Franklin & Marshall College Franklin & Marshall College

John J. McDermott

B.F. Fackenthal Jr. Professor of Biology Emeritus
717-291-4110
Office: LSP254D

Education

B.S., 1949, Biology, Seton Hall College
M.S., 1951, Zoology, Rutgers University
Ph.D., 1954, Zoology, Rutgers University


Other Affiliations

Director of summer course, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), 1977-78

Visiting professor of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, summers 1968-74

Assistant Research Specialist Oyster Investigations, Rutgers University, 1954-58
 

Research Interests

Biology and natural history of marine crustaceans, mollusks and nemerteans; ecology of exposed sandy beaches; invasive marine species; marine host-parasite relationships

Publications

(last ten peer-reviewed)

Williams, J.D. and J.J. McDermott 2004. Hermit crab biocoenoses: a worldwide review of the diversity and natural history of hermit crab associates. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 305: 1-128.

McDermott, J.J. 2005. Food habits of the surf-zone isopod Chiridotea caeca (Say, 1818) (Chaetiliidae) along the coast of New Jersey, USA. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118: 63-73.

McDermott, J.J. 2005. Biology of the brachyuran crab Pinnixa chaetopterana Stimpson, 1860 (Decapoda: Pinnotheridae) symbiotic with tubicolous polychaetes along the Atlantic coast of the United States, with additional notes on other polychaete associates. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118: 742-764.

 McDermott, J.J. 2006. The biology of Austinixa gorei (Manning & Felder, 1989) (Decapoda: Brachyura: Pinnotheridae) symbiotic in the burrows of intertidal ghost shrimp (Decapoda: Thalassinidea: Callianassidae) in Miami, Florida. Crustaceana 79: 345-361.

McDermott, J.J. 2006. Nemerteans as hosts for symbionts: a review. Journal of Natural History 40: 1007-1020.

McDermott, J.J. 2007. Ectosymbionts of the non-indigenous Asian shore crab, Hemigrapus sanguineus (Decapoda: Varunidae), in the western north Atlantic, and a search for its parasites. Journal of Natural History 41: 2379-2396.

McDermott, J.J. 2009. Hypersymbioses in the pinnotherid crabs (Decapoda: Pinnotheridae): a review. Journal of Natural History 43: 785-805.

McDermott, J.J. 2009. Notes on the unusual megalopae of the ghost crab Ocypode quadrata and related species (Decapoda: Brachyura: Ocypodidae). Northeastern Naturalist 16: 637-646.

McDermott, J.J., J.D. Williams and C.B. Boyko 2010. The unwanted guests of hermits: A global review of the diversity and natural history of hermit crab parasites. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 394: 2-44.

McDermott, J.J. 2011. Parasites of shore crabs in the genus Hemigrapsus (Decapoda: Brachyura: Varunidae) and their status in crabs geographically displaced: a review. Journal of Natural History 45:2419-2441.