Dr. Antonietta Quigg

Dr. Antonietta Quigg
Professor of Marine Biology at TAMUG
Professor of Oceanography at TAMU
Associate Vice President for Research & Graduate Studies

1001 Texas Clipper Rd
Bldg# 3029, Office 261
Galveston, TX, 77554 USA

E-mail: quigga@tamug.edu
Phone: (409) 740-4990
Fax: (409) 740-5002
Website: www.tamug.edu/phytoplankton/


Ph.D., (Biological Sciences), Monash University, Australia, 2000
B.Sci. (Majors in Biochemistry and Chemistry). La Trobe University, Australia, 1990.
B.Sci. (Honors, Biochemistry), La Trobe University, Australia, 1990.

Research Interests:

Impact of trace metal and nutrient  enrichments, cycling and dynamics on physiology, primary productivity and community composition in coastal ecosystems.

Courses Taught:

Marine Botany (MARB 408)  
Directed Studies (MARB 485, 491, 691)
Evolutionary Biology (MARB 689)
Ecological Processes in Marine Environments (MARB 689)

Selected Publications:


Kinney, E., Quigg, A. and Armitage, A. R. 2014  Acute effects of drought on emergent and aquatic communities in a brackish marsh. Estuaries and Coasts. 37: 636-645. Reprint request

Armitage, A. R, Ho, C-K., Madrid, E. N., Bell, M.T., and Quigg, A. 2014 The influence of habitat construction technique on the ecological restoration of a brackish marsh. Ecological Engineering. 62: 33-42. Reprint request

Jiang, Y., Laverty, K.S., Brown, J., Nunez, M., Brown, L., Chagoya, J., Burow, M. and Quigg, A. 2014 Effects of fluctuating temperature and silicate supply on the growth, biochemical composition and lipid accumulation of Nitzschia sp. Bioresource Technology 154: 336–344. Reprint request

Zhao, Y. and Quigg, A. 2014 Nutrient limitation in Northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM): phytoplankton communities and photosynthesis respond to nutrient pulse. PLOS One. 9(2): e88732. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088732

Chuang, C-Y., Santschi, P.H., Jiang, Y., Ho, Y-F., Quigg, A., Guo, L., Ayranov, M. and Schumann, D. 2014  Important role of biomolecules from diatoms in the scavenging of particle-reactive radionuclides of thorium, protactinium, lead, polonium, and beryllium in the ocean: A case study with Phaeodactylum tricornutum.  Limnology and Oceanography. 59(4):  1256-1266. Reprint request

Chagoya, J.C., Brown, J., Gomez, S.M., Zhang, J., Jiang, Y., Laverty, K., Brown, L., Quigg, A. and Burow, M. D. 2014 Media Optimization and Lipid Formation of Two Native Diatoms for Cultivation in the Southwest Texas Desert. Journal of Applied Phycology. DOI 10.1007/s10811-014-0238-1

Steichen, J.L., Denby, A., Windham, R., Brinkmeyer, R. and Quigg, A.  2014 A Tale of Two Ports: Dinoflagellate and Diatom communities found in the high ship traffic region of Galveston Bay, Texas (USA). Journal of Coastal Research. In press.


Quigg, A., Chin, W-C., Chen, C-S., Zhang, S., Jiang, Y., Miao, A-J., Schwehr, K.A, Xu, C. and Santschi, P.H. 2013. Direct and indirect toxic effects of engineered nanoparticles on algae: role of natural organic matter. Special Issue on Sustainable Nanotechnology in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 1: 686-702. Reprint request

Martin, R. E. and Quigg, A. 2013. Tiny Plants That Once Ruled the Seas. Scientific American. 308: 40-45. Reprint request

Quigg, A., Al-Anasi, M., Nour Al Din, N., Wei,C-L., Nunnally, C.C., Al-Ansari, I.S., Rowe, G., Soliman, Y., Al-Maslamani, I.,  Mahmoud, I.,  Youseff, N. and Abdel Moati, M.A. Phytoplankton along the coastal shelf of an oligotrophic hypersaline environment in a semi-enclosed marginal sea: Qatar (Arabian Gulf). Continental Shelf Research. 60: 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2013.04.015

Quigg, A., Nunnally, C.C., McInnes, A. S., Gay, S., Rowe, G., Dellapenna, T.M. and Davis, R. 2013. Hydrographic and biological controls in two subarctic fjords: an environmental case study of how climate change could impact phytoplankton communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 480: 21-37. Reprint request

Roelke, D.L., Li, H-P., Hayden, N.J., Miller, C.J., Davis, S. E., Quigg, A. and Buyukates, Y. 2013. Co-occurring and opposing freshwater inflow effects on phytoplankton biomass, productivity and community composition of Galveston Bay, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 477: 61–76. Reprint request

Bianchi, T. S., Garcia Tigreros, F.,Yvon-Lewis, S., Shields, M., Mills, H., Butman, D., Osburn, C., Raymond, P., Shank, C., DiMarco, S. F., Walker, N., Reese, B., Mullins, R., Quigg, A., Aiken, G.R., and Grossman, E. 2013. Enhanced Transfer of Terrestrially-Derived Carbon to the Atmosphere in a Flooding Event. Geophysical Research Letters. 40: 1-7. Reprint request

Zhang, S., Jiang, Y., Chen, C-S., Creely, D., Schwehr, K.A., Quigg, A., Chin, W-C. and Santschi, P.H. 2013. Ameliorating Effects by Extracellular Polymeric Substances Excreted by Thalassiosira pseudonana on algal toxicity of CdSe Quantum Dots. Aquatic Toxicology. 126: 214-223. Reprint request

Nunnally, C.C., Rowe, G.T., Thornton, D.C.O. and Quigg, A. 2013. Sedimentary oxygen consumption and nutrient regeneration in the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone. Journal of Coastal Research. Special Issue No. 63: 84-96. Reprint request

Quigg, A., Nunnally, C.C., McInnes, A. S., Gay, S., Rowe, G., Dellapenna, T.M. and Davis, R. 2013. Primary productivity in Simpson and Sheep Bay Alaska. Using a Fluorescence Induction and Relation (FIRe) system to measure phytoplankton activity in a remote location. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 480: 21-37. Reprint request

Roelke, D.L., Hayden, N., Li, H-P., Miller, C.J., Davis, S. E., Quigg, A. and Buyukates, Y. 2013. Insensitivity of seasonal plankton dynamics to inflows in a large, shallow bay system: A need for monitoring over spatial scales larger than the target system. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 477: 61-76. Reprint request

Armitage, A. R, Ho, C-K., and Quigg, A.  2013 The interactive effects of pulsed grazing disturbance and patch size vary among wetland arthropod guilds. PLOS One. 8(10): e76672. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076672


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