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.
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. email@example.com.
Bloodgood, Jennifer, DVM, Ph.D. (University of Georgia, 2019). Veterinarian and Postdoctoral Researcher, DISL, Marine Mammal Research Center and Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Free-ranging wildlife health; One Health; infectious and zoonotic disease; forensic pathology; marine mammal stranding response and necropsy. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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). Assistant 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
Gannon, Andy, Ph.D. (University of Florida, 1990). Professor of Biology, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama. Physiology and ecology of crabs and their symbiotic relationships, marine ecology. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiel Reese, Brandi, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University, 2011). Associate Professor, University of South Alabama. Microbial ecology and biogeochemical cycling of shallow and deep subsurface sediments. Life in extreme environments including hydrothermal vents, serpentine mud volcanoes, and International Space Station. 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.
Layton, Jenny E., Ph.D. (University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2011). Assistant Professor, Samford University. Biological sciences, marine biology, ecology, and conservation of terrestrial and aquatic vertebrates. Including emphasis on temperature-dependent sex determination in reptiles and its evolutionary, ecological, and conservation implications for marine turtles. email@example.com@samford.edu
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com.
Pruente, Victoria, Ph.D. (Auburn University, 2020). Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Auburn Univesity, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences. Seafood safety and oyster aquaculture. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robertson, B.K., Ph.D. (Cornell University, 1993). Professor of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology with an emphasis in marine ecology, and Executive Director, Graduate Programs in Biological Sciences, Alabama State University. My research focused on the fate of toxic chemicals in soils, sediments, and the marine environment; the role of Aeromonas in causing diseases in humans and fish, and their contributions to drinking water contamination; relevance of human gut microbiome in obesity, diabetes, and other disease conditions; and the role of specific microbes and molecular mechanisms in the transformation of Hg in soils and sediments. email@example.com.
*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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com.
Stanton, Lee, Ph.D. (Louisiana State University, 2005). Associate Professor, University of West Alabama, Director of Black Belt Conservation and Research Institute. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terwey, Wesley, Ph.D. (Colorado State University, 2007). Assistant Professor of Meteorology, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Univ. of South Ala. Hurricane intensity change and structure; severe weather; winter weather; technology and science. 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.