Dara Wilber

Bowhead Science and Technology

Phone: 843.795.6599
E-mail: darawilber@gmail.com


Ph.D., 1987, Florida State University, Tallahassee

Research Interests

  • Marine ecology
  • Habitat restoration
  • Environmental impact assessment

Current and planned research projects

  • ecological impact assessment in the marine and estuarine environment
  • oyster reef ecology and restoration
  • behavioral ecology of marine crustaceans


  • Wassick, A., J.A. Baeza, A. Fowler, and D. Wilber. 2017.  Reproductive performance of the marine green porcelain crab Petrolisthes armatus Gibbes, 1850 in its introduced range favors further range expansion.  Aquatic Invasions 12:469-485.
  • Wassick, A., M. Hughes, A. Baeza, A. Fowler, and D. Wilber.  2017.  Spacing and movement in the green porcelain crab, Petrolisthes armatus: evidence for male competition and mate guarding.   Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 50:165-177.
  • Duermit, E., V. Shervette, D. Whitaker, P. Kingsley-Smith, and D. Wilber.  2017.  A field assessment of claw removal impacts on the movement and survival of stone crabs Menippe spp.  FisheriesResearch 193:43-50.
  • Margiotta, A. M., V. R. Shervette, N. H. Hadley, C. J. Plante and D. H. Wilber.   2016.  Species-specific responses of resident crabs to vertical habitat complexity on intertidal oyster reefs.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 477:7-13.
  • Duermit, E. and D. H. Wilber.  2016.  Habitat-related phenotypic variation in adult western Atlantic stone crabs (Menippemercenaria Say, 1818).  Journal of Crustacean Biology 36:163-171.
  • Wilber, D. H., Clarke, D. G., Alcoba, C. J., and Gallo, J.  2016.  Windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectesamericanus) responses to cold temperature extremes in a Northwest Atlantic estuary.  Journal of Sea Research. 107:23-30.
  • Duermit, E., P. R. Kingsley-Smith, and D. H. Wilber.  2015.  The consequences of claw removal on stone crabs Menippe spp. and the ecological and fishery implications.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 35:895-905.
  • Wilber, D. H., Davis, D., Clarke, D. G.,  Alcoba, C. J., and J. Gallo.  2013.  Winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) estuarine habitat use and the association between spring temperature and subsequent year class strength.  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 133:251-259.
  • Wilber, D. H., Clarke, D. G., Gallo, J.,  Alcoba, C. J., Dilorenzo, A. M., and S. E. Zappala.  2013.  Identification of winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) estuarine spawning habitat and factors influencing egg and larval distributions. Estuaries and Coasts. 36:1304-1318. 
  • Wilber, D. H., N. H. Hadley, and D. G. Clarke.  2012.  Resident crab associations with sedimentation on restored oyster reefs in South Carolina and the implications for secondary consumers.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 32: 838-847.