Jennifer A. Dijkstra

Research Assistant Professor
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Office: School of Marine Science & Ocean Engineering, Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, Durham, NH 03824
A headshot of Jennifer Dijkstra


  • Ph.D., Zoology/Animal Biology, University of New Hampshire
  • M.S., University of Bremen
  • B.A., University of New Brunswick

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 750: Biological Oceanography
  • MEFB 527: Aquatic Animal Diversity
  • ZOOL 750: Biological Oceanography

Selected Publications

O'Brien, B., Mello, K., Litterer, A., & Dijkstra, J. A. (2018). Seaweed structure shapes trophic interactions: A case study using a mid-trophic level fish species. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 506, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2018.05.003

Etnoyer, P. J., Malik, M., Sowers, D., Ruby, C., Bassett, R., Dijkstra, J., . . . Sallis, A. (2018). Working with Video to Improve Deep-Sea Habitat Characterization. OCEANOGRAPHY, 31(1), 64-67. Retrieved from

Dijkstra, J. A., Harris, L. G., Mello, K., Litterer, A., Wells, C., & Ware, C. (2017). Invasive seaweeds transform habitat structure and increase biodiversity of associated species. Journal of Ecology, 105(6), 1668-1678. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12775

Dijkstra, J. A., Westerman, E. L., & Harris, L. G. (2017). Elevated seasonal temperatures eliminate thermal barriers of reproduction of a dominant invasive species: A community state change for northern communities?. Diversity and Distributions, 23(10), 1182-1192. doi:10.1111/ddi.12604

Parrish, C. E., Dijkstra, J. A., O'Neil-Dunne, J. P. M., McKenna, L., & Pe'eri, S. (2016). Post-Sandy Benthic Habitat Mapping Using New Topobathymetric Lidar Technology and Object-Based Image Classification. Journal of Coastal Research, 76, 200-208. doi:10.2112/SI76-017

Dijkstra, J. A., Buckman, K. L., Ward, D., Evans, D. W., Dionne, M., & Chen, C. Y. (2013). Experimental and Natural Warming Elevates Mercury Concentrations in Estuarine Fish. PLoS ONE, 8(3), e58401. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058401

DIJKSTRA, J. E. N. N. I. F. E. R. A., WESTERMAN, E. R. I. C. A. L., & HARRIS, L. A. R. R. Y. G. (2011). The effects of climate change on species composition, succession and phenology: a case study. Global Change Biology, 17(7), 2360-2369. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02371.x

Bullard, S. G., Lambert, G., Carman, M. R., Byrnes, J., Whitlatch, R. B., Ruiz, G., . . . Heinonen, K. (2007). The colonial ascidian Didemnum sp. A: Current distribution, basic biology and potential threat to marine communities of the northeast and west coasts of North America. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 342(1), 99-108. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.020

Dijkstra, J., Harris, L. G., & Westerman, E. (2007). Distribution and long-term temporal patterns of four invasive colonial ascidians in the Gulf of Maine. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 342(1), 61-68. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.015

Dijkstra, J., Sherman, H., & Harris, L. G. (2007). The role of colonial ascidians in altering biodiversity in marine fouling communities. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 342(1), 169-171. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.035

Most Cited Publications