Biology Department

Contact Info
hoffman@bucknell.edu  

Educational Background
Ph.D., University of Washington

Research Interests
I have an on-going research project at the Duke University Marine Laboratory studying settlement behavior and recruitment of soft substrate marine invertebrates, specifically Chaetopterus, the polychaete tube worm and the Cross-barred Venus Clam, Chione cancellata. My research concerns itself with the settlement behavior and reproductive biology of the pedunculate barnacle, Pollicipes polymerus, and the shell-selection behavior of the Indo-Pacific Carrier shell, Xenophora pallidula. 

Selected Publications
Settlement and recruitment patterns of a pedunculate barnacle, Pollycipes polymerus Sowerby, off LaJolla, California. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 1989, 125:83-98.

Settlement and growth of the pedunculate barnacle, Pollicipes polymerus, Pacific. Science, 1988, 42:154-159.

 
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