ABOUT

I am a PhD student in the Gobler lab at Stony Brook University. Broadly, I am interested in the climate and human drivers of biogeochemical and ecological change in coastal ecosystems.

My dissertation research involves characterizing the spatiotemporal variability of coastal hypoxia, acidification and warming, and assessing the effects on economically important shellfish. I like to collect high frequency observations of environmental parameters such as temperature, dissolved oxygen, and measures of the carbonate system to pair with experimental in-situ and laboratory approaches with shellfish.

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239 Montauk Hwy, Southampton NY 11968

stephen.tomasetti@stonybrook.edu

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Evaluating the sensitivities of Atlantic bay scallops to environmentally relevant frequency and magnitude domains of hypoxia & warming

  • Quantifying the spatiotemporal variability of summer hypoxia/acidification across New York estuaries

  • Determining the vertical and horizontal extent of summer acidification and hypoxia in Atlantic sea scallop habitat of the New York Bight

  • Assessing effects of hypoxia and acidification on the survival, development, and physiology of blue crab larvae

  • Characterizing the baseline variability and associated drivers of the carbonate system and dissolved oxygen conditions of oyster reefs

  • Identifying the quantitative contribution of sedimentary nutrient fluxes to nitrogen loading and harmful algal blooms in NY estuaries

RESEARCH PROJECTS WITH MENTORED UNDERGRADUATES

  • Assessing the effects of day-time oxygen supersaturation and pH basification on diel-cycling hypoxia- and acidification-stress

  • Determining the influence of seasonally warming temperatures on the occurrence of hypoxia in shallow semi-enclosed embayments

RESTORATION WORK WITH UNDERGRADUATES AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

  • Establishing hard clam spawner sanctuaries to improve filtration capacity and facilitate the hard clam recovery in Shinnecock Bay, NY

  • Initiating the build-out and monitoring of restored oyster reefs in Shinnecock Bay, NY

 
 

CURRICULUM VITAE

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS

April 24, 2020

Tomasetti, S. J., Gobler, C. J. (2020). Dissolved oxygen and pH criteria leave fisheries at risk. Science, 368(6489), 372-373.

December 12, 2019

ABC News feature on my work with the "scallop fitbit".

November 9, 2019

Overview of the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP) and European Union's BONUS Integrated Carbon and Trace Gas Monitoring for the Baltic Sea (INTEGRAL) programs' biogeochemical sensor workshop in Kristineberg, Sweden that I was selected for and attended.

September 7, 2019

Interview with Long Island News 12 on Shinnecock Bay fish kill.

July 5, 2019

Fire Island News story covering my participation on a scientific panel discussing the integration of kelp aquaculture into existing oyster farms.

December 16, 2018

Newsday article highlighting our work.

December 7, 2018

Tomasetti, S. J., B.K. Morrell, B. K., Merlo, L.R., Gobler, C.J. (2018). Individual and combined effects of low dissolved oxygen and low pH on survival of early stage larval blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus. PLOS One, 13 (12) (2018), Article e0208629

May 12, 2020

Our Science paper "Dissolved oxygen and pH criteria leave fisheries at risk" is discussed on KZYX, Medocino County's public and community radio

 

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