- B.S., magna cum laude, Biology & Environmental Science, Dickinson College, 1999
- Ph.D., Biology, Duke University, 2004
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, 2005-2006
Comparative physiology and behavior of marine animals; Neurobiology; Sensory systems; Vision; Zooplankton ecology; Deep-sea biology; Pelagic ecology; Polar biology
Current Lab Members
Corie Charpentier (PhD student), Adam Wickline (MS student), Laura Smith (MS student), Alex Wright (undergraduate), Jennifer Wright (undergraduate)
Recent Lab News
We have launched UnderTheScope -- an online resource to help educators use zooplankton in the K-12 classroom. Check it out here: email@example.com
Congratulations to Corie Charpentier and Alex Wright for each receiving a Grant-in-Aid of Research from Sigma Xi to support their research!
Jon is currently on Svalbard conducting research into light and vision in the polar night. Learn more at the UDaily series "A Tale of Two Poles" and in The News Journal.
Our DESG-funded zooscan project has been featured in UDaily, WDDE radio, The Coast Press, The News Journal (with graduate student Adam Wickline on the front page!), and WHYY First.
Jon participated in a symposium on Polar Night biology at the Arctic Change 2014 meeting in Canada. More details on this and other presentations can be found on the Mare Incognitum website.
Our DSG ZooScan project was featured in the Environmental Monitor.
EPSCOR Summer Scholar and UD senior Hayley DeMarchis won an EPSCOR science ethics essay contest. Congratulations, Hayley!
Former UDRF REU student and UD Junior Alex Wright was selected as a NOAA Hollings Scholar for 2014-2016. Congratulations, Alex!
See the blog from a research training cruise in June 2014 that traveled from Barbados to Bermuda.