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Sean Craig

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

General Information

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


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

Johnathan Centoni, Jason Lopiccolo, Franklin Moitoza, Michelle Succow,

Former Students: Katie Houle, Brendan Kelly, Kellan Korcheck

"A long term comparison of rocky intertidal communities in Redwood National and state parks". McGary, Cara L. (Humboldt State UniversityHumboldt State University, 2005-12)

"The effects of temperature on the composition of communities associated with Mytilus californianus". Young, Alison (Humboldt State University, 2009-05)

"Growth inhibition of red abalone (Haliotis rufescens) infested with an endolithic sponge (Cliona sp.)". Morejohn, Kirby (Humboldt State University, 2012-05)

"Growth morphology and succession in a temperate marine fouling community". Nelson, Matthew L. (Humboldt State University, 2009-05)

"High predation may hinder native oyster (Ostrea lurida Carpenter, 1864) restoration in North Humboldt Bay, California". Koeppel, Julie A. (Humboldt State University, 2011-05)

"The facilitative role of an introduced bryozoan (Watersipora spp.): structuring fouling community assemblages within Humboldt Bay". Wilson, Emily Erin (Humboldt State University, 2011-11)

"Distribution, genetic differentiation, and assortative mating of distinct morphotypes of Diaulula sandiegensis, a nudibranch with high dispersal potential". Kelly, Julie A. (Humboldt State University, 2013-05)

"Three factors affecting the invasion of Watersipora subtorquata in the marine fouling community of Humboldt Bay, California". Roscoe, Catherine M. (Humboldt State University, 2005-05)

"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) Morris, Emily (Humboldt State University, 2006-12)

"Boulders over easy: Natural and anthropogenic disturbance in Patrick's Point State Park". Absher, Matt (Humboldt State University, 2004-05)