Job Title: Senior Curator
Employer: Royal Ontario Museum
Place of Birth: St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.
Public School attended: Fairhaven
High School attended: Deer Island Regional; Atlantic Baptist College
Further Education: Acadia University (B.Sc.), William & Mary (M.Sc., Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Newfoundland, Maritimes, Quebec, USA, Bermuda, Caribbean, Brazil, oceanic islands worldwide.
Brief synopsis of current research:
My research is carried out on the taxonomy of hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa). Recent research has centred on the hydroids of Bermuda, on those of seamounts near Bermuda, and on deep-sea hydroid biodiversity. Current research focuses on species occurring on the coast between southern Labrador and Cape Hatteras.
Centre for Biodiversity & Conservation Biology, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2C6.
Calder, D. R. 2000. Assemblages of hydroids (Cnidaria) from three seamounts near Bermuda in the western North Atlantic. Deep-Sea Research, Part I (in press).
Calder, D. R. 1999. Phylum Cnidaria: class Hydrozoa. http://www.mbl.edu/html/KEYS/INVERTS/3?Dscyphozoakeys.htm
Calder, D. R. 1998. Hydroid diversity and species composition along a gradient from shallow waters to deep sea around Bermuda. Deep-Sea Research, Part I, 45:1843-1860.
Calder, D. R., & W. Vervoort. 1998. Some hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, in the North Atlantic Ocean. Zoologische Verhandelingen 319:1-65.
Calder, D. R. 1997. Shallow-water hydroids of Bermuda: superfamily Plumularioidea. Royal Ontario Museum, Life Sciences Contributions 161. 85 pp.