Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D./M.S. (Marine Biology) Duke University, Durham, NC 1971
A.B. (Zoology) Miami University, Oxford Ohio 1966, Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude.

Experience in Higher Education

1985‑Present Professor and Director, Shannon Point Marine Center, Western Washington University.

  • Principal Editor: Estuarine Coastal & Shelf Science 1990 - 2007
  • President: Western Association of Marine Laboratories, 1994
  • 1993 Acting Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, Western Washington University

1984-1985 Professor, Horn Point Environmental Laboratories, University of Maryland.

1982‑1984 Associate Professor, Horn Point Environmental Laboratories, University of Maryland.

1976‑1982 Associate Professor and Head, Horn Point Environmental Laboratories, Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies, University of Maryland.

1971‑1976 Research Assistant Professor, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland.

1974‑1976 Director, Summer Programs, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory.

1966‑1971 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology, Duke University and Duke University Marine Laboratory.

Professional Activities

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Zoologists
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
  • Pacific Estuarine Research Society
  • Estuarine Research Federation
  • Western Association of Marine Laboratories

Professional Services

Manuscripts reviewed:

Biol. Bull.; Marine Biology; Chesapeake Science; Journal of Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society; Proceedings: National Shellfish Association; J. exp. mar. Biol. Ecol.; Est. Coastal Shelf. Sci.; Marine Ecology - Prog. Ser.; Canada J. Fish. Aquatic Sci.; J. Crust. Biol.; Water, Air, and Soil Pollution; J. Plankton Research

Proposal reviewed:

National Science Foundation: Polar Research, Biological Oceanography, Regulatory Biology; Environmental Protection Agency, Gulf Breeze Laboratory, Florida; Sea Grant; Hudson River Foundation; Smithsonian Institution; State of Maryland Environmental Services

Area of Personal Research

Research interests include studies of recruitment, survival, growth, and evolution in larvae of invertebrate animals. Of special interest is behavior and nutrition in larvae of brachyuran crabs.

Research Grants and Contracts

Bold entries: presently active

University of Maryland

Director of blue crab studies section: Ecological effects of nuclear steam electrical station operations on estuarine systems. U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. 1971, 1972.

Director blue crab studies section: Investigation of the hydrographic and ecological effects of enlargement of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1971, 1972.

Principal Investigator: Blue Crab Study in the Chesapeake Bay. National Marine Fisheries Service and Maryland Fisheries Administration 1971, 1972.

Principal Investigator: National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Participation Program. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory. 1975, 1976; Horn Point Environmental Laboratories, 1977.

Principal Investigator: Factors influencing blue crab population size: Nutrition of larvae and migration of juveniles. National Marine Fisheries Service and Maryland Fisheries Administration. 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976

Principal Investigator: Significance of Chesapeake Bay spawning stock to recruitment of blue crabs to the Bay. Sea Grant, 1978, 1979

Principal Investigator: Growth, development and dispersal of the larval and post‑larval stages of the deep sea red crab, Geryon quinquedens. Sea Grant, 1979, 1980.

Principal Investigator: Identification of nutritional requirements during development of blue crabs using microencapsulation techniques. Sea Grant, 1980‑81.

Principal Investigator: The source of blue crab recruitment in mid‑Atlantic estuaries: The role of the megalopa stage and larval behavior at thermal and salinity discontinuities. Sea Grant, 1981.

Principal Investigator: Synthesis of Sea Grant supported projects on the source of recruitment of blue crabs to mid‑Atlantic estuaries. Sea Grant, 1982.

Principal Investigator: Regulation of post‑recruitment dispersal of young‑of‑the‑year blue crabs to upper Chesapeake Bay. Sea Grant, 1982‑1983.

Principal Investigator: On‑Shore dispersal of post‑larval blue crabs: The mechanistic basis of megalopa recruitment to the estuary. Sea Grant, 1984‑1986.

Western Washington University

Principal Investigator: A preliminary study of Cancer magister megalopal growth and behavior. Sea Grant 1986.

Principal Investigator: The influence of temperature changes on Cancer magister zoeal survival and duration and plasticity in megalopa development. Sea Grant, 1987.

Principal Investigator: A preliminary feasibility study on the use of cultured red rock crab as a soft crab product. National Coastal Resources Institute, 1987.

Co‑Principal Investigator (with Dr. Dave Armstrong and Dr. Paul Dinnel, School of Fisheries, University of Washington): Marine Fish/Dungeness Crab Interactions in Padilla Bay. NOAA ‑ Estuarine Research Reserve Program, 1987.

Co‑Principal Investigator: Effects of seismic energy releases on the zoeal larvae of Dungeness crab. California Fish & Game, 1988.

Principal Investigator: NSF: Research Experience for Undergraduate Site, 1988/1990-1991/ 1992-1994/1995-1997; 98-00; 01-05; 06-10; 11-16

Co-Principal Investigator (with W. Wilson): NSF ILI 1989- 1991. Training in and application of state-of-the-art spectrometric and liquid chromatographic techniques in undergraduate marine science curricula.

Co-Principal Investigator (with G. Muller-Parker): NSF ILI 1990-1992. Upgrading undergraduate marine science curriculum by introduction of radioisotope and fluorometric techniques as tools for scientific investigation.

Principal Investigator: NSF Ocean Sciences Division: Multicultural Initiatives in Marine Science: Undergraduate Participation 1990-1994/1993-1998; 1999-2003; 2004-2008; 2009-2013

Principal Investigator: NSF Research in Undergraduate Institutions: Facilities development at SPMC in support of Coastal/estuarine processes research 1990-1992.

Principal Investigator: Response to temperature and salinity by Cancer magister megalopae. Washington Sea Grant. 1991

Co-Principal Investigator (with P. McLaughlin): NSF Systematic Biology: Phylogenetic relationships in the hermit crab Genus Pagurus. 1990-1992.

Principal Investigator: NSF Facilities Development in Field Stations and Marine Laboratories: Provision of a research microscope and gas chromatography system at the Shannon Point Marine Center, 1992-1994.

Co-Principal Investigator (with Brian Bingham): NSF ILI: Application of image analysis technology to the undergraduate marine science curriculum with special reference to the Minorities in Marine Science Undergraduate Program, 1991-1993.

Co-Principal Investigator (with Brian Bingham): NSF ILI: Introduction of spectroradiometry into the undergraduate marine science curriculum and special programs at SPMC, 1996-1998.

Principal Investigator: NSF Facilities Development in Field Stations and Marine Laboratories Program: Provision of a shallow-water research vessel and facilities to support SCUBA at SPMC, 1996.

Co-Principal Investigator (with Suzanne Strom): Sea Grant: Microbial communities in nearshore waters: links to larval crabs, 1995-1996; 1997-1999

Principal Investigator: NSF: FSML: Expansion and enhancement of analytical facilities at the Shannon Point Marine Center, 1998-2000

Principal Investigator: NSF: FSML: Provision of a marine culture laboratory at SPMC; 2001-2003

Principal Investigator: NSF: OCE: Nomination of SPMC for the 2002 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Math and Engineering Mentoring; 2003-2006

Principal Investigator: NSF: FSML: Seawater system utilization improvements at SPMC; 2004-2006

Principal Investigator: NSF: FSML: Provision of an academic vessel to improve capacities for field research and training at SPMC; 06-09

Principal Investigator (with S. Strom): NSF:FSML: Facility for the study of fine scale variability of physical, chemical, and biological variability in oceanographic features at the Shannon Point Marine Center; 08-11

Referred Papers

1973-2008: 55 papers

1973 Sulkin, S.D. and D. Pickett. Effect of agitation in the culture of thezoeal stages of the mud crab, Rhithropanopeus harrisii. Ches. Sci.,14(4):292‑294

1973 Sulkin, S.D. and L. Minasian. Synthetic sea water as a medium for raising crab larvae. Helgolanderwiss. Meeresunters 25(1):126‑134.

1973 Sulkin, S.D. Depth regulation of crab larvae in the absence of light. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 13:73‑82.

1974 Welch, J. and S.D. Sulkin. The effect of diet concentration on the survival and growth of the zoeal stages of Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould). J. Elisha Mitch. Sci. Soc., 90(2):69‑72

1975 Miller, S.D. Sulkin, and R.L. Lippson. Population dynamics of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, in the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and adjacent waters. Ches. Sci. 16:27‑31

1975 Sulkin, S.D. and R.E. Miller, Modified commercial crab and oyster dredges as sampling devices for the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun. Ches. Sci., 16:137‑139.

1975 Sulkin, S.D. and C.E. Epifanio. Comparison of rotifers and other diets for rearing early larvae of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun. Est. Coastal Mar. Sci. 3:109‑113.

1975 Sulkin, S.D., R.P. Morgan II, and L.L. Minasian. Biochemical changes during the larval development of the Xanthid crab, Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould). II. Nucleic acids. Marine Biology, 32:113‑118.

1976 Frank, J., S.D. Sulkin, and R.P. Morgan II. Biochemical changes during the larval development of the Xanthid crab, Rhithropanopeus harrissi (Gould). I. Protein, total lipid, alkaline phosphatase, and glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase. Marine Biology 32:105‑112.

1975 Sulkin, S.D. The influence of light in the depth regulation of crab larvae. Biol. Bull. 148:333‑ 343.

1977 Sulkin, S.D. The significance of diet on the growth and development of larvae of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, under laboratory conditions. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 20:119‑135.

1976 Sulkin, S.D., E.S. Branscomb, and R.E. Miller. Induced winter spawning and culture of larvae of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. Aquaculture 8:103‑113.

1976 Sulkin, S.D. and K. Norman. A comparison of two diets in the laboratory culture of the zoeal stages of the brachyuran crabs Rhithropanopeus harrisii and Neopanope sp. Helgolander wiss. Meeresunters 28:183‑190.

1977 Bentley, E. and S.D. Sulkin. The ontogeny of barokinesis during the zoeal development of the Xanthid crab, Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould). Mar. Behav. Physiol. 4:275‑282.

1978 Morgan, R.P. II, E. Kramarsky and S.D. Sulkin. Biochemical changes during the zoeal development of the Xanthid crab, Rhithropanopeus harrisii. III Isozyme changes during ontogeny. Marine Biology, 48:223‑226

1978 Sulkin, S.D. Nutritional requirements during larval development of the Portunid crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun. J. exp. mar. Biol. Ecol. 3:29‑ 41

1979 Levine, D. and S.D. Sulkin. An energy budget for Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould) during larval development. J. exp. mar. Biol. Ecol. 40:247‑257

1979 Sulkin, S.D., I. Phillips, and W. Van Heukelem. On the locomotory rhythm of brachyuran crab larvae and its significance in vertical migration. Marine Ecology Progress Series 1:331‑335.

1980 Sulkin, S.D. and W.F. Van Heukelem. Ecological and evolutionary significance of nutritional flexibility in planktotrophic larvae of the deep sea red crab Geryon quinquedens and the stone crab Menippe mercenaria Marine Ecology Progress Series, 2:91‑95.

1980 Sulkin, S.D., W.F. Van Heukelem, P. Kelly, and L. Van Heukelem. The behavioral basis of larval recruitment in the crab Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, a laboratory investigation of ontogenetic changes in goetaxis and barokinesis. Biol. Bull. 159:402‑417.

1981 Sulkin, S.D., W. Van Heukelem, and P. Kelly. Near‑shore larval assemblages as a source of recruitment for estuarine and deeper sea invertebrates. Cooperative Research Report on Estuaries. ICES, J.B. Pearce, ed., pp. 95‑109.

1982 Sulkin, S.D. and W. Van Heukelem. Larval recruitment in the crab Callinectes sapidus Rathbun: an amendment to the concept of larval retention in estuaries. Estuarine Comparisons. Academic Press, ed. by V. Kennedy, pp. 459‑475.

1982 Kelly, P., S.D. Sulkin, and W.F. Van Heukelem. A dispersal model for larvae of the deep sea red crab Geryon quinquedens Smith based upon behavioral regulation of vertical migration in the hatching stages. Marine Biology 72:35‑43.

1983 Levine, D., S.E. Sulkin, and L. Van Heukelem. The design and development of microencapsulated diets for the study of nutritional requirements of brachyuran crab larvae. In C. Berg, Jr. (ed.) The Culture of Marine Invertebrates: Selected Readings. Hutchinson‑Ross Publ. Co., Stroudsberg, PA, pp 193‑203.

1983 Sulkin, S.D., W.F. Van Heukelem, and P. Kelly. Behavioral basis of depth regulation in the hatching and post‑larval stages of the mud crab Eurypanopeus depressus Hay and Shore. Marine Ecology‑Progress Ser., 11:157‑164.

1983 Van Heukelem, W., M.C. Christman, C.E. Epifanio, and S.D. Sulkin. Growth of juvenile Geryon quinquendens (Brachyura, Geryonidae) in the Laboratory Fishery Bulletin, 81 (4):903‑905.

1984 Sulkin, S.D. A review: the behavioral basis of depth regulation in larvae of brachyuran crabs. Marine Ecology‑Prog. Ser., 15:181‑205.

1984 Levine, D.L. and S.D. Sulkin. "Ingestion and assimilation of microencapsulated diets by brachyuran crab larvae." Marine Biology Letters, 5:147‑153.

1984 Levine, D.L. and S.D. Sulkin. Nutritional significance of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids to the zoeal development of the brachyuran crab, Eurypanopeus depressus Smith. J. exptl. mar. Biol. Ecol., 81:211‑223

1984 McConnaughey, R.A. and S.D. Sulkin. Measuring the effects of thermoclines on the vertical migration of larvae of Callinectes sapidus (Brachyura;Portunidae) in the laboratory. Marine Biology, 81:139‑145.

1986 Sulkin, S.D. and C.E. Epifanio. Natural regulation of juvenile recruitment in the blue crab Callinectes sapidus (Rathbun) and its consequences for sampling and management strategy. Can Spec. Publ. Fish. & Aquatic Sciences, 92:117‑123.

1986 Sulkin, S.D. and W.F. Van Heukelem. Variability in the length of the megalopal stage and its consequence to dispersal and recruitment in the portunid crab Callinectes sapidus Rathbun. Bull. Mar. Sci., 39:269‑278.

1986 Sulkin, S.D. Application of experimental studies of larval behavior to fisheries problems. Can. J. Fish Aquatic Sci., 43:2184‑2188.

1988 Farrelly, C. and S.D. Sulkin. A note on the effects of starvation on megalop development in the brachyuran crab Hemigrapsus oregonensis. J. Crust. Biol., 8: 614‑617.

1989 Sulkin, S.D. and G. McKeen. A laboratory study of survival and duration of individual zoeal stages as a function of temperature in the brachyuran crab Cancer magister. Marine Biol., 103:31-17.

1990 DeBrosse, G., S. D. Sulkin and G. Jamieson. Intra-specific morphological variability in megalopae of three sympatric species of the Genus Cancer. J. Crust. Biol. 10:315-329

1991 Sulkin, S.D. Larval orientation mechanisms: the power of controlled experiments. OPHELIA 32:49-62.

1991 Staton, J.L. and S.D. Sulkin. Nutritional requirements and starvation resistance in larvae of the brachyura crabs Sesarma cinereum (Bose) and S. reticulatum (Say). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 152:271-284.

1992 Arana, M. and S. Sulkin. Behavioral basis of depth regulation in the first zoeal stage of the Pacific shore crab Hemigrapsus oregonensis (Brachyura, Grapsidae) Pacific Sci. 47:256-262.

1994 Sulkin, S.D. and G. McKeen. Influence of Temperature on larval development of four co-occurring species of the brachyuran Genus Cancer. Mar. Biol.118:593-600.

1994 Pearson, W.H., J.R. Skalski, S.D. Sulkin, and C.I. Malme “Effects of seismic energy releases on the survival and development of zoeal larvae of Dungeness crab (Cancer magister).” Mar. Envr. Res. 38:93-113.

1996 Sulkin, S.D., E. Mojica, and G. McKeen. Elevated summer temperature effects on megalopal and early juvenile development in the Dungeness crab, Cancer magister. Can. J. Fish. Aquatic Sci. 53:2076-2079.

1996 Sulkin, S.D. and G. McKeen. Larval development of the crab Cancer magister in temperature regimes simulating outer-coast and inland-water habitats. Marine Biology. 127:235-240.

1998 Sulkin, S.D., A. Blanco, J. Chan, and M. Bryant. The effects of limiting access to prey on the development of the first zoeal stage of the brachyuran crabs Cancer magister and Hemigrapsus oregonensis. Marine Biology 131:515-521

1998 Lehto, J, S. Sulkin, S. Strom, and D. Johnson. Protists and detrital particles as prey for the first larval stage of the brachyuran crab Hemigrapsus oregonensis. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 230:213-224

1998 Sulkin, S., J. Lehto, S. Strom, and D. Hutchinson. The nutritional role of protists in the first stage larvae of the Dungeness crab, Cancer magister. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 169:237-242

1999 Hartman, M. and S. Sulkin. Effects of prior exposure to petroleum hydrocarbon contamination during brooding on the subsequent larval development of the brachyuran crab Hemigrapsus oregonensis. J. Crust. Biol. 19:690-698

1999 Sulkin,S. & G. McKeen. The significance of feeding history on the value of heterotrophic microzooplankton as prey for larval crabs. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 186:219-225

2000 Hinz, S., S. Sulkin, S. Strom, and *J. Testerman. Discrimination in ingestion of protistan prey by larval crabs. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 222:155-162.

2003 Sulkin, S.D., S. Hinz, and *M. Rodriguez. Effects of exposure to toxic and non-toxic dinoflagellates on oxygen consumption and locomotion in stage 1 larvae of the crabs Cancer magister and C. oregonensis. Mar. Biol. 142:205-211.

2003 Bingham, B.L., S.D. Sulkin, S.S. Strom and G. Muller-Parker. Increasing diversity in the marine sciences through the Minorities in Marine Science Undergraduate Program. J. Geosci. Ed.51: 474-480.

2004 Perez, M and S. Sulkin. Palatability of autotrophic dinoflagellates to newly-hatched larval crabs. Mar. Biol. 146: 771-780.

2005 Harris B and S. Sulkin. Significance of feeding to the development of the postlarval megalopa in the free-living crab Lophopanopeus bellus and the commensal crab Fabia subquadrata. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 291:169-175

2006 Burnett, N & S Sulkin Characteristics of feeding on dinoflagellates by newly hatched larval crabs Marine Biology, 151:851-861

2007 Shaber, S & S.Sulkin Feeding on dinoflagellates by intermediate and late stage crab zoeae raised in the laboratory and collected from the field J. Exp Mar Biol Ecol 340:149-159

Technical Reports & Semi-Popular Articles

1972 Sulkin, S.D. "Abundance of blue crabs expected for 1972 season." Comm. Fish. News. Fish & Wildlife Admin. of Maryland. Vol. 5(#):4. Ref. No. 72‑45

1973 Sulkin, S.D. Decline in Blue Crab Production Predicted for Coming Season. Comm. Fish. News, Dept. of Nat. Res. Ref. No. 73‑48.

1973 Sulkin, S.D. Completion Report ‑ September 1973 ‑ National Marine Fisheries Service, "Blue Crab Study in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland." Ref. No. 773‑ 94.

1973 Sulkin, S.D. and R.E. Miller. Blue Crabs in C & D Canal Region. Appendix V, C, & D Canal Report under Contract DACW‑61‑71‑C‑0062, Army Corps of Engineers. Ref. No. 72-108

1973 Sulkin, S.D. New Blue Crab Study Begun. Comm. Fish., News, Dept. of Nat. Res. of Maryland. 6(6):1&4. Ref. No. 73‑ll9.

1974 Sulkin, S.D. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Summer Session "74 Bulletin, Ref. No. 74‑23.

1974 Sulkin, S.D. Annual Progress Report, period May 1, 1973 ‑ April 30, 1974 ‑ Project No. 3-186-R-1, "Factors Influencing blue crab population size: nutrition of larvae and migration of juveniles." Ref. No. 74‑125.

1974 Sulkin, S.D. "Fluctuations in blue crab abundance studied by state laboratory." Comm. Fish. News Dept. of Nat. Res. of Maryland. 8(1):2. Ref. No. 74‑166.

1975 Sulkin, S.D. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Summer Session '75 Bulletin. Ref. No. 75‑26.

1975 Sulkin, S.D. Annual Progress Report, Period May 1, 1974 ‑ April 30, 1975, Project No. 3-186-R-2, "Factors influencing blue crab population size; nutrition of larvae and migration of juveniles." UMCEES Ref. No. 75‑80CBL.

1976 Sulkin, S.D. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland, Summer Session '76 Bulletin. UMCEES Ref. No. 75‑185CBL.

1981 Sulkin, S.D. Final Technical Report Project R/F‑8. Maryland Sea Grant Program.

1982 Sulkin, S.D., C.E. Epifanio and A.J. Provenzano. Proceedings of a workshop on recruitment of the blue crab in mid‑Atlantic bight estuaries: a proposed recruitment model. Sea Grant Technical Report, College Park, MD. Publ. No. UM‑SG‑TS‑82‑04.

1986 Sulkin, S.D. Final Technical Report. A preliminary study of Cancer magister megalopal growth and behavior. Washington Sea Grant Project R/F‑66‑PD.

1988 DeBrosse, G., S.D. Sulkin, and H.H. Webber. Detection of heavy petroleum product in benthic marine sediments utilizing fluorescence spectroscopy, Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

1988 Pearson, W., J.R. Skalski, S.D. Sulkin, and C.I. Malme. The effects of seismic energy releases on the zoeal larvae of the Dungeness crab (Cancer magister). Final Report to State of California, Dept. of Fish and Game.

1996 Sulkin, S.D. & S. Strom. Completion Report. Microbial communities in nearshore waters: links to larval crabs. Washington Sea Grant Program. Proj. R/ES-16.

Service to the University of Maryland

Department

  • Director Summer Session, CBL; 1974, 1975, 1976
  • Library Committee, CBL; 1976
  • Seminar Chairman, CBL; 1975‑1976.

Division (CEES)

  • Chairman, CEES Faculty Senate 1984
  • Head, Horn Point Environmental Laboratories 1976‑1982
  • Ad hoc Committee to develop policy for Graduate Research Assistants
  • Ad hoc Committee to develop liaison with UMES on Undergraduate Environmental Sciences curriculum
  • Member, Director Search Committee

University

  • Member, committee to develop University-wide graduate program in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences; co-chairman, sub-committee on curriculum.
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Maryland Sea Grant program.
  • Chairman, UMES/CEES Coordinating Advisory Committee on Academic Programs in Marine Environmental Science.

Other

  • Member, Environmental Research Guidance Committee, Maryland Academy of Sciences, Power Plant Siting Program 1977 ‑ 1983.
  • Rapporteur: Zooplankton workshop, Biological Oceanography Workshop. Estuarine Research Federation-Outer Continental Shelf Conference, 1974.
  • College Park Campus MEES Program Committee 1979 ‑ 1982.

Service to Western Washington University

  • Chair, Provost Search Committee 1990
  • Member, Huxley Dean Search Committee, 1991-92
  • Chairman, Marine Science Planning Committee.
  • Member: Puget Sound Water Quality Authority ‑ University Steering Committee.
  • Member:Puget Sound Water Quality Authority Research Committee; Chairman, Sub‑committee on Research Priorities.
  • Member: Search Committee for Provost/Academic Vice President 1988
  • Acting Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs 1993
  • Member: Presidents Public Affairs Council, 1996
  • Member: Search Committee for Provost/ Academic Vice President 1999
  • Member South Campus planning Committee
  • Member: Cross Island Trail Task Force, Anacortes
  • Member: Steering Committee, Ship Harbor Interpretive Reserve, Anacortes
  • Chair, Search Committee, Founding Dean, College of Science & Technology
  • Member, Search Committee, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2008

Academic Activities

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Duke University, 1966‑1971.

Course Semesters Taught

  • General Biology (3)
  • Animal Diversity (Invertebrate Zoology) (5)
  • Comparative Anatomy(1)
  • Vertebrate Embryology (1)
  • Physiological Ecology of Marine Animals
  • (summer session)(1)

University of Maryland ‑ Undergraduate

Tutorial: Early life histories of marine and estuarine invertebrates (ANSC 699, Zool 328) (Summer, 1973: 4 credits) University of Maryland

University of Maryland ‑ Graduate

Animal Science 699: Special Problems: Invertebrate Development; Spring 1974; 2 credits

Zoology 609L: Special Problems: Ecology 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980

MEES 699: Special Problems: 1981, 1983

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole

Culture of Marine Invertebrates for Research Purposes

(Carl Berg, Jr.) Sections on brachyuran larvae and microcapsules ‑ 1983, 1984.

Western Washington University

  • HUX 517b: Special Topics: Significance of Larval Dispersal of Marine Invertebrate (1 cr) Winter, 1986.
  • BIOL 500 Independent Study Course
    • Spring - 1986
    • Fall - 1986
    • Winter - 1987
    • Spring - 1987
    • Fall - 1991 - 1998
  • BIOL 500 Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae (5 cr), Spring 1992.
  • BIOL 545a,b Adaptation in Invertebrate Larvae (1 cr), Fall/Spring 1994-1995.
  • Director, Graduate Option in Marine and Estuarine Science, 1988-1998
  • ESCI 597 Marine Invertebrate Larvae (2 cr) Winter, 2008

Advanced Degree Candidates

Research Advisor

1) Mr. Robert Miller ‑ M.S., University of Maryland; "Seasonal and vertical distribution of larvae of the Xanthid crab, Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould) in a tidal creek." 1977.

2) Mr. Eddy Forman ‑ M.S., University of Maryland; "Effect of cadimum on the growth and development of larval crabs." 1976.

3) Ms. Patti Kelly, M.S., Department of Zoology, UMCP; "Behavior of red crab larvae", 1981.

4) Mr. Robert McConnaughey, M.S., MEES Program, UMCP; The influence of thermoclines on vertical migra tion of stage I blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, larvae and the implications to recruitment.

5) Dr. Dan Levine, Department of Zoology, UMCP; Ph.D 1983; The role of essential fatty acids during zoeal development of brachyuran crab larvae as studied using microencapsulation techniques.

6) Dr. Joe Staton ‑ Dept. of Zoology, UMPC, M.S., 1984 Nutritional requirements and starvation resistance in larvae of the brachyura crabs Sesarma cinereum (Bose) and S. reticulatum (Say). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 152:271-284.

7) Ms. Kim Holzer, Department of Biology, WWU. Effects of diet and temperature on Cancer larvae development 1989.

8) Mr. Greg DeBrosse, Department of Biology, WWU. Distribution and identification of Cancer sp. megalopae in Puget Sound. 1991.

9) Ms. Mary Jo Hartman, Huxley/MESP WWU M.S. 1994. “Effect of exposure of ovigiers to petroleum hydrocarbons on subsequent zoeal development of the brachyuran crab Hemigrapsus oregonensis using diet as an experimental tool.”

10) Mr. Matt Johnson, Biology/MESP WWU M.S. 1996. The development and physiological response of Cancer magister megalopae to diel cycles of temperature and salinity.

11) Ms. Sara Prescott, Huxley, WWU MS 1996. Effects of planned marina construction in Ship Harbor, WA on selected early life history traits of the Dungeness crab Cancer magister.

12) Ms. Laura Morse, Huxley, WWU MS 1996. Acute and chronic toxicity of ammonia to the first larval stage of the crabs Hemigrapsus oregonensis and Cancer magister.

13) Mr. Jason Lehto, Huxley, WWU MS 1997. The use of protists and detritus as a diet for the first zoeal stage of the brachyuran crabs Cancer magister and Hemigrapsus oregonensis.

14) Mr. Shawn Hinz, Huxley, WWU MS 2000. Effects of feeding on toxic and non-toxic strains of the dinoflagellate Alexandrium spp. by larvae of four crab species

15) Mr. Brett Hora, Huxley, WWU MS 2002. Dietary requirements and settlement ecology of the larvae and post-larvae of the brachyuran crabs Cancer oregonensis and Cancer magister.

16) Ms. Franchesca Perez, Huxley, WWU MS 2003. Feeding by newly-hatched brachyuran crab larvae on autotrophic dinoglagellates: discrimination in ingestion, mixed prey grazing and effects of toxic cell grazing

17) Ms. Nicole Moore, Huxley, WWU MS 2003. The temporal patterns of ingestion of the dinoflagellate Prorocentrum micans by newly-hatched brachyuran crab larvae

18) Ms. Kara Shaber, Biology, WWU MS. 2005. Feeding in dinoflagellates by late stage larval crabs raised in the laboratory and collected from the field

19) Ms. Rachel Garcia, Huxley, WWU. 2008. Does the heterotrophic rotifer Brachionus plicatilis vector toxins from its algal prey to its larval crab predator?

20) Ms. Lauren Chomiczewski, Biology, 2009 projected. Effects of diet on the nutritional value to larval crabs of meroplanktonic prey

Committee Member

1) Mr.Dennis Logan ‑ Ph.D.,University of Delaware "Energy balance of the lobster Homarus americanus throughout the life cycle."

2) Ms.Ann Pembroke ‑ M.S., University of Delaware "The effects of some physical factors on the vertical distribution of Sabellaria vulgaris larvae in the Delaware Bay."

3) Ms. Mary Gibbons ‑ M.S., University of Delaware. "Gregarious settling in molluscs."

4) Ms.Mary Rosowski ‑ M.S., University of Delaware. "Behavior of red crab larvae."

5) Ms. Ana Dittel ‑ M.S., University of Delaware. "Vertical distribution of blue crab larvae in Delaware Bay."

6) Ms. Cindy Tynan ‑ M.S., University of Delaware. "Response of crab larvae to currents."

7) Ms. Joan Magnusen ‑ Ph.D. program, Department of Zoology, UMCP; Epidermal cell differentiation and movement during podocyst formation in Chrysaora quinquecirrha

8) Ms. Meosotes Curtis ‑ M.S., University of Delaware. "Energetics in larvae of a tropical crab."

9) Ms. Nancy O'Conner ‑ M.S., University of Delaware. "Behavior of tropical crab larvae to haloclines."

10) Mr. Sam Leslie, Department of Biology, WWU

11) Mr. Greg Jensen, Ph.D, University of Washington

12) Ms. Jessie Cravens, MS, WWU

13) Ms. Andrea Olah, MS, WWU

14) Lindsay Milonas, MS WWU

15) Audray Colnar, MS WWU

16) Heidi Zimmer, MS WWU

17) Alyssa Gehman, MS. WWU

18) Sylvia Graham

Other

Sabbatical Leave, 1982 ‑ Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst., Woods Hole, MA.

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