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Tom


Tom Schils

Associate Professor of Marine Biology
BSc University of Antwerp
MSc Ghent University, Belgium
PhD Ghent University, Belgium

Research Interests
Refereed Articles
Selected Technical Reports
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Research Interests

Tom's research interests include the ecology, biogeography and taxonomy of marine macrophytes.


Refereed Articles

Schils T., Vroom P.S. & Tribollet A.D. 2013. Geographical partitioning of marine macrophyte assemblages in the tropical Pacific: a result of local and regional diversity processes. Journal of Biogeography: in press.

Schils T. 2012. Episodic eruptions of volcanic ash trigger a reversible cascade of nuisance species outbreaks in pristine coral habitats. PLoS ONE 7(10): e46639.

Verbruggen H. & Schils T. 2012. Rhipilia coppejansii, a new coral reef-associated species from Guam (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 48: 1090-1098.

Kenkel C.D., Aglyamova G., Alamaru A., Bhagooli R., Capper R., Cunning R., deVillers A., Haslun J.A., Hédouin L., Keshavmurthy S., Kuehl K.A., Mahmoud H., McGinty E.S., Montoya-Maya P.H., Palmer C.V., Pantile R., Sánchez J.A., Schils T., Silverstein R.N., Squiers L.B., Tang P.-C., Goulet T.L. & Matz M.V. 2011. Development of gene expression markers of acute heat-light stress in reef-building corals of the genus Porites. PLoS ONE 6: e26914.

Gabriel D., Schils T., Parente M.I., Draisma S.G.A., Neto A.I. & Fredericq S. 2011. Taxonomic studies in the Schizymeniaceae (Nemastomatales, Rhodophyta): on the identity of Schizymenia sp. in the Azores and the generic placement of Nemastoma confusum. Phycologia 50(2): 109-121.

Rubio B.K., Parrish S.M., Yoshida W., Schupp P.J., Schils T. & Williams P.G. 2010. Depsipeptides from a Guamanian marine cyanobacterium, Lyngbya bouillonii, with selective inhibition of serine proteases. Tetrahedron Letters 51: 6718-6721.

Tribollet A.D., Schils T. & Vroom P.S. 2010. Spatio-temporal variability in macroalgal assemblages of American Samoa. Phycologia: 49: 574–591.

Gabriel D., Parente M.I., Neto A.I., Raposo M., Schils T. & Fredericq S. 2010. Phylogenetic appraisal of the genus Platoma (Nemastomatales, Rhodophyta), including life history and morphological observations on P. cyclocolpum from the Azores. Phycologia 49 (1): 2–21.

Gabriel D., Schils T., Neto A.I., Paramio L. & Fredericq S. 2009. Predaea feldmannii subsp. azorica (Nemastomataceae, Nemastomatales), a new subspecies of red algae (Rhodophyta) from the Azores. Cryptogamie Algologie 30: 251-270

Schils T., Wilson S.C. & Chepurnov V.A. 2008. Diatom bloom associated with gorgonian mortality in the Gulf of Oman, northwestern Indian Ocean. Micronesica 40 (1/2): 305-308.

De Clerck O., Verbruggen H., Huisman J.M., Faye E.J., Leliaert F., Schils T. & Coppejans E. 2008. Systematics and biogeography of the genus Pseudocodium (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta), including the description of P. natalense sp. nov. from South Africa. Phycologia 47 (2): 225–235.

Verbruggen H., Leliaert F., Maggs C.A., Shimada S., Schils T., Provan J., Booth D., Murphy S., De Clerck O., Littler D.S., Littler M.M. & Coppejans E. 2007. Species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships within the green algal genus Codium (Bryopsidales) based on plastid DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44 (1): 240-254.

Schils T. & Wilson S.C. 2006. Temperature threshold as a biogeographic barrier in northern Indian Ocean macroalgae. Journal of Phycology 42 (4): 749–756.

Schils T. 2006. The tripartite biogeographical index: a new tool for quantifying spatio-temporal differences in distribution patterns. Journal of Biogeography 33 (4): 560-572.

Verbruggen H., De Clerck O., Schils T., Kooistra W.H.C.F. & Coppejans E. 2005. Evolution and phylogeography of Halimeda section Halimeda (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37: 789-803.

De Clerck O., Tronchin E. & Schils T. 2005. Red Algae (Rhodophyceae). In: Guide to the seaweeds of KwaZulu-Natal (Ed. by De Clerck O., Bolton J.J., Anderson R.J. & Coppejans E.). Scripta Botanica Belgica 33: 133-267.

Schils T., Coppejans E., Verbruggen H., De Clerck O. & Leliaert F. 2004. The marine flora of Rodrigues (Republic of Mauritius, Indian Ocean): an island with low habitat diversity or one in the process of colonization? Journal of Natural History 38 (23/24): 3059-3076.

De Clerck O., Coppejans E., Schils T., Verbruggen H., Leliaert F., De Vriese T. & Marie D. 2004. The marine red algae of Rodrigues (Mauritius, Indian Ocean). Journal of Natural History 38 (23/24): 3021-3057.

Coppejans E., Leliaert F., Verbruggen H., De Clerck O., Schils T., De Vriese T. & Marie D. 2004. The marine green and brown algae of Rodrigues (Mauritius, Indian Ocean). Journal of Natural History 38 (23/24): 2959-3019.

Schils T. & Coppejans E. 2003. Phytogeography of upwelling areas in the Arabian Sea. Journal of Biogeography 30 (9): 1339-1356.

Schils T. & Coppejans E. 2003. Spatial variation in subtidal plant communities around the Socotra Archipelago and their biogeographic affinities within the Indian Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 251: 103-114.

Schils T., Huisman J.M. & Coppejans E. 2003. Chamaebotrys erectus sp. nov. (Rhodymeniales, Rhodophyta) from the Socotra Archipelago, Yemen. Botanica Marina 46 (1): 2-8.

Schils T., De Clerck O. & Coppejans E. 2003. The red-algal genus Reticulocaulis from the Arabian Sea, including R. obpyriformis sp. nov., with comments on the family Naccariaceae. Phycologia 42 (1): 44-55.

Coppejans E., Leliaert F. & Schils T. 2002. New records of marine benthic algae for the Mozambican coast, collected at Inhaca Island. South African Journal of Botany 68 (3): 342-348.

Huisman J.M. & Schils T. 2002. A re-assessment of the genus Izziella Doty (Liagoraceae, Rhodophyta). Cryptogamie Algologie 23 (3): 237-249.

Schils T. & Coppejans E. 2002. Gelatinous red algae of the Arabian Sea, including Platoma heteromorphum sp. nov. (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 41 (3): 254-267.

Schils T., De Clerck O., Leliaert F., Bolton J.J. & Coppejans E. 2001. The change in macroalgal assemblages through the Saldanha Bay/Langebaan Lagoon ecosystem (South Africa). Botanica Marina 44 (3): 295-305.


Selected Technical Reports

Schils T., Schupp P., Raymundo L.J., Halford A., Caballes C., deVillers A. & Rohde S. 2011. Coral Reef Monitoring. Kilo Wharf Extension, Apra Harbor, Guam. University of Guam Marine Laboratory, Technical Report, 152 pp.

Sukhraj N.C., Brown V., Schils T., Cox E., Kolinski S., Tenorio M., McKagan S., deVillers A. & Foster K.B. 2010. Marine Resource Surveys of Pagan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Volume II). Prepared for Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, 367 pp.

Sukhraj N.C., Brown V., Schils T., Cox E., Kolinski S., Tenorio M., McKagan S., deVillers A. & Foster K.B. 2010. Marine Resource Surveys of Pagan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Volume I). Prepared for Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, 115 pp.

Minton D., Burdick D., den Haan J., Kolinski S. & Schils T. 2009. Comparison of a photographic and an in situ method to assess the coral reef benthic community in Apra Harbor, Guam. Prepared for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 48 pp.

Schils T., Schupp P., Starmer J. & Halford A. 2009. Kilo Wharf Extension Project Preliminary Report. Phase I: Pre-Construction Biological Monitoring. Kilo Wharf, Apra Harbor, Guam. University of Guam Marine Laboratory, Technical Report, 85 pp.

Minton D., Brown V., Dugger K., Flores T., Foster K., Houk P., Iguel J., Kessler C., Kolinski S., Schils T., Starmer J., Suhkraj N., Tenorio M. & Trianni M. 2009. Marine Resource Surveys of Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Volume I. 54 pp.

Smith B.D., Donaldson T.J., Schils T., Dugger K., den Haan J., Myers R.L., Chau L., Reyes A., Chop K. & Christy M. 2008. Marine Monitoring at Orote and Haputo Ecological Research Areas. University of Guam Marine Laboratory, Technical Report, 64 pp.

Smith B.D., Donaldson T.J., Schils T., Reyes A., Chop K. & Dugger K. 2008. Marine Biological Survey of Inner Apra Harbor, Guam. University of Guam Marine Laboratory, Technical Report, 41 pp.

Wilson S.C. & Schils T. 2003. Marine Ecological Monitoring Report. Year One Report. Five Oceans llc, Muscat, Oman. 40 pp.

Schils T. 2002. Macroalgal assemblages of the Socotra Archipelago. In: Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity of Socotra Archipelago. Marine Habitat, Biodiversity and Fisheries Surveys and Management. Final Report of Phase III (Ed. by Apel M., Hariri K.I. & Krupp F.), pp. 383-389. Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt a.M., Germany.


Contact

Dr. Tom Schils
Associate Professor of Marine Biology
Marine Laboratory
University of Guam
Mangilao GU 96923 USA
 
Marine Laboratory, Room 108
Tel: +1(671)735-2185
Fax: +1(671)734-6767
tom@schils.be

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