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Raymond W. Lee

Field of Study: Ecological Physiology
Title: Associate Professor
Degrees: Ph.D., Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara
Homepage: Lee Lab
Office: 125 Heald
Phone: 509-335-5727
Fax: 509-335-3184
Mailing Address: School of Biological Sciences
Washington State University
PO Box 644236
Pullman WA 99164-4236

Research Interests

My research interest is ecological physiology with emphasis on adaptations of marine invertebrates to extreme environments such as deep-sea vents and seeps. Specific interests include: thermal tolerance, adaptations to anoxia/sulfide, symbiosis, and application of stable isotopes to biological studies.

Representative Publications

Rinke, C. and Lee, R.W. (2009) A macro camera temperature logger array for deep-sea hydrothermal vent and benthic studies. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods 7: 527-534.

Yancey, P.H., Ishikawa, J., Meyer, B., Girguis, P.R., Lee R.W. (2009) Thiotaurine and hypotaurine contents in polychaetes without thiotrophic endosymbionts at hydrothermal vents: Correlation with sulfide exposure. Journal of Experimental Zoology 311A: 439-447

Levin, L.A., Medoza, G.F., Konotchick, T. and Lee, R.W. (2009) Macrobenthos community structure and trophic relationships within active and inactive Pacific hydrothermal sediments. Deep Sea Research II 56: 1632-1648

Rinke, C. and Lee, R.W. (2009) Pathways, activities and thermal stability of anaerobic and aerobic enzymes in thermophilic vent paralvinellid worms. Mar. Ecol.Prog. Ser. 382: 99-112

Yohannes, E., Hansson, B., Lee R.W., Waldenström, J., Westerdahl, H., Åkesson, M., Hasselquist, D. Bensch S (2008) Isotope signatures in winter moulted feathers predict malaria prevalence in a breeding avian host. Oecologia 158:299–306

Yohannes E, Bensch S, Lee R.W. (2008) Philopatry of winter moult area in migratory Great Reed Warblers Acrocephalus arudinaceus demonstred by stable isotope profiles. J Ornithol 149:261–265

Goffredi S.K., Wilpiszeski R., Lee R.W., and Orphan V.J. (2008) Temporal evolution of methane cycling and phylogenetic diversity ofarchaea in sediments from a deep-sea whale fall in Monterey Canyon (CA). The ISME Journal 2, 204–220

Maricle B.R., R.W.Lee, C.Hellquist, O.Kiirats, G.E.Edwards (2007) Effects of salinity on chlorophyll fluorescence and CO2 fixation in C4 estuarine grasses”. Photosynthetica 45:433-440

Rinke, C., Lee, R., Katz, S., Bright, M. (2007) The effects of sulphide on growth and behaviour of the thiotrophic Zoothamnium niveum symbiosis Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 272: 2259-2269

Murphy LR, J Barroca, VR Franceschi, R Lee, EH Roalson, GE Edwards, MSB Ku. (2007) Diversity and plasticity of C4 photosynthesis in Eleocharis (Cyperaceae). Function Plant Biology 34: 571-580.

Rosenberg, N.K., Lee, R.W., and Yancey, P.H. (2006) High contents of hypotaurine and thiotaurine in hydrothermal-vent gastropods without thiotrophic endosymbionts. Journal of Experimental Zoology 305: 655-662

Maricle, B.R. and R.W. Lee. (2006). Root respiration and oxygen flux in salt marsh grasses from different elevational zones. Marine Biology 151: 413-423

Maricle, B.R., J.J. Crosier, B.C. Bussiere, and R.W. Lee. (2006). Respiratory enzyme activities correlate with anoxia tolerance in salt marsh grasses. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 337:30-37

Brown, K.H., Lee, R.W. and Thorgaard, G.H., (2006).Use of androgenesis for estimating maternal and mitochondrial genome effects on development and oxygen consumption in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B Biochem. Mol. Bio 143: 415-421

Stuadigel, H., Hart, S., Pile, A., Bailey, B. Baker, E., Brooke, S., Koppers, A., Konter, J., Haucke, L., Hudson, I., Jones, D., Lee, R.W., Tebo, B., Templeton, A., Zierenberg, R., Young, C. (2006) Vailulu’u Seamount, Samoa: Life and death on the edge of a submarine volcano. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2006 103: 6448-6453

Maricle, B.R. and R.W. Lee. (2006). Effects of environmental salinity on carbon isotope discrimination and stomatal conductance in Spartina grasses. Marine Ecology Progress Series 313:305-310.

Girguis, P.R. and Lee, R.W. (2006). Thermal preference and tolerance of alvinellids. Science 312: 213