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About Patrick Crumrine

My research interests are in two major areas: size-structured predator prey interactions and anthropogenic effects on populations and communities.

The majority of my research examines how differences in body size among individuals in a population (size structure) influence the outcome of predator-prey interactions between conspecifics (cannibalism) and between species that also compete for prey (intraguild predation). I examine these interactions in aquatic insects, primarily larval dragonflies and beetles, using mesocosm experiments. I am also interested in the role of non-host predators of amphibian parasites in parasite transmission.

My applied research focuses on the impacts of anthopogenic stressors on populations and communities. I am involved in a multi-institution project examining the effects of urbanization on the sex ratio and age structure of aquatic turtles. I am also interested in the direct and indirect effects of chemical pollutants (pesticides and pharmaceuticals) on species interactions in aquatic ecosystems.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Rowan University School of Earth & Environment
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Honors and Awards

  • Rowan University Junior Faculty Innovative Teaching Award, 2009

Education

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PhD, University of Kentucky ‐ Biology
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BS, SUNY Plattsburgh ‐ Biology
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Recent Works (2)