Position: Texaco Distinguished Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Office: 2221 Energy, Coast and Environment Building
Bachelor's Degree(s): B.S. University of Zagreb, 1981
Master's Degrees(s): M.S. University of Zagreb, 1984
Ph.D.(s): Ph.D. University of Zagreb, 1989
Ecosystem modeling, biological oceanography, coastal eutrophication, hypoxia, impacts of climate change on coastal ecosystems
OCS 4410 Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis
OCS 7029 Case Studies in Coastal Ecosystem Modeling
Awards & Honors:
2012 – Texaco Distinguished Professor in Oceanography
2012 – School of the Coast and Environment Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
2010 – Marine Pollution Bulletin – “Top 50 most cited articles” 2005-2009
2009 – Environmental Science and Technology – Top Environmental Science Paper of 2008
2007 – School of the Coast and Environment Outstanding Faculty Research Award
2005 – 2009 – E.L. Abraham Distinguished Professorship in Louisiana Environmental Studies
2002 – School of the Coast and Environment Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
1991 – 1992 – Fulbright Fellowship
Justic, D., Rose, K., Hetland, R., Fennel, K. (Eds.) 2017. Modeling Coastal Hypoxia: Numerical Simulations of Patterns, Controls and Effects of Dissolved Oxygen Dynamics. Springer.
Fennel, K., Laurent, A., Hetland, R., Justic, D., Ko, D. S., Lehrter, J., Murrell, M., Wang, L., Yu, L., Zhang, W. 2016. Effects of model physics on hypoxia simulations for the northern Gulf of Mexico: A model inter-comparison. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (in press).
Fry, B., Justic, D., Riekenberg, P., Swenson, E.M., Turner, R.E., Wang, L., Pride, L., Rabalais, N.N., Kurtz, J., Lehrter, J.C., Murrell, M.C., Shadwick, E.H., Boyd., B. 2015. Carbon dynamics on the Louisiana continental shelf and cross-shelf feeding of hypoxia. Estuaries and Coasts 38: 703-721.
Lane, R., Huang, H., Day, J.W., Justic, D., DeLaune, R.D. 2015. Water quality of a coastal Louisiana swamp and how dredging is undermining restoration. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 152: 23-32.
Rose, K., Huang, H. and Justic, D., DeMutsert, K. 2014. Simulating fish movement responses and potential salinity stress from large-ccale river diversions. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management and Ecosystem Science 6: 43-61.
Justic, D., Wang, L. 2014. Assessing temporal and spatial variability of hypoxia over the inner Louisiana-upper Texas shelf: Application of an unstructured-grid three-dimensional coupled hydrodynamic-water quality model. Continental Shelf Research 72: 163-179.
Das, A., Justic, D., Inoue, M., Hoda, A., Huang, H., Park., D. 2012. Impact of Mississippi River diversions on salinity gradients in a deltaic Louisiana estuary: Ecological and management implications. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 111: 17-26.
Huang, H., Justic, D., Lane, R., Day, J.W., Cable, J. 2011. Hydrodynamic responses of the Breton Sound estuary to pulsed Mississippi River inputs. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 95: 216-231.
Paerl, H.W. and Justic, D. 2011. Primary producers: Phytoplankton ecology and trophic dynamics in coastal waters. In Wolansky, E. and McLusky, D.S. (eds), Treatise on estuarine and coastal science, Volume 6, pp. 23-42, Waltham: Academic Press.
Das, A., Justic, D., Swenson, E., Turner, R.E., Inoue, M., Park, D. 2011. Coastal land loss and hypoxia: The ‘outwelling’ hypothesis revisited. Environmental Research Letters 6: 025001 (9 pp); doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/2025001.
Perez, B., Day, J.W., Jr., Justic, D., Lane, R.R., Twilley, R.R. 2011. Nutrient stoichiometry, freshwater residence time, and nutrient retention in a river-dominated estuary in the Mississippi Delta. Hydrobiologia 658: 41-54.
Das, A., Justic, D., Swenson, E. 2010. Modeling estuarine-shelf exchanges in a deltaic estuary: Implications for coastal carbon budgets and hypoxia. Ecological Modelling 221: 978-985.
Quinones-Rivera, Z.J., Wissel, B., Rabalais, N.N., Justic, D. 2010. Effects of biological and physical factors on seasonal oxygen dynamics in a stratified, eutrophic coastal ecosystem. Limnology and Oceanography 55: 289-304.
Day, J.W., Cable, J.E., Cowan, Jr., J.H., DeLaune, R., de Mutsert, K., Fry, B., Mashriqui, H., Justic, D., Kemp, P., Lane, R.R., Rick, J., Rick, S., Rozas, L.P., Snedden, G., Swenson, E.M., Twilley, R.R., and Wissel, B. 2009. The Impacts of Pulsed Reintroduction of River Water on a Mississippi Delta Coastal Basin. Journal of Coastal Research 54: 225-243.
Rabalais, N.N, Turner, R.E., Diaz, R.J., Justic, D. 2009. Global change and eutrophication of coastal waters. ISIS Journal of Marine Science 66: 1528-1537.
Wang, L., Justic, D. 2009. A modeling study of the physical processes affecting the development of seasonal hypoxia over the inner Louisiana-Texas shelf: Circulation and stratification. Continental Shelf Research 29: 1464-1476.
Quinones-Rivera, Z.J., Wissel, B., Justic, D. 2009. Development of productivity models for the northern Gulf of Mexico based on oxygen concentration and stable oxygen isotopes. Estuaries and Coasts. 32: 436-446.
Inoue, M., D. Park, D. Justic, and W.J. Wiseman, Jr. 2008. A high-resolution integrated hydrology-hydrodynamic model of the Barataria Basin system. Environmental Modelling and Software doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2008.02.011.
Turner, R.E., N.N. Rabalais, and D. Justic. 2008. Gulf of Mexico hypoxia: alternate states and a legacy. Environmental Science and Technology 42:2323-2327.
Hyfield, D.C.G., J.W. Day, J.E. Cable, and D. Justic. 2008. The impacts of re-introducing Mississippi River water on the hydrologic budget and nutrient inputs of a deltaic estuary. Ecological Engineering 32:347-359.
Justic, D., V. Bierman, D. Scavia, and R. Hetland. 2007. Forescasting Gulf’s hypoxia: the next 50 years. Estuaries 30:791-801.
Quinones-Rivera, Z.J., B. Wissel, D. Justic, and B. Fry. 2007. Partitioning oxygen sources and sinks in a stratified, eutrophic coastal ecosystem using stable oxygen isotopes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 342:69-83.
Turner, R.E., N.N. Rabalais, D. Justic, and Q. Dortch. 2006. Predicting summer hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico: riverine N, P, and Si loading. Marine Pollution Bulletin 52:139-148.
Justic, D, N.N. Rabalais, and R.E. Turner. 2005. Coupling between climate variability and marine coastal eutrophication: historical evidence and future outlook. Journal of Sea Research 54:25-35.
Day, J., J. Barras, E. Clarain, J. Johnston, D. Justic, G.P. Kemp, J-Y. Ko, R. Lane, W. Mitsch, G. Steyer, P. Templet, and A. Yanez-Arancibia. 2005. Implications of global climatic change and energy cost and availability for the restoration of the Mississippi river delta. Ecological Engineering 24:251-263.