Jonathan b. Puritz Jr.


Examining Intrinsic and Extrinsic Effects on the Population Connectivity and Phylogeography of Asterinid Sea Stars




University of Hawaii (2005-2011)

     PhD- Biology, specializing in Ecology,  

     Evolution, and Conservation Biology

Brown University (2001-2005)

     B.S.- Biology (Honors)

Publications: Puritz, J.B., Matz, M. V., Tooen, R. J., Weber, J. N., Bolnick, D. I., Bird, C. E. Comment: Demystifying the RAD fad.  Molecular Ecology. In Press.

Puritz, J. B., Hollenbeck, C. M., Gold, J. R.  dDocent: a RADseq, variant-calling pipeline designed for population genomics of non-model organisms. PeerJ 2:e431

Puritz, J. B., Renshaw, M. A., Abrego, D., Vega, R. R., Gold, J. R. Reproductive variance of brood dams and sires used in restoration enhancement of spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) in Texas bays and estuaries.  North American Journal of Aquaculture. 76:4, 407-414.

Toonen, R. J., Puritz, J. B., Forsman, Z.H., Whitney, J. L., Fernandez-Silva, I., Andrews, K. A., Bird, C. E.  ezRAD: A Simplified Method for Genomic Genotyping in Non-Model Organisms.  PeerJ 1:e203.

Keever, C., Puritz, J. B., Addison, J. A., Byrne, M., Grosberg, R. K., Toonen R. J., Hart, M.W.  Shallow gene pools in the high intertidal: Extreme loss of genetic diversity in viviparous sea stars (Parvulastra).  Biology Letters.  doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0551 (2013).

Andrews, K. R., Perrin, W. F., Oremus, M. Karczmarski, L., Bowen, B. W., Puritz, J. B.,  Toonen, R. J.  The evolving male: spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) ecotypes are divergent at Y chromosome but not mtDNA or autosomal markers.  Molecular Ecology 22: 2408-2423 (2013).

Barbosa, S., Klaten, S., Puritz, J. B., Toonen, R. J., Byrne, M.  Very fine scale population genetic structure of sympatric asterinid sea stars with benthic and pelagic larvae: influence of mating system and dispersal potential.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 108: 821-833 (2013).

Puritz, J. B. and Toonen, R. J.  Next-generation sequencing for high-throughput molecular ecology: a step-by-step protocol for targeted multilocus genotyping by pyrosequencing.  Chapter in Methods in Molecular Biology: Microsatellites.  Volume Editor: Kantartzi, S. K.   Pages 89-99 (2013).

Puritz, J. B., Keever, C. K. Addison, J. A., Byrne, M., Hart, M. W., Grosberg, R. K., Toonen, R. J.  Extraoridinarily rapid life-history divergence between Cryptasterina sea star species.  Proc. Sci. B. 279: 3914 - 3922 (2012) LINK

Puritz, J. B., Addison, J. A., Toonen, R. J. Next-Generation Phylogeography: a targeted approach for multilocus sequencing of non-model organisms.  PLoS One 7(3): DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0034241 (2012) LINK

Puritz, J. B., and Toonen, R. J. Coastal Pollution Limits Pelagic Larval Dispersal. Nature Communications 2: DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1238 (2011). LINK

Toonen, R. J., Andrews, K. R., Baums, I. B., Bird, C. E., Concepcion, G. T., Daley-Engel, T. S., Eble, J. A., Faucci, A., Gaither, M. R., Iacchei, M., Puritz, J. B., Schultz, J. K., Skillings, D. J., Timmers, M. A., Bowen. B. W.  Defining Boundaries for Ecosystem-Based Management: A Multispecies Case Study of Marine Connectivity across the Hawaiian Archipelago. Journal of Marine Biology. DOI: 10.1155/2011/460173 (2011).

Keever, C. C., Sunday, J., Puritz, J. B., Addison, J. A., Toonen, R. J., Grosberg, R. K., Hart, M. W.  Discordant Distributions of Populations and Genetic Variation in a Sea Star with High Dispersal Potential.  Evolution 63(12): 3214-3227 (2009).

Haney, R. A., Dionne, M., Puritz, J. B., Rand, D. M.  The Comparative Phylogeography of East Coast Estuarine Fishes in Formerly Glaciated Sites:  Persistence versus Recolonization in Cyprinodon variegatus ovinus and Fundulus heteroclitus macrolepidotus.  Journal of Heredity 100 (3): 284-296 (2009).

Walker, A. N., Bush, P., Puritz, J., Wilson, T., Chang, E. S., Miller, T., Holloway, K., Horst, M. N. Bioaccumulation and Metabolic Effects of the Endocrine Disruptor Methoprene in the Lobster, Homarus americanus.  Integrative and Comparative Biology 45: 118-126 (2005).