Dept. of Biology
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409
Ph.D., 1998, Northeastern University
Research emphasis: Marine invertebrate zoology, benthic ecology, larval biology, population genetics, and biology of commensal barnacles
Current and planned research projects:
- phylogenetics of commensal barnacles
- settlement selection of turtle barnacles
- population genetics of epibionts
- deep evolution of bivalvia
- Zardus, J.D., Y. Huang, C. Tran and M.G. Hadfield (2008). Microbial biofilms facilitate adhesion in biofouling invertebrates. Biological Bulletin 214: 91–98.
- Zardus, J.D. and G.H. Balazs (2007). Two previously unreported barnacles commensal with sea turtles in Hawaii and a comparison of their difference in attachment mode. Crustaceana 80: 1303-1315.
- Zabin, C.J., J.D. Zardus, F. Pitombo, V. Fread and M.G. Hadfield (2007). A tale of three seas: consistency of natural history traits in a Caribbean-Atlantic barnacle introduced to Hawaii. Biological Invasions 9: 523-544.
- Zardus, J.D., R.J. Etter, M.R. Chase, M.A. Rex and E.E. Boyle (2006). Bathymetric and geographic population structure in the pan-Atlantic deep-sea bivalve Deminucula atacellana (SCHENCK 1939). Molecular Ecology 15:639-651.
- Zardus, J.D. and M.G. Hadfield (2005). Multiple origins and incursions of the Atlantic barnacle Chthamalus proteus in the Pacific. Molecular Ecology 14:3719-3733.