Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Lonny Lundsten
Senior Research Technician

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Research Institute
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Phone: (831) 775-1762
Fax: (831) 775-1620
email: lonny@mbari.org



Education
B.S., Marine and Coastal Ecology, California State University Monterey Bay
M.S., Marine Science, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

Publications
2014
McClain, C.R. and Lundsten, L. (2014) Assemblage structure is related to slope and depth on a deep offshore Pacific seamount chain. Marine Ecology. doi: 10.1111/maec.12136

Taylor J.R., DeVogelaere A.P., Burton E.J., Fey O., Lundsten L., Kuhnz L.A., Whaling P.J., Lovera C., Buck K.R., Barry J.P. (2014) Deep-sea faunal communities associated with a lost intermodal shipping container in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, CA. Mar. Pollut. Bull. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.04.014

Lundsten, L., Reiswig, H.M., and Austin, W.C. (2014). Four new species of Cladorhizidae (Porifera, Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida) from the Northeast Pacific. Zootaxa 3786 (2): 101–123.

Lundsten L (2014) Carnivorous demosponge biology In: McGraw-Hill 2014 Yearbook of Science & Technology. pp. 54-57. McGraw-Hill Inc., New York.

2013
Duffy, Grant A., Lundsten, Lonny, Kuhnz, Linda A., Paull, Charles K. (2013) A comparison of megafaunal communities in five submarine canyons off Southern California, USA. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.06.002

Schlining K, von Thun S, Kuhnz L, Schlining B, Lundsten L, Jacobsen Stout N, Chaney L, and Connor J (2013) Debris in the deep: Using a 22-year video annotation database to survey marine litter in Monterey Canyon, central California, USA. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2013.05.006

2012
Lundsten L, Johnson SB, Cailliet GM, DeVogelaere AP, Clague DA (2012) Morphological, molecular, and in situ behavioral observations of the rare deep-sea anglerfish Chaunacops coloratus (Garman 1899), Order Lophiiformes, in the eastern North Pacific. Deep-Sea Research I 68: 46–53 10.1016/j.dsr.2012.05.012 Web

Lee WL, Reiswig HM, Austin WC, and Lundsten L (2012), An extraordinary new carnivorous sponge, Chondrocladia lyra, in the new subgenus Symmetrocladia (Demospongiae, Cladorhizidae), from off of northern California, USA. Invertebrate Biology 131(4): 259–284. doi: 10.1111/ivb.12001 Web

2011
Yoklavich M, Laidig T, Krigsman L, Taylor A, Watters D, Love M, Lundsten L, and Negrete B (2011) A characterization of the coral and sponge community on Piggy Bank Seamount in Southern California from a survey using a remotely operated vehicle. A report to NOAA Deep-sea Coral Research and Technology Program. August 31, 2011, Santa Cruz, CA.

2010
Lundsten L, Schlining KL, Frasier K, Johnson SB, Kuhnz LA, Harvey JBJ, Clague G, Vrijenhoek RC (2010) Time-series Analysis of Six Whale Fall Communities in Monterey Bay, California, USA. Deep Sea Research Part I 57: 1573–1584 Abstract

Mah C, Nizinski M, Lundsten L (2010) Phylogenetic Revision of the Hippasterinae (Goniasteridae; Asteroidea): Systematics of Deep Sea Corallivores, including one new genus and three new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 160: 266–301 Abstract

Lundsten L, Paull CK, Schlining KL, Ussler W, McGann M (2010) Biological Characterization of a Whalefall Near Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Deep-Sea Research I 57: 918–922 Abstract

McClain CR, Lundsten L, Barry JP, DeVogelaere AP (2010) Assemblage structure, but not diversity or density, change with depth on a northeast Pacific seamount. Marine Ecology 31 (Suppl. 1): 1–12 Abstract

Clague D, Lundsten L, Hein J, Paduan J, Davis A (2010) Spotlight 6: Davidson Seamount. Oceanography 23(1): 126-127 PDF

2009
Lundsten L, McClain CR, Barry JP, Cailliet GM, Clague DA, DeVogelaere AP (2009) Ichthyofauna on Three Seamounts off Southern and Central California, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 389:223-232. Abstract

Williams GC and Lundsten L (2009) The nephtheid soft coral genus Gersemia (Marenzeller, 1878) with the description of a new species from the northeast Pacific and a review of two additional species (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea). Zoologische Mededelingen. Leiden 83 (34): 1067-1081. Open Access Article | PDF | YouTube Movie

Lundsten L, Barry JP, Cailliet GM, Clague DA, DeVogelaere AP, Geller JB (2009) Benthic Invertebrate Communities on Three Seamounts off Southern and Central California, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 374:23-32. Abstract

McClain CR, Lundsten L, Ream M, Barry JP, DeVogelaere AP (2009) Endemicity, Biogeograhy, Composition, and Community Structure On a Northeast Pacific Seamount. PLoS ONE 4(1): e4141. Open Access Article

2008
Burton EJ & Lundsten L (2008) Davidson Seamount Taxonomic Guide. Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Series ONMS-08-08. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Silver Spring, MD. PDF

2007
Foster MS, McConnico LM, Lundsten L, Wadsworth T, Kimball T, Brooks LB, Medina-Lopez M, Riosmena-Rodriguez R, Hernandez-Carmona G, Vasquez-Elizondo RM, Johnson S, Steller DL (2007) Diversity and natural history of a Lithamnion muelleri-Sargassum horridum community in the Gulf of California. Ciencias Marinas 33: 367-384. Abstract

Lundsten L (2007) The Biogeography and Distribution of Megafauna at Three California Seamounts. Master's Thesis. Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. PDF

Lundsten L, Graybeal J, and Stocks K (2007) Metadata Specification for Environmental Images v1.0 PDF

2006
Stoffers P, Worthington TJ, Schwarz-Schampera U, Hannington MD, Massoth GJ, Hekinian R, Schmidt M, Lundsten L, Evans LJ, Vaiomo'unga R, Kerby T (2006) Submarine volcanoes and high-temperature hydrothermal venting on the Tonga arc, southwest Pacific. Geology 34: 453-456. Abstract

Burton EJ and Lundsten L (2006) Biological Characterization at the USS Macon Wreck Site. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Research Technical Report. PDF

2002
Lundsten L (2002) An evaluation of benthic infaunal community change from October 1992 to October 2001. Elkhorn Slough Technical Report Series 2002:2. PDF

Research Cruises

R/V Western Flyer
Southern California 2014 (Vrijenhoek), June 19 - 25, 2014
Monterey Canyon 2014 (Paull), April 14 — 20, 2014
Southern California 2013 (Vrijenhoek), May 18 - 24, 2013
Alarcon Rise, GoC Expedition 2012 (Clague), April 21 - May 1, 2012
Monterey Bay Whale Falls (Vrijenhoek), June 2 - 7, 2011
MBNMS Container Survey (DeVogelaere), March 8 - 10, 2011
Monterey Bay Whale Falls (Vrijenhoek), October 25 - 29, 2010
Taney Seamounts (Clague), August 5 - 13, 2010
Monterey Bay Whale Falls (Vrijenhoek), November 16 - 20, 2009
Monterey Canyon Processes (Paull), June 15 - 20, 2009
Monterey Canyon Wood & Davidson Seamount (Barry), April 15 - 19, 2009
Monterey Bay Whale Falls (Vrijenhoek), March 10 - 13, 2009
Monterey Bay Whale Falls (Vrijenhoek), Dec. 18 - 21, 2007
California Seamounts (Clague), June 17 - 24, 2007
Monterey Bay Whale Falls (Vrijenhoek), Jan. 10 - 13, 2007
Davidson Seamount (DeVogelaere/Barry/BBC), Jan. 26 - Feb. 4, 2006
Monterey Canyon Processes (Paull), March 10 - 16, 2005
Midwater (Haddock), Oct. 4 - 11, 2004
Juan de Fuca Ridge (Stakes), Aug. 30 - Sept. 9, 2004
California Seamounts (Clague), April 27 - May 8, 2004
California Seamounts (Clague), October 11-17, 2003
Midwater (Robison), Sept. 29 - Oct. 4, 2003

R/V Rachel Carson
Octopus collection (Bush), November 14, 2013
Deep ESP (Ussler), October 30, 2013

R/V Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Whale Fall (Vrijenhoek), May 26, 2010
Midwater (Haddock), February 12, 2009
Cliff Search (Haddock), June 3, 2008
Cliff Search 2 (Barry), April 18, 2008
Cliff Search (Barry), April 10, 2008
MARS Cable Environmental Monitoring Program (Barry), January 30, 2008
MARS Cable Environmental Monitoring Program (Barry), December 6, 2007
MBA HD Filming (MBA), October 4, 2004
MBA HD Filming (MBA), January 29, 2003

R/V Zephyr
ESP deployment - March 31, 2011
ESP recovery - April 19, 2010
ESP recovery - June 11, 2009
ESP deployment - May 14, 2009
ESP recovery - April 29, 2009
Davidson Seamount (Clague), AUV Mapping, Oct. 7 - 12, 2006

R/V McArthur II
West Coast Corals 2010, Leg 3 Piggy Bank (Yoklavich) May 27 - July 2, 2010

R/V Ka'imikai-O-Kanaloa
South Tonga (Tofua) Arc Submarine Volcanoes (Stoffers), Pisces IV & V Manned Submersibles, Auckland, NZ - Pago Pago, American Samoa, June 6 - 29, 2005

R/V Alpha Helix
Southeast Alaska (Kvitek) ECOHAB, June 23 - July 15, 1999