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Mary-Jane James-Pirri

  • Graduate School of Oceanography
  • Phone: 401.874.6617
  • Fax: 401.874.6887
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  • Office Location: University of Rhode Island
    Narragansett, RI 02882

My research interests focus on estuarine and coastal ecology. I am interested in the ecology and life history of marine arthropods, particularly horseshoe crabs and decapod crustaceans. I am also interested in salt marsh ecosystems and how they respond to restoration activities, with particular interest in salt marsh fish and decapod crustaceans. I work closely with local non-profit agencies (Save the Bay), as well as the US Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service in the development and implementation of long-term monitoring protocols.

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