Marine Degree Programs
Marine Biology BS
Environmental Plant Biology BS
Biological Sciences BS, MS, PhD
Areas of Expertise
Effects of nutrient enrichment on coastal communities
Ecology of coastal sand dunes
Symbiotic fungi of sand dunes in temperate and subtropical areas
Fungi associated with Spartina
Distribution of macrophytes in Narragansett Bay and the coastal lagoons
Ecology and behavioral ecology
Fisheries biology of lobsters and other decapod crustaceans
Systematics and distribution of Mollusca
Systematics and biology of the Polyplacophora (chitons)
Molecular techniques used to investigate reproductive strategy in Crepidula
Seaweed (macroalgae) and seagrass biology
Regulation of muscular organ systems at the cellular level (mollusks and echinoderms)
Cellular neurophysiology of cnidarians and decapod crustaceans
Aquaculture of marine crustaceans Biology of sea turtles
Biology of the sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus
Biomechanics of Mytilus
Invasive red algae
RI Sea Grant College Program
Ekloff Marine/Freehill, Hogan and Mahar (oil spill funds)
Lerner-Gray Fund for Marine Research
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)
National Marine Fisheries Service
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Cooperative Marine Education and Research Program (CMER)
Symbiotic fungi associated with endangered plant species in Hawaii's forests, R.E. Koske, URI Faculty Assistance Fund, $1,000
Incorporating structural response into the prediction of disturbance of a competitive dominant on wave-swept rocky shores, E. Bell, 1997, NSF, $16,435
Predicting lobster catches, S.J. Cobb, 1995-1998, RI Sea Grant, $66,000 per year
Decapod recruitment: a comparative approach, S.J. Cobb, 1996, CMER, $15,000
Belize's barrier reef, S.J. Cobb and S. Hammen-Winn, Earthwatch, $30,000 per year
Assessment of an oil spill, S.J. Cobb, Ekloff Marine/Freehill, Hogan and Mahar $142,000
Habitat enhancement for lobsters in Narragansett Bay, S.J. Cobb, 5 years, CMER, $227,662
Population dynamics of an invasive red alga, Grateloupia doryphora, in Narragansett Bay, M. Harlin, Rhode Island Foundation, $1,000
Ergometer testing of sea cucumber muscle: a biomedical model for human disease conditions, R.B. Hill, RI Sea Grant, $6,100
Sex change in slipper shells: a question of paternity?, S. Twombly and M.R. Goldsmith, 1996, URI Council for Research, $10,000
The ecology, morphology, and biogeo-graphy of Polydora and related genera (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from the Philippines, J.D. Williams, Lerner-Gray Fund for Marine Research, $1,365; Libbie Hyman Memorial Scholarship, $650
Marine Publications Bell, E.C. 1997. Biomechanics of Wave-Swept Organisms: Strategies for Life in Flow. Maritimes 39(2): 15-18.
Bell, E.C. and J.M. Gosline. 1997. Strategies for Life in Flow: Tenacity, Morphometry, and Probability of Dislodgment of Two Mytilus Species. Marine Ecology Progress Series 159: 197-208.
Boyko, C. B. 1996. Catalog of Recent Type Specimens in the Department of Invertebrates, American Museum of Natural History. III. ³Parasitica²(Phyla Platyhelminthes, Rhombozoa, and Pentastomida) and Gastrotricha (Sup-plement). American Museum Novitates 3174: 59 pp.
Boyko, C.B. 1997. Catalog of Recent Type Specimens in the Department of Invertebrates, American Museum of Natural History. IV. Crustacea: Isopoda. American Museum Novitates 3217: 39 pp.
Boyko, C.B. 1998. The Correct Original Spelling of Cryptodromiopsis sarraburei (Rathbun, 1910) not C. larraburei (Schmitt, 1921) (Decapoda, Brachyura, Dromiidae). Crustaceana 71(2): 234-235.
Boyko, C.B. and A.W. Harvey. 1997. Bernhardus armatus Dana, 1851 (currently Pagurus armatus; Crustacea, Anomura): Proposed Replacement of Neotype by Rediscovered Syntype. (Case 3059). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 54(4): 209.
Boyko, C.B. and A.W. Harvey. 1998. Bernhardus (Pagurus) armatus Dana, 1851 (Crustacea: Anomura): Replacement of the Neotype by a Rediscovered Syntype. Crustaceana 71(5): 587-589.
Boyko, C.B. and W.E. Sage, III. 1996. Catalog of Recent Type Specimens in the Department of Invertebrates. American Museum of Natural History. II. Mollusca Part 1 (Classes Aplacophora, Polyplacophora, Gastropoda (Subclass Opisthobranchia), Bivalvia, and Scaphopoda. American Museum Novitates 3170: 50 pp.
Clancy, M. and J.S. Cobb. 1997. Effect of Wind and Tidal Advection on Distribution Patterns of Rock Crab, Cancer irroratus, Megalopae in Block Island Sound. Mar. Ecol Prog. Ser. 152: 217-225.
Clancy, N. 1997. Environmental and Population-Specific Contributions to Growth Rate Variation in the Marine Amphipod Jassa marmorata Holmes. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 209: 185-200.
Cobb J.S., J. Booth, and M. Clancy. 1997. Recruitment Strategies in Lobsters and Crabs: A Comparison. Marine Freshwater Res. 48: 797-806.
Cobb, J.S. 1997. Oceanic Processes Affecting Lobster Larvae: Report from a Workshop. Marine Freshwater Res. 48: 771-775.
Cromarty, S. I. and G. Kass-Simon. 1998. Differential Effects of 20 Hydroxyecdysone on the Claw Opener and Abdominal Flexor Muscles of the Lobster, Homarus americanus. Comp. Physiol. and Biochem.
Cromarty, S.I., J. Mello and G. Kass-Simon. 1998. Comparative Analysis of Escape Behavior in Male and Gravid and Non-Gravid Female Lobsters, Homarus americanus. Biol. Bull.
Gemma, J.N. and R.E. Koske. 1997. Arbuscular Mycorrhizae in Sand Dune Plants of the North Atlantic Coast of the U.S.: Field and Greenhouse Studies. Journal of Environmental Management 50: 251-264.
Harlin, M. and M. Villalard-Bohnsack. 1998. An Invasive Red Seaweed, Grateloupia doryhora, Spreads Throughout Narragansett Bay and Contiguous Waters: An Update. RINHewS: 5(1) 7-8.
Harlin, M. and V.J. Masson. 1997. The Submerged Flora in Trustom Pond Is Changing. RINHewS 4(2) 6-8.
Harvey, A.W. and C.B. Boyko. 1998. Chapitre VII. Les Crabes Terrestres (Crustacea: Anomura et Brachyura). In Inventaire Biologique de la Foret Littorale de Tampolo (Fenoariva Atsinanana), J. Ratsirarson and S.M. Goodman, eds. Recherches Pour le Developpment, Série Sciences Biologiques 14: 137-156.
Hill, R.B. 1997. Neurohumoral Control of Ionic Pumping in Molluscan Muscle, III. Cholinergic Control of the Response to Low Potassium Levels. Gen. Pharmac. 29: 61-65.
Huddart, H. and R.B. Hill. 1996. Modulatory Mechanisms in the Isolated Internally Perfused Ventricle of the Whelk Busycon canaliculatum. Gen. Pharmac. 27: 809-818.
Huddart, H. and R.B. Hill. 1996. Electrical and Mechanical Characteristics of the Atrium of the Whelk Busy-con canaliculatum. Gen. Pharmac. 27: 1247-1254.
Huddart, H. and R.B. Hill. 1996. Ionic Dependence of Membrane Potential and Autorhythmicity in the Atrium of the Whelk Busycon canaliculatum. Gen. Pharmac. 27: 819-825.
Incze, L.S., R.A. Wahle, and J.S. Cobb. 1997. Quantitative Relationships Between Postlarval Supply and Benthic Recruitment in Lobsters, Homarus americanus. Marine Freshwater Res. 48: 729-743.
James-Pirri, M.J. and J.S. Cobb. 1997. Growth Rates of Planktonic and Newly Settled American Lobsters, Homarus americanus. Marine Ecology Progress Series 160: 233-240.
Koske, R.E. and J.N. Gemma. 1997. Mycorrhizae and Succession in Plantings of Beachgrass in Sand Dunes. American Journal of Botany 84: 118-130.
Koske, R.E., C. Bonin, J. Kelly, and C. Martinez. 1996. Effects of Sea Water on Spore Germination of a Sand Dune-Inhabiting Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus. Mycologia 88: 947-950.
Krueger, W.H. and K. Oliveira. 1997. Sex, Size, and Gonad Morphology of Silver American Eels, Anguilla rostrata. Copeia 1997: 415-420.
Kuwasawa, K. and R.B. Hill. 1997. Evidence for Cholinergic Inhibitory and Serotonergic Excitatory Neuromuscular Transmission in the Heart of the Bivalve Mercenaria mercenaria. J. Exper. Biol. 200: 2123-2135.
Masson, V.J. and M. Harlin. 1997. An Update on Trustom Pond for the 1996 Season. Report to U. S. Fish and Wildlife, Charlestown, RI., 13 pp.
Oliveira, K. 1997. Movements and Growth Rates of Yellow-Phase American Eels in the Annaquatucket River, Rhode Island. Transactions of the Amer-ican Fisheries Society 126: 638-646.
Spanier, E., T.P. McKenzie, J.S. Cobb, and M. Clancy. 1998. Behavior of Juvenile American Lobsters, Homarus americanus, under Predation Risk. Marine Biology, 130: 397-406.
Villalard-Bohnsack, M. and M. Harlin. 1997. The Appearance of Grateloupia doryphora (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) on the Northeast Coast of North America. Phycologia 36(4) 324-328.
Villalard-Bohnsack, M. and M. Harlin. 1997. An Invasive Red Seaweed Enters Narragansett Bay. RINHS Newsletter 4: 2-3.
Vye, C., J.S. Cobb, T. Bradley, et al. 1997. Predicting the Winning or Losing of Symmetrical Contests in the American Lobster Homarus americanus: J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol: 217: 19-29.
Williams, J.D. 1997. Feeding Behavior of Dipolydora commensalis (Polychyeta: Spionidae): Particle Capture, Transport, and Selection. Invertebrate Biology 116: 115-123.
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