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Mark Teece

Mark A. TeeceAssociate Professor and Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator

415 Jahn Lab
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6855

Email: mteece@esf.edu

My research interests are in the biogeochemistry of coral reefs and environmental chemistry. Please go to Dr. Teece's Homepage for more information.

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact members of the faculty directly.

If you want more information about the graduate program, please follow this link to a brief form

Selected publications

Juan C. Alvarez-Yepiz,; Alberto Burquez,; Angelina Martinez-Yrizar,.; Mark Teece,; Enrico Yepez,; Martin Dovciak,  (2017) Resource partitioning by evergreen and deciduous species in a tropical dry forest" Oecologia, 183(2), 607-618.

Owens, R.M., Stipanovic, A.J., Teece, M.A., 2016. Integrating information literacy and research strategies into a sophomore chemistry course: A new collaboration, In Integrating Information Literacy into the Chemistry Curriculum. American Chemical Society, pp. 143-155

Jesse B. Crandall, M. A. Teece, B. A. Estes, C. Manfrino, J. H. Ciesla (2016) Nutrient acquisition strategies in mesophotic hard corals using compound specific stable isotope analysis of sterols. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 474 , 133-141.

Crumley K.M., Teece M.A., Crandall J. C., Sauer, A. K. and Driscoll C. T. (2016)  Effects of nitrogen deposition on nitrogen acquisition by Sarracenia purpurea in the Adirondack Mountains, New York, USA. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 143(1), 8-20.

Anke Klueter, Jesse B. Crandall, Frederick I. Archer, Mark A. Teece and Mary Alice Coffroth (2015) Taxonomic and environmental variation of metabolite profiles in marine dinoflagellates of the genus Symbiodinium. Metabolites, 5(1), 74-99; doi:10.3390/metabo5010074 [LINK]

Michael E. Guinan Jr, Kevin L. Kapuscinski, and Mark A. Teece (2014) Seasonal diet shifts and trophic position of non-native rudds Scardinius erythrophthalmus, in the upper Niagara River Aquatic Invasions, 10(2), 217-225 [LINK]

Kevin L. Kapuscinski, John M. Farrell, Stephen V. Stehman, Gregory L. Boyer, Danilo D. Fernando, Mark A. Teece, Timothy J. Tschaplinski (2014).  Selective herbivory by a non-native Cyprinid, the rudd Scardinius erythrophthalmus. Freshwater Biology 59(11); 2315-2327. [LINK]

Juan C. Álvarez-Yépiz, Alejandro Cueva, Martin Dovciak, Mark Teece, Enrico Yepez  (2014) Ontogenetic resource-use strategies in a rare long-lived cycad along environmental gradients. Conservation Physiology 2: (in press). doi:10.1093/conphys/cou034. http://conphys.oxfordjournals.org/content/2/1/cou034.full

Nathan T. Barlet; Stewart A. W. Diemont; Mark A. Teece, and Kimberley L. Schulz (2014) Emergent microbial food webs in ecological treatment systems for wastewater: Insight from stable carbon isotopes. Ecological Engineering In Press

Warsen, S. A., Frair, J. L., and Teece, M. A. (2014) Isotopic investigation of niche partitioning among native carnivores anbd the non-native coyote (Canis latrans). Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies [LINK]

Watson, L. C., Stewart,D. J., and Teece, M. A. (2013) Trophic ecology of Arapaima in Guyana: giant omnivores in Neotropical floodplains. Neotropical Ichthyology 11(2), 341-349.

Watkins, J. M., Rudstam, L. G., Mills, E. L., and Teece, M. A. (2012) Coexistence of the native benthic amphipod Diporeia spp. and exotic dreissenid mussels in the New York Finger Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 38: 226-235.

Schifman, L.A., J.C. Stella, M.A. Teece, T.A. Volk. (2012) Carbon isotopic variation in shrub willow (Salix spp.) ring-wood as an indicator of long-term water status, growth and survival. Biomass Bioenergy. 36:316-326.

Jesse B. Crandall and Mark A. Teece (2012) Urea is a dynamic pool of bioavailable nitrogen in coral reefs. Coral Reef, 31: 207-214, DOI 10.1007/s00338-011-0836-1

Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Sierra JechSierra Jech

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Teece
  • Area of Study: Environmental Chemistry
  • Undergraduate Institute: University of Wyoming (Earth Systems Scienc)

Graduate Research Topic
I study lipid biomarkers from rare freshwater 'reefs', or microbialites, like the ones found in Green Lake near Fayetteville, NY. I use gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to quantify hopanoids from the microbialites to identify the specific microbes that produced them. This work can be applied to studies of the evolution of life on early Earth because hopanoids can be found in fossilized bacteria that are over 3 million years old. We want to know why microbialites grow where they do, what their function is in the lake ecosystem, and how hopanoids are preserved over time.