Coordinator, Humboldt NSF REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)
Phone: (707) 826-3656
Office: Science A 457
Personal Website: N/A
BA (1983) University of New Hampshire
MS (1987) University of Houston
PhD (1995) SUNY Stony Brook
Graduate seminar on competition & cooperation
Summary of research
Research focuses on 2 areas of marine ecology: 1) self-nonself recognition and the evolution of cooperation in
colonial marine animals, and (2) rocky intertidal and subtidal community ecology, with a particular focus on
interactions between native and introduced species.
- Pemberton, A. J.,L.J. Hansson, S.F. Craig, R.N. Hughes and J.D.D. Bishop. 2007. Microscale genetic differentiation in a sessile invertebrate with cloned larvae: investigating the role of polyembryony. Marine Biology 153 (1): 71-82.
- Boyle, M., D. Janiak, and S.F. Craig. 2007. Succession in a Humboldt bay marine fouling community: the role of exotic species, larval settlement and winter storms. Proceedings of the 2004 Humboldt Bay Symposium published by California SeaGrant. pgs 215-234. PDF
- Hughes, R.N., P.H. Manriquez, S. Morley, S.F.Craig, and J.D.D. Bishop. 2005. Kin or self recognition? Colonial fusibility of the bryozoan Celleporella hyalina. Evolution & Development 6 (6): 431-437. PDF
- Hughes, R.N., M.E. D'Amato, J.D.D. Bishop, G.R. Carvalho, S.F. Craig, L.J. Hansson, M.A.Harley, and A.J. Pemberton. 2005. Paradoxical polyembryony? Embryonic cloning in an ancient order of marine bryozoans. Biology Letters 1: 178-180. PDF
(2002) Craig, S.F. Introduced species and their role in marine "fouling" communities in Humboldt Bay. U.S.
Fish & Wildlife Service Report. 10pp.
(2001) Craig, S. F., D'Amato, M. E., Harley, M., Bishop, J., Hughes, R. & Carvalho, G.R. Isolation and
characterization of microsatellites in the bryozoan Crisia denticulata. Molecular Ecology Notes, 100(1): 1-2
2000 Craig, S.F. and Wasson, K. Self/non-self recognition and fusion in the bryozoan Hippodiplosia inscultpa.
In P.J Hayward & J. Taylor (eds.). Biology and Paleobiology of Bryozoans: Proceedings of the 11th International
Bryozoology Association Conference, Panama City, Panama. pgs 189-196
1997 Craig, S.F., L.B. Slobodkin, and G. Wray. The 'Paradox' of Polyembryony: A review of the cases and a hypothesis
for its evolution. Evolutionary Ecology, 11 (2): 127-143.
1997 Judge, M.L. and S.F. Craig. Water flow effects on recruitment and growth of barnacles and hydroids: results from
in situ manipulation of water currents. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology 210(2): 209-222
Katie Houle, Brendan Kelly, Kellan Korcheck, and Sara Stiles
The role of predators on recruitment of the native oyster Ostrea concaphila in Humboldt Bay. (began Sept. 2007)
The role of facilitation by the exotic bryozoan Watersipora subtorquata in marine fouling communites. (began Sept. 2007)
The role of heat stress in altering the species richness and composition of invertebrates associated with beds of the mussel Mytilus californianus.
- Matt Nelson
- The role of species richness and species composition in the process of settlement and succession in marine fouling communities. (began Sept. 2007)
- Emily Morris
"Variation in photosynthate release from symbiotic dinoflagellates and its potential role in cnidarian health". (Co-advised by
Dr. Ruth Gates, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology)
"The role of species richness, free space, and time in the successful invasion of the exotic bryozoan Watersipora subtorquata".
"A long term comparison of rocky intertidal communities in Redwood National and State Parks".
"Boulders over easy: Natural and anthropogenic disturbance in Patrick's Point State Park".