Sarah Gerken

Professor
Biological Sciences
CPSB 301G
907.786.6886
sagerken@alaska.edu
http://afsag.uaa.alaska.edu

Education

  • B.A. in Marine Biology, 1992, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • M.S. in Marine Science, 1995, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Ph.D. in Oceanography, 2000, University of Maine, Orono 

Research Interests

My current research interests are centered on Crustaceans, mostly in the order Cumacea, although I have worked with leptostracans and mysids. The majority of my publications are in taxonomy and systematics, although phylogeny, biogeography, functional morphology and ecology are enduring interests.  

Publications

1. Gerken, S., L. Watling, & I. P. Williams.  1997.  “The order Mysidacea” in Taxonomic Atlas of the Benthic Fauna of the Santa Maria Basin and Western Santa Barbara Channel, vol. 10, pp. 123-142.  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA.

2. Gerken, S. & L. Watling.  1998.  Diastylis tongoyensis, a new diastylid (Crustacea: Cumacea) from the northern central coast of Chile, with an amendment to the description of Diastylis crenellata Watling & McCann 1997.  Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 111(4) 857-874.

3. Gerken, S.  1999.  Case 3078:  Diastylis Say 1818 (Crustacea, Cumacea): proposed designation of Cuma rathkii Krøyer, 1841 as the type species.  Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 56(3) 174-176.

4. Gerken, S. & L. Watling.  1999. Cumacea (Crustacea) of the Faroe Island Region.  Frodskaparrit  47 199-227.

5. Watling, L. & S. Gerken.  1999.  Leucon (Crymoleucon) noerrevangi, a new species of leuconid (Cumacea: Crustacea) from the Faroe Islands.  Sarsia 84(5) 437-444.

6. Watling, L. & S. Gerken.  1999.  Two new cumacean (Crustacea) species from the deep South Atlantic.  Zoosystema 21(4) 661-669.

7. Gerken, S., L. Watling, &  A. B. Klitgaard.  2000. Contumacious Beasts: A story of two Diastylidae (Cumacea) from Arctic waters.  Journal of Crustacean Biology 20 (1) 31-43.

8. *Gerken, S. & J. Gross.  2000.  Gynodiastylis laciniacristatus, sp. nov.  (Crustacea: Cumacea) from Australia.  Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 113 (1) 95-103.

9. Watling, L. & Gerken, S.  2001.  Humesiana, a remarkable new cumacean genus from the Caribbean Sea.  Journal of Crustacean Biology 21 (1) 243-248.

10. Gerken, S.  2001.  The Gynodiastylidae.  Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 59 (1) 1-276.  Available as pdf: http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/memoirs/v59no1.asp

11. *Gerken, S. & H. Ryder.  2002.  Campylaspis rex, sp. nov. (Crustacea: Cumacea) from New Zealand.  Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 115(2) 412-418.

12. Gerken, S.  2002.  A new species of Vemakylindrus (Crustacea: Cumacea: Diastylidae) from California.  Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 115(2) 419-425.

13. Gerken, S. & J. Lowry.  2003.  The Gynodiastylidae.  DELTA database and INTKEY illustrated, interactive key to the cumacean family Gynodiastylidae.  Crustacea.net, afsag.uaa.alaska.edu

14. Watling, L., Gerken, S., Haye, Lowry, J.  2003.  The Cumacea.  DELTA database and INTKEY illustrated, interactive key to the crustacean order Cumacea.  Crustacea.net, afsag.uaa.alaska.edu

15. Gerken, S.  2005.  Two new Diastylidae (Crustacea: Cumacea) from California, collected by the R/V Velero IV. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118 (2) 270-284.

16. Gerken, S.  2005.  Two new cumaceans (Crustacea: Peracarida) from Cook Inlet, Alaska.  Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington  118 (4) 674-691.

17. Haye, P. A. & S. Gerken.  2005.  A new species of Cumacea (Crustacea: Peracarida) from Chile, Lamprops kensleyiProceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118 (1) 30-37.

18. Watling, L. & S. Gerken.  2005.  The Cumacea of the Faroes Islands region: Water mass relationships and North Atlantic biogeography.  Annales Societatis Scientiarum Færoensis Supplementum XXXXI: BIOFAR Proceedings 2005 137-149.

19. McCarthy, A.M., S. Gerken, G.P. McCormack, D. McGrath.  2006.  Monopseudocuma a new genus from the North East Atlantic and redescription of Pseudocuma gilsoni Băcescu, 1950 (Cumacea: Pseudocumatidae).  Zootaxa 1203 39-56.

20. Gerken, S. & P.A. Haye.  2007.  A new Chilean cumacean, Anchistylis watlingi, sp. nov.  Journal of Crustacean Biology 27(1) 140-148.

21. Gerken, S. & A. McCarthy.   2007.  A redescription of Chalarostylis elegans Norman 1879.  Journal of Crustacean Biology 27(1) 149-153.

22. Gerken, S. & A. Lörz.  2007.  Colurostylis castlepointensis, a new shallow –water diastylid (Crustacea: Cumacea) from New Zealand.  Zootaxa 1520 37-49.

23. Gerken, S. & A. McCarthy.  2008.  Kerguelenica petrescui  sp. nov. (Crustacea: Cumacea), a new species from Australian waters.  Journal of Crustacean Biology 28 (3) 564-571.

24. Gerken, S.  2009.  Two new Cumella (Crustacea: Cumacea: Nannastacidae) from the North Pacific, with a key to the North Pacific CumellaZootaxa 2149 50-61.

25.  Gerken, S.  2009.  Paralamprops poorei, sp. nov. (Crustacea: Cumacea: Lampropidae), a new Australian cumacean.  Memoirs of the Museum Victoria 66 (1) 17-25.

26.  Gerken, S.  2010.  Watlingia, a new genus (Crustacea: Cumacea: Lampropidae) from the waters of New Zealand.  Journal of Crustacean Biology 30(2) 296-306.

27. Ahyong, S.T., J.K. Lowry, M. Alonso, R.N. Bamber, G.A. Boxshall, P. Castro, S. Gerken, G.D. Karaman, J.W. Goy, D.S. Jones, K. Meland, D.C. Rogers, J. Svavarsson. 2011. Subphylum Crustacea Brünnich, 1772. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa Monograph, pp. 165-191. 

28. Akiyama, T. & S. Gerken. 2012. The cumacean (Crustacea: Peracarida) genus Petalosarsia  (Pseudocumatidae) from the Pacific Ocean.  Zootaxa 3320 1-35.

29. Gerken, S. 2012. New Zealand Ceratocumatidae and Nannastacidae. Zootaxa Monograph 3524 1-124. ISSN 1175-5326 (print), ISSN 1175-5334 (online). urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7FB59949-FD45-4F28-9B48-B6752C67F3D5 http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2012/f/zt03524p124.pdf

30. Ward Appeltans, MSci; Shane T Ahyong ; Gary Anderson; Martin V Angel; Tom Artois; Magdalena Blazowicz-Paszkowycz; Phil Bock; Geoff Boxshall ; Christopher B Boyko; Simone Nunes Brandão; Rod A Bray; Niel L Bruce; Stephen D Cairns; Tin-Yam Chan; Lanna Chan; Allen G Collins; Thomas Cribb; Marco Curini-Galletti; Farid Dahdouh‐Guebas; Peter Davie; Michael Dawson; Olivier De Clerck; Decock Wim; SammyDe Grave; Nicole J de Voogd; Daryl P Domning; Christian Emig; Christer Erséus; William Eschmeyer;Kristian Fauchald; Daphne G Fautin; Stephen W Feist; Charles Fransen; Hidetaka Furuya; Oscar Garcia-Alvarez; Sarah Gerken; David Gibson; Arjan Gittenberger; Serge Gofas; Liza Gomez-Daglio; Dennis Gordon; Michael D Guiry; Francisco Hernandez; Bert Hoeksema; Russ Hopcroft; Damià Jaume; Paul Kirk; Nico Koedam; Stefan Koenemann; Jürgen B Kolb; Reinhardt M Kristensen; Andreas Kroh; Gretchen Lambert; David B Lazarus; Rafael Lemaitre; Matt Longshaw; Jim Lowry; Enrique Macpherson; Laurence P Madin; Christopher Mah; Gill Mapstone; Patsy McLaughlin; Jan Mees; Kenneth Meland; Charles Messing; Claudia Mills; Tina Molodtsova; Rich Mooi; Birger Neuhaus; Peter Ng; Claus Nielsen; Jon Norenburg; Dennis Opresko; Masayuki Osawa; Gustav Paulay; William Perrin; John Pilger; Gary Poore; Phil Pugh; Geoffrey Read; James Reimer; Marc Rius; Rosana Rocha; José Saiz-Salinas; Victor Scarabino; Bernd Schierwater; Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa; Kareen Schnabel; Marilyn Schotte;  Peter Schuchert; Enrico Schwabe; Hendrik Segers; Caryn Self-Sullivan; Noa Shenkar; Volker Siegel; Wolfgang Sterrer; Sabine Stöhr; Billie Swalla; Mark Tasker; Erik Thuesen; Tarmo Timm; Antonio Todaro; Xavier Turon; Seth Tyler; Peter Uetz; Jacob van der Land; Bart Vanhoorne; Leen van Ofwegen; Rob van Soest; Jan Vanaverbeke; Genefor Walker-Smith; T. Walter; Alan Warren; Gary Williams; Simon Wilson; Mark J. Costello. 2012. The Magnitude of Global Marine Biodiversity. Current Biology 22 1-14.

31. Gerken, S. 2013. New Zealand Bodotriidae (Crustacea: Cumacea). Zootaxa 3630 (1) 1-38. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2013/f/zt03630p038.pdf

32. Gerken, S. 2014. Eleven new species and a new genus of Diastylidae (Crustacea: Cumacea) from Australia and one new species from Canada. Records of the Australian Museum 66 (1): 1-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.3853/j.2201-4349.66.2014.1601

33. Zhang, Y-B, S. Gerken, X-S. Chen. 2014. A replacement name for Dayus Gerken, 2001 (Crustacea, Peracarida, Cumacea), preoccupied by Dayus Mahmood, 1967 (Insecta, Hemiptera, Cicadellidae). Zookeys 414: 137-138

34. J.W. Martin & S. Gerken. 2014. “Cumacea” in: J.W. Martin, J. Oleson, J. Hoeg eds. The Atlas of Crustacean Larvae, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

35. Poore, G.C.B., L. Avery, M. Blazewicz-Paskowycz, J. Browne, N.L. Bruce, S. Gerken. C. Glasby, E. Greaves, A.W. McCallum, D. Staples, A. Syme, J. Taylor, G. Walker-Smith, M. Warne, C. Watson, A. Williams, R.S. Wilson, S. Woolley. 2014. Invertebrate diversity of the unexplored marine western margin of Australia: taxonomy and implications for biogeography. Marine Biodiversity. DOI 10.1007/s12526-014-0255-y

36. McCallum, A., S. Woolley, M. Blazewicz-Paskowycz, J. Browne, S. Gerken, R. Kloser, G.C.B. Poore, A. Williams, R. Wilson, D. Staples, A. Syme, J. Taylor, G. Walker-Smith. 2014. Productivity enhances benthic species richness along an oligotrophic Indian Ocean continental margin. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 1-10. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12255

37. Gerken, S., L. Watling. 2015. Platycuma bamberconfabulor n. sp. (Crustacea, Cumacea, Nannastacidae) from Antarctica, with a note on the gut of Platycuma. Zootaxa 3995 (1): 133-137. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3995.1.13

38. Gerken, S. 2015. New Zealand Diastylidae and Gynodiastylidae (Crustacea: Cumacea). Zootaxa monograph 4031 (1): 1-77. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4031.1.1

39. Gerken, S. 2016. Leuconidae (Crustacea: Cumacea) from the collections of the Museum Victoria, Australia. Zootaxa 4067 (3): 251-292. http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4067.3.1

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40.  Gerken, S. 2016. Collecting and Processing Cumaceans. Journal of Crustacean Biology. 36 (6): 833-836.

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