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The Military College of South Carolina

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Dr. John D. Zardus

Dr. Zardus is a Professor of Marine Biology. He received his Ph.D. in 1998 from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. Following post-doctoral work in Boston and Hawaii, he came to The Citadel in 2005. His research interests include the ecology of invertebrate larvae, molecular evolution, deep-sea biology, and the biology of symbiosis, in particular the association of barnacles with sea turtles. He is also part of a collaborative NSF grant to study the relationships of the world bivalves. He serves as Secretary of the American Microscopical Society and is a subject editor for the international journal Marine Biology Research. He supervises graduate students in their research as an adjunct faculty member of the College of Charleston’s Graduate Program in Marine Biology. His teaching specialties include Introduction to Biology, Marine Biology, and Invertebrate Zoology. Dedicated to teaching biology from the living laboratory as much as possible, he also co-instructs a field course in Tropical Rainforest and Reef Ecology in Central America each Maymester.


Contact Information:
Telephone: (843) 953-7511
Fax: (843) 953-7264
Office Hours: M W 0900-1000, 1100-1200.

Degrees: Ph. D. (Northeastern U.), M.S. (BYU), B.S. (BYU)
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