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Name:

Lisa Clough

Title:

Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Associate Professor

Area of Study: 

Marine Benthic Ecology; Interdisciplinary Research in Coastal Environments

Phone:

252-328-9479; 252-328-1834

Fax:

252-328-2769; 252-328-4178

E-mail:

cloughl@ecu.edu

Office:

Greenville Center 1510

Address:

Mailstop 157; Division of Research and Graduate Studies; East Carolina University Greenville, NC 27858-4353

 

 

 

 


Lisa Clough

Research Program

Ecology of marine benthic organisms including animal-sediment interactions and the flow of materials in ecosystems; Figuring out how to do interdisciplinary research, especially how to combine traditional and scientific ecological knowledge. My current geographic areas of research include North Carolina and the Arctic.

SELECTED FUNDED RESEARCH GRANTS AND CONTRACTS (last 10 years)

2001-2002      North Carolina Sea Grant "Does Hypoxic Preconditioning Increase Tolerance to Hypoxia in Estuarine Fishes?" (Clough was PI, $9,000).

2002-2008       NSF "Investigating Ecological Change in the Nearshore Kotzebue Sound Ecosystem: Simultaneous Application of Traditional and Scientific Ecological Knowledge" (Clough was co-PI, ECU portion $483,768).

2002-2007       NSF "Digestibility of Ice Algae and Phytoplankton: The Potential Impacts of Changing Food Supply to the Arctic Benthos" (Clough was PI, ECU portion $132,243).

2002-2005       NSF  "Investigative Ecology: Long-term Field Experiments in Undergraduate Labs" (Clough was co-PI, $50,165).

2006-2008       North Carolina Sea Grant "Incorporating Humans in Ecosystem-Based Models of Fishery Management" (Clough was co-PI, $128,393).

2008-2009       North Carolina Biotechnology Center "Preparing Future Business Leaders for North Carolina: A Certificate in Applied Biology for the MBA Degree" (Clough was co-PI, $15,000).

2008-2010       National Parks Service "Coastal Lagoon Communities and Ecosystems" (Clough was PI, $58,985).

2008                PCS Phosphate "Continued Support for East Carolina University Research Project PCS Phosphate Effluent Monitoring and Water Quality in the Pamlico River Estuary, NC" (Clough was PI, $60,000).

2008                CZR, Inc. "Continued Support for East Carolina University Research Project NCPC Tract Water Quality Monitoring" (Clough was PI, $18,450).

2009-2011       NSF "IPA Program Manager Support" (Support for Clough while she was an NSF Program Manager, $300,577).

2009                PCS Phosphate "Continued Support for East Carolina University Research Project PCS Phosphate Effluent Monitoring and Water Quality in the Pamlico River Estuary, NC" (Clough was PI, $60,000).

2009                CZR, Inc. "Continued Support for East Carolina University Research Project NCPC Tract Water Quality Monitoring" (Clough was PI, $18,450).

2010                PCS Phosphate "Continued Support for East Carolina University Research Project PCS Phosphate Effluent Monitoring and Water Quality in the Pamlico River Estuary, NC" (Clough was PI, $65,000).

2010                CZR, Inc. "Continued Support for East Carolina University Research Project NCPC Tract Water Quality Monitoring" (Clough was PI, $30,000).

2011                PCS Phosphate "Continued Support for East Carolina University Research Project PCS Phosphate Effluent Monitoring and Water Quality in the Pamlico River Estuary, NC" (Clough was PI, $70,000).

2011                CZR, Inc. "Continued Support for East Carolina University Research Project NCPC Tract Water Quality Monitoring" (Clough was PI, $40,000).

2012                PCS Phosphate "Continued Support for East Carolina University Research Project PCS Phosphate Effluent Monitoring and Water Quality in the Pamlico River Estuary, NC" (Clough is PI, $75,000).

2012                CZR, Inc. "Continued Support for East Carolina University Research Project NCPC Tract Water Quality Monitoring" (Clough is PI, ~$120,000).

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1)      Whiting, A., D. Griffith, S. Jewett, L. Clough, W. Ambrose and J. Johnson (2011) "Combining Inupiaq and Scientific Knowledge: Ecology in Northern Kotzebue Sound, Alaska" Alaska Sea Grant 71 pages.

2)      Bluhm, B., W. Ambrose, M. Bergmann, L. Clough, A. Gebruk, C. Hasemann, K. Iken, M. Klages, I. MacDonald, P. Renaud, I. Schewe, T. Soltwedel, and M. Wlodarska-Kowalczuk (2011) "Diversity of the arctic deep-sea benthos" Marine Biodiversity 41, 87-107.

3)      Brinson, B.E., D. Huffman, M.M. Shaver, R.U. Cooper, L.M Clough, and M.A. Farwell (2011) "Lactate Dehydrogenase and Na+/K+ ATPase Activity in Leiostomus xanthurus (Spot) in response to hypoxia" Explorations VI, 22-29.

4)      Jewett, S.C., L.M. Clough, A.L. Blanchard, H.M. Feder, M.K. Hoberg, W.G. Ambrose, and A.V. Whiting (2009) "Nearshore macrobenthos of northern Kotebue Sound, Alaska, with reference to local sewage disposal" Polar Biology 32(11), 1665-1680.

5)       Sun, M.Y., L.M. Clough, M.L. Carroll, J. Dai, W.G. Ambrose, and G.R. Lopez (2009). "Differential responses of two common Arctic macrobenthic species (Macoma balthica and Monoporeia affinis) to phytoplankton and ice algae: Will climate change impacts be species specific?" Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 376, 110-121.

6)      Sun, M., Carroll, M. L. , Ambrose, W. G. , Clough, L. M. , Zou, L., GR Lopez, (2007).  "Rapid Consumption of phytoplankton and ice algae by Arctic soft-sediment benthic communities: Evidence using natural and C-13-labeled food materials" Journal of Marine Research 65 (4), 561-588.

7)      McMahon, K.W., W.G. Ambrose, Jr., B.J. Johnson, M.Y. Sun, G.R. Lopez, L.M. Clough, M.L. Carroll (2006) "Benthic Community Response to ice algae and phytoplankton in Ny Alesund, Svalbard" Marine Ecology Progress Series 310: 1-14.

8)      Renaud, P.E., W. G. Ambrose, Jr. A. Vanreusel, L.M. Clough (2006) "Nematode and macrofaunal diversity in central Arctic Ocean benthos" Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 330: 297-306.

9)      Clough, L.M.,  P.E. Renaud, and W.G. Ambrose, Jr. (2005) "Impacts of water depth, sediment pigment concentration, and benthic macrofaunal biomass on sediment oxygen demand in the western Arctic Ocean" Canadian Journal Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62: 1756-1765.

10)  Ambrose, W.G., C. Von Quillfeldt, L.M. Clough, P.V.R. Tilney, T. Tucker. (2005) "The sub-ice algal community in the Chukchi Sea: Large and small scale patterns of abundance based on images from a remotely operated vehicle" Polar Biology 28: 784-795.

11)  Reynolds, M., T. Reynolds, C. Lean, and L Clough (2005) "Cape Krusenstern National Monument: Year-round sampling to characterize water quality, species richness, and food web structure in five coastal lagoons" Alaska Park Science 4: 38-43.

12)  Marancik, K.E., L.M. Clough, J.A. Hare (2005) "Cross-shelf and seasonal variation in larval fish assemblages on the southeast United States continental shelf off the coast of Georgia"  Fish. Bull. 103:108-129.

13)  Von Quillfeldt, C.H., W. G. Ambrose, Jr., and L.M. Clough  (2003) "High number of diatom species in first year ice from the Chukchi Sea" Polar Biology 26: 806-818.

14)  Cooper, R.U., L.M. Clough, M.A. Farwell, T.L. West (2002) "Hypoxia-induced metabolic and antioxidant enzymatic activities in the estuarine fish Leiostomus xanthurus" Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 279: 1-20.

15)  Swift, J., L. Clough, J. Berkson, G. DuPree, and K. Falkner. (2002) "New US Icebreaker to Advance Arctic Marine Science" EOS 83: 101, 109.

16)  Ambrose, W.G., Jr., L.M. Clough, P.R. Tilney, and L. Beer (2001). "Role of echinoderms in benthic remineralization in the Chukchi Sea" Marine Biology 139: 937-949.

17)  Vanreusel, A., L. Clough, K. Jacobsen, W.G. Ambrose Jr., J. Jivaluk, V. Ryheul, R. Herman, and M. Vincx  (2000) "Meiobenthos of the Central Arctic Ocean with special emphasis on the nematode community structure" Deep Sea Research I 47: 1855-1879.

18)  West, T.L., L.M. Clough, and W.G. Ambrose, Jr.  (2000) "Assessment of function in an oligohaline environment: Lessons learned by comparing created and natural habitats."  Ecological Engineering 15: 303-321.

19)  Clough, L.M., W.G. Ambrose, Jr., J.K. Cochran, C. Barnes, P.E. Renaud, and R.C. Aller (1997) "Infaunal density, biomass, and bioturbation in the sediments of the Arctic Ocean"  Deep Sea Research II 44: 1683-1704.

20)  Clough, L.M., W.G. Ambrose, Jr., C.J. Ashjian, P.E. Renaud, and S.L. Smith  (1997)  "Meroplankton abundance in the Northeast Water Polynya: Insights from oceanographic parameters and benthic abundance patterns"  Journal of Marine Systems 10: 343-357.

21)  Clough, L.M., W.G. Ambrose, Jr., and J.K. Cochran (1996) The role of biomass, bioturbation, and remineralization in determining the fate of carbon in the Arctic Ocean.  In: The 1994 Arctic Ocean Section: The first major scientific crossing of the Arctic Ocean.  Edited by W. Tucker and D. Cate. pp. 51-52.

22)  Clough, L.M., and G.R. Lopez (1993) Potential carbon sources for the head-down deposit feeding polychaete Heteromastus filiformis. Journal of Marine Research 51: 596-616.

TECHNICAL REPORTS

1.      Clough, L.M. 2012.  PCS Phosphate effluent dispersal in the Pamlico River estuary:  2011. Institute for Coastal and Marine Resources, East Carolina University, Technical Report No. 08-01. 33 pp. Greenville, NC.

2.      Clough, L.M. 2011.  PCS Phosphate effluent dispersal in the Pamlico River estuary:  2010. Institute for Coastal and Marine Resources, East Carolina University, Technical Report No. 09-01. 33 pp. Greenville, NC.

3.      Clough, L.M. 2010.  PCS Phosphate effluent dispersal in the Pamlico River estuary:  2009. Institute for Coastal and Marine Resources, East Carolina University, Technical Report No. 08-01. 33 pp. Greenville, NC.

4.      Clough, L.M. 2009.  PCS Phosphate effluent dispersal in the Pamlico River estuary:  2008. Institute for Coastal and Marine Resources, East Carolina University, Technical Report No. 09-01. 33 pp. Greenville, NC.

5.      Clough, L.M. 2008.  PCS Phosphate effluent dispersal in the Pamlico River estuary:  2007. Institute for Coastal and Marine Resources, East Carolina University, Technical Report No. 08-01. 33 pp. Greenville, NC.

 

Courses Taught:

Clough is currently on loan to Research and Graduate Studies and is not teaching.  Her previous courses taught include

Environmental Biology (BIOL 1060)
Principle of Biology (BIOL 1100)
Ecology (BIOL 2250)
Marine Community Ecology (BIOL 5270)
Coastal Ecological Processes (BIOL 6910)    

 
Honors:

Outstanding ECU Advisor, 2003
ECU Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher, 2009
NSF Arctic Service Award
US Antarctic Service Medal
USCG Arctic Service Medal
USCG Distinguished Public Service Award