Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Valerie Paul

Head Scientist
Education
  • B.A., University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Ph.D., University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Research Interests

Marine chemical ecology, marine plant-herbivore interactions, coral reef ecology, marine cyanobacteria, harmful algal blooms, and marine natural products.

Publications
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Book Chapter
  • Pawlik, Joseph R., Amsler, Charles D., Ritson-Williams, Raphael, McClintock, James B., Baker, Bill J., and Paul, Valerie J. 2013. "Marine Chemical Ecology: A Science Born of Scuba." In Research and Discoveries: The Revolution of Science through Scuba. Lang, Michael A., Marinelli, Roberta L., Roberts, Susan J., and Taylor, Phillip R., editors. 53–69. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. In Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences, 39.
  • Fong, Peggy and Paul, Valerie J. 2011. "Coral Reef Algae." In Coral Reefs: An Ecosystem in Transition. Dubinsky, Zvy and Stambler, Noga, editors. 241–272. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.
  • Kuffner, Ilsa B., Paul, Valerie J., Ritson-Williams, Raphael, Hickey, T. D., and Walters, Linda J. 2009. "Reef communities in the Dry Tortugas (Florida, USA): Baseline surveys for the new no-take area." In Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 7-11 July 2008. Reigl, B. M. and Dodge, R. E., editors. 311–315.
  • Paul, Valerie J., Piraino, Julianne, and Diederick, Laura. 2009. "Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce: 38 years of research on the marine biodiversity of Florida." 25–41. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. In Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.01960768.38.25.
  • Ritson-Williams, Raphael, Arnold, Suzanne, Fogarty, Nicole, Steneck, Robert S., Vermeij, Mark, and Paul, Valerie J. 2009. "New perspectives on ecological mechanisms affecting coral recruitment on reefs." 437–457. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. In Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.01960768.38.437.
  • Kuffner, Ilsa B., Paul, Valerie J., Ritson-Williams, Raphael, Hickey, T. D., and Walters, Linda J. 2008. "Reef communities in the Dry Tortugas (Florida, USA): Baseline surveys for the new no-take area." In Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium. 311–315. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.: National Coral Reef Institute.
  • Paul, Valerie J. 2008. "Global warming and cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms." In Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: State of the Science and research Needs. Hudnell, H. K., editor. 239–257. Berlin: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 619, Springer.
  • Perovich, G., Dortch, Q., Goodrich, J., Berger, P. S., Brooks, J., Evens, T. J., Gobler, C. J., Graham, J., Hyde, J., Karner, D., O'Shea, D., Paul, Valerie J., Paerl, H., Piehler, M., Rosen, B. H., Santelmann, M., Tester, P., and Westrick, J. 2008. "Causes, prevention and mitigation." In Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: State of the Science and research Needs. Hudnell, H. K., editor. 185–215. Berlin: Springer. In Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 619.
  • Pitlik, Todd J. and Paul, Valerie J. 1997. "Effects of toughness, calcite level, and chemistry of crustose coralline algae (Rhodophyta, Corallinales) on grazing by the parrotfish Chlorurus sordidus." In Proceedings of the 8th International Coral Reef Symposium. Lessios, H. A. and Macintyre, I. G., editors. 701–706. 1