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

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    Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
    701 Seaway Drive
    Fort Pierce, Florida 34949

    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

    Young, Craig M., He, Ruoying, Emlet, Richard B., Li, Yizhen, Qian, Hui, Arellano, Shawn M., Van Gaest, Ahna, Bennett, Kathleen C., Wolf, Maya, Smart, Tracey I. and Rice, Mary E. 2012. Dispersal of Deep-Sea Larvae from the Intra-American Seas: Simulations of Trajectories Using Ocean Models. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 52(4): 483-496. doi:10.1093/icb/ics090

    Schulze, Anja, Maiorova, Anastassya, Timm, Laura E. and Rice, Mary E. 2012. Sipunculan Larvae and "Cosmopolitan" Species. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 52(4): 497-510. doi:10.1093/icb/ics082

    Rice, Mary E., Reichardt, Hugh F., Piraino, Julianne and Young, Craig M. 2012. Reproduction, development, growth, and the length of larval life of Phascolosoma turnerae, a wood-dwelling deep-sea sipunculan. Invertebrate Biology, 131(3): 204-215. doi:10.1111/j.1744-7410.2012.00267.x

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