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Details of Dr. Simon Cragg   


Gender male
Job title Reader in Zoology
Department School of Biological Sciences
Regions Sea of Azov
Tel [44] ((0)23)9284 5808
Fax [44] ((0)23)9284 5800
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Website http://tinyurl.com/Limnoria
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Degree BSc (Hons) Zoology with Marine Zoology, PhD
Job type Teaching/Education , Research
Research Area(s) Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products
Research Activities An invertebrate zoologist specialising in bivalves and crustaceans of economic significance, with broad themes of: a) wood digestion processes; b) life history strategies and the colonising role of larval stages; c) innovation in borer control. My approach is to tackle fundamental scientific questions and use the understanding gained to drive applied research and inform knowledge transfer. An increasingly multidisciplinary and collaborative approach has generated novel and important scientific questions about the highly unusual wood digestion of the animals I study.

basic French, basic German, Papua New Guinea Tok Pisin
Research Region 102
Skills/Expertise Wood boring invertebrates Electron microscopy Digestive enzyme systems Autecology
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Simon CRAGG)

Karayanni, H., Kormas, K. A., Cragg, S. M., Nicolaidou, A. (2010) Establishment and succession of an epibiotic community on chromated copper arsenate (CCA) treated wood in Mediterranean waters. Arch. Env. Contam. Toxicol. 58: 71-78.
King, A. J., Cragg, S. M., Li, Y., Dymond, J., Guille, M. J., Bowles, D. J., Neil C. Bruce, N. C., Graham, I. A., McQueen-Mason, S. J. (2010) Molecular insight into lignocellulose digestion by a marine isopod in the absence of gut microbes. Proc Natl. Acad. Sci. 107: 5345-5350.
Cragg, S. M. & Hendy, I. W. (2010) Mangrove forests of the Wakatobi National Park, In: Marine Conservation and Research in the Coral Triangle: the Wakatobi National Park, ed. Clifton J., Unsworth, R. K. F. and Smith D. J., pp67-83, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.
Cragg, S. M., Jumel, M-C., Al-Horani, F. A. and Hendy, I. W. (2009) The life history characteristics of the wood-boring bivalve Teredo bartschi are suited to the elevated salinity, oligotrophic circulation in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 375: 99-105.
Borges, L. M. S., Cragg, S. M., Busch S. (2009) A laboratory assay for measuring feeding and mortality of the marine wood-borer Limnoria under forced feeding conditions: a basis for a standard test method. Int. Biodet. Biodeg. 63: 289-296.
Cragg, S. M. (2008) Marine wood boring invertebrates of New Guinea and its surrounding waters. In: The Ecology of Papua, ed. B. M. Beehler & A. J. Marshall. Periplus, Singapore, pp539-563.
Cragg, S. M. (2006) Development, physiology, behaviour and ecology of scallop larvae. In: Scallops: Biology, Ecology and Aquaculture Shumway S.E. & Parsons G. J. (eds) Elsevier, Amsterdam pp45-122.
Delgery, C. C., Cragg, S. M., Busch, S. and Morgan, E. (2006) Effects of the epibiotic heterotrich ciliate Mirofolliculina limnoriae and of moulting on faecal pellet production by the wood-boring isopods Limnoria tripunctata and L. quadripunctata. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 334: 165-173.

Created: 2000-03-08 Last Updated: 2011-09-21 by Simon CRAGG