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PERSONAL DATA

Gender female
Job title Senior Lecturer
Department Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Institution
Boston University, College of General Studies ( BU - CGS)
871 Commonwealth Avenue Boston 02215
Address
Boston University, College of General Studies 871 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston
Massachusetts
02215
United States
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Website http://www.bu.edu/cgs/faculty/natural-sciences-and-mathematics-faculty-profiles/lavalli/, http://www.wix.com/klavalli/index
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree Ph.D.
Job type Teaching/Education , Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture
Research Activities Teaching, research, consulting (EIS development), editing, review of grants and manuscripts, professional writing

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Research Region Northern Atlantic, Gulf of Maine
Skills/Expertise Lobster behavioral ecology, decapod antipredator mechanisms, social behavior of crustaceans
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Kari LAVALLI)

Lavalli, K.L. and E. Spanier. (2015) Predator adaptations of decapods. Chapter 8. In: Life Styles and Feeding Biology, Vol. 2, The Natural History of the Crustacea. (Watling, L. and M. Thiel, eds.). Oxford University Press, NY. 190-228.
Spanier, E., K.L. Lavalli, J.S. Goldstein, J.C. Groeneveld, G.L. Jordaan, C.M. Jones, B.F. Phillips, M.L. Bianchini, R.D. Kibler, D. Diaz, S. Mallol, R. Goñi, G.I. van der Meeren, A-L. Agnalt, D.C. Behringer, W.F. Keegan, and A. Jeffs. (2015) A concise review of lobster utilization by worldwide human populations from prehistory to the modern era. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsv066.
Goldstein, J.S., T.L. Pugh, E.A. Dubofsky, K.L. Lavalli, M. Clancy, and W.H. Watson, III. (2014) A non-invasive method for in-situ determination of mating success in female American lobsters (Homarus americanus). J. Vis. Exp. (JoVE) (84): e50498, doi:10.3791/50498.
Spanier, E. and K.L. Lavalli (2013) First record of the early benthic juvenile stage of the Mediterranean slipper lobster, Scyllarides latus. Crustaceana 86: 259-267.
Pugh, T., J. Goldstein, K.L. Lavalli, M. Clancy, and W.H. Watson, III. (2013) At-sea determination of mating activity in female American lobsters (Homarus americanus): patterns and expectations. Fisheries Research 147 (2013): 327-337.
Spanier, E. and K.L. Lavalli (2013) Commercial scyllarids. Chapter 13. In: Lobsters: Biology, Management, Aquaculture and Fisheries (B.F. Phillips, ed.), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. pp. 414-466.
Spanier, E., K.L. Lavalli, and D. Edelist. (2011) Artificial reefs for lobsters ? An overview of their application for fisheries enhancement, management, and conservation. In: Artificial Reefs in Fisheries Management (Bortone, S., ed.). Taylor & Francis Group-CRC Press, NY. Pp. 77-109.
Lavalli, K.L. and E. Spanier (2010) The Palinura, Chapter 68. In: The Crustacea, Traite de Zoologie 9A ? Decapoda (J. Forest & J.C. von Vaupel Klein, eds). (Koninklijke Brill, Leiden, Boston). pp. 425-532.
Spanier, E., K.L. Lavalli, and D. Weihs. (2010) Comparative morphology in slipper lobsters: possible adaptations to habitat and swimming, with emphasis on lobsters from the Mediterranean and adjacent seas. Monografie del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino 47: 111-130.
Cleveland, D. and K.L. Lavalli. (2010) Factors important in the establishment and maintenance of grey triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) dominance hierarchies. Current Zoology (Acta Zoologica Sinica) 56(1): 18-35
Spanier, E., K. Lavalli, and D. Edelist (2010) Artificial habitats for benthic dwelling lobsters ? Analysis of more than five decades of research. J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. India. 52(2): 113-138.
Horne, F., S. Tarsitano, and K.L. Lavalli. (2009) Aspects of the mineralization of the cuticle of the crayfish Procambarus clarkii (Decapoda: Cambaridae). Crustaceana.
Lavalli, K.L. and W.F. Herrnkind. (2009) Defensive strategies of Caribbean spiny lobsters: effects of group size and predator group size. N.Z. J. Mar. Freshwater Res. 43(1): 15-28.
Scrham, F.R., S. Ahyong, K.A. Crandall, F. Gherardi, M. Grygier, K.L. Lavalli, G. Poore, D.C. Rogers, G. Scholtz, T. Simon, S. Tamone, and M. Wickstein (2008) Publication in the Journal of Crustacean Biology. J. Crust. Biol. 28(2): 197-202.
Tarsitano, S., K. Lavalli, and E. Spanier. (2008) Life under a lobster carapace ? a newly discovered organism? The Lobster Newsletter 21(2): 4-5.
Spanier, E. and K. Lavalli. (2008) Obituaries: Dr. Lipke Bijdeley Holthuis. The Lobster Newsletter 21(2): 29-30.
Spanier, E., K. Lavalli, and D. Weihs. (2008) Morphological features of slipper lobsters: A clue to their habits and swimming abilities? The Lobster Newsletter 21(2): 15-18.
Lavalli, K.L. & E. Spanier. (2007) Introduction to the biology and fisheries of slipper lobsters. In: (Lavalli, K.L. and E. Spanier, eds.) The Biology and Fisheries of Slipper Lobsters. Crustacean Issues Vol. 17. CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), NY. pp. 3-21.
Spanier, E. & K.L. Lavalli. (2007) Directions for future research in slipper lobster biology. In: (Lavalli, K.L. and E. Spanier, eds.) The Biology and Fisheries of Slipper Lobsters. Crustacean Issues Vol. 17. CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), NY. pp. 221-228.
Lavalli, K.L., E. Spanier, & F. Grasso. (2007) Behavior and sensory biology of slipper lobsters. In: (Lavalli, K.L. and E. Spanier, eds.) The Biology and Fisheries of Slipper Lobsters. Crustacean Issues, Vol. 17. CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), NY. pp. 133-181.
Spanier, E. & K.L. Lavalli. (2007) Slipper lobster fisheries: Present status and future perspectives. In: (Lavalli, K.L. and E. Spanier, eds.) The Biology and Fisheries of Slipper Lobsters. Crustacean Issues Vol. 17. CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), NY. pp. 377-391.
Spanier, E. & K.L. Lavalli. (2006) Scyllarides spp. Chapter 14. In: (B.F. Phillips, ed.) Biology, Management, and Exploitation of Lobsters. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, U.K. pp. 462-496.
Tarsitano, S.F., K.L. Lavalli, F. Horne, & E. Spanier. (2006) The constructional properties of the exoskeleton of homarid, scyllarid, and palinurid lobsters. Hydrobiologia 557: 9-20.
Tarsitano, S.F. and K.L. Lavalli. (2005) Shell disease in American lobsters, Homarus americanus: Disease or malfunction of the calcification process followed by opportunistic infection? In: Tlusty, M.F., Halvorson, H.O., Smolowitz, R., and U. Sharma, eds. Lobster Shell Disease Workshop. Aquatic Forum Series 05-1. New England Aquarium, Boston, MA., pp. 83-85.
Weisbaum, D. and K.L. Lavalli. (2004) Morphology and distribution of antennular setae of scyllarid lobsters (Scyllarides aequinoctialis, S. latus, and S. nodifer), with comments on their possible function. Invertebrate Biology 123(4):) 324-342.
Lavalli, K.L. (2003) Ask the Lobster Doc: Bacteria at work in shell disease. Commercial Fisheries News February 2003, pg. 2B.
Lavalli, K.L. (2003) Ask the Lobster Doc: Shell disease and lobsters. Commercial Fisheries News, January 2003, pg. 14A.
Horne, F., S.F. Tarsitano, and K.L. Lavalli. (2002) Carbonic anhydrase in mineralization of crayfish cuticle. Crustaceana 75(9): 1067-1081.
Lavalli, K.L. and E. Spanier. (2001) Does gregarious behavior function as an anti-predator mechanism in Mediterranean slipper lobster, Scyllarides latus? Mar. Freshwater Res. 52: 1133-1143.
Lavalli, K.L. (2001) Groups. In: Magill\\\'s Encyclopedia of Science: Animal Life (Hoagstrong, C.W., ed.), pg. 698-703. Salem Press, Pasadena, CA.
Lavalli, K.L. (2001) Herds. In: Magill\\\'s Encyclopedia of Science: Animal Life (Hoagstrong, C.W., ed.), pg. 750-753. Salem Press, Pasadena, CA.
Lavalli, K.L. (2001) Packs. In: Magill\\\'s Encyclopedia of Science: Animal Life (Hoagstrong, C.W., ed.), pg. 1187-1190. Salem Press, Pasadena, CA.
Lavalli, K.L. (2001) Arthropods. In: Magill\\\'s Encyclopedia of Science: Animal Life (Hoagstrong, C.W., ed.), pg. 75-78. Salem Press, Pasadena, CA.
Herrnkind, W.F., M.J. Childress, and K.L. Lavalli. (2001) Defense coordination and other benefits among exposed spiny lobsters: Inferences from mass migratory and mesocosm studies of group size and behavior. Mar. Freshwater Res. 52: 1113-1124.
Spanier, E., O. Goffman, D. Kerem, and K. Lavalli. (2000) Injury of an Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) by a stingray spine. Aquatic Mammals 26(3): 196-201.
Nicosia, F.W. and K.L. Lavalli. (1999) Homarid lobster hatcheries: Their history and role in research, management, and aquaculture. Mar. Fish. Rev. 61(2): 1-56.
Spanier, E. and K.L. Lavalli. (1998) Natural history of Scyllarides latus (Crustacea, Decapoda): a review of the contemporary biological knowledge of the Mediterranean slipper lobster. (Nat. Hist. 32(6), 1769-1786.
Steneck, R.S., R.A. Wahle, and K.L. Lavalli. (1998) Essential habitats for lobsters: An essay for management considerations. Massachusetts Lobstermen\\\'s Association Newsletter, October. 3 pps.
Lavalli, K.L. and R. Kropp. (1998) Abundance of juvenile lobsters at the new outfall site: Comparisons with inshore abundances and discussion of potential outfall impacts on lobster populations. MWRA ENQUAD Report 98-14, 31 pps.
Lavalli, K.L. and R. Kropp. (1998) Determination of benthic juvenile lobster density at future outfall site, Massachusetts Bay, Summer 1998: Proposed Study Design. Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Report, 26 pps.
Lavalli, K.L. and D.F. Cowan. (1998) Is there reasonable evidence to suggest that the new Massachusetts Water Resources Authority sewage outfall may have a negative impact on lobsters? Technical Report for the Outfall Monitoring Task Force, New England Aquarium/MWRA, Boston, MA, 20 pps. (Appendix of MWRA ENQUAD Report 98-13).
Lavalli, K. (1997) Lobsters: And Not Just on the Plate, Teva Advarim (
Lavalli, K.L. and P. Lawton. (1996) Historical review of lobster life history terminology and proposed modifications to current schemes. Crustaceana 69(5): 594-609.
Lawton, P. and K.L. Lavalli. (1995) Postlarval, juvenile, and adult ecology, Chapter 4. In: The Biology of the Lobster, Homarus americanus, (Jan Robert Factor, ed.), Academic Press, NY. pp. 47-88.
Lavalli, K.L. and J.R. Factor. (1995) The feeding appendages, Chapter 14. In: The Biology of the Lobster, Homarus americanus, (Jan Robert Factor, ed.), Academic Press, NY. pp. 349-393.
Lavalli, K.L. and J.R. Factor. (1992) Functional morphology of the mouthparts of juvenile lobsters, Homarus americanus (Decapoda: Nephropidae), and comparison with the larval stages. J. Crust. Biol. 12(3): 467-510.
Lavalli, K.L. (1992) The Feeding Mechanisms of Post-Larval and Early Juvenile American Lobsters (Homarus americanus Milne Edwards, 1837), Ph.D. Thesis, Boston University, Boston, MA: 237 pps.
Lavalli, K.L. (1991) Survival of early juvenile American lobsters (Homarus americanus) during their first season on diets of mesoplankton, microplankton, and frozen brine shrimp. Fishery Bulletin 89: 61-68.
Lavalli, K.L. and G.C. Trager. (1991) Suspension feeding by early juvenile American lobsters. The Lobster Newsletter 4(2): 3-5.
Lavalli, K.L. and D.E. Barshaw. (1989) Post-larval American lobsters (Homarus americanus) living in burrows may be suspension feeding. Mar. Behav. & Physiol. 15: 255-264.
Barshaw, D.E. and K.L. Lavalli. (1988) Predation upon postlarval lobsters Homarus americanus by cunners Tautogolabrus adspersus and mud crabs Neopanope sayi on three different substrates: eelgrass, mud, and rock. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 48: 119-123.
Lavalli, K.L. and D.E. Barshaw. (1986) Burrows protect postlarval lobsters Homarus americanus from predation by the non-burrowing cunner, Tautogolabrus adspersus but not from the burrowing mud crab Neopanope texani. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 32: 13-16.


Created: 2006-08-11 Last Updated: 2015-05-15 by Kari LAVALLI