Sibel Bargu Ates
Mailing and Contact Information:
1235 Energy, Coast and Environment
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-0029
Fax: (225) 578-6326
Ph.D. University of California at Santa Cruz, 2001
M.S. University of California at Santa Cruz, 1998
B.S. Istanbul University, 1994
Freshwater, Estuarine and Marine Plankton Ecology, Harmful Algal Blooms and Food Web Contamination, Phytoplankton-Zooplankton Interactions, Global Climate Change
(*=lead author is a student or postdoctoral scholar of S. Bargu Ates)
*Galván, K., S. Bargu, J. R. White, C. Li, M. Sullivan, E. Weeks. Hard copy in Press. The effects of two consecutive hurricanes on basal food resources in a shallow coastal lagoon in Louisiana. Journal of Coastal Research, doi: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-11-00009.1
Roy, E.D., N. T.Nguyen, S.Bargu, and J. R. White. Hard copy in Press. Internal loading of phosphorus from sediments of Lake Pontchartrain and implications for eutrophication. Hydrobiologia, doi: 10.1007/s10750-011-0969-9.
Bargu, S., M. W. Silver, M. D. Ohman, C. Benitez-Nelson, D. L. Garrison. 2012. Mystery behind Hitchcock’s birds. Nature Geoscience (peer reviewed correspondence), 5: 2 - 3, doi:10.1038/ngeo1360.
Bargu, S., E. Smith, K. Ozhan. 2011. Toxic diatom Pseudo-nitzschia and its primary consumers (vectors). In: The Diatom World, (eds.) P. Kociolek, J. Seckbach. Springer, 493 - 512.
Bargu, S., T. Goldstein, K. Roberts, F. Gulland. 2011. Pseudo-nitzschia blooms, domoic acid and related California sea lion strandings in Monterey Bay, California. Marine Mammal Science. 27: no. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00480.x.
Li, C., J. R. White, C. Chen, H. Lin, E. Weeks, K. Galvan, S. Bargu. 2011. Summertime tidal flushing of Barataria Bay: Transports of water and suspended sediments. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 116: C04009, doi: 10.1029/2010JC006566.
Bargu, S., J. White, C. Li, J. Czubakowski, W. Fulweiler. 2011. The progressive changes on nutrients, phytoplankton biomass and toxin production in an oligohaline estuarine lake after a short term river water pulse. Hydrobiologia, 66: 377 - 389.
Bargu, S., M.W. Silver, T. Goldstein, K. Roberts, F. Gulland. 2010. Climate events, foraging patterns, and toxic blooms: complexity of domoic acid-related sea lion strandings in Monterey Bay, California. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 418: 213 - 222.
Silver, M. W., S. Bargu, S. L. Coale, C. R. Benitez-Nelson, A. C. Garcia, K. J. Roberts, E. Sekula-Wood, K. W. Bruland, K. H. Coale. 2010. Toxin-producing diatoms in natural and iron-fertilized oceanic communities: The ubiquitous presence of domoic-acid producing Pseudo-nitzschia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107: 20762 - 20767.
*Del Rio, R., S. Bargu, D. Baltz, S. Fire, G. Peterson, Z. Wang. 2010. Gulf menhaden (Brevoortia patronus): A potential vector of domoic acid in coastal Louisiana food webs. Harmful Algae, 10: 19 - 29.
For full list of publications, click here.
N. Kato, S. Bargu. Algal productions of commercially valuable oils using aquaculture systems in Louisiana. Pending. Louisiana Board of Regents (BOR), Industrial Ties Research Subprogram.
N. Walker, P. Dash, S. Bargu, E. D'Sa. Rapid detection of cyanobacterial blooms using near real-time satellite data in an urban oligohaline estuary, Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana. Pending. NOAA, The Prevention, Control, and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms (PCM HAB) Research Program.
S. Bargu, S. Fire. Examining the potential risk of the neurotoxin domoic acid to two commercially important saltwater shrimp species (white and brown shrimp) in coastal waters of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. Pending. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gulf of Mexico Program Office.
2012 – 2013 J. White, S. Bargu, C. Li. Nutrient and Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Dynamics in Lake Pontchartrain during a Non-Spillway Opening Year. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute. (3/1/2012-2/28/2013).
2011 – 2012 S. Bentley, S. Bargu, C. Li, N. Walker, J. White. RAPID: Sediment, water, and nutrient flux and fate in Lake Pontchartrain from the 2011 Bonnet Carret Spillway Opening. National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Earth Sciences, Sedimentary Geol & Paleobiology Program. (6/1/2011-5/30/2012).
2011 – 2012 S. Bargu and J. White. Effects of freshwater input on nutrient loading, phytoplankton community composition, biomass, and cyanotoxin production in Lake. Louisiana Sea Grant, NOAA. (6/1/2011-5/30/2012).
2010 - 2011 S. Bargu. Examining the biological uptake of highly carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon - Benzo(a)pyrene - from Crude Oil Polluted Environments in the Gulf of Mexico. NOAA- Northern Gulf Institute (NGI). (7/31/2010-3/31/2011).
2009 – 2010 S. Bargu. Planning Visit: U.S.-Danish Research on Diversity and Toxin Production of Pseudo-nitzschia Species in Sub-Arctic and Arctic Regions with Focus on Iron Enriched Regions - National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of International Science, Catalyzing New International Collaboration Program. (5/1/2009-4/30/2010).
2008 – 2009 J. White, S. Bargu, C. Li, W. Fulweiler, S. Green. Mississippi River Flood of 2008: Flood-Pulsed Experiments of Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics - National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Environmental Biology, Ecosystem Studies Program. (4/1/2008-3/31/09).
2007 – 2012 S. Bargu and N. Rabalais. Distribution and potential toxicity of the diatom Psuedo-nitzschia spp. in Mississippi River influenced Louisiana coastal waters- Louisiana Board of Regent (BOR) - Research Competitiveness Subprogram. (7/1/2007-6/31/2012).
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OCS 1005 – Introduction to Oceangraphy
OCS 4550 – Biological Oceanography
OCS 7001 – Harmful Algal Blooms