Erik Sotka

College of Charleston

Address: Grice Marine Laboratory, 205 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.953.9191
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Ph.D., 2001, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Interests

  • Ecology and evolution of marine biotic interactions
  • Larval dispersal
  • Molecular ecology
  • Chemical ecology
  • Marine invasive species


  • Manyak-Davis, A., T.M. Bell, and E.E. Sotka. (2013) The relative importance of predation risk and water temperature in maintaining Bergmann's rule in a marine ectotherm. American Naturalist 182:347-358
  • Craft, J.D., V.J. Paul and E.E. Sotka (2013) Biogeographic and phylogenetic effects on feeding resistance of generalist herbivores toward plant chemical defenses. Ecology 94:18-24
  • Byers, J.E., P.E. Gribben, C. Yeager and E.E. Sotka (2012) Impacts of invasive ecosystem engineer within mudflats of the southeastern U.S. coastline. Biological Invasions 14:2587-2600
  • Sotka, E.E. (2012) Natural selection, larval dispersal and the geography of phenotype in the sea. Integrative and Comparative Biology 52:538-545
  • Strand, A.E., L.M. Williams, M.F. Oleksiak, and E.E. Sotka (2012) Can diversifying selection be distinguished from history in geographic clines? A population genomic study of killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) PLoS-ONE 7:e45138