Phil Dustan

College of Charleston

Address: RITA 223, Department of Biology, Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: 843.953.8086


Post Doc, 1978-80 Scripps Inst Oceanography

Ph.D., 1975, SUNY at Stony Brook

B.S., Biology, 1969, Adelphi University



Research Interests

  • Ecology and evolution of reef-building corals
  • Landscape ecology
  • Global ecology

Current research projects

  • changing ecology of coral reef communities
  • coral bleaching in temperate waters offshore Charleston
  • remote sensing of coral reefs and coastal waters
  • impact of urbanization on reefs and coastal waters
  • microplastic in the marine environment
  • landscape ecology of Johns Island