Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

James Norris

Research Botanist Emeritus
Department / Division
Education
  • Ph.D.(1975) Department of Biological Sciences and Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara (Adivsors: M. Neushul & I.A. Abbott)
  • M.A. (1971) Department of Marine Biology and Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, San Francisco State University (Adivsors: G. Oberlander & I.A. Abbott)
  • B.A.(1968) Department of Biology, San Francisco State University (Advisor: H.D. Thiers).
Research Interests

Biodiversity of marine algae; systematics, biogeography, floristics and ecology of tropical and subtropical marine macroalgae

Publications
Article
  • Bucher, Katina E., Norris, James N., and Sears, James R. 2013. "Gloiotrichus vermiculatus sp. nov. (Liagoraceae, Rhodophyta), a new species from the Caribbean Sea." Caribbean Journal of Science 47 (1):98–113.
  • Gulbransen, Dana J., McGlathery, Karen J., Marklund, Maria, Norris, James N., and Gurgel, Carlos Frederico D. 2012. "Gracilaria Vermiculophylla (Rhodophyta, Gracilariales) In The Virginia Coastal Bays, Usa: Cox1 Analysis Reveals High Genetic Richness Of An Introduced Macroalga." Journal of Phycology 48 (5):1278–1283. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1529-8817.2012.01218.x
  • Krayesky, David M., Norris, James N., West, John A., Kamiya, Mitsunobu, Viguerie, Matt, Wysor, Brian S., and Fredericq, Suzanne. 2012. "Two new species of Caloglossa (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Americas, C. confusa and C. fluviatilis spp. nov." Phycologia 51 (5):513–530. https://doi.org/10.2216/11-57.1
  • Krayesky, David M., Norris, James N., West, John A., and Fredericq, Suzanne. 2011. "The Caloglossa leprieurii complex (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta) in the Americas: the elucidation of overlooked species based on molecular and morphological evidence." Cryptogamie Algologie 32 (1):37–62. https://doi.org/10.7872/crya.v32.iss1.2011.037
  • Norris, James N. 2010. "Marine algae of the northern Gulf of California : Chlorophyta and Phaeophyceae." Smithsonian Contributions to Botany (94): 276–276. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.0081024X.94.276
  • Krayesky, David M., Norris, James N., Gabrielson, Paul W., Gabriel, Daniela, and Fredericq, Suzanne. 2009. "A new order of red algae based on the Peyssonneliaceae, with an evaluation of the ordinal classification of the Florideophyceae (Rhodophyta)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 122 (3):364–391. https://doi.org/10.2988/08-43.1
  • Gurgel, C. F. D., Fredericq, Suzanne, Norris, James N., and Yoneshigue-Valentin, Y. 2008. "Two new flat species of Gracilaria (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) from Brazil: G-abyssalis sp nov and G-brasiliensis sp nov." Phycologia 47 (3):249–264. https://doi.org/10.2216/PH06-59.1
  • Fredericq, Suzanne, Krayesky, D., and Norris, James N. 2007. "Clarification of the red algal genus Peyssonnelia in the gulf of Mexico, with a proposal for a new red algal order based on the Peyssonneliaceae." Journal of Phycology 43:52–52.
  • Krayesky, D. M., Norris, James N., West, J., and Fredericq, Suzanne. 2007. "Taxonomic reassessment of the caloglossa leprieurii-complex (delesseriaceae, rhodophyta), and experimental elucidation of the function of pit connections." Journal of Phycology 43:5–5.
  • Gurgel, C. F. D., Frederico, S., and Norris, James N. 2004. "Phylogeography of Gracilaria tikvahiae (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta): A Study of Genetic Discontinuity in a Continuously Distributed Species Based on Molecular Evidence." Journal of Phycology 40 (4):748–758.
  • Gurgel, Carlos Frederico D., Fredericq, Suzanne, and Norris, James N. 2004. "Gracilaria apiculata and G. flabelliformis (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta): restoring old names for common tropical western Atlantic species, including the recognition of three new subspecies, and a replacement name for “G. lacinulata”." Cryptogamie. Algologie 25 (4):367–396.
  • Gurgel, Carlos Frederico D., Fredericq, Suzanne, and Norris, James N. 2003. "Gracilariopsis silvana sp. nov., G. hommersandii sp. nov., and G. cata-luziana sp. nov.: Three New Species of the Gracilariaceae (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) from the Western Atlantic." Hydrobiologia 13 (1):57–68.
  • Aponte, N., Ballantine, B. L., and Norris, James N. 1997. "Aglaothamnion halliiae comb. nov. and A. collinsii sp. nov. (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta): Resolution of nomenclatural and taxonomic confusion." Journal of Phycology 33 (1):81–87.
  • Brodie, J. and Norris, James N. 1996. "Life histories and morphology of some Liagora species (Liagoraceae, Rhodophyta) from the Florida Keys, U.S.A." Nova Hedwigia, Beiheft 112:121–134.
  • Fredericq, Suzanne and Norris, James N. 1996. "A new order (Rhodogorgonales) and family (Rhodogorgonaceae) of red algae, which includes two calciferous tropical genera, Renouxia gen nov. and Rhodogorgon." Cryptogamic Botany 5:316–331.
  • Bucher, K. B. and Norris, James N. 1995. "Marine algae new to the Lesser Antilles, including Mazoyerella kraftii sp. nov. (Ceramiales, Rhodopyta)." Caribbean Journal of Science 31 (1-2):1–24.
  • Fredericq, Suzanne and Norris, James N. 1995. "A new order (Rhodogorgonales) and family (Rhodogorgonaceae) of red algae composed of two tropical calciferous genera, Renouxia gen. nov. and Rhodogorgon." Cryptogamic Botany 5:316–331.
  • Mikhailova, M. V., Bemis, D. L., Wise, M. L., Gerwick, William H., Norris, James N., and Jacobs, R. S. 1995. "Structure and biosynthesis of novel conjugated polyene fatty acids from the marine green alga Anadyomene stellata." Lipids 30 (7):583–589.
  • Norris, James N., Abbott, Isabella A., and Agegian, C. A. 1995. "Callidictyon abyssorum gen. et sp. nov. (Rhodophyta), A new deep-water net-forming alga from Hawai`i." Pacific Science 49 (2):192–201.
  • Norris, James N. and Ballantine, David L. 1995. "Two new species of the red alga Chrysymenia J. Agardh (Rhodymeniales: Rhodymeniaceae) from the tropical western Atlantic." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington (1): 153–165.
  • Norris, James N. and Ballantine, David L. 1995. "Two new species of the Red Alga Chrysymenia J. Agardh (Rhodomeniales: Rhodomeniaceae) from the Tropical Western Atlantic." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 108 (1):153–165.
  • Apont, ,N.E., Ballantine, David L., and Norris, James N. 1994. "Culture studies on the morphology and life history of Aglaothamnion herveyi (Howe) comb. nov., with notes on A. felipponei (Howe) comb. nov." Phycologia 33:231–238.
  • Ballantine, David L. and Norris, James N. 1994. "Verdigellis, A new deep-water genus (Tetraporales, Chlorophhyta) from the Tropical Western Atlantic." Cryptogamic Botany 4:368–372.
  • Lewis, R. J., Norris, James N., and Markham, J. W. 1994. "In Memoriam: Michael Neushul, Jr. (1933-1993)." Phycologia 33 (3):206–212.
  • Reed, D. C. and Norris, James N. 1994. "Michael Neushul, Jr., 1933-1993." Botanica Marina 37:287–292.
  • Lewis, R. J., Norris, James N., and Markham, J. W. 1993. "In memorium: Michael Neushul, Jr. (1933-1993)." Applied Phycology Forum 10:5–12.
  • Lewis, R. J., Norris, James N., and Markham, J. W. 1993. "Michael Neushul, Jr. (1933-1993)." Phycological Newsletter 29:4–5.
  • Mayer, A. M. S., Paul, Valerie J., Fenical, W., Norris, James N., de Carvalho, M. S., and Jacobs, R. J. 1993. "Phospholipase A2 inhibitors from marine algae." Hydrobiologia 260/261:521–529.
  • Brodie, J. and Norris, James N. 1992. "Life history and morphology of Liagora aff. ceranoides (Liagoraceae, Rhodophyta) from the Florida Keys." Phycologia 31 (5):419–430. https://doi.org/10.2216/i0031-8884-31-5-419.1
  • Brodie, J. and Norris, James N. 1992. "Life history and morphology of Liagora aff. ceranoides (Liagoraceae, Rhodophyta) from the Florida Keys." Phycologia (5): 419–430.
  • Bucher, K. E. and Norris, James N. 1992. "A new deep water red alga, Titanophora submarina sp. nov. (Gymnophloeaceae, Gigartinales), from the Caribbean Sea." Phycologia (2): 180–191.
  • Bucher, K. E. and Norris, James N. 1992. "A new deep-water red alga, Titanophora submarina sp. nov. (Gymnophloeaceae, Gigartinales), from the Caribbean." Phycologia 31:180–191.
  • Fredericq, Suzanne, Serr.o, E., and Norris, James N. 1992. "New records of marine red algae from the Azores." Arquipélago: Life & Earth Sciences 10:1–4.
  • Pueshul, C. M., Trick, H. N., and Norris, James N. 1992. "Fine structure of the phylogenetically important marine alga Rhodogorgon carriebowensis (Rhodophyta, Batrachospermales?)." Protoplasma 166:78–88.
  • Macintyre, Ian G., Rützler, Klaus, Norris, James N., Smith, K. P., Cairns, Stephen D., Bucher, K. E., and Steneck, Robert S. 1991. "An early holocene reef in the Western Atlantic: submersible invesigations of a deep relict reef off the west coast of Barbados, W. I." Coral Reefs 10:167–174.
  • Norris, James N. and Olsen, J. L. 1991. "Deep-water green algae from the Bahamas, including Cladophora vandenhoekii sp. nov. (Cladophorales)." Phycologia 30:315–328.
  • Norris, James N. and Olsen, J. L. 1991. "Deep water green algae from the Bahamas, including Cladophora vandenhoekii sp. nov. (Cladophorales)." Phycologia (4): 315–328.
  • Brodie, J. and Norris, James N. 1990. "Life histories of Liagora species from the Florida Keys." Journal of Phycology 26:20.
  • Bucher, Katina E., Norris, James N., Littler, Mark M., and Littler, Diane S. 1990. "Marine algae new to Florida, including Trichosolen molassensis sp. nov. (Chlorophyta) and Diplothamnion jolyi var. ecellulare var. nov. (Rhodophyta)." Cryptomatic Botany 1:295–307.
  • Norris, James N. and Fredericq, Suzanne. 1990. "Studies on cylindrical species of Western Atlantic species of Gracilaria (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta)." Journal of Phycology 26:20.
  • Ballantine, David L. and Norris, James N. 1989. "Notes on the marine algae of Puerto Rico, V: new additions to the flora." Caribbean Journal of Science 25:1–8.
  • Fredericq, Suzanne, Hommersand, M. H., and Norris, James N. 1989. "Morphological observations on the adelphoparasite Gracilariophila oryzoides Setchell et Wilson." Japanese Journal of Phycology 37:167–180.
  • Norris, James N. and Bucher, K. B. 1989. "Rhodogorgon an anomalous new red algal genus from the Caribbean Sea." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 102 (4):1050–1066.
  • Blair, S. M. and Norris, James N. 1988. "The deep-water species of Halimeda Lamouroux (Chlorophyta, Halimedaceae) from San Salvador Island, Bahamas: species composition, distribution and depth records." Coral Reefs 6:227–236.
  • Kilar, J. A. and Norris, James N. 1988. "Composition, esport and import of drift vegetation on a tropical, plant-dominated, fringing-reef platform (Caribbean Panama)." Coral Reefs 7:93–103.
  • Norris, James N. and Sims, R. H. 1988. "Diving accident associated with the use of dynamite for fishing." Diving Operations 2:5–6.
  • Norris, James N. and Sims, R. H. 1988. "Report on a near-tragic diving accident associated with the use of dynamite for fishing." Underwater Sci.Rpt.(Canadian Assoc.Underwater Sci.) 2:3–5.
  • Smith, C. M. and Norris, James N. 1988. "Structure and occurence of Spermatangia in Caribbean Bostrychia montagnei Harvey and B. binderi Harvey (Rhodomelaceae)." Japanese Journal of Phycology 36:127–137.
  • Smith, Celia M. and Norris, James N. 1988. "Structure and Occurrence of Spermatangia in Caribbean Bostrychia montagnei Harvey and B. biuderi Harvey (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales)." Japanese Journal of Phycology (Sôrui) 127–137.
  • Smith, Celia M. and Norris, James N. 1988. "Procarp structure in some Caribbean species of Bostrychia Mantagne (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae): an important systematic character." Atoll Research Bulletin 312:1–15. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00775630.312.1
  • Tanner, C. E., Coen, L. D., and Norris, James N. 1988. "Form, habitat and susceptibility to herbivory of the tropical brown alga Lobophora variegata." Journal of Phycology 24:26.
  • Griffith, Peter C., Cubit, John D., Adey, Walter H., and Norris, James N. 1987. "Computer-automated Flow Respirometry: Metabolism Measurements on a Caribbean Reef Flat and in a Microcosm." Limnology and Oceanography 32 (2):442–451.
  • Lewis, J. L. and Norris, James N. 1987. "A history and annotated account of the benthic marine algae of Taiwan." Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences (29): iv–38. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.01960768.29.iv
  • Lewis, S. M., Norris, James N., and Searles, R. B. 1987. "The regulation of morphological plasticity in tropical reef algae by herbivory." Ecology 68:636–641.
  • Littler, Mark M., Taylor, Phillip R., Littler, Diane S., Sims, R. H., and Norris, James N. 1987. "Dominant macrophyte standing stocks, productivity and community structure on a Belizean barrier-reef." Atoll Research Bulletin 302:1–24. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00775630.302.1
  • Norris, James N. and Sims, R. H. 1987. "Diving accident by the use of dynamite for fishing in China." Phycological Newsletter 23:5–7.
  • Blair, S. and Norris, James N. 1986. "The Deep-Water Species of Halimeda Lamouroux (Halimedaceae, Chlorophyta) from San Salvador Island, Bahamas: Species Composition, Distribution, and Depth Records." Coral Reefs (6): 227–236.
  • Fredericq, Suzanne and Norris, James N. 1986. "The structure and reproduction of Dasya haitiana sp. nov. (Dasyaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Caribbean Sea." Phycologia 25:185–196.
  • Littler, Mark M., Littler, Diane S., Blair, Steve M., and Norris, James N. 1986. "Deep-water plant communities from San Salvador Seamount, Bahamas: new records of distribution, abundance and primary productivity." Deep-Sea Research 33 (7):881–892.
  • Blair, S. M. and Norris, James N. 1985. "Deep-water Caribbean species of Halimeda (Udoteaceae): observations of depth distributions and morphology." Journal of Phycology 21:5.
  • Gerwick, William H., Fenical, W., and Norris, James N. 1985. "Chemical variation in the tropical brown seaweed Stypopodium zonale (Dictyotaceae)." Phytochemistry 24 (6):1279–1283.
  • Kilar, J., Norris, James N., Hay, M. E., and Cubit, J. E. 1985. "Spatial patterns and seasonal abundances of major reeflat assemblages on a Caribbean fringing reef (Galeta Point, Panama)." Journal of Phycology 21:5.
  • Littler, Mark M., Littler, Diane S., Blair, Steve M., and Norris, James N. 1985. "Deepest known plant life is discovered on an uncharted seamount." Science 227 (4):57–59.
  • Littler, Mark M., Taylor, Phillip R., Littler, Diane S., Sims, R. H., and Norris, James N. 1985. "The distribution, abundance and primary productivity of submerged macrophytes in a Belize barrier-reef mangrove system." Atoll Research Bulletin 289:1–20. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00775630.289.1
  • Connor, J. S., Cubit, J. E., and Norris, James N. 1984. "Cyclic changes in biotic surface cover of a fringing reef in Caribbean Panamá." Journal of Phycology 20:13.
  • Hay, M. E. and Norris, James N. 1984. "Seasonal reproduction and abundance of six sympatric species of Gracilaria Grev. (Gracilariaceae; Rhodophyta) on a Carribbean subtidal sand plain." Hydrobiologia 116/117:63–72.
  • Hay, Mark E. and Norris, James N. 1984. "Seasonal reproduction and abundance of six sympatric species of Gracilaria Grev. (Gracilariaceae: Phodophyta) on a Caribbean subtidal sand plain." Hydrobiologia 116/117:63–72.
  • Nicolson, Dan H. and Norris, James N. 1983. "Ordinal orthography: Nemalionales vs. Nemaliales (Rhodophyta)." Taxon 32:286–292.
  • Macintyre, Ian G., Rützler, Klaus, Norris, James N., and Fauchald, Kristian. 1982. "A submarine cave near Columbus Cay, a bizarre cryptic habitat." Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences (12): 127–141. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.01960768.12.539
  • Eisman, N. J. and Norris, James N. 1981. "Dudresnaya patula sp. nov., an unusual deep-water red alga from Florida." Journal of Phycology 17:186–191.
  • Nicolson, Dan H. and Norris, James N. 1981. "The odious problem of generic names ending in -idium and -odium: confusable under Article 75?." Taxon 30:476–477.
  • Norris, James N. and Johansen, H. W. 1981. "Articulated coralline algae of the Gulf of California, Mexico, I: Amphiroa Lamouroux." Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences (9): 1–28. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.1943667X.9.1
  • Norris, James N. and Townsend, R. A. 1981. "Algal names and Article 39: figuratively speaking." Taxon 30:497–499.
  • Stewart, J. S. and Norris, James N. 1981. "Gelidiaceae (Rhodophyta) from the Northern Gulf of California, Mexico." Phycologia 20:273–284.
  • Norris, James N. 1979. "Marine plant-animal interactions: an evolutionary arms race?." C.U.E.Newsletter 1979:1.
  • Ernst, C. and Norris, James N. 1978. "Observations on the algal genus Basicladia and the Red-belleid Turtle, Chrysemys rubriventris." Estuaries 1:54–57.
  • Norris, James N. 1978. "Smithsonian Institution's Galapagos marine algae program." Noticias de Gal˜pagos 27:24–25.
  • Hollenberg, G. J. and Norris, James N. 1977. "The red alga Polysiphonia (Rhodomelaceae) in the Nothern Gulf of California." Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences (1): iii. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.01960768.1.iii
  • Norris, James N. and Bucher, K. E. 1977. "The genus Platoma (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta), with a description of P. abbottiana sp. nov." Journal of Phycology 13:155–162.
  • Norris, James N. and Johansen, H. W. 1977. "Articulated coralline algae of the Gulf of California." Journal of Phycology 13:49.
  • Norris, James N. 1976. "Phytoplankton and benthic algae of the Gulf of California and the Gulf of Mexico." Journal of Phycology 12:7.
  • Norris, James N. 1976. "Distribution and seasonal variation of the benthic marine algae in the Gulf of California." Journal of Phycology 12:33.
  • Norris, James N. 1976. "Introduction: Gulf of California, Mexico." Journal of Phycology 12:33.
  • Norris, James N. and Bucher, Katina E. 1976. "New Records of Marine Algae from the 1974 R/V Dolphin Cruise to the Gulf of California." Smithsonian Contributions to Botany (34): 1–26. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.0081024X.34
  • Norris, James N., Howard, B. M., and Fenical, W. 1976. "Chemotaxonomy: Luarencia pacifica (Rhodophyta) from the Pacific Coast of North America." Journal of Phycology 12:27.
  • Wynne, M. J. and Norris, James N. 1976. "The genus Colpomenia Derbes and Solier (Phaeophyta) in the Gulf of California." Smithsonian Contributions to Botany (35): 1–18. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.0081024X.35
  • Fenical, W. and Norris, James N. 1975. "Chemotaxonomy in marine algae: Laurencia pacifica from the Gulf of California." Journal of Phycology 11:104–108.
  • Norris, James N. and Fenical, W. 1974. "Chemotaxonomy: Laurencia pacifica (Rhodophyta) in the Gulf of California." Journal of Phycology 10:3.
  • Wynne, M. J. and Norris, James N. 1974. "The brown alga Colpomenia Derbes et Solier in the Gulf of California." Journal of Phycology 10:19.
  • Norris, James N. 1973. "Marine algae from the 1969 cruise of Makrele to the Nothern Gulf of California." Boletín de la Sociedad Botánica de México 32 (1972):1–30.
  • Norris, James N. and Norris, R. E. 1973. "Kallymenia pertusa (Rhodophyceae, Cryptomeniales) from the Gulf of California." Phycologia 12:71–74.
  • Norris, James N. and Abbott, Isabella A. 1972. "Some new records of marine algae from the R/V Proteus cruise to British Columbia." Syesis 5:87–94.
  • Norris, James N. 1971. "Observations on the Genus Blidingia (Chlorophyta) in California." Journal of Phycology 7:145–149.

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  • Norris, James N. and Owsley, Douglas W. 2014. "Benthic aquatic algae: Indicators of recent taphonomic history." in Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton, edited by Owsley, Douglas W. and Jantz, Richard L., 382–392. Peopling of the Americas Publications. College Station: Texas A&M University Press.
  • Krayesky, D. M., del Castillo, E. Meave, Zamudio, E., Norris, James N., and Frederiq, S. 2009. "Diatoms (Bacillariophyta) of the Gulf of Mexico." in Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters and Biota Vol. 1, Biodiversity, edited by Felder, Darryl L. and Camp, David K., 155–186. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press.
  • Adey, Walter H. and Norris, James N. 2005. "Alteration of kelp communities in the northwestern North Atlantic." in Plant Conservation, a natural history approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 161–175.
  • Fredericq, Suzanne and Norris, James N. 1992. "Studies on cylindrical species of Western Atlantic Gracilaria (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta): G. cylindrica Borgensen and G. blodgettii harvey." in Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds, edited by Abbott, Isabella A., 211–231.
  • Abbott, Isabella A., Chiang, M., Fredericq, Suzanne, Norris, James N., Tsuda, Roy T., Xia, B. M., and Yamamoto, H. 1985. "The red alga Gracilaria Greville (Gracilariaceae, Gigartinales): Introduction." in Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds, edited by Abbott, Isabella A. and Norris, James N., 67–68.
  • Abbott, Isabella A., Chiang, M., Fredericq, Suzanne, Norris, James N., Tsuda, Roy T., Xia, B. M., and Yamamoto, H. 1985. "The red alga Gracilaria Greville (Gracilariaceae, Gigartinales): Introduction." in Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds, edited by Abbott, Isabella A. and Norris, James N., 67–68.
  • Doty, Maxwell S. and Norris, James N. 1985. "Euchema species (Solieraceae, Rhodophyta) that are major sources of Carageenan." in Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds, edited by Abbott, Isabella A. and Norris, James N., 47–61. California Sea Grant Prog.
  • Doty, Maxwell S. and Norris, James N. 1985. "Euchema species (Solieraceae, Rhodophyta) that are major sources of Carageenan." in Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds, edited by Abbott, Isabella A. and Norris, James N., 47–61. California Sea Grant Prog.
  • Fredericq, Suzanne and Norris, James N. 1985. "Morpholigical studies on some tropical species of Gracilaria Grev. (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta), I: taxonomic concepts based on reproductive morphology." in Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds, edited by Abbott, Isabella A. and Norris, James N., 137–155. La Jolla, CA: California Sea Grant College Program.
  • Fredericq, Suzanne and Norris, James N. 1985. "Morpholigical studies on some tropical species of Gracilaria Grev. (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta), I: taxonomic concepts based on reproductive morphology." in Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds, edited by Abbott, Isabella A. and Norris, James N., 137–155. La Jolla, CA: California Sea Grant College Program.
  • Norris, James N. 1985. "Observations of Eucheuma J. Agardh (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Gulf of California, Mexico." in Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds, edited by Abbott, Isabella A. and Norris, James N., 63–66.
  • Norris, James N. 1985. "Key and list of the common species of Gracilaria from the Gulf of California, Mexico, with their geographic distribution and references." in Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds, edited by Abbott, Isabella A. and Norris, James N., 93–96.
  • Norris, James N. 1985. "Studies on Gracilaria Grev. (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Gulf of California, Mexico." in Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds, edited by Abbott, Isabella A. and Norris, James N., 123–135.
  • Norris, James N. 1985. "Gracilaria and Polycavernosa from the Caribbean and Florida: key and list of the species that have economic potential." in Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds, edited by Abbott, Isabella A. and Norris, James N., 101–102,113. Sea Grant Prog.
  • Norris, James N. 1985. "Observations of Eucheuma J. Agardh (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Gulf of California, Mexico." in Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds, edited by Abbott, Isabella A. and Norris, James N., 63–66.
  • Norris, James N. 1985. "Key and list of the common species of Gracilaria from the Gulf of California, Mexico, with their geographic distribution and references." in Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds, edited by Abbott, Isabella A. and Norris, James N., 93–96.
  • Norris, James N. 1985. "Studies on Gracilaria Grev. (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Gulf of California, Mexico." in Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds, edited by Abbott, Isabella A. and Norris, James N., 123–135.
  • Norris, James N. 1985. "Gracilaria and Polycavernosa from the Caribbean and Florida: key and list of the species that have economic potential." in Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds, edited by Abbott, Isabella A. and Norris, James N., 101–102,113. Sea Grant Prog.
  • Norris, James N. 1985. "Non-Flowering Plants: Marine Algae [Seri Indian Seaweed Knowledge]." in People of the Desert and Sea: Ethnobotany of the Seri Indians, edited by Felger, R. S. and Moser, M. B., 207–216. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
  • Norris, James N. and Fenical, W. H. 1985. "Natural product chemistry of benthic marine algae: uses in ecology and systematics." in Ecological Field Methods: Macroalgae. Hankbook of Phycological Methods, edited by Littler, Mark M. and Littler, Diane S., 121–145.
  • Norris, James N. and Lewis, S. M. 1985. "Tropical algal morphogenesis: developmental plasticity mediated by herbivore-plant interactions on coral reefs." in Proceedings of the Fifth International Coral Reef Congress, Tahiti, Vol. 2: Abstracts, 267.
  • Norris, James N. and Hay, M. E. 1983. "The relationship between stress and phenology in six sympatric species of Gracilaria Greville (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from the Western Caribbean." in Proceedings of the XIth International Seaweed Symposium, 187.
  • Kapraun, D. F. and Norris, James N. 1982. "The red alga Polysiphonia Greville (Rhodomelaceae) from Carrie Bow Cay and vicinity, Belize." in The Atlantic Barrier Reef Ecosystem at Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, 1: Structure and Communities, edited by Rützler, Klaus and Macintyre, Ian G., 225–238. Smithsonian Contrib. Mar. Sci..
  • Norris, James N. 1982. "Computer mapping in ecological and distribution studies: seasonality in tropical reef communities." in Computers in Research at the Smithsonian, 25.
  • Norris, James N. and Bucher, K. E. 1982. "Marine algae and seagrasses from Carrie Bow Cay, Belize." in The Atlantic Barrier Reef Ecosystem at Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, 1: Structure and Communities, edited by Rützler, Klaus and Macintyre, Ian G., 167–223. Smithsonian Contrib. Mar. Sci..
  • Norris, James N. and Fenical, W. 1982. "Chemical defense in tropical marine algae." in The Atlantic Barrier Reef Ecosystem at Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, 1: Structure and Communities, edited by Rützler, Klaus and Macintyre, Ian G., 417–431. Smithsonian Contrib. Mar. Sci..
  • Norris, James N., Griffith, Peter C., and Adey, Walter H. 1982. "Computer assisted measurement of coral reef community metabolism: watching a rapidly changing biological environment." in Computers in Research at the Smithsonian, 22.
  • Norris, James N. and Kugrens, P. 1982. "Marine rhodophyceae: introduction and bibliography." in Selected Papers in Phycology, II, edited by Rosowski, J. R. and Parker, B. C., 663–670.
  • Norris, James N. 1981. "Physical resources." in Trends, Priorities and Needs in Systematic Biology, edited by Stuessy, T. F. and Thomson, K. S., 36–45.
  • Norris, James N. 1977. "Seri Indian seaweed knowledge: taxonomy, ecology and uses." in American Philosophical Society Year Book, edited by Corner, G. W., 202–206.
  • Norris, James N. 1976. "The green algal genus Blidingia Kylin 1947." in Marine Algae of California, edited by Abbott, Isabella A. and Hollenberg, G. J., 70–73.
  • Norris, James N. 1976. "Reseña Histórica de las Exploraciones Marinas Botánicas en el Golfo de California." in Sonoro: AntropologA-a del Desierto, edited by Braniff, B. and Felger, R. S., 79–84.
  • Norris, James N. 1976. "The green algal genus Enteromorpha Link 1820." in Marine Algae of California, edited by Abbott, Isabella A. and Hollenberg, G. J., 73–77.

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Book
  • Littler, Diane S., Littler, Mark M., Bucher, K. E., and Norris, James N. 1989. Marine plants of the Caribbean, a field guide from Florida to Brazil. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Littler, Diane S., Littler, Mark M., Bucher, Katina E., and Norris, James N. 1989. Marine plants of the Caribbean, a field guide from Florida to Brazil..
  • Abbott, Isabella A. and Norris, James N. 1985. Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. California Sea Grant Program, University of California.
Report
  • Littler, Mark M., Littler, Diane S., Norris, James N., and Bucher, Katina E. 1987. [Report] Recolonization of algal communities following the grounding of the freighter Wellwood on Molasses Reef, Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary. Washington, DC: NOAA, US Department of Commerce, National Ocean Service, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, Marine and Estuarine Management Division. https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/2547.