Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

REU Mentor Profile
Jennifer Purcell, Ph.D.

Horn Point Laboratory

Research Topics: 
Coastal and Estuarine Processes

Research Interests: 

Biological oceanography, zooplankton ecology. Trophic importance, population dynamics, and behavior of gelatinous zooplankton, especially cnidarians and ctenophores. Environmental effects on population size of jellyfish. Jellyfish as predators and competitors of fish. Top-down control in marine ecosystems. Predator-prey relationships.

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