Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Stephanie Bush

Support Scientist
Department / Division
  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley 2009 
  • B.S. Illinois Wesleyan University, 2002
Research Interests

Biodiversity of marine invertebrates, particularly deep-sea and open-ocean species; Ecology of pteropods; Behavioral ecology of deep-sea cephalopods


Pappalardo, Paula, Collins, Allen G., Pagenkopp Lohan, Katrina,M., Hanson, Kate M., Truskey, Sarit B., Jaeckle, William, Ames, Cheryl Lewis, Goodheart, Jessica A., Bush, Stephanie L., Biancani, Leann M., Strong, Ellen E., Vecchione, Michael, Harasewych, M. G., Reed, Karen, Lin, Chan, Hartil, Elise C., Whelpley, Jessica, Blumberg, Jamie, Matterson, Kenan, Redmond, Niamh E., Becker, Allison, Boyle, Michael J., and Osborn, Karen J. 2021. "The role of taxonomic expertise in interpretation of metabarcoding studies." ICES Journal of Marine Science

Janssen, A.W., Bush, S.L., & N. Bednaršek. 2019. "The shelled pteropods of the northeast Pacific Ocean (Mollusca: Heterobranchia, Pteropoda)." Zoosymposia: J. H. McLean Memorial Volume 13:305-346.

Netburn, A.N., Kinsey, J.D., Bush, S.L., Djurhuus, A., Fernandez, J., Hoffman, C.L., McVeigh, D., Twing, K.I., & L. Bagge. 2018. "First HOV Alvin study of the pelagic environment at Hydrographer Canyon (NW Atlantic)." Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 150 (30-40).

Hoving, H.J.T., Bush, S.L., Haddock, S.H.D. & B.H. Robison. 2017. "Bathyal feasting: spawned squid as a source of organic carbon for deep-sea benthic communities." Proceedings of the Royal Society B:Biological Sciences 284(1869):20172096. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2096

Burridge, A.K., Hörnlein, C. Janssen, A.W., Hughes, M., Bush, S.L., Marlétaz, F., Gasca, R. Pierrot-Bults, A.C., Michel, E., Todd, J.A., Young, J.R., Osborn, K.J., Menken, S.B.J., & K.T.C.A. Peijnenburg. 2017. "Time-calibrated molecular phylogeny of pteropods." PLoS ONE 12(6):e0177325.

Hoving, H.J.T., Zeidberg, L.D., Benfield, M.C., Bush, S.L., Robison, B.H., & M. Vecchione. 2013. "First in situ observations of the deep-sea squid Grimalditeuthis bonplandi reveal unique use of tentacles." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 280: 20131463

Bush, S. L. 2012. "Economy of arm autotomy in the mesopelagic squid Octopoteuthis deletron" Young 1972. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 458:133-140.

Bush, S. L., Hoving, H. J. T., Huffard, C. L., Robison, B. R., and L. D. Zeidberg. 2012. "Brooding and sperm storage by the deep-sea squid Bathyteuthis berryi (Cephalopoda: Decapodiformes)." Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Available on CJO2012 doi:10.1017/S0025315411002165.

Hoving, H. J. T., Bush, S. L., and B. H Robison. 2012. "A shot in the dark: Same-sex sexual behavior in a deep-sea squid." Biology Letters. 8(2): 287-290.

Sherlock, R. E., Reisenbichler, K. R., Bush, S. L., Osborn, K. J., and B. H. Robison. 2010. "Near-field zooplankton and ice-face biota of free-drifting Antarctic icebergs." Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 58: 1457-1468.

Bush, S. L., Robison, B. H., and R. L. Caldwell. 2009. "Behaving in the dark: locomotor, chromatic, postural and bioluminescent behaviors of the deep-sea squid Octopoteuthis deletron" Young 1972. Biol. Bull. 216:7-22.

Bush, S. L. and B. H. Robison. 2007. "Ink utilization by mesopelagic squid." Marine Biology. 152(3):485-494.

LaJeunesse, T. C., Lee, S., Bush, S. L., and J. F. Bruno. 2004. "Persistence of non-Caribbean algal symbionts in Indo-Pacific mushroom corals released to Jamaica 35 years ago." Coral Reefs. 24(1):157-159.

Bush, S. L., Precht, W. L., Woodley, J. D., and J. F. Bruno. 2004. "Indo-Pacific mushroom corals found on Jamaican reefs." Coral Reefs. 23(2):234.