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Daphne Munroe
Associate Professor
dmunroe@hsrl.rutgers.edu
(856) 785-0074 x4325
Mailing Address:
  Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory
  6959 Miller Avenue
  Port Norris, NJ 08349 USA
 

Education

Ph.D. 2006 University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada
B.Sc.Hon. 2000. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Canada 

Research Interests

Marine & Coastal Sustainability
Intersecting Larval Ecology and Population Connectivity

Marine invertebrate populations are connected to one another by dispersal of early life stages called larvae.  On large scales (kms), physical and passive processes operate on mobile larvae, while at smaller scales (cm to m) biological and active processes dominate larval dispersal. My research aims to examine the intersection of these scales and how it translates to population dynamics.  I study spatial and temporal patterns of larval settlement in coastal and marine ecosystems and their influence on invertebrate populations.  My approach to these questions uses a combination of computer modeling, field-based research and laboratory experiments. 

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Current Research Projects

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Selected Publications

Munroe, D. M., D. Haidvogel, J. C. Caracappa, J. Klinck, E. N. Powell, E. E. Hofmann, B. Shank, & D. Hart. (2018). Modeling larval dispersal and connectivity in the Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) in the Middle Atlantic Bight. Fisheries Research, 208, 7-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2018.06.020

Morson, J., D. M. Munroe, K. Ashton-Alcox, E. N. Powell, D. Bushek, & J. Gius. (2018). Density-dependent capture efficiency of a survey dredge and its influence on the stock assessment of eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in Delaware Bay. Fisheries Research, 205, 115-121. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2018.04.012

Borsetti, S., D. M. Munroe, D. Rudders, C. Dobson, & E. A. Bochenek. (2018). Spatial variation in life history characteristics of waved whelk (Buccinum undatum L.) on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic continental shelf. Fisheries Research, 198, 129-137. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2017.10.006

Munroe, D. M., D. Bushek, P. Woodruff, & L. Calvo. (2017). Intertidal rack-and-bag oyster farms have limited interaction with Horseshoe Crab activity in New Jersey, USA. Aquaculture Environment Interactions, 9, 205-211. DOI: 10.3354/aei00227

Munroe, D. M., S. Borsetti, K. Ashton-Alcox, & D. Bushek. (2017). Early post-settlement growth in wild Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica Gemlin 1791) populations. Estuaries and Coasts, 40 (3), 880-888. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-016-0185-y

Munroe, D. M.. (2016). Habitat effects on early post-settlement growth of intertidal clams, Venerupis philippinarum (A. Adams & Reeve, 1850). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 82 (4), 507-514. DOI: 10.1093/mollus/eyw014

Zhang, X., D. M. Munroe, D. Haidvogel, & E. N. Powell. (2016). Atlantic surfclam connectivity within the Middle Atlantic Bight: Mechanisms underlying variation in larval transport and settlement. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 173, 65-78. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2016.02.019

Munroe, D. M., D. Narváez, D. Hennen, L. Jacobsen, R. Mann, E. E. Hofmann, E. N. Powell, & J. M. Klinck. (2016). Fishing and bottom water temperature as drivers of change in maximum shell length in Atlantic surfclams (Spisula solidissima). Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Sciences, 170, 112–122. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2016.01.009

Munroe, D. M., J. Kraeuter, B. Beal, K. Chew, M. Luckenbach, & C. P. Peterson. (2015). Clam predator protection is effective and necessary for food production. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 100 (1), 47-52.  DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.09.042

Munroe, D. M., E. E. Hofmann, J. M. Klinck, E. N. Powell, & S. E. Ford. (2015). Outcomes of asymmetric selection pressure and larval dispersal on evolution of disease resistance: a metapopulation modeling study with oysters. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 531, 221-239. DOI: 10.3354/meps11349

Powell, E. N., J. M. Klinck, D. M. Munroe, E. E. Hofmann, P. Moreno, & R. Mann. (2015). The value of captains’ behavioral choices in the success of the Surfclam (Spisula solidissima) fishery on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic coast: a model evaluation. Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science, 47, 1–27. DOI: 10.2960/J.v47.m701

Zhang, P., D. Haidvogel, E. N. Powell, J. M. Klinck, R. Mann, F. Castruccio, & D. M. Munroe. (2015). Modeling larval connectivity of the Atlantic surfclams within the Middle Atlantic Bight: Model development, larval dispersal and metapopulation connectivity. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 153, 38-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2014.11.033

Narváez, D., D. M. Munroe, E. E. Hofmann, J. M. Klinck, E. N. Powell, R. Mann, & E. Curchitser. (2015). Long-term dynamics in Atlantic surfclam (Spisula solidissima) populations: The role of bottom water temperature. Journal of Marine Systems, 141, 136-148. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.08.007

Munroe, D. M., J. M. Klinck, E. E. Hofmann, & E. N. Powell. (2014). A modeling study of metapopulation genetic connectivity in Delaware Bay oysters and the role of marine protected areas. Aquatic Conservation, 24, 645-666. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2400

Munroe, D. M., J. M. Klinck, E. E. Hofmann, & E. N. Powell. (2013). How do shellfisheries influence genetic connectivity in metapopulations? A modeling study examining the role of lower size limits in oyster fisheries. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 70 (12), 1813-1828. DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2013-0089

Courses Taught

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(11:628:125:90) Online course offered in the fall. Introductory oceanography course for non-science majors.

(11:090:101:08) Undergraduate Byrne Seminar course, offered in the fall.

• Larval Ecology - Topics in Oceanography

(16:712:59) Graduate seminar to be offered periodically.

Current Students

Michael Acquafredda, PhD, studies new aquaculture opportunities through ecological diversification.

Sarah Borsetti, MSc, studies population dynamics and life history characteristics of a waved whelk.

Joseph Caracappa, PhD, studies blue crab larval eco-physiology, and consequences for connectivity.

 

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