James McClintock, Ph.D.

Research Description 

The laboratory/field research group directed by Dr. James McClintock encompasses research under the broad umbrella of marine and freshwater invertebrate ecology.  Specific areas of research focus include chemical ecology (chemicals defenses against predators, chemical perception), reproductive biology, feeding behavior, nutrition, and the impacts of rising sea temperature and ocean acidification on marine invertebrates.  Studies are conducted with model invertebrates from the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Antarctica, and local freshwater streams and lakes.  The lab group works closely with the laboratory group directed by Dr. Charles Amsler, an aquatic and marine plant biologist.

Email: mcclinto@uab.edu