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Ruth Gates

Investigator

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Research Professor
Campus: U Hawaii / HIMB

Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
PO Box 1346 (for US Postal Service)
46-007 Lilipuna Road (For all other carriers)
Kaneohe, HI 96744

808-236-7420
rgates@hawaii.edu
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Population genetics of coral and symbionts

Publications
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2015

Edmunds, P.J., R. Steneck, R. Albright, R.C. Carpenter, A.P.Y. Chui, T.-Y.Fan, S. Harii, H. Kitano, H. Kurihara, L. Legendre, S. Mitarai, S. Muko, Y. Nozawa, J. Padillo-Gamino, N.N. Price, K. Sakai, G. Suzuki, M.J.H. vanOppen, A. Yarid and R.D. Gates. 2015. Geographic variation in long-term trajectories of change in coral recruitment: a global-to-local perspective. Marine and Freshwater Research 66:609-622.

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2014

Edmunds, P. J., S.C. Burgess, H.M. Putnam, M.L. Baskett, L. Bramanti, N.S. Fabina, X. Han, M.P. Lesser, J.S. Madin, C.B. Wall, D.M. Yost and R.D. Gates. 2014. Evaluating the causal basis of ecological success within the scleractinia: an integral projection model approach. Marine Biology 161:2719-2734.

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2014

Edmunds P.J., M. Adjeroud, M.L. Baskett, I.B. Baums, A.F. Budd, R.C. Carpenter, N. Fabina, T.-Y. Fan, E.C. Franklin, K. Gross, X. Han, L. Jacobson, J.S. Klaus, T.R. McClanahan, J.K. O’Leary, M.J.H. van Oppen, X. Pochon, H.M. Putnam, T.B. Smith, M.I. Stat, H. Sweatman, R. van Woesik, and R.D. Gates. 2014. Persistence and change in community composition of reef corals through past, present, and future climates. PLoS One 9:e107525.

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2014

Padilla-Gamino J.L., L. Hedouin, R.G. Waller, D. Smith, W. Truong and R.D. Gates. 2014. Sedimentation and the reproductive biology of the Hawaiian reef-building coral Montipora capitata. Biological Bulletin 226:8-18.

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2014

Pochon, X., H.M. Putnam and R.D. Gates. 2014. Multi-gene analysis of Symbiodinium dinoflagellates: a perspective on rarity, symbiosis, and evolution. PeerJ 2:e394.

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2014

Sogin, M., P. Anderson, P. Williams, C.-S. Chen and R.D. Gates. 2014. Application of 1H-NMR metabolomic profiling for reef-building corals. PLoS One 9:e111274.

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2013

Fabina, N.S., H.M. Putnam, E.C. Franklin, M. Stat and R.D. Gates. 2013. Symbiotic specificity, association patterns, and function determine community responses to global changes: Defining critical research areas for coral-Symbiodinium symbioses. Global Change Biology 19:3306-3316.

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2013

Farrar, C.E., Z.H. Forsman, R.D. Gates, J.A.C. Leong and R.J. Toonen. 2013. Observing the coral symbiome using laser scanning confocal microscopy. Science 339:518.

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2013

Hedouin L and R.D. Gates. 2013. Assessing fertilization success of the coral Montipora capitata under copper exposure: does the night of spawning matter? Marine Pollution Bulletin 66:221-224.

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2013

Lesser, M.P., M. Stat and R.D. Gates. 2013. The endosymbiotic dinoflagellates (Symbiodinium sp.) of corals are parasites and mutualists. Coral Reefs 32:603-611.

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2013

Padilla-Gamino, J.L., R.R. Bidigare, D.J. Barshis, A. Alamaru, L. Hedouin, X. Hernandez-Pech, F. Kandel, S.L.Soon, M.S. Roth, L.J. Rodrigues, A.G. Grottoli, C. Portocarrero, S.A. Wagenhauser, F. Buttler and R.D. Gates. 2013. Are all eggs created equal? A case study from the Hawaiian reef-building coral Montipora capitata. Coral Reefs 32:137-152.

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2013

Putnam, H.M., A.B. Mayfield, T.-Y. Fan, C.-S. Chen and R.D. Gates. 2013. The physiological and molecular responses of larvae from the reef-building coral Pocillopora damicornis exposed to near-future increases in temperatures and pCO2. Marine Biology 160:2157-2173.

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2013

Stat M, X. Pochon, E.C. Franklin, J.F. Bruno, K.S. Casey, E.R. Selig and R.D. Gates. 2013. The distribution of the thermally tolerant symbiont lineage (Symbiodinium clade D) in corals from Hawaii: correlations with host and the history of ocean thermal stress. Ecology and Evolution 3:1317-1329.

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2012

Edmunds, P.J., H.M. Putnam and R.D. Gates. 2012. Photophysiological consequences of vertical stratification of Symbiodinium in tissue of the coral Porites lutea. Biological Bulletin 223:226-235.

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Fabina, N.S., H.M. Putnam, E.C. Franklin, M. Stat and R.D. Gates. 2012. Transmission mode predicts specificity and interaction patterns in coral-Symbiodinium networks. PLoS One 7(9):e44970.

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2012

Franklin, E.C., M. Stat, X. Pochon, H.M. Putnam and R.D. Gates. 2012. GeoSymbio: A hybrid, cloud-based web application of global geospatial bioinformatics and ecoinformatics for Symbiodinium-host symbioses. Molecular Ecology Resources 12:369-373.

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2012

Krueger, T. and R.D. Gates. 2012. Cultivating endosymbionts - host environmental mimics support the survival of Symbiodinium C15 ex hospite. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 413:169-176.

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2012

Padilla-Gamino J.L., K.M. Hanson, M. Stat, and R.D. Gates. 2012. Phenotypic plasticity of the coral Porites rus: acclimatization responses to a turbid environment. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 435:71-80.

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2012

Padilla-Gamino, J.L., X. Pochon, C. Bird, G.T. Concepcion and R.D. Gates. 2012. From parent to gamete: vertical transmission of Symbiodinium (Dinophyceae) ITS2 sequence assemblages in the reef building coral Montipora capitata. PLoS One 7(6): e38440.

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2012

Pochon, X., H.M. Putnam, F. Burki and R.D. Gates. 2012. Identifying and characterizing alternative molecular markers for the symbiotic and free-living dinoflagellate genus Symbiodinium. PLoS One 7(1):e29816.

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2012

Putnam H.M., M. Stat, X. Pochon and R.D. Gates. 2012. Endosymbiotic flexibility associates with environmental sensitivity in scleractinian corals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences 279:4352-4361.

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2012

Stat, M., A.C. Baker, D.G. Bourne, A.M.S. Correa, Z. Forsman, M.J. Huggett, X. Pochon, D. Skillings, R.J. Toonen, M.J.H. van Oppen and R.D. Gates. 2012. Molecular delineation of species in the coral holobiont. in M. Lesser, editor. Advances in Marine Biology Vol. 63, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Academic Press. 65 pp.

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Book Section
2011

Franklin, E.C., M. Stat, X. Pochon, H.M. Putnam and R.D. Gates. 2011. Rapid development of a hybrid web application for synthesis science of Symbiodinium with Google Apps. In Jones, M. and C. Gries (eds.), Proceedings of the Environmental Information Management Conference 2011. Pp.44-48.

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Conference Proceedings
2011

Gates, R.D. and T.D. Ainsworth. 2011. The nature and taxonomic composition of coral symbiomes as drivers of performance limits in scleractinian corals. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 408:94-101.

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2011

Padilla-Gamino, J.L., T.M. Weatherby, R.G. Waller and R.D. Gates. 2011. Formation and structural organization of the egg-sperm bundle of the scleractinian coral Montipora capita. Coral Reefs 30:371-380.

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2011

Salerno, J.L., D.R. Reineman, R.D. Gates and M.S. Rappe. 2011. The effect of a sub-lethal temperature elevation on the structure of bacterial communities associated with the coral Porites compressa. Journal of Marine Biology, 2011:Article ID 969173, 9 Pp.

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2011

Stat, M., C.E. Bird, X. Pochon, L. Chasqui, L.J. Chauka, G.T. Concepcion, D. Logan, M. Takabayashi, R.J. Toonen and R.D. Gates. 2011. Variation in Symbiodinium ITS2 sequence assemblages among coral colonies. PLoS One 6:e15854.

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2011

Stat, M, and R.D. Gates. 2011. Clade D Symbiodinium in scleractinian corals: a “nugget” of hope, a selfish opportunist, an ominous sign, or all of the above? Journal of Marine Biology, 2011:Article ID 730715, 9 Pp.

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2010

Ainsworth, T.D., R.V. Thurber and R.D. Gates. 2010. The future of coral reefs - a microbial perspective. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25:233-240.

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2010

Barshis, D.J., J.H. Stillman, R.D. Gates, R.J. Toonen, L.W. Smith and C. Birkeland. 2010. Protein expression and genetic structure of the coral Porites lobata in an environmentally extreme Samoan back reef: does host genotype limit phenotypic plasticity? Molecular Ecology 19:1705-1720.

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2010

Green, D.H., P.J. Edmunds, X. Pochon and R.D. Gates. 2010. The effects of substratum type on the growth, mortality, and photophysiology of juvenile corals in St. John, US Virgin Islands. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 384:18-29.

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2010

Hofmann G.E., Barry J.P., Edmunds P.J., Gates R.D., Hutchins D.A., Klinger T. and M.A. Sewell. 2010. The effect of ocean acidification on calcifying organisms in marine ecosystems: an organism to ecosystem perspective. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 41:127-147.

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2010

Lesser, M. P., M. Slattery, M. Stat, M. Ojimi, R.D. Gates and A. Grottoli. 2010. Photoacclimatization by the coral Montastraea cavernosa in the mesophotic zone: light, food, and genetics. Ecology 91:990-1003.

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2010

Mayfield, A.B., Y-Y Hsiao, T-Y Fan, C-S Chen and R.D. Gates. 2010. Evaluating the temporal stability of stress-activated protein kinase and cytoskeleton gene expression in the Pacific reef corals Pocillopora damicornis and Seriatopora hystrix . Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 395:215-222.

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2010

Palmer, C.V. and Gates, R.D. 2010. Skeletal eroding band in Hawaiian corals. Coral Reefs 29:469-469.

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2010

Pochon X. and Gates, R.D. 2010. A new Symbiodinium clade (Dinophyceae) from soritid foraminifera in Hawai’i. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56:492-497.

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2010

Pochon, X., M. Stat, M. Takabayashi, L. Chasqui, L.J. Chauka, D.D.K. Logan and R.D. Gates. 2010. Comparison of endosymbiotic and free-living Symbiodinium (Dinophyceae) diversity in a Hawaiian reef environment. Journal of Phycology 46:53-65.

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2010

Yancey, P.H., M. Heppenstall, S. Ly, R.M. Andrell, R.D. Gates, V.L. Carter and M. Hagedorn. 2010. Betaines and dimethylsulfoniopropionate as major osmolytes in Cnidaria with endosymbiotic dinoflagellates. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83:167-173.

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2009

Chan, Y.L., X. Pochon, M.A. Fisher, D. Wagner, G.T. Concepcion, S. Kahng, R.J. Toonen and R.D. Gates. 2009. Generalist dinoflagellate endosymbionts and host genotype diversity detected from mesophotic (67-100 m depths) coral Leptoseris. BMC Ecology 9:21.

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2009

Fitt, W.K., R.D. Gates, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, J.C. Bythell, A. Jatkar, A.G. Grottoli, M. Gomez, P. Fisher, T.C. LaJeunesse, O. Pantos, R. Iglesias-Prieto, D.J. Franklin, L.J. Rodrigues, J.M. Torregiani, R. van Woesik and M.P. Lesser. 2009. Response of two species of Indo-Pacific corals, Porites cylindrica and Stylophora pistillata, to short term thermal stress: the host does matter in determining the tolerance of corals to bleaching. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 373:102-110.

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2009

Hedouin, L., A.J. Reichelt-Brushett and R.D. Gates. 2009. Assessment of metals and a metalloid in sediments from Hawaiian coral reef ecosystems. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58:1759-1765.

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2009

Mayfield, A.B., M.B. Hirst and R.D. Gates. 2009. Gene expression normalization in a dual-compartment system: a real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction protocol for symbiotic anthozoans. Molecular Ecology Resources 9:462-470.

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2009

Olson, N.D., T.D. Ainsworth, R.D. Gates and M. Takabayashi. 2009. Diazotrophic bacteria associated with Hawaiian Montipora corals: diversity and abundance in correlation with symbiotic dinoflagellates. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 371:140-146.

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2009

Palmer, C.V., M.S. Roth and R.D. Gates. 2009. Red fluorescent protein responsible for pigmentation in trematode-infected Porites compressa tissues. Biological Bulletin 216:68-74.

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Stat, M., X. Pochon, R.O.M. Cowie and R.D. Gates. 2009. Specificity in communities of Symbiodinium in corals from Johnston Atoll. Marine Ecology Progress Series 386:83-96.

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2009

Van Oppen, M.J.H., J.A. Leong and R.D. Gates. 2009. Coral-virus interactions: a double-edged sword? Symbiosis 47:1-8.

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2008

Edmunds, P.J. and R.D. Gates. 2008. Acclimatization in tropical reef corals. Marine Ecology Progress Series 361:307-310.

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2008

Manning, M.M. and R.D. Gates. 2008. Diversity in populations of free-living Symbiodinium from a Caribbean and Pacific reef. Limnology and Oceanography 53:1853-1861.

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2008

Stat, M. and R.D. Gates. 2008. Vectored introductions of marine endosymbiotic dinoflagellates into Hawaii. Biological Invasions 10:579-583.

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2008

Stat, M., E. Morris and R.D. Gates. 2008. Functional diversity in coral-dinoflagellate symbiosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 105:9256-9261.

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2007

Apprill, A.M., R.R. Bidigare and R.D. Gates. 2007. Visibly healthy corals exhibit variable pigment concentrations and symbiont phenotypes. Coral Reefs 26:387-397.

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2007

Apprill, A.M. and R.D. Gates. 2007. Recognizing diversity in coral symbiotic dinoflagellate communities. Molecular Ecology 16:1127-1134.

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2007

Hoegh-Guldberg, O., G. Muller-Parker, C.B. Cook, R.D. Gates, E. Gladfelter, R.K. Trench and V. Weiss. 2007. Len Muscatine (1932-2007) and his contributions to the understanding of algal-invertebrate endosymbiosis. Coral Reefs 26:731-739.

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2007

Leggat, W., T.A. Ainsworth, J.C. Bythell, S. Dove, R.D. Gates, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, R. Iglesias-Prieto and D. Yellowlees. 2007. The hologenome theory disregards the coral holobiont. Nature Reviews Microbiology 5(10) DOI: 10.1038/nrmicro1635-c1.

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Lesser, M.P., J.C. Bythell, R.D. Gates, R.W. Johnstone and O. Hoegh-Guldberg. 2007. Are infectious diseases really killing corals? Alternative interpretations of the experimental and ecological data. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 346:36-44.

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2007

Mayfield, A.B. and R.D. Gates. 2007. Osmoregulation in anthozoan-dinoflagellate symbiosis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 147:1-10.

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2006

Ridgway, T. and R.D. Gates. 2006. Why are there so few genetic markers available for coral population analyses? Symbiosis 41:1-7.

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Van Oppen, M.J.H. and R.D. Gates. 2006. Conservation genetics and the resilience of reef-building corals. Molecular Ecology 15:3863-3883.

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Datasets
Role Link Dataset Title
creator knb-lter-mcr.15 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Population Dynamics: Time-series of Symbiodinium populations in corals of Moorea
Involvements
Category Project Activity Link Abstract Link
LTER Core Research Area Populations A population is a group of organisms of the same species. Like canaries in the coalmine, changes in populations of organisms can be important indicators of environmental changes. more
LTER Core Research Area Disturbance Disturbances often shape ecosystems by periodically reorganizing or destroying them, allowing for significant changes in plant and animal populations and communities. more
MCR Core Activity Process-Oriented Field Studies A series of process-oriented field studies motivated by our initial focused questions have been initiated to explore gaps in our understanding of physical and biological processes and events that affect structure, function and dynamics of the reef ecosystem of Moorea; additional integration is achieved by focusing on common model systems.
MCR Core Activity Time Series Program A comprehensive set of spatially explicit time series measurements was designed and implemented (during Year 1) to describe decadal trends in the reef ecosystem and forcing functions on a landscape scale.
Research Theme Ocean Acidification A fundamental goal of the MCR is to advance understanding that enables accurate forecasts of the behavior of coral reef ecosystems to environmental forcing. To this end, we seek to understand the mechanistic basis of change in coral reefs by determining how they are influenced by the press drivers to which they are increasingly being subjected, especially those associated with an increasing degree of ocean acidification.
Research Theme Reef Resistance and Resilience In general there are two contrasting attributes of an ecosystem with respect to external drivers: 1) resistance, the amount of external forcing a system can absorb without a qualitative change and 2) resilience, the tendency of a system to return to its previous state after a perturbation. Resilience in particular is a major MCR research focus because Moorea recently was subjected to a pulse disturbance, an outbreak of the crown-of-thorns seastar, that killed most living coral on the fore reef.
MCR-LTER Working Group Bio-Physical Coupling Many of the features defining coral reefs are products of the interaction of biological and physical processes acting over multiple spatio-temporal and functional scales. We are exploring the scale-dependence of physical processes around the island of Moorea, focusing initially on waves and water fluxes and temperature characteristics at several scales.
MCR-LTER Working Group Physiology of Corals Even upon casual inspection, it is clear that a tropical coral reef is more than simply the sum of the parts. Our goal is to understand how abiotic and biotic forcing functions affect the functional biology of corals, and to incorporate these effects into a model with the capacity to integrate the understanding of reef corals across spatial, temporal and functional scales.
MCR-LTER Working Group Population and Community Dynamics Coral reefs have exceptionally high levels of biodiversity that generate complex webs of interacting species. Our ability to forecast population and community dynamics requires greater understanding of the manner by which individuals and species interact within coral reef ecosystems.

 

 
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