Biology & Marine Biology

Faculty & Staff

Richard A. Satterlie, Professor

photoPh.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1978
B.S., Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, 1973
Myrtle Grove 1336 | (910) 962-2552 | Center for Marine Science, 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane, Wilmington, NC 28409-5928 |

The main thrust of my research is in the control of locomotion, and locomotory speed, in marine invertebrates. I take a comparative approach, using the pteropod mollusk, Clione limacina, and a variety of hydrozoan, scyphozoan and cubozoan jellyfish as primary model systems. As a comparative neuroethologist, I am interested in other projects that focus on the neural control of behavior and the integrative actions of the nervous system. For example a recent project involves a description of the neurobiological basis of arousal and motivational states in Clione. Click here to view my lab poster (pdf).

2001 Satterlie, R.A. and T.P. Norekian. Neuronal control of locomotory speed: The pteropod solution. Amer. Zool. 42:1001-1008.

2002 Satterlie, R.A. Control of Swimming in Jellyfish: A Comparative Story. Can. J.Zool. 80:1654-1669