Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Julio Harvey, Ph.D
Senior Research Technician, RDS
Molecular Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Phone: (831) 775-1789
Fax: (831) 775-1620
email: jharvey@mbari.org

Julio is a molecular ecologist and evolutionary biologist currently developing molecular probes to detect zooplankton and phytoplankton (in particular, harmful algal bloom forming species), in water samples collected by robotic platforms in the Monterey Bay, including the Dorado Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (http://www.mbari.org/AUV/) and the Environmental Sample Processor (http://www.mbari.org/esp/).  Julio’s research in the Vrijenhoek laboratory (http://www.mbari.org/staff/vrijen/) integrates molecular genetics with robot-mediated high spatial and temporal resolution sampling of physical and biological features (e.g., intermediate nepheloid layers, upwelling fronts, phytoplankton blooms) and associated environmental contextual data.  This work falls under MBARI’s Controlled, Agile and Novel, Observing Network (CANON) initiative (http://www.mbari.org/canon/), and highlights the ability of robotic platforms to monitor planktonic organisms and characterize their relationship to the environment in unique ways, previously impossible using traditional means.  Additional work includes the population genetics and ecology of copepods and other invertebrate species

Curriculum Vitae

MBARI homepage news report on research work led by Julio:
http://www.mbari.org/news/homepage/2012/esp-zooplankton/esp-zooplankton.html

Research Interests
Marine resource conservation, ecosystem level fisheries biology, molecular target detection, dispersal and distribution of marine zooplankton (e.g., invertebrate larvae, copepods) and phytoplankton (e.g., diatoms, dinoflagellates, prymnesiophytes), coevolution of marine symbioses.

Education
2004 University of California Santa Cruz, Ph.D., Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)

1996 University of California Berkeley, B.S., Department of Integrative Biology (IB)

1994-1995 Lunds Universitette, Sweden.  University of California Education Abroad Program

Presentations
2013 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. Harvey, J. B. J., J. P. Ryan and Y. Zhang. Autonomous detection, Lagrangian tracking, and sampling of coastal upwelling fronts for targeted studies of plankton ecology.

2012 10th International Larval Biology Symposium, Berkeley, California. Harvey, J. B. J., J. P. Ryan and Y. Zhang. Autonomous, robotic collection and molecular detection of invertebrate larvae from surface waters of Monterey Bay, California.

2012 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. Harvey, J. B. J, J. P. Ryan, Y. Zhang, R. Marin III, K. Rajan, J. G. Bellingham, M. A. McManus, G. J. Doucette, F. P. Chavez and C. A. Scholin. An  Interdisciplinary, multi-scale approach to monitoring the development and succession of harmful algal bloom communities in the Monterey bay.

2011 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Harvey, J. B. J., J. P. Ryan, R. Marin III, J. Robidart, C. Preston, N. Alvarado, Y. Zhang, R. McEwen, F. Py, J. G. Bellingham, K. Rajan, F. Chavez, C. A. Scholin and R. C. Vrijenhoek. Two robotic platforms for molecular detection of marine zooplankton, phytoplankton, bacterioplankton and HAB phycotoxins: A multi-trophic level approach.

2011 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California. Zhang, Y., J. Ryan, J. G. Bellingham, J. B. J. Harvey, R. McEwen, F. Chavez and C. A. Scholin. Classification of water masses and targeted sampling of ocean plankton populations by an autonomous underwater vehicle.

2011 6th Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S., Austin, Texas. Birch, J., J. B. J. Harvey, J. Ryan, C. Preston, R. Marin III, E. Demir, B. Roman, S. Jensen, D. Pargett, G. Doucette, F. Chavez and C. A. Scholin. Sampling harmful algal blooms on the fly: Using an array of ocean observing tools to track suspected harmful algal blooms in real-time.

2010 17th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, San Diego, California. Invited Speaker: Molecular Techniques and Applications to AIS Monitoring and Detection. Harvey, J. B. J., R. Marin III, J. P. Ryan, N. Alvarado, S. B. Johnson, C. Preston, C. A. Scholin and R. C. Vrijenhoek. Using two robotic platforms developed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) for molecular detection and monitoring of marine invertebrate larvae and major copepod groups in situ.

2010 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California. Zhang, Y., R. McEwen, J. P. Ryan, J. G. Bellingham, J. B. J. Harvey and R. C. Vrijenhoek. Acquiring peak samples from phytoplankton thin layers and intermediate nepheloid layers by an autonomous underwater vehicle with adaptive triggering.

2010 FORAMS International Symposium on Foraminifera, Bonn, Germany. McGann, M., R. C. Vrijenhoek, S. Johnson, J. B. J. Harvey, C. K. Paull, W. Ussler III and L. Lundsten. Foraminiferal response to whalefalls in the northeastern Pacific Ocean.

2009 6th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, Portland, Oregon. Invited Speaker: Advances in Detection — the development of molecular tools for detection and monitoring. Harvey, J. B. J., N. Alvarado, S. Johnson, R. Marin III, C. Preston, J. P. Ryan, C. A. Scholin and R. C. Vrijenhoek. Molecular detection of marine invertebrate larvae and major copepod groups in situ using robotic devices developed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).

2008 8th International Larval Biology Symposium IPIMAR, Lisbon, Portugal. Harvey, J. B. J., M. Hoy and R. Rodriguez. Molecular detection of native and invasive invertebrate larvae from ballast and open waters.

2006 14th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Key Biscayne, Florida. Harvey, J. B. J., R. Rodriguez and M. Hoy. A molecular diagnostic approach to the detection and management of marine invasive species from ballast water.

2005 10th Annual National Hispanic Sustainable Energy and Environmental Conference, Seattle, Washington. Invited Speaker. Harvey, J. B. J. Water is life: Preserving and managing this vital resource for the future.

2005 Puget Sound Action Team (PSAT) Meeting (August 9th), Washington State Ballast Water Work Group, Marrowstone Marine Field Station, Nordland, Washington. Harvey, J. B. J., R. Rodriguez and M. Hoy. Using molecular diagnostic tools for ballast water management and monitoring of invasive species in Puget Sound.

2005 Puget Sound Georgia Basin Research Conference, Seattle, Washington. Harvey, J. B. J., R. Rodriguez, M. Hoy, R. Redman and N. Elder. Development of molecular diagnostic tools to assess the introduction, establishment and ecology of invasive species in Puget Sound.

2002 Annual meeting of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and Botanical Society of America (BSA), Madison, Wisconsin. Harvey, J. B. J. and L. J. Goff. Intraspecific genetic variation in H. irritans, a fungal endosymbiont of marine brown algae on the North American Pacific coast.

2002 Annual meeting of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and Botanical Society of America (BSA), Madison, Wisconsin. Harvey, J. B. J. and L. J. Goff. 18S based taxonomy and intraspecific ITS sequence variation in the marine fungal endosymbiont Haloguignardia irritans infecting Cystoseira osmundacea along the Californian coast.

1999 XVI International Botanical Congress, St. Louis, Missouri. Hofstra, T. S. and J. B. J. Harvey. Amplification and sequencing of eubacterial 16S rDNA from wetwood of black cottonwood.

Publications
Ryan, J. P., M. A. McManus, R. M. Kudela, M. Lara Artigas, J. G. Bellingham, F. P. Chavez, G. Doucette, D. Foley, M. Godin, J. B. J. Harvey, R. Marin III, M. Messié, C. Mikulski, T. Pennington, F. Py, K. Rajan, I. Shulman, Z. Wang, Y. Zhang (in press 2014). Boundary influences on HAB phytoplankton ecology in a stratification-enhanced upwelling shadow. Deep-Sea Research II. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.01.017.

Harvey, J. B. J. (in press 2014). A 96–well plate format for detection of marine zooplankton with the sandwich hybridization assay. In: Stricker, S.A. and D. Carroll (Eds.), Methods in Molecular Biology: Developmental biology of the sea urchin and other marine invertebrates. Humana Press Inc., New York.

Harvey, J. B. J., A. F. Djunaedi and R. C. Vrijenhoek (2013). Validation of a sandwich hybridization assay for marine copepod detection. Journal of Experimental Molecular Biology and Ecology 446: 306–310.

Johnson, S.B., Y-J. Won, J. B. J. Harvey and R. C. Vrijenhoek (2013). A hybrid zone between Bathymodiolus mussel lineages from eastern Pacific hydrothermal vents. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13: 21. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-21

Zhang, Y., J. P. Ryan, J. G. Bellingham, J. B. J. Harvey and R. S. McEwen (2012). Autonomous detection and sampling of water types and fronts in a coastal upwelling system by an autonomous underwater vehicle. Limnology Oceanography: Methods 10:  934–951.

Harvey, J. B. J., Y. Zhang and J. P. Ryan (2012). AUVs for ecological studies of marine plankton communities: Intelligent algorithms on Dorado and Tethys AUVs enable precise water sampling for plankton research. Sea Technology September 2012: 51–54.

Harvey, J. B. J., J. P. Ryan, R. Marin III, C. M. Preston, N. Alvarado, C. A. Scholin and R. C. Vrijenhoek (2012). Robotic sampling, in situ monitoring and molecular detection of marine zooplankton. Journal of Experimental Molecular Biology and Ecology 413: 60–70.

Lundsten, L., K. L. Schlining, K. Frasier, S. B. Johnson, L. Kuhnz, J. B. J. Harvey, G. Clague and R. C. Vrijenhoek (2010). Time-series analysis of six whale fall communities in Monterey Bay, California, USA. Deep Sea Research I 57: 1573–1584.

Ryan, J. P., S. B. Johnson, A. Sherman, K. Rajan, F. Py, H. Thomas, J. B. J. Harvey, L. Bird, J. D. Paduan and R. C. Vrijenhoek (2010). Mobile autonomous process sampling within coastal ocean observing systems. Limnology and Oceanography Methods 8: 394–402.

Harvey, J. B. J. and L. J. Goff (2010). Genetic covariation of the marine fungal symbiont Haloguignardia irritans (Ascomycota, Pezizomycotina) with its algal hosts Cystoseira and Halidrys (Phaeophyceae, Fucales) along the west coast of North America. Fungal Biology 114: 82–95.

Harvey, J. B. J., M. S. Hoy and R. Rodriguez (2009). Molecular detection of native and invasive marine invertebrate larvae present in ballast and open water environmental samples collected in Puget Sound. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 369: 93–99.

Harvey, J. B. J. and L. J. Goff (2006). A reassessment of species boundaries in Cystoseira and Halidrys (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) along the North American west coast. Journal of Phycology 42: 707–720.

 

Last updated: Feb. 06, 2014