You are here: GulfBase > People > Dr. Jan H. Landsberg
GulfBase Resource Database for Gulf of Mexico Research Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies
Gulfbase Twitter Account  Gulfbase Facebook Account
Home
Upcoming Events
Institutions & Organizations
People
Projects & Programs
Bays & Estuaries
Reefs, Banks & Islands
Environmental Issues
Assets
General Facts
about the Gulf
Exploration History
Other Online Resources
Electronic Books
Mexican Coral Reef Species Checklist
InfoHub
BioGoMx


Site Search:
Dr. Jan H. Landsberg

Source: http://www.floridamarine.org (20 May, 2004)

Institution(s) / Organization(s):
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)


Dr. Landsberg is interested in identifying various species of harmful algae and determining the potential role of biotoxins that are involved in both acute and chronic mortality of aquatic organisms. She has been involved in studying the role of K. brevis in marine mammal mortality and has begun to look at the relationships between turtle strandings and red tide events. Dr. Landsberg's hope is to determine the ecological and epizootical relationships between harmful algal blooms and mortality and disease in aquatic organisms. The determination of spatial and temporal trends in red tide distribution, in relation to mortality and disease in aquatic organisms, is an important, relatively unexplored area of research.

Dr. Landsberg is also interested in the long-term effects of chronic exposure of biotoxins on public health. Potential projects include documenting the distribution of dinoflagellates in Florida waters in relation to ulcerative diseases in fish; papillomas in turtles; tumors in fish and shellfish; and investigating the pathology, disease suscepbility, or immunosuppressive effects of biotoxin exposure in aquatic organisms.


Area of Expertise / Interest:
Harmful Algae

Preferred Language:   English

Mailing Address:
Florida Marine Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-5095
USA
Telephone: +1 727-896-8626 ext. 3100
E-mail: jan.landsberg@MyFWC.com

Keywords:   Alga, Biotoxin, Turtle, Stranding, Red-tide, Harmful algal blooms , Dinoflagellate, Disease


Protected Area: Change your Password Edit your GulfBase Record
Forgot your Username or Password?
GulfBase is a project of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
To give proper credit to the original authors, please cite information taken from GulfBase by the original source as displayed.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi To cite GulfBase, use: F. Moretzsohn, J.A. Sánchez Chávez, and J.W. Tunnell, Jr., Editors. 2014. GulfBase: Resource Database for Gulf of Mexico Research. World Wide Web electronic publication. http://www.gulfbase.org, 24 October 2014.
You are visitor Counter since October 15, 2002. GulfBase Team   Contact Info