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Dianne Greenfield

University of South Carolina/South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Address: Hollings Marine Laboratory, 331 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.725.4823
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Ph.D., 2002, Stony Brook University

Research Interests

  • Ecology and physiology of coastal phytoplankton

Current research projects

  • marine phytoplankton ecology, physiology, and biogeochemistry
  • development of molecular applications for in situ biosensors and observatories
  • ecology of harmful algal blooms
  • marine microbial trophic dynamics


  • Reed, M., DiTullio, J., Kacenas, S. and D.I. Greenfield (2015) Effects of nitrogen and dissolved organic carbon on microplankton abundances in four coastal South Carolina systems. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 76: 1-14. DOI: 10.3354/ame01764. 
  • Mortensen, R., Arnott, S., Jones, W.J., and D.I. Greenfield (2015) Development of a sandwich hybridization assay for the identification and quantification of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) eggs: a novel tool for fishery research and management. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 72: 915-925. DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2014-0526.
  • Main, C., Doll, D., Bianco, C., Greenfield, D.I. and K.J. Coyne (2014) The effects of growth phase, diel cycle and macronutrient stress on the quantification of Heterosigma akashiwo using qPCR and SHA. Harmful Algae. 37:92-99. DOI: 10.1016/j.hal.2014.05.014.
  • Doll, C., Main, C., Bianco, C., Coyne, K. and D.I. Greenfield (2014). Comparison of sandwich hybridization assay and quantitative PCR for the quantification of live and preserved cultures of Heterosigma akashiwo (Raphidophyceae). Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 12:232-245.
  • Ryan, J., Greenfield, D.I., Marin, R. III, Preston, C., Birch, J., Doucette, G.J. and C.A. Scholin   (2011) Harmful phytoplankton ecology studies using a molecular/environmental observing  network. Limnology and Oceanography. 56: 1255-1272.
  • Siegel, A., Cotti-Rausch, B, Greenfield, D.I. and J. Pinckney (2011) Nutrient controls of planktonic cyanobacteria abundance in coastal stormwater detention ponds. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 434: 15-27.
  • Doucette, G.J., C.M. Mikulski, K.L. Jones, K.L. King, Greenfield, D.I., R. Marin III, S. Jensen, B. Roman, C.T. Elliott, and C.A. Scholin. 2009. Remote, subsurface detection of the algal toxin domoic acid onboard the Environmental Sample Processor: assay development and field trials. Harmful Algae. 8:880-888.
  • Scholin, C.A., Doucette, G.J., Jensen, S., Roman, B., Pargett, D., Marin, R. III., Preston, C., Jones, W., Feldman, J., Everlove, C., Harris, A., Alvarado, N., Massion, E., Birch, J., Greenfield, D.I., Wheeler, K., Vrijenhoek, R., Mikulski, C. and K. Jones. 2009. Remote detection of marine microbes, small invertebrates, harmful algae and biotoxins using the Environmental Sample Processor (ESP). NOPP Special Issue: Ocean Observing Platforms and Biosensors. Oceanography. 22 (2) 158-167.
  • Greenfield, D.I., Marin, R. III., Doucette, G.J., Mikulski, C., Jensen, S., Roman, B., Alvarado, N., Feldman, J. and C.A. Scholin. 2008. Field applications of the second-generation Environmental Sample Processor (ESP) for remote detection of harmful algae: 2006-2007. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 6: 667-679.