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Cassandra May

Biological Sciences


Jordan Hall 100C [Office]


Educational Background

Ph.D., Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University
M.S., Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University
B.S., Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, Ball State University

Courses Taught

BIOL 1030: General Biology I
BIOL 1100 and 1110: Principles of Biology I and II
BIOL 4430/6430: Freshwater Ecology
BIOL 4930: Senior Seminar
BIOL 8490: Understanding Scientific Communication

Selected Publications

May, C., R. Budnik, S. Ludsin, D. O'Donnell, J. Hood, E. Roseman, and E. Marschall. 2021. Evidence that copepod biomass during the larval period regulates recruitment in Lake Erie walleye. Journal of Great Lakes Research 46(6): 1737-1745.

May, C., 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.