Robert S. Carney
Mailing and Contact Information:
2211 Energy, Coast and Environment Building
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-6511
Fax: (225) 578-6326
Ph.D. Oregon State University, 1977
M.S. Texas A&M University, 1971
B.S. Duke University, 1967
Biological oceanography, research administration
2008-2010 Mineral Management Service – Digitization and reanalysis of deep Gulf of Mexico seafloor images (PI R.S. Carney).
2005-2010 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation – Continental Margin Ecosystem (COMARGE) (PI R.S. Carney).
2005-2009 TDI-Brooks International – Deepwater program: investigation of chemosynthetic communities on the lower continental slope of the Gulf of Mexico (PI H.H. Roberts, Co-PI R.S. Carney).
2004-2009 Mineral Management Service – Digital conversion and selected analysis of dive video from fifteen dive seasons (PI H.H. Roberts, Co-PI R.S. Carney)
2006-2007 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Artificial seep exploration experiment: upper-slope recovery phase (PI R.S. Carney).
MacAvoy, S.E., R.S. Carney, E. Morgan, and S.A. Macko. 2008. Stable isotope variation among the mussel Bathymodiolus childressi and associated heterotrophic fauna at four cold-seep communities in the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Shellfish Research 27(1):147-151.
MacAvoy, S.E., E. Morgan, R.S. Carney, and S.A. Macko. 2008. Chemoautolithotrophic production as a fuel for heterotrophs in hydrocarbon seeps: an examination of mobile benthic fauna and seep residents. Journal of Shellfish Research 27 (1):153-161.
Cordes, E.E., S.L. Carney, S. Hourdez, R.S. Carney, J. M. Brooks, and C.R. Fisher. 2007. Cold seeps of the deep Gulf of Mexico: community structure and biogeographic comparisons to Atlantic equatorial belt seep communities. Deep- Sea Research I 54:637-653.
Dattagupta, S., J. Martin, S. Liao, R.S. Carney, and C.R. Fisher. 2007. Deep-seahydrocarbon seep gastropod Bathynerita naticoidea responds to cues from the habitat-providing mussel Bathymodiolus childressi. Marine Ecology 28:193-198.
Gilhooly, W.P., R.S. Carney, and S.A. Macko. 2007. Relationships between sulfide oxidizing bacterial mats and their carbon sources in northern Gulf of Mexico coldseeps. Organic Geochemistry 38:380-393.
Carney, R.S. 2005. Zonation of deep-sea biota on continental margins. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An annual review 43:211-279.
MacAvoy, S.E., C.R. Fisher, R.S. Carney, and S.A. Macko. 2005. Nutritional associations among fauna at hydrocarbon seep communities in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Ecology Progress Series 292:51-60.
Sassen, R., H.H. Roberts, R. Carney, A.V. Milkov, D.A. DeFritas, B. Lanoil, and C.L. Zhang. 2004. Free hydrocarbon gas, gas hydrate, and authigenic minerals in chemosynthetic communities of the northern Gulf of Mexico continental slope: relation to microbial processes. Chemical Geology 205:195-217.
Bergquist, D.C., T. Ward, E.E. Cordes, T. McNelis, R. Kosoff, S. Hourdez, R. Carney,and C.R. Fisher. 2003. Community structure of vestimentiferan-generated habitat islands from upper Louisiana slope cold seeps. Journal Experimental Marine Biology Ecology 289:197-222.
MacAvoy, S.E., S.A. Macko, and R.S. Carney. 2003. Links between chemosynthetic production and mobile predators on the Louisiana continental slope: stable carbon isotopes of specific fatty acids. Chemical Geology 201:229-239.
MacAvoy, S., R. Carney, S. Macko, and C. Fisher. 2002. Use of chemosyntheticbiomass by large mobile, benthic predators in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Ecology Progress Series 225:65-78.
OCS 4550. Biological Oceanography
OCS 1006. HONORS: Introduction to Oceanography