Faculty research
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 NO
Jody M. Beers Environmental and comparative physiology, physiological ecology YES
Craig L. Browdy Sustainable aquaculture technology research and development NO
Jeffrey F. Brunson Crustacean fisheries management, applied fisheries research, conservation ecology, population dynamics NO
Louis E. Burnett, Jr. Environmental physiology, respiration and transport processes in animals NO
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 NO
Katy W. Chung Aquatic toxicology NO
Loren D. Coen Marine benthic ecology, plant-animal interactions, tropical ecology, crustacean biology NO
Stacie E. Crowe Benthic ecology, taxonomy of marine invertebrates NO
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 NO
Isaure de Buron Host-parasite interactions at the ecological, cellular, and molecular levels NO
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 YES
Kristina Hill-Spanik Applied molecular biology; biogeography and ecology of microbes; parasites of molluscs and fish; bioinformatics, phylogenetics NO
Melissa Hughes Animal behavior; in particular, communication in song birds and crustaceans YES
Jeffrey L. Hyland Environmental monitoring and assessments, benthic ecology, ecotoxicology NO
Pamela C. Jutte Benthic ecology; invertebrate behavioral biology YES
Peter B. Key Aquatic toxicology NO
Peter R. Kingsley-Smith Shellfish restoration and management YES
David M. Knott Taxonomy and ecology of benthic and planktonic invertebrates NO
Lisa May Microbial ecology and coral-microbe interactions; DNA damage and its effect upon the reproduction potential of coral; effects of stressors on coral. NO
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 NO
Denise M. Sanger Impacts of human land use, benthic ecology, water quality, sediment chemistry, and toxicology YES
Daniel A. Sasson Reproductive behavior of invertebrates 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 NO
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 NO
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 NO
Pace Wilber Geographical information systems NO
Edward F. Wirth Effects of pesticides on crustaceans, particularly reproduction and physiology NO
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 NO
John D. Zardus Evolution and ecology of commensal barnacles YES

*NO=cannot serve as major advisor, but can serve on thesis committee