Susan Park

Research Assistant Professor; Virginia Sea Grant Assistant Director for Research

Email: [[spark]]
Phone: (804) 684-7436
Fax: (804) 684-7269
Office: Maury Hall 211
Department: Virginia Sea Grant Program

Virginia Sea Grant

Virginia Sea Grant facilitates research, educational, and outreach activities promoting sustainable management of marine resources. We are part of a larger network of Sea Grant programs housed in 31 colleges and universities around the country. That network — the National Sea Grant College Program — began in 1966 through a Congressional Act and is part of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

With 5,000 miles of Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean shorelines, the Commonwealth of Virginia hosts a wide diversity of living and non-living marine resources. The Chesapeake Bay Commission predicts that the population in the bay watershed will swell to 17.4 million by the year 2020. The complex needs and concerns created by this population growth are enormous. Our goal is to define and help resolve emerging problems at local, regional, and national scales, as well as to provide impartial information to all who use or manage marine resources.

  • B.A., Biology, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A, Conservation Biology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D., Oceanography, University of Delaware
Selected Publications
  • Park S., C.E. Epifanio, and R.B. Iglay.  2005.  Patterns of larval release by the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus (de Haan): Periodicity at diel and tidal frequencies.  Journal of Shellfish Research. 24: 591-595
  • Park S., C.E. Epifanio, and E.K. Grey.  2004.  Behavior of larval Hemigrapsus sanguineus (de Haan) in response to gravity and pressure. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 307: 197-206
  • Epifanio, C.E., A.I. Dittel, S. Park, S. Schwalm, and A. Fouts.  1998.  Early life history of Hemigrapsus sanguineus, a non-indigenous crab in the Middle Atlantic Bight.  Marine Ecology Progress Series.  170: 231-238