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Invertebrates

Faculty Research Potential Primary Advisor*
Agnes J. Ayme-Southgate Genomics and molecular analysis of insect muscle proteins; protein structure-function relationship and biophysical modeling; application and significance for development, flight physiology and evolution NR
Craig L. Browdy Sustainable aquaculture technology research and development NR
Jeff Brunson Crustacean fisheries management, applied fisheries research, conservation ecology, population dynamics NA
Erin J. Burge Environmental immunology and molecular biology of marine invertebrates and fishes NR
Louis E. Burnett, Jr. Environmental physiology, respiration and transport processes in animals YES
Christine A. Byrum Evolution and development of endoderm and mesoderm in marine invertebrates; cell specification and signal transduction; cnidarian gastrulation. Use of the sea urchin as a developmental model at the cellular, molecular, and systems level; evolution of the metazoan body plan YES
Robert W. Chapman Fisheries, genetics, population biology NR
Katy W. Chung Aquatic toxicology NA
Loren D. Coen Marine benthic ecology, plant-animal interactions, tropical ecology, crustacean biology NO
Stacie E. Crowe Benthic ecology, taxonomy of marine invertebrates NA
Russell D. Day Biomonitoring of marine ecosystems and organismal health, environmental chemistry, coral stressors, health, and geochemistry, isotopes, heavy metals, trace elements in the marine environment, ocean acidification, sea turtle ecotoxicology YES
Isaure de Buron Host-parasite interactions at the ecological, cellular, and molecular levels NR
Marie E. DeLorenzo Environmental toxicology YES
Phillip Dustan Marine ecology, coral reef ecology, biological oceanography YES
Peter J. Etnoyer Deep-sea coral diversity and ecology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for marine conservation and management NO
Michael H. Fulton Environmental health, aquatic toxicology NR
Nancy H. Hadley Shellfish restoration, conservation and management; mariculture NA
Melissa Hughes Animal behavior; in particular, communication in song birds and crustaceans YES
Jeffrey L. Hyland Environmental monitoring and assessments, benthic ecology, ecotoxicology YES
Pamela C. Jutte Benthic ecology; invertebrate behavioral biology YES
Peter B. Key Aquatic toxicology NR
Peter R. Kingsley-Smith Shellfish restoration and management YES
David M. Knott Taxonomy and ecology of benthic and planktonic invertebrates NA
Christopher A. Korey Drosophila genetics; Molecular genetics of Human neurological disease using Drosophila as a model system NR
Lisa May Microbial ecology and coral-microbe interactions; DNA damage and its effect upon the reproduction potential of coral; effects of stressors on coral. NA
Elizabeth Meyer-Bernstein Physiological mechanisms underlying the circadian timing system using Drosophila and mouse model systems. Research includes studies at the molecular, cellular, system and behavioral levels NR
Paul L. Pennington Marine and estuarine ecotoxicology YES
Robert D. Podolsky Functional biology and evolutionary ecology of marine invertebrates, larval ecology and life-history evolution, fertilization ecology, physiological ecology, phenotypic plasticity YES
Lou Ann Reed Environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology NR
Denise M. Sanger Impacts of human land use, benthic ecology, water quality, sediment chemistry, and toxicology YES
Tracey B. Schock Environmental Metabolomics - assessing health by identifying the physiological changes in marine organisms in response to environmental stressors/change, such as pollutants, disease, or temperature rise YES
Brian G. Scholtens Ecological models of plant-insect interactions NR
Geoffrey I. Scott Aquatic toxicology YES
Erik E. Sotka Ecology and evolution of marine biotic interactions, larval dispersal, molecular ecology, chemical ecology YES
Jason T. Vance Biomechanics, aerodynamics, and control of insect flight; ontogeny of maximal flight performance and foraging behavior in honey bees NR
Keith Walters Marine ecology, habitat restoration, marine snow dynamics, plant-animal interactions, meiofauna NR
John E. Weinstein Environmental toxicology; physiological ecology and toxicology of invertebrates and fish YES
Dara H. Wilber Ecological impact assessment in the marine and estuarine environment YES
Pace Wilber Geographical information systems YES
Edward F. Wirth Effects of pesticides on crustaceans, particularly reproduction and physiology NR
Cheryl M. Woodley The application of biomedical concepts and technologies to understand how stressors affect coral health and use this information to design early-warning indicators of conditions posing risks to coral health and fitness YES
John D. Zardus
Evolution and ecology of commensal barnacles YES

*NR=did not respond to survey; NA=cannot serve as major advisor, but can serve on thesis committee