Education: B.S. in Zoology from University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D. in Marine Sciences from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Microbiology, Marine Biology, Ecology. I am interested in the ecology and evolution of symbiotic interactions between marine bacteria and their animal hosts.
Weisz JB, Massaro AJ*, Ramsby B, Hill MS (2010) Zooxanthellar symbionts shape host sponge trophic status through translocation of carbon. Biological Bulletin 219:189-97. Southwell MW, Weisz JB, Martens CS, Lindquist N (2008) In situ fluxes of dissolved inorganic nitrogen from the sponge community on Conch Reef, Key Largo, Florida. Limnology and Oceanography 53: 986-996. Weisz JB, Lindquist N, Martens CS (2008) Do associated microbial abundances impact marine demosponge pumping rates and tissue densities? Oecologia 155:367-376. Schmitt S, Wehrl M, Lindquist N, Weisz JB, Hentschel U (2007) Morphological and molecular analyses of microorganisms in Caribbean reef adult sponges and in corresponding reproductive material In: Custódio MR, Lôbo-Hajdu G, Hajdu E, Muricy G (eds). Porifera research: biodiversity, innovation and sustainability. Série Livros 28. Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro. pp. 561-568 Weisz JB, Hentschel U, Lindquist N, Martens CS (2007) Linking abundance and diversity of sponge-associated microbial communities to metabolic differences in host sponges. Marine Biology 152: 475-483. Schmitt S, Weisz JB, Lindquist N, Hentschel U (2007) Vertical transmission of a phylogenetically complex yet highly sponge-specific microbial consortium in the viviparous sponge Ircinia felix. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73:2067-2078. Lindquist N, Barber Ph, Weisz JB (2005) Epibiotic microbes as food and defence for marine isopods: unique symbioses in a hostile environment. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 272:1209-1216. Goodman RM, Weisz JB (2002) Plant-Microbe Symbioses: An Evolutionary Survey. In Staley JT, Reysenbach A-L (eds.) Biodiversity of Microbial Life. Wiley-Liss Inc. New York.