Jennifer Dijkstra

Affiliate Assistant Professor
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Office: Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping, Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, Durham, NH 03824
Jennifer Dijkstra


  • Ph.D., Zoology/Animal Biology, University of New Hampshire
  • M.S., University of Bremen
  • B.A., University of New Brunswick

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 999: Doctoral Dissertation Research
  • ESCI 750/850: Biological Oceanography
  • ZOOL 750/850: Biological Oceanography

Selected Publications

Pierce, J., Rzhanov, Y., Lowell, K., & Dijkstra, J. (2021). Reducing Annotation Times: Semantic Segmentation of Coral Reef Survey Images. 10.1109/IEEECONF38699.2020.9389163, 1-9. doi:10.1109/IEEECONF38699.2020.9389163

Sowers, D., Dijkstra, J. A., Mello, K., Masetti, G., Malik, M., & Mayer, L. A. (2020). Application of the coastal and marine ecological classification standard to Gosnold Seamount, North Atlantic Ocean. In Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat (pp. 903-916). Elsevier. doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-814960-7.00056-7

Dijkstra, J. A., Litterer, A., Mello, K., O'Brien, B. S., & Rzhanov, Y. (2019). Temperature, phenology, and turf macroalgae drive seascape change: Connections to mid‐trophic level species. Ecosphere, 10(11). doi:10.1002/ecs2.2923

Ware, C., Dijkstra, J. A., Mello, K., Stevens, A., O’Brien, B., & Ikedo, W. (2019). A novel three-dimensional analysis of functional architecture that describes the properties of macroalgae as a refuge. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 608, 93-103. doi:10.3354/meps12800

Lambert, W. J., Dijkstra, J. A., Clark, E., & Connolly, J. (2018). Larval exposure to low salinity compromises metamorphosis and growth in the colonial ascidianBotrylloides violaceus. Invertebrate Biology, 137(4), 281-288. doi:10.1111/ivb.12226

Dijkstra, J. A., Harris, L. G., Mello, K., Litterer, A., Wells, C., & Ware, C. (2017). Invasive seaweeds transform habitat structure and increase biodiversity of associated species. Journal of Ecology, 105(6), 1668-1678. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12775

DIJKSTRA, J. A., WESTERMAN, E. L., & HARRIS, L. G. (2011). The effects of climate change on species composition, succession and phenology: a case study. Global Change Biology, 17(7), 2360-2369. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02371.x

Bullard, S. G., Lambert, G., Carman, M. R., Byrnes, J., Whitlatch, R. B., Ruiz, G., . . . Heinonen, K. (2007). The colonial ascidian Didemnum sp. A: Current distribution, basic biology and potential threat to marine communities of the northeast and west coasts of North America. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 342(1), 99-108. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.020

Dijkstra, J., Harris, L. G., & Westerman, E. (2007). Distribution and long-term temporal patterns of four invasive colonial ascidians in the Gulf of Maine. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 342(1), 61-68. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.015

Dijkstra, J. A., Buckman, K. L., Ward, D., Evans, D. W., Dionne, M., & Chen, C. Y. (n.d.). Experimental and Natural Warming Elevates Mercury Concentrations in Estuarine Fish. PLoS ONE, 8(3), e58401. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058401

Most Cited Publications