backResearcher Profile

Paul Snelgrove

Job Title: Assistant Professor and Associate Chair in Fisheries Conservation
Employer: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Place of Birth: Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Public School attended: Macdonald Drive, St. John's
High School attended: Price of Wales Collegiate, St. John's
Further Education: Memorial University of Newfoundland (B.Sc.), McGill University (M.Sc.), Massachusetts Insititute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Newfoundland, USA

Brief synopsis of current research:
Studying the role of larval transport of larval fish and invertebrates and how these contribute to pattern in marine benthic communities. Also interested in the factors that help maintain species diversity in these communities



Recent Publications:

Snelgrove, P.V.R., J.P. Grassle, J.F. Grassle, R.F. Petrecca and H. Ma. 1999) In situ habitat selection by settling larvae of marine sedimentary invertebrates. Limnology and Oceanography 44: 1341-1347.

Snelgrove, P.V.R., J. Grant and C.A. Pilditch.(1999) Habitat selection and adult-larval interactions in settling larvae of soft-shell clam, Mya arenaria L. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 182: 149-159.

Snelgrove, P.V.R. (1999) Getting to the bottom of marine biodiversity: Sedimentary habitats. BioScience, 49: 129-138.

Snelgrove, P.V.R. T.H. Blackburn, P. Hutchings, D. Alongi, J.F. Grassle, H. Hummel, G. King, I. Koike, P. J.D. Lambshead, N.B. Ramsing, V. Solis-Weiss and D.W. Freckman. (1997) The importance of marine sediment biodiversity in ecosystem processes Ambio, 26: 578-583.

Snelgrove, P.V.R., J.F. Grassle and R.F. Petrecca. 1996. Degradation of organic patches as a contributing factor to deep-sea biodiversity. Limnol. Oceanogr., 41: 605-614.

There is lots of aquatic habitat out there, particularly in Canada, and an awful lot we don't know about it!