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Teaching

  • Spring 2016

    • HNRS-396 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Honors Research Module
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    • HNRS-396 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Honors Research Module
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    • UCOL-200 University College Research Lab: The Makengue Project
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  • Fall 2016

    • HNRS-396 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Honors Research Module
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    • HNRS-396 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Honors Research Module
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Executive Experience

  • (2005-Present) Multidisciplinary Science & Math Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences, American University
  • (2004-Present) Adjunct Professor, Biology Department, American University
  • (1999-2004) Assistant Professor, Biology Department, American University
  • (1999-2005) Smithsonian Institution Research Associate
  • (1998-2001) Honorary Research Consultant, Department of Zoology & Entomology, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • (1996-1999) Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • (1995-1996) Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Fellow

Selected Publications

  • Tirelli, T., Campantico, E., Pessani, D. and Tudge, C.C. (2007). Reproductive biology of Mediterranean hermit crabs: male reproductive apparatus of Diogenes pugilator (Decapoda, Anomura). Journal of Crustacean Biology (In press).
  • Mantelatto, F. L., Scelzo, M. A. And Tudge, C.C. (2007). Morphological and morphometric appraisal of the spermatophore of the southern hermit crab Isocheles sawayai (Anomura: Diogenidae) from the Brazilian coast. (In press).
  • Tirelli, T., Campantico, E., Pessani, D. and Tudge, C.C. (2007). Reproductive biology of Mediterranean hermit crabs: male reproductive apparatus of Clibanarius erythropus (Decapoda, Anomura). Journal of Crustacean Biology 27(3): 404-410.
  • Tudge , C.C. and Lemaitre, R. (2006). Studies of male sexual tubes in hermit crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura, Coenobitidae). II. Morphology of the sexual tube in the land hermit crabs, Coenobita perlatus and C. clypeatus. Crustacean Research, Special Number 6: 121-131.

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • (2004) Adjunct Faculty, Biology Department, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette
  • (2002-2007) Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville, Virginia, Research Associate
  • (1999-2005) Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Systematic Biology, Research Associate
  • (1998-2001) Honorary Research Consultant, Department of Zoology & Entomology, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • (1996-1999) Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • (1995-1996) Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Fellow
  • (1992) French Government Scientific Fellowship

AU Expert

Area of Expertise: Reproductive biology, marine zoology, crustacean reproduction and taxonomy, crustacean evolution

Additional Information: Christopher Tudge
has published more than 50 papers in international scientific journals on aspects of crustacean ecology, evolution, and reproduction with colleagues at the Smithsonian Institution and with coauthors in Japan, Argentina, Italy, and Brazil. He is president of the Crustacean Society, an international society of crustacean biologists. Tudge recently returned from crustacean congresses in Germany and Hawaii, where he chaired a session on reproductive morphology and presented papers on anomuran crab reproduction and evolution. Tudge is also a research associate at the department of invertebrate zoology at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution.

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