Phone: 732-932-6555, ext. 351
Ph.D., Duke University, 1968
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Larval Biology, Marine Ecology, Population Genetics of Marine Invertebrates, Larval Dispersal, Settlement, and Recruitment.
Memberships and Professional Service
AAAS, Nominating Committee, Section W (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences), 2000-2003; AAAS, Secretary, Section G (Biological Sciences), 1985-1993; Estuarine Research Federation, Secretary, 1990-1993.
Judy on a collecting trip in Beaufort, North Carolina
Academic Interests and Plans
Research in my lab focuses on factors affecting patterns of benthic community structure (species composition and abundance) on the inner continental shelf at the LEO-15 research site. These factors include the relationships between physical circulation and larval dispersal, how flow and sediment characteristics affect larval settlement (using both field experiments and laboratory flumes), and how environmental characteristics and biological factors affect early recruitment. Ongoing work is chiefly on the abundant commercial bivalve, Spisula solidissima (surfclam) and its predators, and on sibling species of opportunistic polychaetes in the genus Capitella.