Dr. Paul Dunn

Faculty Member

Dr. Paul Dunn

Biography

It is great to be here at UVU! I did my undergraduate studies at BYU and earned my PhD from the University of Oregon, where I studied marine biology. From there, I headed off to Europe and completed two post-doctoral research fellowships, the first at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, and the second at the University of Southern Denmark. I then made my way back to the States and taught at Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA, before joining UVU in 2018.

In addition to the beautiful mountains and fascinating aquatic ecosystems here in Utah, I am excited to be here at UVU because of our clear dedication to excellent undergraduate teaching. I teach the following courses

BIOL 1620 College Biology II
BIOL 3700 General Ecology
BIOL 490R Special Topics Marine Biology
ZOOL 3200 Invertebrate Zoology
ZOOL 4100 Parasitology

I also work with undergraduates on projects connected to my two major research interests

1) The forces driving mortality risk during different stages of an organism's life, and
2) The ecological factors influencing host-parasite relationships

Education

Ph D, University of Oregon, 2011

Major: Biology

BS, Brigham Young University, 2006

Major: Integrative Biology

Teaching

BIOL 1620

College Biology II BB, Fall 2021

BIOL 3700

General Ecology, Fall 2021

BIOL 3700

General Ecology, Fall 2021

ZOOL 3200

Invertebrate Zoology, Fall 2021

BIOL 489R

Student Research, Fall 2021

BIOL 1620

College Biology II BB, Summer 2021

BIOL 3700

General Ecology, Summer 2021

BIOL 3700

General Ecology, Spring 2021

BIOL 3700

General Ecology, Spring 2021

ZOOL 4100

Parasitology, Spring 2021

BIOL 490R

Special Topics in Biology, Spring 2021

BIOL 489R

Student Research, Spring 2021

Scholarly/Creative Works

Dunn, P. H., Fitzgerald, B. N., Freeman, M. C., (2021) "The Importance of Transitions for Hatching Success and Brood Mortality in the Barnacle Chthamalus fragilis under Laboratory Conditions" . Hydrobiologia. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-021-04677-9
Dunn, P. H., Zarulli, V. , Levitis, D. A., (2016) "Beyond predation and offshore transport_ ontogenetic transitions drive developmental mortality in marine larvae" (vol. 559). Marine Ecology Progress Series. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps11889
Olsen, T. B. O., Christensen, F. E. G., Lundgreen, K. , Dunn, P. H., Levitis, D. A., (2015) "Coelomic Transport and Clearance of Durable Foreign Bodies by sea stars (Asterias rubens)" (vol. 228). Biological Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1086/BBLv228n2p156
Dunn, P. H., Young, C. M., (2015) "Salinity and Temperature Tolerance of the Nemertean Worm Carcinonemertes errans, an Egg Predator of the Dungeness Crab" (vol. 228). Biological Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1086/BBLv228n2p163
Dunn, P. H., Young, C. M., (2013) "Finding Refuge_ The Estuarine Distribution of the Nemertean Egg Predator Carcinonemertes errans on the Dungeness Crab, Cancer magister" (vol. 135). Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2013.10.012
Dunn, P. H., Young, C. M., (2012) "Larval Settlement of the Nemertean Egg Predator Carcinonemertes errans on the Dungeness Crab, Metacarcinus magister" (Issue: 3, vol. 133). Invertebrate Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/ivb.12059