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.
Baggett, Lesley P., Ph.D. (University of South Alabama, 2010). Assistant Professor, University of Mobile. Benthic ecology and restoration of nearshore environments such as seagrass beds and oyster reefs. The effects of eutrophication on seagrass beds and their associated organisms. 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.
Blackwell, Keith, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University, 1990). Tropical Weather Specialist and Forecaster, Coastal Weather Research Center and retired Associate Professor of Meteorology, University of South Alabama. Tropical meteorology and hurricanes; weather analysis and forecasting; synoptic and mesoscale meteorology; numerical weather prediction. email@example.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
DeBose, Jennifer, Ph.D. (University of California - Davis, 2008). Animal behavior and marine chemical ecology; ecology of fish aggregations; coral reef ecology; and water quality monitoring. email@example.com.
Deming, Alissa, DVM, Ph.D. (University of Florida, 2012). Veterinarian and Postdoctoral Researcher, DISL, Marine Mammal Research Center and Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Marine mammal health, infectious disease and anthropogenic impacts on ecosystem health; wild dolphin and manatee health assessments, stranding response and necropsy; emerging diseases, oncology, and virology. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com.
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. 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.
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.
Lehman, Roy L., Ph.D. (Texas A&M University, College Station, 1993). Professor of Botany, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Retired but active. Marine and coastal terrestrial plants of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, specifically coastal halophytes and seaweeds. The taxonomy and ecological monitoring of coastal plant habitats especially studies of distribution, abundance, and interactions. email@example.com.
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.
Minzoni, Rebecca Totten, Ph.D. (Rice University, 2015) Asst. Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences, and Director of Evolutionary Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Alabama. Current research topics include past and present oceanographic and climatic influences on the stability of Antarctic ice shelves; floods, storms, and sea-level impacts in the northern Gulf of Mexico; and marine diatoms and foraminifera as recorders of changing ocean environments. 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.
Stanton, Lee, Ph.D. (Louisiana State University, 2005). Associate Professor, University of West Alabama, Director of Black Belt Conservation and Research Institute. 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.
*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.
Walton, William, Ph.D. (Univ. of Maryland, 2003). Associate Professor, Auburn University, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, Marine Extension Specialist, Alabama. Cooperative Extension System. Marine invertebrate fisheries, restoration, and aquaculture. email@example.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
*These faculty are not instructing undergraduate courses this year.