Hollings Marine Lab
331 Fort Johnson Rd.
Charleston, SC 29412
Ph.D., 1980, University of Georgia
Research emphasis: Population genetics, molecular systematics, invertebrate immunology
Current research projects:
- stock structure of coastal marine fishes of the southeastern U.S. determined by molecular techniques
- stock structure of dolphin, Coryphena hipurus, in the Western Central Atlantic as determine by molecular genetic techniques
- genetic stock identification of scamp, Mycteroperca phenax, black grouper, Mycteroperca bonaci, and red grouper, Epinephelus morio, in the Western Atlantic
- shrimp disease and immunity: host, pathogen, environment interactions
- sampling and evaluation of white spot and IHHN virus in commercially important South Atlantic Penaeid Shrimp Stocks
- K.L. Rhodes R.W. Chapman R.I. Lewis Y. Sadovy. Genetic structure of camouflage grouper, Epinephelus polyphekadion (Pisces: Serranidae), in the western central Pacific. Marine Biology in press.
- Chapman, R.W., A.O. Ball and L.R. Mash. (2002) Spatial homogeneity and temporal heterogeneity of red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, microsatellites: Effective populations sizes and management implications. Marine Biotechnology 4:589-603.
- Wiley, B. A. and R. W. Chapman. (2002) Population Restructure of Spotted Seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, along the Atlantic Coast of the United States. In The Biology of Sea Trout, S.A. Bortone ed. CRC Press, Boca Raton.
- Jenny, M.J.. Ringwood, A. H. Lacy, E. R. Lewitus, A. J. Kempton, J. W.Gross, P.S. Warr, G. W. and Chapman, R. W. (2002). Potential indicators of stress response identified by expressed sequence tag analysis of hemocytes and embryos from the American Oyster, Crassostrea virginica. Marine Biotechnology.
- Gross, P.S., T.C. Bartlett, C.L. Browdy, R.W. Chapman, and G.W. Warr., 2001. Immune gene discovery by expressed sequence tag analysis of hemocytes and hepatopancreas in the Pacific White Shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, and the Atlantic White Shrimp, L. setiferus. Dev. Comp. Immunol. 25 (7): 565-577.