David E. Smith
Professor and Associate Chairman · Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1982.
- Office: 372 Clark Hall
Areas of interest include the physiology and ecology of planktonic communities, including predator-prey relationships, trophic interactions at intermediate levels within the food chain, planktonic larval recruitment processes, and the dynamics of gelatinous macrozooplankton.
Recent activity has also focused on the oxygen/nutrient dynamics within Chesapeake Bay, nekton dynamics in tidal freshwater and barrier island environments, as well as innovative ways to transfer scientific information to policy and decision makers.
Layman, C.A. and D.E. Smith. 2001. Sampling bias of minnow traps in shallow aquatic habitats on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Wetlands 21(1):145-154.
Layman, C.A., D.E. Smith and J.D. Herod. 2000. Seasonally varying importance of abiotic and biotic factors in marsh-pond fish communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 207:155-169.
Yozzo, D.J. and D.E. Smith. 1998. Composition and abundance of resident marsh-surface nekton: Comparison between tidal freshwater and salt marshes in Virginia, USA. Hydrobiologia 362:9-19.