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
  • MEFB 527: Aquatic Animal Diversity
  • ZOOL 750/850: Biological Oceanography

Selected Publications

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

O'Brien, B., Mello, K., Litterer, A., & Dijkstra, J. A. (2018). Seaweed structure shapes trophic interactions: A case study using a mid-trophic level fish species. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 506, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2018.05.003

Etnoyer, P. J., Malik, M., Sowers, D., Ruby, C., Bassett, R., Dijkstra, J., . . . Sallis, A. (2018). Working with Video to Improve Deep-Sea Habitat Characterization. OCEANOGRAPHY, 31(1), 64-67. Retrieved from

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., Sherman, H., & Harris, L. G. (2007). The role of colonial ascidians in altering biodiversity in marine fouling communities. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 342(1), 169-171. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.035

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