Faculty Profile

http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/SDSU HOME
Biology Home

No Picture Available


Ecology - Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Zoology, Cornell University (1968)


Home Page: http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/pub/stuart/stuart.html

Research Interests: Limnology; competition and predation in freshwater and saline lakes; experimental design and mathematical ecology.

Upper Division and Graduate Courses: Limnology (UD/G), Ecology of Colorado River Delta Region (UD/G), Experimental Design (G), Mathematical Ecology (G)

Graduate students: Joan Dainer, Kristen Reifel, Brandon Swan, Mary Ann Tiffany, Mark Tucker, James Watts, Marie Coe (Ph.D.)

Selected Publications:

Hurlbert, S.H. and M.S. Mulla, 1981. Impacts of mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) predation on plankton communities. Hydrobiologia 83:125- 151.

Hurlbert, S.H., 1981. A gentle depilation of the niche: Dicean resource sets in resource hyperspace. Evol. Theory 5:177-184.

Hurlbert, S.H. and C.C.Y. Chang, 1983. Ornitholimnology: Effects of grazing by the Andean flamingo (Phoenicoparrus andinus). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.80:4766-4769.

Hurlbert, S.H., 1984. Pseudoreplication and the design of ecological field experiments.Ecol. Monogr. 54:187-211.

Hurlbert, S.H. and C.C.Y. Chang, 1984. Ancient ice islands in salt lakes of the central Andes. Science 224:299-302.

Hurlbert, S.H., W. Loayza and T. Moreno, 1986. Fish-flamingo- plankton interactions in the Peruvian Andes. Limnol. Oceanogr. 31:457-468.

Hurlbert, S.H., 1990. Spatial distribution of the montane unicorn. Oikos 58:257-271.

Soto, D. and S.H. Hurlbert, 1991. Long-term experiments on calanoid-cyclopoidinteractions. Ecol. Monogr. 61:245-265.

Hurlbert, S.H., 1991. Salinity thresholds, lake size, and history: a critique of the NAS and CORI reports on Mono Lake. Bull. South. California Acad. Sci. 90:41-57.

Greenwald, G.M. and S.H. Hurlbert, 1993. Microcosm analysis of salinity effects on coastal lagoon plankton assemblages. Hydrobiologia 267:301- 329.

Hurlbert, S.H. and M.D. White, 1993. Experiments with invertebrate zooplanktivores: Quality of statistical analyses. Bull. Mar. Sci. 53:128-153.

Hurlbert, S.H. 1994. Old shibboleths and new syntheses [review of Design and Analysis of Ecological Experiments, ed. by S.M. Scheiner and J. Gurevitch]. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 9:495-496.

Hurlbert, S.H. and J.D. Archibald, 1995; 1996. No statistical support for sudden (orgradual) extinction of dinosaurs. Geology 23:881-884; 24: 958-959.

Lombardi, C.M. and S.H. Hurlbert, 1996. Sunfish cognition and pseudoreplication.Animal Behaviour 52:419-422.

Hurlbert, S.H. 1997. Functional importance versus keystoneness: reformulation of some questions in theoretical biocenology. Austral. J. Ecol. 22:369- 382.

Hurlbert, S.H. 1997. [Review of Experiments in Ecology, by A.J. Underwood,Cambridge U. Press, 1996]. Endeavour 21:172-173.

Hart, C.M., M.R. Gonzalez, E.P. Simpson and S.H. Hurlbert, 1998. Salinity and fish effects on Salton Sea microecosystems: zooplankton and nekton. Hydrobiologia (in press).

Kozlov, M. and S.H. Hurlbert. 2006. Pseudoreplication, chatter, and the international nature of science. Journal of Fundamental Biology 67(22):128-135. [In Russian; English translation available as pdf].

Hurlbert, S.H. (ghost ed.). 2007. Salton Sea Centennial Symposium, Part 1. Lake and Reservoir Management 23(5):467-662.

Hurlbert, S.H. (ed.). 2007. Salton Sea Centennial Symposium, Part 2. Developments in Hydrobiology 201:vi + 195 pp. (Hydrobiologia, vol. 604).

Anderson, T., M.A. Tiffany, and S.H. Hurlbert. 2007. Stratification, sulfide, worms, and decline of the Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) at the Salton Sea. Lake and Reservoir Management 23:500-517.

Hurlbert, A.H., T.W. Anderson, K. Sturm and S.H. Hurlbert. 2007. Fish and fish-eating birds at the Salton Sea: a century of boom and bust. Lake and Reservoir Management 23:469-499.

Swan, B.K., K.M. Reifel, M.A. Tiffany, J.M. Watts and S.H. Hurlbert. 2007. Spatial and temporal patterns of transparency and light attentuation in the Salton Sea, California, 1997-1999. Lake and Reservoir Management 23:653-662.

Moreau, M. F., J. Surico-Bennett, M. Vicario-Fisher , R. Gerards, R. M. Gersberg, and S. H. Hurlbert. 2007. Selenium, arsenic, DDT, and other contaminants in four fish species in the Salton Sea, California, their temporal trends and their potential impact on human consumers and wildlife. Lake and Reservoir Management 23:536-569.

Dexter, D.M., J.S. Dainer, P.M. Detwiler, M.F. Moreau, and S.H. Hurlbert. 2007. Decline in springtime abundance of the pileworm Neanthes succinea at the Salton Sea, California, in relation to hydrographic factors. Lake and Reservoir Management 23:570-581.

Riedel, R., L.M. Caskey, and S.H. Hurlbert. 2007. Length-weight relations and growth rates of dominant fishes of the Salton Sea: implications for predation by fish-eating birds. Lake and Reservoir Management 23:528-535.

Tiffany, M. A., M. R. González , B. K. Swan, K. M. Reifel, J.M. Watts and S. H. Hurlbert, 2007. Phytoplankton dynamics in the Salton Sea, California, 1997-1999. Lake and Reservoir Management 23:582-605.

Tiffany, M.A., S.L. Ustin and S.H. Hurlbert, 2007. Sulfide irruptions and gypsum blooms in the Salton Sea as detected with satellite imagery, 1979-2006. Lake and Reservoir Management 23:637-652.

Tiffany, M.A., J. Wolny, M. Garrett , K. Steidinger and S. H. Hurlbert, 2007. Dramatic blooms of Prymnesium sp. (Prymnesiophyceae) and Alexandrium margalefii (Dinophyceae) in the Salton Sea, California. Lake and Reservoir Management 23:620-629.

Tiffany, M. A., M. R. González , E.B. Small, G.F. Gebler, J.C. Cole and S. H. Hurlbert, 2007. Ciliate plankton dynamics and survery of ciliate diversity in the Salton Sea, California, 1997-1999. Lake and Reservoir Management 23:606-619.

Hurlbert, S.H. 2008. Axing truth. Pages 10-12 in S. H. Hurlbert (ed.), Supplement to Lake and Reservoir Management 23(5): Salton Sea Centennial Symposium, Part 1. Center for Inland Waters, San Diego State University, San Diego, California.

Hurlbert, S.H. (ed.), 2008. Supplement to Lake and Reservoir Management 23(5): Salton Sea Centennial Symposium, Part 1. Center for Inland Waters, San Diego State University, San Diego, California. iii+12 pp.

Lombardi, C.M. and S. H. Hurlbert. 2009. Misprescription and misuse of one-tailed tests. Austral Ecology 34:in press.