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Robert D. Podolsky


Evolutionary Ecology and Functional Biology of Marine Invertebrates

Associate Professor of Biology, College of Charleston
Director, Grice Marine Laboratory

Ph.D., University of Washington
M.S., University of Florida
A.B., Princeton University


Telephone: (843) 953-9186 (vox); (843) 953-9199 (fax)

E-mail: podolskyr'at'

Office: 214 Grice Marine Laboratory

Mailing Address: Grice Marine Laboratory, 205 Fort Johnson, Charleston SC 29412

Research | Teaching | Publications


  • Life-history evolution and ecology of invertebrate larvae
  • Fertilization ecology and evolution of spawned gametes
  • Physiological ecology of development in variable environments
  • Plasticity of form and function during ontogeny
  • Mechanical vs. physiological effects of temperature
  • Quantitative, phylogenetic, and comparative methods
Course websites

Biology 211: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Conservation Biology

Biology 337: Biology of Invertebrates

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