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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University


Dr. Robert J. Livingston

Office: 232A Biology Unit I
Office: (850) 644-4887
Mail code: 4370

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Miami, 1970

Research and Professional Interests:

Dr. Livingston's interests include aquatic ecology, pollution biology, field and lab experimentation, and ecosystem-level research in freshwater, estuarine, and marine systems. His students have carried out research in behavioral and physiological ecology with individual aquatic populations and communities. A computer system has been developed to analyze the resulting long-term databases. The final analysis, modeling, and publication of the data are currently part of the ongoing activities of the Center for Aquatic Research and Resource Management, of which Dr. Livingston is the director.

Selected Publications:

Livingston, R. J., X. Niu, F. G. Lewis, and G. C. Woodsum. 1997. Freshwater input to a Gulf estuary: long-term control of trophic organization. Ecol. Appl. 7: 277-299.

Livingston, R. J. 1997. Trophic response of estuarine fishes to long-term changes of river runoff. Bull. Mar. Sci. 60: 984-1004.

McGlynn, S. E., and R. J. Livingston. 1997. The distribution of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons between aquatic plants and sediments. Intl. J. Quantum Chem. 64: 271-283.

Livingston, R. J., S. E. McGlynn, and X. F. Niu. 1998. Factors controlling seagrass growth in a gulf coastal system: water and sediment quality and light. Aquat. Bot. 60: 135-159.

Flemer, D. A., R. J. Livingston, and S. McGlynn. 1998. Seasonal growth stimulation of sub-temperate estuarine phytoplankton to nitrogen and phosphorus: an outdoor microcosm experiment. Estuaries 21: 145-159.

Livingston, R. J., R. L. Howell, X. F. Niu, F. G. Lewis, and G. C. Woodsum. 1999. Recovery of oyster reefs (Crassostrea virginica) in a gulf estuary following disturbance by two hurricanes. Bull. Mar. Sci. 64: 465-483.

Livingston, R. J., F. G. Lewis, G. C. Woodsum, X. F. Niu, B. Galperin, W. Huang, J. D. Christensen, M. E. Monaco, T. A. Battista, C. J. Klein, R. L. Howell, and G. L. Ray. 2000. Modelling oyster population response to variation in freshwater input. Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 50: 655-672.