The following table provides examples of research in the annular flumes.
|Effects of bottom roughness and turbulent flows on growth of the commercially valuable Atlantic surfclam||Patricia Ramey, C. Fuller, G. Taghon, J.P. Grassle, C. Noji, H. Fuchs, Y. Chen (IMCS, Rutgers)|
|Assessing the transport characteristics of flocculent organic sediment in the Florida Everglades||Laurel G. Larsen, J.W. Harvey, J.P. Crimaldi, G. Noe, D. Nowacki (University of Colorado, Boulder and U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA)|
|Evaluating essential shellfish habitat of hard clams, Mercenaria mercenaria, during larval settlement and early recruitment||Di Li & Judith P. Grassle (IMCS, Rutgers)|
|Effects of distance between individual spawning oysters on fertilization success.||David Bushek & John Quinlan, (IMCS, Rutgers)|
|Effects of turbulence on algal cell aggregation||Alex Kahl (IMCS, Rutgers)|
|Effect of predator activity on the rate of postlarval transport of clams||Heather Hunt (IMCS, Rutgers, currently University of New Brunswick, St John, Canada|
|Chemical and biological implications of water flow through permeable sediments||Gary Taghon & Charlotte Fuller (IMCS, Rutgers), Clare Reimers (Oregon State University)|
|Ontogenetic changes in feeding modes in Spionid polychaetes||Brian Hentschel (San Diego State University), Gary Taghon (IMCS, Rutgers), Jeff Shimeta (Franklin & Marshall College), now in Australia|
Hentschel, B.T. 2004. Sediment resuspension and boundary layer flow dramatically increase the growth rates of interface-feeding spionid polychaetes. J. Mar. Systems 49: 209-224.
Hentschel, B.T. and B.S. Herrick. 2005. Growth rates of interface-feeding spionid polychaetes in simulated tidal currents. J. Mar. Res. 63: 983-999.
Hentschel, B.T. and A.A. Larson. 2005. Growth rates of interface-feeding polychaetes: combined effects of flow speed and suspended food concentration. MEPS 293: 119-129.
Hentschel, B.T. and N.S. Harper. 2006. Effects of simulated sublethal predation on the growth and regeneration rates of a spionid polychaete in laboratory flumes. Mar. Biol. 149: 1175-1183.
Hentschel, B.T. and A.A. Larson. 2006. Hydrodynamic mediation of density-dependent growth and adult-juvenile interactions of a spionid polychaete. Limnol. Oceanogr. 51: 1031-1037.
Hunt, H.L. 2004. Effects of epibenthic predators in flow: transport and mortality of juveniles of the soft shell clam Mya arenaria. MEPS 279: 151-160.
Kahl, L.A., A. Vardi and O. Schofield. 2008. Effects of phytoplankton physiology on export flux. MEPS 354: 3-19.
Larsen, L., J.W. Harvey, G.B. Noe, and J.P. Crimaldi. 2009. Predicting organic floc transport dynamics in shallow aquatic ecosystems: Insights from the field, the laboratory, and numerical modeling. Water Resources Res. 45: W01411.
Larsen, L., J.W. Harvey, and J.P. Crimaldi. 2009. Morphologic and transport properties of natural organic floc. Water Resources Res. 45: W01410.