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Steven Jury
Steven JuryAssistant Professor, Biology Department
PhD, University of New Hampshire
MS, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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Teaches Biology and Environmental courses including Concepts in Biology, Introduction to Biology, Physiology, Ecology and the Environmental Challenge, and Seminar and Research Thesis.

Scholarly interests – invertebrate and fish physiology and behavior, fisheries, and aquaculture.

Steven Jury is a broadly trained animal physiologist interested in the physiology, behavior, and ecology of aquatic and marine invertebrates and fish. Specific interests include sensory physiology, physiological ecology, and aquaculture technology development. He has served as a senior research scientist and consultant for Aquaculture Associates and previously taught at both the University of New England and the State University of New York. Professor Jury is also on the marine science advisory boards for the Maine Technology Institute and Southern Maine Community College. In his free time, Professor Jury enjoys playing soccer and taking his dog on hiking excursions.


Nearing, J., Betka, M., Jury, S., and Harris, H.W. (in preparation). Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) express calcium sensing receptor cDNAs in multiple tissues.

Clark, A. S, Jury, S., Goldstein, J. S., Langley, T.G., Chambers, C.R. and Watson, W.H. 2015. A comparison of American lobster size structure and abundance using standard and ventless traps. Fisheries Research 167:243-251.

Watson, W.H., Golet, W., Scopel, D., and Jury, S. 2009. The use of ultrasonic telemetry to determine the distance of attraction to bait and area fished by a trap. NZ Journal of Marine and Freshwater Res. 43:411-418.

Childress, M. and Jury, S. 2006. Ch. 3. Behaviour In: Phillips, B. (ed) Lobsters: Biology, Management, Aquaculture and Fisheries. Academic Press pp 78-112.

Jury, S. and Watson, W. 2013. Seasonal and sexual variation in the thermal preferences of estuarine lobsters (Homarus americanus). Can. J. Fish Aquat. Sci. 70(11):1650-1657.

Watson W. and Jury, S.  2013. The relationship between American lobster catch per unit effort, entry rate into traps and density. Marine Biology Research 9:59-68.

Saunders, K.M., Brockmann, H.J., Watson, W.,  Jury, S. 2010.  Multiple sensory cues are used to locate mates in horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus). Current Zoology 56(5):485-498.


National Science Foundation Grant – a $647,000 grant to fund scholarships and innovative science education programming for Saint Joseph’s College Science Scholars Program. (2017)

The Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund Grant – a $15,000 grant to develop strategies to enhance sea-run brown trout stock in the Mousam River in collaboration with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. (2017)

NASA’s Maine Space Grant Consortium Grant – a $25,000 seed grant to Dr. Jason Goldstein of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve to work with the team of Steven Jury, Ryan Dorland, and Sciences students to create faculty-mentored student research experiences that develop a sensor-based platform for evaluating climate change in estuarine and coastal ecosystem. (2017)