Emma Perry

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Emma Perry

Associate Professor of Marine Biology/ Center for Biodiversity

Unity College Associate Professor of Marine Biology Emma Perry
Phone: 207-509-7212
Email: ecreaser@unity.edu
Office: Koons Hall, Office 131

Academic Background

B Sc, Zoology, University of Exeter, Great Britain
Ph D, Biology, University of South Florida

Perry completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Exeter University, Britain, where she was born and raised. For her senior thesis, she studied habitat preference by the burrowing brittle star Acrocnida brachiata. After graduation, she moved to Tampa, Florida to do a Ph.D. on echinoderms with Dr. J. Lawrence and Dr. L. Robbins. She became interested in the process by which echinoderms, especially sand dollars, constructed their intricate three-dimensional skeletons. Since then, she has become more generally interested in the biology and systematics of lesser known marine invertebrates. At Unity College, Perry has been researching tardigrades with student participation.