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 and freshwater biotoxins and the ecophysiology of harmful algae

Current research projects

  • algal biotoxin trophic transfer in marine food webs (routes and efficiency of toxin transfer)
  • environmental factors influencing the toxicity of harmful algal blooms
  • remote, autonomous algal biotoxin detection capabilities in marine and freshwater systems


  • Bowers, H.A., Ryan, J.P., Hayashi, K., Woods, A.L., Marin, R. III, Smith, G.J., Hubbard, K.A., Doucette, G.J., Mikulski, C., Gellene, A.G., Zhang, Y., Kudela, R.M., Caron, D.A., Birch, J.M., Scholin, C.A. 2018. Diversity and toxicity of Pseudo-nitzschia species in Monterey Bay: Perspectives from targeted and adaptive sampling. Harmful Algae 78:129-141.
  • Doucette, G.J., Medlin, L.K., McCarron, P., Hess, P. 2018. Detection and surveillance of harmful algal bloom species and toxins. In: Shumway, S.E., Burkholder, J.M., Morton, S.L. (eds.) Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium Desk Reference, First Edition. John Wiley & Sons Ltd., UK. pp. 39-113.
  • Doucette, G.J., Kudela, R.M. 2017. In-situ and real time identification of toxins and toxin-producing microorganisms in the environment. In: Campàs, M., Diogène, J. (eds.). CAC: Recent Advances on the Analysis of Marine Toxins. Elsevier, B.V. 78:411-443.
  • Ryan, J.P, Kudela, R.M., Birch, J.M., Blum, M., Bowers, H.A., Chavez, F.P., Doucette, G.J., Marin III, R., Mikulski, C.M., Negrey, K., Pennington, J.T., Scholin, C.A., Smith, G.J., Zhang, Y. 2017. Causality of an extreme harmful algal bloom in the central California Current System during the 2014 – 2015 northeast Pacific warm anomaly. Geophysical Research Letters 44:5571–5579. doi:10.1002/2017GL072637.
  • Bullerjahn, G.S., McKay, R.M., Davis, T.W., Baker, D.B., Boyer, G.L., D’Anglada, L.V., Doucette, G.J., Ho, J.C., Irwin, E.G., Kling, C.L., Kudela, R.M., Kurmayer, R., Michalak, A.M., Ortiz, J.D., Otten, T.G., Paerl, H.W., Qin, B., Sohngen, B.L., Stumpf, R.P., Visser, P.M., Wilhelm, S.W. 2016. Global solutions to regional problems: Collecting global expertise to address the problem of harmful cyanobacterial blooms. A Lake Erie case study. Harmful Algae 54:223-238.
  • Ryan, J.P., McManus, M.A., Kudela, R.M., Lara Artigas, M., Bellingham, J.G., Chavez, F.P., Doucette, G., Foley, D., Godin, M., Harvey, J.B.J., Marin III, R., Messié, M., Mikulski, C., Pennington, T., Py, F., Rajan, K., Shulman, I., Wang, Z., Zhang, Y. 2014. Boundary influences on HAB phytoplankton ecology in a stratification-enhanced upwelling shadow. Deep-Sea Research II 101:63-79.
  • Parsons, M.L., Dortch, Q., Doucette, G.J. 2013. An assessment of Pseudo-nitzschia population dynamics and domoic acid production in coastal Louisiana. Harmful Algae 30:65-77.
  • Doucette, G.J., Mikulski, C.M., King, K.L., Roth, P.B., Wang, Z., Leandro, L.F., DeGrasse, S.L., White, K.D., De Biase, D., Gillett, R.M., Rolland, R.M. 2012. Endangered North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) experience repeated, concurrent exposure to multiple environmental neurotoxins produced by marine algae. Environmental Research 112:67-76.
  • Doucette, G.J., Mikulski, C.M., Jones, K.L., King, K.L., Greenfield, D.I., Marin III, R., Jensen, S., Roman, B., Elliott, C.T., Scholin, C.A. 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.