Stephen Jones

Phone: (603) 862-5124
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, Jackson Lab, Durham, NH 03824
Stephen Jones

My main focuses of research are: 1) ribotyping Escherichia coli to identify sources of fecal contamination in surface waters; 2) microbial cycling of mercury in estuarine and marine environments; 3) monitoring for toxic chemicals in the marine environment; 4) stormwater-related pollution of estuarine waters. I have many different projects that make up my research program, the majority of which are related to these 4 topic areas.


  • Ph.D., Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin
  • M.S., Soil Science, University of Wisconsin
  • B.S., Soil Science, University of Maine

Courses Taught

  • CIE/ENE 856/756: Environmental Eng Microbiology
  • MCBS 999: Doctoral Thesis
  • MESB 999: Doctoral Research
  • MICR 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

TAYLOR, M. A., YU, J. W., HOWELL, T. L., & JONES, S. H. (2018). Varying Success of Relaying To Reduce Vibrio parahaemolyticus Levels in Oysters (Crassostrea virginica). Journal of Food Protection, 81(4), 659-669. doi:10.4315/0362-028x.jfp-17-363

Taylor, M. A., Yu, J. W., Howell, T. L., & Jones, S. H. (2018). Varying Success of Relaying To Reduce Vibrio parahaemolyticus Levels in Oysters (Crassostrea virginica). JOURNAL OF FOOD PROTECTION, 81(4), 659-669. doi:10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-17-363

Xu, F., Gonzalez-Escalona, N., Drees, K. P., Sebra, R. P., Cooper, V. S., Jones, S. H., & Whistler, C. A. (2017). Parallel Evolution of Two Clades of an Atlantic-Endemic Pathogenic Lineage of Vibrio parahaemolyticus by Independent Acquisition of Related Pathogenicity Islands. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 83(18). doi:10.1128/aem.01168-17

Xu, F., Gonzalez-Escalona, N., Haendiges, J., Myers, R. A., Ferguson, J., Stiles, T., . . . Whistler, C. A. (2017). Sequence Type 631 Vibrio parahaemolyticus, an Emerging Foodborne Pathogen in North America. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 55(2), 645-648. doi:10.1128/jcm.02162-16

Urquhart, E. A., Jones, S. H., Yu, J. W., Schuster, B. M., Marcinkiewicz, A. L., Whistler, C. A., & Cooper, V. S. (n.d.). Environmental Conditions Associated with Elevated Vibrio parahaemolyticus Concentrations in Great Bay Estuary, New Hampshire. PLOS ONE, 11(5), e0155018. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155018

Mahoney, J. C., Gerding, M. J., Jones, S. H., & Whistler, C. A. (2010). Comparison of the Pathogenic Potentials of Environmental and Clinical Vibrio parahaemolyticus Strains Indicates a Role for Temperature Regulation in Virulence. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76(22), 7459-7465. doi:10.1128/aem.01450-10

Eddy, S. D., & Jones, S. H. (2002). Microbiology of summer flounder Paralichthys dentatus fingerling production at a marine fish hatchery. Aquaculture, 211(1-4), 9-28. doi:10.1016/s0044-8486(01)00882-1

Chase, M. E., Jones, S. H., Hennigar, P., Sowles, J., Harding, G. C. H., Freeman, K., . . . Taylor, D. (2001). Gulfwatch: Monitoring Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Trace Metal and Organic Contaminants in the Gulf of Maine (1991–1997) with the Blue Mussel, Mytilus edulis L. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 42(6), 490-504. doi:10.1016/s0025-326x(00)00193-4

Weber, J. H., Evans, R., Jones, S. H., & Hines, M. E. (1998). Conversion of mercury(II) into mercury(0), monomethylmercury cation, and dimethylmercury in saltmarsh sediment slurries. Chemosphere, 36(7), 1669-1687. doi:10.1016/s0045-6535(97)10042-x

O'Neill, K. R., Jones, S. H., & Grimes, D. J. (1992). Seasonal incidence of Vibrio vulnificus in the Great Bay estuary of New Hampshire and Maine.. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 58(10), 3257-3262. doi:10.1128/aem.58.10.3257-3262.1992

Most Cited Publications