Mark Kuhlmann
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Areas of Expertise

marine and freshwater biology, behavioral ecology, community ecology

Ph.D., Florida State University

Mark Kuhlmann

Professor of Biology

Recent courses taught:

  • BIOL101 Biology in Practice
  • BIOL240 Island Biogeography (J Term off-campus)
  • BIOL308 Aquatic Ecology
  • BIOL395 Research Methods in Biology
  • BIOL435 Behavioral Ecology

Selected publications:

  • Kuhlmann, M. L. 2016. Invasion-related change in crayfish density affects a stream macroinvertebrate community. Northeastern Naturalist 23:434-453.
  • Dresser, C. M. (‘10), M. L. Kuhlmann, and B. J. Swanson. 2016. Variation in native crayfish agonistic response to the invasion of the rusty crayfish Orconectes rusticus (Girard, 1852). Journal of Crustacean Biology.
  • Kuhlmann, M. L., and B. M. McCabe (’14). 2014. Diet specialization in Octopus vulgaris at San Salvador, Bahamas. Marine Ecology Progress Series 516:229-237
  • Allen, M. E., and M. L. Kuhlmann. 2014. Search for the missing sea otters: An ecological detective story. in C. F. Herreid, N. Schiller, and K. F. Herreid, editors. Science Stories You Can Count On: 51 Case Studies with Quantitative Reasoning in Biology. NSTA Press.
  • Kuhlmann, M. L., and D. A. Hamilton.  2013. Observations of extremely shallow-water habitat use by ocean triggerfish, Canthidermis sufflamen, at San Salvador Island, The Bahamas.  Proceedings of the 14th Natural History of the Bahamas Conference
  • Kuhlmann, M. L.  2009. Fish as fertilizer: the impacts of salmon on coastal ecosystems. Published online at the Case Study Collection – National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (
  • Kuhlmann, M. L., S. M. Badylak (’02), and E. L. Carvin (’05). 2008. Testing the differential predation hypothesis for the invasion of rusty crayfish in a stream community: laboratory and field experiments. Freshwater Biology 53:113-128.

College service and professional affiliations:

  • Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Member: Ecological Society of America
  • Member: International Society for Behavioural Ecology