Erica Goetze

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Tara Oceans

Scientific coordinator of the Tara Oceans expedition, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Erica Goetze is a biological oceanographer and Assistant Professor in the Department of Oceanography at University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Her research focuses on the ecology, genetics and evolution of marine zooplankton.


  • Bron, J. E., Frisch, D., Goetze, E., Johnson, S. C., Lee, C. E., Wyngaard, G. A. (2011) Observing Copepods through a Genomic Lens.  Frontiers in Zoology 8: 22.
  • Goetze, E. (2011) Population differentiation in the open sea: Insights from the pelagic copepod Pleuromamma xiphias.  Integrative and Comparative Biology 51: 580-597.  (invited)
  • Holmborn, T.*, Goetze, E., Põllupüü, M., Põllumäe. (2011) Genetic species identification and low genetic diversity in Pseudocalanus acuspes of the Baltic Sea. Journal of Plankton Research 33 (3): 507-515.
  • Goetze, E., Ohman, M. D. (2010) Integrated molecular and morphological biogeography of the calanoid copepod family Eucalanidae.Deep Sea Research II 57: 2110-2129.
  • Goetze, E. (2010) Species discovery in marine planktonic invertebrates through global molecular screening. Molecular Ecology 19 (5): 952-967.
  • Goetze, E., Kiørboe, T. (2008) Heterospecific mating and species recognition in the planktonic marine copepods Temora longicornisand Temora stylifera. Marine Ecology Progress Series 370: 185-198.
  • Not, F., Latasa, M., Scharek, R., Viprey, M., Karleskind, P., Balagué, V., Ontoria, I., Cumino, A., Goetze, E., Vaulot, D., Massana, R. (2008) Protistan assemblages across the Indian Ocean, with a specific emphasis on the picoeukaryotes. Deep Sea Research 1 55: 1456-1473.
  • Drillet, G., Goetze, E., Jepsen, P. M., Højgaard, J. K., Hansen, B. W. (2008) Strain-specific vital rates in four Acartia tonsa cultures, I: Strain origin, genetic differentiation and egg survivorship.  Aquaculture 280(1-4): 109-116.
  • Goetze, E. (2008) Heterospecific mating and partial prezygotic reproductive isolation in the planktonic marine copepods Centropages typicus and Centropages hamatus.  Limnology and Oceanography 53(2): 433-445.
  • Goetze, E. (2006) Elongation factor 1-α in marine copepods (Calanoida: Eucalanidae): Phylogenetic utility and unique intron structure.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40 (3): 880-886.
  • Glover, A.G., Goetze, E., Dahlgren, T., Smith, C.R. (2005) Morphology, reproductive biology and genetic structure of the whale-fall and hydrothermal vent specialist, Bathykurila guaymasensis Pettibone 1989 (Annelida: Polynoidae).  Marine Ecology 26 (3-4): 223-234.
  • Goetze, E. (2005) Global population genetic structure and biogeography of the oceanic copepods, Eucalanus hyalinus and E. spinifer.  Evolution 59 (11): 2378-2398.
  • Goetze, E., Bradford-Grieve, J. (2005) Genetic and morphological description of Eucalanus spinifer T. Scott 1894 (Calanoida: Eucalanidae), a circumglobal sister species of E. hyalinus s. s. (Claus 1866).  Progress in Oceanography 65 (1): 55-87.
  • Goetze, E.  (2003) Cryptic speciation on the high seas: global phylogenetics of the copepod family Eucalanidae.  Proceedings of the Royal Society London B. 270 (1531): 2321-2331.
  • Mullin, M.M., GoetzeE., Beaulieu, S.E., Lasker, J.M. (2000) Comparisons within and between years resulting in contrasting recruitment of Pacific hake (Merluccius productus) in the California Current System. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 57:1434-1447.