Associate Marine Scientist, Shellfish Research Section
Marine Resources Research Institute
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 12559
Charleston, SC 29422-2559
Ph.D., 2002, University College of North Wales, Bangor, UK
Research emphasis: Ecology of oyster reef-associated finfish and invertebrate assemblages; shellfish resource assessments for sustainable management and directed restoration efforts; bivalve aquaculture; background in molluscan ecology, invertebrate zoology, optimal foraging theory, predator-prey community dynamics and larval ecology
Current research projects :
- evaluation of alternative restoration materials and novel structures to enhance the ecological services and fisheries value provided by oyster reef habitat
- investigation of the importance of structural complexity in coastal marine and estuarine habitats in determining associated finfish and invertebrate assemblages
- industry collaborations to improve in-state aquaculture by evaluating new species and techniques, such as the application of triploid technology in native Eastern oysters
- state-wide assessment of the distribution and status of oyster reefs using remote sensing, ground-truthing, low altitude helicopter photography and GIS applications
- Barnes, B.B., Luckenbach, M.W. & Kingsley-Smith, P.R. (2010). Oyster reef community interactions: The effect of resident fauna on oyster (Crassostrea spp.) larval recruitment. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 391:169-177.
- Harwell, H.D., Kingsley-Smith, P.R., Kellogg, M.L., Allen, S.M., Allen, S.K. Jr., Meritt, D.W., Paynter, K.T. Jr & Luckenbach, M.W. (2010). Reef-associated fauna in Chesapeake Bay: Does oyster species affect habitat function? J. Shellfish Res. 29:253-269.
- Kingsley-Smith, P.R., Harwell, H.D, Kellogg, M.L., Allen, S.M., Allen, S.K. Jr. Meritt, D.W., Paynter, K.T. Jr. & Luckenbach, M.W. (2009). Survival and growth of triploid Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791) and C. ariakensis (Fujita, 1913) in bottom environments of Chesapeake Bay: Implications for an introduction. J. Shellfish Res. 28:169-184.
- Harding, J., Kingsley-Smith, P.R., Mann, R. & Savini, D. (2007). Comparison of predation signatures left by Atlantic oyster drills (Urosalpinx cinerea Say; Muricidae) and veined rapa whelks (Rapana venosa Valenciennes; Muricidae) in bivalve prey. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 352:1-11.
- Kingsley-Smith, P.R., Richardson, C.A. & Seed, R. (2005). Growth and development of the veliger larvae and juveniles of Polinices pulchellus (Gastropoda: Naticidae). J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. UK. 85:171-174.