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David Armstrong

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David Armstrong is interested in predicting possible deleterious effects of development, such as dredging, oil exploration, and materials disposal, on crustacean populations. Specific topics of research interest include: population dynamics and production, spatial and temporal distribution, habitat requirements, reproductive cycles, feeding strategies, energetic requirements, and toxicant effects as gauged by some of these factors on crabs and shrimp. His lab also studies the importance of major coastal estuaries to early juvenile stages of Dungeness crab, Cancer magister, that enter as megalopae and metamorphose on a variety of substrates.