Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Ocean Life, Planet Health

Nicole Poulton

Director, J.J. MacIsaac Facility for Aquatic Cytometry
Research Scientist
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
60 Bigelow Drive
P.O. Box 380
East Boothbay, ME 04544 USA
Phone:  +1 (207) 315-2567 ext. 513
Fax :    +1 (207) 315-2329

B.S. 1993, Biology, Virginia Tech
B.A. 1993, Chemistry, Virginia Tech
Ph.D. 2001, Biological Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program


Selected Publications

Karsenti, E., S. G. Acinas, P. Bork, C. Bowler, C. De Vargas et al. and the TARA Consortium (N. J. Poulton – member)2011 A Holistic Approach to Marine Ecosystems Biology.  PLoS Biol 9(10):  e1001177. Doi:  10.1371/journal.pbio.1001177

Swan, B. K.,  M. M. Martinez-Garcia, C. M. Preston, A. Sczyrba, T. Woyke, D. Lamy, T. Reinthaler, N. J. Poulton, E. D. P. Masland, M Lluesma-Gomez, M. E. Sieracki, E. F. DeLong, G.J. Herndl, and R. Stepanauskas.  2011. Potential for chemolithoautotrophy among ubiquitous bacteria lineages in the dark ocean. Science. 333 (6047):  1296-1300.

Martinez-Martinez, J, N. J. Poulton, R. Stepanauskas, M. E. Sieracki, and W. H. Wilson.  2011. Targeted sorting of single virus-infected unicellular marine algae.  PLos ONE

Fleming, EJ, AE Landgon, M Martinez-Garcia, R. Stepanauskas, N. J. Poulton, D. Masland, D. Emerson.  2011. What’s new is old:  resolving the identity of Leptothrix ochracea using single cell genomics, pyrosequencing and FISH. PLoS ONE 6(3): e17769. 

Poulton, N. J. and J. Martin. 2010. Imaging flow cytometry for quantitative phytoplankton analysis — FlowCAM.  In: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of ©UNESCO. Karlson, B., Cusack, C. and Bresnan, E. (editors). Microscopic and molecular methods for quantitative phytoplankton analysis. Paris, UNESCO. (IOC Manuals and Guides, no. 55.) (IOC/2010/MG/55), 110 pages.

Poulton, N. J., B. A. Keafer, and D. M. Anderson.  2005. Toxin variability in natural population of Alexandrium fundyense in Casco Bay, Maine – evidence of nitrogen limitation.  Deep Sea Research II.  52:  2501-2521.

Heywood, JL, ME Sieracki, W Bellows, N.J Poulton, R Stepanauskas.  2010.  Capturing diversity of marine heterotrophic protists – one cell at a time. ISME Journal DOI: ISMEJ.2010.155

Yenstch, C. S., B. E. Lapointe, N. Poulton, D. A. Phinney.  2008.  Anatomy of a red tide bloom off the southwest coast of Florida.  Harmful Algae.  7:  817-826.

Rose, J. M., D. A. Caron, M. E. Sieracki and N. J. Poulton.  2004. Counting heterotrophic nanoplanktonic protists in cultures and in aquatic communities by flow cytometry.  Aquatic Microbial Ecology  34: 263-277.