Donald C Behringer

Donald C Behringer,

PROFESSOR

Department: AG-SCHL FOR, FISH, & GEOMATICS
Business Phone: (352) 273-3634
Business Email: behringer@ufl.edu

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018,2021-2025
FAS7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2017-2018,2022-2024
FAS4911 Supervised Research in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
2009,2018-2021,2021-2025
FAS6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2013-2014,2016-2023
FAS4270 Marine Ecological Processes
2018,2021-2025
FAS7979 Advanced Research
2013-2014,2016-2023
FAS6272 Marine Ecological Processes
2021-2025
FAS6910 Supervised Research
2014-2023
VEM5371 Aq An Conserv Issues
2009,2011-2015,2015-2024,2022-2024
FAS6932 Special Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
2022-2024
FAS4900 Supervised Extension Experience in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
2011-2024
FAS4932 Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
2009,2011-2024
FAS5276C Field Ecology of Aquatic Organisms
2013-2022,2024-2025
FAS6905 Individual Study
2022-2025
FAS6940 Supervised Teaching
2022-2025
FAS6933 Graduate Symposium
2014-2025
VEM5372 Aq Wildlife Health
2013-2018,2021
VME6010 Aquatic Animal Conservation Issues
2013-2018,2021
VME4012 Aquatic Animal Conservation Issues
2013-2018,2021-2023,2023
VME6011 Introduction to Aquatic Wildlife Health Issues
2013-2018,2021-2023,2023
VME4013 Aquatic Wildlife Health Issues
2020
FAS4915 Honors Thesis Research in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
2018
WIS7979 Advanced Research
2011-2012,2014-2016
FAS4905 Individual Study
2013
VEM5912 Supervised Research
2011-2012
VME6934 Topics in Veterinary Medical Sciences
2011-2012
VME4906 Problems in Veterinary Science
2011-2012
FAS4933 Seminar
2024
FAS4105C Field Ecology of Aquatic Organisms

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-5244-471X

Publications

2024
Decapod fisheries and parasite species richness: an exploration of host traits and parasitic influence
Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. [DOI] 10.1007/s11160-024-09860-4.
2023
A new member of the Nudiviridae from the Florida stone crab (Menippe mercenaria).
Virology. 588 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virol.2023.109910. [PMID] 37844408.
2023
A scuticociliate causes mass mortality of Diadema antillarum in the Caribbean Sea
Science Advances. 9(16) [DOI] 10.1126/sciadv.adg3200. [PMID] 37075109.
2023
Alternosema astaquatica n. sp. (Microsporidia: Enterocytozoonida), a systemic parasite of the crayfish Faxonius virilis.
Journal of invertebrate pathology. 199 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jip.2023.107948. [PMID] 37276935.
2023
Cambaraspora faxoni n. sp. (Microsporidia: Glugeida) from native and invasive crayfish in the USA and a novel host of Cambaraspora floridanus.
Journal of invertebrate pathology. 199 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jip.2023.107949. [PMID] 37276936.
2023
Common Sea Star (Asterias rubens) Coelomic Fluid Changes in Response to Short-Term Exposure to Environmental Stressors
Fishes. 8(1) [DOI] 10.3390/fishes8010051.
2023
Cross-Hemispheric Genetic Diversity and Spatial Genetic Structure of Callinectes sapidus Reovirus 1 (CsRV1)
Viruses. 15(2) [DOI] 10.3390/v15020563. [PMID] 36851777.
2023
Pseudohepatospora borealis n. gen. n. sp. (Microsporidia: Enterocytozoonida): A microsporidian pathogen of the Jonah crab (Cancer borealis).
Journal of invertebrate pathology. 197 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jip.2023.107886. [PMID] 36646414.
2023
Salinity and temperature affect the symbiont profile and host condition of Florida USA blue crabs Callinectes sapidus.
Journal of invertebrate pathology. 198 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jip.2023.107930. [PMID] 37148998.
2023
Symbiotic survey of the bay scallop (Argopecten irradians) from the Gulf coast of Florida, USA
Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 201 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jip.2023.108019.
2022
Rediscovering “Baculovirus-A” (Johnson, 1976): The complete genome of ‘Callinectes sapidus nudivirus’.
Journal of invertebrate pathology. 194 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jip.2022.107822. [PMID] 36030880.
2022
Revising the Freshwater Thelohania to Astathelohania gen. et comb. nov., and Description of Two New Species
Microorganisms. 10(3) [DOI] 10.3390/microorganisms10030636. [PMID] 35336214.
2022
The plot thickens: Ovipleistophora diplostomuri infects two additional species of Florida crayfish.
Journal of invertebrate pathology. 191 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jip.2022.107766. [PMID] 35472375.
2021
Behavioral Immunity and Social Distancing in the Wild: The Same as in Humans?
Bioscience. 71(6):571-580 [DOI] 10.1093/biosci/biaa176.
2021
Crustaceans, One Health and the changing ocean.
Journal of invertebrate pathology. 186 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jip.2020.107500. [PMID] 33144148.
2021
Oceanographic features and limited dispersal shape the population genetic structure of the vase sponge Ircinia campana in the Greater Caribbean
Heredity. 126(1):63-76 [DOI] 10.1038/s41437-020-0344-6. [PMID] 32699391.
2020
Cirolana westbyi, (Isopoda: Cirolanidae) a new species in the ‘Cirolana parva-group’ from the Turneffe Atoll, Belize
Journal of Natural History. 54(31-32):2053-2069 [DOI] 10.1080/00222933.2020.1837273.
2020
A New Family of DNA Viruses Causing Disease in Crustaceans from Diverse Aquatic Biomes
mBio. 11(1) [DOI] 10.1128/mbio.02938-19.
2020
A new lineage of crayfish-infecting Microsporidia: The Cambaraspora floridanus n. gen. n. sp. (Glugeida: Glugeidae) complex from Floridian freshwaters (USA).
Journal of invertebrate pathology. 171 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jip.2020.107345. [PMID] 32067978.
2020
A novel nudivirus infecting the invasive demon shrimp Dikerogammarus haemobaphes (Amphipoda).
Scientific reports. 10(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-020-71776-3. [PMID] 32908207.
2020
A novel positive single-stranded RNA virus from the crustacean parasite, Probopyrinella latreuticola (Peracarida: Isopoda: Bopyridae).
Journal of invertebrate pathology. 177 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jip.2020.107494. [PMID] 33115693.
2020
Life history traits and reproductive performance of the caridean shrimp Lysmata boggessi, a heavily traded invertebrate in the marine aquarium industry.
PeerJ. 8 [DOI] 10.7717/peerj.8231. [PMID] 32002320.
2020
Ovipleistophora diplostomuri, a parasite of fish and their trematodes, also infects the crayfish Procambarus bivittatus.
Journal of invertebrate pathology. 169 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jip.2019.107306. [PMID] 31836486.
2020
Sustainable aquaculture through the One Health lens
Nature Food. 1(8):468-474 [DOI] 10.1038/s43016-020-0127-5.
2020
Using genetics to inform restoration and predict resilience in declining populations of a keystone marine sponge
Biodiversity and Conservation. 29(4):1383-1410 [DOI] 10.1007/s10531-020-01941-7.
2019
A histological atlas for the Palinuridae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Achelata): A guide to parasite discovery and spotting the abnormal in spiny lobsters.
Journal of invertebrate pathology. 163:21-33 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jip.2019.03.001. [PMID] 30836072.
2019
Changes in temperature, pH, and salinity affect the sheltering responses of Caribbean spiny lobsters to chemosensory cues
Scientific Reports. 9(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-019-40832-y. [PMID] 30867504.
2019
Characterization of microsporidian Ameson herrnkindi sp. nov. infecting Caribbean spiny lobsters Panulirus argus.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 136(3):209-218 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03406. [PMID] 32129173.
2019
Circular Single-Stranded DNA Virus (Microviridae: Gokushovirinae: Jodiemicrovirus) Associated with the Pathobiome of the Flat-Back Mud Crab, Eurypanopeus depressus.
Microbiology resource announcements. 8(47) [DOI] 10.1128/MRA.01026-19. [PMID] 31753941.
2019
Genomic and developmental characterisation of a novel bunyavirus infecting the crustacean Carcinus maenas
Scientific Reports. 9(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-019-49260-4. [PMID] 31506463.
2019
Host genetics and geography influence microbiome composition in the sponge Ircinia campana.
The Journal of animal ecology. 88(11):1684-1695 [DOI] 10.1111/1365-2656.13065. [PMID] 31325164.
2019
White spot syndrome virus and the Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus: Susceptibility and behavioral immunity
Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 162:1-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jip.2019.02.001.
2018
Mating System and Reproductive Performance in the Isopod Parabopyrella Lata, a Parasitic Castrator of the `Peppermint’ Shrimp Lysmata Boggessi
Marine Biology. 165(3) [DOI] 10.1007/s00227-018-3297-z.
2018
Parasite avoidance behaviours in aquatic environments
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 373(1751) [DOI] 10.1098/rstb.2017.0202. [PMID] 29866915.
2018
Partial validation of a TaqMan real-time quantitative PCR assay for the detection of Panulirus argus virus 1.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 129(3):193-198 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03242. [PMID] 30154279.
2017
Competition with stone crabs drives juvenile spiny lobster abundance and distribution.
Oecologia. 184(1):205-218 [DOI] 10.1007/s00442-017-3844-1. [PMID] 28247130.
2017
Integrative taxonomy of the ornamental ‘peppermint’ shrimp public market and population genetics of Lysmata boggessi, the most heavily traded species worldwide.
PeerJ. 5 [DOI] 10.7717/peerj.3786. [PMID] 28948100.
2017
Small-scale spatial variation in population- and individual-level reproductive parameters of the blue-legged hermit crab Clibanarius tricolor.
PeerJ. 5 [DOI] 10.7717/peerj.3004. [PMID] 28229028.
2016
Isolation and characterization of eight polymorphic microsatellites for the spotted spiny lobster, Panulirus guttatus.
PeerJ. 4 [DOI] 10.7717/peerj.1467. [PMID] 26855853.
2015
Behavioral Immunity Suppresses an Epizootic in Caribbean Spiny Lobsters.
PloS one. 10(6) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0126374. [PMID] 26061629.
2015
Casitas: a Location-Dependent Ecological Trap for Juvenile Caribbean Spiny Lobsters, Panulirus Argus
Ices Journal of Marine Science. 72(1):177-184 [DOI] 10.1093/icesjms/fsv041.
2014
Reproductive Biology of the Marine Ornamental Shrimp Lysmata Boggessi in the South- Eastern Gulf of Mexico
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 94(1):141-149 [DOI] 10.1017/S0025315413001185.
2014
Toxic effects of maternal zearalenone exposure on uterine capacity and fetal development in gestation rats.
Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.). 21(6):743-53 [DOI] 10.1177/1933719113512533. [PMID] 24357638.
2013
Distribution, prevalence, and genetic analysis of Panulirus argus virus 1 (PaV1) from the Caribbean Sea.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 104(2):129-40 [DOI] 10.3354/dao02589. [PMID] 23709466.
2013
Ontogenetic Shifts in Resource Allocation: Colour Change and Allometric Growth of Defensive and Reproductive Structures in the Caribbean Spiny Lobster Panulirus Argus
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 108(1):87-98 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.01998.x.
2013
Spatial Dynamics in the Social Lobster Panulirus Argus in Response To Diseased Conspecifics
Marine Ecology Progress Series. 474:191-200 [DOI] 10.3354/meps10091.
2012
Comparison and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Pit Tag Antennae Resighting and Seine-Net Recapture Techniques for Survival Analysis of An Estuarine-Dependent Fish
Fisheries Research. 121:153-160 [DOI] 10.1016/j.fishres.2012.01.013.
2012
Disease effects on lobster fisheries, ecology, and culture: overview of DAO Special 6.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 100(2):89-93 [DOI] 10.3354/dao02510. [PMID] 23186696.
2012
Disease will limit future food supply from the global crustacean fishery and aquaculture sectors.
Journal of invertebrate pathology. 110(2):141-57 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jip.2012.03.013. [PMID] 22434002.
2012
Diseases of wild and cultured juvenile crustaceans: Insights from below the minimum landing size.
Journal of invertebrate pathology. 110(2):225-33 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jip.2012.03.003. [PMID] 22429832.
2012
Sexual Dimorphism, Allometry, and Size At First Maturity of the Caribbean King Crab, Mithrax Spinosissimus, in the Florida Keys
Journal of Shellfish Research. 31(4):909-916 [DOI] 10.2983/035.031.0401.
2011
Insight Into the Molecular Diversity of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster Virus, Panulirus Argus Virus 1
Journal of Shellfish Research. 30
2011
Review of Panulirus argus virus 1–a decade after its discovery.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 94(2):153-60 [DOI] 10.3354/dao02326. [PMID] 21648244.
2010
Disease Avoidance Influences Shelter Use and Predation in Caribbean Spiny Lobster
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 64(5):747-755 [DOI] 10.1007/s00265-009-0892-5.
2009
Is Seagrass An Important Nursery Habitat for the Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Panulirus Argus, in Florida?
New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 43:327-337
2009
Microsporidiosis in the Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus from southeast Florida, USA.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 84(3):237-42 [DOI] 10.3354/dao02046. [PMID] 19565701.
2009
Potential Effects of Catastrophic Cyanobacteria Blooms On Caribbean Spiny Lobster Population Dynamics in Florida Bay Usa
Journal of Shellfish Research. 28
2009
The Epidemiological Status of Pav1, and the Effects of Infection On Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus Argus) Condition, Olfaction, and Predation Risk
Journal of Shellfish Research. 28
2008
Ecological and Physiological Effects of Pav1 Infection On the Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panuhrus Argus Latreille)
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 359(1):26-33 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jembe.2008.02.012.
2008
Transmission of Panulirus argus virus 1 (PaV1) and its effect on the survival of juvenile Caribbean spiny lobster.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 79(3):173-82 [DOI] 10.3354/dao01899. [PMID] 18589993.
2004
A new pathogenic virus in the Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus from the Florida Keys.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 59(2):109-18 [PMID] 15212276.
2004
Estrogenicity of solid phase-extracted water samples from two municipal sewage treatment plant effluents and river Rhine water using the yeast estrogen screen.
Toxicology in vitro : an international journal published in association with BIBRA. 18(1):129-38 [PMID] 14630071.
1996
Interleukin-10 increases Bcl-2 expression and survival in primary human CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor cells.
Blood. 88(7):2549-58 [PMID] 8839847.

Grants

Jan 2024 ACTIVE
RAPID: Effects of the 2023-24 El Nino on Fish Disease and Population Dynamics in the Galapagos Islands
Role: Co-Project Director/Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL SCIENCE FOU
Jul 2022 ACTIVE
RAPID: Mass Mortality of the Keystone Herbivore Diadema antillarum Underway around the Caribbean Sea
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL SCIENCE FOU
Mar 2022 ACTIVE
A microsporidian pathogen as a control for invasive crayfish
Role: Co-Project Director/Principal Investigator
Funding: STATE OF WISCONSIN DEPT OF NAT RESOURCES
Feb 2022 ACTIVE
OMNIBUS 2022-2023 FLORIDA SEA GRANT
Role: Project Manager
Funding: US DEPT OF COMMERCE SEA GRANT PROGRAM
Jun 2021 ACTIVE
A pilot study of sponge enhancement and restoration in the Tarpon Springs region of Florida
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL FISH AND WILDLIFE FOU
Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Epidemiology and Reproductive Impacts of the newly discovered Egg Parasite Carcinonemertes obrieni on the Caribbean Spiny Lobster Fishery in Florida and the Caribbean
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CLEMSON UNIV via US DEPT OF COMM NATL OCEANIC & ATMOS ADM
Apr 2019 – Jun 2022
Using pathogens to control impacts of invasive crayfish
Role: Co-Project Director/Principal Investigator
Funding: STATE OF WISCONSIN DEPT OF NAT RESOURCES
Feb 2018 – Jan 2024
Omnibus 2018-2021_Florida Sea Grant Proposal
Role: Project Manager
Funding: US DEPT OF COMMERCE SEA GRANT PROGRAM
Jul 2017 – Mar 2018
Molecular analysis of Spiny Lobster Tissue Samples to Estimate Infection Prevalence of the PaV1 virus
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMM
Jul 2017 – Dec 2022
Collaborative research: determining how variation in life history and connectivity drive pathogen-host dynamics and genetic structure in a trans-hemispheric pathosystem
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL SCIENCE FOU
Mar 2017 – Jun 2017
Molecular analysis of Spiny Lobster Tissue Samples to Estimate Infection Prevalence of the PaV1 virus
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMM
Sep 2015 – Dec 2016
Ecological importance and genetic population structure of several invertebrates in the Florida Marine Life Fishery
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMM
Jun 2015 – May 2017
Applying Advanced Tools in Molecular Biology and Phylogeography to Determining the Origins and Patterns of Dispersal in a Lethal Marine Pathogen
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF DSR OPPORTUNITY FUND
Jul 2014 – Jun 2017
Tools for Sustainably Managing the Florida Lobster Fishery Under Threat from Disease and Climate Change
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF COMM NATL OCEANIC & ATMOS ADM
Feb 2014 – Aug 2019
2014 Sea Grant Omnibus Package
Role: Project Manager
Funding: US DEPT OF COMMERCE SEA GRANT PROGRAM
Sep 2013 – Sep 2023
Ecological Function and Recovery of Biological Communities within Dredged Ridge-Swale Habitats in the South-Atlantic Bight
Role: Project Manager
Funding: US DEPT OF INT BUR OF OCEAN ENERGY MGMT
Feb 2010 – Sep 2016
FSG Omnibus Master Award NA10OAR4170079 for years (2010-2013)
Role: Project Manager
Funding: US DEPT OF COMMERCE SEA GRANT PROGRAM

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-3634
Emails:
Business:
behringer@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
7922 NW 71ST ST
GAINESVILLE FL 32653
Business Street:
7922 NW 71ST ST
GAINESVILLE FL 32653