Graduate Students

Stephanie K Archer 2017-07-06T14:14:39+00:00

Contact Information

Office Address
Applied Ecology
119 David Clark Labs
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695



Stephanie K Archer

PhD Candidate, Applied Ecology


Craig A Layman


2009 – M.S., Ecology, Utah State University
2004 – B.S., Ecology, University of Georgia

Research Interests

spongeonastickMy interests broadly lie at the intersection of community and ecosystem ecology. Specifically I am interested in the roles animals play in altering nutrient availability in nearshore habitats and how abiotic conditions, and anthropogenic alteration of those conditions, alters the importance of animals’ roles. For my dissertation research I am looking at the importance of sponges in seagrass beds from the scale of a specific species interaction to the whole ecosystem.

Web Resources

Layman Lab

Selected Publications

Archer, SK , and TA Crowl. 2014. Retention of learned predator recognition in an endangered sucker Chasmistes liorus liorus. Aquatic Biology 20:195-202. DOI: 10.3354/ab00558

Layman CA, ZR Jud, SK Archer, and D Riera*. 2014. Provision of ecosystem services by artificial shoreline structures in a highly impacted estuary. Environmental Research Letters 9: 044009. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/4/044009.

Heppell, SA, BX Semmens, SK Archer, CV Pattengill-Semmens, PG Bush, BC Johnson, CM McCoy, and SS Heppell. 2012. Documenting recovery of a spawning aggregation through size frequency analysis from underwater laser calipers measurements. Biological Conservation 155: 119-127.

SK Archer, SA Heppell, BX Semmens, CV Pattengill-Semmens, PG Bush, CM McCoy, BC Johnson. 2012. Patterns of color phase indicate spawn timing at a Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) spawning aggregation. Current Zoology 58(1):70-80.