Publications 2010 – 2020

Selected Publications from Bucklin Lab Group Members 2010 – 2020

For a full reference list for Ann Bucklin, see profiles on ORCID, GoogleScholar, and ResearchGate


Yeh, H.D., Questel, J.M., K. Maas, and Bucklin, A. (2020) Metabarcoding analysis of prey and microbiota composition of the copepod Calanus finmarchicus in the North Atlantic Ocean. Deep-Sea Research II.

DeHart, H.M., Blanco-Bercial, L., Passacantando, M., Questel, J.M. and Bucklin, A. (2020) Pathways of pelagic connectivity: Eukrohnia hamata (Chaetognatha) in Arctic Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science.   


Bucklin A., Yeh, H.D., Questel, J.M., Richardson, D.E., Reese, B., Copley, N.J., and Wiebe, P.H. (2019) Time-series metabarcoding analysis of zooplankton diversity of the NW Atlantic continental shelf. ICES Journal of Marine Research (2019)


Bucklin, A. K. DiVito, I. Smolina, M. Choquet, J.M. Questel, G. Hoarau and R.J. O’Neill (2018) Population Genomics of Marine Zooplankton. In: Population Genomics: Marine Organisms, O.P. Rajora and M. Oleksiak (Eds.), Springer Publ.  Manuscript as submitted available at:

Bucklin, A. (2018) Scientists are using DNA to study ocean life and reveal the hidden diversity of zooplankton. The Conversation. Published online June 7, 2018;

Nilsson, B., P.M. Jepsen, A. Bucklin and B.W. Hansen (2018) Environmental stress responses of marine copepods: Evidence of experimental handling artifacts for Acartia tonsa (Dana). Frontiers Mar. Science.


Batta-Lona, P.G., A. Maas, R. O’Neill, P.H. Wiebe, and A. Bucklin. 2017. Transcriptomic profiles of spring and summer populations of the Southern Ocean salp, Salpa thompsoni, in the Western Antarctic Peninsula region. Polar Biol. 40: 1261–1276. doi:10.1007/s00300-016-2051-6

Choquet, M., M. Hatlebakk, A.K.S. Dhanasiri, K. Kosobokova, I. Smolina, J.E. Søreide, C. Svensen, W. Melle, S. Kwasniewski, K. Eiane, M. Daase,V. Tverberg, S. Skreslet, A. Bucklin and G. Hoarau. 2017. Genetics redraws pelagic biogeography of Calanus. Biol.  Lett. 13: 20170588.

Snelgrove, P., E. Vanden Berghe, P. Miloslavich, N. Bailly, A. Brandt, A. Bucklin, and 23 others. 2017. Global patterns in marine biodiversity (Chapter 34). In The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment: World Ocean Assessment I.  Cambridge University Press. Pp. 501-524.

Wiebe, P.H., M.C. Benfield, and A. Bucklin. 2017. Sampling, preservation, and counting of samples: ii) Zooplankton, Chapter 10: In: Marine Plankton: A Practical Guide to Ecology, Methodology, and Taxonomy. Claudia Castellani and Martin Edwards [Eds.] Oxford University Press.


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
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
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


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. (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)