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Jennifer Questel

Postdoctoral Fellow

Oceanography
O'Neill 126
2150 Koyukuk Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775
(907) 474-6774
Education
State University of New York at Oswego
B.S. Zoology
2008
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Ph.D. Oceanography
2016
Curriculum Vitae
Publications
Bucklin, A., H.D. Yeh, J.M. Questel, D. Richardson, B. Reece, N. Copley, and P. Wiebe. 2019. Time-series metabarcoding analysis of zooplankton diversity of the NW Atlantic continental shelf. ICES Journal of Marine Science. (accepted)

Bucklin, A., K.R. DiVito, I. Smolina, M. Choquet, J.M. Questel, G. Hoarau, and R.J. O’Neill. 2018. Population genomics of marine zooplankton. Ed. O.M. Rajora and M. Oleksiak, Population Genomics. Springer, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/13836_2017_9

McFarlin, K.M., J.M. Questel, R.R. Hopcroft, and M.B. Leigh. 2017. Bacterial community structure and functional potential in the northeastern Chukchi Sea. Continental Shelf Research. 136:20–28. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2017.01.018

Ershova, E.A., J.M. Questel, K.N. Kosobokova, and R.R. Hopcroft. 2017. Population structure and production of four sibling species of Pseudocalanus spp. in the Chukchi Sea. Journal of Plankton Research. 39(1):48–64. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fbw078

Blanchard, A.L., R.H. Day, A.E. Gall, L.A.M. Aerts, J. Delarue, E.L. Dobbins, R.R. Hopcroft, J.M. Questel, T.J. Weingartner, and S.S. Wisdom. 2017. Ecosystem variability in the offshore northeastern Chukchi Sea. Progress in Oceanography. 159:130–153. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2017.08.008

Questel, J.M., L. Blanco-Bercial, R.R. Hopcroft, and A. Bucklin. 2016. Phylogeography and connectivity of the Pseudocalanus (Copepoda: Calanoida) species complex in the eastern North Pacific and the Pacific Arctic Region. Journal of Plankton Research. 38(3):610–623. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fbw025

Day, R.H., T.J. Weingartner, R.R. Hopcroft, L.A.M. Aerts, A.L. Blanchard, A.E. Gall, B.J. Gallaway, D.E. Hannay, B.A. Holladay, J.T. Mathis, B.L. Norcross, J.M. Questel, and S.S. Wisdom. 2013. The offshore northeastern Chukchi Sea, Alaska: A complex high-latitude ecosystem. Continental Shelf Research. 67:147–165. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2013.02.002

Mathis, J.T., and J.M. Questel. 2013. Assessing seasonal changes in carbonate parameters across small spatial gradients in the Northeastern Chukchi Sea. Continental Shelf Research. 67:42–51. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2013.04.041

Questel, J.M., C. Clarke, and R.R. Hopcroft. 2013. Seasonal and interannual variation in the planktonic communities of the northeastern Chukchi Sea during the summer and early fall. Continental Shelf Research. 67:23–41. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2012.11.003

Questel, J.M., M.G. Walsh, R.J. Smith Jr., and A.B Welsh. 2012. New data on mitochondrial diversity and origin of Hemimysis anomala in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 38(2):14–18. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2011.11.004

Walsh, M.G., B.F. Lantry, B. Boscarino, K. Bowen, J. Gerlofsma, T. Schaner, R. Back, J. Questel, G. Smythe, R. Cap, M. Goehle, B. Young, M. Chalupnicki, J.H. Johnson, and J.E. McKenna Jr.. 2010. Early observations on an emerging Great Lakes invader Hemimysis anomala in Lake Ontario. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 36(3):499–504. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2010.04.012

Specialties
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Genetics
  • Zooplankton
  • PADI Certified Diver
Research Overview
My research focuses on the ecology and molecular ecology of zooplankton communities in the western Arctic Ocean and the Gulf of Alaska. Specifically, my interests lie in assessing biodiversity using molecular techniques (i.e., metagenetics and metabarcoding) as well as DNA barcoding for species identification, population genetics, and population connectivity.
Affiliations
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Association for Women in Sceince
  • Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
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