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Dianne Greenfield

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Address: Hollings Marine Laboratory, 331 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.725.4823


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


  • 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. Remote, subsurface detection of the algal toxin domoic acid onboard the Environmental Sample Processor: assay development and field trials. Harmful Algae. In Press.
  • 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.
  • Lonsdale, D.J., Greenfield, D.I., Hillebrand, E.H., Nuzzi, R. and G.T. Taylor. (2006) Contrasting microplanktonic composition in two coastal embayments (Long Island, New York). Journal of Plankton Research 28 (10) 891-905.
  • Greenfield, D.I., Lonsdale, D.J. and R.M. Cerrato. (2005) Linking phytoplankton community composition with juvenile-phase growth in the northern quahogMercenaria mercenaria (L.). Estuaries 28 (2) 241-251.