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Raymond W. Lee

Raymond W. Lee

Field of Study: Ecological Physiology
Title: Associate Professor
Degrees: Ph.D., Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara
Homepage: Homepage/Lab Web Site Link
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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


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.