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Robert Erdman, PhD

Associate Professor
Dept of Biological Sciences
Office: Whitaker Hall WH - 123
Phone: 239-590-7503

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B.A. in Biology - Millersville University
M.S. in Marine Science - University of South Florida
Ph.D. in Marine Science - University of South Florida

Research and Teaching Interests

My research interests broadly encompass all aspects of marine invertebrate ecology and physiology especially with crustaceans and cubozoans.

Courses Offered

BSC 1011 – General Biology II lecture
ZOO 3205C – Invertebrate Zoology
PCB 3723C – Comparative Animal Physiology
BSC 3367C – Tropical Island Biology


Selected Publications/Scholarly work/etc. (* indicates undergraduate student)
  • Robert M. Lasley Jr, Cheryl Lewis Ames, Robert B. Erdman, Sheri Parks and Allen G. Collins. 2016. First record of the box jellyfish Tripedalia cystophora (Cnidaria: Cubozoa:Tripedaliidae) in the Gulf of Mexico. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 129: 164-172.
  • Robert E. Ditter*, Anna M. Goebel and Robert B. Erdman. 2015. First Record of the anchialine shrimp Parhippolyte sterreri (Decapoda, Barbouriidae) from San Salvador Island, Bahamas, with observations on Barbouria cubensis. Marine Biodiversity Records. Available on line at: Cambridge University Press - doi: 10.1017/S1755267215000196
  • Courtney L. Bennett*, Matthew D. Nicholson* and Robert B. Erdman. 2014. First Record of Copula sivickisi (Cnidaria: Cubozoa) in the Tropical Western Atlantic Ocean: An Enigmatic Occurrence from San Salvador Island, Bahamas. Pp. 33-37 in Tepper, C. and R. Shaklee, eds., Proceedings of the 14th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas. Gerace Research Center, San Salvador, Bahamas.