James Pierson

James Pierson

Associate Professor

2020 Horns Point Rd.

Cambridge, MD 21613

Phone: 410-221-8218
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Research Interests

Crustaceans, copepods, hypoxia, vertical migration, plankton ecology, oceanography, STEM inclusion, broadening participation

Educational Background

  • 2006    Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle. Biological Oceanography
  • 2002    M.S.,    University of Washington, Seattle. Biological Oceanography
  • 1996    B.S.,     University of New Hampshire. Biology: Marine and Freshwater

Biographical Sketch

I am a biological oceanographer, specializing in zooplankton ecology. My specific interests include:

  • Vertical migration and feeding behavior of zooplankton, with special emphasis on planktonic copepods
  • Response of zooplankton life histories to environmental and climatic changes
  • Combining in situ data with numerical model results to link individuals’ behaviors to population dynamics and structure

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