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About Peter Jumars

Pete Jumars strives to identify quantitative physical, chemical and geological constraints that can be measured or calculated in order to bound the rates of processes in which marine organisms participate.
Our group concentrates on the interface between individual organisms and physical, chemical and geological processes. Our interests extend to populations, communities and ecosystems, but we are unabashedly reductionist and focused on mechanism. Current projects include effects of unsteady flows at low Reynolds numbers on phytoplankton (joint with Lee Karp-Boss), interactions between burrowing and digestion in deposit feeders with physical and chemical properties of sediments (joint with Larry Mayer), and effects of organisms and their structures on propagation of sound in and near the seabed (with the idea of using sound to infer abundances, activity levels and behaviors).

Positions

Present Director of School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine School of Marine Sciences
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Present Professor of Marine Sciences, University of Maine School of Marine Sciences
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Disciplines



Contact Information

Phone: (207) 581-4381
Address:
5706 Aubert Hall, Room 355
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5706

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