Amy Fowler

Amy Fowler Perec

Faculty Fellow, PEREC

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy

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Aquatic Invertebrate Ecology, Invasive Species Ecology

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  • Host-parasite interactions
  • Invasion dynamics and processes
  • Natural resource management of commercially and recreationally important aquatic invertebrate species

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Follow on Instagram and Twitter: @Fowler_Lab; #fowler_lab

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 (*Undergraduate student; **Graduate student)

Wassick A**, Hughes M, Baeza A, Fowler AE, Wilber D. 2017. Reproductive characteristics of the marine green porcelain crab (Petrolisthes armatus Gibbes, 1850) in its introduced range favor further range expansion. Aquatic Invasions (in press)

Wassick A**, Baeza A, Fowler AE, Hughes M, Wilber D. 2017. Spacing and movement in the green porcelain crab Petrolisthes armatus: evidence for male competition and mate guarding. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 50 (2): 165-177. DOI: 10.1080/10236244.2017.1347020.

Fowler AE, Leffler JW, Johnson SP, DeLancey LB, Sanger DM. 2016. Relationships between meteorological and water quality variables and fisheries-independent white shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus) catch in the ACE Basin NERR, South Carolina. Estuaries and Coasts. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-016-0171-4.

Blakeslee AMH, Fowler AE, Couture J, Grosholz ED, Ruiz GM, Miller AW. 2016. Vector management reduces marine organisms transferred with live saltwater bait. Management of Biological Invasions 7 (4): 389-398.

Fowler AE, Blakeslee AMH, Canning-Clode J, Repetto M*, Phillip AM*, Carlton JT, Moser F, Ruiz GM, Miller AW. 2016. Opening Pandora’s bait box: a potent vector for biological invasions of live marine species. Diversity and Distributions 22 (1): 30-42.

Forsström T**, Fowler AE, Lindqvist M, Vesakoski O. 2016. The introduced dark false mussel, Mytilopsis leucophaeata, has spread in the northern Baltic Sea. BioInvasions Records 5 (2): 81-84.

Forsström T**, Fowler AE, Manninen I*, Vesakoski O. 2015. An introduced species meets the local fauna: predatory behavior of the crab Rhithropanopeus harrisii in the Northern Baltic Sea. Biological Invasions 17 (9): 2729-2741.

Blakeslee AMH, Keogh CL, Fowler AE, Griffen BD. 2015. Assessing the effects of trematode infection on invasive green crabs in eastern North America. PLoS ONE 10 (6): e0128674.

Wójcik D**, Normant M, Dmochowska B, Fowler AE. 2015. Impacts of the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis on blue mussel Mytilus edulis trossulus : laboratory studies of claw strength, handling behaviour, consumption rate, and size selective predation. Oceanologia 57 (3): 263-270.

Freeman A, Blakeslee AMH, Fowler AE. 2013. Range expansion of the rhizocephalan Loxothylacus panopaei (Gissler, 1884) in the northwest Atlantic. Aquatic Invasions 8 (3): 347-353.

Fowler AE, Muirhead J, Taylor RB. 2013. Early stages of a New Zealand invasion by Charybdis japonica (A. Milne-Edwards, 1861) (Brachyura: Portunidae) from Asia: Interactions with native crabs. Journal of Crustacean Biology 33 (5): 672-680.

Fowler AE, Forsström T**, von Numers M, Vesakoski O. 2013. The North American mud crab Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould 1841) in newly colonized northern Baltic Sea: Distribution and population demography. Aquatic Invasions 8 (1): 89-96.

Fowler AE, McLay CL. 2013. Early stages of a New Zealand invasion by Charybdis japonica (A. Milne-Edwards, 1861) (Brachyura: Portunidae) from Asia: Population demography. Journal of Crustacean Biology 33 (2): 224-234.

Fowler AE, Gerner NV**, Sewell MA. 2011. Temperature and salinity tolerances of stage 1 zoeae predict possible range expansion of an introduced portunid crab, Charybdis japonica, in New Zealand. Biological Invasions 13:691-699.

Canning-Clode J, Fowler AE, Byers JE, Carlton JT, Ruiz GM. 2011. ‘Caribbean Creep’ Chills Out: Climate Change and Marine Invasive Species. PLoS ONE 6(12): e29657. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029657

Note: This publication was featured in Nature Climate Change 2: 75, February 2012 (

Simberloff D […], Fowler AE […]. 2011. Non-natives: 141 scientists object. (Response to Davis et al., “Don’t judge species on their origins”). Nature 475: 36.

Eastwood MM, Donahue MJ, Fowler AE. 2007. Reconstructing past biological invasions: Niche shifts in response to invasive predators and competitors. Biological Invasions 9: 297-307.


McClellan K**, Davis J, Childress M, Fowler AE. 2016. Assessing the South Carolina blue crab fishery in the face of climate variability and change: A state of the knowledge report. South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium. 63pp.

Brunson J, Kingsley-Smith P, Leffler J, Keppler B, Fowler AE, DeLancey L, Whitaker D. 2015. Research needs for the sustainable management of crustacean resources in the South Atlantic Bight. Technical report for South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium from workshop held April 9-10, 2014 at the SCDNR Marine Resources Research Institute in Charleston, SC.

Blakeslee AMH, Fowler AE, Keough C. 2013. Marine invasions and parasite escape: Updates and new perspectives. In Advances in Marine Biology Vol 66 (M. Lesser, ed.), pp. 87-170, Academic Press, Oxford, UK.

Blakeslee AMH, Fowler AE. 2012. Aquatic introductions and genetic founder effects: How do parasites compare to hosts? In: Analysis of Genetic Variation in Animals (M. Caliskan, ed.). InTech, Rijeka, Croatia (ISBN 978-953-51-0093-5).

Fowler AE. 2011. Biological and ecological attributes of a population of the invasive Asian paddle crab, Charybdis japonica, in Northeastern New Zealand. Ph.D. diss., University of Auckland, New Zealand.