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James S. Klaus

Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Miami

Educational Background

  2005, Ph.D., University of Illinois 2001, M.Sc., Geoscience, University of Iowa 1999, B.Sc., Geoscience (Honors), University of Iowa
     

Research Interests

 

Evolution and extinction of Cenozoic to Recent reef corals, paleoecology of Cenozoic reefs, geo-microbiology of modern coral reef ecosystems.


   

Courses Taught

 

ECS372 – Special Topics in ECS

GSC111 – Earth System History

GSC310 – Microbes and the Environment

Klaus, J.S., Lutz, B.P., McNeill D.F., Budd, A.F., and Eberli, G.P., in prep, Faunal partitioning and Mio-Pliocene reef development in a mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sequence stratigraphic context: Cibao Basin, northern Dominican Republic. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

 

Brachert, T.C., Bocker, A., Hansmann, K., Kruger, S., Lohmann, H. Reuter, M., Klaus, J.S., submitted, The critical temperatures approach in paleoclimatology. Plio-Pleistocene Florida SSTs from growth rhythms in marine invertebrate shells. Geology

 

Edmunds, P.J., Adjeroud, M., Baskett, M.L., Baums, I.B., Budd, A.F., Carpenter, R.C., Fabina, N., Fay, T-Y., Franklin, E.C., Gross, K., Han, X., Jacobson, L., Klaus, J.S., McClanahan, T.R., O’Leary, J.K., van Oppen, M.J.H., Pochon, X., Putnam, H.M., Smith, T.B., Stat, M., Sweatman, H., van Woesik, R., Gates, R.D., submitted, Persistence and change in community composition of reef corals through present, past and future climates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

 

Diaz, M.R., Piggot, A.M., Eberli, G.P., and Klaus, J.S., submitted, Functional gene diversity of oolitic sands from Great Bahama Bank. Environmental Microbiology.

 

*Weinstein, D.K., Smith, T.B., Klaus, J.S., in press, Mesophotic bioerosion: Structural impact and changes with depth on US Virgin Island deep reefs. Geomorphology.

 

Diaz, M.R., Piggot, A.M., Eberli, G.P., and Klaus, J.S., 2013, Bacterial community of oolitic carbonate sediments of the Bahamas Archipelago. Marine Ecology Progress Series, v. 485, p. 9-24

 

Klaus, J.S., Murray, S.T., Swart, P.K., McNeill, D.F., 2013, Resource partitioning and paleoecology of Neogene free-living corals as determined from skeletal stable isotope composition. Bulletin of Marine Science v. 89, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5343/bms.2012.1067.

 

McNeill D.F., Klaus, J.S., O’Connell, L.A., Coates, A.G., Morgan, W.A., 2013, Depositional sequences and stratigraphy of the Colon Carbonate Platform: Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 83, p. 183-195.

 

*Piggot, A.M., Klaus, J.S., Johnson, S., Phillips, M., Solo-Gabrielle, H.M., 2012, Enterococci levels are related to biofilm development at recreational beaches in south Florida. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, v. 78, p. 5973-5982.

 

Van Woesik, R., Franklin, E.C., O’Leary, J., McClanahan, T.R., Klaus, J.S., and Budd, A.F., 2012, Hosts of the Plio-Pleistocene past reflect modern-day coral vulnerability. Proceedings of the Royal Society B., v. 279, p. 2448-2456.

 

Klaus, J.S., McNeill D.F., Budd, A.F., and Coates, A.G., 2012, Neogene reef coral assemblages of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama: The rise of Acropora palmata. Coral Reefs. v. 31, p. 191-203.

 

*Bowlin, E., Klaus, J.S., Foster, J.S., Andres, M.S., Custals, L., Reid, R.P., 2012, Environmental controls on microbial mat cycling in modern marine stromatolites. Sedimentary Geology. v. 263, p. 45-55.

 

*Enns, A.A., Vogel, L.J., Abdelzaher, A.M., Solo-Gabriele, H.M., Plano, L.R.W., Gidley, M.L., Phillips, M.C., Klaus, J.S., Piggot, A.M., Feng, Z., Reniers, A.J.H.M., Haus, B.K., Elmir, S.M., Zhang, Y., Jimenez, N.H., Abdel-Mottaleb, N., Schoor, M.E., Brown, A., Khan, S.Q., Dameron, A.S., Salazar, N.C., and Fleming, L.E., 2012.  Spatial and Temporal Variation in Indicator Microbe Sampling is Influential in Beach Management Decisions. Water Research. v. 46, p. 2237-2246.

 

*Phillips, M.C., Solo-Gabriele, H.M., Piggot, A.M., Klaus, J.S., Zhang, Y., 2011, Relationships between sand and water quality at recreational beaches. Water Research, v. 45, p. 6763-6769.

 

Budd, A.F., Klaus, J.S., Johnson, K.G., 2011, Cenozoic diversification and extinction patterns in Caribbean reef corals: A review. Paleontological Society Papers, v. 17, p. 79-93.

 

Reuter, M., Brachert, T.C., Klaus, J.S. 2011, An unusual Pocillopora reef from the late Miocene of Hispaniola. Coral Reefs, v. 30, p. 307.

 

Klaus, J.S., Lutz B.P., Budd, A.F., McNeill D.F., and Ishman, S.E., 2011, Rise and fall of Pliocene free-living corals in the Caribbean and western Atlantic. Geology, v. 39, p. 375-378.

 

McNeill D.F., Klaus, J.S., Budd, A.F., and Ishman, S.E., 2011, Neogene chronology of mixed carbonate-siliciclastic deposits of the Cibao Basin, Dominican Republic: Refining the shallow-water fossil record in the Caribbean. GSA Bulletin.

 

Klaus, J.S., Janse, I., Fouke, B.W., 2011, Coral black band disease (BBD) microbial communities and genotypic variability of the dominant cyanobacteria (CD1C11). Bulletin of Marine Science, v. 87, p. 795-821.

 

*Lutz, B.P., Ishman, S.E., McNeill, D.F., Klaus, J.S., and Budd, A.F., 2008, Neogene planktonic foraminifera of the Cibao Valley (northern Dominican Republic): Biostratigraphy and paleoceanography. Marine Micropaleontology, v. 69, p.282-296.

 

Denniston, R.F., Asmerom, Y., Polyak, V.Y., McNeill, D.M., Klaus, J.S., Cole, P., and Budd, A.F., 2008, Caribbean chronostratigraphy refined with U-Pb dating of a Miocene coral. Geology, v. 36, p. 151-154.

 

Klaus, J.S., Budd, A.F., and McNeill, D.F. 2008, Chapter 9: Assessing community change in Miocene to Pliocene coral assemblages of the northern Dominican Republic: in Nehm, R.H., and Budd, A.F., eds., Evolutionary Stasis and Change in the Dominican Republic Neogene: Springer Science & Business Media B.V, p. 193-224.

 

McNeill, D.F., Klaus, J.S., Evans, C.C., Budd, A.F., and Maier, K.L. 2008, Chapter 2: An overview of the regional geology and stratigraphy of the Neogene deposits of the Cibao Valley, Dominican Republic: in Nehm, R.H., and Budd, A.F., eds., Evolutionary Stasis and Change in the Dominican Republic Neogene: Springer Science & Business Media B.V, p. 21-46.

 

Budd, A.F., Adrain, T.S., Park, J.W., Klaus, J.S., and Johnson, K.G., 2008, Chapter 13: The Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America (‘NMITA’) Database: Integrating data from the Dominican Republic Project. in Nehm, R.H., and Budd, A.F., eds., Evolutionary Stasis and Change in the Dominican Republic Neogene: Springer Science & Business Media B.V, p. 301-310.

 

Johnson, K.G., Budd, A.F., Klaus, J.S., and McNeill, D.M., 2008, Chapter 11: The impact of fossils from the Northern Dominican Republic on origination estimates for Miocene and Pliocene Caribbean reef corals: in Nehm, R.H., and Budd, A.F., eds., Evolutionary Stasis and Change in the Dominican Republic Neogene: Springer Science & Business Media B.V, p. 253-280.

 

Budd, A.F., Klaus, J.S., 2008, Chapter 5: Early evolution of the Montastraea “annularis” species complex (Anthozoa: Scleractinia): Evidence from the Mio-Pliocene of the Dominican Republic: in Nehm, R.H., and Budd, A.F., eds., Evolutionary Stasis and Change in the Dominican Republic Neogene: Springer Science & Business Media B.V, p. 85-123.

 

*Maier, K.L., Klaus, J.S., and McNeill, D.F. 2007, A late Miocene low-nutrient window for Caribbean reef formation?: Coral Reefs v. 26, p. 635-639.

 

Klaus, J.S., Budd, A.F., and Fouke, B.W. 2007, Environmental controls on corallite morphology in the reef coral Montastraea annularis: Bulletin of Marine Science. v. 80, p. 233-260

 

Klaus, J.S., Janse, I, Heikoop, J.M, Sanford, R.A., and Fouke, B.W. 2007, Coral microbial communities, zooxanthellae, and mucus along gradients of seawater depth and coastal pollution: Environmental Micriobiology. v. 9, p. 1291-1305.

 

Klaus, J.S., Frias-Lopez, J., and Fouke, B.W. 2006 The effect of temperature on the bacterial community of Diploria strigosa: Proceedings of the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium, Okinawa. v. 3, p. 794-795.

 

Frias-Lopez, J., Klaus, J.S., and Fouke, B.W., 2006, Cytotoxic activity of Black Band Disease (BBD) extracts against the symbiotic dinoflagellate Symbiodinium sp.: Proceedings of the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium, Okinawa. v. 3, p. 785-788.

 

Klaus, J.S., Frias-Lopez, J., Bonheyo, J., Heikoop, J.M. and Fouke, B.W. 2005, Bacterial communities inhabiting the healthy tissues of two Caribbean reef corals: interspecific and spatial variation: Coral Reefs. v. 24, p. 129-137.

 

Frias-Lopez, J., Klaus, J.S., Bonheyo, G.T., and Fouke, B.W. 2004, The bacterial community associated with black band disease in corals: Applied and Environmental Microbiology. v. 70, p. 5055-5062.

 

Klaus, J.S., and Budd, A.F. 2003, Comparison of Caribbean coral reef communities before and after Plio-Pleistocene faunal turnover: analyses of two Dominican Republic reef sequences: Palaios, v. 18, p. 3-21.

 

Budd, A.F., and Klaus, J.S., 2001, The origin and early evolution of the Montastraea “annularis” species complex (Anthozoa: Scleractinia): Journal of Paleontology, v. 75, p. 527-545.

 

(* = mentored student publications)

 

   

Contact Information

 

Department of Geological Sciences
University of Miami
43 Cox Science
Coral Gables, Florida 33124-0401
Phone: (305)781-7756


j.klaus@miami.edu
   
 

 

 

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