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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.