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Lee Karp-Boss

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Lee Karp-Boss

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Lee Karp-Boss



345 Aubert Hall
University of Maine 
Orono, ME  04469


Ph.D. University of Washington


  • Ocean Sciences
    2002 Karp-Boss L., P. A. Wheeler, B. Hales and P. Covert. Organic material in the Oregon upwelling zone: distributions and processes. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Aquatic Sciences
    Karp-Boss L., S. Pegau, E. Boss and P.A. Wheeler. Spatial variability of particulate and dissolved material in relation to hydrographic parameters, in an upwelling system. ASLO, Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Limnology and Oceanography
    L. Karp-Boss, E. Boss and P. A. Jumars. 2000. Motion of dinoflagellates in a simple shear flow. Limnology and Oceanography, 45(7): 1594-1602.
  • 2000 Ocean Sciences
    2000 Karp-Boss L., M. V. Orellana, P. Verdugo and P. A. Jumars. Shear effects on Marine Polymer gels. Ocean Sciences Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.
  • 1999 Aquatic Sciences
    Karp-Boss L., P. A. Jumars and E. Boss. Effects of simple shear flow on swimming orientations of dinoflagellates. ASLO, Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico (invited).
  • 1998 Limnology and Oceanography
    Karp-Boss L. and P.A. Jumars, 1998. Motion of diatom chains in a steady shear flow.
    Limnology and Oceanography, 43:1767-1773.
  • 1997 Aquatic Sciences
    Karp-Boss L. and P.A. Jumars. Chain formation, an adaptation to dynamic environment? ASLO, Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Oceanography and Marine Biology
    Karp-Boss L., E. Boss and P.A. Jumars, 1996. Nutrient fluxes to planktonic osmotrophs in the presence of fluid motion. Oceanography and Marine Biology, an Annual Review, 34:71-107.
  • 1996 Ocean Sciences
    Karp-Boss L. and P.A. Jumars. Effects of cell size, chain mechanics, rotation and translation on nutrient uptake. Ocean Sciences Meeting, San Diego, California.
  • 1994 Limnology and Oceanography
    Genin, L. Karp and A. Miroz, 1994. Effects of flow on competitive superiority in Scleractenian corals. Limnology and Oceanography, 39(4):913-924.
  • Marine Microbial Food Webs
    P.A. Jumars, J. W. Deming, P.H. Hill, L. Karp-Boss, P. L. Yager and W. B. Dade, 1993. Physical constraints on marine osmotrophy in an optimal foraging context. Marine Microbial Food Webs, 7(2):121-159.
  • Journal of Experimental Zoology
    Sagi A., L. Karp, Y. Milner, D. Cohen. A. M. Kuris and E. S. Chang, 1991. Testicular thymidine incorporation in the prawn Macrobracium rosenbergii: molt cycle variation and ecdysteroid effects in vitro. Journal of Experimental Zoology, 259:229- 237.

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