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Dr. Stephan Bullard

Associate Professor of BiologyStephan Bullard
Hillyer Hall 152


Ph.D., Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S., Marine Biology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington


Invasive Species, Sea Squirts, Plankton

Publications (selected):

Bullard SG, Davis C, Shumway SE  (2013)  Seasonal Patterns of Ascidian Settlement at an Aquaculture Facility in the Damariscotta River, Maine (USA).  J Shellfish Res 32: 255-264.
Rosa M, Holohan BA, Shumway SE, Bullard SG, Wikfors GH, Morton S, Getchis T (2013) Biofouling ascidians on aquaculture gear as potential vectors of harmful algal introductions.  Harmful Algae 23: 1-7.
Bullard SG, Gromek BJ, Fout M, Fout R  (2012)  The Silver Bridge disaster of 1967.  Arcadia Publishing. 128 pp.
Bullard SG, Carman MR, Rocha RM, Dijkstra JA, Goodwin AM  (2011)  Abundance and diversity of ascidians in the southern Gulf of Chiriquí, Pacific Panama.  Aquatic Invasions 6: 381-390.
Carman MR, Bullard SG, Rocha RM, Lambert G, Dijkstra JA, Roper JJ, Goodwin AM, Carman MM, Vail EM  (2011)  Ascidians at the Pacific and Atlantic entrances to the Panama Canal.  Aquatic Invasions 6: 371-380.
Bullard SG, Shumway SE, Davis CV  (2010)  The use of air bubble aeration as a simple, cost-effective and environmentally sound means to control biofouling.  Biofouling 26: 587-593.
Bullard SG, Whitlatch RB (2008) Seasonal variation in planktivory risk in a southern New England coastal habitat. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 357: 1-6.
Bullard SG, Lambert G, Carman MR, Byrnes J, Whitlatch RB, Ruiz G, Miller RJ, Harris L, Valentine PC, Collie JS, Pederson J, McNaught DC, Cohen AN, Asch RG, Dijkstra J, Heinonen K (2007) The colonial ascidian Didemnum sp. A: current distribution, basic biology and potential threat to marine communities of the northeast and west coasts of North America. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 342: 99-108
Bullard, S.G., Whitlatch, R.B., Osman, R.W. (2004). Checking the landing zone: Do invertebrate larvae avoid settling near superior spatial competitors? Mar Ecol Prog Ser 280: 239-247.
Bullard, S.G., Whitlatch, R.B. (2004). A guide to the larval and juvenile stages of Long Island Sound ascidians and bryozoans. Connecticut Seagrant Publication, CTSG-04-07, 38 pp.
Bullard, S.G. (2003). Larvae of anomuran and brachyuran crabs of North Carolina: A guide to the described larval stages of anomuran (Families: Porcellanidae, Albuneidae, and Hippidae) and brachyuran crabs of North Carolina, USA. Crustaceana Monogr Vol 1. Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, 142 pp.
Bullard, S.G., Hay, M.E. (2002). Palatability of marine macro-holoplankton: nematocysts, nutritional quality, and chemistry as defenses against consumers. Limnol Oceanogr 47: 1456-1467.

I advise students with interests in:

Biology, Medical, Science

Why you enjoy teaching Hillyer students:

I love working with Hillyer students, because I share a similar background. You never would have guessed from my high school records that I would eventually become a college professor. It was interactions with college faculty members that helped develop (or more accurately helped focus) my lifetime love of learning.