Publications

Publications of Dr. R. John Nelson, listed in descending chronological order.

  1. Pomerleau C., R. J. Nelson,B. P. V. Hunt, A. Sastri, W. J. Williams. Spatial patterns in zooplankton communities and stable isotope ratios (δ13C and δ15N) in relation to oceanographic conditions in the sub-Arctic Pacific and Western Arctic regions during the summer of 2008.  (In Review)
  2. Hunt B., R. J. Nelson, W. J. Williams, E. C. Carmack, F. A. McLaughlin, K. Young. Interannual variation in mesozooplankton community composition in Canada Basin (2004 to 2009): increased importance of allochthonous zooplankton biomass.  (In Review)
  3. Li, W. K.W., E. C Carmack, F. A. McLaughlin, R. J. Nelson, and W. J. Williams. Space-for-time substitution in predicting the state of picoplankton and nanoplankton in a changing Arctic Ocean.  (Accepted)
  4. K. L. Nash, C. R. Allen, D. Angeler, C. Barichievy, A. S. Garmestani, N. A. J. Graham, D. Granholm,  M. Knutson, R. J. Nelson, M. Nyström , S. Riley, C. Stow, S. M. Sundstrom.  Discontinuities in ecology: uses and opportunities.  (Accepted)
  5. Nelson, R. J., C. Ashjian, B. Bluhm, K. Conlan, R. Gradinger, J. Grebmeier, V. Hill, R. Hopcroft, B. Hunt, H. Joo, D. Kirchman, K. Kosobokova, S. Lee, W.K.W. Li, C. Lovejoy, M. Poulin, E. Sherr, K. Young: Biodiversity and Biogeography of the Lower Trophic Taxa of the Pacific Arctic Region ­ Sensitivities to Climate Change; In: The Pacific Arctic Region: Ecosystem status and trends in a rapidly changing environment, J. Grebmeier & W. Maslowski (Eds.), (pp. ). New York, NY, Springer.  (Accepted)
  6. Bouchard C., D. Robert, R. J. Nelson, L. Fortier (2013).  The nucleus of the lapillar otolith discriminates the early life stages of Boreogadus saida and Arctogadus glacialis.  Polar Biology DOI: 10.1007_s00300-013-1371-z.
  7. R. J. Nelson (2013).  Development of Indicators for Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring In Canada. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Res Doc 2012/123.
  8. R. J. Nelson, C. Bouchard, M. Madsen, K. Praebel, E. Rondeau, K. von Schalburg, J. S. Leong, S. Jantzen, Z. Sandwith, S. Puckett, A. Messmer, S-E. Fevolden, B. F. Koop(2012). Microsatellite loci for genetic analysis of the arctic gadids Boreogadus saida and Arctogadus glacialis.  Conservation Genetics Resources DOI 10.1007/s12686-012-9824-1.
  9. R. J. Nelson and D.S.O. McAdam (2012). Historical population structure of White Sturgeon in the Upper Columbia River detected with combined analysis of capture, telemetry and genetics. J. Applied Ichthyology 28: 161-167.
  10. A. Sastri, R. J. Nelson, D. E. Varela, K. V. Young, I. Wrohan, W. J. Williams (2012).  Variation of chitobiase-based estimates of crustacean zooplankton production rates in high latitude waters.  J. Exp. Mar. Bio. Ecol. 414: 54-61.
  11. Current state and changing trends in Canadian arctic marine ecosystems: I. Primary Production.  (2012). J-É. Tremblay. D. Robert, D. E. Varela, C. Lovejoy, G. Darnis, R. J. Nelson, A. R. Sastri. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-012-0496-3Online First™.
  12. Current state and changing trends in Canadian Arctic marine ecosystems: II. Secondary production, pelagic-benthic coupling, and biodiversity.  (2012). Gérald Darnis, D. Robert, C. Pomerleau, H. Link, P. Archambault, R. J. Nelson, M. Geoffroy, J-É. Tremblay, C. Lovejoy, S. H. Ferguson, B. Hunt, L. Fortier. Climatic Change DOI 10.1007/s10584-012-0483-8.
  13. J. Grebmeier, R. Pickart, C. Ashjian, L. Cooper, K. Frey, J. He, M. Itoh, M. Kedra, T. Kikuchi, S. Moore, J. Nelson, S. Vagle (2012) Ecosystem Observations in Barrow Canyon: A Focus for the International Distributed Biological Observatory.  NOAA Arctic Report Card 2012 Nov 11, 2012.
  14. Messmer, D. Sanderson, R. J. Nelson, B F. Koop (2011) Characterization of 13 microsatellite loci from Sablefish, Anoplopoma  fimbria (Pallas).  Molecular Ecology Resources.  211:219-22.
  15. C. Pomerleau G. Winkler, A Sastri, R.J. Nelson, S. Vagle, V. Lesage,and S. H. Ferguson (2011). Spatial Patterns in Zooplankton Communities across the Eastern Canadian Subarctic and Arctic Waters: Insights from Stable Carbon (δ13C) and Nitrogen (δ15N) Isotope Ratios. J.Plankton Res. 33(12):1779-1792.
  16. L. Godbout, C. Wood, R. Withler, S. Latham, R.J. Nelson, L. Wetzel (2011). Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) return after an absence of nearly 90 years: a case of reverse evolution. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 68(9): 1590-1602.
  17. G. A. Rose, R. J. Nelson, L. Mello (2011) On the origin of fish stocks: an example of the Smith Sound cod, Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 68: 152–169.
  18. Archambault, R. J, Nelson and 15 co-authors (2010) Sea to Sea:  Canada’s Three Ocean’s of Biodiversity. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012182.
  19. B. Hunt, J. Strugnell, N. Bednarsek, K. Linse, R. J. Nelson, E. Pakhomov, B. Seibel, D. Steinke, L.Würzberg (2010) Poles Apart: The Bipolar Pteropod Species Limacina helicina is Genetically Distinct Between the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans PLoS ONE 5(3): e9835. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009835.
  20. R. J. Nelson, E. C. Carmack, F. A. McLaughlin, G. A. Cooper (2009). Penetration of Pacific zooplankton in the Arctic Ocean tracked with molecular population genetics Marine Ecology Progress Series 138: 129-138.
  21. Microsatelite mutations in the offspring of irradiated parents nineteen years after the Cesium-137 accident in Goiania, Brazil.  A. D. da Cruz, D. M. Silva, Cláudio C. da Silva, R. J. Nelson, L. M. Ribeiro,  E. R. Pedrosa, J. C. Jayme, M. P. Curado (2008).  Mutation Research-Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis 652:175-179.
  22. T. Reimchen, R. J. Nelson, and C. Smith (2008).  Estimating deer colonization rates to offshore islands of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, using microsatellite DNA markers (in press). Special publication Canadian Wildlife Service CW69-20/1-2007E:117-120.
  23. C. C. Wood, J. W. Bickham, R. J. Nelson, C. J. Foote, and J. C. Patton.  (2008) Recurrent evolution of life history ecotypes in sockeye salmon: implications for conservation and future evolution. Evolutionary applications 1:207-221.
  24. R. Hopcroft, C. Clarke, R. J. Nelson, K. Raskoff (2005).  Zooplankton Communities of the Arctic’s Canada Basin:  the contribution of smaller taxa. Polar Biology 28, 198-206.
  25. M. Cronin, R. Shideler, L. Waits, R. J. Nelson (2005).  Genetic variation and relatedness in grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) in the Prudhoe Bay region and adjacent areas in northern Alaska.  Ursus 16: 70-84.
  26. R.J. Nelson, M. Stoehr, G. Cooper, C. Smith, H. Mehl (2003). High levels of chloroplast genetic variation differentiate coastal and interior Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) lineages in southern British Columbia.  Forest Genetics 10, 153-157.
  27. R. J. Nelson, C. Wood, G. Cooper, C. Smith,  B. Koop (2003). Population structure of sockeye salmon of the central coast of British Columbia:  Implications for recovery planning. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.  23, 703-720.
  28. T. Beacham, J. Candy, J. Supernault, M. Wetklo, B. Deagle, K. Labaree, J. Irvine, K. Miller, R. J Nelson, R. Withler  (2003).  Evaluation and application of microsatellites for population identification of Fraser River chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha).  Fishery Bulletin 101, 243-259.
  29. T. Beacham, K. J. Supernault, M. Wetklo, B. Deagle, L. Labaree, J. Irvine, J. Candy, K. Miller, R. J Nelson, R. Withler  (2003).  The geographic basis for population structure in Fraser River chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. Fishery Bulletin 101, 229-242.
  30. R. J. Nelson (2003). Balanced Polymorphism. In Genetics, R. Robinson ed. Macmillan Reference USA, New York. vol. 1, pp. 45-46.
  31. R. J. Nelson (2003). Gene Flow. In Genetics, R. Robinson ed. Macmillan Reference USA, New York. vol. 2, pp. 70-71.
  32. R. J. Nelson (2003). Genetic Drift. In Genetics, R. Robinson ed. Macmillan Reference USA, New York. vol. 2, pp. 94-96.
  33. R. J. Nelson (2003). Polymorphism. In Genetics, R. Robinson ed. Macmillan Reference USA, New York. vol. 3, pp. 159-163.
  34. R. J. Nelson (2003). Speciation. In Genetics, R. Robinson ed. Macmillan Reference USA, New York. vol. 4, pp. 91-93.
  35. R. J. Nelson, G. Cooper, T. Garner and P. Schnupf  (2002).  Polymorphic markers for the sea cucumber Parastichopus californicus.  Molecular Ecology Notes 2, 233-235.
  36. C. Smith, R. J. Nelson, S. Pollard, E. Rubidge, S. McKay, J. Rodzen, B. May, B. Koop  (2002).  Population genetic analysis of white sturgeon. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 18, 307-312.
  37. T. Garner, P. Gregory, G. McCracken, G. Burghardt, B. Koop, S. Houts and R. J. Nelson  (2002).  Geographic variation of multiple paternity in the common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis). Copeia 1, 15-23.
  38. C. Smith, R. J. Nelson, C. Wood and B. Koop (2001).  Glacial biogeography of North American coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch).  Molecular Ecology 10, 2775-2785.
  39. R. J. Nelson, M. Small, T. Beacham, and K. Supernault (2001). Use of microsatellite DNA markers to determine population substructure of populations of chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) within the Fraser River watershed, British Columbia, Canada. Fishery Bulletin 99, 94-107.
  40. R. Withler, K.Le, R. J. Nelson, K. Miller, and T. Beacham  (2000).  Intact genetic structure and high levels of genetic diversity in bottlenecked sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka, populations of the Fraser River, British Columbia, Canada.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 57, 1985-1998.
  41. R. J. Nelson and T. Beacham (1999).  Isolation and cross species amplification of microsatellite loci useful for study of Pacific salmon.  Animal Genetics 33, 228-229
  42. McKinnell, S.M., C.C. Wood, M.F. Lapointe, J.C. Woodey, K.E. Kostow, R. J. Nelson, and K.D. Hyatt. (1999). Reviewing the evidence that adult sockeye salmon strayed from the Fraser River and spawned in other rivers in 1997.  PICES Scient. Rep. 10, pp. 73-75
  43. C. Smith, B. Koop, and R. J. Nelson (1998).  Isolation and characterization of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) microsatellites and their use in other salmonids.  Molecular Ecology 7, 1614-1615.
  44. R. J. Nelson, T. Beacham and M. Small (1998).  Microsatellite analysis of the population structure of a Vancouver Island sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) stock complex using  non-denaturing gel electrophoresis.  Molecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology 7, 312-319.
  45. T. Beacham, L. Margolis, and R. J. Nelson (1998).  A comparison of methods of population identification for sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in Barkley Sound British Columbia.  North Pacific Anadromous Fishery Committee Bulletin 1, 227-239.
  46. M. Small, T. Beacham, R. Withler and R.J. Nelson (1998).  Discrimination of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) populations within the Fraser River, British Columbia using microsatellite DNA markers.  Molecular Ecology 7, 141-155.
  47. Honlinger, P. Keil, R. J. Nelson, E. Craig and N. Pfanner  (1995).  Posttranslational mitochondrial import in a homologous yeast in vitro system.  Biological Chemistry Hoppe-Seyler 376, 515-519.
  48. E. Craig, T. Zieglehoffer, R. J. Nelson, S. Laloraya, J. Halladay  (1995).  Diverse functions of the yeast Hsp70 multigene family.  Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology LX, 441-449.
  49. R. J. Nelson and E. Craig (1994).  The SSA family of yeast hsp70.  In: Guidebook to the Secretory Pathway, J. Rothblatt, P. Novick and T. Stevens, eds.  Oxford University Press, New York
  50. E. Craig, D. Gambill, and R. J. Nelson (1993).  Heat shock proteins: molecular chaperones of protein biogenesis.  Microbiological Reviews 57, 402-414.
  51. R. J. Nelson, M. Heschel, and E. Craig (1992).  Isolation and characterization of extragenic suppressors of mutations in the SSA hsp70 genes of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  Genetics 131, 277-285.
  52. R. J. Nelson, T. Zieglehoffer, C. Nicolet, M. Werner-Washburne and E. Craig  (1992).  The translation machinery and 70 kd heatshock protein cooperate in protein synthesis.  Cell 71, 97-105.
  53. R. J. Nelson and E. Craig (1992).  TCP1, a new molecular chaperone.  Current Biology 2, 487-489.
  54. N. Andersen, H. Eaton, K. Nguyen, C. Hartzell, R. J. Nelson and J. Priest  (1988). 2D NMR studies of aminoglycoside antibiotics. Use of relayed coherence transfer for 1H resonance assignment and in situ structure elucidation of amikacin derivatives in reaction mixtures.  Biochemistry 27, 2782-2790. J.
  55. Priest, S. Murray, R. J. Nelson and A. Hoffman (1987).  Lower critical solution temperatures of aqueous co-polymers of N-isopropyl acrylamide and other N-substituted acrylamides.  In: Reversible Polymeric Gels and Related Systems, Chemical Society Symposium Series 350, 255-264, DOI: 10.1021/bk-1987-0350.ch018.