S. Laurie Sanderson

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Professor of Biology, College of William & Mary.

B.A., Zoology, University of Hawaii, 1981; M.A., Biology, Harvard University, 1984; Ph.D., Biology, Harvard University, 1987.

Vertebrate functional morphology; fish ecology; functional ecology of filter-feeding vertebrates.


CURRENT RESEARCH


RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Publications since 1990:
(**William & Mary undergraduate; *William & Mary graduate student)
 
 

  • Smith, J.C.* and S.L. Sanderson. 2013. Particle retention in suspension-feeding fish after removal of filtration structures. Zoology 116: 348-355. DOI10.1016/j.zool.2013.08.008

 

  • Heidman, M.K.*, L.L. Holley*, R.M. Chambers, and S.L. Sanderson. 2012. Selective feeding on nutrient-rich particles by gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum does not involve mechanical sorting. Aquatic Biology 17: 129-139. DOI10.3354/ab00470

 

  • Cheer, A., S. Cheung, T.-C. Hung, R.H. Piedrahita, and S.L. Sanderson. 2012. Computational fluid dynamics of fish gill rakers during crossflow filtration. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 74: 981-1000. DOI10.1007/s11538-011-9709-6

 

  • Smith, J.C.* and S.L. Sanderson. 2008. Intra-oral flow patterns and speeds in a suspension-feeding fish with gill rakers removed versus intact. Biological Bulletin 215: 309-318.

 

  • Smith, J.C.* and S.L. Sanderson. 2007. Mucus function and crossflow filtration in a fish with gill rakers removed versus intact. Journal of Experimental Biology 210: 2706-2713.

 

  • Cheer, A.Y., S. Cheung, and S.L. Sanderson. 2004. Computational fluid dynamics of crossflow filtration in suspension-feeding fishes. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ICCFD3) 3: 81-87.

 

  • Callan, W.T.** and S.L. Sanderson. 2003. Feeding mechanisms in carp:  crossflow filtration, palatal protrusions and flow reversals. Journal of Experimental Biology 206: 883-892.

 

  • Sanderson, S.L. and K.L. Ackermann*. 2002. Effects of prey type on suspension-feeding behavior in Nile tilapia. Hydrobiologia 477: 129-137.

 

  • Sanderson, S.L., A.Y. Cheer, J.S. Goodrich**, J.D. Graziano**, and W.T. Callan**. 2001. Crossflow filtration in suspension-feeding fishes. Nature 412: 439-441.

 

  • Cheer, A.Y., Y. Ogami, and S.L. Sanderson. 2001. Computational fluid dynamics in the oral cavity of ram suspension-feeding fishes. Journal of Theoretical Biology 210: 463-474.

 

  • Goodrich, J.S.**, S.L. Sanderson, I.E. Batjakas, and L.S. Kaufman. 2000. Branchial arches of suspension-feeding Oreochromis esculentus:  sieve or sticky filter?  Journal of Fish Biology 56: 858-875.

 

  • Sanderson, S.L. and S.J. Kupferberg. 1999. Development and evolution of aquatic larval feeding mechanisms.  Pages 301-377 in The Origin and Evolution of Larval Forms, B.K. Hall and M.H. Wake (eds).  San Diego:  Academic Press.

 

  • Sanderson, S.L., M.E. Mort*, and J.J. Cech, Jr. 1998. Particle retention by non-suspension-feeding cyprinid fishes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55: 861-868.

 

  • Sanderson, S.L., M.C. Stebar**, K.L. Ackermann*, S.H. Jones**, I.E. Batjakas, and L. Kaufman. 1996. Mucus entrapment of particles by a suspension-feeding tilapia (Pisces: Cichlidae). Journal of Experimental Biology 199: 1743-1756.

 

  • Sanderson, S.L., C.R. Chesnutt**, and P.S. Lobel. 1996. Evidence for ram suspension feeding by the piscivore, Seriola dumerili (Carangidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 46: 365-373. 

 

  • Sanderson, S.L. and J.J. Cech, Jr. 1995. Particle retention during respiration and particulate feeding in the suspension-feeding blackfish, Orthodon microlepidotus. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 52: 2534-2542.

 

  • Sanderson, S.L., J.J. Cech, Jr., and A.Y. Cheer. 1994. Paddlefish buccal flow velocity during ram suspension feeding and ram ventilation.  Journal of Experimental Biology 186:145-156.

 

  • Ogami, Y., Cheer, A.Y., and S.L. Sanderson. 1994. Numerical simulation of flows inside the oral cavity of blackfish. Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series B 579: 3607-3612.

 

  • Sanderson, S.L. and R. Wassersug. 1993. Convergent and alternative designs for vertebrate suspension feeding. Pages 37-112 in The Skull, Volume 3, Functional and Evolutionary Mechanisms, J. Hanken and B.K. Hall (eds). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

 

  • Sanderson, S.L. and A.Y. Cheer. 1993. Fish as filters: an empirical and mathematical analysis. Pages 135-160 in Fluid Dynamics in Biology. A.Y. Cheer and C. P. van Dam (eds). Volume 141, Series in Contemporary Mathematics, American Mathematical Society.

 

  • Sanderson, S.L. and J.J. Cech, Jr. 1992. Energetic cost of suspension feeding versus particulate feeding by juvenile Sacramento blackfish.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 121: 149-157.

 

  • Sanderson, S.L., J.J. Cech, Jr., and M.R. Patterson. 1991. Fluid dynamics in suspension-feeding blackfish. Science 251:1346-1348. 

 

  • Sanderson, S.L. 1991. Functional stereotypy and feeding performance correlated in a trophic specialist. Functional Ecology 5: 795-803. 

 

  • Sanderson, S.L. 1990. Versatility and specialization in labrid fishes:  ecomorphological implications. Oecologia 84: 272-279.

 

  • Sanderson, S.L. and R. Wassersug. 1990. Suspension-feeding vertebrates. Scientific American 262: 96-101.


 

GRANTS AND CORPORATE GIFTS:

 

  • 2011-12. Directorate for Education & Human Resources, Division of Human Resource Development, Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, National Science Foundation. Co-PI, The Virginia Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (VAGEP). $150,000.

 

  • 2003-05. Integrative Animal Biology Program, Division of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience, National Science Foundation. Research Experiences for High School Teachers Supplement. $9991.

 

  • 2002-05. Integrative Animal Biology Program, Division of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience, National Science Foundation. Fluid dynamics of crossflow filtration in suspension-feeding fish. $218,730.

 

  • 2001-02. Jeffress Memorial Trust. Fish as crossflow filters: an empirical and mathematical analysis. $23,250.

 

  • 1997. Corporate gift of high-speed video equipment, Eastman Kodak Company, Motion Analysis Systems Division, San Diego, California. $15,795.

 

  • 1997. Corporate gift of intensified imager, Eastman Kodak Company, Motion Analysis Systems Division, San Diego, California. $19,760.

 

  • 1996. Corporate gift of computer equipment and motion analysis software, Peak Performance Technologies, Inc., Englewood, Colorado. $26,150.

 

  • 1996-98. Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Feeding biology of American shad. $30,176.

 

  • 1994-99. NSF Young Investigator Award. $217,715.

 

  • 1994. National Undersea Research Program. Effects of flow velocity, zooplankter abundance, and piscivory on the feeding rates of planktivorous fish. $18,491 and 27 days of research vessel and underwater habitat use (total value of award: $152,331).

 

  • 1990-92. University of California President's Fellowship, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis. $61,470.

 

  • 1988-90. NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Environmental Biology, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, University of California, Davis. $52,800.

 

  • 1986-87. American Fellowship, American Association of University Women Educational Foundation. $10,000.

 

  • 1986-87. Josephine de Kármán Fellowship. $3000.

 

  • 1986. Predoctoral Award, Association for Women in Science Educational Foundation. Functional morphology and ecology of prey capture in trophically specialized fish. $500.

 

  • 1985. Raney Fund, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Functional morphology and ecology of prey capture in trophically specialized and generalized fish. $1000.

 

  • 1985. Sigma Xi. Functional morphology and ecology of prey capture in trophically generalized and specialized fish. $350.

 

  • 1981-84. NSF Graduate Fellowship. $54,600.

 

  • 1980. NSF Student-Originated Study. A comparison of two visual survey techniques for fish populations. $20,000.

 

  • 1980. Marine Affairs Coordinator, State of Hawaii. A comparison of two visual survey techniques for fish populations. $12,000.


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