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Photo of a adult sipunculan, Themiste lageniformis

Photo of an adult sipunculan, Themiste lageniformis

bar photo of Mary Rice

Mary RiceResearch Zoologist, Emeritus


  • Phone: 772-462-0987
  • Fax: 772-461-8154
  • E-mail: rice@si.edu

  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
    701 Seaway Drive
    Fort Pierce, Florida 34949

  • Courier Delivery Address:
    Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
    701 Seaway Drive
    Fort Pierce, Florida 34949
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    Education:
    Drew University, B.A. 1947
    Oberlin College, M.A. 1949
    University of Washington, Ph.D. 1966

    Research Interests:
    Systematics and development of marine sipunculan worms
    Development and larval biology of marine invertebrates, worldwide
    Smithsonian Marine Station

    Professional Activities:
    Member and past president (1979) of the American Society of Zoologists/Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

    Member and past president (1999) of The American Microscopical Society

    Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Recent Publications:
    Boyle, Michael J. and Rice, Mary E. 2014. Sipuncula: an emerging model of spiralian development and evolution. The International Journal of Developmental Biology, 58: 485-499. doi:10.1387/ijdb.140095mb

    Young, Craig M., Emson, Roland H., Rice, Mary E. and Tyler, Paul A. 2013. A paradoxical mismatch of fecundity and recruitment in deep-sea opportunists: Cocculinid and pseudococculinid limpets colonizing vascular plant remains on the Bahamian Slope. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 92: 36-45. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.01.027

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