Albins, Mark A., Ph.D. (Oregon State University, 2011). Research Associate, University of South Alabama. The ecology of reef-associated marine fishes, including the effects of invasive species and fishing on populations and communities. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anderson, Christopher, Ph.D. (Ohio State University, 2005). Professor of Wetland Ecology, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn Univ. Wetlands; coastal ecology; land-use change and watershed management. email@example.com
Baker, Ronald, Ph.D. (James Cook University, 2006). Assistant Professor, University of South Alabama, and Senior Marine Scientist, Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Coastal and estuarine fisheries ecology; nursery ground ecology; predation and food-web ecology; seascape use of fishery species. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bregy, Joshua, Ph.D. (Indiana University, 2021). Postdoctoral Researcher in Paleotempestology and Paleoclimatology, Department of Geography, Indiana University. Multiproxy paleotempestology/prehistoric hurricane reconstructions; hurricane-climate interactions; coastal hazards and floods; paleoclimatology/hydroclimatology; developing multiproxy techniques; coastal geology/geomorphology; and dendrochronology.
Carmichael, Ruth, Ph.D. (Boston University, 2004). Senior Marine Scientist II DISL, Associate Professor, Department. of Marine Sciences, University of South Alabama. Marine ecosystem and organismal responses; understanding biological and physiological responses to environmental change such as nutrient enrichment, climate change, and other perturbations. Application of methods in stable isotope and population ecology. email@example.com.
Dorgan, Kelly M., Ph.D. (University of Maine, 2007). Senior Marine Scientist I DISL, Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, University of South Alabama. Sediment ecology, focused primarily on organism-environment interactions; biomechanics and energetics of burrowing; biological-physical interactions; functional morphology of invertebrates. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drymon, J. Marcus, Ph.D. (University of South Alabama, 2010). Assistant Extension Professor, Mississippi State University. Coastal Research and Extension Center Research interests include marine fisheries ecology, specifically trophic interactions/food web dynamics of upper trophic-level predators, and ecosystem-based fishery management. email@example.com.
Elliott, Emily A. (Timmons), Ph.D. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017). Postdoctoral Researcher/Adjunct Faculty, University of Alabama. Coastal geology and geomorphology, paleo- and geochronology, sedimentology, and paleotempestology, focusing on understanding the climatic drivers of coastal change. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fleming, Jonathan P., Ph.D. (Mississippi State University, 2012). Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Sociology, Howard College of Arts and Sciences, Samford University. Current research topics include identifying mechanisms and patterns of species invasions, aquatic and wetland plants, and spatial ecology projects using applied GIS to understand contemporary environmental change. email@example.com
Gier, Paul J., Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma, 1997). Professor of Biology, Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama. Zoology, ecology, and evolution. Conservation biology of insects, sexual selection, and the evolution of vertebrate mating systems. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Henning, Jeremiah A. Ph.D. (University of Tennessee, 2017). Assistant Professor, University of South Alabama. Coastal plant community ecology, biodiversity-ecosystem function linkages, mycorrhizal fungi, plant-microbe interactions, global change ecology. email@example.com.
Hoadley, Kenneth, Ph.D. (University of Delaware, 2016) Senior Marine Scientist I DISL, Assist. Professor, Dept of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama. Current research topics include coral reef biology and marine algal photobiology and primary production. firstname.lastname@example.org
*Keyser, Kent, Ph.D. (SUNY Stony Brook, 1980). Professor, Dept. of Vision Sciences, Assistant Vice President for Research, University of Alabama Birmingham. Communication between neurons: neurotransmitters, neurotransmitter receptors in the retina and brain. email@example.com.
Krause, Jeffrey, Ph.D. (Oregon State University, 2008). Senior Marine Scientist I DISL, Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, University of South Alabama. Marine diatom and cyanobacteria ecology and understanding the coupling between the marine biogeochemical cycle of silicon with those for carbon and nitrogen. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lewis, Jennifer, Ph.D. (Florida International University, 2010). Director, Tropical Dolphin Research Foundation. Animal movement and the benefits of group formation; foraging ecology; behavioral ecology of tropical dolphin species; marine ecological conservation with a focus on non-lethal effects of vessel traffic on marine species. email@example.com.
Moss, Anthony G., Ph.D. (Boston University, 1986). Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Marine Biology Program Coordinator, Auburn University. Ctenophores and jellyfish, salps, marine microbial biology, cilia & flagella. firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Smee, Lee, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech, 2006). Chair DISL University Programs, Senior Marine Scientist II DISL, Associate Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, University of South Alabama. Current research topics include oyster reef ecology, mangrove encroachment, pesticide effects on blue crabs, and biogeography of seagrass communities in the Gulf of Mexico. email@example.com.
*Sprinkle, Amy, Ph.D. (University of Delaware, 2009). Marine Science Instructor, University of South Alabama. Oceanography, chemical & biological oceanography, marine biology, biological sciences, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, and trophic dynamics. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steinmuller, Havalend, Ph.D. (University of Central Florida, 2019). Senior Marine Scientist, DISL; Assistant Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Sciences, University of South Alabama. Research focuses on how biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus within coastal systems (mangroves, tidal marshes, intertidal oyster reefs) responds to disturbance, including sea-level rise, eutrophication, and extreme events. email@example.com.
Stoeckel, Jim, Ph.D. (Miami University, 2007). Associate Professor, Auburn University, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences. Crustacean and molluscan ecology and aquaculture; physiological ecology; ecotoxicology; special focus on burrowing crayfish and mussels. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strang, Christianne, Ph.D. (University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2004). Research Instructor, Department of Vision Sciences, University of Alabama Birmingham. Function of acetylcholine receptors in visual processing. email@example.com.
Temple, Nigel A., Ph.D. (Mississippi State University, 2021). Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Coastal, and Environmental Engineering, University of South Alabama. Coastal Restoration Ecology, Wetlands, Waves, Low-cost Environmental Sensing. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Titus, Benjamin, Ph.D. (Ohio State University, 2017). Assistant Professor of Marine Biology, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Univ. of Alabama. Evolution and ecology of tropical marine symbiosis; phylogenetics; biogeography; sea anemones; clownfish; cleaning mutualisms; coral reefs. email@example.com
*Valentine, John, Ph.D. (University of Alabama, 1989). Executive Director and Senior Marine Scientist III DISL, Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, University of South Alabama. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wibbels, Thane, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University, 1988). Associate Professor of Biology, University of Alabama Birmingham. The biology of temperature-dependent sex determination in reptiles, including an emphasis on its implications for the ecology, evolution, and conservation of sea turtles. email@example.com.
Wofford, Sarah, Ph.D. (Bowling Green State University, 2017) Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Jacksonville State University. Current research topics include the aggressive behaviors of aquatic invertebrates, the chemical ecology of social interactions, and the effects of environmental change on resource acquisition and agnostic behaviors. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodrey, Mark, Ph.D. (University of Southern Mississippi, 1995). Avian Ecologist/Coastal Ecologist at Mississippi State University, Research Coordinator at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Marsh bird ecology and conservation; monitoring programs for biological resources; tidal marsh ecology; ecological effects of sea-level rise on coastal ecosystems. email@example.com.
*These faculty are not instructing undergraduate courses this year.