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James Porter

Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor
Graduate Faculty
University of Georgia
Room 188, Ecology Bldg.
Athens, GA 30602

Office: (706) 542-3410
Fax: (706) 542-6040
email: jporter@uga.edu

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Dr. Porter is also a faculty member in the School of Marine Programs, Water Resources and Conservation Ecology.

Education

Ph.D. - Yale University

Research Interests

  • Theoretical ecology
  • Coral reefs
  • Predator-prey dynamics
  • Marine ecosystems

Research Projects

Successional dynamics of marine benthos, Georgia coast and Florida coral reefs; ecological physiology and oxygen metabolism in benthic marine invertebrates.

Selected Publications

Hu, C., K. E. Hackett, M. K. Callahan, S. Andréfouët, J. Wheaton, K. Steidinger, W. Jaap, J. W. Porter, and F. E. Muller-Karger 2003. The 2002 ocean color anomaly in the Florida Bight: A cause of local coral reef decline? Geophys. Res. Let. 30:1151-1155.

Sutherland , K.P., James W. Porter, C. Torres. 2004. Disease and immunity in Caribbean and Indo-Pacific zooxanthellate corals. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 266:273-302.

Lafferty, K.D., J. W. Porter, and S.E. Ford. 2004. Are Diseases increasing in the ocean? Ann. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 35:31-54.

McCallum, H.I., A. Kuris, C.D. Harvell, K.D. Lafferty, G.W. Smith, and J.W. Porter. 2004. Does terrestrial epidemiology apply to marine systems? Trends Ecol. Evol. 19:585-591.

Harvell, D., R. Aronson, N. Baron, J. Connell, A. Dobson, S. Ellner, L. Gerber, K. Kim, A. Kuris, H. McCallum, K. Lafferty, B. McKay, J. Porter, M. Pascual, G. Smith, K. Sutherland, and J. Ward. 2004. The rising tide of ocean diseases: Unsolved problems and research priorities. Front. Ecol. Environ. 2: 375-382.

Porter, J.W., and K.G. Porter. 2002. The Everglades, Florida Bay, and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys. CRC Press; Boca Raton, FL. 1,000 pp.

Porter, J.W., Ed. 2001. The Ecology and Etiology of Newly Emerging Marine Diseases. Kluwer Academic Publishers; Dordrecht, The Netherlands. 228 pp.

Hu, C., K. E. Hackett, M. K. Callahan, S. Andréfouët, J. Wheaton, K. Steidinger, W. Jaap, J. W. Porter, and F. E. Muller-Karger 2003. The 2002 ocean color anomaly in the Florida Bight: A cause of local coral reef decline? Geophys. Res. Let. 30:1151-1155.

Sutherland , K.P., James W. Porter, C. Torres. 2004. Disease and immunity in Caribbean and Indo-Pacific zooxanthellate corals. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 266:273-302.


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