Marine invertebrates, benthic ecology, larval ecology, complex life cycles, ontogenetic niche shifts, organism-flow interactions.
Lower Division, Upper Division, and Graduate Courses:
Biol 201B:Principles of Organismal Biology (LD)
Biol 515: Marine Invertebrate Biology (UD/G)
Biol 596: Marine Larval Ecology Part 1 (Fall semesters, UD/G)
Biol 596: Marine Larval Ecology Part 2 (Spring semesters, UD/G)
Biol 324: Life in the Sea (UD, Non-Majors)
Biol 600: Graduate Seminar in Aquatic Ecology, “Complex Life Cycles of Aquatic Animals” (Spring 2003)
Biol 600: Graduate Seminar in Aquatic Ecology, “Marine Community Ecology” (Spring 2004)
Shelby Howard (M.S. completed 2004), Susan Kevin (M.S. completed 2006), Amy Larson (Ph.D. expected May 2007), Henry Carson (Ph.D.),
Linsey Sala (M.S.)
1SDSU Ph.D. student 2SDSU M.S. student 3SDSU undergraduate
1Carson, H.S., and B.T. Hentschel. 2006. Estimating the dispersal potential of polychaete species in the Southern California Bight: Implications for designing marine reserves. Marine Ecology Progress Series 316: 105-113.
Hentschel, B.T., and N.S. Harper3. 2006. Effects of simulated sublethal predation on the growth and regeneration rates of a spionid polychaete in laboratory flumes. Marine Biology 149: 1175-1183.
Hentschel, B.T., and A.A. Larson1. 2006. Hydrodynamic mediation of density-dependent growth and adult-juvenile interactions of a spionid polychaete. Limnology & Oceanography 51: 1031-1037.
2Howard, S.C., and B.T. Hentschel. 2005. Effects of short-term food variability on the plasticity of age and size at metamorphosis of porcelain crab larvae. Limnology & Oceanography 50: 1960-1971.
Hentschel, B.T., and B.S. Herrick3. 2005. Growth rates of interface-feeding spionid polychaetes in simulated tidal currents. Journal of Marine Research 63: 983-999.
Hentschel, B.T., and A.A. Larson1. 2005. Growth rates of interface-feeding polychaetes: Combined effects of flow speed and suspended food concentration. Marine Ecology Progress Series 293: 119-129
Hentschel, B.T. 2004. Sediment resuspension and boundary-layer flow dramatically enhance the growth rates of interface-feeding spionid polychaetes. Journal of Marine Systems 49: 209-224. (Invited paper for a special issue on “Biophysical factors affecting
the growth and survival of aquatic organisms”).
Hentschel, B.T., and R.B. Emlet. 2000. Metamorphosis of barnacle nauplii: Effects of food variability and a comparison with amphibian models. Ecology 81:3495-3508.
Hentschel, B.T. 1999. Complex life cycles in a variable environment: Predicting when the timing of metamorphosis shifts from resource dependent to developmentally fixed. American Naturalist 154: 549-558.
Hentschel, B.T. 1998. Intraspecific variations in delta-13C indicate ontogenetic diet changes in deposit-feeding polychaetes. Ecology 79:1357-1370.
Hentschel, B.T. 1998. Spectrofluorometric quantification of neutral and polar lipids suggests a food-related recruitment bottleneck for juveniles of a deposit-feeding polychaete population. Limnology & Oceanography 43: 543-549.
Hentschel, B.T., and P.A. Jumars. 1994. In situ chemical inhibition of benthic diatom growth affects recruitment of competing, permanent and temporary meiofauna. Limnology & Oceanography 39: 816-838.