Academics

Faculty & Staff

John Ebersole, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Biology -- Effects of Natural Events and Human Activities on Structure of Coral Reef Fishes
  • Telephone: (617) 287-6681
  • Office Location: W-3-024

Areas of Expertise

Effects of Natural Events and Human Activities on Structure of Coral Reef Fishes

Degrees

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1977
BS, Cornell University, 197l

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Current Position
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
University of Massachusetts Boston

Research Interests
Present research is centered in three areas:

  1. Experimental and comparative studies of adaptive strategies, particularly territoriality and heterospecific foraging aggregation in coral reef fishes
  2. Theoretical problems in community structure, empirical study of niche relationships and species diversity in coral reef fishes as determined by adult interactions and planktonic events, and the intra- and interspecific interactions of temperate hermit crabs, their predators, and their ectosymbionts
  3. The process of acidification in ponds of Southeastern Massachusetts and its effect on pond biota, especially the age structure of centrarchid fish populations.