Hewson Lab at Cornell


Team Aquatic Virus - Microbial Oceanography, P.I. Ian Hewson, Ph.D.

Hewson Lab Publications

The Hewson Lab has an impressive body of publications to date in a range of scientific journals, from Aquatic Microbial Ecology to Coral Reefs to Nature Protocols and more! Check out some of the Hewson Lab's best work here with comprehensive links to articles also published online. If you are a researcher in microbial ecology or a related field and would like to ask a question about a specific paper, contact Ian at hewson at cornell dot edu and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

For ease of reading, the papers are arranged from most-recently-published to least-recently-published and a divider is inserted every ten papers.

59. Shilova I, Thompson A, Hewson I, Zehr J (2013) "Metagenomics of Ocean Gyres". In: Nelson K (ed) Encyclopedia of Metagenomics. SpringerReference (www.springerreference.com). Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/SpringerReference_303294

58. Eaglesham JB, Hewson I (submitted) "Widespread detection of eukaryotic circular ssDNA viral genotypes in estuarine, coastal and open ocean net plankton" Marine Ecology Progress Series

57. Hewson I, Ng G, Li W, LaBarre BA, Aguirre I, Barbosa JG, Breitbart M, Greco AW, Kearns CM, Looi A, Schaffner LR, Thompson PD, Hairston NG (2013) "Metagenomic identification, seasonal dynamics and potential transmission mechanisms of a Daphnia-associated putative RNA-DNA hybrid virus in two temperate lakes" Limnology and Oceanography in press

56. Brown JM, LaBarre BA, Hewson I (2013) "Characterization of Trichodesmium-associated viral communities in the eastern Gulf of Mexico" FEMS Microbiology Ecology 84: 603-613

55. Hewson I, Eaglesham JB, Hook TO, LaBarre BA, Sepulveda MS, Thompson PD, Watkins JM, Rudstam LG (2013) "Investigation of viruses associated with Diporeia spp. from the Laurentian Great Lakes and Owasco Lake, NY as a potential stressor of declining populations" Journal of Great Lakes Research in press

54. Dunlap DS, Ng TFF, Rosario K, Barbosa JG, Greco AM, Breitbart M, Hewson I (2013) "Molecular and microscopic evidence of viruses in marine copepods" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110:1375-1380

53. Hewson I, Barbosa JG, Brown JM, Donelan RP, Eaglesham J, Eggleston EM, LaBarre BA (2012) "Temporal dynamics and decay of putatively allochthonous and autochthonous viral genotypes in contrasting freshwater lakes" Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78: 6582 - 6591

52. Simonis JL, Neuharth-Keusch D, Hewson I (2012) "Aquatic bacterial assemblage variability in the supra littoral zone of Appledore Island, Gulf of Maine" FEMS Microbiology Ecology 80:501–508

51. Brown JM, Felice NR, Scalfone, NB, Hewson I (2012) "Influence of habitat confluence on aquatic microbial assemblages in experimental mesocosms" Aquatic Microbial Ecology 66: 33-40


50. Hewson I, Brown JM, Burge CA, Couch CS, LaBarre BA, Mouchka ME, Naito M, Harvell CD (2012) "Viral assemblages associated with healthy and aspergillosis-affected tissues of the Gorgonia ventalina holobiont" Coral Reefs

49. Moisander PH, Zhang R, Boyle EA, Hewson I, Montoya JP, Zehr JP (2012) "Analogous nutrient limitations in unicellular diazotrophs and Prochlorococcus in the South Pacific Ocean" The ISME Journal 6, 733–744

48. Wilhelm MB, Hewson I, (2012) "Characterization of thrombolic bioherm cyanobacterial communities in a meromictic lake (Fayetteville Green Lake)"Geomicrobiology Journal 29: 727-732

47. Tripp HJ, Hewson I Boyarsky S, Stuart, J, Zehr JP (2011) "Misannotations of rRNA can now generate 90% false positive matches in metatranscriptomic studies" Nucleic Acids Research doi: 10.1093/nar/gkr576

46. Steele JA, Countway PD, Xia L, Vigil PD, Beman JM, Kim DY, Chow CT, Sachdeva R, Jones AC, Schwalbach MS, Rose JM, Hewson I, Patel A, Sun F, Caron DA, Fuhrman JA, (2011) "Marine bacteria, archaeal and protistan association networks reveal ecological linkages" The ISME Journal doi: 10.1038/ismej.2011.24

45. Hewson I, Gitlin SA, Brown JM, Doud DF, (2011) "Nucleopolyhedrovirus detection and distribution in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine habitats of Appledore Island" Microbial Ecology 62(1):48-57

44. Douglas H. Bartlett , Daniel Vaulot , Josefa Antón, Jack Gilbert, Ian Hewson, Georgios Kotoulas, Karen Nelson, Victoria Orphan, Nathan Price (2010) " Connecting Genotypes with Function" pp31-48 in: Marine Genomics: Next Generation Sequencing: Report of the EU-US Task Force on Biotechnology Research, Washington DC

43. Mouchka ME, Hewson I, Harvell DC (2010) "Coral-assiciated bacterial assemblages: Current knowledge and the potential for climate-driven impacts"Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi:10.1093/icb/icq061.

42. Hewson I, Chow CE, Fuhrman JA (2010) "The ecological role of aquatic viruses" Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0022546

41. Goebel NL, Turk KA, Achilles KA, Hewson I, Morrison AE, Paerl RW, Montoya JP, Edwards CA, Zehr JA (2010) "Distribution of major groups of diazotrophic cyanobacteria and their potential competition to N2 fixation in the equatorial Atlantic Ocean" Environmental Microbiology 12: 3272-3289


40. Brown, J.M., Hewson, I. (2010) "Ecophysiology of a common unannotated RNA in surface water microbial assemblages of the oligotrophic open ocean" Aquatic Microbial Ecology 60: 289-297

39. Hewson, I., Poretsky, R.S., Tripp, H.J., Montoya, J.P., Zehr, J.P. (in press) "Spatial patterns and light-driven variation of microbial assemblage gene expression in surface waters of the oligotrophic open ocean" Environmental Microbiology

38. Hewson, I., Poretsky, R.S., Dyhrman, S.T., Zielinski, B., White, A.E., Tripp, H.J., Montoya, J.P., Zehr, J.P. (2009) “Microbial community gene expression within colonies of the diazotroph, Trichodesmium, from the Southwest Pacific OceanISME Journal 3: 1286-1300

37. Moisander PH, Hewson I, Beinart RA, White AE, Johnson KS, Carlson CA, Montoya JP, Zehr, JP (2009) "Unicellular Cyanobacterial Distributions Broaden the Oceanic N2 Fixation Domain". Science 327: 1512-1514

36. Hewson, I., Paerl, R.W., Tripp, H.J., Zehr, J.P., Karl, D.M. (2009) "Metagenomic potential of microbial assemblages in the surface waters of the central Pacific Ocean tracks variability in oceanic habitat"Limnology and Oceanography 55 : 1981-1994

35. Hewson, I., Poretsky, R.S., White, A.E., Montoya, J.P., Zehr, J.P. (2009) "Microbial community gene expression within colonies of the diazotroph, Trichodesmium, from the southwest Pacific Ocean" ISME Journal 3: 1286 - 1300

34. Hewson, I., Poretsky, R.S., Beinart, R.A., White, A.E., Shi, T., Bench, S.R., Moisander, P.H., Paerl, R.W., Tripp, H.J., Montoya, J.P., Moran, M.A., Zehr, J.P. (2009) “In situ transcriptomic analysis of the globally important keystone N2-fixing taxon Crocosphaera watsonii" ISME Journal 3: 618-631

33. Poretsky, R.S., Hewson, I., Sun, S., Allen, A., Moran, M.A., Zehr, J.A. (2009) “Comparative day/night metatranscriptomic analysis of microbial communities in the North Pacific subtropical gyre.Environmental Microbiology 11: 1358-1375

32. Zehr, J.P., Hewson I., Moisander, P.H. (2009) “Molecular biology techniques and applications for ocean sensingOcean Sciences 5: 105-113

31. Zehr, J.P., Bench, S.R., Carter, B.J., Hewson, I., Niazi, F., Shi, T., Tripp, H.J., Affourtit, J.P. (2008) “Globally distributed uncultivated oceanic N2-Fixing cyanobacteria lack oxygenic photosystem IIScience 322:1110-1112


30. Hewson, I., Fuhrman, J.A. (2008) “Bacteria, Viruses and the Microbial Loop” in Capone, D.G., Carpenter E.J., Mulholland M.M., Bronk, D.A. “Nitrogen in the Marine Environment” 2.ed Elselvier.

29. Fuhrman, J.A., Steele, J.A., Hewson, I., Schwalbach, M.S., Brown, M.V., Green, J.L., Brown, J.H. (2008) “A latitudinal diversity gradient in planktonic marine bacteriaProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105: 7774-7778

28. Hewson, I., Moisander, P.H., Morrison, A.E., Zehr, J.A. (2007) “Diazotrophic bacterioplankton in a coral reef lagoon: Phylogeny, diel nitrogenase expression, and response to phosphate enrichmentThe ISME Journal 1: 78-91

27. Hewson, I., Fuhrman, J.A. (2007) “Covariation between viral parameters with bacterial assemblage richness and diversity in the water column and sedimentsDeep Sea Research 54: 811-830

26. Patel, A., Noble, R.A., Steele, J.A., Schwalbach, M.S., Hewson, I., Fuhrman, J.A. (2007)“Virus and prokaryote enumeration from planktonic marine environments by epifluorescence microscopy with SYBR Green INature Protocols 2: 269-276

25. Hewson, I., Moisander, P.H., Achilles, K.M. Carlson, C.A., Jenkins, B.D., Mondragon, E.A., Morrison, A.E. and Zehr, J.P. (2007) “Characteristics of diazotrophs in surface to abyssopelagic waters of the Sargasso SeaAquatic Microbial Ecology 46: 15-30

24. Zehr, J.P., Montoya, J.P., Jenkins, B.D., Hewson, I., Mondragon, E.A., Short, C.M., Church, M.J., Hansen, A., Karl, D.M (2007) “Experiments linking nitrogenase gene expression to N2 fixation in the North Pacific subtropical gyreLimnology and Oceanography 52: 169-183

23. Hewson, I., Jacobson/Meyer, M.E., Fuhrman, J.A. (2007) “Diversity and biogeography of bacterial assemblages in surface sediments across the San Pedro Basin, Southern California BorderlandsEnvironmental Microbiology 9: 923-933

22. Hewson, I., Jacobson/Meyer, M.E., Fuhrman, J.A. (2007) "Sediment bacterial assemblage diversity and enzyme activity across the San Pedro Basin, Southern California Borderlands" Environmental Microbiology 9: 923-933

21. Hewson, I., Fuhrman, J.A. (2007) “Characterization of lysogens in bacterioplankton assemblages of the Southern California BorderlandMicrobial Ecology 53: 631-638


20. Fuhrman, J.A., Hewson, I., Schwalbach, M.S., Steele, J.A., Brown, M.V., Naeem, S. (2006) “Annually reoccurring bacterial communities are predictable from ocean conditionsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 103: 13104 -13109

19. Hewson, I., Winget, D.M., Williamson, K.E., Fuhrman J.A., Wommack, K.E. (2006) “Viral and bacterial assemblage covariance in oligotrophic waters of the West Florida Shelf (Gulf of Mexico)Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 86:577-589

18. Hewson, I., Fuhrman, J.A. (2006) “Viral impacts upon marine bacterioplankton assemblage structureJournal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 86: 577-589

17. Hewson, I., Capone, D.G., Steele, J.A., Fuhrman, J.A. (2006) “Influence of Amazon and Orinoco offshore surface water plumes on oligotrophic bacterioplankton diversity in the West Tropical AtlanticAquatic Microbial Ecology 43: 11-22

16. Hewson, I., Steele, J.A., Capone, D.G., Fuhrman J.A. (2006) “Remarkable heterogeneity in meso- and bathypelagic bacterioplankton assemblage structureLimnology and Oceanography 51: 1274-1283

15. Hewson, I., Steele, J.A., Capone, D.G., Fuhrman J.A. (2006) “Temporal and spatial scales of oligotrophic surface water bacterioplankton assemblage variationMarine Ecology Progress Series 311: 67-77

14. Hewson, I., Fuhrman, J.A. (2006) “Improved strategy for comparing microbial assemblage fingerprintsMicrobial Ecology 51: 147-153

13. Hewson, I., Fuhrman, J.A. (2006) “Spatial and vertical biogeography of sediment bacteria on a coral reef flatMarine Ecology Progress Series 306: 79 - 86

12. Brown, M.V., Schwalbach, M.S., Hewson, I., Fuhrman, J.A. (2005) "Coupling 16S-ITS rDNA clone libraries and automated ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis to show marine microbial diversity: development and application to a time series" Environmental Microbiology 7: 1466-1479

11. Hewson, I., Fuhrman, J.A. (2004) “Richness and diversity of bacterioplankton species along an estuarine gradient in Moreton Bay, Australia Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70: 3425-3433


10 Hewson, I., Govil, S.R., Capone, D.G., Carpenter, E.J., Fuhrman, J.A. (2004) “Evidence of Trichodesmium viral lysis and potential significance for biogeochemical cycling in the oligotrophic oceanAquatic Microbial Ecology 36: 1- 8

9. Schwalbach, M.S., Hewson, I., Fuhrman, J.A. (2004) “Viral effects on bacterial community composition in seawater microcosmsAquatic Microbial Ecology 34: 117-127

8. Breitbart, M., Hewson, I., Felts, B., Mahaffey, J.M., Nulton, J., Salamon, P., Rohwer, F. (2003). “Metagenomic analyses of an uncultured viral community from human fecesJournal of Bacteriology 185:  6220-6223

7. Hewson, I., Fuhrman, J.A. (2003). “Viriobenthos production and virioplankton sorptive scavenging by suspended particles in coastal and pelagic watersMicrobial Ecology 46: 337-347

6. Hewson, I., Vargo, G.A., Fuhrman, J.A. (2003) “Bacterial diversity in shallow oligotrophic marine benthos and overlying waters: effects of viral infection, containment and nutrient enrichmentMicrobial Ecology 46: 322-336

5. Fuhrman, J.A., I. Hewson, M.S. Schwalbach (2002) "Viral and bacterial community shifts at an ocean time series station" Eos Transactions 83: Ocean Sciences Meeting Suppliment, OS11I-09

4. Hewson, I., J. M. O'Neil, Abal, E.G. (2001). “A low-latitude bloom of the surf-zone diatom, Anaulus australis (Centrales; Bacillariophyta) on the coast of Southern Queensland (Australia).” Journal of Plankton Research 23: 1233-1236

3. Hewson, I., J. M. O'Neil, Dennison, W.C. (2001). “Virus-like particles associated with Lyngbya mjauscula (Cyanophyta; Oscillatoriaceae) bloom decline in Moreton Bay, Australia.” Aquatic Microbial Ecology 25: 207-213

2. Hewson, I., J. M. O'Neil, Fuhrman, J.A., Dennison, W.C. (2001). “Dynamics of benthic and pelagic marine viruses along eutrophication gradients in two subtropical estuaries.” Limnology and Oceanography 46: 1734-1746

1. Hewson, I., J. M. O'Neil, Heil, C.A., Bratbak, G., Dennison, W.C. (2001). “Effects of elevated virus abundance on benthic microbial communities in subtropical sediments.” Aquatic Microbial Ecology 25: 1-10.