Jessica Reichmuth

Associate Professor

Jessica Reichmuth

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Biological Sciences

Bio

Dr. Reichmuth, or Dr. R to her students, earned her PhD in Biological Sciences (Ecology and Evolution) from Rutgers University-Newark in 2009, where she spent several years chasing blue crabs. She currently teaches courses in General Biology, Marine Ecology, & Community Ecology. Her research students are currently answering questions ranging from crustacean population genetics to invertebrate animal behavior.

  • (706) 667-4073
  • SCI C2002

Education

  • Ph.D., Biology/Biological Sciences, G Rutgers the State University o, 2009

  • MS, Biology/Biological Sciences, G Rutgers the State University o, 2008

  • BS, Biology/Biological Sciences, G Coastal Carolina University, 2002

  • BS, Marine Biology and Biological Coastal Carolina University, 2001

Awards & Honors

  • Best STEM Poster Award Phi Kappa Phi , 2015

  • 3-3-3 Poster Award Southeastern Estuarine Research Society, 2015

  • Outstanding Young Faculty Award College of Science and Mathematics , 2014

  • Outstanding Service Award Center of Undergraduate Research & Scholarship, 2013

  • Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation Southeastern Estuarine Research Society, 2013

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOL 1102

    Environmental Biology
  • BIOL 4540

    Marine Ecology
  • BIOL 4950

    Selected Topics: Iceland: Island Ecology
  • BIOL 4100

    Principles of Ecology
  • BIOL 4990

    Undergrad Research
  • BIOL 3100

    Zoology

Teaching Interests

General Biology, Ecology, Marine Ecology, Community Ecology, Marine Pollution

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Fight or flight: An investigation of aggressive behavior and predator avoidance in contaminated and reference populations of blue crabs(Callinectes sapidus Rathbun) , 2011
  • Fight or flight: An investigation of aggressive behavior and predator avoidance in two populations of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun) in New Jersey, 2011
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Living in a contaminated estuary: Behavioral changes and ecological consequences for five species, 2011
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Bioaccumulation and depuration of metals in blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun) from a contaminated and clean estuary, 2010
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Differences in prey capture behavior in populations of blue crab (callinectes sapidus rathbun) from contaminated and clean estuaries in New Jersey, 2009
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Invertebrate marine ecology: predator-prey dynamics, trophic dynamics, ecotoxicology (i.e., aquatic pollution), animal behavior, and crustacean population genetics

Department Service

  • Principles of Biology II Lab Curriculum 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Department of Biological Sciences Curriculum Committee 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference Planning Committee 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Pamplin College Student Research and Travel Fund 2014 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Center of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship 2011 - 2014

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Executive Committee, Biological Sciences Rep 2016 - Present

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • Southeastern Estuarine Research Society 2016 - Present

    Role: Officer, Other Officer
  • Southeastern Estuarine Research Society 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • Southeastern Estuarine Research Society 2016 - 2016

    Role: Committee Chair