1. Kashtan N., Roggensack S.E., Rodrigue S., Thompson J.W., Biller S.J., Coe A., Ding H., Marttinen P., Malmstrom R.R., Stocker R., Follows M.J., Stepanauskas R. & Chisholm S.W., 2014, “Single-cell genomics reveals hundreds of coexisting subpopulations in wild prochlorococcus“, Science, 344, 416-420.
    2. Rusconi R., Garren M.S. & Stocker R., 2014, “Microfluidics expanding the frontiers of microbial ecology”, Annual Review of Biophysics, 43:2.1-2.27.
    3. Yawata Y., Cordero O.X., Menolascina F., Hehemann J.H., Polz M.F. & Stocker R., 2014, “Competition-dispersal trade-off ecologically differentiates recently speciated marine bacterioplankton populations”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1318943111.
    4. Rusconi R., Guasto J.S. & Stocker R., 2014, “Bacterial transport suppressed by fluid shear”, Nature Physics, 10, 212-217.
    5. Lillo F.D., Cencini M., Durham V.M., Barry M., Stocker R., Climent E. & Boffetta G., 2014, “Turbulent fluid acceleration generates clusters of gyrotactic microorganisms”, Physical Review Letters, 112, 044502.
    6. Tout J., Jeffries T.C., Webster N.S., Stocker R., Ralph P.J. & Seymour J.R., 2014, “Variability in microbial community composition and function between different niches within a coral reef”, Microbial Ecology, DOI: 10.1007/s00248-013-0362-5.
    7. Yang R., Jang H., Stocker R. & Gleason K., 2013, “Synergistic prevention of biofouling in seawater desalination by zwitterionic surfaces and low-level chlorination”, Advanced Materials, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201304386.
    8. Crouzier T., Jang H., Ahn J., Stocker R. & Ribbeck K., 2013, “Cell patterning with mucin biopolymers“, Biomacromolecules, 14, 3010-3016.
    9. Billings N., Millan M.R., Caldara M., Rusconi R., Tarasova Y., Stocker R. & Ribbeck K., 2013, “The extracellular matrix component Psl provides fast-acting antibiotic defense in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biolfilms”, PLOS Pathogens, 9, e1003526.
    10. Durham W.M., Climent E., Barry M., De Lillo F., Boffetta G., Cencini M. & Stocker R., 2013, “Turbulence drives microscale patches of motile phytoplankton”, Nature Communications, 4, 2148.

      In the news: MIT News; Nature World News; Science Newsline

    11. Son K., Guasto J.S. & Stocker R., 2013, “Bacteria can exploit a flagellar buckling instability to change direction”, Nature Physics, 9, 494-498.

      In the news: MIT News; ScienceNews

    12. News and views: Nature Physics

    13. Peruzzo P., Defina A., Nepf H.M. & Stocker R., 2013, “Capillary interception of floating particles by surface-piercing vegetation”, Physical Review Letters, 111, 164501.
    14. Garren M., Son K., Raina J.B., Rusconi R., Menolascina F., Shapiro O.H., Tout J., Bourne D.G., Seymour J.R. & Stocker R., 2013, “A bacteria pathogen uses dimethylsulfoniopropionate as a cue to target heat-stressed corals”, ISME Journal, DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2013.210.
    15. Stocker R., 2012, “Marine microbes see a sea of gradients”, Science, 338, 628-633.
    16. Taylor J.R. & Stocker R., 2012, “Trade-offs of chemotactic foraging in turbulent water”, Science, 338, 675-679.
    17. Durham W.M., Tranzier O., Leombruni A. & Stocker R., 2012, “Division by fluid incision: Biofilm patch development in porous media”, Physics of Fluids, 24, 091107.
    18. Stocker R. & Seymour J.R., 2012, “Ecology and physics of bacterial chemotaxis in the ocean”, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, 76, 792-812 (Featured on the cover).
    19. Hyon Y., Marcos, Powers T.R., Stocker R. & Fu H.C., 2012, “The wiggling trajectories of bacteria”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 705, 58-76.
    20. Marcos, Fu H.C., Powers T.R. & Stocker R., 2012, “Bacterial rheotaxis”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 4780-4785.
    21. Doostmohammadi A., Stocker R. & Ardekani A.M., 2012, “Low Reynolds number swimming at pycnoclines”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 3586-3861.
    22. Durham W.M. & Stocker R., 2012, “Thin phytoplankton layers: Characteristics, mechanisms and consequences”, Annual Review of Marine Sciences, 4, 177–207.
    23. Guasto J.S., Rusconi R. & Stocker R., 2012, “Fluid mechanics of planktonic microorganisms”, Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 44, 373-400.
    24. Lewpiriyawong N., Kandaswamy K., Yang C., Ivanov V. & Stocker R., 2011, “Microfluidic characterization and continuous separation of cells and particles using conducting poly(dimethyl siloxane) electrode induced alternating current-dielectrophoresis”, Analytical Chemistry, 83, 9579-9585.
    25. Steger D., Berry D., Haider S., Horn M., Wagner M., Stocker R. & Loy A., 2011, “Systematic spatial bias in DNA microarray hybridization is caused by probe spot position-dependent variability in lateral diffusion”, PLoS ONE, 6, e23727.
    26. Lazova M.D., Ahmed T., Bellomo D., Stocker R. & Shimizu T.S., 2011, “Response rescaling in bacterial chemotaxis”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 13870-13875.
    27. Durham W.M., Climent E. & Stocker R., 2011, “Gyrotaxis in a steady vortical flow”, Physical Review Letters, 106, 238102.
    28. Marcos, Seymour J.R., Luhar M., Durham W.M., Mitchell J.G., Macke A. & Stocker R., 2011, “Microbial alignment in flow changes ocean light climate”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 3860-3864.
    29. Giuffré C., Hinow P., Vogel R., Ahmed T., Stocker R., Consi T.R. & Strickler J.R., 2011, “The ciliate Paramecium shows higher motility in non-uniform chemical landscapes”, PLoS ONE, 6, e15274.
    30. Aristoff J.M., Stocker R., Reis P.M. & Jung S., 2011, “On the water lapping of felines and the water running of lizards: A unifying physical perspective”, Communicative and Integrative Biology, 4, 1-3.
    31. Stocker R., 2011, “Reverse and flick: Hybrid locomotion in bacteria”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108. 2635-2636.
    32. Stocker R., Aristoff J.M., Jung S. & Reis P.M., 2010, “Response to comment on how cats lap: Water uptake by Felis catus”, Science, 334, 311.
    33. Reis P.M., Jung S., Aristoff J.M. & Stocker R., 2010, “How cats lap: Water uptake by Felis catus”, Science, 330, 1231-1234. (All authors equal in status)
      (Featured on the cover).

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    34. Kindler K., Khalili A. & Stocker R., 2010, “Diffusion-limited retention of porous particles at density interfaces”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107, 22163-22168.
    35. Ahmed T., Shimizu T.S. & Stocker R., 2010, “Microfluidics for bacterial chemotaxis”, Integrative Biology, 2, 604-629. (Among the top ten articles accessed from the online version in March 2011.)
    36. Ardekani A.M. & Stocker R., 2010, “Stratlets: Low Reynolds number point-force solutions in a stratified fluid”, Physical Review Letters, 105, 084502.
    37. Sutherland K.R., Madin L.P. & Stocker R., 2010, “Filtration of submicrometer particles by pelagic tunicates”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107, 15129-15134.
    38. Seymour J.R., Simó R., Ahmed T. & Stocker R., 2010, “Chemoattraction to dimethyl-sulfoniopropionate throughout the marine microbial food web”, Science, 329, 342-345.

      In the news: Compound Crucial in Sea and Air; Culturing Science; MIT Media Relations; SINC News.

    39. Ahmed T., Shimizu T.S. & Stocker R., 2010, “Bacterial chemotaxis in linear and nonlinear steady microfluidic gradients”, Nano Letters, 10, 3379-3385.
    40. Seymour J.R., Ahmed T., Durham W.M. & Stocker R., 2010, “Chemotactic response of marine bacteria to the extracellular products of Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus”, Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 59, 161-168.
    41. Seymour J.R., Ahmed T. & Stocker R., 2009, “Bacterial chemotaxis towards the extracellular products of the toxic phytoplankton Heterosigma akashiwo”, Journal of Plankton Research, 31, 1557-1561.
    42. Stocker R. & Durham W.M., 2009, “Tumbling for stealth?”, Science, 325, 400-402.
    43. Yick K.Y., Torres C., Peacock T. & Stocker R., 2009, “Enhanced drag of a sphere settling in a stratified fluid at small Reynolds numbers”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 632, 49-68.
    44. Marcos, Fu H., Powers T.R. & Stocker R., 2009, “Separation of microscale objects by flow”, Physical Review Letters, 102, 158103.

      In the news: NSF News; CEE News; Eurekalert; Medgadget; Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (April 27, 2009 issue); Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research (April 15, 2009 issue).

    45. Durham W.M., Kessler J.O. & Stocker R., 2009, “Disruption of vertical motility by shear triggers formation of thin phytoplankton layers”, Science, 323, 1067-1070.

      In the news: New York Times; Boston Globe; Discovery Channel; BBC Wildlife’s July Discoveries; Science Daily News; Science News; Faculty of 1000 Biology.

    46. Seymour J.R., Marcos & Stocker R., 2009, “Resource patch formation and exploitation throughout the marine microbial food web”, American Naturalist, 173, E15-E29.
    47. Ahmed T. & Stocker R., 2008, “Experimental verification of the behavioral foundation of bacterial transport parameters using microfluidics”, Biophysical Journal, 95, 4481-4493.
    48. Seymour J.R., Ahmed T., Marcos & Stocker R., 2008, “A microfluidic chemotaxis assay to study microbial behaviour in diffusing nutrient patches”, Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 6, 477-488.
    49. Stocker R., Seymour J.R., Samadani A., Hunt D.E. & Polz M.F., 2008, “Rapid chemotactic response enables marine bacteria to exploit ephemeral microscale nutrient patches”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105, 4209-4214.

      In the news: Science Daily News; PhysOrg; On Balance; CEE News; Tech Talk.

    50. Seymour J.R., Marcos & Stocker R., 2007, “Chemotactic response of marine microorganisms to microscale nutrient layers”, Journal of Visualized Experiments, 4, 052807 (video-publication: www.jove.com/index/details.stp?ID=203).
    51. Stocker R. & Bush J.W.M., 2007, “Spontaneous oscillations of a sessile lens”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 583, 465-475.

      In the news: New York Times; Cosmos Magazine; MIT News; PhysOrg; Science Daily; Science Daily News; Science et vie; Softpedia

    52. Yick K.Y., Stocker R. & Peacock T., 2007, “Microscale Synthetic Schlieren”, Experiments in Fluids, 42, 41-48.
    53. Marcos & Stocker R., 2006, “Microorganisms in vortices: A microfluidic setup”, Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 4, 392-398.
    54. Heitz R., Peacock T. & Stocker R., 2005, “Optimizing diffusion-driven flow in a fissure”, Physics of Fluids, 17, 128104, 1-3.
    55. Stocker R. & Hosoi A.E., 2005, “Lubrication in a corner”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 544, 353-377.
    56. Stocker R. & Hosoi A.E., 2004, “Corner flow in free liquid films”, Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 50, 267-288.
    57. Peacock T., Stocker R. & Aristoff J.M., 2004, “An experimental investigation of the angular dependence of diffusion-driven flow”, Physics of Fluids, 16, 3503-3505.
    58. Wake G., Ivey G.N., Imberger J., MacDonald R. & Stocker R., 2004, “Baroclinic geostrophic adjustment in a rotating circular basin”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 515, 63-86.
    59. Laval B., Imberger J., Hodges B.R. & Stocker R., 2003, “Modelling circulation in lakes: Spatial and temporal variations”, Limnology and Oceanography, 48, 983-994.
    60. Stocker R. & Imberger J., 2003, “Energy partitioning and horizontal dispersion in a stratified rotating lake”, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 33, 512-529.
    61. Johnson D., Stocker R., Head R., Imberger J. & Pattiaratchi C., 2003, “A compact, low-cost GPS drifter for use in the Oceanic nearshore zone, lakes and estuaries”, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 20, 1880-1884.
    62. Stocker R. & Imberger J., 2003, “Horizontal transport and dispersion in the surface layer of a medium-sized lake”, Limnology and Oceanography, 48, 971-982.

    Book Chapters

    Khalili A., Liu B., Morad R., Javadi K., Morad M.R., Matyka M., Kindler K., Stocker R. & Koza Z. “Application of porous media in marine biological modeling”, in “Application of porous media in biology and biotechnology”, K. Vafai ed., Dekker, 2010.


    1. Interview @ JOVE
      Studies of Bacterial Chemotaxis Using Microfluidics
    2. Making Microchannels
      for Microbial Ecology Studies
      JOVE video article
    3. Interview for NECN @ Museum of Sciences
      SciTech Today (February 7, 2007)