Howard Lasker

PhD

Howard Lasker.

Howard Lasker

PhD

Howard Lasker

PhD

Research Areas

Population Ecology, Coral Reef Organisms

Contact Information

602 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-6777

hlasker@buffalo.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 1978. 
  • M.S. Department of Geological Sciences, University of Rochester, 1973. 
  • B.S. Biology/Geology, University of Rochester - with distinction, 1972.

Recent Publications

  • 2015 Joseph, E.O., Carlo, J., Lasker, H.R. Phenotypic Plasticity in Sclerites of the Gorgoniid Octocoral Pseudopterogorgia bipinnata. Hydrobiologia 759:109-118. DOI 10.1007/s10750-014-2153-5 
  • 2015 Lenz, EA. Bramanti, L. Lasker, H.R., Edmunds, P.J. Long-term variation of octocoral populations in St. John, US Virgin Islands. Coral Reefs 34:1099-1109 
  • 2015 Lasker H.R. and I. Porto-Hannes, Population structure among octocoral adults and recruits identifies scale dependent patterns of population isolation in The Bahamas. PeerJ 3:e1019; DOI 10.7717/peerj.1019 
  • 2016 Edmunds, P.J., Tsounis, G., Lasker, H.R. Differential distribution of octocorals and scleractinians around St. John and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Hydrobiologia 767 347-360 
  • 2016 Gambrel, B., Lasker, H.R. Interactions in the canopy among Caribbean reef octocorals. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 546: 85–95 
  • 2016 Coelho, M.G., Lasker, H.R. S. Goffredo, Z. Dubinsky (eds.), The Cnidaria, Past, Present and Future, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland p 291-315 
  • 2016 Edmunds, P.J., Lasker, H.R. Cryptic regime shift in benthic community structure on shallow reefs in St. John, US Virgin Islands. Marine Ecology Progress Ser. 559:1-12 (featured article) 
  • 2016 Coelho M.A.G., Lasker H.R. Larval behavior and settlement dynamics of a ubiquitous Caribbean octocoral and its implications for dispersal. Marine Ecology Progress Ser. 561:109-121

 

For more of Dr. Lasker's work, see the Buffalo Undersea Reef Research Group