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Faculty Profile
Mark Teece

Mark  Teece

Associate Professor

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415 Jahn Lab



PhD Bristol University, UK (Organic Geochemistry)
BS Chemistry from Bristol University, UK


Current courses taught:

FCH 110 Survey of Chemical Principles

FCH 111 Survey of Chemical Principles Lab

FCH 232 Career Skills for Chemists

FCH 152 General Chemistry II


Previous courses taught:

FCH 150 General Chemistry

FCH 520 Marine Biogeochemistry

FCH 796 Stable isotope tracers in the environment




Research Interests

My research interests are in the biogeochemistry of coral reefs and environmental chemistry of lake systems.

Please go to Dr. Teece's Homepage for more information.

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

Selected publications

Torkelson, J., Crandall, J. and Teece, M. A. (2023) Zooplankton derived organic matter as a food source for benthic coral. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

Shelby E. McIlroy, Casey P. terHorst, Mark Teece, Mary Alice Coffroth (2022). Nutrient dynamics in coral symbiosis depend on both the relative and absolute abundance of Symbiodiniaceae species. Microbiome, 10, Article number: 192 (2022)

Gillette, J. P., Stewart, D. J., Teece, M. A., & Schulz, K. L. (2021). Abundance of mixoplanktonic algae in relation to prey, light and nutrient limitation in a dystrophic lake: a mesocosm study. Marine and Freshwater Research, 72(12), 1760-1772

Laura M. DeMott, Stephanie A. Napieralski, Christopher K. Junium, Mark Teece, Christopher A. Scholz. (2019) Microbially influenced lacustrine carbonates: A comparison of Late Quaternary Lahontan tufa and modern thrombolite from Fayetteville Green Lake, NY. Geobiology, Early view

Benjamin T. Uveges, Mark A. Teece, James M. Fulton, Christopher K. Junium (2018) Environmental controls on pigment distributions in the freshwater microbialites of Fayetteville Green Lake. Organic Geochemistry125, 165-176.

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.

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