Christopher M. Pomory
Ph.D. Biology, 1997. University of South Florida
Marine Invertebrate Zoology; General Zoology; Experimental Design; Biogeography; Evolution; Coastal Studies Seminar; Invertebrates of Coral Reefs; Animal Behavior.
Students working in my laboratory typically concentrate on investigating questions concerning physiology, behavior, and ecology of invertebrates, especially marine invertebrates. The primary focus is on how organisms respond to stress in the environment. An area of particular interest to me, but not necessarily all the graduate students working in the lab, is the biology and taxonomy of the Echinodermata commonly known as starfish, sea urchins, and brittle stars.
Regeneration in starfish and brittle stars. Habitat influence on growth in shrimp. Niche separation in starfish.
Lawrence, J.M. & C.M. Pomory 2008. Position of arm loss and rate of arm regeneration by Luidia clathrata (Echinodermata: Asteroidea). Cahiers de Biologie Marine 49: 369-373.
Conner, S.L., C.M. Pomory & P.C. Darby. 2008. Density effects of native and exotic snails on growth in juvenile apple snails Pomacea paludosa (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae): a laboratory experiment. Journal of Molluscan Studies 74: 355-362.
McGill, C.J. & C.M. Pomory 2008. Effects of bleaching and nutrient supplementation on wet weight in the jellyfish Cassiopea xamachana (Bigelow) (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa). Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 41: 179-189.
Pomory, C.M. 2007. Key to the common shallow-water brittle stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Caribbean Journal of Science, Special Publication #10, 42 pp. http://caribjsci.org/epub10.pdf.