Nadine Lysiak, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biology

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Education

PhD, Boston University
MA, Boston University
BA, Gustavus Adolphus College (Biology & History)

Affiliations

Research Associate, New England Aquarium
Guest Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Faculty & Research Mentor, Shoals Marine Laboratory

Research Interests

  • Marine Ecology
  • Marine Mammal Science
  • Zooplankton Biology
  • Stable Isotope Geochemistry
  • Stress & Reproductive Physiology
  • Conservation Biology
  • History of American Whaling

Current Research

Foraging ecology & ecophysiology of baleen whales

Population biology of seals at Isles of Shoals

Recent Publications

Lysiak, N.S., S.J. Trumble, A.R. Knowlton, and M.J. Moore. 2018. Characterizing the duration and severity of fishing gear entanglement on a North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) using stable isotopes, steroid and thyroid hormones in baleen. Frontiers in Marine Science 5:168, doi:10.3389/fmars.2018.00168.

Hunt, K.E, N.S. Lysiak, C.J.D. Matthews, C. Lowe, F. Ajo, D. Dillon, C. Willing, M. Heide-Jørgensen, S. Ferguson, M.J. Moore, and C.L. Buck. 2018.  Multi-year patterns in testosterone, cortisol, and corticosterone in baleen from adult males of three whale species.  Conservation Physiology 6(1), doi:10.1093/conphys.coy049.

Hunt, K.E, N.S. Lysiak, J. Robbins, M.J. Moore, R.E. Seton, L. Torres, and C.L. Buck. 2017. Multiple steroid and thyroid hormones detected in baleen from eight whale species. Conservation Physiology 5(1), doi:10.1093/conphys/cox061.

Baumgartner, M.F., F.W. Wenzel, N.S. Lysiak, and M.R. Patrician.  2017. North Atlantic right whale foraging ecology and its role in human-caused mortality. Marine Ecology Progress Series 581:165-181, doi:10.3354/meps12315.
 
Hunt, K.E, N.S. Lysiak, M.J. Moore, and R.M. Rolland. 2017. Multi-year longitudinal profiles of cortisol and corticosterone recovered from baleen of North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis). General and Comparative Endocrinology 254:50-59, doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2017.09.009.

Norman, S.A., Z.C. Winfield, B.H. Rickman, S. Usenko, M. Klope, S. Berta, S. Dubpernell, H. Garrett, M.J. Adams, D. Lambourn, J. Huggins, N.S. Lysiak, R. Sanders, and S.J. Trumble. 2017.  Persistent organic pollutant and hormone levels in a harbor porpoise with B-cell lymphoma. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 72:596-605, doi:10.1007/s00244-017-0404-y.

Recent Professional Activity, Presentations, & Posters

Matthews C.J.D., N. S. Lysiak, C.A. Hornby, M.P. Heide-Jørgensen, and S.H. Ferguson. 2019. Baleen hormone cycles inform reproductive histories of female bowhead whales.  International Society of Wildlife Endocrinology Conference, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

#Veo, J., #J. Berube, A. Bogomolni, N.S. Lysiak, and L. Sette. 2019. Characterizing the diet of stranded harbor seals (Phoca vitulina vitulina) and comparing to local fisheries in the Gulf of Maine. Greater Atlantic Regional Stranding Conference, Freeport, ME.

#Berube, J., #J. Veo, K. Pugliares, N.S. Lysiak, L. Sette, and A. Bogomolni. 2018. Dietary trends of stranded harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) and local fisheries in the Gulf of Maine.  Regional Association for Research on the Gulf of Maine, Portland, ME. (poster)

#Veo, J., #J. Berube, A. Bogomolni, N.S. Lysiak, and L. Sette.  2018. Characterizing the diet of stranded harbor seals (Phoca vitulina concolor) in the Gulf of Maine. Regional Association for Research on the Gulf of Maine, Portland, ME. (poster)

#Tommasi, K., A. Bogomolni, N.S. Lysiak, and L. Sette. 2018. The interspecific interactions and habitat preferences of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina concolor) and gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) on Duck Island and Ledges, ME.  Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium, New Bedford, MA.

R.M. Rolland, N.S. Lysiak, K.M. Graham, K.E. Hunt, R. Stimmelmayr, R.E. Suydam, R. Hannigan, and J.C. George.  2018. Longitudinal calving history of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) is recorded in baleen progesterone. International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine Meeting, Long Beach, CA.

Lysiak, N.S., S.J. Trumble, A.R. Knowlton, and M.J. Moore. 2017. Chemical profiles of right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) baleen show a new understanding of fishing gear entanglement severity and duration . 22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax, Canada.

Rolland, R.M., N.S. Lysiak, K.M. Graham, K.E. Hunt, R. Stimmelmayer, R.E. Suydam, R. Hannigan, R. Fuller, and J.C. George.  2017. Baleen progesterone documents over a decade of past calving events in bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus).  22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax, Canada.

Hunt, K.E, N. S. Lysiak, J. Robbins, M.J. Moore, R.E. Seton, L. Torres, and C.L. Buck. 2017. Multiple steroid and thyroid hormones detected in baleen from eight whale species. 22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax, Canada.

Baumgartner, M.F., F. Wenzel, N.S. Lysiak, and M.R. Patrician. 2017. North Atlantic right whale foraging ecology and its role in mediating human-caused mortality. 22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax, Canada. (poster)

#Tommasi, K., A. Bogomolni, L. Sette, and N.S. Lysiak.  2017. The interspecific interactions and habitat preferences of harbor (Phoca vitulina) and gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) on Duck Island and ledges, ME. Regional Association for Research on the Gulf of Maine, Portland, ME. (poster)

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    Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., In-Person
    Fridays All Day by Appointment, via Zoom
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Courses Taught

BIO-L114 Organismal Biology Laboratory
BIO 204A Introduction to Marine Mammals
BIO 259A Biology of Whales
BIO-333 Ecology
BIO-L333 Ecology Laboratory