Richard C. Murphy, PhD

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List of Publications

Scientific Publications, Reports & Papers Presented at Conferences 

  • LeDrew, Ellsworth, H. Holden, J. Morrow, R. Murphy and W. Bour. 1995. Mapping of Coral Ecosystem Stress from Landsat TM and SPOT imagery with In Situ Optical Corrections. Paper presented at the Remote Sensing conference in Seattle, WA.
  • Collins, Charles T. and Richard Murphy. 1993. Echolocation acuity of the Palawan Swiftlet (Aerodramus palawanesis). Avocetta 17:157-162.
  • Murphy, R. C. 1996. A plea for white shark conservation. Pages 5-6 in Klimley, A.P. and D.G. Ainley (eds.) Great White Sharks: The Biology of Carcharodon carcharias. Academic press, San Diego.
  • Nelson, D. R. and W. R. Strong, Jr. 1996. Chemical repellent tests on white sharks, with comments on repellent delivery methods. Pages 471-475 in Klimley, A.P. and D.G. Ainley (eds.) Great White Sharks: The Biology of Carcharodon carcharias. Academic press, San Diego.
  • Strong, W. R., Jr., R. C. Murphy, B. D. Bruce, and D. R. Nelson. 1992. Movements, feeding, and associated behaviors of bait-attracted white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias. Australian Journal Marine and Freshwater Research. 43, 13-20.
  • Strong, W. R., Jr., B. D. Bruce, D. R. Nelson and R. C. Murphy. 1996. Population dynamics of white sharks in Spencer Gulf, South Australia. Pages 401-414 in Klimley, A.P. and D.G. Ainley (eds.) Great White Sharks: The Biology of Carcharodon carcharias. Academic press, San Diego.
  • Brown, M.T., H.T. Odum, R.C. Murphy, R. A. Christianson, S. J. Doherty, T.R. Mc Clanahan and S. E. Tennenbaum. 1993. Rediscovery of the World: Developing an Interface of Ecology and Economics. (in preparation)
  • Murphy, R.C., and J.N. Kremer. 1992. Benthic community metabolism and the role of deposit-feeding callianassid shrimp. Journal of Marine Research 50:321-340.
  • Strong Jr., W.R., R.C. Murphy, B.D. Bruce and D.R. Nelson. 1992. Movement and Associated Observations of Bait-attracted While Sharks, Carcharodon carcharias: A Preliminary Report. Aust. J. Mar. Freshwater Res., 43: 13-20.
  • Strong Jr., W.R., R.C. Murphy, B.D. Bruce and D.R. Nelson. 1992. Movement and Associated Observations of Bait-attracted While Sharks, Carcharodon carcharias: A Preliminary Report. In: Sharks: Biology and Fisheries. Ed. J.G. Pepperell. CSIRO Ausralia.
  • Murphy, R.C. 1992. Report to the country of Nauru on The Cousteau Society Nauru Expedition: Observations and Analyses with focus on coral bleaching and the possible health hazard of cadmium in fish tissues.
  • Murphy, R.C., 1991. “Energy Analysis of Development Strategies”. Paper presented to Center for Indigenous Knowledge for Agriculture and Rural Development Conference, Iowa State University, March 19, 1991.
  • Strong, Wesley R. and R.C. Murphy. 1991. “Movement patterns of bait-attracted white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, with notes on feeding and social interactions”. Paper presented to Sharks Down Under Conference, Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia. February 1991.
  • Chamberlin, W.S., D.A. Kiefer, C.R. Booth, J.H. Morrow, and R.C. Murphy. 1990. Natural
    fluorescence and photosynthesis in an oligotrophic ocean. Deep-Sea Research
  • Murphy, R.C. and J.N. Kremer. 1990. “The role of bioturbation resulting from depositfeeding shrimp in benthic nutrient regeneration and community production.” Paper presented to the II Congreso de Ciencias del Mar, Havana, Cuba, June, 1990.
  • Murphy, R.C. 1990. “Recent activities of The Cousteau Society in environmental science and communication.” Paper presented to the II Congreso de Ciencias del Mar, Havana, Cuba, June, 1990.
  • Osborne, P.L. and R. Murphy. 1989. Botanical Colonization of Motmot Island, Lake Wisdom, Madang Province. Science in New Guinea 15(2).
  • Sarano, F., R.C. Murphy, B.F. Houghton and J.W. Hedenquist. 1989. Preliminary observations of submarine geothermal activity in the vicinity of White Island Volcano, Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 19(4):449-459.
  • Murphy, R.C. 1989. Report to the country of Papua New Guinea on The Cousteau Society Papua New Guinea Expedition. Constans, J. and R.C. Murphy. 1989. Report to the countries of Brazil, Peru and
    Colombia on The Cousteau Society 1982-1983 Amazon Expedition.
  • DeLeon, I.R., C.J. Byrne, E.A. Peuler, S.R. Antoine, J. Schaeffer, and R.C. Murphy. 1986. Trace organic and heavy metal pollutants in the Mississippi River. Chemosphere. 15(6):795-805.
  • Murphy, R.C. 1985. “Waste water and California’s Marine Environment.” Paper presented to: 57th Annual California Water Pollution Control Association Conference. May 8, 1985, Anaheim, CA.
  • Murphy, R. C. 1985. “Sustainable development in tropical coastal environments – Insights from the Cousteau Amazon and Caribbean Expeditions.” Paper presented to: Fundacion Intelecto. Feb. 28, 1985, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Murphy, R. C. 1984. “Results of the Cousteau Mississippi River Expedition.” Presented to 23rd Annual Fish and Wildlife Conference, Missouri chapter of the Wildlife Society. Feb. 7, 1985, Columbia, Missouri.
  • Murphy, R.C. and J. Kremer. 1984. “Benthic community metabolism in Colorado Lagoon,Long Beach, California.” Paper presented to the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. June 13, 1984, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Murphy, Richard C. and James N. Kremer. 1983. “Community metabolism of Clipperton Lagoon, a coral atoll in the Eastern Pacific.” Bull. of Mar. Sci. 33(1):152-164. 
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1983. The introduced bivalve, Mercenaria mercenaria in a shallow coastal ecosystem: 1)Factors affecting its distribution, 2)Contribution to benthic community metabolism. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Southern California.
  • Murphy, R.C. and J. Kremer. 1980. “Community metabolism in Clipperton Lagoon.” Paper presented to: Amer. Soc. of Limnology and Oceanography. Dec. 30, 1980, Seattle, Wash.
  • Murphy, R.C. and J. Kremer. 1980. “Oxygen consumption in a shallow subtidal community.” Paper presented to: Amer. Soc. of Limnology and Oceanography. Feb. 3, 1980, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1971. “The structure and ultrastructure of the pineal organ of the bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus.” J. Morph. 133(1):1-16.

Popular Publications & Conferences 

  • Cousteau, J.M. and R.C. Murphy. 2002. Saving Coral Reefs – Doing Well by Doing Good (a series of articles on coral reefs and 2002 year of ecotourism). In press with the following dive magazines: Immersion Dive Magazine – Spain, Oceans Magazine – France, Ocean Magazine – Czech Republic, Tauchen Dive Magazine – Germany, Dyk Magazine – Scandanavia, Sport Diving Magazine – Australia, Dive New Zealand – New Zealand, Aventura Magazine– Argentina, Diver Magazine – Britain.
  • Learning about and learning from nature -Cities Under the Sea. February 24/25, 2002. Educational Travel Conference. Los Angeles California.
  • Ambassadors of the Environment Educational Program – A New Vision for the Next Generation. February 20/21, 2002. American Camping Association National Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 2000/2001. Kelp beds and coral reefs – A new vision for the next generation. Ocean Realm Magazine. Pp 50-53.
  • Murphy, Richard C. and Akiko Iwata. 1999. “Environmental Responsibility and Ecotourism in Fiji – Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort.” Landscape Design. 17:76-79.
  • Murphy, R.C. 1995. “A Plea for White Shark Conservation.” In: The Ecology and Behavior
    of the White Shark. Eds. A.P. Klimley & D.G. Ainley. Publisher ???
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1994. “The Tree That Was Loved to Death.” Calypso Log, 21(3): 10- 13.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1994. “Disturbing Traditional Resource Management”. Calypso Log, 21(2):19-21.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1993. “Ecotechnie – A New Vision for Educating Decision-Makers”. Calypso Log, 20(5/6):26-28.
  • Murphy, Richard C. and Pamela Stacey. 1993. Planet Earth – An Oasis in Space. In prep. (A Cousteau cartoon book for children in developing countries to be published through UNESCO) 
  • Cousteau, J.Y., F. Sarano, R.C. Murphy, D. Ody. 1992. Planete Terre – La Grande Aventure de la Vie. Hachette, Jeunesse. Paris, France. pp. 117.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1992. “Responsible Coastal Management for the State of Nayarit, Mexico”. Calypso Log, 19(6):4-6.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1990. “Birds of Darkness”. Calypso Log, 17(6):14-16. Stacey, P. and R.C. Murphy. 1989. “Creating Ambassadors of the Environment”, A’luloquoy, Vol.2., No.2.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1989. “A Royal Commitment to Sustainable Development.” Calypso Log. 16(5):4-7.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1989. “Cosmic Ecology – An Aboriginal View of the World.” Calypso Log. 16(1):9-11.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1988. “Papua New Guinea: Islands of Independence.” Calypso Log. 15(3):4-7.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1988. “Return to Paradise (Cocos Island).” Calypso Log. 15(2):4-7. Murphy, Richard C. 1987. “Sea Lions and Penguins of the Forest, (Auckland Islands, New Zealand).” Calypso Log. 14(2):16-18.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1987. “Calypso Tests Global Waters”, Calypso Log. 14(1):6-7.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1986. “Rediscovery: Sea of Cortez.” Calypso Log. 13(3):4-6.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1986. “Diving Tierra del Fuego: Notes from a naturalist.” Calypso Log. 13(2):10-11.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1985. “The Mississippi: Another View.” Calypso Log. 12(4):11-14.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1985. “On human ecosystems, coral reefs and the future.” Calypso Log. 12(1):14-17.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1984. “The Cousteau Mississippi River Expedition.” Great Rivers – First ommemorative Edition. 1(1):8-11.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1984. “Shiraho Reef – One small village confronts its government over the reef that gives it life.” Calypso Log. 11(3):12-16.
  • Murphy, Richard C. with N. Guenther, K. Massoni, J. B. Rojas, and J. Swick. 1984. “Wet and Wild: A six-unit marine education teacher guide for grades K-6.” Evaluation, Dissemination and Assessment Center, California State University, Los Angeles.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1983. “Pororoca.” Calypso Log. 10(2):8-11.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1983. “The ugly dolphin.” Dolphin Log. September 1983.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1982. “One cold day of beauty and dust.” Calypso Log. 9(3):8-13.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1982. “Connections: tomatoes, trees and fish.” Dolphin Log. June
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1982. “Discoveries and you.” Dolphin Log. March 1982.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1982. “Connections.” Dolphin Log. March 1981.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1980. “Clipperton Island.” Calypso Log. 7(3):4-21.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1978. “Space stations, spider webs, and crystal chandeliers.” Sea World Magazine. Spring 1978.
  • Murphy, Richard C. 1976. “Project Ocean Search – Hilton Head Island.” The Journal of Marine Education.