoda: Calanoida). J. Crust. Biol. 29: 111-120. (doi:10.1651/07-2879.1)


Bucklin, A., Wiebe, P.H., Smolenack, S.B., Copley, N.J., Beaudet, J.G., Bonner, K.G., Färber-Lorda, J., Pierson, J.J., 2007. DNA barcodes for species identification of euphausiids (Euphausiacea, Crustacea). J. Plankton Res. 29: 483-4. (doi:10.1093/plankt/fbm031)


Ueda, H., Bucklin, A., 2006. Acartia (Odontacartia) ohtsukai, a new brackish-water calanoid copepod from Ariake Bay, Japan, with a redescription of the cosely related A. pacifica from the Seto Inland Sea. Hydrobiologia 560: 77-91.(doi:10.1007/s10750-005-9513-0)


Manning, C.A., Bucklin, A., 2005. Multivariate analysis of the copepod community if near-shore waters in the western Gulf of Maine. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 292: 233-249.(doi:10.3354/meps292233)


Papetti, C., Zane, L., Bortolotto, E., Bucklin, A., Patarnello, T., 2005. Genetic differentiation and local temporal stability of population structure in the euphausiid Meganyctiphanes norvegica. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 289:, 225-235. (doi:10.3354/meps289225)


Bucklin, A. and L.D. Allen. 2004. MtDNA sequencing from zooplankton after long-term preservation in buffered formalin. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 30: 879-882. (PDF)


Caudill, C.C. and A. Bucklin. 2004. Molecular phylogeography and evolutionary history of the estuarine copepod, Acartia tonsa, on the Northwest Atlantic coast. Hydrobiologia 511: 91-102. (PDF)


Bucklin, A., B.W. Frost, J. Bradford Grieve, L.D. Allen, and N.J. Copley. 2003. Molecular systematic assessment of thirty-four calanoid copepod species of the Calanidae and Clausocalanidae using DNA sequences of mtCOI and nuclear 18S rRNA. Mar. Biol. 142: 333-343. (PDF)


Bucklin, A., P.H. Wiebe, S.B. Smolenack, and M.E. Clarke. 2002. Integrated biochemical, molecular genetic, and bioacoustical analysis of mesoscale variability of the euphausiid Nematoscelis difficilis in the California Current. Deep-Sea Res. 49: 437-462. (PDF)


McGillicuddy, D. J. Jr. and A. Bucklin. 2002. Intermingling of two Pseudocalanus species on Georges Bank. J. Mar. Res. 60: 583-604. (PDF)


Wiebe, P.H., R. Beardsley, D. Mountain, and A. Bucklin. 2002. U.S. GLOBEC Atlantic / Georges Bank Program. Oceanography 15(2): 13-29. (PDF)


Bucklin, A., M. Guarnieri, D.J. McGillicuddy, and R.S. Hill. 2001. Spring evolution of Pseudocalanus spp. abundance on Georges Bank based on molecular discrimination of P. moultoni and P. newmani . Deep-Sea Res. 48: 589-609. (PDF)


Bucklin, A. et al. 2001. FleetLink: Collection and telemetry of ocean and weather data. Sea Technology, May, 2001


Hill, R.S., L.D. Allen, and A. Bucklin. 2001. Multiplexed species-specific PCR protocol to discriminate four N. Atlantic Calanus species, with a mtCOI gene tree for ten Calanus species. Mar. Biol. 139: 279-287. (PDF)


Wiebe, P.H., R.C. Beardsley, A. Bucklin, and D.G. Mountain. 2001. Coupled biological and physical studies of plankton populations in the Georges Bank region and related North Atlantic GLOBEC sites. Deep-Sea Res. 48: 1-2.


Bucklin, A. 2000. Methods for Population Genetic Analysis of Zooplankton. Chapter 11 in: The Zooplankton Methodology Manual , International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. Academic press, London. Pp. 533 – 570. (doi:10.1016/B978-012327645-2/50012-8)


Bucklin, A., S. Kaartvedt, M. Guarnieri, and U. Goswami. 2000. Population genetics of drifting ( Calanus spp.) and resident ( Acartia clausi ) plankton in Norwegian fjords. J. Plank. Res. 22: 1237-1251. (PDF)


Bucklin, A., P.H. Wiebe, O.S. Astthorsson, A. Gislason, L.D. Allen, and S.B. Smolenack. 2000. Population genetic variation of C. finmarchicus in Icelandic waters: preliminary evidence of genetic differences between Atlantic and Polar populations. ICES J. Mar. Res. 57:1592-1604. (PDF)


Bucklin, A., R.S. Hill, and M. Guarnieri. 1999. Taxonomic and systematic assessment of planktonic copepods using mitochondrial COI sequence variation and competitive, species-specific PCR. Special Issue on Molecular Ecology of Aquatic Communities (J.P. Zehr and M. Voytek, Eds.) Hydrobiol. 401:239-254.


Bucklin, A. and W.H. Howell. 1999. Progress and prospects from the UNH Open Ocean Aquaculture Demonstration Project. In: R.R. Stickney (Ed.), Joining Forces with Industry, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Open Ocean Aquaculture , Corpus Christi, TX, May 10 – 15, 1998. Pp. 7 – 30.


Bucklin, A. 1998. Molecular analysis of biogeographic patterns and processes: the copepod Nannocalanus minor in the N. Atlantic Ocean. In: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Pelagic Biogeography , 9-14 July 1995. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Comm. Workshop Rpt. No. 142: 78-85.


Bucklin, A., A.M. Bentley, and S.P. Franzen. 1998. Distribution and relative abundance of the copepods, Pseudocalanus moultoni and P. newmani , on Georges Bank based on molecular identification of sibling species. Mar. Biol. 132: 97-106.


Bucklin, A., C.C. Caudill, and M. Guarnieri. 1998. Population genetics and phylogeny of marine planktonic copepods. In: Molecular Approaches to the Study of the Ocean , Chapter 14. K.C. Cooksey (ed.). Chapman & Hall, London, UK. Pp. 303-317.


Bucklin, A. and P.H. Wiebe. 1998. Low mitochondrial diversity and small effective population sizes of the copepods, Calanus finmarchicus and Nannocalanus minor : possible impact of climatic variation during recent glaciation. J. Heredity 89: 383-392. (PDF)


Bucklin, A., R.S. Hill, M. Guarnieri. 1997. Seasonal patterns of distribution and abundance of the copepods, Pseudocalanus moultoni and P. newmani , on Georges Bank: evidence for a dynamic balance between retention and loss. Background paper, ICES CM 1997/T:06.


Bucklin, A. , S.B. Smolenack, A.M. Bentley, and P.H. Wiebe. 1997. Gene flow patterns of the euphausiid, Meganyctiphanes norvegica , in the N. Atlantic based on DNA sequences for mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I and cytochrome b. J. Plank. Res. 19:1763-1781.


Bucklin, A. and T.D. Kocher. 1996. Source regions for recruitment of Calanus finmarchicus to Georges Bank: evidence from molecular population genetic analysis of mtDNA. Deep-Sea Res. 43: 1665-1682.


Bucklin, A., T.C. LaJeunesse, E. Curry, J. Wallinga, and K. Garrison. 1996. Molecular genetic diversity of the copepod, Nannocalanus minor: genetic evidence of species and population structure in the N. Atlantic Ocean. J. Marine Res. 54: 285-310.


Bucklin, A., R. Sundt, and G. Dahle. 1996. Population genetics of Calanus finmarchicus in the North Atlantic. Proceedings of a I.C.E.S. planning workshop for a TransAtlantic Study of Calanus finmarchicus . Ophelia 44: 29-45.


Madin, L.P. , S.M. Bollens, E. Horgan, M. Butler, J. Runge, B.K. Sullivan, G. Klein-MacPhee, E. Durbin, A.G. Durbin, A. Bucklin, and M. E. Clarke. 1996. Voracious planktonic hydroids: unexpected predatory impact on a coastal marine ecosystem. Deep-Sea Res. 43: 1823-1830.


Wiebe, P.H., D. Mountain, R. Beardsley, and A. Bucklin. 1996. Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics – initial program in Northwest Atlantic. Sea Technology 37(8): 67-76.