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Jennifer Lanksbury

Jennifer is a Marine Ecotoxicologist with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife's Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program - Toxics in Biota team.


She has over fifteen years of experience in the field of marine ecology as a field researcher, data analyst and published author. Jennifer worked for the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center doing research on plankton biology/ecology before coming to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to study marine ecotoxicology.Photo of Jennifer Lanksbury

She has a MS degree in Environmental Science (Marine and Estuarine Science) from Western Washington University, received in 2000.  She has a BS in Natural Resource Science (Wildlife Biology) from Washington State University, received in 1996.


Lanksbury, J.A., Niewolny, L.A., Carey, A.J., West, J.E. 2014. Toxic Contaminants in Puget Sound’s Nearshore Biota: a Large-Scale Synoptic Survey Using Transplanted Mussels (Mytilus trossulus). Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Publication #FPT 14-08. 180pp.

2011/2012 Mussel Watch Phase 1 Sampling Summary and Progress Report.

Lanksbury, J. and J. E. West. 2011. Blue Mussels as Indicators of Stormwater Pollution in Nearshore Marine Habitats in Puget Sound. Olympia, WA. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife/Puget Sound Assessment and Monitoring Program. 28pp.

Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic Contaminants in Pelagic Marine Fish Species from Puget Sound.

Persistent Organic Pollutants in Marine Plankton from Puget Sound.

Lanksbury, J., J. E. West, K. Herrmann, A. Hennings, K. Litle and A. Johnson. 2010. Washington State 2009/10 Mussel Watch Pilot Project: A Collaboration between National, State and Local Partners. Olympia, WA. Puget Sound Partnership, 283pp.

Lanksbury, J.A., J.T. Duffy-Anderson, M.S. Busby, P.J. Stabeno and K.L. Mier. (2006). Distribution and transport patterns of northern rock sole, Lepidopsetta polyxystra, larvae in the southeastern Bering Sea. Progress in Oceanography, Vol 72/1: pp 39-62.

Lanksbury, J.A., J.T. Duffy-Anderson, K.L. Mier, and M. Wilson. (2005). Ichthyoplankton abundance, distribution and assemblage structure in the Gulf of Alaska during September 2000 and 2001. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol 64/4: pp 775-785.