Michael Kendrick

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Address: SCDNR Marine Resources Research Institute, 217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.953.6457
E-mail: kendrickm@dnr.sc.gov


Ph.D., 2016, University of Alabama
M.S., 2010, University of Alabama

Research Interests

  • Effects of environmental change on the ecology of marine and freshwater invertebrates
  • Population, community and ecosystem ecology
  • Using long-term data to address ecological questions

Current and planned research projects

  • Documenting patterns and drivers of decadal-scale changes in demographics of commercially and recreationally important invertebrates
  • Assessing effects of diseases on aquatic invertebrates
  • Investigating impacts of aquatic invasive species


  • Zuidema, SR, I de Buron, PR Kingsley-Smith, KM Hill-Spanik, N Fanani, & MR Kendrick. (2023). Ontogenetic and spatial variability in parasite communities of white shrimp Penaeus setiferus (Decapoda: Penaeidae). Parasitology, 1-37. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182022001597
  • Kendrick, MR., JF Brunson, ME Frischer, PR Kingsley-Smith. (2021) Climate indices predict black gill prevalence in white shrimp, Penaeus setiferus (Linnaeus, 1767) in South Carolina and Georgia, USA. Journal of Shellfish Research. https://doi.org/10.2983/035.040.0114 
  • Kendrick, MR., JF Brunson, DA Sasson, KL Hamilton, EL Gooding, SL Pound, PR Kingsley-Smith. (2021) Assessing the Viability of American Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) Embryos in Salt Marsh and Sandy Beach Habitats. Biological Bulletin 240:3. https://doi.org/10.1086/714277  
  • Lane, ZM, McElroy, EJ, MR Kendrick, & JD Zardus. (2021). Experimental demonstration of exclusively passive feeding in the sea-turtle barnacle Chelonibia testudinaria (Linnaeus, 1758)(Cirripedia: Coronulidae). Journal of Crustacean Biology, 41(4), ruab053. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/355575988
  • Kendrick, MR, AD Huryn & AE Hershey (2019). Disturbance, nutrients, and antecedent flow conditions affect macroinvertebrate community structure and productivity in an Arctic river. Limnology
    and Oceanography. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.10942
  • Kendrick, MR, AD Huryn, WB Bowden, LA Deegan, RH Findlay, AE Hershey, BJ Peterson, J Benes & E Schuett. 2018. Linking permafrost thaw to shifting biogeochemistry and food web resources in an arctic river. Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14448

  • Gooding, EL, AE Fowler, D Knott, RT Dillon, T Brown, MR Kendrick, PR Kingsley-Smith (2018) Life History and Phenological Characteristics of the Invasive Island Apple Snail Pomacea maculata (Perry, 1810) in Stormwater Retention Ponds in Coastal South Carolina, USA. Journal of Shellfish Research 37(1):229-238. https://doi.org/10.2983/035.037.0121

  • Kendrick, MR & AD Huryn (2015). Ephemeral wetlands as significant habitat for threatened crayfish in Alabama, U.S.A. Freshwater Crayfish 21(1): 153-157. DOI: 10.5869/fc.2015.v21-1.147 

  • Benstead, JP, JM Hood, NV Whelan, MR Kendrick, D Nelson, AF Hanninen and LM Demi (2014).
    Coupling of dietary phosphorus and growth across diverse fish taxa: a meta-analysis of
    experimental aquaculture studies. Ecology 95:2768–2777. https://doi.org/10.1890/13-1859.1
  • Kendrick, MR and JP Benstead (2013). Temperature and nutrient availability interact to mediate growth
    and body stoichiometry in a detritivorous stream insect. Freshwater Biology 58:1820-1830.  

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