Researcher Profile

Dale R. Calder

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.

Mailing address:
Centre for Biodiversity & Conservation Biology, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2C6.

Recent Publications:

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.

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.