Popular Press Juan de Fuca Eddy region off Vancouver Island

In Situ Strain-Level Detection and Identification of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy - The Postdoc, the National Research Council of the National Academies

Advancing Marine Monitoring Capabilities - Research Innovation, Wells, M.L.

A Rogue Climate Experiment Outrages Scientists - New York Times

PICES Seafood Safety Project: Guatemala Training Program - Trainer, V.L., Trick, C.G., Wells, M.L., Cochlan, W.P, and Herndon, J. PICES Press 18:32-35

Phytoplankton: From fisheries to fuels - Romberg Tiburon Center

Awesome Ride - Terry Karkos, Sun Journal article

Climate "fix" could poison sea life - BBC News

Carbon-capture scheme could cause toxic blooms - Nature Journal

A Risk of Poisoning the Deepest Wells - NY Times

Testing the Waters - Ron Lisnet, U.Maine Today

  Journal Publications  

Beall, B.F.N., Trick, C.G., Cochlan, W.P., Wells, M.L. and Trainer, V.L. (in revision) Nutrient Limitation of Phytoplankton Growth in the Juan de Fuca Eddy and the Coastal Upwelling Regions of the Pacific Northwest. Limnology and Oceanography.

Pickell, L.D., Wells, M.L. Trick, C.G., Cochlan, W.P., Betts, J.N., and Trainer, V.L. (in revision) Dissolved Domoic Acid: A Competitive Advantage to Pseudo-nitzschia in Coastal Waters. Limnology and Oceanography

Chappell, P. D., Whitney, L. P., Haddock, T. L., Menden-Deuer, S., Roy, E.G., Wells, M.L., and Jenkins, B. D. (2013) Thalassiosira spp. community composition shifts in response to an eddy in the northeast Pacific Ocean. Frontiers in Microbiology, September 23, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00273

Xu, J., Turner, J.W., Idso, M., Biryukov, S. V., Rognstad, L., Gong, H., Trainer, V. L., Wells, M.L., Strom, M. S., and Yu, Q.( 2013). In Situ Strain-Level Detection and Identification of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. Analytical Chemistry 85(5):2630-2637

Weston, A., Dunlap, W .C., Shick, J. M., Klueter, A., Iglic, K., Vukelic, A., Starcevic, A., Ward, M., Wells, M.L., Trick, C.G., Long, P.F. (2012). A Profile of an Endosymbiont-enriched Fraction of the Coral Stylophora pistillata Reveals Proteins Relevant to Microbial-Host Interactions. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics 11(6):

Mayer LM and Wells ML (2011) Aggregation of Colloids in Estuaries. In: Wolanski E and McLusky DS (eds.) Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, Vol 4, pp. 143–160. Waltham: Academic Press.

Whitney, L.P., Lins, J.J., Hughes, M.P., Wells, M.L, Chappell, P.D ,and Jenkins, B.D. (2011). Characterization of putative iron responsive genes as species-specific indicators of iron stress in Thalassiosiroid diatoms. Frontiers in Aquatic Microbiology doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2011.00234

Roy, E. and Wells, M.L. (2011) Regulation of Fe(II) oxidation rates by organic complexing ligands in the Eastern Subarctic Pacific. Marine Chemistry 127:115-122

Xiu, P., Palacz, A.P., Chai, F., Roy, E.G., and Wells, M.L.( 2011). Iron flux induced by Haida eddies in the Gulf of Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, 13607, doi:10.1029/2011GL047946

Shick, J.M., Iglic, K., Wells, M.L., Trick, C.G., Doyle, J., Dunlap, W.C.( 2011) Effects of Iron Availability on the Response of the Coral Stylophora pistillata to Light and High Temperature: Implications of Trace-Metal Limitation for Coral Bleaching. Limnology and Oceanography 56:813-828.

Wu, J., Wells, M.L. and Rember, R. (2011) Dissolved Iron in the Deep Tropical Pacific: Evidence for Long-Range Transport of Hydrothermal Iron. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 75:460-468.

Trick, C. G., Bill, B.D. Cochlan, W. P., Wells, M.L. Trainer, V.L. and Pickell, L.D. (2010) Iron Enrichment Stimulates Toxic Diatom Production in High-Nitrate, Low Chlorophyll Areas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107:5887-5892.

Trainer, V.L., Wells, M.L., Cochlan, W.P., Trick, C.G., Bill, B.D., Baugh, K.A., Beall, B.F., Herndon, J. and Lundholm, N. (2009) An ecological study of a massive toxigenic bloom of Pseudo-nitzschia cuspidata off the Washington State coast. Limnology and Oceanography 54:1461-1474.

Uematsu, M., A. Tsuda, M. L. Wells, and H. Saito.( 2009) Introduction to Subarctic iron Enrichment for Ecosystem Dynamics Study II (SEEDS II). Deep-Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography 56: 2731-2732.

Wells, M.L., Trick, C.G., Cochlan, W. P. and Beall, B. ( 2009) Iron Limitation in the Western Subarctic Pacific SEEDSII Mesoscale Fertilization Experiment. Deep-Sea Research 56:2810-2821.

Floge, S. A., Hardy, K.R., Boss, E. and Wells, M.L. (2009) Analytical intercomparision between Type I and Type II long pathlength liquid core waveguides for the measurement of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM). Limnology and Oceanography Methods 7:260-268.

Pickell, L., Wells, M.L., Trick, C.G., and Cochlan, W. P. (2009) A sea-going continuous culture system for investigating phytoplankton response to macro- and micronutrient (trace metal) manipulations. Limnology and Oceanography Methods 7:21-32

Orcutt, K., Gunderson K., Wells, M.L., Poulton, N., Sieracki, M.E. and Smith, G.J. (2008) Lighting up phytoplankton cells with quantum dots. Limnology and Oceanography Methods 6:653-658

Trainer, V.L., Hickey, B.M., Lessard, E.J., Cochlan, W. P., Trick, C.G., Wells, M.L., MacFadyen, A., Moore, S. K. (2009) Variability of Pseudo-nitzschia and domoic acid in the Juan de Fuca eddy region and its adjacent shelves. Limnology and Oceanography 54:289-308.

Roy, E., Jiang, C.,Wells, M.L., and Tripp, C. (2008) Determining subnanomolar iron concentrations in oceanic seawater using siderophore-modified film analyzed by infrared spectroscopy. Analytical Chemistry 80:4689-4695.

Roy, E. , Wells, M.L., and King, D.W. (2008) The Persistence of Fe(II) in Surface Waters of the Western Subarctic Pacific. Limnology and Oceanography 53:89-98.

Tsuda A. et al. (2007) Evidence for the grazing hypothesis: Grazing reduces phytoplankton responses of the HNLC ecosystem to iron enrichment in the western subarctic Pacific (SEEDS II). Journal of Oceanography 63:983-984.

Floge, S.A. and Wells, M.L. 2007. Variation in Colloidal Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter in the Damariscotta Estuary, Maine. Limnology and Oceanography, 52:32-45.

Orcutt, K.M. and Wells, M.L. 2007. A Liposome-Based Nanodevice for Sequestering Siderophore-Bound Iron. J. of Membrane Science, 288:247-254.

Yoshimura, T., Nishioka, J., Saito, H., Takeda, S., Tsuda, A. and Wells, M.L. 2006. Distributions of Particulate and Dissolved Organic and Inorganic Phosphorous in North Pacific Surface Waters. Marine Chemistry, 103:112-121 .

Boehme, J. and Wells, M.L. 2006. Fluorescence Variability of Marine and Terrestrial Colloids:  Examining Size Fractions of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter in the Damariscotta River Estuary. Marine Chemistry, 101:95-103 .

Wells, M.L., Trick, C.G., Cochlan, W.P., Hughes, M.P., and Trainer, V. L. 2005. Domoic acid: The Synergy of Iron, Copper, and the Toxicity of Diatoms. Limnology and Oceanography 50(6), 1908–1917

Wells, M.L., 2004. The Colloidal Size Spectrum of CDOM in the Coastal Region of the Mississippi Plume Using Flow Field-Flow Fractionation. Marine Chemistry 89:89-102.

Chen, R.F. et al., 2004. Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) Source Characterization in the Louisiana Bight. Marine Chemistry 89:257-272.

Wells, M. L. and Trick, C. G. 2004 Controlling Iron Availability to Phytoplankton in Iron-Replete Coastal Waters.  Marine Chemistry 86: 1-13.

Wells, M. L., 2003 The Lower Limit of Iron Enrichment Required to Initiate Diatom Blooms in HNLC waters. Marine Chemistry 82: 101-114

Bates, S.S., C. Léger, M.L. Wells, and K. Hardy. 2003. Photodegradation of Domoic acid, p. 30-35. In: S.S. Bates [ed.] Proceedings of the Eighth Canadian Workshop on Harmful Marine Algae. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2498

Ward, B.B., Granger, J., Maldonado, M.T. and Wells, M.L., 2003. What Limits Bacterial Production in the Suboxic Region of Permantly Ice-covered Lake Bonney, Antarctica. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 31: 33-47.

Maldonado, M.T., M.P. Hughes, E. L. Rue, and M. L. Wells. 2002. The Effect of Fe and Cu on Growth and Domoic Acid Production by Pseudo-nitzschia multiseries and Pseudo-nitzschia australis. Limnology and Oceanography 47:515-526.

Wells, M. L. 2002.  Marine Colloids and Trace Metals. In Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter.  Elsevier Science, USA. Pp. 367-404

Wells, M. L., G. J. Smith, and K. W. Bruland. 2000 The Distribution of Colloidal and Particulate Bioactive Metals in Narragansett Bay, RI.   Marine Chemistry 71:143-163.

Wells, M. L. 1999. Manipulating Iron Availability in Nearshore Waters. Limnology and Oceanography 44:1002-1008.

Wells, M. L., Vallis, G and Silver, E. 1999.  Influence of Tectonic Processes in Papua New Guinea on Past Productivity in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific Ocean. Nature, 398:601-604.

Wells, M. L. and Bruland, K. W. 1998.  An Improved Method for Rapid Preconcentration and Determination of Bioactive Trace Metals in Seawater Using Solid Phase Extraction and High Resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry. Marine Chemistry 63:145-153.

Wells, M. L., P. B. Kozelka, and K. W. Bruland 1998. The Complexation of "dissolved" Cu, Zn, Cd, and Pb by Soluble and Colloidal Organic Matter in Narragansett Bay, RI. Marine Chemistry 62:203-217.

Wells, M. L. 1998. Marine Colloids: A Neglected Dimension.  News and Views, Nature 391:530-531.

Buesseler, K. O. et al. 1996. An Intercomparison of Cross-flow Filtration Techniques Used for Sampling Marine Colloids: Overview and Organic Carbon Results.  Marine Chemistry 55:1-31.

Wells, M. L., N. M. Price, and K. W. Bruland. 1995. Iron Chemistry in Seawater and its Relationship to Phytoplankton.  Marine Chemistry 48:157-182.

Wells, M. L., Price, N. M., and Bruland, K. W.  1994. Iron limitation and the Cyanobacterium Synechococcus  in Equatorial Pacific waters. Limnology Oceanography 39:1481-1486.

Wells, M. L. and Goldberg, E. D. 1994. The Distribution of Colloids in the North Atlantic and Southern Oceans.  Limnology Oceanography 39:286-302.

Wells, M. L., 1994.  Pumping Iron in the Pacific.  News and Views, Nature 368:295-296.

Wells, M. L. and Goldberg, E. D. 1993. Colloid Aggregation in Seawater. Marine Chemistry 41:353-358.

Wells, M. L. and Goldberg, E. D., 1992.  Marine Sub-micron Particles.  Marine Chemistry 40:5-18.

Kepkay. P. and Wells, M. L.. 1992 Dissolved Organic Carbon in North Atlantic Surface Waters.  Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 80:275-283.

Longhurst, A. R., Koike, L., Li, W., Rodriguez, J., Dickie, P., Kepkay, P., Partensky, F., Bautista, B., Ruiz, J., Wells, M. L. and Bird, D., 1992.  Sub-micron Particles in North-west Atlantic Shelf Water. Deep-Sea Res., Rapid Response Paper, 39:1-7.

Wells, M. L. and Goldberg, E. D., 1991. Small Colloids in Seawater. Nature 353:342-344.

Wells, M. L., Mayer, L. M., Donard, O. F. X., de Souza Sierra, M. M. and Ackleson, S. G., 1991.  The Photolysis of Colloidal Iron and its Significance in the Ocean. Nature 353:248-250.

Wells, M. L. and Mayer, L. M., 1991. The Photoconversion of Colloidal Iron Oxyhydroxides in Seawater.  Deep-Sea Res., Rapid Response Paper, 38:1379-1395.

Wells, M. L., Mayer, L. M. and Guillard, R. R. L., 1991.  A Chemical Method for Estimating the Availability of Iron to Phytoplankton in Seawater, 1991.  Marine Chemistry 33:23-40.

Wells, M. L., Mayer, L. M and Guillard, R. R. L., 1991.  Evaluation of Iron as a Triggering Factor for Red Tide Blooms.  Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 69:93-102.

Wells, M. L. and Mayer, L. M., 1991.  Variations in the Chemical Lability of Iron in Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Waters and its Implications for Phytoplankton.  Marine Chemistry 32:195-210.

Wells, M. L., 1991. The Availability of Iron in Seawater: A Perspective. Biol. Oceanogr., 6:463-476.

Wells, M. L., Zorkin, N. G. and Lewis, A. G., 1983.  The Role of Colloid Chemistry in Providing a Source of Iron to Phytoplankton.  J. Mar. Res., 41:731-746.