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Sean Craig

A portrait of Dr. Sean Craig in front of shrubbery.

General Information

Professor
Marine Ecology
Coordinator, Humboldt NSF REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)
Phone: (707) 826-3656
Office: Science A 457
Email: sfc4@humboldt.edu
Personal Website: N/A

Academic background

Courses

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.

Sample publications

Graduate students

Katie Houle, Brendan Kelly, Kellan Korcheck, and Sara Stiles
 

Former Students:

Julie Kelly

Julie Koeppel
The role of predators on recruitment of the native oyster Ostrea concaphila in Humboldt Bay. (began Sept. 2007)
 
 
Kirby Morejohn
Emily Wilson
The role of facilitation by the exotic bryozoan Watersipora subtorquata in marine fouling communites. (began Sept. 2007)

Alison Young
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)
Cate Roscoe
"The role of species richness, free space, and time in the successful invasion of the exotic bryozoan Watersipora subtorquata".
Cara McGary
"A long term comparison of rocky intertidal communities in Redwood National and State Parks".
Matt Absher
"Boulders over easy: Natural and anthropogenic disturbance in Patrick's Point State Park".