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Greg Doucette

NOAA/National Ocean Service, Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research

Address: 219 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.460.9687


Ph.D., 1989, University of British Columbia

Research Interests

  • marine biotoxins and the ecophysiology of harmful algae

Current research projects

  • algal-bacterial interactions and their role in regulating the growth of red tide species
  • biotoxin trophic transfer in marine food webs (routes and efficiency of toxin transfer)
  • environmental factors influencing the toxicity of harmful algal blooms
  • development of remote, autonomous biotoxin detection capabilities


  • Mikulski, C.M., Morton, S.L., Doucette, G.J. 2005. Development and application of LSU rRNA probes for Karenia brevis in the Gulf of Mexico, USA. Harmful Algae 4:49-60.
  • Babin, M., Cullen, J.J., Roesler, C.S., Donaghay, P.L., Doucette, G.J., Kahru, M., Lewis, M.R., Scholin, C.A., Sieracki, M.E., Sosik, H.M. 2005. New approaches and technologies for observing harmful algal blooms. Oceanography 18:210-227.
  • Doucette, G.J., Turner, J.T., Powell, C.L., Keafer, B.A., Anderson, D.M. 2005. ECOHAB-Gulf of Maine. Trophic accumulation of PSP toxins in zooplankton duringAlexandrium fundyense blooms in Casco Bay, Gulf of Maine, April – June, 1998. I. Toxin levels in A. fundyense and zooplankton size fractions. Deep-Sea Research II 52:2764-2783.
  • Twiner, M.J., Hess, P., Bottein Dechraoui, M.-Y., McMahon, T., Ramsdell, J.S., Samons, M.S., Satake, M., Yasumoto, T., Doucette, G.J. 2005. Cytotoxic and cytoskeletal effects of azaspiracid-1 on mammalian cell lines. Toxicon 45:891-900.
  • Doucette, G.J., Cembella, A.D., Martin, J.L., Michaud, J., Cole, T.V.N., Rolland, R.M. 2006. PSP toxins in north Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) and their zooplankton prey in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. Marine Ecology Progress Series 306:303-313.