Robert W. Thacker - Publications

Biology University of Alabama, Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, United States 
General Biology, Ecology Biology, Microbiology Biology

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2020 Freeman CJ, Easson CG, Matterson KO, Thacker RW, Baker DM, Paul VJ. Microbial symbionts and ecological divergence of Caribbean sponges: A new perspective on an ancient association. The Isme Journal. PMID 32203120 DOI: 10.1038/S41396-020-0625-3  0.92
2020 Easson CG, Chaves-Fonnegra A, Thacker RW, Lopez JV. Host population genetics and biogeography structure the microbiome of the sponge . Ecology and Evolution. 10: 2007-2020. PMID 32128133 DOI: 10.1002/Ece3.6033  0.68
2018 Moitinho-Silva L, Nielsen S, Amir A, Gonzalez A, Ackermann GL, Cerrano C, Astudillo-Garcia C, Easson C, Sipkema D, Liu F, Steinert G, Kotoulas G, McCormack GP, Feng G, Bell JJ, ... ... Thacker RW, et al. Erratum to: The sponge microbiome project. Gigascience. 7. PMID 30521034 DOI: 10.1093/Gigascience/Giy145  1
2017 Moitinho-Silva L, Nielsen S, Amir A, Gonzalez A, Ackermann GL, Cerrano C, Astudillo-Garcia C, Easson C, Sipkema D, Liu F, Steinert G, Kotoulas G, McCormack GP, Feng G, Bell JJ, ... ... Thacker RW, et al. The sponge microbiome project. Gigascience. 6: 1-7. PMID 29020741 DOI: 10.1093/Gigascience/Gix077  0.96
2016 Thomas T, Moitinho-Silva L, Lurgi M, Björk JR, Easson C, Astudillo-García C, Olson JB, Erwin PM, López-Legentil S, Luter H, Chaves-Fonnegra A, Costa R, Schupp PJ, Steindler L, Erpenbeck D, ... ... Thacker RW, et al. Diversity, structure and convergent evolution of the global sponge microbiome. Nature Communications. 7: 11870. PMID 27306690 DOI: 10.1038/Ncomms11870  0.96
2015 Easson CG, Matterson KO, Freeman CJ, Archer SK, Thacker RW. Variation in species diversity and functional traits of sponge communities near human populations in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Peerj. 3: e1385. PMID 26587347 DOI: 10.7717/Peerj.1385  1
2015 Baker DM, Freeman CJ, Knowlton N, Thacker RW, Kim K, Fogel ML. Productivity links morphology, symbiont specificity and bleaching in the evolution of Caribbean octocoral symbioses. The Isme Journal. PMID 25989369 DOI: 10.1038/Ismej.2015.71  0.92
2015 Deans AR, Lewis SE, Huala E, Anzaldo SS, Ashburner M, Balhoff JP, Blackburn DC, Blake JA, Burleigh JG, Chanet B, Cooper LD, Courtot M, Csösz S, Cui H, Dahdul W, ... ... Thacker RW, et al. Finding our way through phenotypes. Plos Biology. 13: e1002033. PMID 25562316 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pbio.1002033  1
2015 Freeman CJ, Baker DM, Easson CG, Thacker RW. Shifts in sponge-microbe mutualisms across an experimental irradiance gradient Marine Ecology Progress Series. 526: 41-53. DOI: 10.3354/Meps11249  1
2015 Díaz MC, Thacker RW, Redmond NE, Perez T, Collins AG. Vansoestia caribensis gen. nov., sp. nov.: First report of the family Ianthellidae (Verongida, Demospongiae) in the Caribbean Zootaxa. 3956: 403-412. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3956.3.5  1
2014 Easson CG, Thacker RW. Phylogenetic signal in the community structure of host-specific microbiomes of tropical marine sponges. Frontiers in Microbiology. 5: 532. PMID 25368606 DOI: 10.3389/Fmicb.2014.00532  0.68
2014 Thacker RW, Díaz MC, Kerner A, Vignes-Lebbe R, Segerdell E, Haendel MA, Mungall CJ. The Porifera Ontology (PORO): enhancing sponge systematics with an anatomy ontology. Journal of Biomedical Semantics. 5: 39. PMID 25276334 DOI: 10.1186/2041-1480-5-39  1
2014 Koo H, Mojib N, Thacker RW, Bej AK. Comparative analysis of bacterial community-metagenomics in coastal Gulf of Mexico sediment microcosms following exposure to Macondo oil (MC252). Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 106: 993-1009. PMID 25205599 DOI: 10.1007/S10482-014-0268-3  1
2014 Olson JB, Thacker RW, Gochfeld DJ. Molecular community profiling reveals impacts of time, space, and disease status on the bacterial community associated with the Caribbean sponge Aplysina cauliformis. Fems Microbiology Ecology. 87: 268-79. PMID 24112035 DOI: 10.1111/1574-6941.12222  0.6
2013 Easson CG, Slattery M, Momm HG, Olson JB, Thacker RW, Gochfeld DJ. Exploring individual- to population-level impacts of disease on coral reef sponges: using spatial analysis to assess the fate, dynamics, and transmission of Aplysina Red Band Syndrome (ARBS). Plos One. 8: e79976. PMID 24244583 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0079976  1
2013 Burleigh JG, Alphonse K, Alverson AJ, Bik HM, Blank C, Cirranello AL, Cui H, Daly M, Dietterich TG, Gasparich G, Irvine J, Julius M, Kaufman S, Law E, Liu J, ... ... Thacker RW, et al. Next-generation phenomics for the Tree of Life. Plos Currents. 5. PMID 23827969 DOI: 10.1371/Currents.Tol.085C713Acafc8711B2Ff7010A4B03733  1
2013 Harmon LJ, Baumes J, Hughes C, Soberon J, Specht CD, Turner W, Lisle C, Thacker RW. Arbor: comparative analysis workflows for the tree of life. Plos Currents. 5. PMID 23811960 DOI: 10.1371/Currents.Tol.099161De5Eabdee073Fd3D21A44518Dc  1
2013 Redmond NE, Morrow CC, Thacker RW, Diaz MC, Boury-Esnault N, Cárdenas P, Hajdu E, Lôbo-Hajdu G, Picton BE, Pomponi SA, Kayal E, Collins AG. Phylogeny and systematics of demospongiae in light of new small-subunit ribosomal DNA (18S) sequences. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 53: 388-415. PMID 23793549 DOI: 10.1093/Icb/Ict078  1
2013 Morrow CC, Redmond NE, Picton BE, Thacker RW, Collins AG, Maggs CA, Sigwart JD, Allcock AL. Molecular phylogenies support homoplasy of multiple morphological characters used in the taxonomy of Heteroscleromorpha (Porifera: Demospongiae). Integrative and Comparative Biology. 53: 428-46. PMID 23753661 DOI: 10.1093/icb/ict065  1
2013 Thacker RW, Hill AL, Hill MS, Redmond NE, Collins AG, Morrow CC, Spicer L, Carmack CA, Zappe ME, Pohlmann D, Hall C, Diaz MC, Bangalore PV. Nearly complete 28S rRNA gene sequences confirm new hypotheses of sponge evolution. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 53: 373-87. PMID 23748742 DOI: 10.1093/Icb/Ict071  1
2013 Diaz MC, Thacker RW, Redmond NE, Matterson KO, Collins AG. Phylogenetic novelties and geographic anomalies among tropical Verongida. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 53: 482-94. PMID 23624868 DOI: 10.1093/Icb/Ict033  1
2013 Freeman CJ, Thacker RW, Baker DM, Fogel ML. Quality or quantity: is nutrient transfer driven more by symbiont identity and productivity than by symbiont abundance? The Isme Journal. 7: 1116-25. PMID 23407307 DOI: 10.1038/Ismej.2013.7  1
2013 Hill MS, Hill AL, Lopez J, Peterson KJ, Pomponi S, Diaz MC, Thacker RW, Adamska M, Boury-Esnault N, Cárdenas P, Chaves-Fonnegra A, Danka E, De Laine BO, Formica D, Hajdu E, et al. Reconstruction of family-level phylogenetic relationships within Demospongiae (Porifera) using nuclear encoded housekeeping genes. Plos One. 8: e50437. PMID 23372644 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0050437  1
2013 Camacho FA, Thacker RW. Predator cues alter habitat use by the amphipod Hyalella azteca (Saussure) Freshwater Science. 32: 1148-1154. DOI: 10.1899/12-176.1  1
2012 Thacker RW, Freeman CJ. Sponge-microbe symbioses: recent advances and new directions. Advances in Marine Biology. 62: 57-111. PMID 22664121 DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-394283-8.00002-3  1
2012 Gochfeld DJ, Kamel HN, Olson JB, Thacker RW. Trade-offs in defensive metabolite production but not ecological function in healthy and diseased sponges. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38: 451-62. PMID 22476960 DOI: 10.1007/S10886-012-0099-5  0.6
2012 Gochfeld DJ, Easson CG, Freeman CJ, Thacker RW, Olson JB. Disease and nutrient enrichment as potential stressors on the Caribbean sponge aplysina cauliformis and its bacterial symbionts Marine Ecology Progress Series. 456: 101-111. DOI: 10.3354/Meps09716  1
2011 Erwin PM, Olson JB, Thacker RW. Phylogenetic diversity, host-specificity and community profiling of sponge-associated bacteria in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Plos One. 6: e26806. PMID 22073197 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0026806  1
2011 Freeman CJ, Thacker RW. Complex interactions between marine sponges and their symbiotic microbial communities Limnology and Oceanography. 56: 1577-1586. DOI: 10.4319/Lo.2011.56.5.1577  1
2010 Thacker RW, Díaz MC, de Voogd NJ, van Soest RW, Freeman CJ, Mobley AS, LaPietra J, Cope K, McKenna S. Preliminary assessment of sponge biodiversity on Saba Bank, Netherlands Antilles. Plos One. 5: e9622. PMID 20502643 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0009622  1
2010 Collin R, Mobley AS, Lopez LB, Leys SP, Diaz MC, Thacker RW. Phototactic responses of larvae from the marine sponges Neopetrosia proxima and Xestospongia bocatorensis (Haplosclerida: Petrosiidae) Invertebrate Biology. 129: 121-128. DOI: 10.1111/J.1744-7410.2010.00196.X  1
2009 Sharp K, Arthur KE, Gu L, Ross C, Harrison G, Gunasekera SP, Meickle T, Matthew S, Luesch H, Thacker RW, Sherman DH, Paul VJ. Phylogenetic and chemical diversity of three chemotypes of bloom-forming lyngbya species (Cyanobacteria: Oscillatoriales) from reefs of southeastern Florida. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 75: 2879-88. PMID 19270119 DOI: 10.1128/Aem.02656-08  1
2008 Erwin PM, Thacker RW. Cryptic diversity of the symbiotic cyanobacterium Synechococcus spongiarum among sponge hosts. Molecular Ecology. 17: 2937-47. PMID 18489545 DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-294X.2008.03808.X  1
2008 Erwin PM, Thacker RW. Phototrophic nutrition and symbiont diversity of two Caribbean sponge-cyanobacteria symbioses Marine Ecology Progress Series. 362: 139-147. DOI: 10.3354/Meps07464  1
2008 Slattery M, Kamel HN, Ankisetty S, Gochfeld DJ, Hoover CA, Thacker RW. Hybrid vigor in a tropical pacific soft-coral community Ecological Monographs. 78: 423-443. DOI: 10.1890/07-1339.1  1
2007 Taylor MW, Hill RT, Piel J, Thacker RW, Hentschel U. Soaking it up: The complex lives of marine sponges and their microbial associates Isme Journal. 1: 187-190. PMID 18043629 DOI: 10.1038/Ismej.2007.32  1
2007 Erwin PM, Thacker RW. Phylogenetic analyses of marine sponges within the order Verongida: A comparison of morphological and molecular data Invertebrate Biology. 126: 220-234. DOI: 10.1111/J.1744-7410.2007.00092.X  1
2007 Erwin PM, Thacker RW. Incidence and identity of photosynthetic symbionts in Caribbean coral reef sponge assemblages Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 87: 1683-1692. DOI: 10.1017/S0025315407058213  1
2005 Sotka EE, Thacker RW. Do some corals like it hot? Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 20: 59-62. PMID 16701343 DOI: 10.1016/J.Tree.2004.11.015  1
2005 Paul VJ, Thacker RW, Banks K, Golubic S. Benthic cyanobacterial bloom impacts the reefs of South Florida (Broward County, USA) Coral Reefs. 24: 693-697. DOI: 10.1007/S00338-005-0061-X  1
2005 Flatt PM, Gautschi JT, Thacker RW, Musafija-Girt M, Crews P, Gerwick WH. Identification of the cellular site of polychlorinated peptide biosynthesis in the marine sponge Dysidea (Lamellodysidea) herbacea and symbiotic cyanobacterium Oscillatoria spongeliae by CARD-FISH analysis Marine Biology. 147: 761-774. DOI: 10.1007/S00227-005-1614-9  1
2004 Thacker RW, Paul VJ. Morphological, chemical, and genetic diversity of tropical marine cyanobacteria Lyngbya spp. and Symploca spp. (Oscillatoriales). Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 70: 3305-12. PMID 15184125 DOI: 10.1128/Aem.70.6.3305-3312.2004  1
2003 Becerro MA, Thacker RW, Turon X, Uriz MJ, Paul VJ. Biogeography of sponge chemical ecology: comparisons of tropical and temperate defenses. Oecologia. 135: 91-101. PMID 12647108 DOI: 10.1007/S00442-002-1138-7  1
2001 Thacker RW, Ginsburg DW, Paul VJ. Effects of herbivore exclusion and nutrient enrichment on coral reef macroalgae and cyanobacteria Coral Reefs. 19: 318-329. DOI: 10.1007/S003380000122  1
2000 Thacker RW, Hadfield MG. Mitochondrial phylogeny of extant Hawaiian tree snails (Achatinellinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 16: 263-70. PMID 10942612 DOI: 10.1006/Mpev.2000.0793  1
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