Biology & Marine Biology

Faculty & Staff

Hillary Lane Glandon, Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Glandon-Headshot.jpgPh.D., Marine, Estuarine, Environmental Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2017
M.S., Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, 2009
B.S., Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2005
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I am broadly interested in the physiological response of species to environmental extremes and how these responses may be manifested on an ecosystem scale. Understanding the impact of environmental stressors such as ocean warming, acidification, pollution, and hypoxia on species physiology is critical to predicting the future status of marine ecosystems worldwide. I am specifically interested in utilizing information on the response of species that live in variable environments such as the estuary and intertidal zones, where individuals are exposed to extreme conditions with regularity, to predict how species that live in more stable environments might respond to those same conditions. In addition to being a natural laboratory for environmental variability, nearshore environments are in direct contact with coastal communities, making these systems ideal for examining the ecological, economic, and anthropological impacts of environmental change.


  • Glandon, HL, Westgate AJ, Loh AN, Pabst DA, McLellan WA, Koopman HN. (in prep) Comparison of lipid class composition of central nervous system tissue of deep diving marine mammals and terrestrial mammals. J. Comp. Phys. B.
  • Glandon, HL, Kilbourne KH, and Miller TJ. (in press) Winter is (not) coming: Warming temperatures will affect the overwinter behavior and survival of blue crab. PLOS One.
  • Glandon HL, Rowe CL, and Miller TJ. (in press) Resilience of juvenile blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, oxygen consumption rates to future predicted increases in environmental temperature and pCO2 in the mesohaline Chesapeake Bay. J. Shell. Res.
  • Glandon HL, Kilbourne KH, Schijf J and Miler TJ. (2018) Counteractive effects of increased temperature and pCO2 on the thickness and chemistry of the carapace of juvenile blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, from the Patuxent River, Chesapeake Bay. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 498: 39-45.
  • Glandon HL and Miller TJ. (2017) No effect of high pCO2 on juvenile blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, growth and consumption despite positive responses to concurrent warming. ICES JMS. 74(4): 1201-1209.
  • Glandon HL, Michaelis A, Politano P, Alexander S, Vlahovich E, Koopman H, Reece K, Meritt D and Paynter K. (2016) A spatial and ontogenetic comparison of the relative fecundity and egg quality of female oysters (Crassostrea virginica) from four sites in the northern Chesapeake Bay. Biol Bull. 231: 185-198.
  • Lombardi S, Chon G, Lane HA, Jin-Wu J and Paynter K. (2013) Comparing the shell hardness and load compression of the Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, and the Asian oyster, Crassostrea ariakensis. Biol Bull. 225: 175-183.
  • Bashore CJ, Lane HA, Paynter KT, Harding JR and Love DC. (2012) Analysis of marine police citations and judicial dispositions for illegal harvesting of oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in the Chesapeake Bay, United States from 1959 to 2010. J Shell Res. 31(3): 591-598.
  • Lane HA, Westgate AJ and Koopman HN (2011) Ontogenetic and temporal variability in the fat content and fatty acid composition of Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) from the Bay of Fundy, Canada. Fish Bull. 109(1):113-122.
  • Kulp R, Politano V, Lane HA, Kesler K, Lombardi S and Paynter K (2011) Predation of juvenile Crassostrea virginica by mud crabs in the Chesapeake Bay. J Shell Res. 30(2): 261-266.
  • Paynter KT, Politano V, Lane HA, Allen S and Meritt D (2010). Growth rates and Perkinsus marinus prevalence in restored oyster populations in Maryland. J Shell Res. 29(2): 309-317.
  • Ronconi RA, Swiam ZT, Lane HA, Hunnewell RW, Westgate AJ and Koopman HN (2010) At-sea capture methods for seabirds: a review and modification of techniques. Mar Orn. 38(1): 23-29.