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Biological Sciences Profiles

Cassandra May

Biological Sciences Department

Office: 100C Jordan Hall
Phone: 864-656-2328


 Educational Background

Ph.D. Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
The Ohio State University 2015

M.S. Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
The Ohio State University 2008

B.S. Aquatic Biology and Fisheries
Ball State University 2005

 Courses Taught

BIOL 1030: General Biology I
BIOL 4430/6430: Freshwater Ecology
BIOL 8490: Understanding Scientific Communication


May, C. J., S. Ludsin, D. Glover, and E. Marschall. 2020. The influence of larval growth rate on juvenile recruitment in Lake Erie walleye (Sander vitreus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 77(3): 548-555.

Weaver, K. J., C. J. May, and B. L. Ellis. 2017. Using a health-rating system to evaluate the usefulness of Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for anthelmintic study. PLOS ONE 12(6): e0179376.

DeVanna Fussell, K., R. Smith, M. Fraker, L. Boegman , K. Frank, T. Miller, J. Tyson, K. Arend, D. Boisclair, S. Guildford, R. Hecky, T. Hook, O. Jensen, J. Llopiz, C. May, R. Najjar, L. Rudstam, C. Taggart, Y. Rao, and S. Ludsin. 2016. A perspective on needed research, modeling, and management approaches that can enhance Great Lakes fisheries management under changing ecosystem conditions. Journal of Great Lakes Research 42: 743-752.

DuFour, M.R., C.J. May, E.F. Roseman, C. M. Mayer, J.J. Pritt, M. E. Fraker, C. S. Vandergoot, J.J. Davis, S.A. Ludsin, E.A. Marschall, J.T. Tyson, and J. G. Miner. 2015. Portfolio theory as a management tool to guide conservation and restoration of multi-stock fish populations. Ecosphere 6 (12):1-21.

Fraker, M.E., E.J. Anderson, C.J. May, K.M. DeVanna, K.L. Pangle, J.T. Tyson, Y. Zhao, K.Y. Chen, J.J Davis, M.R. Dufour, E.A. Marschall, C.M. Mayer, J.G. Miner, J.J. Pritt, E.F. Roseman, and S.A. Ludsin. 2015. Stock-specific advection of larval walleye (Sander vitreus) in western Lake Erie: Implications for larval growth, mixing, and stock discrimination. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41(3): 830-845.

Venteris E.R. and C.J. May. 2014. Cost-effective mapping of benthic habitats in inland reservoirs through split-beam sonar, indicator kriging, and historical geologic data. PLOS ONE 9(4): e95940.

May, C.J., D. D. Aday, R.S. Hale, J. Denlinger, and E. Marschall. 2012. Modeling habitat selection of a top predator: considering growth and physical environments in a spatial context. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:215-223.